Youth Options for Institution of Higher Education (IHE)

for Institution of Higher Education (IHE)

Youth Options for Institution of Higher Education (IHE)

  1. (IHEs include an institution within the University of Wisconsin System, a private nonprofit institution, a technical college in Wisconsin or a tribally controlled college.)
    1. Intent of Youth Options: Students may enroll in an Institution of Higher Education (IHE) or may enroll in a technical college for the purpose of taking one or more nonsectarian courses at the institution of higher education. Students who have earned enough credits to reach junior (10 plus physical education credits) or senior (15 plus physical education credits) standing are eligible for Youth Options courses.
    2. Tuition: The School Board is responsible for the cost of tuition if the course is approved for either high school or for high school and post-secondary credit and the course is not comparable to a course offered in the school district. Students approved to enroll for post-secondary credit only are responsible for tuition and fees for post-secondary courses.
    3. Schedule of Youth Options: Youth options courses may be taken during or after regular school hours and during the summer, if available. Summer post-secondary classes are taken at the option of the student; the School District of Janesville is not responsible for tuition payments.
    4. Credits: No more than the equivalent of 18 credits of post-secondary academic work will be paid for by the School District of Janesville.
    5. Admission Criteria: Students participating in Youth Options shall comply with the institutions admission criteria for post-secondary courses under this program as well as any other application or information disclosures required by the IHE. Students must meet reimbursement or fee cancellation policies established by the IHE.
    6. Attendance: The parent/guardian of a youth options education student shall be responsible for their student’s compliance with compulsory attendance requirements as per District policy.
    7. Admission by the IHE: Admission to the IHE is based on space available.
    8. Failing or Uncompleted Course: If a pupil receives a failing grade or fails to complete a course for which the school board has made payment, the pupil’s parent or guardian, or the pupil if he or she is an adult, must reimburse the school board upon the school board’s request. If a school board has requested reimbursement and has not been reimbursed, the pupil is ineligible to participate further in the Youth Options program.
    9. Appeals: The decision of the School Board may be appealed regarding satisfaction of high school graduation requirements or the umber of high school credits to be awarded to the State Superintendent, Department of Public Instruction, within 30 days after the decision as specified under PI 40.08. For detailed information on the appeal process, please contact the Director of Instructional Services.
  2. Youth Options - School Board and Institution of Higher Education (IHE)/Technical College Responsibility
    1. The IHE notifies the school district to verify enrollment 30 days after beginning the course.
    2. The student taking technical college education courses for high school credit will be responsible for payment of equipment associated with the course which becomes the property of the student, such as tools, calculator, instruments and computers.
    3. Thirty (30) days after the end of the semester in which the student was enrolled in an IHE education course, the School Board shall pay the IHE on behalf of the student. The following criteria applies:
      1. Institution of Higher Education – actual tuition, course fees, books and other necessary materials directly related to the course. If the District pays for the text, the books are surrendered to the district upon completion of the course.
      2. Private Institution of Higher Education – the lesser of the following applies: The lesser of the actual tuition cost, fees, books and other necessary materials which is specified under Wisconsin Statute 118.55(5)(c)2.
    4. Upon verification, the student/parent may request transportation reimbursement through the Department of Public Instruction. This would cover the cost of transporting the student between the high school and the IHE if the parent/guardian is unable to pay the cost of such transportation. For further information about the transportation option, please contact the Director of Instructional Services.
    5. As specified in the statute, the District must annually notify all parents of 9th, 10th and 11th grade students of Youth Options by October 1st.
  3. Youth Options Student/Parent Responsibility
  4. Procedural Requirements:

    1. The student must submit the IHE/technical college application to the appropriate IHE in the semester prior to the one the student plans to attend. The student must indicate whether the credit will be for high school and post-secondary credit or for post-secondary credit only. Application for admission to the IHE/technical college may be obtained from either the Craig or Parker High School Guidance Office or the IHE/technical college Admission Office.
    2. The student is to notify the Board of Education, in writing, and complete the Youth Options Program Plan and checklist through his/her high school principal of his/her intention of enrolling in an IHE no later than March 1 for the fall semester, no later than October 1 for the spring semester. The student’s letter of intent must be attached to the written notice of admission to the IHE.
    3. The Director of Instructional Services shall notify the student in writing of its determination before the end of the semester in which it received notice, i.e., no later than May 15 for fall semester enrollment, November 15 for spring semester enrollment.