High School Dual Credit
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- CAPP Information
- CNA Information
- Future Teachers
- On-Campus Dual Credit Opportunities
- Graphic Design Academy
- Computer Science - MSOE
- WCTC Business Cohorts
The School District of Elmbrook provides an opportunity for students to concurrently earn high school and college course credits through UW-Oshkosh’s Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP).
WHAT IS CAPP?
CAPP is a dual credit program that provides college courses taught on our campus by Elmbrook educators, who are qualified adjunct professors of UW-Oshkosh. See the website for more information https://uwosh.edu/capp/
CAPP is the only concurrent enrollment program in Wisconsin accredited through the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) - a professional organization for high schools and colleges that fosters and supports rigorous concurrent enrollment to ensure the content and quality of college-level courses held on a high school campus.
The purposes of CAPP are to:
- Offer the opportunity for academically qualified students to test the rigor of university coursework.
- Offer a head start on college by providing an understanding of university-level expectations as well as academic credit, which will facilitate subsequent studies.
- Provide a gradual introduction and transition to university study and facilities.
There is no difference in the course work whether one is a CAPP student or not.
- Courses Offered
- Will my CAPP course credits transfer into my future college/university?
*pre-requisite course, AP score, or placement test required
- French V (Course 204)*
- German V (Course 204)*
- Spanish V (Course 204)*
- Spanish VI (Course 312)*
College Credits: A student can earn 5 academic college credits for achieving a grade of at least a D. However if a student achieves a grade of at least a B, students can receive credit for previously completed work. For example, a student who earns 5 credits for 4th-semester language will also earn 11 retroactive credits for 1st semester, 2nd semester, and 3rd semester. Consequently, a BCHS or BEHS student who achieves a grade of at least a B in a CAPP language can attend a University of Wisconsin school (or Minnesota school) and receive 16 total credits or 21 credits after completing Spanish VI. Chinese students receive 8 retro credits for a total of 13 credits.
PRE-REGISTER BY FOLLOWING THESE STEPS BY JULY 31 -
- Apply using this link: https://uwosh.edu/capp/students/apply/
- PDF of instructions to apply https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tkgA9_3FG4PYEqkGCJbWZ6onZAtGOr57/view?usp=sharing
- Please note that completing the online form is only 1/2 of the application process. If you do NOT do the online application now, the student can NOT enroll in the program later. However, by applying now, the student CAN decide NOT to take the course for college credits.
- Need help in understanding how the credit transfers to your desired 2 or 4 year institution? Use transferology.com or contact the University directly.
It is recommended to submit the online application in the summer and make the final decision for taking the course for credits when the course begins! Filling out the online portion is only half of the process. No commitment is required until the course begins.
Need help with your application?
The official UW Oshkosh deadline is July 31st and Dec 20th prior to the course. At the beginning of the semester (Spring and Fall), students will complete the official registration to enroll in CAPP. The application does not commit students to the college course credit. Registration and course drop deadlines can be found on the CAPP website uwosh.edu/capp/students/dropping-courses/
Colleges all have different policies on how they accept transfer credit. Students who take the CAPP course for college credit and earn a passing grade should make sure they send their final college transcripts to the college they attend after high school. It is also recommended that students keep their course syllabus and materials if they need to contest the transfer decisions of a university in the future. Use https://www.transferology.com/index.htm to help determine transferability of credits or contact your future college/university directly.
Certified Nursing Assistant Program
The Elmbrook School District has partnered with Gateway Technical College to provide Certified Nursing Assistant training. Students must be admitted, enrolled, and registered with Gateway when enrolled in CNA. The student is within the policies and rules of Gateway Technical College and their State-approved CNA program. Students have particular attendance, homework, and clinical requirements established by Gateway Technical College.
- Course Description
- CNA Course Request
- Course Offering
- Application to Gateway
- Background Check Expense Reimbursement
- Clinical Experience
- Course Expectations
The Nursing Assistant Limited-Term program prepares students for employment as nursing assistants. The program also prepares students for other health-related programs. During the 75-hour course, students will be required to demonstrate the following skills under the supervision of a licensed nurse: communication, basic nursing assistant and personal care skills, attention to client's rights, and care of clients with dementia. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recognizes the program as a nurse aide training program. Upon successfully completing the program, the student is eligible to take the Wisconsin Nursing Assistant competency evaluation for inclusion on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry and employment in nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, CBRF's, assisted living centers, and homes for the developmentally disabled. The course includes instruction, lab skills, and clinical.
Course requests through Start College Now are due October 1st for the Spring Semester and by March 1st for Fall and Summer. Links to submit requests will be live one month before the deadline.
Students can also select the course option in IC during course registration, however, a Start College Now course request form will also be required. Summer requests do not need to select CNA in IC Planner. Students can select in-person or blended. In-person classes will be held in the medical lab at Brookfield East High School. The blended option provides online instruction through a learning management system (Blackboard), but skills practice and clinical placements are required in person. Clinical placements will occur at a long-term care facility.
Use the Course Request Form and select “Gateway” as your institution.
- Semester = select either Summer, Fall or Spring
- Course Name = Nursing Assistant
- Course Number = 543-200
- Credits = 2
Students must be 16 years of age or older to enroll. Students who have not completed their sophomore year in high school will be asked to complete a reading and math placement test. Juniors and Seniors who do not have a 2.6 GPA or higher will also be required to take the placement tests.
Sections are created based on student enrollment. If the request is under 10 students, it may not run. Additionally, the section can be canceled if a minimum number of students do not successfully complete the application and enrollment process.
All Nursing Assistant classes will include a clinical site placement for the final 16 hours of the course. Please note, that students must purchase their medical document manager ($33) before going to clinical. Medical documents before the pandemic included: Full Tdap (Tetanus), Hep B, and flu during flu season. At this time, it is unknown if clinical partners will require a COVID vaccine and/or a negative COVID test for students. Medical waivers may be available depending on the policies of the clinical placement site.
The initial Criminal Background Check (CBC) with Background Information Disclosure (BID) - $52, and Medical Document Manager - $33 - are required for admission. The school district can reimburse these costs.
If a student chooses to take the course in person, we do our best to provide a van between schools Due to travel time, students may not arrive at the exact start of the course. Students who need transportation can notify Heather Brennan email@example.com. Students must provide their own transportation to their clinical experience which is held at a long-term care facility.
The course is offered based on students' requests, both blended and in person. Students can put their requests into the IC course planner for fall/spring requests.
LAUNCH students will be scheduled for a blended section and must attend skills training during in-school field trip days.
In-person sections have run first and second block and are held at BEHS. The number of students determines the sections.
The course calendar does not always align with the School District calendar but the time of the course will coincide with the block schedule. Students are not required to attend that block when Gateway schedules no class, unless indicated by the instructor.
Students must participate in clinical for two days at a long-term care facility. Students much achieve a minimum grade to participate in clinical.
After the school board has approved course requests, students will be notified via school email on the status of their requests and the application process with Gateway.
- Students must submit their request to the school board outlined in the Start College Now Process by completing the “Contract for Service Application” form. The form will be submitted to the school board for approval.
- After board approval, the students’ Gateway paperwork will be forwarded to Gateway Admissions along with student transcripts.
- The Gateway High School Partnerships office will email students and request that you complete the “Online Registration” form and “Online Application” for Nursing Assistant Technical Diploma.
- The Admissions office will send you directions on how to be officially admitted. Students must complete an application for a Criminal Background Check (CBC), and Background Information Disclosure (BID) and Medical Document Manager with Castlebranch. Students may also be required to take a reading placement test if they do not meet academic indicators for admissions. This step can often take several tries. Students are encouraged to start the process early. It isn’t uncommon for applications to initially be rejected because teens have no digital footprint or because forms have been completed incorrectly. Students must complete the forms with accuracy and thoroughness. Students will not be permitted to enroll in the course unless these steps are completed before the start of the course.
- Once admitted, students will receive information from the Dual Credit office to access their MyGateway account and email. Course information is included in Blackboard through Gateway. Students taking the virtual option for the course access the unit modules through Blackboard. Students must complete the registration form provided by Gateway.
Elmbrook will reimburse students/families for the cost of the background check and medical document manager that is required for Gateway enrollment. Students/families will pay the fee up-front and must submit a receipt showing the student name and payment method, and the name and address of the person being reimbursed.
Reimbursement claims for fall courses must be made by December 23rd. Reimbursement will be received during the second week of January. Claims for spring courses must be made by June 1st, to be received mid-June. Claims for summer courses must be made by September 1st, to be received in mid-September.
All Nursing Assistant classes participate in the clinical site placement for the final 16 hours of the course. Please note that students must purchase their medical document manager ($34.99) before going to clinical. Please note, that medical documents providing proof of vaccinations includes: Full Tdap (Tetanus), Hep B, flu and COVID. Medical waivers may be available depending on the policies of the clinical placement site.
In-person students can pick up their textbooks from the BEHS student services office. Students in blended sections can pick up their textbooks from their home school's student services office.
Students can keep loose-leaf printed copy of the text and must supply their own 1" 3-ring binder to hold the pages provided. The other two books must be returned to student services at the end of the course.
Students should review the syllabus provided by the instructor in great detail to understand the expectations of the course. Students must earn 78% on the course's classroom portion (tests and quizzes) to move to the clinical portion of the class. Students must also proficiently demonstrate all their lab skills to move forward to clinical. Clinical will take place in an assigned long-term care facility.
College courses are not run like high school courses. Late work is not accepted. Students will need to advocate for themselves and reach out proactively. Instructors will not reach out to you if you are lagging behind. Attendance is required as a part of the State-program requirements for hours. Students must proactively contact the instructor if class time is missed for illness or emergency. The hours required are set by the State, and students can not miss class.
Students have the opportunity to test for the State exam. The exam is independent of the course. Students qualify for the test by completing the course. Students will complete the skills portion of the testing in person (35 minutes), and the knowledge test will be completed online. More information about the test can be found HERE.
Testing location information can be found here https://wi.tmuniverse.com/
HERE is more information on the State Nursing Assistant Training Program.
- Your student’s high school counselor at BEHS or BCHS
- Amie Farley, Director of College, Career and Life
- Heather Brennan, Administrative Assistant for Career Based Learning & LAUNCH
(CNA application, admission process and books)
- Nicole Cadkin, Administrative Assistant in Teaching & Learning
(CNA costs reimbursement and district CNA approval paperwork)
The Future Teachers program is a great opportunity to become immersed in the field of education. The coursework and field experiences provide the perfect opportunity for students to determine if the teaching profession is the right path. Additionally, students will learn about the multiple professions in the field of education.
Important directions on how to apply for each of these opportunities are included HERE. Students must complete paperwork to take advantage of these opportunities. Important pre-requisite, deadline, and cost information are included in the link.
Students who do NOT want college credit for their courses should complete the course request for LAUNCH Future Teachers in IC and no paperwork is required. The year 1 courses only offer the option of no college credit.
Students will engage in the following course options:
Required paperwork checklist (details can be found here):
EDUC 1000: Educational Inquiry with Marquette University
- Marquette University non-degree application
EDUC 1001: Psychological Development with Marquette University
- Marquette Non-Degree Application (if you are a first time applicant)
- District ECCP approval form
SPED 205: Intro to Special Education with UW-Whitewater
- UW Whitewater PIE application form
- District ECCP approval form
EDUC 2001: Teaching Practice 1: Instructional Design and Teaching Models with Marquette University
- EDUC 1000 and EDUC 1001 are prerequisites
- District ECCP approval form
These courses are offered on our campus (either BEHS or BCHS). They are taught by Elmbrook instructors who have the credentials to become adjunct faculty at the University level. Earning college credit requires that students are admitted to the college/university offering the course, enroll, and satisfy the requirements for the course. Some courses require a minimum grade to earn credit and may include a reduced tuition cost. Students enrolled are under the policies and guidelines of the college/university. Students may enroll in the high school course and not receive college credit. Availability is based on instructor availability. Students should select the course in IC that indicates either CAPP or Dual Credit next to the title of the course. Students may request a transcript from the college/university for transfer to the student’s future destination, however, transferability can not be guaranteed. Students are encouraged to keep course materials for review of transferability once they arrive at college as an undergraduate student.
*CAPP is the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s dual credit program.
*Students need to apply to the University/College to earn college credit.
*Pre-requisite courses, AP score results, placement test results, or background checks may be required as part of the admissions process.
Art - WCTC (11th and 12th grade)
- Design Drawing and Color Theory
- Digital Illustration
- Image Editing/Photoshop
- Page Layout/InDesign
- Investment and Finance - CAPP
- Introduction to Business - CAPP
Education - Marquette
- Educational Inquiry I
English - CAPP
- Creative Writing
- Literature and Film
- Public Speaking
- College Writing 101
Healthcare - WCTC
- Culture of Healthcare
- Medical Terminology
- Calculus III - CAPP
- Pre-Calculus - CAPP
- Statistics and Data Analysis - CAPP
- Linear Algebra - PIE
PLTW-Biomedical and Engineering
- See the PLTW website for more information about college credit
Transportation & Logistics - WCTC
- Automotive Fundamentals B
- German V - CAPP
- French V - CAPP
- Mandarin Chinese 4 - Provider TBD
- Spanish V and VI - CAPP
- Latin 4 and 5 - University of MN (CIS)
- How will my AP test score transfer into the UW system?
- Will my college course transfer into my future college/university?
- How do I work on completing my first two years of college while in high school?
- What are CLEP Exams?
Colleges all have different policies on how they accept AP credit. Students can use the UW Help tool or see individual college websites to determine how the score will be used. Remember high school students can re-take exams each year. It isn’t uncommon for younger students to score a 3 or below. Many colleges do not accept this score and students should consider re-taking the exam while in high school to earn a higher score and potentially earn college credit.
College Board Search College Credit Search Tool
Colleges all have different policies on how they accept transfer credit. Students who take the dual credit course for college credit and earn a passing grade should make sure they send their final college transcripts to the college they attend after high school. It is also recommended that students keep their course syllabus and materials if they need to contest the transfer decisions of a University in the future.
Students can complete their Associate's degree or technical diploma at WCTC and have their tuition paid through the EXCELerate program and Start College Now. Some 2-year degrees will transfer to a 4-year college. Students who seek to maximize their college credits while in high school toward their bachelor’s degree can use dual credit, AP, and ECCP to develop a course plan for their first 2-years of a general studies degree.
Linked is a sample of UWM:
CLEP exams are a College Board product that allows students to earn credit at Universities for passing scores on their exams. Each university determines its own policy for what score provides an opportunity for credit.
The Elmbrook Graphic Design Academy provides the opportunity for students in grades 10-12 to earn dual credit for courses in the field of graphic design. Students have the option to take the courses all in one year or in two years.
Recommended to students interested in the following careers:
- Graphic Designer
- Creative Designer
- Production Artist
- Web Designer
Digital Production Certificate WCTC
4 required courses at BEHS:
Digital Illustration* (3 college credits) | Elmbrook Course #1122
Enhance your ability to draw on the computer with Adobe Illustrator. Create artwork for both print and web design projects using features such as brushes, perspective, and mesh. Learn the importance and proper use of layers as well as the pen tool. Apply coloring techniques using Industry Standards.
Page Layout/InDesign* (3 college credits) | Elmbrook Course #1172
Create documents that are typographically correct and constructed according to industry design standards in the Graphic Design program. Participate in interactive demonstrations, weekly reading, and projects. Integrate type and images, use tabs, manage layers, apply master pages and style sheets, and create complex tables and forms.
Image Editing/Photoshop* (3 college credits) | Elmbrook Course #1173
Learn to use Adobe Photoshop to create sophisticated graphics for print and the web. Describe, discuss and demonstrate the procedures for producing color files and documents of professional quality. Become acquainted with layers, channels, paths, masks, and other techniques that are used to create the highest quality graphic elements for electronic digital documents.
Design Drawing & Color Theory* (3 college credits) | Elmbrook Course #1170
Design Drawing and Color Theory will help the student develop basic freehand drawing skills while providing fundamental knowledge of color. Using different media, participants will study the concepts of the form: 1, 2, and 3-point perspective; proportion; line; value, and texture as well as evaluate color characteristics; and examine the colors used in compositions; illustrations; and rendered still life's. In addition, students explore how color is incorporated in drawings as they develop an understanding of color models: including RGB, CMYK, Pantone, Munsell, CIELab, and the Web.
1 required course at WCTC:
Integrated Digital Production (3 credits)
Develop brochures, flyers, posters, and other related publications using software applications such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and others. Follow accepted industry prepress standards to indicate bleeds, color, fold and trim marks, die lines, color bars, and other technical requirements that demonstrate mastery of page layout, illustration, and image editing. Create PDF files to Industry Standards for output to both offset and digital presses. Create Interactive PDFs for digital portfolios.
Prerequisites: (204-115 with a minimum grade of C or 204-113 with a minimum grade of C and 204-121 with a minimum grade of C and 204-131 with a minimum grade of C)
Add Course # 93054 to your Infinite Campus academic planner.
This course is taught on the WCTC campus and students will complete the Start College Now paperwork to enroll in the Spring semester prior to Oct 1st.
For more information about the program certification please see the WCTC website. This certificate is the first quarter of the requirements for an Associate Degree in Graphic Design.
MSOE Computer Science
- Fall 2023: CSC 1120 | Data Structures | 5 college credits
Elmbrook Course # 87106
Pre-requisite of 4+ on AP Exam for Comp Sci A
8:00am-8:50 am live lecture online via Microsoft Teams 3 days a week
7:30am-9:30am in-person lab session 1 day a week at Concurrency in Bishop Woods in Brookfield (IT firm)
- Spring 2024: SWE 2710 | Software Tools and Process | 4 credit college credits
Elmbrook Course #87252
Pre-requisite of CSC 1120
8:00am-8:50 am Mon through Fri live online with a mix of lectures, group work, and meetings with the professor
Windows, Mac, or Linux computer is needed.
Semesters run on the MSOE calendar (standard semester college schedule)
Program is dependent on enrollment
How to Enroll?
- Select the course in the IC course planner.
- Complete ECCP request.
Associate Degree in Business Management (cohort)
Taught during Blocks 1 and 2 for two years. Courses are taught either online or at WCTC. Students can complete an entire associate's Degree and their high school diploma. Courses are also available during the winter break. Classes run on the college calendar. Courses are eight weeks, and meet one day a week. Students take 2-3 classes each term. After the first year, students complete the Customer Service Specialist Technical Diploma. Juniors or Seniors are eligible for enrollment. The program is dependent on enrollment.
Associate Degree in Marketing (cohort)
Taught during Blocks 1 and 2 for two years. Courses are taught either online or at WCTC. Students can complete an entire associate's Degree and their high school diploma. Courses are also available during the winter break. Classes run on the college calendar. Courses are eight weeks, and meet one day a week. Students take 2-4 classes each term. Juniors or Seniors are eligible for enrollment. The program is dependent on enrollment
Specific course details can be found on the WCTC website.