Creating Pathways to Higher Education 

Our mission is to serve as a community resource to enrich the quality of life for students and our community by embracing the educational values of diversity, environmental sustainability and engaged citizenship. We believe that education provides the basis for individual capacity, economic viability and social equity.  

We are focused on creating pathways to higher education in two key ways.

  • Developing opportunities for high school students to earn college credit.
  • Connecting UW-Green Bay with partners to expand student opportunities and K-12 programming.

Meagan Strehlow, Director of K-12 Relations and Community Relations, appeared on Local 5 Live to highlight K-12 programs, designed to close the achievement gap and jumpstart students' postsecondary education. Watch

Our programs aim to uphold the idea of 'the educated person' : someone guided by a love of learning, a commitment to inquiry, and who is an active citizen, providing service to the community. 

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College Credit in High School

College Credit in High School (CCIHS) is a dual enrollment program that makes it possible for students to take college-level courses in their high school, taught by a high school teach accredited with UW-Green Bay. We work with 200+ schools throughout Wisconsin. 

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Early College Credit Program

Our Early College Credit Program (ECCP) makes college classes available for high school students at any of our college campuses in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan, or online. 

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Dual Enrollment Academy

Dual Enrollment Academy offers high school students select classes for transcript credit in an online format. Courses are taught by university faculty and follow the high school's semester calendar.

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GEAR UP Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has partnered with the Department of Public Instruction to provide educational opportunities for students in the GEAR UP program. GEAR UP is designed to assist low-income students in grades 6-12 at target schools obtain a high school diploma and prepare for and achieve a postsecondary education.

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Rising Phoenix

Rising Phoenix is an innovative and collaborative program between the Manitowoc Public School District and the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, providing high students an opportunity to get a head start on college with a customized Early College Credit Program. 

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Summer Scholars

​The Summer Scholars Program gives high school students the opportunity to take a 4-week online college course July 13-August 9, 2020, while saving money on tuition. Students have the choice of three in-demand courses, which offer easy transferability. 

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Camps & Youth Programs

Creativity, learning and fun can now take place all-year long. Join us again virtually this spring. Students (and parents) can continue their passions, enhance their confidence, gain independence and a sense of identity by participating in virtual online camps and youth programs focused on STEAM, diversity, equality and inclusion, social justice, creativity and design.


If you have any questions or would like to talk with us about an existing or current program, please don't hesitate to reach out: