High School Partnerships

There are a lot of great reasons to consider taking college classes while you’re still in high school. Want to save time and money? Taking college classes while in high school can save you both time and money! Thinking about heading into the workforce after high school? Taking college classes now could prepare you for the job market and may help you decide if more school is right for you.

If you’re interested in a head start on your college degree, Blackhawk has options for you.

High School Articulation

High school students have the opportunity to earn technical college credit while enrolled in high school, saving students (and parents) time and money while giving students a head start on their college degree. Articulation provides a smooth transition from high school to postsecondary education without the duplication of coursework.

Blackhawk Technical College and high schools in Rock and Green Counties provide opportunities for high school students to earn college credit through advanced standing or transcripted credit articulation agreements.

Advanced Standing

High school students receive transfer credit for high school courses with an advanced standing agreement after they are enrolled at Blackhawk. A student will receive credit if the student’s final high school transcript shows the student received a final grade of B or better. This credit is entered in as non-graded transfer credit, meaning the student will not receive a grade but will receive credits and not have to repeat the class at Blackhawk.  Advanced standing classes may be accepted at other institutions; whether or not students receive credit is determined by each individual receiving institution.

Transcripted Credit

High school students receive Blackhawk Technical College credit for courses taken at their high school. These courses are taught by high school instructors who are also adjunct faculty for Blackhawk.

High school students receive Blackhawk Technical College credit for high school courses with a transcripted credit agreement and will have a Blackhawk Technical College transcript with college credits and grades before they graduate from high school. Students are advised to check with their high school counselor or the Blackhawk Early College Specialist at (608) 757-6983 for articulation opportunities in their high school.

Start College Now - College Credit for HS Students

Take college courses at Blackhawk while still in high school! This is a good way to get a head start on earning college credit and still earn credits for your high school diploma.

Start College Now eligibility requirements:

  • You must be enrolled at a public high school and have completed 10th grade.
  • You do not have a history of disciplinary problems.
  • You are in good academic standing and meet course entry requirements.
  • You have the written approval of your parent or guardian.
  • You must notify your school district by March 1 for fall enrollment and October 1 for spring enrollment.

For more information about available options at your high school, please contact your high school counselor. You may also visit https://blackhawk.edu/Programs-Classes/Start-College-in-High-School.