Students at Union Grove Union High School saved $290,739.66 in tuition through transcripted credit courses during the 2021-22 school year. This figure ranks UGHS second highest among all of the schools in Racine County. Transcripted credit courses are dual credit courses earning both high school and college credits. The courses are taught by high school teachers who are vetted and approved as college adjunct faculty. The students are registered college students and receive a transcript from Gateway Technical College.
"This is a tremendous savings and benefit for our students and career pathways," says Travis Wetzel, the Career & Technical Education Coordinator for UGHS. "Opportunities like this are part of what makes our CTE programs strong. Our dedicated teachers are to thank!" Wetzel adds.
This school year, UGHS has increased articulation agreements to offer additional dual credit courses. This savings amount is anticipated to continue to grow.
Pictured in photo (left to right): Bryan Albrecht, Gateway Technical College President; Travis Wetzel, Union Grove Union High School CTE Coordinator; John Thibodeau Gateway Technical College Provost.