Turbocharge with College Credit is a K-16 partnership between the Green Bay Area Public Schools, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay with a shared transformational vision to create a college going culture. It is an intentional effort by the partners to successfully transition high school graduates to postsecondary education by having them earn college credit towards a certificate, credential or degree upon graduation.
What are the goals of Turbocharge?
- Develop greater understanding between the PK-12 education system and higher education so that students are positioned to be successful at a post-secondary institution (technical college, 4-year college/university or military).
- Support all students with their Academic Career Plans so they graduate high school confident in pursuing their passions.
- Reduce financial barriers to post-secondary education for all students. One effort will be to support all students and their families in filling out the application for federal student aid for post-secondary education. In addition, all students will be encouraged to apply for at least one college scholarship.
- All students will apply to a post-secondary institution of higher education.
- All students will graduate with the equivalent of 15 college credits earned while in high school.
What are the benefits to students?
Turbocharge provides students with significant benefits which include cost savings by:
- entering post-secondary education with college credit reducing overall cost for college,
- assisting in the attainment of financial aid, and
- providing the rigor and coursework to ensure success at the post-secondary level.