|English units (Std.)||4|
|Math units (Std.)||2|
Notes/Citation: Must include "instruction in the properties, processes, and symbols of arithmetic and elements of algebra, geometry, and statistics."
|Social studies units (Std.)||3|
Notes/Citation: Must include instruction in state and local government.
|Science units (Std.)||2|
Notes/Citation: Must include "instruction in the biological sciences and physical sciences." A student must be awarded science credit for each agriculture course the department of education has determined qualifies as science according to department-established criteria.
|P.E./Health units (Std.)||2|
Notes/Citation: Includes 1.5 units p.e. and .5 unit health. .5 unit in health education must be earned sometime in grades 7-12.
|Foreign language (Std.)||0|
|Electives units (Std.)||0|
|Other units (Std.)||0|
Notes/Citation: A local board may require students to "participate in community service activities" to earn a high school diploma.
|TOTAL # units (Std.)||13|
Notes/Citation: 13 units includes .5 unit of health education which must be earned sometime in grades 7-12. In addition to the 12.5 units set forth to be earned during grades 9-12, "the state superintendent encourages boards to require a minimum of 8.5 additional credits in vocational education, foreign languages, fine arts and other courses" (for a total of 21 units, or 21.5, including the health unit to be completed between grades 7-12).
|Other diploma options||State does not offer differentiated diploma pathways. State has policy on awarding proficiency-based credit.|
|Technical notes and citations (Std.)||Every local board must establish high school graduation criteria in addition to the state-level requirements; such criteria must include students' academic performance and teachers' recommendations.|
WIS. ADMIN. CODE § 18.03, WIS. STAT. § 118.33
|Planning and Counseling Requirement|
|State requires student to adopt learning plan (not including career pathway requirements)||No|
|Additional Coursework Options and Requirements|
|State has policy on early graduation||No|
|State has policy allowing students to meet coursework requirements through proficiency||Yes. A student who was enrolled in an alternative education program and who has not completed the state-specified unit requirements may receive a diploma if the local board determines that the student "has demonstrated a level of proficiency in the subjects" specified in statute "equivalent to that which he or she would have attained if he or she had" taken such courses.|
|Required coursework aligned with college entrance requirements||No|
|All high school students are required to declare a major/career pathway/career focus||No|
|Sources||Proficiency-based credit: WIS. STAT. § 118.33|
Alignment: High school graduation requirements: WIS. STAT. ANN. § 118.33, WIS. ADMIN. CODE § 18.03; College admissions requirements: ECS Postsecondary Governance Structures Database, University of Wisconsin System Regent Policy Document 72-11