The Wisconsin Covenant is a program to encourage high school students to prepare for college and a commitment to help them reach their dreams. Students who are freshmen in high school throughout the state of Wisconsin are encouraged to sign the Wisconsin Covenant Pledge. The goal of the Wisconsin Covenant is to make sure that every eighth grader understands that college is an option if he or she is willing to work hard during high school. The goals that students set by signing the Wisconsin Covenant Pledge will help them prepare for higher education.
Students who sign the Wisconsin Covenant Pledge promise to:
• Graduate from high school
• Maintain at least a B average
• Take classes in high school that will prepare them for college
• Be active in their community
Students who successfully fulfill the pledge will earn a place at a University of Wisconsin System institution, Wisconsin Technical College, or Wisconsin private college or university. If it is needed, a student can also expect to receive financial aid based on the family’s federally-defined financial need.
The Wisconsin Covenant is not a golden ticket of free tuition and automatic admission to any school a student wishes to attend. The Wisconsin Covenant is an opportunity for students to declare as they start high school that they want to attend college. In return, the Wisconsin Covenant Community will inform students of resources for academic support, opportunities to attend events on Wisconsin post-secondary campuses, and encouragement to keep students focused on their goal of succeeding in high school.
Please visit the Wisconsin Covenant website atwww.wisconsincovenant.wi.gov for more information.