Rising Phoenix Mishicot High School
A New Kind of
Get a head start on college while in high school.
The Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program is an innovative collaboration between UW-Green Bay and Mishicot Public School District to provide promising high school students an opportunity to get a head start on college by earning their high school diploma and a two-year Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree.
Many students and their families have questions about Rising Phoenix. We share the answers to the most common questions we receive. Check out our FAQs for Students page. If you need to share this information in Spanish or another language, please use Google Translate.
Student Success Coach
Students will work individually and consistently with a Student Success Coach and school counselor. They will provide academic and social-emotional support and advise on course selection, major/career exploration, and transition planning upon graduation.
Cost will be shared between families and the Mishicot School District.
Flexible class schedules will be developed in order to fit individual student needs, allowing for students to continue to engage in extra-curricular activities. Students will be enrolled in college courses at their high school, online and/or in-person at UW-Green Bay, pending proximity to a campus.
Students will learn and grow together, such as enrolling in the same First Year Seminar course and participating in an optional peer mentor program.
UW-Green Bay’s Accessibility Services Office will help students with a documented disability (IEP, 504), with academic accommodations.
Through the program, students will concurrently fulfill their high school graduation requirements and UW-Green Bay’s Associate of Arts and Sciences degree requirements at the same time.
Join us for a Zoom or in-person session.
Students, parents/guardians and school staff are invited to learn more about how the program works and discuss the program’s benefits to determine if it is a fit for the student. We are offering both virtual and in-person options. Join us!
Upcoming Information Sessions
Wednesday, January 31
Mishicot High School
Tuesday, February 6
About the AAS Degree
An Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) Degree requires students to complete 60 college credits that include general education courses and an area of emphasis. With an AAS degree, you have essentially completed the first two years of a bachelor’s degree! You can either continue with UW-Green Bay or transfer to another 4-year college or university where your general education requirements will likely be completed. Students are also able to jump right into the workforce with an AAS degree. Learn more about the AAS Degree.
Cost will be shared between families and Mishicot School District.
Let's Talk Costs (or Cost Savings)!
Rising Phoenix students may take a variety of courses at a reduced tuition rate through UW-Green Bay in pursuit of the Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree. The funding that is provided by the school district and/or third party varies by program.
|Per Credit Costs
|Early College Credit Program (ECCP)*
|State legislated program - Students take UWGB courses on campus or online with other college students. School may apply for a 25% reimbursement from the State if they are covering the costs.
|$112.36 per credit + textbook costs
*ECCP courses are part of the tuition plateau
|College Credit in High School (CCIHS)
|Concurrent Enrollment - Courses taught at the high school by high school teachers approved as UWGB instructors. Not available at all high schools.
|$105.00 per credit + textbook costs
|Dual Enrollment Access Academy
|Online courses taught by UW-Green Bay instructors, open only to high school students.
|$200.00 per credit + textbook costs
* Per state legislation, school districts cover a minimum of 18 ECCP credits per eligible student. The Associate of Arts & Sciences Degree requires a total of 60 credits. Students average 12-15 credits in fall and spring, 3 credits during January interim, and 3-6 credits in summer. Additional costs may include course supplies, student ID, parking permit for Green Bay campus, and college transcripts.
Students apply as sophomores and are enrolled in the program as juniors and seniors.
UW-Green Bay will facilitate a holistic admissions process, assessing students individually based on academic and personal backgrounds. We are looking for students who have shown the maturity, academic readiness, and a genuine desire to succeed in college. Rising Phoenix is designed to support students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
Students must meet the following requirements:
- Currently enrolled in 10th Grade at Mishicot High School
- 3.0 GPA average or above will be encouraged, although not required
- Demonstration of academic excellence or college readiness
- School attendance
- Recommendations by high school teachers and school counselors
- Expression of interest in an early college opportunity
Below are the steps students take towards admission and enrollment into the Rising Phoenix Program.
The Rising Phoenix application is now open.
The priority application deadline is March 20, 2024.
1. Student Application
Complete the online application by clicking the "apply now" button below! An essay, student and parent/guardian expectations and FERPA forms are required.
We recommend preparing your essay before completing the application. Please address all 3 of these prompts within your essay (1.5-3 pages in length, double spaced):
- Why are you interested in participating in the Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program?
- Tell your story about a time when you overcame a significant or personal challenge. Explain the details of the situation and how you handled and worked through things, as well as what you learned from the experience.
- As a Rising Phoenix student, you will take college-level coursework at your high school, online, and/or on one of the UW-Green Bay campuses in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette, or Sheboygan. How will you utilize social and academic resources and support during your journey? Please be specific. If you need some help with where to start, see example responses.
2. Teacher Recommendations
Teachers submit recommendations online by clicking the button below! Two recommendations are required, one in a core subject area (English/language arts, math, social studies, science).
3. Student Transcripts & Attendance Record
Email high school transcript and attendance record to firstname.lastname@example.org. School counselor or district staff member provides documents to review committee.
The priority application deadline is March 20, 2024.*
* If space allows, we will accept applications on a rolling basis beyond this date.
Students are notified of admissions decisions by early April 2024.
Example Junior Year Student Schedule
All students will be required to take First Year Seminar, Writing Foundations, English and either Algebra 2 or a college math course within their first semester of the program. All juniors will be required to remain at the high school for all coursework including online courses and study halls.
|1B First Year Seminar for Rising Phoenix (once per week)
|Writing Foundations 100 - CCIHS
|Algebra 2 or College Math Course
|PSYCH 102 - Intro to Psych (online on all other days)
|ENGLISH 104 - CCIHS
|Algebra 2 or College Math Course
|1B Sound Wave or Study Hall
|CHEM 211/213 - CCIHS
|COMM 166 - CCIHS
|POL SCI 101 (online course alongside another online course)
|HISTORY 206 - CCIHS