High School Completion

instructor helping student in lab

(formerly the School of PreCollege)

  • Basic skills/college prep instruction designed to bring students up to the 12th-grade level in math, English, computer skills, the sciences and more. Many classes are offered through local Community-Based Organizations.
  • A comprehensive Adult High School with a full range of academic, occupational/technical classes and student support services. High school classes are also offered online.
  • General Educational Development Tests (GED) and High School Equivalency Diploma assistance and testing. These are also offered online.
  • English as a Second Language classes for those who need to learn English or improve their English-language skills. 
  • The Office of Bilingual Education works with students whose first language is not English and with students who are fluent in English and Spanish or Hmong. We offer courses to help students improve their English skills and obtain their GED certificate in Spanish. We also offer bilingual occupational programs and transitional assistance into bilingual college-level degree and diploma programs. 
  • The Right Path Program provides young adults, ages 18 to 25, who have dropped out of high school and have a parent who is incarcerated or on parole or probation, the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or GED at MATC. The program is currently limited to 25 participants.
  • MATC 5.09 High School Completion Option Program
    This competency-based high school completion option is designed to be completed in two semesters and awards a Wisconsin HSED. In addition, students will have the opportunity to waive courses based on prior learning (test out options, high school credits).
  • Bridge to Pathway Programs
    Bridge programs offer an opportunity for students to enroll in Program courses with academic
    support while enrolled in Adult High School or GED courses.
  • MATC Emerging Scholars serves Milwaukee Public Schools students who are at-risk of graduating high school and are seeking an alternative option to obtain an MPS high school diploma.
Total required credits vary by program and are defined on each program page. Programs requiring over 60 credits are usually the result of specialized accreditation or WTCS  general education requirements.