Academic Excellence Program


Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation ( will enable UW-Whitewater to continue to serve approximately 60 Wisconsin students in the summer residential program and approximately 100 Wisconsin students in a complementary academic year program.

Knowing that education has the power to change lives for the better, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates helps millions of students pay for college and repay their student loans. Through Community Investments, Great Lakes leads initiatives and funds programs that help students from traditionally underserved backgrounds start and complete a two- or four-year degree or other credential. For additional information, visit


Students entering 9th through 12th grade by fall of the upcoming school year are eligible.


This program has a strong math and science focus and includes development of student research and presentation skills, scientific and technological inquiry, and examination of natural resources and sustainability.  Students will prepare for the ACT, complete college preparation classes in a wide variety of subjects, and review career options.


This program will include intensive instruction in math, writing, and science;  development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, researching academic journals, and developing academic writing skills to create college-level writing.

Enrichment components will engage students with speakers, workshops, field trips, and career information sessions to facilitate academic success.

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