Partners in Education


he PIE program is a concurrent education program which provides a unique way to deliver rigorous curriculum to qualified high school students by allowing them to earn college credit while still fully engaged in the high school activities. By taking college credit in high school, students also set themselves apart by demonstrating that they can succeed in college classes.

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PIE at UW-Whitewater


The program also provides high schools and qualified teachers an opportunity to collaborate with university professors in their fields; this partnership helps both high schools and the university better prepare high school students for success in college.

Students who qualify for PIE apply for admission to UW-Whitewater.

How does PIE work at UW-Whitewater?

High school instructors are selected on the basis of criteria set up by each UW-Whitewater academic department; all require a master’s degree and significant graduate-level course work in the field of instruction as determined by the sponsoring department.

See the PIE Process Overview tab to see what is involved in implementing PIE in your high school.

Why is PIE Important?

  • Students are challenged with higher level thinking, reading, writing and problem solving.
  • The syllabus, assignments, and requirements for each course are identical to those taught on the UW-Whitewater campus.
  • Students are able to test their own skills in learning at the college level while in the supportive context of high school.
  • High school teachers and university instructors build a pathway for student successful transition to college.
  • Tuition for the PIE courses is currently about 1/3 of regular university tuition.
  • Students receive transcripted credit for any PIE courses taken that are transferable to other colleges and universities.

For more information contact

Linda Nortier - PIE Administrator/Education Outreach Coordinator. | 262-472-1050