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East Troy High School GEAC

The Wisconsin Global Education Achievement Certificate (GEAC) is offered to graduating high school students who demonstrate a strong interest in global citizenship by successfully completing a global education curriculum and engaging in co-curricular activities and experiences that foster the development of global competencies. 

The Wisconsin Global Education Achievement Certificate supports student literacy as defined by the Common Core State Standards and provides a pathway for 21st Century Skills. 


  • focuses on and validates global education learning opportunities.
  • encourages students to enroll in classes with global content in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
  • prepares globally competent students who are career ready in Wisconsin and beyond. 

The Need:

  • In today’s global marketplace, it is in the long-term economic, social, and democratic interests of the United States, the State of Wisconsin, and local communities to educate a globally competent citizen, by emphasizing the global character of disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies in the school curriculum and by encouraging and facilitating international connections in the community, state, and beyond.
  • It is in the individual interest of every student to seek out and take advantage of global learning opportunities for reasons of career advancement, civic engagement, and personal development and enrichment.
  • Schools currently offer a variety of classes with global elements, from world languages and social studies to arts and music, as well as the sciences. While the expansion of curriculum and course opportunities would be welcome and beneficial, schools can advance global education with existing resources and structures by cultivating school cultures that emphasize these opportunities and by engaging in ongoing efforts to ensure that students, parents, teachers, school administrators, school boards, and the general public fully recognize the value of global learning and its essential place in a well-rounded contemporary education. 

The Benefits:

  • Students recognize the value of and emphasize the global aspects of their education.
  • It serves as a selection considering for colleges and universities.
  • It serves as a hiring consideration for employers.
  • Students receive “Global Scholar” recognition on their high school transcript. 
  • Students are given a special seal on their diploma and a certificate from the DPI.
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Global Scholars:

  • are globally competent individuals who are aware, curious, and interested in learning about the world and how it works.
  • can use the big ideas, methods, and languages that are central to any discipline (mathematics, literature, history, science, and the arts) to engage the pressing issues of our time.
  • deploy and develop this expertise as they investigate such issues, recognizing multiple perspectives, communicating their views effectively, and taking action to improve conditions.
The Requirements:

Students choosing to participate in the GEAC program must complete the following:

  • Four years of a World Language
  • Four credits of coursework with a global focus
  • Create at least eight reflections on international/culture events or media
  • Attend four cultural events
  • Participate in a Global Service Project (20 hours minimum) 

Courses offered at ETHS:

Social Studies: Economics, AP Human Geography, World History, CPS, Sociology, Current Issues
Art: Advanced Art, Art Foundations, Basic Art, Fine Art: Drawing, Fine Art: Survey, Fine Art: Painting
Science: Ecology
English: Accelerated Freshman English, Sophomore/ Accelerated Sophomore English, AP Literature and Composition
Music: Camerata and Concert Choir, Music Survey
World Language: Second language
Business: International Business, Introduction to Business Concepts
Family and Consumer Education: Family Foods and Society

More information can be found at
DelRae Felten at feldel@easttroy.k12.wi.us