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Wisconsin Global Education Achievement Certificate  (GEAC)

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(Please refer to the OHS Course Guide for complete details.)

All students at OHS are invited to participate in the Wisconsin Global Education Achievement Certificate Program. This program focuses and validates the excellent global education learning opportunities already in place at OHS, encourages students to enroll in classes with global content in the arts, sciences, and humanities, and prepares globally competent students who are career ready. The program requires four components: curriculum, cultural literacy, co-curricular / school sponsored activities, and a service learning project, all of which must have a global focus. Students who participate in the certificate program will distinguish themselves from their peers in terms of their maturity and deep understanding of the world and global issues when competing in the college admissions process and in the workplace.

To learn more about the Global Education Achievement Certificate, contact  Danielle Chaussee

Global Education Certificate Requirements

Component 1:  Curriculum

  • World language coursework: At least 4 years/credits in a single world language (or the equivalent when this is not available)

  • Additional coursework: At least 4 credits of coursework with a global focus, which may include courses on:  

  • International economics, business, or marketing  

  • International or foreign affairs

  • World/non-U.S. history  

  • World geography  

  • Comparative cultures, religions  

  • Science, technology courses with global application/perspective  

  • Second world language (at least 1 year)  

  • Literature of another country, region, or culture  

  • Music, drama, and visual arts with international perspective

Component 2:  Cultural Literacy
  • Independent reviews/reflection on at least eight (8) worksof international/cultural media
    • Mandatory reflection on four (4) books
    • Reflections may include international/cultural media such as films, music, theater and art exhibitions
Component 3:  Activities with a Global Focus
  • Demonstrate interest in global citizenship through active participation and leadership in at least four (4) co-curricular and other school sponsored or endorsed activities in grades 9-12.
Component 4:  Community Service
  • Complete a global/cross-cultural public service project, involving at least twenty (20) hours of work, connected to a global community (different from his/her own) or to a global issue.

Classes at OHS that students can take for the Global Education Achievement Certificate (GEAC)
  • IB Economics    
  • International Trade
  • AP World History
  • Sociology 
  • IB Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • IB English
  • IB Visual Arts 


  • IB Approaches to Careers 
  • Prep World History
  • AP Human Geography
  • IB Biology
  • IB Physics
  • Spanish
  • French
  • World Literature
  • IB Theatre       



Globally Focused Extracurricular Activities Currently Offered at OHS
  • GAPP, AFS, Dietzenback Sister- City Exchange
  • French Trip
  • German, French and Spanish Honor Society
  • Fringe Fest
  • Concordia Language Village 
  • Spanish Service Learning Trips
  • International Club/AFS
  • Model UN, DECA
  • University World Lanuage Days


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