The Global Scholars Program

ABOUT THE Global Scholars Program

All students at Oconomowoc High School (OHS) are invited to participate in The Global Scholars Program. This program encourages students to enroll in classes with global content in the arts, sciences, and humanities to prepare globally competent students who are career-ready.

The program requires four components: curriculum, cultural literacy, co-curricular/ schools 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 by their maturity and deep understanding of the world and global issues when competing in the college admissions process and the workplace.

Global Scholars Program 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 an international perspective

Component 2: Cultural Literacy

  • Independent reviews/reflection on at least eight (8) works of 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.


  • IB Economics    
  • International Trade
  • AP World History
  • Sociology 
  • IB Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science   
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • IB English
  • IB Visual Arts 
  • IB Personal and Professional Skills     
  • Prep World History
  • AP Human Geography
  • IB Biology
  • IB Physics
  • Spanish
  • French
  • World Literature
  • IB Theatre       
  • IB History of the Americas    
  • IB Theory of Knowledge
  • AP Art History
  • AP Studio Arts
  • Current Affairs
  • AP World Lit and Comp
  • IB Music
  • IB Math



  • German American Partnership Program (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 Language Days


Oconomowoc High School
641 East Forest
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Nondiscrimination: The Oconomowoc Area School District provides assurance that no student is discriminated against because of the student's sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability.
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