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Wisconsin Global Education Achievement Certificate  (GEAC)

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

(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.

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 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



Examples of Globally Focused 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
  • Global Youth Summit
  • School- Related Service Learning Opportunities


  • PRIDE Period International Student Presentations
  • GATE Summer program for High School Students at UW- Milwaukee
  • EPals Exchange

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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