Start College Now

Eleventh and twelfth grade students may participate in the Start College Now (SCN) and enroll at institutions of the Wisconsin Technical College to take courses which lead to credit granted toward high school graduation.

The Board of Education is responsible for the costs of 11th and 12th grade students attending technical colleges under the Start College Now program only if the course is taken for high school credit and the course is not comparable to a course offered in the Lodi Community School District. Courses taken at a technical college may be taken at school district cost under conditions established by statute.

The Board of Education will limit the credits for which the district will pay at technical colleges under Start College Now to 18 credits per student.

If a pupil received a failing grade or fails to complete a Start College Now course for which the Board of Education has made payment, the Board of Education will request reimbursement from the student/family. If the student/family fails to provide reimbursement for the dropped or failed courses(s) the student will no longer be eligible for participation in the Start College Now program. Seniors will not receive their diploma until reimbursement is made.

Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian and student. State reimbursement may be available through direct application by the parent/guardian or student to the Department of Public Instruction.

Legal Ref.: Section 118.55 Wisconsin Statutes PI40 Wisconsin Administrative Code

For more information on the Wisconsin Technical College System's Start College Now, visit this link.  The link includes program information, application instructions, and the program application.

If you have questions, please contact the counseling office.

Applications for the Start College Now program are due to the Counseling Office by: Fall Semester Course ~ March 1; Spring Semester Course ~ October 1.  This is a state funded program, therefore these are firm dates and late applications will not be accepted.

State Legislation
Start College Now Application
Start College Now/Early College Credit Comparison Chart

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Lodi High School has a partnership with Madison College - Portage Campus for our students to participate in the Certified Nursing Assistant class. All guidelines for applying are the same as described above for the Start College Now program. However, Lodi School District does not cover the expenses for required clothing for labs (scrubs) or the optional certification test upon completion of the course. Please see the links below for more information about the Madison College CNA Program and required medical information needed for registration of the CNA course.

Madison College CNA Program
Nursing Program Health Requirements Checklist
Nursing Program Registration Checklist



Last Updated: 8/26/2021