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Badger Precollege Classes

Think like a Badger. Badger Precollege offers in-person and online programs in humanities, music, business, psychology, government, STEM, college prep and more — all designed to help students in grades 1–12 find their passion, meet new friends and explore their future.

Use the search filters to find the class, program or workshop that matches your interests.

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Acting Up: Curtain Call

This course explores theater and writing in a high-paced environment in order to help develop your skills as a writer and an effective member of an ensemble. After exploring new acting techniques, the class will culminate in a virtual presentation using different topics and skills learned in the course.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 16–29, 2024
    Early bird tuition: $2,850
    Regular tuition: $3,000
    Application fee: $75
    In-person

Building with Vex Robotics

Design and build robots, then test them against each other in challenging games. Using math, science, and technology, students will determine what factors need to be considered to create a competitive robot. Design, test, evaluate and operate a robot built from the Vex Robotics Design System.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 16–29, 2024
    Early bird tuition: $2,850
    Regular tuition: $3,000
    Application fee: $75
    In-person

Engineering Design Challenges

In this class, you will dive into the blueprints of structural engineering and design. You will be asked to design and create models based on creative parameters and specifications. As a team, you will take on and propose solutions to real-world design challenges.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 16–29, 2024
    Early bird tuition: $2,850
    Regular tuition: $3,000
    Application fee: $75
    In-person

Everyday Chemistry

This hands-on, lab-based class will help you scientifically explain your chemistry successes and disasters. You will be introduced to the essential molecules in food, water, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and oils, and learn how they interact with each other.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 16–29, 2024
    Early bird tuition: $2,850
    Regular tuition: $3,000
    Application fee: $75
    In-person

Forensic Science

Collect and analyze evidence from crime scenes and use logical thought processes and scientific inquiry skills to interpret evidence and explain crimes. Learn to interpret evidence such as fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, impression analysis, forensic entomology and anthropology.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 16–29, 2024
    Early bird tuition: $2,850
    Regular tuition: $3,000
    Application fee: $75
    In-person

Game Design: Introduction to Programming

In this class, you will have the opportunity to build a character from scratch as well as code brand-new interactions with an environment. You will learn about essential processes in game development and experiment with coding to generate characters with unique powers.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 16–29, 2024
    Early bird tuition: $2,850
    Regular tuition: $3,000
    Application fee: $75
    In-person

Human Body Systems

Did you know that in 30 minutes, the human body gives off enough heat to boil a gallon of water? The human body is a complex machine made up of systems that keep us active and alive. In this class, you will take a closer look at the main systems of the human body and their important functions.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 16–29, 2024
    Early bird tuition: $2,850
    Regular tuition: $3,000
    Application fee: $75
    In-person

Law 101

Law 101 is an introduction to the law and the legal system in contemporary American society. Using the case study method, we'll analyze individual rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and as interpreted by the courts. We also examine the two major branches of the law: criminal and civil.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 16–29, 2024
    Early bird tuition: $2,850
    Regular tuition: $3,000
    Application fee: $75
    In-person

Mysteries of the Mind

If you've ever wondered why your brain does what it does, this class is for you! We'll cover topics like motivation and emotions, learning and forgetting, intelligence and personality, and social behavior. You'll have the opportunity to apply it to your own life through a final research project.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 16–29, 2024
    Early bird tuition: $2,850
    Regular tuition: $3,000
    Application fee: $75
    In-person

Writing, Creatively

Explore your creativity and discover what it takes to be a compelling writer. This class is designed for avid readers and writers who read well above grade level and are serious about improving their skills and preparing for high school writing.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 16–29, 2024
    Early bird tuition: $2,850
    Regular tuition: $3,000
    Application fee: $75
    In-person