Global Scholar Program Requirement Deadline Arrives


Global Capstone and Global Seminar are two classes available at Arrowhead High School. Once a student has completed these two classes and met all of the necessary requirements, they are eligible to receive their Wisconsin Certificate of Global Competency. 


The Global Scholars Program is run by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The Department of Instruction website says, “Wisconsin’s Global Scholars Program is designed to improve global learning across the curriculum in an effort to prepare all students to be workforce-, world-, and life-ready with global competence.” 


The requirements for the certificate include 20 hours of community service, 12 essays, 3.0 grade average in pathway courses, participation in four or more extracurricular activities, and four years of participation in a world language.


The deadline for these requirements was April 21st, 2023. 


Eligible seniors from Arrowhead’s Global Program include Grace Bonk, Anne Kredell, Kate Sprinkman, Sophia Markowski, Onesti Ekholm, and Courtney Weston. 


Classes that are considered pathway courses available at Arrowhead include world language, both Environmental Biology classes, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature, American Problems (Domestic and Foreign), and many more. These pathway courses are required in order to ensure that students learn more about the world outside of Wisconsin. 


In Global Capstone, students were expected to create a passion project with the goal of improving their community. Students also must create a 40 minute presentation detailing the extent of the issue in the state of Wisconsin and how they plan to solve it.


Sprinkman says “My senior year project focused on helping women and children living in poverty. I volunteered at Lake Country Caring.”


According to the Department of Public Instruction, “[The Certificate of Global Competency] credential serves as a college, career, and community readiness talent marker recognizing students’ language, intercultural and global competence.” 


Sprinkman would recommend the Global Scholar program to Arrowhead Students. “I would recommend it because I think the amount of organization and independence needed to be successful in this program is good preparation for college.”


Students interested in gaining their Certificate of Global Competency should discuss participation with their school counselor and review the requirements.  Questions can be directed at the lead teacher for the program Heather Williams.