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In today’s global economy, students must be well-prepared for the demands of college and the workplace. We support the development of a wide array of post-secondary options for high schools.

Post-secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level courses. With traditional PSEO, these courses are generally offered on the campus of the post-secondary institution; some courses are offered online.

In Minnesota, concurrent enrollment courses are college courses offered at the high school, usually taught by a trained high school teacher. These are offered in partnership with a college or university. Students who successfully complete these courses generate both high school and transcripted college credit from the partnering postsecondary institution. Many people refer to these courses as College in the High School. There is no cost to the student to participate in these courses.

Advanced Placement (AP) is a College Board program that offers Minnesota high school students the opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses and the potential to earn college credit while in high school. Students engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.

Articulated college credit classes allow students to earn technical or community college credits in grade 10, 11 and 12. Courses are offered at the high school and taught by a trained high school teacher. There is no cost to the student to participate in these courses.