High School Options

Postsecondary Enrollment Option (PSEO)

The PSEO program allows high school juniors and seniors to take courses full or part-time at a liberal arts community or technical college, a university, non-profit degree granting trade school, or an accredited opportunities industrialization center in Minnesota for high school credit. Any public, nonpublic, home school or American Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant student classified as a 10th, 11th or 12th grader and accepted by a postsecondary institution may enroll either full or part-time in nonsectarian courses or programs at an eligible postsecondary institution. Students participating in cultural exchange programs are not eligible.

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Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP)

Concurrent Enrollment Program LogoConcurrent enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take college-credit bearing courses taught by college-approved high school teachers. It is a low-cost, scalable model for bringing accelerated courses to students in urban, suburban, and rural high schools. Students gain exposure to the academic challenges of college while in their supportive high school environment, earning transcripted college credit at the time they successfully pass the course.

Concurrent enrollment also facilitates close collaboration between high school teachers and college faculty that fosters alignment of secondary and postsecondary curriculum.

Sometimes called “dual credit,” “dual enrollment,” or “college in the high school,” concurrent enrollment partnerships differ from other models of dual enrollment because high school instructors teach the college courses.

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The Applied Learning Institute (ALI)

Applied Learning Institute LogoThe Applied Learning Institute (ALI) is funded through the legislature to offer college level, technical courses to high school juniors and seniors.The purpose of ALI is to allow high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore college level career and technical courses. Current courses offered, but not limited to, are: Medical Careers, Certified Nursing Assistant, Industrial Technology, & Carpentry.

High school juniors and seniors who are interested in learning about technical coursework at the college level. No minimum GPA or assessment testing is needed for this program. 

For more information, please visit: Applied Learning Institute

Upward Bound

Upward BoundTrue North Upward Bound, located at Mesabi Range College, provides support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their high school performance and ultimately in their post-secondary pursuits.

Upward Bound serves high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree (4 year degree); and high school students from families who meet federal income guidelines. The goal of Upward Bound is to assist participants in the completion of high school and enroll in and graduate from post-secondary institutions.

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