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In today's global economy, students must be well-prepared for the demands of college and the workplace. Eveleth-Gilbert Senior High School provides support to assist students as they transition from middle school to high school and into an increasingly wide array of postsecondary options. Each of the options is described below.
 
For questions on any of these resources please contact:
Charles Pillsbury, Senior High School Counselor, , 218-744-7708
 
Concurrent Enrollment
Eveleth-Gilbert Senior High partners with Mesabi Range College, Lake Superior College, and Vermillion Community College to offer the following college credit courses to our high school students here. Students who successfully complete these courses generate both high school and college credit from the partnering postsecondary institution.
 
There is no cost to the student to participate in these courses, but there are entrance requirements. These courses provide high school students advanced skills today and greater flexibility when they enter the university setting full-time. That may include pursuing second majors and internships or studying abroad.
 
Eveleth-Gilbert Senior High offers the following Concurrent Enrollment Courses:
 
Mesabi Range College:
COLLEGE WRITING I CEP: ENGL 1511
COLLEGE WRITING II CEP: ENGL 1512
HAND AND POWER TOOLS – BUILDING TRADES ALI: CARP 1225
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN: DRFT 2246
BASIC MAINTENANCE WELDING AND CUTTING I ALI: IMT 1251
BASIC MAINTENANCE WELDING AND CUTTING II ALI: IMT 1252
INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE ALI: IMT 1237
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY CEP: CHEM 1511
FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS CEP: PHYS 1551
HUMAN BIOLOGY I CEP: BIOL 1545
HUMAN BIOLOGY II CEP: BIOL 2425
 
Lake Superior College:
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC BIOLOGY CEP: BIOL 1009
GENETICS CEP: BIOL 2210
 
Vermillion Community College:
TECHNICAL MATH ALI: GEOM 1165
PRE-CALCULUS CEP: MATH 1557
CALCULUS CEP: MATH 1561
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT CEP: POLS 1556
ECONOMICS CEP: POLS 1555
 
 
 

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own admissions requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders are eligible to enroll in PSEO on a more limited basis (see note below). Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. If a school district determines a pupil is not on track to graduate, she/he may continue to participate in PSEO on a term by term basis.

By March 1 of each year, or three weeks prior to the date a student registers for courses for the following school year, schools must provide PSEO information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families. To assist the district in planning, a student must inform the district by May 30 of each year of their intent to enroll in postsecondary courses during the following school year.

There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course; however, students may incur fees for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed, textbooks that are not returned to the postsecondary institution according to their policies, or for tuition costs if they do not notify the district by May 30 and the district does not waive this date requirement.

Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. For more information on these funds, access the PSEO Mileage Reimbursement Program Instructions.

Enrolling in a PSEO course does not prohibit a student from participating in activities sponsored by the high school.

School districts must allow a PSEO student reasonable access to the high school building, computers and/or other technology resources during regular school hours to participate in PSEO courses, whether on-line or on campus.

Each year, districts must publish their grade-weighting policy on their website, including a list of courses for which students can earn weighted grades.

All courses taken through the PSEO program must meet graduation requirements. Districts must transcript credits earned in PSEO by a ratio prescribed in statute. Districts have the authority to decide which subject area and standards the PSEO course meets. If there is a dispute between the district and the student regarding the number of credits granted for a particular course, the student may appeal the board's decision to the commissioner. The commissioner's decision regarding the number of credits will be final.

Postsecondary institutions are required to allow PSEO students to enroll in online courses consistent with the institution’s policy regarding postsecondary student enrollment in online courses.

Tenth-grade students may initially enroll in one Career and Technical Education (CTE) PSEO course if they receive a reading proficiency score of “meets” or “exceeds” on the 8th grade MCA. If 10th graders taking a CTE PSEO course earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional CTE PSEO courses. If the student did not take the MCA in 8th-grade, another reading assessment accepted by the enrolling postsecondary institution can be substituted. For students with disabilities, there is an alternative option to demonstrate reading proficiency.

For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.

 
 
 
 

Contact: Denise Berry