• Advanced Learning Opportunities for High School Students 

    "How to earn college credit while enrolled in high school!"

    For students who have demonstrated strong interest and ability in specific areas, district 622 offers advanced learning through:

    •   Advanced and Honors courses (refer to high school registration materials)
    •   Advanced Placement (AP) courses
    •   Articulated courses
    •   College in the Schools (CIS) courses
    •   Concurrent Enrollment courses
    •   Post-secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

    The registration information pages on both the North and Tartan Web sites have suggested coursework for students with specific interests. Students are encouraged to meet with their counselor to determine which coursework best suits their interests.

    Advanced Placement

    The National College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) gives students an opportunity to take college-level courses and exams while they are still in high school. Through this program students may earn credit for high school courses; and, if they earn a grade of 3, 4, or 5 on the College Board test in May, they may also receive college credit for the equivalent course at more than 2900 colleges and universities that give credit for AP. Students can do this without having to leave their high school campus.

    AP Courses offered in ISD 622 include:

    (N = North, T = Tartan)

    • Biology (N)
    • Calculus AB (N, T)
    • Calculus BC (N, T)
    • Chemistry I (N, T)
    • Chemistry II (T)
    • Computer Science Principles (T)
    • Computer Science (N, T)
    • Environmental Science (N)
    • Human Geography (N, T)
    • Language and Composition (T)
    • Literature and Composition (T)
    • Macroeconomics (N)
    • Microeconomics (N)
    • Physics (N, T)
    • Psychology (N)
    • Statistics (N, T)
    • Studio Art 2-D (T)
    • Studio Art 3-D (T)
    • U. S. Government and Politics (N)
    • US History (N, T)
    • World History (N, T)

    Articulated Courses

    Juniors and seniors enrolled in specific courses in the Business, Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS), and Industrial Technology Departments may be eligible to earn college credit.  If students successfully complete the specified courses and enroll in at least one course at Century College after graduating from high school, they will receive credit for the specified courses completed while enrolled in District 622.  

    Articulated courses currently offered in ISD 622 include:  

    (N = North, T = Tartan)

    • Adobe InDesign and PowerPoint (T)
    • Advanced Word Processing (N, T)
    • Child Development II (N, T)
    • DECA (N, T)
    • Housing and Interior Design II (N, T)
    • Introduction to Word Processing (N, T)
    • Microsoft Office for College and Business (N, T)
    • Web Page Design (N, T)

    College in the Schools (CIS)

    College in the Schools (CIS) is a University of Minnesota (U of M) program which offers University courses in high schools. Student experience a faster pace and increased rigor of a U of M course and earn free college credits which are highly transferable.

    CIS courses currently offered in ISD 622 include:  

    (N = North, T = Tartan)

    • College Algebra Through Models A, B & C (N, T)
    • College Composition (N)
    • Communications and Public Speaking (N)
    • Exploring the Teaching Profession I (N, T)
    • Exploring the Teaching Profession II (N, T)
    • French 1003 (N, T)
    • French 1004 (N, T)
    • Intro to Literature (N)
    • Macroeconomics (T)
    • Math Modeling and Prediction (N, T)
    • Microeconomics (T)
    • Multivariable Calculus A, B & C (N, T)
    • Political Science (T)
    • Public Speaking (T)
    • Spanish 1003 (N, T)
    • Spanish 1004 (N, T)

    Concurrent Enrollment

    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.  District 622 students have several options for concurrent enrollment at Century College.

    Minnesota’s concurrent enrollment programs offer thousands of Minnesota students access to rigorous college courses in their high school buildings. Research shows that high school students who participate in an accelerated learning option, such as concurrent enrollment, benefit greatly from:

    •   Exposure to high expectations.
    •   Participation in challenging courses.
    •   The momentum gained by earning college credits while still in high school.

    Concurrent Enrollment courses currently offered in ISD 622 include:  

    (N = North, T = Tartan)

    • Algebra III (N, T)
    • College Algebra Through Models A, B & C (N, T)
    • Concert Band (T)
    • Introduction to Digital Fabrication (N, T)
    • Digital Fabrication:  Mechanical (N, T)
    • Digital Fabrication:  Electrical (N, T)

    Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

    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-level, 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 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 may take one career/technical PSEO course. If they earn at least a grade of C in that class, they may take additional PSEO courses  

    There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books, or fees for items that are required to participate in a course.  Students must meet the PSEO residence and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits as specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09.  If a school district determines a pupil is not on track to graduate, he/she may continue to participate in PSEO.  Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students.  Schools must provide information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families by March 1, every year.  Students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year.  

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