• Advanced Learning Opportunities for High School Students

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

    •     Advanced level courses
    •     Advanced Placement (AP) courses
    •     College in the Schools (CIS) 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
    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.
    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)
    • Government and Politics (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)
    • US History (N, T)
    • World History (N, T)
    College in the Schools (CIS)
    College in the Schools (CIS) is a U of MN program which offer U 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 (N) 
    • French 1003 (N, T)
    • French 1004 (N, T) 
    • Intro to Literature (N)
    • Macroeconomics (T) 
    • Microeconomics (T) 
    • Multivariable Calculus A, B & C (N, T) 
    • Political Science (T) 
    • Public Speaking (T) 
    • Spanish 1003 (N, T)
    • Spanish 1004 (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 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. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. 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.