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College Prep Courses/ Dual Enrollment

College prep courses/ dual enrollment: are opportunities for students to earn college credit while still in high school and prepare for life beyond high school
College Prep Course work Options

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP): Students in grades 11 and 12 at Brooklyn Center Secondary are offered the opportunity to take Diploma Programme courses. Students who complete the full Diploma Programme can receive as much as Sophomore status upon entering college (the University of Minnesota offers Sophomore status to those student who complete the Diploma Programme in high school).  Students who do not complete the full program, but complete single courses can also gain single course certificates which are recognized by many colleges internationally as applicable towards college credit.
College in the Schools courses (CIS): Students that are in the top 30% of their class are eligible to take a college course that is taught by a teacher here at Brooklyn Center Secondary. With successful completion of the course students can earn 4 college credits (accepted at most universities) and a high school credit. The courses that we offer include: CIS writing and CIS drawing

Post secondary Enrollment Option(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 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. 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.

Advancement Via Individual Determination(AVID): This is a program that helps students that qualify with gaining the necessary skills to be successful in school and college. Students in AVID also take challenging / advanced courses, such and IB, CIS, PSEO and advanced classes.  For more information please contact your students’ counselor. 
Career and Technology Education (CTE) courses:  Brooklyn Center Secondary offers dual-credit opportunities in conjunctions with North Hennepin Community College in the field of culinary arts.  Students may also take Personal Finance for dual credit this way as well.