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 Coursework Options
College in the Schools and College Now courses (CIS and CN): Students in 11th and 12th grade may elect to take a college course that is taught by a teacher here at Brooklyn Center High School. With successful completion of the course students can earn college credits (accepted at most universities) as well as high school credit. The number of CIS and CN courses offered increased significantly in the 2017 - 2018 school year to include offerings in many subject areas.
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 as CIS, PSEO and advanced classes. For more information please contact your students’ counselor.
Career and Technology Education (CTE) courses: Brooklyn Center High School 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.
Project Lead the Way (PLTW): Brooklyn Center High School will be initiating a Project Lead the Way pathway, and students in 11th and 12th grade may earn college and high school credit for these courses beginning in the 2018 - 2019 school year.