Career and College Readiness Resources
 In today's global economy, students must be well-prepared for the demands of college and the workplace. Osakis Schools 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: Melissa Bergquist, Osakis Schools, 320-859-2191,  .
 
Concurrent Enrollment 
Osakis Schools partners with the University of Minnesota, Crookston, M State, Fergus Falls, and Alexandria Technical and Community College to offer 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. 

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.
 
Osakis Schools offers the following Concurrent Enrollment Courses:

 

College Credit Courses

At Osakis High School

2017-2018

 

University of Minnesota, Crookston
MATH 1031:  College Algebra & Analytical Geometry     3 Credits (Fall)
MATH 1250:  Precalculus                                         4 Credits (Spring)
MATH 1142: Survey of Calculus                             3 Credits (Fall)          
MATH 1150:  Elementary Statistics                        3 Credits (Spring)
COMP 1011:  Composition I                                    3 Credits
COMP 1013:  Composition II                                  3 Credits
ENGL 1016:   American Literature: Race, Gender, Class, & the American Dream                    3 Credits
ENGL 1005:  Introduction to World Literature      3 Credits
SPCH 1101:    Public Speaking                                  3 Credits
TH 1121:        Theatre Production                             1 Credit (up to 6 credits)
NATR 1226:  Issues in Sustainability                       3 Credits

M State, Fergus Falls

BIOL 1122:    General Biology I                              4 Credits
BIOL 1123:    General Biology II                             4 Credits
CHEM 1101:  Principles of General Chemistry       4 Credits

Alexandria Technical & Community College

ACCT  2000: Principles of Accounting I                  4 Credits
HIST 1401:     American History I                            3 Credits
HIST 1402:     American History II                           3 Credits
LANG 2401:  Intermediate Spanish                          4 Credits
ITEC 1430:     Introduction to Computers                3 Credits
POLS 1460:    Constitutional Democracy/Govt        3 Credits
PSY 1445:       General Psychology                           3 Credits
PSY 1410:       Abnormal Psychology                        3 Credits (ITV)

 

20 Total Courses
    68 College Credits

*Additional opportunities available through Online College in the High School

 or via ITV courses.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a College Board program that allows students to accelerate their education by earning college credit by taking a computer-based test of their knowledge. Learning can be done through general academic instruction, independent study, extracurricular work or volunteerism. The time and money saved can be significant. Check with the postsecondary institution of your choice for their most recent CLEP credit policy. 
Visit the College Board website for more information.

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
PSEO is a program that allows students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades 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.  Also, please feel free to contact the Osakis school counselor, Melissa Bergquist, at 320-859-2191 or by email at mbergquist@osakis.k12.mn.us for more information.  Please also see Forms under Parent and Student Resources.
 
For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.

This information provided with the assistance of MREA, a statewide organization advocating for Greater Minnesota students.

PSEO Statute M.S. 124D.09, Subd. 6. Counseling 
• The school or school district must provide counseling services to pupils and their parents or guardian before the pupils enroll in courses under this section to ensure that the pupils and their parents or guardian are fully aware of the risks and possible consequences of enrolling in postsecondary courses. The school or school district must provide information on the program including who may enroll, what institutions and courses are eligible for participation, the decision-making process for granting academic credits, financial arrangements for tuition, books and materials, eligibility criteria for transportation aid, available support services, the need to arrange an appropriate schedule, consequences of failing or not completing a course in which the pupil enrolls, the effect of enrolling in this program on the pupil's ability to complete the required high school graduation requirements, and the academic and social responsibilities that must be assumed by the pupils and their parents or guardian. The person providing counseling shall encourage pupils and their parents or guardian to also use available counseling services at the postsecondary institutions before the quarter or semester of enrollment to ensure that anticipated plans are appropriate.

• Prior to enrolling in a course, the pupil and the pupil's parents or guardian must sign a form that must be provided by the school or school district and may be obtained from a postsecondary institution stating that they have received the information specified in this subdivision and that they understand the responsibilities that must be assumed in enrolling in this program. The department must, upon request, provide technical assistance to a school or school district in developing appropriate forms and counseling guidelines.