Students have the option to enroll in college programs while still at STEP Academy through PSEO.
Learn About PSEO
Mrs.Tholen’s PSEO Website
Current PSEO Students
Important Forms and Documents:
- PSEO Course Schedule Form
- Transcript Request Form
- PSEO Course Planning (PDF)
- PSEO Questionnaire (Google Form)
What is PSEO?
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level courses. With traditional PSEO, these courses are generally offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Postsecondary institutions are not allowed to charge PSEO students for tuition, textbooks or support services. Students may be charged for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed.
Most PSEO courses are only open to high school students during their 11th- and 12th-grade year, with each participating college and university setting their own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses and programs. Students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis.
Many two- and four-year colleges and universities in Minnesota offer online courses and some of them offer online degrees and certificates. Through the wide array of online courses offered in Minnesota higher education, it is possible for PSEO students in our state to complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum requirements and/or other courses that could result in an award in addition to their high school diploma.
By March 1 of each year, a district must provide up-to-date information on the district’s website, and in materials that are distributed to parents and students, about the program–including information about enrollment requirements and the ability to earn postsecondary credit–to all pupils in grades 8, 9, 10, and 11.
Students must meet the PSEO eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits. However, if a school district determines a pupil is not on track to graduate, she/he may still continue to participate in PSEO.
Learn more at the MN Dept Education site
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