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Concurrent Enrollment [ Coll ]

Note : Some institutions refer to concurrent enrollment as dual enrollment . Concurrent enrollment classes are college classes taught in high school by high school teachers through a partnership with a specific college . Current concurrent enrollment partnerships include Anoka Technical College , Anoka-Ramsey Community College , St . Cloud State University , and the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities .
Benefits :
• College course available in your high school
• A grade of C or better earns a weighted grade
• Students can earn college credit at the partnership college
Eligibility :
• Concurrent enrollment classes available in grades 11 and 12
• Partnership colleges set eligibility requirements such as class rank . Check the course description .
How to earn college credit :
• Successful completion of the class can earn you credit at the partnership college .

International Baccalaureate [ IB ]

This is a college-level course that requires students to work at a high level of rigor and complete additional work outside of class . IB classes prepare you for the college experience . There are IB classes for both required and elective courses .
Benefits :
• Expectations and pace of classes closely match college experience
• An IB exam score can earn you college credit
• IB is recognized by post-secondary schools around the nation
• A grade of “ C ” or better earns a weighted grade
Eligibility :
• IB classes available in grades 11 and 12
• Students should have strong reading and writing skills and plan on additional time outside of class for reading and assignments .
• Some classes may have prerequisites
How to earn college credit :
• Take the IB exam in May . Many colleges award credit for scores of 4 or higher ( scores range from 1-7 )
• Check the website of the college you may attend to determine the credit policy
Other Information :
Detailed information regarding the IB Diploma Programme is located in the Specialty School Programs section toward the front of this registration guide .

Minnesota Bilingual and Multilingual Seal and World Language Proficiency Certificate

“ Language isn ’ t a ‘ credit for graduation ’ to check off , but a skill that ‘ checks you in ’ to future opportunity .”
-ACTFL , Egnatz , 2017
The MNBS is part of national movement currently comprising 43 states to recognize and encourage the long-term development of second language proficiency to the benefit of the individual , the employer , academic institutions , and government agencies that endeavor to create a citizenry that meets the needs of the global community in which we live . This seal will signal to potential employers , scholarship committees , university programs , and internships , among other things , the functional abilities a person possesses in English and another language irrespective of how those language skills were acquired .
To achieve functional language proficiency in more than one language a student must make it a long-term goal . This applies to both heritage speakers of languages other than English as well as students studying a world language . Proficiency is directly related to the number of hours spent studying the language over long-term , therefore , students should plan how they will achieve this goal over time . A student ’ s chances of achieving functional proficiency increase the earlier a student starts studying a language .
Benefits :
The Bilingual / Multilingual Seal program gives students in grades 10 , 11 and 12 an opportunity to earn college credit from the Minnesota State system , a statewide network of 30 colleges and 7 universities with 54 campuses across Minnesota .
Additional Benefits :
• To encourage students to study languages .
• To certify attainment of biliteracy .
• To provide employers with a method of identifying people with language biliteracy skills .
• To provide universities an additional method to recognize applicants seeking admission .
• To prepare learners with 21st century skills .
• To recognize the value of foreign language and native language instruction in public schools .
• To strengthen intergroup relationships , affirm the value of diversity , and honor the multiple cultures and languages of a community .
Eligibility :
• Both heritage speakers and world language students who have worked towards functional proficiency in English and another language are eligible to test and to prove abilities .
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