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• In addition to demonstrating the required proficiency levels in a language other than English on an assessment based on the America Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages ( ACTFL ), students must demonstrate mastery of Minnesota ’ s English language proficiency standards
• Satisfactorily complete all required English language arts credits
• Every high school in the AHSD has a system in place to verify and award the MN Bilingual / Multilingual Seal and World Language Proficiency Certificate .

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 at http :// education . state . mn . us / MDE / StuSuc / CollReadi / PSEO / index . html .
Students must meet PSEO college admission requirements and must complete classes required for high school graduation . This option is for independent , highly responsible , and motivated students .
Benefits :
• Can earn college credits that may be accepted by other colleges and / or universities following high school
• Gain college experience while in high school
General education option :
• General Education option available in grades 11 and 12
• PSEO Colleges set academic requirements such as high school class rank
• PSEO families are responsible for providing transportation
• Further information can be found on each high school ’ s counseling web page ( high school homepage to “ SUPPORT ” and then “ Counseling ” in the drop-down menu )
Career technical education option eligibility :
• Career Technical option available in grades 10 , 11 , and 12
• Must meet or exceed the standards on the 8th grade MCA Reading test .
• Only one class can be taken during a college semester
• PSEO families are responsible for providing transportation
• Courses eligible must be career technical education courses
• This option is only available at community and technical colleges
• Further information can be found on each high school ’ s counseling web page ( high school homepage to “ SUPPORT ” and then “ Counseling ” in the drop-down menu )
Honors statement :
● Anoka-Hennepin recognizes the rigor of courses taken at colleges and universities through the Post Secondary Enrollment Option . Starting in the 2019- 20 school year , PSEO courses at the college course number 1000 or above level are designated as honors courses on the high school transcript .
Not on track to graduate : If a school district determines a student is not on track to graduate , the limits on PSEO participation does not apply to that student . Students who are not on track to graduate : In 2015 , the following language was added to Minnesota Statues , section 124D . 09 , subdivision 8 : “ If a school district determines a pupil is not on track to graduate , the limit on participation does not apply to that pupil .” This applies only to public school students . In order to waive the participation limits , the postsecondary institution must submit the PSEO Verification of Extended PSEO Eligibility ( ED-02480-01 ) as supporting documentation . This form must be completed and signed by the enrolling district .

High School Career and College Centers

The Career and College Centers offer the following services and resources :
• Career and College planning
• College admissions process
• Individual planning w / students and parents
• Test prep – ACT , SAT , Accuplacer , ASVAB
• Naviance Support
• Financial Aid information
• Scholarship information
• College and career tours
• Local job postings
Contact your school ’ s : College & Career Specialist . Check your high school ’ s website for contact information .
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