The Minnesota Department of Education asked the CSC to help 8 district schools and 1 charter school develop new collaborations with higher education institutions that could result in students earning an A.A degree before graduating from high school. The participating schools were: Anoka High School, Austin High School, Bloomington Kennedy High School, Brooklyn Center Learning Center, El Colegio Charter High School, Bug-o-nay-ge-shig School, Cook County High School, and Mounds View High School. Using Voluntary Public School Choice (VPSC) funds from the US Department of Education, this was a collaboration involving MDE, CSC, the Office of Higher Education and the Minnesota Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU). Read more about the effort here.
Current and former students who participated in a meeting at the MN Department of Education with these collaborative High School/Higher Ed. partners include:
Grace Anderson (Long Praire/Grey Eagle High School grad, current Northwestern College student who entered college with 67 college credits):
Bo Martizna (below left) and Christopher W. Adermann (below right), who are both participating in Irondale High School’s effort to help students earn a number of college credits – potentially including an A.A. Degree before graduating from high school:
For more information, please browse the following posts describing these collaborations:New high school/college collaborations are win-win-win Educators create effective systems for students Colleen Wambach & Fred Easter led MN Dept of Ed/CSC effort to increase Dual Credit courses in 9 MN public schools