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1 Post Secondary Options Program (PSEO)

2 Agenda What is PSEO? Admission criteria Things to consider Application deadlines/process Participating colleges

3 What is PSEO? Take courses, full- or part-time, at a post- secondary institution (11 th and 12 th grade students) Earn high school and college credit Tuition, fees and required textbooks are at no cost to students. The program is administered through the Minnesota Department of Education

4 Admission Criteria Admission is determined by individual colleges University of MN – Twin Cities Successful completion of rigorous coursework Writing samples Juniors and seniors average 3.7 grade point average Normandale 11 th grade – top 1/3 of class 12 th grade – top 1/2 of class Placement tests

5 Things to consider Responsibility, maturity level, self-starter, independent learner, self-advocate On-going communication with high school counselor High school versus college experience Winter/Spring break Frequency of classes MTF and WTH schedule Transportation

6 Things to consider continued… Transferring credits to another college is dependent upon the transfer rules of that college - check with colleges. PSEO grades will be posted on your high school transcript. Final Grades: If a student receives a “C” in a 4 credit college class they receive a “C” for a full year class at Kennedy High School. PSEO grades are not weighted.

7 How do credits transfer? Semester Credits vs. Kennedy Credits A four credit college class Represents a full year class at JFK 4 semester credit college class fulfills a full year course at Kennedy.

8 Example of a Schedule #1 1Spanish 3 2Chemistry 3Choir 4Precalculus 5PSEO 6

9 Example of a Schedule #2 1PSEO 2 3Choir 4Precalculus 5Spanish 6Chemistry

10 Example of a Schedule #3 1PSEO Spanish 6Chemistry

11 Example of a Schedule #4 1Chemistry 2Spanish 3PSEO 4 5 6

12 Daily Schedule Monday, Tuesday, & Friday Early Bird6:50 – 7:41 Period 1 7:50 - 8:46 Period 2 8:52 – 9:48 Period 3 9:54 – 10:50 Period 4 10:50 – 12:20 Lunch 1 10:46 – 11:16 Class 11:26 – 12:21 Class 10:56 – 11:21 Lunch 2 11:21 – 11:51 Class 11:51 – 12:21 Class 10:56 – 11:51 Lunch 3 11:51 – 12:21 Period 5 12:27 – 1:23 Period 6 1:29 – 2:25

13 Proposed Daily Schedule Wednesday & Thursday Early Bird6:50 – 7:41 51 min Periods 1/2 7:50 – 9:22 92 min Academic Lab/Homeroom 9:29 – 10:14 45 min Periods 3/4 10:21 – 12:23 Class 10:21 – 10:53 30 min Lunch 1 10:53 – 11:23 30min Class 11:23 – 12:23 60 min Class 10:21 – 11:23 60 min Lunch 2 11:23 – 11:53 30 min Class 11:53 – 12:23 30 min Class 10:23 – 11:53 90 min Lunch 3 11:53 – 12:23 30 min Periods 5/6 Announcements (As needed) 12:30 – 2:02 92 min Wed – Teacher PLC Time Thurs – Teacher Prep Time 2:00 – 2:45 1:57 – 2:20 45 min 23 min

14 What Classes to Take Students may take required and/or elective coursework through PSEO. See your counselor to find out what courses fulfill high school requirements. Students can choose to take PSEO courses full time or part time. See your counselor to ensure credit status toward graduation. Final course selection must have your Kennedy counselor’s approval.

15 Application Process Sign-up for classes at Kennedy as if you were NOT attending PSEO Schedule at Kennedy will be adjusted after student registers for PSEO classes Complete college PSEO application – download from college website or come to counseling office Complete MN State Form, also needs counselor signature Fill out and sign Student and Parent PSEO Contract Send transcripts through Kennedy counseling office Transcript Release Form, filled out, including parent signature Addressed/stamped envelope and $6 Attend orientation meeting at the college and take placement tests as required by the college

16 Application Deadlines Normandale Community College Fall Semester: July 1 Spring Semester: December 1 m m Normandale PSEO Info Line: University of MN – Twin Cities Fall Semester: April 1 Options/Admission Options/Admission

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