Will I need to be on campus every day?
It depends on the schedule that you have each semester. We would work with you to try and arrange a schedule that best fits your needs.
Can I participate on a part-time basis?
Yes, you can enroll in one class, up to a full-time credit load. The program is very flexible.
Can I enroll in PSEO in 10th grade?
High school sophomores can take one career or technical education course during their first semester. To be eligible to do so, they must be enrolled in a public school, have a minimum of a “proficient” score on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test for reading, and meet the assessment prerequisites set for the course. If a student successfully completes the technical course with a C or higher, the student can take additional courses as long as he or she meets the assessment requirement for those courses.
Can I enroll in liberal arts and sciences courses as PSEO?
High school juniors and seniors may enroll in liberal arts and sciences courses (transfer education) through PSEO. View admissions criteria.
Can I still participate in my high school activities?
Yes. Just be sure that as you register for classes, you create a schedule that allows you to get to your high school activities. And note that Ridgewater also has many student activities you can take advantage of.
Can I take full-time classes at my high school and at Ridgewater?
Yes, however, the PSEO program will not pay for college courses. In order to have PSEO approved courses covered by the program students must give up at least 1 hour/block from their course.