Opportunities for high school students
Central Lakes College (CLC) has established itself as a leader in providing college options for high school students in Central Minnesota. In partnership with area high schools, local chambers of commerce, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), and businesses, innovative strategies have been implemented that allow high school juniors and seniors to explore career options and to begin their college studies while in high school, saving families thousands of dollars in tuition every year.
High school students wishing to get an early start on their college careers through Central Lakes College may choose from these pathways:
PSEO/Concurrent Enrollment (College in the Schools)
Students take college courses at their high school.
Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
Students take college courses at one of Central Lakes College’s campuses.
Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) eCollege
Students take online college courses
Advanced Standing Articulation Agreements
Through articulation agreements between CLC and the high schools, students earn college credit in Central Lakes College career and technical programs for specific courses taken at the high school.
Bridges Career Academies and Workplace Connection
The program provides high school students work force exploration and preparation for regional high skill, high demand careers.
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)
Through AP’s college-level courses and exams, students earn college credit and advanced placement. Students who participated in an IB Program may earn college credit based on qualified IB examination scores and IB diploma.