College Credit in High School

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College Credit in High School

Central Lakes College (CLC) is committed to providing high quality educational experiences and access to learners still enrolled in high school. Earning college credit while in high school can allow a student to receive a rigorous education, orientation towards the college experience, and save them money in future tuition cost savings. High school students may earn college credit through Central Lakes College by choosing one or more of the following options:

College in the Schools (CIS): Students participate in concurrently enrolled courses offered by their local high school taught by their high school instructors in collaboration with CLC Faculty mentors and receive college credit. A listing of our current high school partners can be found here

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO): Students participate in college courses at one of Central Lakes College’s campuses or online and are taught by CLC instructors to receive college credit.

Credit for Prior Learning: Students earn college credit and through successfully passing an exam to establish competency in the course(s). Accepted exams include Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced Standing Articulation Agreements (Tech Prep)

In addition, CLC partners with Bridges Career Academies and Workplace Connection to provide high school students work force exploration and preparation for regional high skill, high demand careers. More information can be found on their website

CLC Perkins Consortium includes area high schools working collaboratively to help students explore careers, earn college credit, and complete a career and technical program before graduating from high school.

Explore this website to see which classes are offered at a high school near you or to view the agreements that Central Lakes College has with high schools within the Central Lakes Perkins Consortium.

Contact Us

Tajia C Anderson

Tajia Anderson

PSEO Specialist
Phone: 218-855-8079
Brainerd C135
phil olsen

Phil Olsen

PSEO Advisor - CIS Coordinator
Phone: 218-855-8035
Brainerd C118
Paul Preimesberger

Paul Preimesberger

Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Success
Phone: 218-855-8163
Brainerd C122
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