Minnesota’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program supported by the state and allows academically successful Minnesota High School 10th-, 11th-, and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school. It is also available to 10th graders who meet the criteria to enroll in a specific Career and Technical Education (CTE) course. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. If a school district determines a pupil is not on track to graduate, she/he may continue to participate in PSEO on a term by term basis. PSEO grades are not weighted and are reported on the Harbor City high school transcript directly. PSEO grades impact class rank and GPA the same as non post-secondary grades.
By March 1 of each year, or three weeks prior to the date a student registers for courses for the following school year (whichever is earlier), PSEO information will be provided to all students in grades 9-11 and their families. To assist the district in planning, a student must inform the district by May 30 of each year of their intent to enroll in postsecondary courses during the following school year. All interested PSEO students and parent(s)/guardian(s) will be required to attend a meeting with the HCIS PSEO advisor to determine if PSEO is a good fit. Upon which a PSEO contract will be signed to ensure responsibilities are made clear by all parties involved.
For eligibility requirements, application deadlines, etc., please visit our affiliate PSEO pages linked below.
There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course; however, students may incur fees for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed, textbooks that are not returned to the postsecondary institution according to their policies, or for tuition costs if they do not notify the district by May 30 and the district does not waive this date requirement.
Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. For more information on these funds, access the PSEO Mileage Reimbursement Program Instructions. Enrolling in a PSEO course does not prohibit a student from participating in activities sponsored by the high school. School districts must allow a PSEO student reasonable access to the high school building, computers and/or other technology resources during regular school hours to participate in PSEO courses, whether on-line or on campus.
All courses taken through the PSEO program must meet graduation requirements. Districts must transcript credits earned in PSEO by a ratio prescribed in statute. Districts have the authority to decide which subject area and standards the PSEO course meets. If there is a dispute between the district and the student regarding the number of credits granted for a particular course, the student may appeal the board's decision to the commissioner. The commissioner's decision regarding the number of credits will be final.
If you are interested in PSEO, Please contact Ms. Clark
For current information about Minnesota’s PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.