• The Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) allows students to enroll in college courses at no cost to the student. Students must meet college admission requirements and must complete classes required for high school graduation. This option is for independent, highly responsible and motivated students. Minnesota Department of Education statement on the program.

    General Education option for grades 11 and 12

    Eligibility: Depends on the college you want to attend --- check with your counselor and the college
    Benefits: Earn college credit and gain college experience while in high school
    Other information:
    • Application must be completed prior to the trimester you want to enroll; contact college for deadlines
    • Subjects and courses depend on college/university 
    • Part-time and full-time enrollments are available
    • Student is responsible for fulfilling high school graduation requirements
    • Parents are not notified of attendance or progress
    • PSEO students can participate in high school co-curricular activities
    • Student must provide transportation

    Career Technical Education option for grades 10, 11, 12

    Eligibility: Must meet or exceed the standards on the 8th grade MCA Reading test
    Benefits: Earn college credit
    Other information:
    • Only one class can be taken during a college semester
    • Courses eligible must be career technical education courses
    • This option is only available at community and technical colleges
    • College credit may transfer - check with the school of your choice
    • Colleges may set course eligibility requirements, check course description
    • Students must provide transportation

    Honors application and review process

    An additional component of a student participating in PSEO is that some PSEO courses also grant honors credit on the student's Anoka-Hennepin transcript. A district review committee determines if a given PSEO course meets Anoka-Hennepin's criteria for honors designation. A student may ask his/her guidance counselor if a PSEO course has Anoka-Hennepin honors designation. There is a list of previously accepted and denied honors designations (PSEO approved and denied courses master; updated 2018.10.31), which may serve as an initial resource as you explore the possibility of honors designation. If a decision has not been previously made, the student may submit an application for each PSEO course to determine if honors credit will be granted. Completed applications should be submitted to the student's guidance counselor. The guidance counselor forwards the application to the district office for review. The district review committee will convene on a regular basis to review applications. The guidance counselor and families will be notified of the district decision.