Post Secondary Options Program (PSEO)

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Post Secondary Options
Program (PSEO)
Agenda
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What is PSEO?
Admission criteria
Things to consider
Application deadlines/process
Participating colleges
What is PSEO?
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Take courses, full- or part-time, at a postsecondary institution (11th and 12th grade students)
Earn high school and college credit
Tuition, fees and required textbooks are at no
cost to students.
The program is administered through the
Minnesota Department of Education
Admission Criteria
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Admission is determined by individual
colleges
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University of MN – Twin Cities
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Successful completion of rigorous coursework
Writing samples
Juniors and seniors average 3.7 grade point
average
Normandale
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11th grade – top 1/3 of class
12th grade – top 1/2 of class
Placement tests
Things to consider
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Responsibility, maturity level, self-starter,
independent learner, self-advocate
On-going communication with high school
counselor
High school versus college experience
Winter/Spring break
Frequency of classes
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MTF and WTH schedule
Transportation
Things to consider continued…
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Transferring credits to another college is
dependent upon the transfer rules of that
college - check with colleges.
PSEO grades will be posted on your high
school transcript.
Final Grades: If a student receives a “C” in a
4 credit college class they receive a “C” for a
full year class at Kennedy High School.
PSEO grades are not weighted.
How do credits transfer?
Semester Credits vs. Kennedy Credits
1
.75
A four credit
2
1.5
3
2.25
4
3.0
5
3.75
6
4.50
college class
Represents
a full year
class at JFK
4 semester credit college
class fulfills a full year
course at Kennedy.
Example of a Schedule #1
1
Spanish 3
Spanish 3
Spanish 3
2
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
3
Choir
Choir
Choir
Precalculus
Precalculus
4 Precalculus
5
PSEO
PSEO
PSEO
6
PSEO
PSEO
PSEO
Example of a Schedule #2
1
PSEO
PSEO
PSEO
2
PSEO
PSEO
PSEO
3
Choir
Choir
Choir
Precalculus
Precalculus
4 Precalculus
5
Spanish
Spanish
Spanish
6
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
Example of a Schedule #3
1
PSEO
PSEO
PSEO
2
PSEO
PSEO
PSEO
3
PSEO
PSEO
PSEO
4
PSEO
PSEO
PSEO
5
Spanish
Spanish
Spanish
6
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
Example of a Schedule #4
1
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chemistry
2
Spanish
Spanish
Spanish
3
PSEO
PSEO
PSEO
4
PSEO
PSEO
PSEO
5
PSEO
PSEO
PSEO
6
PSEO
PSEO
PSEO
Daily Schedule 2013-2014
Monday, Tuesday, & Friday
Early Bird
6:50 – 7:41
Period 1
7:50 - 8:46
Period 2
8:52 – 9:48
Period 3
9:54 – 10:50
Period 4
10:50 – 12:20
Lunch 1
10:46 – 11:16
Class
11:26 – 12:21
Class
10:56 – 11:21
Lunch 2
Class
Class
Lunch 3
11:21 – 11:51
11:51 – 12:21
10:56 – 11:51
11:51 – 12:21
Period 5
12:27 – 1:23
Period 6
1:29 – 2:25
Proposed Daily Schedule 2013-2014
Wednesday & Thursday
Early Bird
6:50 – 7:41
51 min
Periods 1/2
7:50 – 9:22
92 min
Academic
Lab/Homeroom
9:29 – 10:14
45 min
Periods 3/4
10:21 – 12:23
Class
10:21 – 10:53
Lunch 1
10:53 – 11:23
30 min
30min
Class
11:23 – 12:23
60 min
Class
10:21 – 11:23
60 min
Lunch 2
Class
Class
Lunch 3
Periods 5/6
11:23 – 11:53
30 min
11:53 – 12:23
30 min
10:23 – 11:53
90 min
11:53 – 12:23
30 min
12:30 – 2:02
92 min
2:00 – 2:45
1:57 – 2:20
45 min
23 min
Announcements (As needed)
Wed – Teacher PLC Time
Thurs – Teacher Prep Time
What Classes to Take
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Students may take required and/or elective
coursework through PSEO.
See your counselor to find out what courses
fulfill high school requirements.
Students can choose to take PSEO courses
full time or part time.
See your counselor to ensure credit status
toward graduation.
Final course selection must have your
Kennedy counselor’s approval.
Application Process
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Sign-up for classes at Kennedy as if you were NOT
attending PSEO
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Complete college PSEO application – download from
college website or come to counseling office
Complete MN State Form, also needs counselor signature
Fill out and sign Student and Parent PSEO Contract
Send transcripts through Kennedy counseling office
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Schedule at Kennedy will be adjusted after student registers for
PSEO classes
Transcript Release Form, filled out, including parent signature
Addressed/stamped envelope and $6
Attend orientation meeting at the college and take
placement tests as required by the college
Application Deadlines
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Normandale Community College
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Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: December 1
www.normandale.edu/admissions/applyPSEO.cf
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Normandale PSEO Info Line: 952-487-8208
University of MN – Twin Cities
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Fall Semester: April 1
http://cce.umn.edu/Post-Secondary-EnrollmentOptions/Admission
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