Lake Superior College offers a variety of options for Minnesota or Wisconsin students to receive college credit while still in high school, including Concurrent Enrollment or College in the Schools, Honors Online, and On-Campus PSEO.
College in the Schools (Concurrent Enrollment)
“College in the Schools” is an umbrella term for LSC’s concurrent enrollment and Honors Online program, but it generally refers to our concurrent enrollment program. Concurrent Enrollment (sometimes called “dual credit” or “dual enrollment”) allows high school juniors and seniors to earn both high school and college credit for classes offered through a high school and taught by a high school teacher. LSC partners with 26 high schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin to offer over 100 concurrent enrollment courses for college credit.
Our College in the Schools program is NACEP accredited, which ensures that our concurrent enrollment partnerships are rigorous and of the highest quality.
Honors Online allows high school juniors and seniors to earn both college and high school credit for online classes offered by the college, taught by college teachers, but taken via the internet at their high school campus. Through Honors Online, students can enroll in college classes and stay at the high school campus. LSC partners with 16 high schools to offer Honors Online courses to over 200 students.
- Seniors must rank in the top half of their high school class or have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- Juniors must rank in the top third of their high school class or have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Sophomores who have taken the 8th grade MCA reading test and have met the composite proficiency level of meets or exceeds may enroll in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses.
- For more information visit the Minnesota Department of Education.
- Students save money on highly transferrable college courses.
- Students get a head-start on in-demand career preparation.
- Students take rigorous courses and explore content at a deeper level.
- Students continue to participate in high school sports and activities.
- Students receive LSC credit immediately after successfully completing a CITS or HOL course. There is no need to test out of the course, unlike AP.
- High schools keep top-performing students who remain with their peers and act as class leaders.
- High schools retain MDE per-pupil funding.
- High schools develop valuable relationships with college staff and faculty.
- High school teachers receive valuable professional development.
Lake Superior College’s CITS program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, the sole accrediting body of concurrent enrollment partnerships. Accreditation confirms that LSC’s CITS program “met the standards of quality set by NACEP, in terms of faculty, curriculum, student assessment, student support, and program evaluation.”
College in the Schools Coordinator
Director of Admissions