Career and College Readiness Resources
In today's global economy, students must be well-prepared for the demands of college and the workplace. Mabel-Canton Public School District provides support to assist students as they transition from middle school to high school and into an increasingly wide array of postsecondary options. Each of the options is described below. For questions on any of these resources please contact: Lana Hollar, School Counselor. Phone: 507-493-5422. E-mail:
Mabel-Canton Public School District partners with Minnesota State College Southeast to offer a college Composition class - Advanced English. Students who successfully complete this course generates both high school and college credit from the partnering postsecondary institution. There is no cost to the student to participate in this course, but there are college entrance and application requirements. This course provides high school students advanced skills today and greater flexibility when they enter the university setting fulltime. That may include pursuing second majors and internships or studying abroad.
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a College Board program that allows students to accelerate their education by earning college credit by taking a computer-based test of their knowledge. Learning can be done through general academic instruction, independent study, extracurricular work or volunteerism. The time and money saved can be significant. Check with the postsecondary institution of your choice for their most recent CLEP credit policy. Visit the College Board website for more information. https://www.collegeboard.org/
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
PSEO is a program that allows students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders may take one career/technical PSEO course. There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. Schools must provide up-to-date information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families by March 1, every year. Students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year. For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.
Advanced Placement (AP)
AP is a College Board program that offers high school students the opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses and earn college credit while in high school. The content in AP courses is structured like college courses. Students who complete an AP course and take the end-of-course examination may qualify for college credit from postsecondary institutions, provided their score meets the institution’s credit policy. These courses help prepare students for further education and many colleges look favorably on transcripts that include AP coursework. Mabel-Canton High School offers AP American History.
This information provided with the assistance of MREA, a statewide organization advocating for Greater Minnesota students.