Listen below are the variety of opportunities for students to earn college credits while they are in high school.
AP - Advanced Pacement
LPA offers AP English Literature and Composition (11th graders) and AP Calculus (12th graders). Both classes are year-long classes. Students take an exam at the end of the year, in May. Depending on how they score, they can receive college credit for their AP classes. (This is determined by each college.)Students need teacher recommendation to take AP classes.
AACC - Articulation Agreement for College Credit
LPA offers several AACC classes: Nutrition and Child Development. This program is designed to be the first part of a program of study that continues for up to two years beyond high school at a state technical or community college.
CLEP - College-Level Examination Program
The CLEP program allows students to accelerate their education by skipping introductory college-level courses in subjects they have already mastered. Students can earn college credit by achieving a qualifying score on a CLEP exam.
Concurrent Enrollment - College in School
LPA offers several college classes taught at our high school. Currently, we offer College Algebra/Trigonometry, College English, College World Geography, College Government, and College Biology I & II. Students need to meet the following criteria to take colleges classes at LPA: Juniors need to have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and seniors need to have a cumulative GPA of 2.8. In addition, students must also have passing scores on the Accuplacer test. Students earn college credit through MState Fergus Falls. Students need to request a college transcript from MState for college credits to transfer from high school.
PSEO - Post Secondary Enrollment Options
Students in their junior or senior year may participate in a PSEO program by taking classes at a college or university. Juniors need to have a 3.2 GPA and seniors need to have a 2.8 GPA. Students need to let Jamie Nelson, High School Counselor, know one semester in advance if they are wanting to do PSEO.
eCampus - Online College Classes
Students also have an opportunity to earn college credit in high school by taking online college classes through MState's eCampus. Please see Mrs. Nelson if interested.