What is PSEO?
Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that offers high school sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college-level courses. The credits earned can be used to meet high school graduation requirements and college requirements. The purpose of this program is to provide rigorous academic challenges and a wider variety of options for qualified students.
Who can take PSEO courses?
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Sophomores are allowed to take one career/technical class.
Juniors, you must be in the top 1/3 (33%) of your class or higher.
Senior, you must be in the top 1/2 (50%) of your class or higher.
Ask one of the secretaries or counselors for your class rank if you do not know it.
Benefits of PSEO:
1) Provides opportunity for classes not offered at the high school
2) Provides opportunity to explore areas of special interest
3) May decrease time spent in college
4) Provides financial benefits (tuition and books are paid for by high school)
5) May have a more flexible schedulePossible Downfalls of taking PSEO:
1) Miss out on high school experiences
2) Full time PSEO students will not receive a chromebook from RVHS
3) Transportation costs to and from the college
4) Less support from individual teachers
5) Grades are a permanent part of your college record and part of your college GPA
Where can I find more information?
Meet with Mrs. Green - she coordinates all the PSEO students for RVHS
Print out the PSEO information packet
Check out the Minnesota Department of Education website
Amber Green, School Counselor
Career and College Readiness Resources
In today's global economy, students must be well-prepared for the demands of college and the workplace. Redwood Area Schools 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.
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
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. If a school district determines a student is not on track to graduate, she/he may continue to participate in PSEO. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. 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 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.
Post-Secondary Educational Options (PSEO)