Students who are interested in career and technical courses may take one career and technical college level course (see list of courses) taught by an RCTC faculty member on the RCTC campus as early as grade 10. To be eligible to do so, the high school sophomore must be enrolled in a public school, have a minimum of a “proficient” score on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test for reading and meet the assessment prerequisites set for the course. If a student successfully completes the career and technical course with a C or higher, the student can take additional career and technical courses as long as he or she meets the assessment requirement for those courses. Students who first enter PSEO programming through career and technical education can also begin to take PSEO general education courses in grades 11 and 12 by meeting the assessment prerequisites for the general education course they wish to enroll in, regardless of class rank, percentile on a nationally normed exam or high school grade point average.
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PSEO Career and Technical Course Options for High School Sophomores