College in the Schools
The Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, in partnership with the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, affords qualifying juniors and seniors with rigorous college level courses. The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships accredits College in the Schools.
Accreditation guarantees the following:
- Courses offered through CIS are University of Minnesota courses, and CIS students earn University of Minnesota credit
- High school students taking University of Minnesota courses through CIS are held to the same academic standards as students on the University campus
- High school teachers teaching University of Minnesota courses through CIS are selected, trained, and continuously supported by University faculty.
Students are able to obtain college credit recognized by post-secondary institutions coast to coast. In addition, students experience increased academic rigor and develop skills for college success, as well as demonstrate learning over an entire semester, not just on a single, high-stakes test.
For More Information:
CLICK HERE to view information on College in the Schools (CIS) and Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO).
CLICK HERE to find our PDF comparing Advanced Placement (AP), Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College in the Schools (CIS).
CLICK HERE if you are currently enrolled in a CIS course and have questions about how the credits, transcript, etc., will work. This link will bring you to the U of M website specifically created for CIS students.
For information specific to Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), please visit our Dean / Counselor page