Advanced Courses

Honors, AP, College in the Schools and PSEO


AP classes at Perpich

English literature and composition

Art history

Studio arts 2-D

Calculus AB



CIS courses at Perpich

Communication 1101

French 1003 and French 1004


Perpich offers a class in honors chemistry when enough students express an interest.

Advanced Placement (AP) classes

AP is a program created by the College Board offering college-level curriculum and examinations to high school students. American colleges often grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores above a certain number on the examinations. The AP curriculum for the various subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in each subject. For a high school course to have the AP designation, the course must be audited by the College Board to ascertain it satisfies the AP curriculum. If the course is approved the school may use the AP designation and the course will be publicly listed on the AP Ledger.

College in the Schools

College in the Schools is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Accreditation guarantees that:

  • Courses offered through CIS are University of Minnesota courses and CIS students earn University of Minnesota credit
  • High school student taking U of M courses through CIS are held to the same academic standards as students on the university campus
  • High school teachers teaching U of M classes through CIS are selected, trained and continuously supported by university faculty


Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

PSEO is an academic option open to high school seniors and juniors in various states, including Minnesota. The options allow students to take courses at the college level. It is possible for a student to graduate with both an associate's degree and a high school diploma at the same time via PSEO. The PSEO program was created in 1985 by the state of Minnesota.

Juniors are required to be in the top one-third of their class to be in PSEO. Seniors are required to be in the top half of their class to be eligible for PSEO.

For more information:

Within the MNSCU system:

At the University of Minnesota:

At private colleges in Minnesota: