Courses offered in 2021-2022 and Summer Session 2022 (tentative) are listed in the table below.
Click to read about MNOHS honors courses and honors diploma options (PDF).
If you don’t see a course you need in the term you need it, please contact us. If you don’t see the course you want or need listed at all, you may be eligible for guided study through MNOHS or for college classes through the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO). Please see the bottom of this page for a description of the PSEO program.
About the MNOHS course schedule
During the school year, 16-week semester courses (0.5 credit) are divided into two parts. Each part is a quarter (8 weeks) in length. Students typically take one part at a time, earning 0.25 credits each quarter. Courses listed below as 0.25 credit are only one quarter long.
Our Summer Session is eight weeks long. Semester courses are offered at an accelerated pace.
About the PSEO program
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students in Minnesota to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own admissions requirements for enrollment in the PSEO courses.
Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis. Tenth graders are eligible to enroll in PSEO on a more limited basis (see “More info” section below). 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 pupil is not on track to graduate, she/he may continue to participate in PSEO on a term by term basis.
There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Students, however, may incur fees for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed, textbooks that are not returned to the postsecondary institution according to their policies, or for tuition costs if they do not notify their district by May 30 and the district does not waive this date requirement.
Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. For more information on these funds, please see the PSEO Mileage Reimbursement Program Instructions on the Minnesota Department of Education website.
If you are interested in PSEO, begin by contacting the college admission office to discuss the enrollment process and admission requirements. Also speak to your MNOHS counselor. MNOHS will provide information about PSEO to all enrolled students and their families by March 1, every year. MNOHS students must notify their MNOHS counselor by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year.
More info about PSEO
- By March 1 of each year, or three weeks prior to the date a student registers for courses for the following school year (whichever is earlier), schools must provide PSEO information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families.
- To assist the district in planning, a student must inform the district by May 30 of each year of their intent to enroll in postsecondary courses during the following school year.
- Enrolling in a PSEO course does not prohibit a student from participating in activities sponsored by the high school.
- School districts must allow a PSEO student reasonable access to the high school building, computers and/or other technology resources during regular school hours to participate in PSEO courses, whether on-line or on campus.
- Each year, districts must publish their grade-weighting policy on their website, including a list of courses for which students can earn weighted grades.
- All courses taken through the PSEO program must meet graduation requirements. Districts must transcript credits earned in PSEO by a ratio prescribed in statute. Districts have the authority to decide which subject area and standards the PSEO course meets. If there is a dispute between the district and the student regarding the number of credits granted for a particular course, the student may appeal the board’s decision to the commissioner. The commissioner’s decision regarding the number of credits will be final.
- Postsecondary institutions are required to allow PSEO students to enroll in online courses consistent with the institution’s policy regarding postsecondary student enrollment in online courses.
- Tenth-grade students may initially enroll in one Career and Technical Education (CTE) PSEO course if they receive a reading proficiency score of “meets” or “exceeds” on the 8th grade MCA. If 10th graders taking a CTE PSEO course earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional postsecondary courses. If the student did not take the MCA in 8th-grade, another reading assessment accepted by the enrolling postsecondary institution can be substituted. For students with disabilities, there is an alternative option to demonstrate reading proficiency.