Minnesota sophomores can enroll in college tech courses for free



Via Kare 11

“ANOKA, MINN. – Minnesota led the nation when it started a program to allow high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses for free. The state leads the way again now that high school sophomores will be able to attend technical college courses in the fall.

“As long as programs are not filled to capacity with students who are degree seeking, then they’ll be able to get in,” explained Anoka Technical College‘s LeAnn Brown.”

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  • http://twitter.com/robertjweber Rob Weber

    The post secondary option (PSO) program for high school students supported by the State of Minnesota is fantastic. Aaron Weber, Ryan Weber, and myself that founded W3i all attended North Hennepin Community College while enrolled at Osseo Senior High School back in the mid-nineties. If it wasn’t for PSO, we would not have had access to a state of the art computer lab when we were teenagers. It also would have been a real challenge for us to pay for college tuition as we didn’t have much money growing up. 

    The local community and tech colleges do an awesome job responding to business needs. I think they actually do a better job than the larger universities around the state, but I don’t hear a lot of people in the local tech and business community talking it. They should be celebrated for their speed and quality. Look for a blog post soon on this topic soon…