We offer a wide variety of diverse, challenging learning opportunities. Planning a high school program to meet your unique needs is a process involving many choices and decisions.

Registration Guide

The Registration Guide has been prepared to assist students in selecting courses for next year. Courses must be entered online by logging into Skyward Student Access.

Your success is important to us and the following suggestions may help you in this process:

  • Discuss your plans with parents, counselors and teachers as they can provide valuable insight.
  • Select courses that will meet district and state graduation requirements as well as support future educational and career goals.
  • Participate in courses designed to satisfy current interests, curiosity and the development of personal skills.
  • Employ as many resources within the school as necessary to assist you in planning an effective overall educational program.

What if a student has a schedule question regarding their courses?

Contact the Counseling Office at 763-745-6630 to make an appointment with their counselor or schedule an appointment with your floor office.

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide a high quality education, we expect students to:

  1. invest their best efforts in their academic and co-curricular activities;
  2. accept responsibility for their learning, decisions and actions;
  3. treat staff and each other with respect.

Hennepin Technical College Pathways Program

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program allows juniors and seniors in high school to take courses, full- or part-time, at liberal arts, community or technical colleges, universities, or non-profit degree granting trade schools for both high school and college credit. The program provides students with a greater variety of course offerings and the opportunity to pursue more challenging study. The tuition, fees and required textbooks are at no cost to students.

Students should see their counselor during registration for detailed information on this program in early spring prior to the year they would enter the program. Students cannot accelerate graduation through PSEO. In some cases, coordinating calendars may present a difficult hurdle to overcome.

The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program, also known as PSEO, was created in 1985 as a means to "promote rigorous educational pursuits and provide a wider variety of options for students." Through PSEO, high school students receive both high school and college/university credit for college or university courses that are completed.

The program is available to students throughout the state and students from nearly every Minnesota public high school earn credits through PSEO from programs at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Through PSEO, students may take courses on a college or university campus or, where available, at their high school. PSEO courses offered in high school are commonly called concurrent enrollment courses. To increase the likelihood of student success, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities have set the following standards for admission to PSEO (Minnesota State):

  • High school seniors must be in the upper one-half of their class or score at or above the 50th percentile on the ACT or SAT.
  • Juniors must be in the upper one-third of their class or score at or above the 70th percentile on a test, such as the ACT or SAT.
  • Sophomores may enroll in a career or technical education course at a Minnesota State college or university if they have attained a passing score or met the 8th grade standard on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment in reading and meet other course prerequisites or course enrollment standards established by the college. These standards include but are not limited to assessment test scores, program admission or other requirements.
  • If a sophomore receives a grade of C or better in the course, the student shall be allowed to take additional career or technical education courses in subsequent terms.
  • A student who first enrolls under this provision while in 10th grade and wishes to enroll in general education courses as an 11th or 12th grade student must take the system Assessment for Course Placement and achieve the required scores prior to enrollment.
  • Campuses may require eligible 10th grade PSEO students who wish to enroll in a career and technical course to meet with a college counselor or advisor.
  • Colleges and universities may admit students based on other documentation of ability to perform college-level work.

PSEO Student Registration

Schedule Change

During summer break, schedule changes can only be made during Back-to-Business Days. Phone calls and emails regarding schedule changes will not be accepted.

Students are given adequate time to select the courses of their choice. All efforts are made to assign the courses requested. Staffing allocations are based on student registration. Scheduling errors made by school personnel will be corrected. For a student who fails a course affecting graduation requirements, every effort is made to replace the requirement in the student’s schedule. Due to class sizes, other schedule changes may not be possible. In rare and unique circumstances, exceptions to the above may be made if there is mutual agreement between administration, teachers and the family.

Schedule changes must be requested prior to the term starting.

Schedule changes will not be made to:

  • To request a specific teacher / to switch sections of the same course to get a different teacher;
  • To request a specific block / to switch sections of the same course to change term / block; or
  • Re-arrange schedule to have a different lunch period;
  • To have a class with a friend
  • To leave to attend a non-school sanctioned occupational activity
  • Schedule changes will only be made if space is available.

Course Level Changes

Students may request to change levels of a course prior to midterm, provided there is available space in the desired course. Course level change forms are available in the floor offices. In order to make a course level change, students must:

  • Initiate a level change discussion with their teacher
  • Demonstrate they have completed all class work
  • Have a meeting with teacher, parent, student and counselor

The letter grade at the time of withdrawal is the grade that follows the student to his/her new class. The student will be responsible for demonstrating mastery of any learning targets making up any work missed prior to the level change.

Advanced Placement Courses

Students who register for an Advanced Placement course are expected to complete the entire course. In rare situations, exceptions may be warranted, provided there is space available in the desired course. Any student wishing to drop an AP course once the course has started must do the following:

  • Initiate a level change discussion with their teacher
  • Demonstrate they have completed all class work
  • Have a meeting with teacher, parent, student and counselor
  • Arrive at mutual agreement between teacher, counselor and family

The letter grade at the time of withdrawal is the grade that follows the student to his/her new class. The student will be responsible for demonstrating mastery of any learning targets making up any work missed prior to the level change.

Teacher/Student Assistant and Academic Mentor Positions

  • Teacher/Student Assistant and/or Academic Mentor contracts need to be completed, signed and handed in to the alpha-office within the first five days of the term.
  • Teacher/Student Assistants: students may sign up to assist a teacher in the classroom. Each teacher is allowed one TA per class. Students receive one-half credit for their role as Teacher/Student Assistant.
  • Academic Mentor: tutor students in the Academic Resource Center (C306). Students receive one full-credit for their efforts at assisting their peers with academic coursework.

Schedule Change Requests


To change their schedules once school starts, students must submit the Schedule Change Request Form to their alpha-team floor office before the start of each term. Students should then check Skyward Family Access to see if the change was able to be made. If they do not see that a change has been made, they may check in with one of our secretaries for more information. Requests can only be made for the following reasons:

  1. The student does not have the prerequisite(s) for the class listed
  2. The student failed a class
  3. There is an obvious error (two classes scheduled at the same time)
  4. A class that is needed to graduate is not listed or was dropped from the schedule
  5. The schedule is unbalanced

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