College in the High School

Get a headstart...earn college credits in your high school classes with College in the High School at the University of Minnesota Crookston!

College in the High School (CIHS) is a University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) program that delivers University courses, in collaboration with area high schools, to advanced high school students.

Administered by the Liberal Arts and Education Department, the program offers regular, introductory University courses at participating high schools. All courses are approved for degree credit, and specially credentialed high school faculty members teach all CIHS classes.

Prospective Schools, Instructors and Students

Prospective Schools, Instructors and Students

The College in the High Schools program offers numerous benefits to students, teachers, and school districts, creating a winning situation and great opportunities for all involved.

Students

  • Earn college credit without leaving their high school campus
  • Develop college-level skills in critical thinking and writing via University of Minnesota Crookston curriculum and university-level discourse
  • Demonstrate their learning over an entire semester, not just on a single, high-stakes test

Teachers

  • Attend faculty development workshops led by UMN Crookston faculty coordinators who present continuously updated information
  • Develop professional relationships and share ideas and techniques with CIHS instructors and faculty coordinators
  • Re-energize themselves through collaboration with other motivated colleagues

School Districts

  • Satisfy parent and student demand for on-site, college level courses without losing significant state-support dollars
  • Receive high quality professional development for CIHS instructors
  • Enjoy the benefits of partnering with an outstanding research and teaching university

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Current Schools, Instructors and Students

Current Schools, Instructors and Students

Welcome back! We are excited to note, that we have an online Course Request form. Also, for those of you interested in creating a Canvas Site, please contact the UMN Crookston-CIHS office, and we will work with you to set one up.

*Qualified students with disabilities who require academic accommodations through UMN Crookston must register with the UMC Disability Resource Center.

News and Events (Coming Soon)

News and Events (Coming Soon)

Purpose and Objectives

Purpose and Objectives

Purpose

The CIHS program with the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) was established by UMN Crookston to provide academically challenging courses, in the high school, where students would receive college credit.

Objectives

  • Help college-bound high school students establish appropriate expectations for collegiate academic performance
  • Decrease the overall expense of a college education (CIHS credits can be earned at no cost to the student)
  • Provide opportunities for High School faculty and UMN Crookston faculty to:
    • work cooperatively
    • exchange ideas
    • participate in staff development activities
  • College courses are effectively integrated into the High School schedules so students can maintain their relationships within their high school

Higher Learning Commission Faculty Forms

Higher Learning Commission Faculty Forms

These files include fillable form fields.  You can print the completed form and save it to your device.

Faculty Qualifications Documentation From

Faculty Action Plan Form

Accreditation - Faculty Site Visit Information

Accreditation - Faculty Site Visit Information

Forms and Tutorials

Department Staff

Department Staff

CIHS Coordinator, Teaching Specialist
(218) 281-8677
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Unit Head-Bus & LAE/Assoc Prof
(218) 281-8254
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Department Instructors

Department Instructors

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Spotlight

CIHS Class Campus Visits!

We love to have CIHS classes visit the campus.

Sit in on a lecture, participate in a lab, attend Library Services or Writing Success Center tutorials.

Contact the CIHS office or Admissions for more information.

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For more information about NACEP please visit www.NACEP.org

College in the High School

University of Minnesota Crookston

12-D Hill Hall

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8677

FAX: 

umccihs@umn.edu

Hours

M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm