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.

Mission Statement

Partner with rural Minnesota school districts to deliver a broad academic foundation of University courses to qualified students.  Integrate teaching and learning with outreach and engagement to serve the public good.

Vision

To streamline the path of concurrent enrollment for rural Minnesota schools.

Values

The core values of the UMN Crookston’s CIHS program are Integrity, Community, and Timeliness.

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

Satisfactory and Not satisfactory (S/N) Grading and CIHS FAQ Spring 2020

Satisfactory and Not satisfactory (S/N) Grading and CIHS FAQ Spring 2020

How do I go about changing one of my courses from A/F to S/N or withdrawing from a course?

  • UMN Crookston strongly encourages students to consult with your instructor, school counselor, or a professional advisor in the Student Success Center before making a decision to select S/N grading for a course or withdrawing from a course.
  • The Office of the Registrar is currently working with CIHS in creating the procedure for students to request S/N grading for a course. One implemented, students will be notified and the procedure will be added to this webpage.
  • In order to withdraw from a course, please contact your high school counselor. Withdrawal Date has been extended for Spring 2020 to April 30, 2020.

Crookston FAQ on S/N Grading Spring 2020:

Updated: March 30, 2020, 2:45 p.m.

As a means of supporting our students during these unprecedented times, the University of Minnesota Crookston is providing undergraduate students the option to change the grading basis for Spring 2020 courses from A through F to “S/N” (satisfactory/not satisfactory). Some campuses refer to this as a “pass/fail” option. Additionally, UMN Crookston is providing students additional time to withdraw from a course with a “W.”

Both S/N and W options will be available to students through April 30 2020, so UMN Crookston strongly encourages students to take time to evaluate their progress in Spring 2020 courses and to consult with their high school instructor and counselor in the before making a final decision. Our UMN Crookston Student Success Center advisors are available and have received training to help students consider all aspects of their options. Answers to common questions regarding S/N grading options are listed below.

What is the difference between A/F and S/N grading?

  • Unlike A through F grades, S or N grades will have no positive or negative effect on your GPA.
  • Under the change in policy for Spring 2020, courses with S/N grades may count toward your U of M requirements for liberal education, a major or minor, and electives (see below for more policy-related information).
  • If you elect S/N grading, you will receive an “S” grade for any course in which your letter grade would be a “C-“ or better.
  • If you elect S/N grading, you will receive an “N” grade for any course in which your letter grade would be a “D+” or lower. Note that “N” grades do not count toward liberal education, major/minor, or elective requirements whereas D grades do count for liberal education and electives and may count toward your major or minor (see the policy section below for more information).

What are the policy considerations related to my decision?

  • Students typically may take no more than 25% of their courses as S/N under University of Minnesota policy (this is rarely an issue for UMN Crookston students because we offer few S/N courses). However, S/N courses for the Spring 2020 term will not count toward that limit.
  • For Spring 2020, courses for which you elect an S/N grade will count toward liberal education, major and minor, and elective requirements for your degree so long as you earn an “S” grade.
  • At UMN Crookston, you may count up to two “D” grades toward major requirements. Note that if you elect to take a course as S/N and earn a “D” grade for the course, that grade will be entered as an “N” and will not count toward liberal education, major/minor, or elective requirements.
  • Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher in order to graduate. S/N grades will have no positive or negative effect on the cumulative GPA calculation.

What practical issues should I consider before making my decision?

  • Are you likely to earn a strong grade in the course? Many faculty have been asked to be flexible and if this is your experience, your grade may not be negatively impacted.
  • At this time, it appears that most graduate and post-baccalaureate professional programs will likely accept S/N grades for Spring 2020, but the University of Minnesota Crookston cannot guarantee this for programs outside the University of Minnesota System. Thus, you should speak with your counselor regarding the S/N option before making your final decision.
  • Some UMN Crookston degrees prepare students for licensure (e.g. education, criminal justice, healthcare administration). If you intend to use coursework to meet licensure requirements, you should consult with an advisor before requesting an S/N grades for courses, especially those within the major.
  • The decision to change one’s grading basis cannot be reversed. If you choose to change grading basis from A/F to S/N, it will not be possible to reverse your decision at a later date, even if your performance is very strong.

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