Offered for courses in the following departments: Business Marketing and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Health Science and Technology, and Technology Education.
Articulation is a process for coordinating the linking of two or more educational systems in Minnesota to help learners make a smooth transition from one level of education to another without experiencing delays, duplication of courses or loss of credit. The goal is to produce advanced standing credit or credits, for college-level coursework completed in high school; (credit transfer) evidenced by meeting competency requirements as determined by the enrolling college or university. The courses intended for articulation as advanced standing must be equivalent to college or university courses numbered above 100 and that count toward the credit requirements of a certificate, diploma, associate degree, or baccalaureate degree. Developmental courses are not eligible for advanced standing credit.
The articulated courses are identified in this registration catalog and are matched with college courses for purposes of allowing students to apply high school credits toward college credits.
- The student must enroll at one of the participating colleges after high school graduation to receive the credit on the college transcript for the courses.
- Certificates are traditionally accepted at a participating college up to three years past a student’s high school graduation.
- District 279 students take the identified high school courses at their respective 279 high schools, not on a college campus.
- District 279 offers the named high school elective course that has an 80% match or better with curriculum of the identified college courses; therefore making the credit agreement.
- Typically students receiving a grade “B” or better in the high school course (Keyboarding requires an “A”) will receive a certificate showing successful completion of the high school course.
- The student certificate also identifies each postsecondary school that will accept the certificate and apply it toward elective credit on the college transcript; once the student is enrolled at the college after high school graduation.
- The student is responsible for presenting the certificate to College Admissions.
Course names, content and competencies represented in the articulation agreements are reviewed by secondary and postsecondary partners on an annual or biannual basis; or on a rotation basis for regional agreements. Talk with department staff if you have questions.
Courses are listed as articulated in the course description within our registration handbook; you can also visit ctecredit.mn for a list of Osseo Senior High-specific courses and the postsecondary schools for which the agreements exist.