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Model Program

Rigorous Programs of Study

High schools and college partners are working together to implement Rigorous Programs of Study across Minnesota. Based on a national model, secondary & postsecondary educators partner with local business/industry partners to create a comprehensive, structured approach for delivering academic and career and technical education to prepare students for postsecondary education and career success. Local examples of programs of study will be shared with participants.

Postsecondary Partner:

Ginny Karbowski

High School Partners:

Selected Perkins Consortia Leaders

Student Eligibility:

Students enrolled in identified Program of Study at high school and/or college level.

Faculty Credentialing and/or Teacher Licensure Requirements which support this program:

Selected Perkins Consortia Leaders at the secondary and postsecondary level

Type of Program:


Grade Level(s) Served:


For more information, visit the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities website.

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Postsecondary Contact:
Ginny Karbowski | (651) 201-1661

High School Contact:
Dan Smith | (651) 582-8330

Program Components:

•  Online program
•  Summer program
•  Postsecondary credits can be earned through this program
•  Community service
•  Work Based Learning
•  Apprenticeships
•  Internships
•  Classes taught by high school teachers
•  Classes taught by college personnel
•  Instruction takes place in the high school
•  Instruction takes place at the college
•  Instruction takes place elsewhere

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