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Model Program

Hennepin Gateway to College - Brooklyn Park

Hennepin Gateway to College is a unique District 287 Area Learning Center offering a second chance for high school students who have recently dropped out (ages 16-20) and students who may be considering dropping out. Through this program students will earn dual credit and have the opportunity to complete their high school diploma while earning college credits at the partner college, Hennepin Technical College (HTC), Brooklyn Park Campus.

This nationally recognized model helps students learn how to succeed in a college setting, under the guidance of a caring team of instructors and student support specialists. Hennepin Gateway to College is the first Gateway to College program in Minnesota.

Postsecondary Partner:

Hennepin Technical College

High School Partners:

Intermediate District 287

Student Eligibility:

The ideal candidates are:
•  Students in grade 11 and 12 who are behind in credits and unlikely to graduate on time.
•  Students who read at an 8th grade level or higher.
•  Students who want to go to college but need a high school diploma.
•  Students who want a jump start on technical career training.
•  Students who meet ALC requirements for enrollment.
•  Mature students who can manage a college campus environment.

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

All College Faculty and High School Teachers meet MNSCU and MDE licensing requirements.

Type of Program:

•  Career & Technical Education (CTE)
•  Concurrent Enrollment
•  Developmental/College Readiness
•  Articulation
Grade Level(s) Served:

11th, 12th

For more information, visit the Hennepin Gateway to College website.

Postsecondary Contacts:

Dara Hagen | 763-488-2465
Rose Hobson | 763-488-2603

High School Contacts:

Marilyn Krasowski | 952-995-1400
Anne Runck | 763-488-2616

Program Components:

•  Summer program
•  Postsecondary credits can be earned through this program
•  Community Service
•  Work Based Learning
•  Classes taught by high school teachers
•  Classes taught by college personnel
•  Instruction takes place at the college
•  Instruction takes place via Moodle 

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