There are a number classes offered at Spring Lake Park High School that provide the equivalent of a college level course.
Articulation Agreements with colleges – Some courses are taught at Spring Lake Park High School offer students both high school and college credit. Students are expected to perform at the college level. Students will receive a Certificate of Credit if they meet the college credit requirements.
Articulation Agreements in the Opportunities in Emergency Care (OEC) Program:
- Emergency Medical Responder—4 credits through Century College articulation
- Emergency Medical Technician— 9 credits through Century College articulation
- Nursing Assistant-Registered— 4 credits through Century College articulation
Articulation Agreements in the Family and Consumer Science Program:
- Child Development A & B
Advanced Placement courses
As an AP® student, you are taking part in the most widely accepted college-level academic program available to high school students. Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and AP provides students with an opportunity for learning that goes beyond just facts and figures. The rich course material, classroom discussions and demanding assignments typical of AP courses will help develop the content mastery and critical thinking skills expected of college students. AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.
The following Advanced Placement Courses are offered:
- AP Human Geography
- AP United States History
- AP World History
- AP Psychology
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP Physics
- AP Statistics
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP English 12
- AP Art History
- AP Art Studio 2D
College in the Schools
College in the Schools is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Accreditation guarantees that:
- Courses offered through CIS are University of Minnesota courses and CIS students earn University of Minnesota credit
- High school students taking U of M courses through CIS are held to the same academic standards as students on the University campus
- High school teachers teaching U of M courses through CIS are selected, trained, and continuously supported by University faculty
- Experience increased academic rigor and develop skills for college success
- Demonstrate learning over an entire semester/year, not just on a single, high-stakes test
German 3 and German 4 offer College in the Schools credit for interested students.