Concurrent Enrollment Program
Anoka-Ramsey Community College's Concurrent Enrollment Program has been providing high quality, college-level educational opportunities to school districts and high school students in the North Metropolitan Areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul and throughout Central Minnesota since 1987. Currently. Anoka-Ramsey partners with 14 high schools to provide college-level courses to high school students.
Our Concurrent Enrollment Program works closely with partner high schools to determine course offerings, identify partner high school teachers' credentialed to teach specific courses, and select students who meet the minimum requirements for participation.
Creating close, mutually-beneficial partnerships between the college and participating high schools has led to an increase in the number of Concurrent Enrollment Program courses offered and the number of high school students earning both high school and college credit simultaneously while still in high school.
Starting fall 2012, Anoka-Ramsey Community College will partner directly with Irondale High School to offer a coherent and articulated program providing students the opportunity to complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and potentially earn an associate of arts (AA) degree while still in high school through Advanced Placement and Concurrent Enrollment Program courses. The Early College High School Initiative targets students in the academic middle with early, foundational academic preparation, preparing them to take college-level courses. This collaboration will be the first of its kind in Minnesota and has the potential to benefit all students at Irondale.