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Career & College Readiness


Mrs. Merchant is available to assist students with applications and scholarships for post secondary. Please contact Tracy Cook at 634-2510 Extension #1420 to schedule an appointment. For the most up-to-date list of available scholarships, please see Mrs. Merchant.

The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO) allows 10th, 11th and 12th grade students to attend a college or technical college, either full or part-time, at no cost to the student. PSEO is designed to promote rigorous educational pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options for students.

For additional information pertaining to qualifications, high school graduation requirements, and how to apply see the High School Administrator. You may also contact the Post-Secondary Enrollments Options Program at (612) 626-1666.

Students who elect to enroll in a college credit correspondence course under the Post-Secondary Enrollments Options program may have a reduction in the number of courses they are enrolled in a Lake of the Woods. Credits will be awarded on the following basis: 3 college semester credits equals .75 high school credits. All grades earned under the PSEO program will be included in the student’s grade point average. Seniors must complete all correspondence courses by May to have those grades included in the final GPA. Credits will count toward graduation if an official college transcript is received by the Wednesday before graduation.


Minnesota Department of Education College and Career Readiness Website

Free educational information and resources for helping students determine their best career path options

Ready, Set, Go MN

To support our state’s commitment to prepare all youth for postsecondary opportunities, we have developed the Ready, Set, Go website for educators, families, and students. This site provides resources for college and career readiness and accelerated course options in Minnesota, including:

  • Tools for students to be successful in high school and prepare them for their postsecondary experiences.
  • Information for families on how to access these opportunities.
  • An interactive curriculum resource area for educators to support these goals.

Students with a disability may qualify for accommodations for college entrance or placement exams, such as the Accuplacer/ACT/SAT.  For details, talk to the testing coordinator or visit the following websites:



Safe Routes to School


MN Safe Routes to School Initiative would like to hear your thoughts on students walking or biking to school.  This survey will take 5-10 minutes and can be completed once per household.