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Rushford-Peterson High School provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a headstart on their college education


Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

By Jenny Helgemoe, R-P H.S. Counselor

Rushford-Peterson High School is providing juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a head­start on their college education. For a number of years now, R-P High School has been offering dual credit courses. Through dual credit courses, students can earn both high school and college credits. R-P juniors and seniors have a number of ways they can earn college credits without leaving the high school campus. Students can earn dual credit through Concurrent Enrollment, College in the Schools, Advanced Placement, Articulated Courses, and Online College in the High School.

Most of our dual credit courses come out of a partnership we have with Minnesota State College Southeast Technical. Concurrent enrollment courses are taught by our high school teachers who work in conjuction with Southeast Technical instructors to ensure their courses are properly aligned and meet the rigor of the college courses. The following courses are classified as Concurrent Enrollment: AP English Literature and Composition, English 12, Human Biology, Hispanic Cultures, Sociology, Statistics, and Pre­Calculus. All of these courses fall under the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. They will likely transfer to many colleges even outside of the MnSCU (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities) System.

Students can become eligible for concurrent enrollment through a variety of ways. Students need to achieve certain scores on an Accuplacer or ACT. In some instances, class rank may also be considered. This year, we have 55 juniors/seniors eligible for concurrent enrollment.

College in the Schools is a program through the University of Minnesota. Our Spanish IV is taught at the high school and is aligned to a college Spanish course. In order to be eligible to take Spanish IV, students need to rank in the top 30 percent of their class and have completed Spanish III.

Advanced Placement (AP) is a College Board Program that offers college-level curriculum and exams to high school students. We offer three AP courses which include AP English Literature & Composition, AP Biology, and AP US History. Students take exams in the spring to determine eligibility for college credits.

Articulated courses comes out of the career and techical education area. R-P High School has four courses that fall into this category. These courses include Advanced Natural Resources, Child Development, Ele .....
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R-P recipient of two grants

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

By Kirsten Zoellner The Rushford-Peterson school year is off to a good start, especially as it received notification of two early education grants. The first, and more sizeable grant, comes to the district from the Minnesota Department of Education ..... 
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2013 R-P homecoming

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

The Rushford-Peterson Schools will celebrate Homecoming 2013 the week of September 16-21. The Presentation of the Royalty and the naming of the King and Queen will take place at an all-school assembly September 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the High School gym ..... 
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R-P tries to move beyond disagreements

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

Several district residents were on hand at the Monday, August 19 meeting to voice their opinions of several recent issues including the ongoing facilities and administration debate, grade location realignment, and consistency of offerings within the ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Schools Fall Sports parent and student eligibility meeting

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

Our annual Fall Sports Parent and Student Eligibility Night has been set for Thursday, August 1. All students in grades 7-12 planning to participate in a fall sport need to attend this meeting. Students and parents in grades 7-8 will meet in the the ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson High School Honor Roll

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

A Honor Roll Quarter 4 Grade 9: Keean Benson, Carissa Bieberdorf, Noah Dahl, Minju Jeong, Kate Klungtvedt, Savannah Neitzke, Bailey O’Hare, Rachel O’Shaughnessy, Caleb Thompson, Clara Wieser, Caryn Wolter Grade 10: Courtney Gravos, Connor Jo ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board Student Representative

Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools would like to recognize the time and efforts that Senior Rebecca Munson has contributed to the board of education over the last 2 years. At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, the R-P Board of Education and Administrator ..... 
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R-P continues with analysis

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

The R-P School Board has approved a Comprehensive Educational Analysis and Facility Engineering Analysis. Provided by architectural firm ATS&R and ICS Consulting, the analysis will provide a thorough picture of the district’s needs. “In my opi ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson referendum denied

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Peterson Education

In the Rushford-Peterson gymnasium lobby Wednesday, voters choose whether or not to move the district’s plans of a new, $15 million Early Childhood-Grade 5 facility forward. In a margin of 993 to 658 (60.15 percent to 39.85 percent) that plan was ..... 
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