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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 Rushford 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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Olson’s monologue “I’ll Always Know Where You Are” will be published

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

By Angie Rodenburg Life has been a whirlwind adventure lately for Rushford-Peterson senior, Mariah Olson. In the last few weeks she has started her senior year, been voted homecoming queen, and found out that her ten-minute original monologue has b ..... 
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R-P recipient of two grants

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford 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 Rushford 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 Rushford 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 Rushford 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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R-P board reviews fiscal impacts for facility

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

The high school biology room was full Monday, June 24. Mayors from the cities of Rushford, Rushford Village, and Peterson, Rushford City Administrator Steve Sarvi, Senator Jeremy Miller, and several area residents were on hand to hear the results of ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Principal Hired

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of a high school principal. The position has been offered to and accepted by Jacob Timm. Mr. Timm is replacing Shane McBroom who has served as the 4th and 5th Grade and high school p ..... 
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Tri-County Electric Awards $18,200 in Scholarships

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

RUSHFORD, Minn. — Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) recently awarded $18,200 in scholarships to 47 local high school students. Since 1991 the cooperative has given $229,387 to area high school graduates. The money for the scholarships is fun ..... 
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