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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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Rushford Lutheran raises awareness for affordable housing

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Faith & Worship

On Saturday, October 12, at 6 p.m., construction will begin on a new city in Fillmore County. That’s right, Rushford Lutheran Church Youth are building a new city out of cardboard to raise awareness for affordable housing in our communities. Ever ..... 
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Robert P. ‘Rob’ Highum

Tue, Oct 1st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Robert P. ‘Rob’ Highum, 97, of Rushford, Minn. died on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Rob was born on June 27, 1916, in rural Rushford to George and Gertie (Vaagen) Highum. He was raised west of ..... 
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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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Rushford runs into MnDOT stumbling block

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner The massive Highway 43 project slated for Rushford, Minn. in 2014 continues to create headaches for the city. Already dealing with having to give up the city’s main thoroughfare for the duration of the project, it now seems th ..... 
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Field days feature local landowners’ habitat enhancement projects

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Agriculture

Two field days to be held on October 12 and 26 in the Rushford/Houston area will provide landowners with information on the options for habitat enhancement, how to protect and restore rare features of southeast Minnesota’s landscape, the plan deve ..... 
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David Williams...

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Does anyone imagine for a minute that the vendetta against David Williams is unrelated to the frac sand mining struggle? Does anyone think the accusatory column wasn’t initiated by someone on the pro mining side of this debate? T ..... 
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Character Assasination of David Williams...

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, With balanced coverage of news and opinion and the promotion of mutual respect, community unity and harmony, a newspaper has a positive influence on a community. With weighty issues like the sand mining ordinance, with which the ..... 
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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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