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St. Francis Area Schools
A PreK-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township

College In the Schools (CIS)

SFHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to take college courses at the high school. These courses are offered through a cooperation with St. Cloud State University and Southwest Minnesota State University.

CIS courses are college level in academic rigor and time commitment. Teachers at St. Francis will receive a syllabus from the college for each class taught at St. Francis High School. The college will determine course content and texts.

High school students who meet the college course requirements will earn college credit, as well as high school credit to apply toward graduation at no cost to the high school students.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Sophomores: Must be in the top 10% of their class
  • Juniors: must be ranked in the top 1/3 of their class
  • Seniors: must be ranked in the top 1/2 of their class
  • Current College in the Schools students must maintain at least a 2.0 College GPA to remain eligible for college classes

Student Process:

  1. Check Class Rank
  2. Register for Desired CIS classes during HS registration window
  3. Eligible students will be invited to complete an E-Application for SCSU and SMSU CIS programs in April or May with Ms. Sworsky
    • Ineligible Students will be removed from the CIS classes they registered for. You will not receive notification of this change.

Appeals:

  • Student who do not qualify but are on the edge can file an appeal to be considered by the individual Universities
  • CIS Appeal Instructions

CIS experience provides students with:

  • Exposure to college level rigor, with the extra supports high school provides
  • An additional opportunity to challenge themselves
  • A head start on college credit
  • A savings of time and tuition costs
  • Credits that apply to both high school graduation and college requirement

Courses Currently Offered

ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY

HS Course NameHS Course #SCSU Course # Coll. Credits / High School CreditMN Transfer Curriculum Goal Area
College Spanish1367, 1368Span 1024 Coll. credit / 2 HS credit.Goal 06 , Goal 08
College Economics2370Econ 2013 Coll. credit / 1.5 HS credit. Goal 05
College Geography2375Geog 1113 Coll. credit / 1.5 HS creditGoal 08
College Psychology2377Psych 1153 Coll. credit / 1.5 HS creditGoal 05
College Amer. Hist I2373Hist 1403 Coll. credit / 1.5 HS creditGoal 05
College Amer. Hist II2374Hist 1413 Coll. credit / 1.5 HS creditGoal 05
College Physics3504,3506Phys 1033 Coll. credit / 2 HS creditGoal 03
22 College Credits Total

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
HS Course NameHS Course #SMSU Course #Coll. Credits / High School CreditMN Transfer Curriculum Goal Area
College Algebra4605Math 1103 Coll. credit / 1.5 HS creditGoal 04
College Trigonometry4600Math 1253 Coll. credit / 1.5 HS creditGoal 04
College Calculus4610,4612Math 1505 Coll. credit / 2.5 HS creditGoal 04
College Writing1280English 1514 Coll. credit / 1.5 HS creditGoal 01
College Rhetoric1281Lit 1203 Coll. credit / 1.5 HS creditGoal 06
College BiologyStarting 2017Bio 1004 Coll. credit / 2 HS creditGoal 03
22 College Credits Total


Credit Transferability:

  • Create a personal account at www.transferology.com
  • Enter our College Courses under the "My Courses" area
  • Click "Search for Matches" and see how they transfer to other instate and out of state colleges and universities

Note: Many but not all Colleges and Universities utilize Transferology. If you do not find information on this site contact the college you wish to transfer credits to. They will be able to assist you. Have the college course numbers handy when you do.

Requesting CIS Transcripts

  • Request SCSU and SMSU transcripts from www.getmytranscript.org
  • You do NOT need to request these transcripts for admission to college. ONLY send these to the college you are choosing to attend. (Transfer Purposes only)
  • College Transcripts are typically $5 a piece

If you need an official SMSU and SCSU transcript sent to a Minnesota State College or University, that institution may be able to obtain your SMSU or SCSU transcript free of charge, providing you do not have any holds. Please contact that institution directly for further information.

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