124D.09. The Minnesota Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Act allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll in postsecondary courses for dual college and high school credit. The law mandates that postsecondary institutions allow selected high school students to enroll in their on-campus courses, as space allows. The law also allows schools and districts to contract with postsecondary institutions to provide postsecondary courses on site at high schools.
The 2011 legislature amended 124D.09 to allow 9th and 10th graders to apply to participate in courses offered through concurrent enrollment programs under very narrow circumstances, namely that the class in which they enroll would not be offered unless additional students are enrolled. This legislation does not change the postsecondary institutions’ ability to determine eligibility requirements. Go here to read the entire law: http://www.revisor.mn.gov/pubs/.
120B.13. Amended in 2012, this statute now requires MDE to report annually to the legislature about not only the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs, but also on the traditional PSEO program and concurrent enrollment.
124D.091. This statute provides reimbursement to high schools of up to $150 per student registration for costs incurred when offering concurrent enrollment courses.
See links at the right for information about MN House and Senate education committees and state legislation impacting concurrent enrollment