Advanced Placement (AP)
What is AP (Advanced Placement)?
· Students take college level courses at HCPA
· Standardized AP test is taken by the student
· Credit is given by college if student achieves a required score on the exam
AP Classes offered at HCPA:
- AP Art + Design
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP Computer Science A
- AP Computer Science Principles
- AP Environmental Science
- AP European History
- AP Physics I
- AP Statistics
- AP US History
- Pre-AP World History Geography
CIS - College in the Schools
What is CIS?• Only available to Juniors and Seniors• Dual-credit courses• High School and College credits on HCPA and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities transcript• Course curriculum set up by the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities• Taught at HCPA by HCPA teachersHCPA currently offers two CIS courses:For questions and concerns, please contact the Counseling Office at 651-209-8002.
TRIO - Upward Bound Math-Science
What is TRIO Upward Bound?
TRIO Programs are college access and college success programs funded through the U.S. Department of Education. An expansion of the civil rights movement and the war on poverty, TRIO programs are rooted in a historical and on-going desire of equal opportunity in education through social justice. Metropolitan State University is committed to enhance the college success for underrepresented student in higher education.
For more information, visit https://www.metrostate.edu/students/support/trio/college-access.
PSEO-Post-Secondary Enrollment Options
What is PSEO?• A High School student attends a Minnesota State College or University• The student then receives both High School and College credit if they pass the course• PSEO provides:o More variety of courseso College credit at no charge
Choosing coursesWhen choosing courses, students must consider what courses are needed to meet Hmong College Prep Academy graduation requirements. In addition, students should consider courses that are offered beyond those available at HCPA. Students may earn college credit at HCPA by taking Advanced Placement (AP) and College in the Schools (CIS) courses. Students should work with counselors to ensure the best possible graduation results.CreditsAll PSEO students are required to maintain full-time / part time credit status. These credits may be taken entirely at College or a combination of College and High School credits. ** Full time is defined as the equivalent of at least 12 college credits per semester at college. The ability to transfer PSEO credits from one college to another depends on each individual College or University. Students should contact the Colleges or Universities they are considering attending after High School graduation to determine what PSEO credits, if any, the institutions will accept as a transfer and how they will treat those credits.Students must sign a contract through the counseling office and are required to meet with their high school counselor and CP teacher monthly. These meetings will help ensure they are on track to graduate and getting assistance with college applications.Colleges where most HCPA students apply:4 Year:Bethel UniversityConcordia UniversityMetropolitan State UniversityUniversity of Minnesota-Twin CitiesUniversity of Northwestern2 Year:Anoka-Ramsey Community CollegeCentury CollegeNorth Hennepin Community CollegeSaint Paul CollegeClick on the links below for more information about the process.Please contact Ka Vang in the counseling office for more information: 651-209-8002