College In the Schools (CIS) Opportunities

INFINITY Online offers certain courses as concurrent courses in partnership with Central Lakes College. If a student meets the requirements, they may take the course to receive College in the Schools (CIS) credit and also receive High School credit. If a student does not meet the requirements, but would like to take the course for High School credit only, they may elect to do so when they register for their course with Infinity.

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

1.    Eligible students are juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA (or top third of high school class) and seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA (or top half of their high school class). Counselor must provide documentation of the student’s class ranking, GPA, and a letter from HS official.   


AND

 

2.    Accuplacer or ACT Cut score requirements for each CIS course: 

   

Concurrent Course

Semester

Eligibility Criteria

Anthropology

(3 College Credits)

Fall

A score of 18 on test ACT English; OR A score of 21 on test ACT Reading; OR A score of 56 on test Accuplacer Reading Comprehension; OR A score of 56 on test Accuplacer Exempt

Art Appreciation

(3 College Credits)

Spring

A score of 18 on test ACT English: OR a score of 21 on test ACT Reading; Ora score of 56 on test Accuplacer Reading Comprehension; Or a score of 21 on test ACT Reading; OR a score of 56 on test Accuplacer Reading Comprehension; OR a score of 56 on test Accuplacer Exempt

The American Economy

(3 College Credits)

Spring

A score of 18 on test ACT English: OR a score of 21 on test ACT Reading; Ora score of 56 on test Accuplacer Reading Comprehension; OR a score of 56 on test Accuplacer Reading Comprehension; OR a score of 56 on test Accuplacer Exempt

Chemistry

(4 College Credits)

Year-Long

MATH 0790 - Beginning Algebra; OR MATH 0800 - Fundamentals of Mathematics (minimum grade: 2GPA equivalent); OR A score of 21 on test ACT Math; OR A score of 65 on test Accuplacer Arithmetic; OR  A score of 52 on test Accuplacer Elementary Algebra

Composition I

(4 College Credits)

Fall

A score of 18 on test ACT English: OR a score of 21 on test ACT Reading; OR A score of 78 on test Accuplacer Reading Comprehension; OR A score of 100 on test Accuplacer ESL Reading Skills; OR A score of 100 on test Accuplacer ESL Sentence Meaning: OR A score of 100 on test Accuplacer ESL Listening

Composition II

(4 College Credits)


Spring

ENGL 1410 - Composition I; OR ENGL 1420 Honors Composition I

Cultural Geography

(3 College Credits)

Fall

A score of 18 on test ACT English; OR A score of 21 on test ACT Reading; OR A score of 56 on test Accuplacer Reading Comprehension; OR A score of 56 on test Accuplacer Exempt

Medical Terminology

(3 College Credits)

Spring

No pre-requisite required other than GPA.

Psychology

(4 College Credits)

Spring

A score of 18 on test ACT English; OR A score of 21 on test ACT Reading; OR A score of 56 on test Accuplacer Reading Comprehension; OR A score of 56 on test Accuplacer Exempt

Statistics

(4 College Credits)

Year-Long

MATH 0810 - Math Pathways; OR MATH0820 - Intermediate Algebra; OR A score of 21 on test ACT Math; OR a score of 50 on test Accuplacer College Level Math

 


How to Register for a CIS course with INFINITY?


Step 1. Enroll and register for the course with INFINITY Online on the Genius registration website. When requesting a course indicate in the comments box that the course is for CIS credit.

 

Step 2. Submit an application with Central Lakes College. Please write down your StarID & Password after applying.

 

Step 3. Have your High School send qualifying accuplacer or ACT scores to Jenni Brose at CLC. (Email: jbrose@clcmn.edu, mail: Central Lakes College 501 W. College Rd. Brainerd, MN 56401).

 

  • Note: You will not be officially enrolled in any CIS course until the college has received this information to verify eligibility for the course.

 

Step 4.  Receive your acceptance letter or email from CLC.


Step 5. Forward your acceptance letter from Central Lakes College (Include your Tech ID Number) to Melissa Nielsen at melissa.nielsen@mninfinity.org and INFINITY will then register you for your CIS course at Central Lakes College.


Note:

In certain circumstances, 10th grade students may request to take the college credit course if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Rank in the upper one-tenth of their class
  • Score at or above the 90th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test

 

*Contact the INFINITY Office if you are a 10th grade student and are interested in pursuing this college credit opportunity.