Ranger U is a concept that allows students be completely immersed in their high school experience while earning college credits.
How does Ranger U work?
AP courses are classes taught by FLHS teachers with specialized training and certification to prepare students to take an end-of-year AP exam. Depending on students' scores on the AP exam, college credits can be earned in a variety of subjects.
Concurrent enrollment courses are classes offered at Forest Lake Area High School where students are also dually enrolled into an accredited college program. The classes take place at FLHS, with FLHS staff, but work is submitted and approved by the partnering college. Upon successful completion of the course, students earn college credits from the partnering university or college. FLHS has established concurrent enrollment classes with the University of Minnesota, Southwest State University, Pine Technical and Community College, and Hennepin Technical College.
Articulated courses at FLHS have the potential of resulting in college credit from certain community or technical colleges. For the credit to be offered, an articulation agreement must be signed by the student, the FLHS teacher and the collaborating college instructor. Such agreements must be created and signed yearly, so it isn’t possible to list courses as “articulated” prior to the start of school.