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District 191 students earned nearly $1.3 million in college credits in 2017-18

Students at Burnsville High School and Burnsville Alternative High School earned 2,599 credits worth $1.28 million in tuition through the University of Minnesota’s College in the Schools (CIS) program during the 2017-18 school year. It’s the second most credits earned at any Minnesota high school through CIS classes.

The CIS program allows high school juniors and seniors to take college-level classes without leaving their school. Students get the benefit of experiencing the pace and rigor of a University of Minnesota class and can earn college credits that may save them thousands of dollars in tuition.

“I’m always proud of our students and inspired by their work ethic,” said Burnsville High School Principal Dave Helke. “They are tackling difficult subjects, engaging in meaningful debate and discussion, writing at a college level. It really shows how serious they are about being future ready.”

District 191 high schools offer students 11 CIS courses in subjects that include math, writing, economics, government, sociology, history, African American studies, and world languages.

In addition, BHS students have opportunities to earn college credits through Advanced Placement classes, concurrent enrollment agreements with Inver Hills and Normandale community colleges, and agreements with other post-secondary schools.

See all the courses available at BHS and BAHS online at

Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 10:06