Welcome to Delano High School! It is our hope that your experience with us during your high school career is filled with many academic and personal successes. In order to help create some of those successes this Registration Guide has been prepared to assist you in making intelligent and conscious decisions around course selection. Delano High School prides itself in offering a wide array of learning opportunities. Planning a high school program to meet your unique needs and interests is a process to be taken seriously and one that involves myriad choices and decision. While your success is paramount to us, it begins with personal responsibility to evaluate and plan your course offerings. The following suggestions may help you in this process:
- Discuss your career plans with parents, counselor, and teachers.
- Select courses that meet Delano graduation requirements, Minnesota graduation standards, and Minnesota Academic Standards, as well as your future educational and career goals.
- Do not select classes based on your friends’ choices or on your impression of the instructor. Your friends will not be with you when you enter college or embark upon a career. Your concentration in a class must be on the course content.
- During the registration process, consider your course selections as permanent. It is difficult to rearrange a student schedule once the master schedule is set.
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders may take one career/technical PSEO course. If they earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional PSEO courses.
There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. Schools must provide information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families by , every year. Students must notify their school by if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year. For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.