On-campus College Classes

Concordia Academy offers more on-campus college classes than any other high school in Minnesota. This is made possible through a unique partnership with Concordia University-St Paul (CSP). Students who take our college classes receive credit from both Concordia Academy and Concordia University. Upon completion of a college class, students receive a college transcript from Concordia University. This transcript can be transferred to any university that accepts college transfer credits.

Concordia Academy’s on-campus college classes differ from both AP (Advanced Placement) classes and off-campus PSEO classes. In AP classes, students do college level work but only receive college credit if they pass a single test given at the end of the class. In Concordia Academy’s college classes students are given multiple assessments throughout the learning experience. There is no one time make or break test. Concordia Academy’s college classes also differ from off-campus PSEO classes in that students do not leave school and drive to a college. All of our college classes are taught on our campus, by college professors, and are taken with fellow high-school students.

Junior and senior students with a minimum of a 3.25 GPA are eligible for college classes.



Concordia Academy Featured Professor Marko Fields

In addition to teaching, Marko Fields is Concordia University’s Resident Artist. A McKnight Fellow, Fields works primarily in clay and mixed-media.

A former illustrator, graphic designer and editorial cartoonist, Fields discovered clay as his life’s work in 1991, whereupon he set about a midlife career change. He received his BFA from the University of Kansas in 1996, and his MFA from Kansas State University in 1999; it was apparently the right move. Widely published, exhibited and collected, his work can be seen in the collections of The Herberger Museum of Art (Phoenix), The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (the deYoung) and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute (Washington DC).

 

Fields is one of the university faculty teaching at Concordia Academy.


 

The following on-campus college classes are offered during the 2013-2014 academic school year:

  • ART 142 Digital Photography (3 college credits plus .5 high school credits)
  • ART 261 Ceramics I (3 college credits plus .5 high school credits)
  • ART 212 Illustration (3 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • ART 282 Graphic Design I (3 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • BIO 120 Biology I: The Unity of Life (4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • BIO 130 Biology II: The Diversity of Life (4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • CHE 115 General Chemistry I (4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • CHE 116 General Chemistry II (4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • COM 103 Fundamentals of Communication (4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • COM 212 Public Speaking and Performance (4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • ENG 120 College Writing (4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • ENG 155 Introduction to Literature (4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • HIST 231 College American History I (4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • HIST 233 College American History II (4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • KHS 110 Heath and Human Movement (3 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • MAN 101 Intro to Business (4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • MATH 135 Calculus I (4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • MATH 145 Calculus II (5 credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • POL 131 American Government (4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • SPA 201 Intermediate College Spanish I (4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)
  • SPA 202 Intermediate College Spanish II(4 college credits plus .5 high school credit)

84 college credits available this year alone!


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