Aug 18, 2011

College in the Schools

Central Lakes College hosted more than 100 high school instructors, counselors, and administrators on Thursday, Aug. 18 for an in-service day at the Brainerd campus. The College-in-the-Schools program allows high school students to take college-level courses taught in their home district by qualified high school instructors. The credits are fully transferrable to CLC and many other colleges and universities. In the mathematics discipline, CLC collaborator Sandy Porter and Sauk Centre math teacher Scott Bergman used Scott's latest gadget, a Casio tool for myriad calculatons. This was an adventure for Texas Instruments-oriented Porter. Many other exchanges focused on information sharing and policies were covered in meetings among the instructors, as well as principals, superintendents, and counselors. The districts attending included Peqot Lakes, Pine River-Backus, Crosby-Ironton, Brainerd, Onamia, Little Falls, Aitkin, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Staples-Motley, Upsala, Royalton, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Nashwauk-Keewatin, Deer River, Parkers Prairie, Browerville, Northland-Remer, Freshwater, Isle, Infinity, Pierz, Holdingford, Greenway (Coleraine)and Swanville. For images of the event, go to