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Model Program

Secondary Technical Education Program (STEP) - Anoka

This program is a high school in a college setting that allows students to take courses that prepare them for the 21st Century Workforce.  It is a partnership with MnSCU (Anoka Technical College), the local community, and Anoka-Hennepin School District to provide students with rigorous, relevant, hands-on experience in Career & Technical Education courses and earn college credit while still in high school.

Postsecondary Partners:

Anoka Technical College
Anoka Ramsey Community College

High School Partners:

Anoka High School, Andover High School, Blaine High School, Champlin Park High School,  Coon Rapids High School

Student Eligibility:

Most program have no general eligibility requirements.  However, some courses have prerequisites that must be taken in order to take the advanced level courses. Concurrent enrollment courses require students to meet general eligibility requirements including class rank, ACT or PLAN scores, OR 8th Grade MCA scores.

Faculty Credentialing and/or Teacher Licensure Requirements which support this program:

All teachers must be appropriately licensed teachers in Career & Technical Education.  Teachers that offer concurrent enrollment must meet minimum qualifications to offer college credit.

Type of Program:

•  Career & Technical Education (CTE)
•  Concurrent Enrollment

Grade Level(s) Served:

11th, 12th

For more information, visit the Anoka STEP Program website.

Postsecondary Contacts:

 LeAnn Brown | 763-576-4082  
Jim Clark | 763-576-4049

High School Contacts:

Jessica Lipa | 763-433-4001
Alyssa Zemple | 763-433-4031

Program Components:

•  Postsecondary credits can be earned through this program
•  Classes taught by high school teachers
•  Instruction takes place in the high school

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