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High-STEP Health Science Academy - South Central Minnesota

The mission of the High-STEP Academy—a dynamic, regional partnership between secondary and postsecondary education, business, and community—is to provide secondary students with health science coursework and work-based learning experiences, to excite and prepare them for health science and technology careers.

Postsecondary Partners:

Gustavus Adolphus College
South Central College

High School Partners:

St. Peter High School, St. Clair High School, Cleveland High School, Le Sueur - Henderson High School, Lake Crystal, Welcomme Memorial High School, Tri-City United High School

Student Eligibility:

Juniors and seniors in high school that are interested in pursuing a health care career.

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

CTE - Health Science Teaching License; Health Care Professional Licenses and Certifications

Type of Program:

•  Career & Technical Education (CTE) 

Grade Level(s) Served:

11th, 12th

For more information, visit the High-STEP Academy website.

Postsecondary Partners: 

Amanda Bell | 612-554-9177
Paul Peterson | 507-934-4200 x400

High School Partners:

Kathryn Rusch | 507-389-7241
Glenn Morris | 507-389-5106

Program Components:

• Online program
• Postsecondary credits can be earned through this program
• Community Service
• Work Based Learning
• Internships
• Classes taught by high school teachers
• Classes taught by college personnel
• Instruction takes place at the college
• Instruction takes place at River's Edge Hospital and Clinic

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  • Minnesota Department of Education