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High School Program of Study Search

Find which Programs of Study are offered at your high school.

A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your school to help move you towards a college and career path.

Each high school offers a different Program of Study based on the types of careers local employers hire. Use the high school search feature on the MN Programs of Study website to find out which Programs of Study are offered at your school.

Using the High School Search

  1. Go to the MN Programs of Study website.
  2. Under the heading "Find a Program of Study..." look for "At my high school."
    • Enter the name of your school in the keyword box and click the gray arrow.
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    • Click "More Options" to search for your high school on a list of Minnesota schools. You can also search for your school by the name of the consortia it is a part of. After selecting from a list, click "View Matching Programs of Study."
  3. On the next page, a list of career fields in different colors will appear below your high school's name. Click on the name of the career field you want to explore.
  4. Each career field page will organize Programs of Study by career cluster. Each career field has 1-4 career clusters within it. Choose one of the career fields to explore Program of Study information at your school.
  5. On the next page, in the left column "Career clusters with local Programs of Study" list the Programs of Study offered at your school. These list the classes and activities at your school that fit the Program of Study. To review Programs of Study not offered at your school, look at the "Career cluster with state examples" list in the right column. These PDFs will show a general template of what that Program of Study might include. This information is not specific to any one school.

    Example: The Business, Management, & Administration field page for Milaca High School lists the specific Programs of Study offered at their school on the left. State examples of Programs are listed on the right.
  6. Click on a Program of Study under "Career clusters with local Programs of Study." Review the information and resources specific to your school and region.
    • Pathway Overview: A description of the career pathway that the Program of Study will prepare you for. Also includes the high school, school district and consortium name.
    • High School Courses: Chart lists the classes to take that prepare for college programs and work in a career pathway. The amount of information about high school classes varies by school.
    • High School Enhanced Learning: Shows the extracurricular and work-readiness activities related to the Program of Study. The amount of information included varies by school.
    • Post-Secondary Connections: Lists the academic programs offered at colleges and universities that are part of your high school's consortium. Consortia are groups of local high schools and colleges offering the same Programs of Study, making it easier for a student to transition into college.
    • College & University Enhanced Learning: Shows the extracurricular and work-readiness activities related to the Program of Study at colleges. The amount of information included varies; information is input by the high school.
    • Related Careers: Lists careers that the Program of Study prepared you for. Includes education required to enter the career, the average wage, and a link to a full profile on CAREERwise Education with more information about the career. Also includes a link to find out about apprenticeship programs that might fit the Program of Study.
  7. Talk with your adviser or a Career and Technical Education staff person at your high school about how to participate in a Program of Study.