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Our goal is to provide all students with opportunities and resources which will enable them to explore and develop future educational, career and personal goals.

RESOURCES

College Resources

Will my college credits transfer?


This is a question a lot of students have when taking college or AP classes. The college determines whether or not the credit will be awarded, so students should always check with the institution to see if the credit will transfer. If the credit transfers, check to see if it will be elective credit or if it will apply to your major program. Many colleges offer information on their websites that can help you determine this. Below are other sources of information that are useful.





PSEO/CIS/ITV Info

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)


Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders may initially take one Career and Technical Education (CTE) PSEO course. If 10th graders taking a CTE PSEO course earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional CTE PSEO courses. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Enrolling in a PSEO course does not prohibit a student from participating in activities sponsored by the high school. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. By March 1 of each year, schools must provide PSEO information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families. To assist the district in planning, students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year. For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage. RESOURCES




PSEO/CIS/ITV Information Specific to Central Lakes College


Most of the ITV courses offered at Royalton are Central Lakes College courses. The ITV courses may be taught by a high school teacher (CIS) or they may be taught by a college instructor (PSEO). The CIS classes offered at Royalton are offered through Central Lakes College. The CIS courses include the following. Note: they may not be offered every year. BUSINESS OFFERINGS

  • Accounting for Non-Accountants
  • College Success Skills
  • Introduction to Business
ENGLISH OFFERINGS
  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Introduction to Literature
MATH OFFERINGS
  • Introduction to College Algebra
  • College Algebra
  • Pre-Calculus
MUSIC OFFERINGS
  • Community Band
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Testing Information

Tests and Testing Information


ACCUPLACER The Accuplacer is a non-timed admissions test for PSEO students as well as students planning to enroll in Minnesota 2-year schools or vocational/trade schools. The Accuplacer is a free test for first-time testers. Students take the assessment on the computer. Students will need a photo ID and their social security number to take the test
ASVAB The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. The ASVAB is given to all juniors in the fall. The test results give students career information that can be helpful in developing their individual career plan. Juniors will take the ASVAB on Friday, October 2, 2020, from 9:50-12:50.
PSAT/NMSQT This College Board test assesses the critical reading, mathematics and writing skills students need for college and beyond. The PSAT/NMSQT helps students become college-ready. It provides feedback on skills, access to scholarships and personalized online tools. ACT The ACT is an admissions test used by 4-year colleges and universities. The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement test. There are four tests with the optional writing test. The cost for ACT No Writing is $55. ACT with Writing is $70. Students who qualify for Free/Reduced lunch should stop in the Guidance Office for an ACT Fee Waiver.
The English Test is a 75-question, 45-minute test. The test consists of five essays, or passages, each accompanied by a sequence of multiple-choice test questions that measures a student's understanding of the conventions of standard English (punctuation, usage, and sentence structure), production of writing (topic development, organization, unity, and cohesion) and knowledge of language (word choice, style, and tone). The content in this test is:

  • Production of Writing (29-32%)
  • Knowledge of Language (13-19%)
  • Conventions of Standard English (51-56%)
The Mathematics Test is a 60-question, 60-minute test designed to assess the mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12. The content is comprised of:
  • Preparing for Higher Math (57-60%)
  • Number and Quantity (7-10%)
  • Algebra (12-15%)
  • Functions (12-15%)
  • Geometry (12-15%)
  • Statistics and Probability (8-12%)
  • Integrated Essential Skills (40-43%)
  • These questions address concepts typically learned before 8th grade, such as rates and percentages; proportional relationships; area, surface area, and volume; average and median; and expressing numbers in different ways.
  • Modeling (>25%)
  • This category represents all questions that involve producing, interpreting, understanding, evaluating, and improving models.
The Reading Test is a 40-question, 35-minute test that measures your reading comprehension. The reading test assesses skills in three reporting categories:
  • Key Ideas and Details (55-60%)
  • Craft and Structure (25-30%)
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (13-18%)
​The Science Test is a 40-question, 35-minute test that measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences. The test emphasizes science skills and practices over recall of scientific content, complex mathematics skills, and reading ability. The scientific information is conveyed in one of three different formats.
  • Interpretation of Data (45-55%)
  • Scientific Investigation (20-30%)
  • Evaluation of Models, Inferences, and Experimental Results (25-35%)
The Writing Test is optional. It is a 40-minute essay test that measures a student’s writing skills. If students register for the ACT Plus Writing, they take the ACT Writing Test after they complete the four multiple-choice tests. Taking the Writing Test will not affect the student's scores on the multiple- choice tests or their Composite score. Students will receive a single subject-level score (rounded average of the four domain scores) based on a 2=12 scale. The four domain scores are:
  • Ideas and Analysis
  • Development and Support
  • Organization
  • Language Use and Conventions
2021-2022 ACT National Test Dates





U.S. Military Opportunities

Service Academy Programs


Each of the Academies open their application process in the spring of applicants' junior year. For a student to gain acceptance to a Service Academy, they must apply and meet the requirements of that specific school, in addition to earning a nomination from their congressman. Students are encouraged to apply as early as they can, so they have more time to improve their qualifications and fully complete the process. Once a student has applied at a Service Academy, they may apply to seek a nomination from their congressman. Most begin accepting requests for nomination in April of applicants' junior year. For more information stop in the CRC. RESOURCES

  • United States Army
  • Army ROTC
  • United States Navy
  • Navy ROTC
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Marines
  • United States Military Academy - West Point
  • United States Air Force Academy - Colorado Springs
  • United States Naval Academy - Annapolis
  • United States Coast Guard Academy
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy





Career Assessments

Career Assessments


Assessments and career exploration are a great way to help students and jobseekers make the best possible choices. What things do you like to do? What’s your personality style? What skills and abilities do you have? There are a variety of free career assessments available online that can help.

Career Resources from Minnesota Department of Employement & Economic Development





Homework Help

Homework Help


Most students will have homework sometime throughout their high school career. These resources may be of help for those who are struggling with homework problems.