CLASS OF 2020 & 2021 - 02/22/19

    ERHS Field Trip to Exploring Potential Interests & Careers (EPIC) 
    Friday, 2/22/19 
    St. Cloud State Technical and Community College

    On Friday, February 22, 2019, more than 2,500 students from over 20 schools will gather on the campus of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in St. Cloud to participate in EPIC (Exploring Potential Careers & Interests), the first ever large-scale career exploration event for high school students in Central Minnesota. Elk River High School is proud to be a part of this event. 

    This event is designed to effectively bridge the gap between education and industry for high school students in Central Minnesota, contributing to the fulfillment of the economic and workforce needs of the area. The unique format of the event allows students to participate in hands-on, interactive experiences that simulate activities from a variety of careers. Students will also learn the educational requirements and potential job market forecast of each career. 

    The event will be setup according to the MN Career Fields, Clusters & Pathways wheel and students should visit their first Career Field choice.  ERHS will have a required Elk Time on 2/21 to help them better understand what this means. Six career clusters will be showcased, including: Human Services; Health, Science & Technology; Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology; Arts, Communications & Information Systems; Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; and Business, Management & Administration. 

    Interested 10th and 11th grade students must complete this short form indicating their interest and return a signed parent permission form found in the counseling office by 2/12.  By filling out this form, it is your firm commitment to attend.  Space is limited to 100 students.  Students will also be required to attend an Elk Time on 2/21 to complete a short career survey and activity.

    Mrs. Davison 
    College and Career Specialist / Counselor 

    CLASS OF 2020 - 02/28/19 @ 5:30-6:00PM

    11th Grade Parent and Student College Planning Information Night
    Thursday, 2/28/19 from 5:30-6:00PM
    (during spring conferences)
    Zabee Theater
    -Do you have questions about planning for life after school?
    -Do you want information about ACT prep resources?
    -Want to learn more about a suggested timeline for researching and applying to college (technical, vocational, community and 4 year schools)?
    -What should you be doing now and what should you be prepared to do next year as a senior to plan for your future?
    11th grade parents and students are invited to attend an informational meeting during spring conferences to learn more.

    02/28/19 @ 6:00PM

    Concurrent Enrollment Information and Application Session 
     Thursday, 2/28/19 from 6:00PM 
    (during spring conferences) 
    Zabee Theater

    You are receiving this email because your student has registered for one or more concurrent enrollment courses** (PineTechnical and Community College course taken at Elk River High School and taught by ERHS teachers) for the 2019-2020 academic year. These courses allow you to get a jump start on your college education, explore possible careers, and save money! Upon registration with PTCC and successful completion of the course at ERHS, you will earn college credit directly from PTCC that will go on your permanent college transcript.

    The following will need to be completed for any student wishing to receive college credit through PTCC for the concurrent enrollment course with ERHS:

    1. Attend the concurrent enrollment information and application session on February 28th. Bring a charged Chromebook to complete Step #2.

    2. Complete a PTCC online application by March 12th. Please follow the very specific instructions on how to apply: PTCC Application Instructions.

      • If you have previously applied to PTCC, you do not reapply. Ex: If you applied in the 2017-2018 SY for a concurrent enrollment course with PTCC, you do not need to reapply.

      • If you do not apply by March 7th, you may not be able to take the Accuplacer exam offered at ERHS.

    3. ACCUPLACER Assessment Testing - JUNIORS: April 17th @ 7:30AM - Zabee Theater; SOPHOMORES: April 24th @ 7:30AM in Zabee Theater

      • All PTCC concurrent enrollment courses require that students meet a certain cut score on the ACCUPLACER exam. All students should plan on testing that day unless instructed by their HS counselor.

      • Students may be waived into a specific course based on their ACT score, MCA scores, or prior Accuplacer test results.



    How to Talk to Your Kids About....    Parent Education Series

    Informative sessions held at Rogers High School in the Media Center from 5:30pm-7:00pm for Parents and Caregivers.  These sessions are hosted by Jennifer Knapp, MS and LMFT from Rise Therapy and no pre-registration is necessary.  To see session descriptions please click here.


    Remaining Sessions:

    March 12th-Marijuana and other illegal drugs

    April 9th-Academic Choices for the Future



    Did you miss this event?  Click HERE for the Power Point Presentation given by Mr. Schmoyer.

    All students and parents interested in learning more about earning college credits while attending ERHS please come to an informational meeting on Nov. 27th @ 6:00pm in the Zabee Theater. The purpose of the meeting is to inform both parents and students of the many options students have to earn college credit as an ERHS student. Advanced Placement (AP), College in the School with University of MN (CIS), Concurrent Enrollment with Pine Technical Community College and St. Cloud State University, and PSEO will be discussed. You will have an opportunity to hear from the different teachers in each area discuss what it takes to be a high school "college student" and what level of rigor should be expected when taking college level courses.