Welcome to the Pequot Lakes High School Counseling Department! Counselors are available by appointment, email, and voicemail. They offer support in academic planning, college and career readiness, along with personal and social growth. For more information on the role of the school counselor, please visit the Minnesota School Counselors Association or the American School Counselor Association.
The goals of the Counseling Department include:
High School Registration
Students need to review their coices carefully as the completed registration form is a "contract." The registration choices will be used to plan the master schedule and staffing for the upcoming year.
Electives: Choose elective courses with care. Please list them in the order of preference. if your first choice courses are not available, you will be scheduled with a course from your alternate list.
Students should review the PLHS Course Registration Guide with parents/guardians to discuss courses and selections.
Students should not sign up for a course with the intent of trying it out and dropping it if it is not what they like.
Make sure you meet the prerequisites for the courses which you are requesting.
Students must earn a minimum of 26 credits, that include credits in the required subject areas.
Community Service Volunteer Hours: 20 or Day of Caring
Student participation in the graduation ceremony is a privilege, not a right.
Students who have completed the requirements for graduation by the last day of school will be allowed to participate in graduating exercises.
Participation may be denied for appropriate reasons, which may include discipline.
Graduation exercises are under the control and direction of building administration.
Students will not be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies if they quit attending any scheduled courses or will not have completed the required credits to graduate by the last day of school.
Minnesota Graduation Rule Information
The Minnesota Graduation Rule requires credits, courses, and participation in state approved assessments. The credit and course requirements are included in the 26 credits required to graduate from PLHS.
*Information coming soon.
College Options in High School
College in the Schools (CIS)
The College in the Schools (CIS) program at Central Lakes College is a partnership with Pequot Lakes High School that gives juniors or seniors a jump start on earning college credit. Students experience the academic rigor of college curriculum and strengthen their study skills while still attending PLHS while earning college credit.
Central Lakes College (CLC) is making its new student enrollment processes for new incoming Fall Semester students and PSEO students so you can best assist those students who are planning to attend CLC as new PSEO students or traditional new students.
CLC has enhanced its new enrollment process by increasing the number of orientation events that students may participate in and improving the experience for students who wish to complete the entire enrollment and orientation process online. We have create a new website which can guide students through the entire enrollment and orientation process at CLC. The new website is www.clcmn.edu/enroll. the website will serve as the one destination for students who wish to enroll, providing them all of the information they need to begin their college experience.
The biggest change in the enrollment process is that we will be requiring students to sign up online to attend a registration session. If you visit the website http://www.clcmn.edu/registration/ you may view all of the registration sessions (we offer multiple registration sessions by program area and campus multiple times per week beginning in April). We have significantly expanded the number of registration sessions (and also offering online registration sessions) to provide more flexibility for future enrollees.
Students who are interested in PSEO must sign up to attend a PSEO registration session.
The first PSEO session is TBD. Students who are uncertain about whether to register or not may attend these PSEO registration sessions and not register, but it is important that they sign up to attend the session, as we are capping the number of students who may attend. If you review the website http://www.clcmn.edu/registration, you will notice that we will offer four registration sessions for PSEO students this Spring - allowing students to learn about the PSEO program, and if they are still interested, register at the end of the evening.
Students who attend a registration session must have completed the previous components - Admission and Assessment of CLC's Enrollment process.
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-level, 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 take one career/technical PSEO course. If they earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional PSEO courses.
There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. Schools must provide information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families by March 1, every year. 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’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.
Transcripts are legal documents that record student grades and credits earned. Transcripts received from an accredited program will be accepted and data recorded onto the student's ISD 186 transcript.
Pequot Lakes High School Transcripts
If you need to request your Pequot Lakes High School transcript to be sent to a college, scholarship, yourself, etc, click the link below. For your first request you will need to set up an account before you can login.
**There is no charge per transcript for current students. Email confirmation will be sent when the transcript has been sent. It is advised that you set up your Parchment account with your personal email address so that you can access your account after graduation.