Senior to Sophomore (S2S)

What is Senior to Sophomore?

Our program connects high-achieving high school students with key resources on the St. Cloud State University campus while allowing them to remain in their high school. They accelerate their learning and prepare for a future on a campus.

We consider several parameters for each Senior to Sophomore course -- subject matter, department requirements, the faculty partner and the high school instructor.

Our course content matches on-campus courses.  Some departments provide a syllabus for the course; others allow a faculty partner-instructor collaboration. Any syllabus must be approved before the course begins.

S2S faculty partners ensure that instructors meet specific department requirements, learning objectives and prerequisites.

Academic departments and their faculty determine whether the instructor's credentials meet the requirements. They approve the instructor, textbook and curriculum. Each course reflects the pedagogical, theoretical and philosophical orientation of the department.

We encourage campus visits that engage in active learning to give students access to resources and a full understanding of the campus experience.     

Finally, we use assignments and exams to assess and evaluate a student's success in the course.

High schools with S2S courses

  • Albany
  • Alexandria
  • Andover
  • Annandale
  • Anoka
  • Becker
  • Big Lake
  • Blaine
  • Buffalo
  • Cambridge-Isanti
  • Coon Rapids
  • Dassel-Cokato
  • Delano
  • DREAM Technical Academy
  • Eden Valley-Watkins
  • Elk River
  • Faribault
  • Farmington
  • Foley
  • Hutchinson
  • Litchfield
  • Milaca
  • Monticello
  • Mora
  • North Branch
  • Pine River - Backus
  • Princeton
  • Prior Lake
  • Rockford
  • Rogers
  • Sartell-St. Stephen
  • Sauk Rapids-Rice
  • Spectrum
  • St. Cloud Apollo
  • St. Cloud Tech
  • St. Francis
  • St. Michael-Albertville
  • Watertown-Mayer
  • Willmar
  • Zimmerman

St. Cloud State Departments with S2S partners

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Career Center
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental & Technological Studies
  • Foreign Language -- French, German, Spanish
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Media
  • Marketing
  • Mathmatics
  • Physical Education & Sport Science
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics