Exceptional Learning Opportunities

   Denfeld and Duluth East High Schools provide exceptional learning opportunities, from college readiness to potentially earning college credit or professional accreditation in high school to preparing for a successful career.  
   Courses are free to participating students; partners include the University of Minnesota – Duluth, Lake Superior College, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, and others.

   Qualifications vary, for more information:
Denfeld Guidance Office:  218-336-8830 ext. 1974
Duluth East Guidance Office:  218-336-8845 ext. 2143
ISD 709 Curriculum Department:  218-336-8713 


Advanced Placement (AP):  Courses taught in the high schools, recognized nationally, college curriculum.  Students develop higher level thinking skills, may receive college credit.

College in the Schools Program (CITS):  Challenging, faster-paced, more in-depth than traditional courses.  Allows students to earn college credit while attending high school. Students earn these credits in their high school classrooms and are taught and graded by their high school teacher.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP):  Opportunity to receive college credit by earning qualifying scores on any of 34 exams.

Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO):   Students may earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating post secondary institutions. 

Articulated College Credit:  Opportunity to receive college credit through an accredited technical college program and/or potentially receive professional certification.  

ISD 709 Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program:  Designed to help focus students into career/post-secondary pathways that fit their personality and academic interests. 
Today's CTE is for all students, integrated with academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum.
CTE courses are taught by some of the most highly qualified professionals in the region - over 80% come from industry first and then education. They bring real-world knowledge and connections to help students explore and succeed in the competitive job market.
Students work hands-on with the material and learn life skills.  Our mission is to prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow by providing them with work skills beyond individual content specialties. 
High school students can earn college credit in their area of interest, a great head start.
Courses may help students qualify for and earn accreditation/certification in their area of interest.
Career Clubs provide experiences beyond the classroom and help students connect to their schools.  
The goal is to help students GET to work - that means high-paying careers, both regionally and globally.  
    Programs of study are offered in 6 broad Minnesota career fields with exposure to over 13 career clusters and pathways.  Find the classes that will lead you into the career you want! 
Aerospace Physics (Aviation)
Agriculture and Forestry
Automotive and Engines
Business, Marketing and Finance  
Construction Technology      
Engineering and Design  
Graphic Arts and Digital Design 
Health Occupations  
Hospitality and Tourism (Culinary Arts)
Learn More Online or contact your high school guidance counselor.