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Principal Mary Mackbee

275 Lexington Pkwy N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

(651) 744-4900 | Get Directions

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360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

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CIS - College in the Schools

  • College in the Schools Program (CIS) is a partnership with the University of Minnesota, offering introductory-level U of M credit courses to advanced seniors and is taught during the regular school day at the students' own high school.

    The CIS program at Central began in 1994. Central CIS teachers are specially trained in discussion leadership by University of Minnesota staff. Exams are administered according to University standards and students who do well may earn five credits from the University of Minnesota.


    • Composition for English Language Learners (ELL)
    • Introduction to Modern Fiction
    • United States History
    • Basic Writing
    • Intermediate Latin

    • Earn credit at the University of Minnesota without leaving high school campus
    • Develop college-level skills in critical thinking and writing via U of M curriculum and university-level discourse
    • Experience the U of M Campus on student field days
    • Receive FREE U of M E-mail account and Internet access
    • Access to U of M libraries and computer labs
    CIS courses are offered to seniors only and to those students who are ranked academically in the top 20% of their class. Exceptions are made for enrollment in the ELLclass. Ask your counselor about enrollment in the CIS classes.