PSEO Career Options

The Summit Academy OIC Post-Secondary Enrollment Career Options (PSEO) program offers high school juniors and seniors the option to earn high school credits while learning a trade at a post-secondary vocational school.

Consider PSEO if you are:

  • A high school junior or senior
  • Interested in construction or healthcare
  • Unsure if you want to go to college
  • Interested in learning a trade that qualifies you for a job after you complete high school

Course Information

PSEO students train at Summit for 20 weeks for a career in one or more of the following areas:


Pre-Apprentice Construction (PAC)

Within the Pre-Apprentice Construction Program additional specializations are also offered (*offered periodically-ask us about):

Concrete Form Carpenter*
Heavy Equipment Operator*
Residential Carpentry


Community Health Worker (CHW)
CHW with Certified Nursing Assistant Option*


  • Earn high school credits while learning career skills
  • Prepare for the world of work
  • Receive hands-on experience
  • Free bus passes
  • Performance incentives
  • Earn a Certificate from an accredited institution
  • Tuition paid through the Minnesota Department of Education

How to Enroll

Students should discuss PSEO options with their high school counselor and obtain a PSEO Application. Students are requested to inform the high school before March 30 if considering participation in the program the following academic year.

  • Parents/Guardians and a high school counselor must complete the PSEO Application
  • Create student account
  • Submit admissions application
  • Schedule reading and math entrance exam
  • Mail or fax the PSEO Application to your Admissions Counselor by the enrollment deadline date. Call 612-377-0150 or check the calendar for dates.

MN Dept of Education
For more information about the MN Department of Education Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program, visit the MN Department of Education website.