College in the Schools

English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies


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College in the Schools (CITS) is a concurrent enrollment program that allows high schools to offer credit-bearing college courses from partnering colleges and universities to qualified high school students. The UMD Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies works with partner high school teachers to design CITS courses that align with the goals and expectations of introductory English and writing courses at UMD, including those named in the department mission statement and the UMD Liberal Education Student Learning Outcomes.

The following high schools partner with UMD to offer College Writing and English Literature courses to high-achieving high school students:

  • Aitkin High School
  • Cloquet High School
  • Cook County High School
  • Duluth Denfeld High School
  • Duluth East High School
  • Duluth Harbor City International School
  • Grand Rapids High School
  • Hermantown High School
  • Hill City School
  • Moose Lake High School
  • Proctor High School
  • Two Harbors High School

Visit the UMD College in the Schools website for more information on this partnership, or contact the department's CITS liaisons: Susan Perala-Dewey (speralad@d.umn.edu) for CITS College Writing courses, and Burke Scarbrough (bscarbro@d.umn.edu) for CITS English Literature courses.