Counseling

Enrollment of all new students is handled through the District 279 Enrollment Center located at 7051 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, MN 55429.  Please contact the Enrollment Center at 763-585-7350 or visit the website www.district279.org/schools/enroll

Registration or selection of classes takes place after the student is enrolled.  Please contact our counseling department 763-391-8705, and we will schedule an appointment for the student to meet with a counsleor to select his/her classes. 

We look forward to meeting you and having you join the MGSH Crimson family!

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Osseo Area Schools guidance and counseling program consists of the following major areas :

Guidance curriculum – Learning activities that take place in classrooms with groups, or with individuals.

Individual planning Responsive Services Component – May include consultation, personal counseling, crisis counseling and referrals.

  • Individual appraisal includes assisting students to assess and interpret abilities, interests, skills and achievements.
  • Individual advisement includes assisting students to use self-appraisal to foster awareness, planning and decision making.

System Support Component – consists of management activities that establish, maintain and enhance the total guidance program. These may include staff and community public relations, professional development, committee and advisory boards, and program research and development.

Why would I see my counselor?
A student may see a counselor for a variety of reasons. Counselors are trained to help students in four broad areas:

  • Personal – chemical use, eating issues, stress, depression, etc.
  • Social – family concerns, friendship or dating issues, etc.
  • Academic – study skills, tutors, scheduling, transcripts, etc.
  • Career/College – future planning, test preparation, applications for schools, etc.

How do I make an appointment?
Students may make an individual appointment with their counselor by going to any of the clerical staff in the Guidance Office. Counselors are assigned by alphabet, so a student does not need to know his/her counselor’s name. The clerical staff will then schedule the student with the appropriate counselor. Students are to inform teachers before they come for appointments so that they can get assignments ahead of time. Parents may make appointments to see their son/daughter’s counselor by calling the Guidance Office at 763-391-8705.  Counselors make every effort to return phone calls within 48 hours and to accommodate requests for appointments in less than one week. During very busy times, such as the beginning of the school year and during the registration process for the next school year, it may take longer for a response.

COUNSELING

The Counseling staff welcomes new and returning students and their families to Maple Grove Senior High. The Counselors are trained help students in four broad areas: 1. Personal - chemical use, eating issues, stress, depression, etc. 2. Social - family concerns, friendships or other social issues, etc. 3. Academic - study skills, tutors, scheduling, transcripts, etc. 4. Career/College - future planning, test preparation, applications for schools, etc. Students and/or parents may schedule appointments with their counselor by contacting Sue Ihli, the department secretary. Students are assigned counselors based on their last names (see below). We make every effort to return phone calls within 48 hours and accommodate requests for appointments in less than one week. During very busy times, such as the beginning of the school year and during the registration process for the next school year, it may take longer for a response.

KREFT DARWIN MALAKOWSKY MATT VANDER POL SARAH HERNANDEZ HEATHER  BYERS LINDA 
 Darwin Kreft  Matt Malakowsky  Sarah Vander Pol  Heather Hernandez  Linda Byers
 A-Da  De-H  I-Me  Mi-Sa  Sc-Z
 763-391-8723  763-391-8724  763-391-8715  763-391-8744  763-391-8738
kreftd@district279.org malakowskym@district279.org vanderpols@district279.org hernandezh@district279.org byerslinda@district279.org

 

KEYS ANDREA Anthony Turner IHLI SUSAN
 Andrea Keys Anthony Turner  Sue Ihli
 Student Assistance Counselor Social Worker  Secretary
 763-391-8726    763-391-8705
 keysa@district279.org TurnerA@District279.org  ihlis@district279.org

 


Support Groups

PSEO Information

CAREER RESOURCE

The Career Resource Center (CRC) is a great resource for students and parents at MGSH. It is located inside the Media Center (adjacent to the front lobby/entrance). The CRC provides assistance to students as they begin their post high school planning. Areas in which the CRC can help include careers and career exploration, colleges (transcripts, college reps, panels), financial aid and scholarships, testing (ACCUPLACER, ACT/SAT, PSAT, AP), military and employment and internship services. The CRC produces monthly newsletters that you don’t want to miss! This newsletter has information on college and military reps coming to our school, volunteer and work opportunities, ACT and NCAA information and a thoughtful article on a relevant topic. If you would like to receive this newsletter by email please contact Mrs. Bri Allen at BriAllen@district279.org. The CRC is also on Twitter, and we would love for you to follow us at @MGSHCRC. In addition, the CRC hosts college representatives/presentations throughout the year. Please visit our webpage at https://sites.google.com/a/apps.district279.org/mgsh-crc/home to learn more about upcoming dates and presentations.

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Mike Vecellio  Bri Allen
Career Counselor  Career Support
763-391-8761  763-391-8760
VecellioM@District279.org AllenB@District279.org



 

 

Post Secondary Education Options (PSEO)


Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders may take one career/technical PSEO course. If they earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional PSEO courses.

There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students toparticipate in PSEO courses on college campuses. Schools must provide information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families by March 1, every year. Students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year. For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.

Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program Registration Form 2017-18 

 

The MGSH Counseling department offers several groups during the school year.  Please contact the Counseling Department 763-391-8705 for more information or to refer a student to a group.

LGBTQ
The LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) group provides a safe and supportive environment for students who are exploring their sexual identities and/or gender identities. Students discuss issues concerning sexual orientation and gender identity, ask questions, and support each other.  This is a year-long group.  Students interested in joining need to make an appointment to see Ms. Hernandez or Ms. Yarger in the Student Services Office.


New Student Group
This group is designed for students who are new to the Maple Grove area. We will talk about the school, community, and area. Activities will be designed to learn more about your new environment and people here. The groups will be a safe place to ask questions and talk about the challenges and feelings associated with being a new student. This is a year-long group that will meet once or twice a month.


Grief Group
This group is a source of support for students who have experienced a loss. We will look at death and dying with students who have lost or are losing a parent, family member, or friend. The Group will be a safe place to express themselves and ask questions. This is a yearlong group that will meet once a month.

 

School Info

Maple Grove Senior High
9800 Fernbrook Lane N
Maple Grove MN  55369
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School Hours
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Office Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Phone & Fax

School Office
763-391-8700

Safe Schools Tip Line
763-391-8660

General Fax
763-391-8701

School Leadership

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