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Foundations is a curriculum based advisory program with four specific goals:

  • Make connections to the community
  • Equip students with strategies and tools
  • Know themselves, make thoughtful decisions, and have personalized post high school plans
  • Do the “business of school”

Students keep the same Foundations teacher throughout their high school career. Completion of required Foundations curriculum is required for seniors to participate in commencement.

 

Foundations LeafLogoColor15 16

Foundations is a curriculum based advisory program with four specific goals:

  • Make connections to the community
  • Equip students with strategies and tools
  • Know themselves, make thoughtful decisions, and have personalized post high school plans
  • Do the “business of school”

Students keep the same Foundations teacher throughout their high school career. Completion of required Foundations curriculum is required for seniors to participate in commencement.

 

Foundations Makeup Freshman Year

 

Grade 9 Trimester 1 Advisory Makeup Assignment:

Personal Statement of Purpose

Interview an adult about their purpose in life. Ask them to reflect on what they feel is important, how they have created this value system, and how it affects their daily lives. Ask them to come up with a personal statement of purpose. In 350 typed words document this interview. Include your questions and their responses. You may also include your observations and reactions.  The typed document must include the grade/trimester (listed above), your name and ID number.  Turn into your counselor when complete.  

Grade 9 Trimester 2 Advisory Makeup Assignment:

Goal Setting

In 350 typed words describe a goal that you hope to obtain someday, how you will reach it, what obstacles you may face, who will support you, and a timeline to reach the goal. You should have at least three paragraphs. Include an Introduction, at least one body paragraph, and a conclusion. The typed document must include the grade/trimester (listed above), your name and ID number. Turn into your counselor when complete.

Grade 9 Trimester 3 Advisory Makeup Assignment:

Goal Setting

In 350 typed words describe both an academic and a work or service related goal that you hope to obtain within the next year. Describe how you will reach these goals, what obstacles you may face, who will support you, and a timeline to reach the goal. If you have no formal goals, describe how you will be successful. You may discuss your future plans, your strengths, and your opportunities. You may choose to discuss why you don’t see any value in goal – setting. You should have at least three paragraphs. Include an Introduction, at least one body paragraph, and a conclusion. The typed document must include the grade/trimester (listed above), your name and ID number. Turn into your counselor when complete.

Foundations Makeup Sophomore Year

 

Sophomore Foundations Makeup Assignments Class of 2016 and earlier

Trimester 1:  Writing Guidelines: In 200 typed words describe three situations in which you will need to use effective writing skills. For each of the three situations, also detail how you will benefit from good writing skills, and how you could be affected by poor writing. You must have at least 5 paragraphs. Include a short introduction, three body paragraphs, and a brief conclusion. o Goal Setting: In 200 typed words describe a goal that you hope to obtain someday, the steps it will take to reach the goal, what obstacles you may face, who will support you, and a timeline for reaching the goal. You should have at least 3 paragraphs. Include an introduction, at least one body paragraph, and a conclusion. o Personal Statement of Purpose: Interview an adult about their purpose in life. Ask them to reflect on what they feel is important, how they have created this value system, and how it affects their daily lives. Ask them to come up with a personal statement of purpose. In 200 typed words document this interview. Include your questions and their responses. You may also include your observations and reactions.

Trimester 2: PLAN Interpretation Option #1: In 200 typed words, summarize the results of your PLAN test. Respond to these results. Are they surprising? Do you feel they are relevant to your future? Explain. You should have at least 3 paragraphs. Include an introduction, at least one body paragraph, and a conclusion. OR o PLAN Interpretation Option #2: In 200 typed words, consider your expected or hopedfor career. Why are you drawn to this career? What kind of skills will you need to prepare for and to perform the jobs associated with the career? How can you prepare yourself for a successful future? You should have at least three paragraphs. Include an introduction, at least one body paragraph, and a conclusion. o Credit Tracking: Consider your academic progress so far in high school. In 200 typed words, discuss your successes and challenges. Why might you have been successful in some classes and not in others? How will your progress this year affect your future? Do you expect your effort/results to stay the same or change during your remaining time at MGSH? Include an introduction, at least one body paragraph, and a conclusion. o Crimson Way: Review the Osseo Area Schools Core Values 1-6. Select one of these values and in 200 words describe what you think it means, and give examples of where and how you have seen this Core Value put into action at MGSH or in your personal life. Include an introduction, at least one body paragraph, and a conclusion.

Core Value #1: We believe that lifelong learning is essential for the individual and community to thrive.

Core Value #2: We believe that everyone has equal intrinsic value.

Core Value #3: We believe that trust is essential to sustaining successful relationships and to achieving results.

Core Value #4: We believe that better decisions emerge when diverse perspectives are intentionally included in a collaborative process.

Core Value #5: We believe that everyone benefits when cultural differences are acknowledged and understood, and individuals are treated respectfully and equitably.

Core Value #6: We believe that everyone can learn more.

Trimester 3: Leadership and Involvement: Interview or read about someone who you believe is a leader. In 200 typed words, summarize the results of your research. Make sure to mention what you read or with whom you spoke. You may choose to discuss why you think they are a leader, what you think are leadership qualities, and how these qualities relate to your experiences or personality. You should have at least 3 paragraphs. Include an introduction, at least one body paragraph, and a conclusion. o Reflect and Look Ahead: Think about your high school career to date. Overall, how has it gone? List and discuss three good decisions you have made during high school in relation to school. List and discuss three poor decisions you made during high school in relation to school. Based on these decisions, what will you change next year? Essay should be at least 200 typed words. Include an introduction, at least one body paragraph, and a conclusion. o Personal Success Survey: Read over the categories and descriptions below. Then, in 200 typed words, describe where you think you are at (High, Average, or Low) in each category. Give examples of why you placed yourself where you did. Also discuss what you can do to either maintain or further develop each characteristic. You should have at least 5 paragraphs. Include an introduction, one body paragraph per each category, and a conclusion. Mental Toughness: the ability to accept strong criticism and setbacks without functioning less effectively. Mentally tough individuals do not become easily upset when things go poorly and do not require excessive praise or encouragement from others. They are resilient and recover quickly when things go wrong. They operate on a practical and realistic basis and are adept at getting things done, even under adversity. Self-Confidence: the belief that one has the ability to be successful. Selfconfident individuals are sure of their personal powers, abilities and skills; they handle unexpected situations well and make decisions with assurance; they are comfortable in expressing their ideas and opinions to others and trust their own judgment. Ambition: defined as the desire to be successful in life, to attain excellence and maintain high personal and career standards. High achievers respond positively to competitive situations and aspire to accomplish difficult tasks. They set and maintain high goals and are willing to put forth the necessary effort to attain excellence.

Foundations Makeup Junior Year

Junior Foundations Makeup Assignments
Class of 2017 and Beyond
Complete the group of writing assignments for each trimester not passed.


Trimester 1: Each prompt must be answered in essay form, using good writing technique, wordprocessed
(typed), and formatted according to MLA guidelines.
A. In 300-500 words, explain the shortfalls of procrastination and how it may not serve you well in
the future. Include at least two strategies you should employ to complete required tasks in a
timely manner.
B. In 300-500 words, describe what the Crimson Way means to you. You must refer to the four
pillars: Motivation, Scholarship, Gratitude, and Honor. Provide at least one example of how
you show the Crimson Way.
C. Watch the following YouTube video. In 200-300 words, describe what you discovered
about learning, studying, and success. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Xqu0jXlfs


Trimester 2: Each prompt must be answered in essay form, using good writing technique, wordprocessed
(typed), and formatted according to MLA guidelines.
A. In 300-500 words, explain the SMART goal writing process and how a goal can help you plan for
and achieve success.
B. In 300-500 words, explain how high school is preparing you for college or your other future
plans. Name at least two courses and/or staff members that have helped prepare you for your
life after high school. Explain why they are important.
C. In 300-500 words, describe what you see yourself doing in 5 years – what is your goal for your
future self?. What actions do you need to take to achieve that goal? Be specific and include
information about schooling and/or training you will need to have.


Trimester 3: Each prompt must be answered in essay form, using good writing technique, wordprocessed
(typed), and formatted according to MLA guidelines.
A. In 300-500 words, explain your personal organizational strategies. How do you keep track of
school, extra-curricular, family and work responsibilities? Name a method you have used in the
past that was not working and why it failed. Identify how you can do a better job completing all
work assigned at school – including Foundations work.
B. Complete the Letter of Recommendation packet. Consider school and employment; in as 200-
300 word essay explain how can a letter of recommendation or letter of reference can help you
as a candidate?
C. Write a 300-500 word essay titled: “What I wish I knew about high school as a freshman.” The
essay should contain good advice to students starting 9th grade. Be thorough.

 

Foundations Make Up Senior Year

Trimester 1

1) In 300-500 words, explain the shortfalls of procrastination and how it may not serve you well in the future. Writing should be typed and formatted according to MLA guidelines.

2) In 300-500 words, explain to an incoming senior what they need to know in order to be successful at Maple Grove Senior High during their final year here. Writing should be typed and formatted according to MLA guidelines.

Trimester 2

1) In 300-500 words, explain the shortfalls of procrastination and how it may not serve you well in the future. Writing should be typed and formatted according to MLA guidelines.

2) In 300-500 words, describe your plans for funding your post-high school plans. Include some advice-to-self regarding debt. Writing should be typed and formatted according to MLA guidelines.

Trimester 3

THIS WORK MUST BE COMPLETED ON TIME TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMENCEMENT.

CREDIT CHECK SHEET (Class 2017+)

 

School Info

Maple Grove Senior High
9800 Fernbrook Lane N
Maple Grove MN  55369
Map

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

Principal
Bart Becker

Assistant Principals
Jill Knutson
Janell Leisen
Brad Revolinski

Student Management Specialists 
Jen Hinker
Danny Hernandezz
Johnathan Richmond