Career Resource Center

Welcome Parents and Students 2014-15!

The CRC is open for all of your post-secondary questions. Please feel free to use this site to search for scholarships, download college applications, and find information on the ACT and SAT. There are also many other features including a calendar with important test dates and deadlines, a CRC News page and a Links page. Please take a moment to browse around! 

We are looking forward to a great year of helping you with your college and career plans.

Career Videos

The Osseo School District, North Hennepin Chamber of Commerce and Channel 12 partnered up to create 10 minute career exploration videos.  The video's were created at Park Center High School with the help of Park Center's Video Club as well as Channel 12's Dave Kiser.  We hope you take a look and find them beneficial!

Engineering
Terry Healy - Caterpillar
Kevin Adams - Caterpillar

Journalism
Mike Johnson - News Director/News Anchor
Christiaan Tarbox - Community Editor Sun Post

Small Business
Tracey Kubitz - Kubitz Educational Services
Robin Mechelke - MCH Technology Inc

Law Enforcement
Detective Tanya Petz - Maple Grove Police
Detective Matt Brost - Maple Grove Police

 

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have...

Tiffany McGrath
763-391-8761
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Jennifer Hamel
763-391-8760
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Past Graduates

(after a year out of high school)

Request Transcript

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Select - Student Records 
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Class of 2013

Jennifer Hamel
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Applications will be processed in the order they are received.

Please allow 7 working days to process. 
A $3.00 processing fee will be charged for each request following the initial three.

The following information needs to be submitted:

  • Name
  • Birthdate
  • Year Graduated
  • Mailing address for transcript

Summer Opportunities

Minnesota Summer Programs 2014

2014 Summer Academic Enrichment Program (MN Office of Higher Education)
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Academic Enrichment Program! This program is made possible by the Federal College Access Challenge Grant Program.The Summer Academic Enrichment program will provide stipends on a first-come, first-serve basis, to cover all or a portion of the direct cost for students in grades 3-11 to attend eligible summer academic enrichment programs during the summer of 2014.
Amount of stipend?The Summer Enrichment stipend will cover the cost of the summer program up to a maximum amount of $1,000. Students will only be able to receive one stipend.
What is the deadline date? The deadline date is established by the summer program until all funds have been awarded out to students.
What is the Application Process? You must apply directly to the eligible summer program. The summer program will complete the online application for a stipend from the Summer Academic Enrichment Program. Funds will be processed and will go directly to the eligible summer program.
*Documentation Needed.You will need to provide the summer program with documentation from a school official that you are eligible for free or reduced price lunches. And if you are in grades 7-11 you will need to provide the summer program with documentation that you have either an overall "C" average or its equivalent for the most recently recorded academic term in the subject area applicable to the summer program you wish to attend.
http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=1958

Augsburg Summer Camps http://www.augsburg.edu/camps/

Best Prep’s Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) Camp Do you want to participate in a “one week investment that pays dividends for life?” MBV is a fun, week-long residential camp held at SCSU or St. John’s University designed to introduce high school students (grades 9-12) to a variety of careers available through firsthand experiences. You’ll live on a college campus, meet business leaders, and listen to knowledgeable speakers from top Minnesota companies. The camps are held either July 13-19 (SCSU) or July 27-August 1 (SJU), with a cost of only $150 (which includes room and board). Financial aid is available. For more information and to apply, please visit: www.bestprep.org

Carleton Summer Academic Programs http://apps.carleton.edu/summer/programs/

Expand Your Mind Program (MN Institute for Talented Summer Youth) http://www.mity.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40&Itemid=159

High School Scrubs Camp (Health Force MN) http://www.healthforceminnesota.org/Programs/K-12-Outreach/Scrubs-Camp-Info.html

GopherBusiness Program - July 19-26, 2014 - (Camp through Carlson School of Mgmt)GopherBusiness is a seven-day business challenge program (free) in which students will immerse themselves in case study competitions, business simulations, and corporate and non-profit site visits all while spending a week at the University of Minnesota. Students will be mentored and taught by world renown Carlson School faculty and will engage with Twin Cities business leaders. Application is online and available through April 4, 2014. http://www.carlsonschool.umn.edu/undergraduate/gopherbusiness.html

Groves Academy (St. Louis Park) For over 30 years Groves Academy has provided support for student who have learning disabilities and attention disorders. This summer Groves will be offering a two-week course in study skills, writing and math for students entering grades 9-12. They will also be offering a summer session of the ACT Test Prep class. For more info please visit http://www.grovesacademy.org/other-education-options/summer-school-at-groves/

Gustavus Life College – Minnesota Life College Pre-Orientation Program (St. Peter, MN) POP is a Pre-Orientation Program, designed to assist in-coming Freshmen from Gustavus Adolphus College, Carleton College and St. Olaf, with a thorough orientation on how the campus works in an in-depth way that covers dorm life, roommate concerns (including who to go to with dorm/roommate issues), relationships, the importance of good hygiene, using the campus computer system, how to breakdown a syllabus to get assignments in on time and many more college tips. It was created to give students time to process this information before they actually begin the first day of college.

If your son or daughter has anxiety issues, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, or just needs more time for getting used to new environments and experiences then this “camp” is for them. August 2-7. For more information and to register: www.gustavus.edu/camps/preorientation

Gustavus Academic Camps – (St. Peter, MN) Many academic opportunities including speech, debate, theater, spoken word and poetry, nursing, young writers and more. www.gustavus.edu/camps

Macalester College Computer Camps http://www.idtech.com/locations/minnesota-summer-camps/st-paul/id-tech-macalester-college/

Minnesota Aviation Career Education (ACE) CampSpend one week of your summer exploring career opportunities in the aviation and aerospace industries. Fly and airplane, tour Delta Airlines pilot training facilities, visit an Air Traffic Control Center. This camp is sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration and the MN Department of Transportation. Open to students entering grades 10-12. Applications and information available online: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/aero/aviationeducation/aviationacecamp/acecamp.html

Macalester College ~ Minnesota Institute for Talented YouthExpand Your Mind for grades 7-11 is a two-week summer experience for bright and motivated teenagers. You will expand your knowledge, challenge your perspective and inspire your future at MITY! Session A: June 16-June 27, Session B: July 7-July 18, www.mity.org

MCAD Pre-College Summer Session Program http://mcad.edu/academic-programs/pre-college/2014-summer-session

United States Naval Academy Summer 2014 STEM Progam
http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/STEM/

University of Minnesota Twin Cities : College of Science and Engineering: Summer 2014 Exploring Careers in Engineering and Physical Science. Summer camps are sponsored by the 3M Foundation. Applicants should have STEM aptitude and interest. Complete application due by March 28, 2014. For more info visit: http://cse.umn.edu/k12/CSE_CONTENT_290860.php

University of Minnesota: Rochester: July 14-18, 2014: Health Science Youth Camp is an educational, yet fun, week-long learning experience! University of Minnesota Rochester has designed this Health Science Youth Camp for high school students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year who are interested in exploring health science careers. For more info visit: http://r.umn.edu/academics-research/programs/cepd/summercamps/

Star Tribune 2014 Summer Camp Guide http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/196033301.html

St. Cloud State Univeristy/St. John’s University – Best Prep/MBV CampMinnesota Business Venture (MBV) is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers firsthand business world experience. At MBV you will get a taste of college life by living on campus, gain leadership skills, learning how to run your own business, network with professionals and have fun! Open to students grades 9-12. Held July 13-18 at SCSU, and July 27-August 1 at St. John’s University. www.bestprep.org

Winona State (Winona, MN) Harnessing Opportunities for Post-Secondary Education (HOPE) Academy. Available for students grades 9-12. Purpose is to provide underrepresented and underserved students with a life-changing opportunity to experience real college li9fe, by engaging them in college-level courses and workshops to develop and explore leadership skills. Cost: FREE (Housing, meals and supplied provided). www.winona.edu/inclusion-diversity/hopeacademy.asp  Application deadline May 10.

Outside of MN

Northwestern University Summer NU http://www.scs.northwestern.edu/program-areas/summer/high-school-programs/index.php

Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY)http://epgy.stanford.edu/
EPGY at Stanford University is a distance education program for gifted young people dedicated to developing and offering multimedia computer-based distance-learning courses. EPGY provides high-ability students of all ages with an individualized educational experience, optimized in both pace and content. Through EPGY, students have access to courses in a variety of subjects at levels ranging from kindergarten through high school and beyond. EPGY also offers residential summer institutes for academically talented middle and high school students.

Michigan Tech Summer Youth Program http://www.syp.mtu.edu/

UW Madison Computer Campshttp://www.idtech.com/locations/wisconsin-summer-camps/madison/id-tech-university-of-wisconsin/

 

Boston University (Boston, MA)
Spend a week studying and become familiar with college life. Enroll in two BU undergraduate courses and earn up to 8 college credits. Engage in research in science and engineering. Or select two non-credit BU seminars from an array of exciting academic subjects. www.bu.edu/summer/highschool

 

 

California College of the Arts Pre-College (San Francisco, CA)
For more than 25 years, CCA’s Pre-College Program has been an inspiring opportunity for high school students to study art, architecture, design or creative writing in an art school setting while earning 3 units of college credit. Immerse yourself in a college-level curriculum and become part of a creative community, meeting and working with other talented, serious students from diverse backgrounds. Pre-College provides a perfect platform to expand your knowledge, grow as an individual, develop strong portfolio pieces, and get a taste of college life.
https://www.cca.edu/academics/precollege

 

 

Cornell University – (Ithaca, NY)
Summer College option offers three and six week precollege programs. As a summer college student you will live on campus, take courses with Cornell faculty and receive one-on-one admissions counseling. Admissions deadline for most programs is May 2.   www.summercollege.cornell.edu

 

 

 

Gallaudet University (Washington, DC) –
Summer youth programs for the deaf and hard of hearing including camps for exploring the sciences, business camp and a sign language immersion camp. www.youthprograms.gallaudet.edu

 

Marist - (Poughkeepsie, NY and Italy)
Summer Pre-College Programs available. Get a taste of college life and the opportunity to challenge yourself in a safe and supportive environment. www.marist.edu/precollege

 

Miami University (Oxford, OH)
Summer Scholars Program. Live on campus and work with an acclaimed professor and small cohort of talented students investigating the subject are or issue you are passionate about. This is a two-week experience for incoming juniors and seniors. www.miamiOH.edu/summerscholars

 

 

Michigan Tech (Houghton, MI)
Summer Youth Programs include many programs in Engineering, Rail and Intermodal Transportation, Computer Science, and other science and technology programs. For more info visit: www.syp.mtu.edu

 

Sarah Lawrence College – (Bronxville, NY)
Distinctive college credit courses and pre-college intensives for high school students. Beautiful campus, 30 minutes from Midtown Manhattan. Open to juniors and seniors, all courses are taught by Sarah Lawrence faculty. www.sarahlawrence.edu/highschool

 

 

Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
Summer Humanities Institute for rising high school juniors and seniors. Intensive three week course taught by Stanford professors. Live on campus and explore the San Francisco Bay area. www.summerhumanities.stanford.edu

 

University of Nebraska – Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
Big Red Camps are hosted by Nebraska 4H and UNL faculty in various academic areas across campus. After spending several fun-filled days exploring a specific topic, family joins you for a special “capstone event” where you can showcase your work. Great opportunity to explore many career options. www.bigredcamps.unl.edu

 

University of WI – Madison Music Clinic (Madison, WI)
Join other high school music students for a week of creative skill-building and performance in band, orchestra, choir, musical theater and jazz ensemble. Concert groups rehearse throughout the week and your family and friends are invited to the final concerts. Classes are designed to help you polish your ensemble and individual performance skills with a variety of music-related topics and techniques. Evening concerts and after-class recreation round out an exciting and dynamic music camp experience. Evening concerts are a mix of guest performing artists, student and faculty recitals. www.continuingstudies.wisc.edu/smc

 

University of Pittsburgh, PA
The Bridge College Prep and Leadership Academy July 13 – July 18. Live on campus and learn the ins and outs of the college application process. For application materials: www.thebridge.pitt.edu

 

Washington University (St. Louis, MO)
Explore all facets of college life in our High School Summer Scholars Program. Open to current high school student grader 10 – 12. Choose from over 40 different undergraduate courses. www.summerexperiences.wustl.edu

 

The Maple Grove Senior High CEEB Code 241-489
Official Test Scores (ACT/SAT) must be sent directly from the testing service to College or Universit
y

ACT
The ACT is a widely used college entrance exam that assesses students' readiness for college level work.ACT suggests students take official exams in the spring of their junior year.
Students can also get free online resources to prepare for the test. In addition to the quick and easy access of registering online, students will receive immediate confirmation of their registration.
Seniors who are taking college entrance tests for the first time or re-taking the test should do so in October. This will insure that your results will be back in time to include them with your college application.
The ACT sections include: English, Reading, Science and Math. Writing component is optional.
Official website: http://www.actstudent.org/ AND http://www.act.org/products/k-12-act-test/

ACT Test Prep:
Princeton Review: www.PrincetonReview.com   email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kaplan: www.kaptest.comHuntington Learning Center MG: www.huntingtonhelps.com phone 763-416-0501
Sylvan MG: http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/centers/55369/index.cfm

ACT Dates for 2014-2015

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Fee Deadline

 September 13, 2014

 August 8, 2014

 August 22, 2014

 October 25, 2014

 September 19, 2014

 October 3, 2014

 December 13, 2014

 November 7, 2014

 November 21, 2014

 February 7, 2015

 January 9, 2015

 January 16, 2015

 April 18, 2015

 March 13, 2015

 March 27, 2015

 June 13, 2015

 May 8, 2015

 May 22, 2015

ACCUPLACER
ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. Community and Technical colleges use the ACCUPLACER as a college entrance exam.
Official website: https://www.accuplacer.org/cat/

AP
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is an opportunity for high school students to pursue chosen areas of interest and receive credit for college-level course work while in high school. Course-specific AP Examinations are administered each year in May and results may be sent to colleges and universities for potential credit. Authorized AP courses carry a weighted grade and are identified as such on students’ transcripts. AP courses require students to read large amounts of text outside of class, analyze and interpret complex material, and write extensively. Curriculum modifications include: accelerated pacing, in-depth study of topics, interdisciplinary units, and development of critical and creative thinking skills. On average, AP courses require students to complete approximately one to two hours of homework per day to be successful. As indicated by the AP Program, “It’s important for students to think about the amount of work they’ll have so they can succeed in the courses they choose.” Tips for APSuccess 2013, College Board. AP exam registration takes place in February online through Total Registration.
Official website: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home
AP Exam Dates 2015: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ap/about/dates/next-year

CLEP
CLEP exams test mastery of college-level material acquired in a variety of ways — through general academic instructions, significant independent study or extracurricular work. CLEP exam-takers include adults just entering or returning to school, military service members and traditional college students.
Official Website: http://clep.collegeboard.org/

PSAT
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The test prepares students for the SAT, it also qualifies students for the National Merit Scholarship Program and offers insight into students’ readiness for college and provides college and career planning tools. The PSAT is given every October on a Wednesday. Students in their junior year should take the exam. PSAT registration takes place in the CRC (Career Resource Center) in September.
Official Website: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/reg.html

SAT
The SAT is a widely used college entrance exam that assesses students' critical thinking skills needed for academic success in college. SAT suggests students take official exams in the spring of their junior year.
The SAT sections include: Critical Reading, Math and Writing.
SAT Subject Tests Many colleges use the SAT Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. Some colleges specify the SAT Subject Tests that they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take. These tests give you and colleges a very reliable measure of how prepared you are for college-level work in particular subjects.
Official Website: http://sat.collegeboard.org/home

TOEFL iBT
TheTOEFL® test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States. The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
TOEFL iBT test sections include: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
Official Website: http://www.ets.org/toefl


 

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