College and Career Readiness

The Maple Grove Senior High School Career Resource Center is located just inside the Media Center, and is staffed by Janelle Gillis and Jennifer Hamel. We support students on their journey to explore and finalize post-high school plans. This process is different for every student, and may include career exploration, college planning, and/or connecting with the military. We also maintain a job board. We are open each day 7:10 - 2:30. Students should stop by the CRC to set up appointments.  Appointments can be made for before school, during lunch, after school and the second half of class periods. You will receive a pass during the class period indicating the time of your appointment. Students should stop by the CRC to set up appointments.  Ms. Gillis schedules her own appointments. If you feel you’ve requested an appointment and have not been scheduled, please see Ms. Gillis directly.We look forward to working with you! 

ALERT: Be aware of this letter being sent to families in our district.  This letter comes to your home in an envelope with no return address. According to the Better Business Bureau, "while the tactics used by this company are not illegal, they are certainly unethical."  

See this news story for more information: C3 News Story

Words of advice as you head off to college in fall...from a former student now at the U of M Twin Cities:     
                                                               Advice to Incoming College Freshman

For the latest information from the CRC please follow us on Twitter @MGSHCRC.  

NEW: Receive text message reminders by joining the CRC group on "Remind me". Used only to remind families of approaching deadlines. To join: text the message @6g8hk to the number 81010.  

AP TESTING QUESTIONS?  Your Maple Grove Senior High School AP Coordinator is Janelle Gillis.  She can be reached at gillisj@district279.org or by phone at 763-391-8761. 

Our school code is 241-489. 

Provide support and teach knowledge, skills and values associated with educational, career development and post-high school planning opportunities to students, parents and community members. We also serve to support our district mission of
inspiring and preparing all students with the confidence, courage and competence to achieve their dreams, contribute to community and engage in a lifetime of learning.


  • The student can understand skills and educational requirements for career choices.
  • The student can understand the relationship between interests, abilities and career choices.
  • The student can understand the relationship between career clusters, academic classes and educational requirements as they relate to future career decision making.
  • The student can untilize resources for career education and post-secondary planning.


  • We have a vast array of library resources (books, career information, college catalogs, SAT/ACT resources)
  • College visits from both local and out-of-state colleges
  • College counseling presentations 
  • On-the-spot admissions with North Hennepin Community College (spring)
  • Job board (local business contact us for employment opportunities)
  • Scholarship opportunities (posted through a link on the left)

                                                                We are located just inside the media center. Look for all of the college pennants!