Education

Gavin Peterson, a member of this year's Prep Elite from Maple Grove Senior High.

Maple Grove Senior High wrestler Gavin Peterson applies lessons from the mat to the rest of his life.

Maria Paula Cadena Amortegui, a member of this year's Prep Elite.

Osseo Senior High student hopes to pursue a career in engineering and travel the world.

Alex Edstrom of Heritage Christian Academy, a member of this year's Prep Elite.

One of Heritage Christian Academy's top students is also a multi-sport athlete and youth mentor.

A woman reads a parenting book about school.

"Wise Guy" by Guy Kawasaki and "Countdown to College" by Monique Rinere are two recently published books that help parents and caregivers navigate the school process–and life.

Heritage Christian Academy, Mandarin Chinese, language learning, second language

At Heritage Christian Academy, students as young as 3 years old are taught Mandarin as part of their class schedule.

Osseo Area Schools was honored with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education designation. Its exceptional commitment to music education makes it the only district to receive this award for 10 consecutive years.

William Rolf was honored by Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP) for his exceptional ACT scores. After taking advanced classes, possessing the drive to be successful in school and wanting to test his limits, William decided to take the ACT last February.

Each August in Maple Grove Magazine’s Prep Elite issue, we highlight students who excel in various and interesting ways among their peers.  This year, we bring you five high school seniors, who uniquely influence fashion, commerce, social change, and legal and social justice through their lives i

Let’s face it; high school students have a lot on their collective plates. School. Work. Extracurricular activities. Being a teenager. Parents know that getting their kid to plan beyond the next five minutes can be a Herculean task, but high school can go by quickly.

According to Maple Grove resident Ellie Hoyt, athletics provide more than a quality workout to student participants—Hoyt has found friendship and solace in sports. “Volleyball was a great outlet for me,” she says of her own school sports experience.

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