Geofest, 2015, the premier professional development event for K-12 Geography educators, is going to be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at MacCalester College. Check out their website for more details:
We had a great response to our request for two new regional directors. Our President has appointed Michelle Christenson, from the Bloomington Beacon ALP to fill the South Metro district and Mark Jansen, from the Forest Lake ALC to fill the NE Metro position. Thank you so much to Michelle and Mark for stepping forward to help in the leadership postitions.
2015-2016 MAAP STARS Manual
Looking for the new MAAP STARS Events Manual for this year. 2015-2016 MAAP STARS Event Manual
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
The Superintendent of Education has provided us with the following information that schools should include on their websites to explain Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO). Please feel free to add this information to your school's website if it is not already there:
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 to participate 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.
Support Services List Serve
Calling all Social Workers, Counselors, School Psychologists, Chemical Health counselors, etc. who are interested in creating a list serve within MAAP. This list serve will stand as a platform to ask questions of other "like" professionals to better assist students at the ALCs. Click Here
to sign up.
Highlights of the 2015 MAAP Conference
Here is a video highlighting the key points of the 2015 Conference:
2015 Conference Overview
2015 MAAP Legislative Platform
Check out the MAAP Platform for 2015 Legislative Session. Please read over the platform and contact you legislator to advocate for issues that alternative programs face.