Off Campus Options

VANTAGE: Minnetonka's Advanced Professional Studies

VANTAGE: Minnetonka’s Advanced Professional Studies program provides Minnetonka juniors and seniors with real-world experiences in various career settings, where you can develop skills for high-demand careers. VANTAGE courses transform academic content by applying it to relevant professionals in Healthcare, business, graphics, and digital journalism.

Each VANTAGE course bundles two or three traditional classes with real-world professional projects. Classes are taught at the VANTAGE Offices, on Baker Road near Hwy 7. Transportation is provided to and from the high school campus.

In the professional setting, students spend time working on a variety of industry-driven projects, solving real-world problems, interacting with local professionals and executives and learning about the challenges of project-based work.

VANTAGE courses students have four critical sources available to them at all times: mentors, MHS faculty, outside industry experts as guest instructors and ongoing real-world projects. Check out the to learn more.

287 Courses at Hennepin Technical College

Intermediate District 287 courses that are designed to match each student’s level of career readiness and focus on career skill development experiences and decision making. Classes are offered at Hennepin Technical College’s Eden Prairie Campus (EPC).


Career courses provide hands-on instruction surveying a broad array of information from similar careers within an industry. Students can earn Hennepin Technical College credit by satisfactorily completing the course requirements and earning an “A” or “B.” If you have an interest in construction, building trades, culinary, medical, law enforcement, transportation or automotive technology, discuss HTC options with your high school counselor.


(For Associate in Applied Science Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates)
After successfully completing a related Career Course, you may continue your education by enrolling in college major courses while still enrolled in high school. Many courses meet during the school day, Monday through Friday. Courses are also available at other times of the day, evenings and weekends. Ask your high school counselor for the Hennepin Technical College catalog, course schedules, enrollment procedures, college contact persons, and other information related to college major choices.

Post Secondary Options (PSEO)

Post-secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a state program that allows tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students to enroll in courses at a college and earn both high school and college credit while still in high school. Only enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating post-secondary institutions apply. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the post-secondary institution; some courses are offered online.

Please note: Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and twelfth-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis. Tenth graders may take only 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.

Students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year. Please meet with your high school guidance counselor to complete the notification. For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Post-secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.