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In Minnetonka, we are confident that this new model for engaging students in their learning effectively foreshadows the future of public education. Today's world requires agile, creative thinkers who are innovative in their approach to problem solving and skillful in working collaboratively with others. This is an opportunity to reinvent the learning experience for students and inspire them with an authentic and real-world set of challenges on a daily basis.

VANTAGE is a partnership-based platform, changing the face of education. Join us as we create something very special for tomorrow's leaders.

Ways to be involved at VANTAGE

  • Become a mentor
  • Become a project partner
  • Guest instruction: Students will learn about your industry experience as it relate to their VANTAGE strand
  • Site visit location: If you have access to an organization where our students could learn about industry through a site visit


Contact Us

Roger Andre
VANTAGE Director
612-730-5491
roger.andre@minnetonkaschools.org

Stephanie Lolich
VANTAGE Program Strategist
stephanie.lolich@minnetonkaschools.or
952-885-3822

Missy Bemm
VANTAGE Program Coordinator
missy.bemm@minnetonkaschools.org


VANTAGE Location
4350 Baker Road
Minnetonka, MN 55343
952-224-0380

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Eric Schneider
Associate Superintendent
eric.schneider@minnetonkaschools.org
952-401-5010


Submit questions and feedback online and receive a response within one business day through Let’s Talk.

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Student Capabilities

Students accepted into the VANTAGE program are highly motivated 17-18 year old students comfortable with committing to a rigorous course of study in a professional environment. You are expected to meet the standards for professional conduct while on location and benefit from interaction with employees who support the partnership.

If accepted into the program, you will be concurrently enrolled in Advanced Placement Economics (Micro and Macro), International Baccalaureate Business and Management and Business Communications. Model students have a college-level reading ability, strong math skills, and an interest in business. With the guidance of experienced teachers and business project managers, student project teams may participate in:

  • New product launches
  • Focus groups
  • Marketing analysis
  • Event planning & management
  • Social media strategies
  • Marketing planning
  • Price strategy development
  • Brand development
  • Pricing elasticity analysis