Issues with high resolution displays have definitely been on our radar for a while now. We took steps in Maple 2015 to begin to address these issues, however there are still many issues that remain. I would encourage everyone to continue to add comments and file tickets with us (either here or via the submit change request form on MaplePrimes or the beta forum). We are working on fixes for several of the issues named in this post and we will continue to work to try to resolve all issues as fast as we can.
To give some more context, this is a bit of a tricky project for our team as we are required to work around a couple of issues with Java as well as some Windows limitations; it was mentioned above that many laptops are using default text zoom of 200% - this is something that Windows actually cautions against doing as it "may lead to unexpected behaviour" so it's interesting that some laptop manufacturers are shipping with it as a default. That being said, we still want Maple to "just work" regardless of these issues, so we are going to continue investigating fixes - in fact, we're already testing some fixes for several of the aforementioned issues for a future release of Maple.
In the meantime, one thing that you may try in order to get around the stated issues with cluttered help menus (and potentially some others) is to revert the default text scaling to 100% and to instead apply DPI scaling to scale the interface as well as the text. I do definitely understand that this isn't an optimal suggestion to give to a classroom of students, but it may help in the short term.
Maple Product Management