MHS Counseling Office

 

Guidance Office Phone:  (856) 778-6610, ext. 12170, 12172

Guidance Office Fax:
  (856) 222-1754

CEEB Code:  310825



Guidance Announcements

Attention Seniors & Parents of Seniors - College Application Night & Financial Aid Night:
Seniors and parents of seniors should plan to attend College Application Night & Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium.  For College Application Night, the MHS Counseling staff will discuss the steps in completing college applications, including information about the Common Application, Naviance, sending SAT and/or ACT score reports to colleges, and recommendation letters.  This part of the evening will take about 40 minutes.  Following College Application Night, Financial Aid Night will have representatives from the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) who will present information about financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) – October 4, 2019 at MHS 
If you're serious about joining the military, then get serious about the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).  The ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test, which is given at over 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Department of Defense.  Your scores in four critical areas -- Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge (see below) -- count towards your Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score.  The AFQT score determines whether you're qualified to enlist in the U.S. military.  If you would like to take the ASVAB at MHS on October 4, please complete the Google Form by September 27, 2019.

Attention Seniors - Forms for Counselor Recommendation Letter:
If you have not done so yet, it is important for you to submit the following forms to your Guidance Counselor as soon as possible.  For their Guidance Counselor college recommendation letter, senior students need to submit three forms to their Guidance Counselor:  the Parent Comments & Observations Sheet, the Student Activities Sheet, and the Recommendation Waiver Form.

The Parent Comments & Observations Sheet is to be completed by a parent or guardian.  There is not a lot of room on the form, so parents usually either type on a blank sheet of paper and attach it to the form, or they download the form and write as much as they want under each question.

The Student Activities Sheet is completed by the student, including activities and achievements since they began 9th grade, both in and out of school.  *If there is anything to add after the Student Activities Sheet is turned in, the student should email the updated information to their Guidance Counselor.

The Recommendation Waiver Form is to be signed by the student and a parent or guardian.  Be sure to print the student's name where it says "Name of Student".

Attention Seniors and Juniors - 12th Period College Representative Visits:
Our College Representative Visit program will begin on Monday, September 16.  Visits take place during 12th period, usually in the Guidance Office unless otherwise noted.  The Visit List can be found in the student's Naviance account under "What's New" on the main page.

Be sure to visit the page often, as colleges continue to add to the Visit List throughout the fall and some also visit in the spring.  Check with Ms. Waldin or Ms. Berger in the Guidance Office for exact locations.

The visits with the college admission representatives are a great opportunity to meet with the representative, ask questions and find out information, and to show interest in the college.

Service Academy Information Day:
United States Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker invite you to attend Service Academy Information Day.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seton Hall University, Bethany Hall, 400 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079.  The event is open to all New Jersey residents interested in applying to a U.S. Service Academy, as well as parents, coaches, and school counselors.  For additional information, please contact the offices of Senator Robert Menedez at 973-645-3030 or Senator Cory Booker at 973-639-8700.


Looking for a Club or Activity?  Check out the MHS Clubs & Activities List:
If you are searching for clubs or activities, check out the MHS 2018-2019 Clubs & Activities.  In addition to a description of the club or activity, the faculty advisers and their room numbers are listed so you can find out more information.
Attention Seniors -- Financial Aid Information from HESAA:  
For many years the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) has prepared a Student Loan Guide to be distributed to New Jersey high school students.  In January 2013 legislation was passed by the New Jersey Legislature and signed into law by Governor Christie requiring HESAA to prepare a similar brochure and directing high schools to annually disseminate it to each student in the 11th and 12th grades. 

E-booklet of the Student Loan Guide

HESAA is the only state authority with the sole mission of providing students and families with the information and resources necessary to attain an education beyond high school.  Students and parents are encouraged to learn more about HESAA's programs and services.

The NJSCA "College Open House" list for NJ, DE, DC, MD, NY, PA & VA is now updated: 
 
New Jersey College Open Houses 
Pennsylvania College Open Houses
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New York and Virginia College Open Houses

Be sure to call the college in advance to verify the date and time as some of these dates may change. Some schools request that you register before coming to an open house. Many schools besides those listed offer open houses. Call your prospective colleges and universities for their schedule. 
 
It is an excellent idea to include both open houses and college tours in your college exploration. The open house allows you to see many of the activities available on campus while the traditional college tour lets you experience the college in a more typical environment.

Moorestown High School Receives Honor From College Board: 
Moorestown High School has been placed on the College Board’s 4th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Advanced Placement® Access and Student Performance.  Moorestown Township Public Schools is one of 477 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 4th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP® course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.  Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit from rigorous AP course work.  Since 2011, Moorestown Township Public Schools has increased the number of students participating in AP by 68, while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher by 72.  

Historically Black College Common Application:  
Historically Black College Common Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  With this application you can apply to 34 of the colleges represented by EDU, Inc. for a one time fee of $35.00.  Any interested students can pick up an application in the Guidance Office or visit the Historically Black College Common Application online.


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SAT Prep Classes at Moorestown High School with Kaplan:
Kaplan is offering SAT prep classes at Moorestown High School to prepare for upcoming SAT tests.  For more information visit kaptest.com/schedules or call 1-800-KAPTEST.

Free Access for Moorestown High School Students:
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