Bulletin Board

MHS Guidance Office

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

Guidance Office Fax:  (856) 222-1754

CEEB Code:  310825



Guidance Announcements


Course Selection Meetings to Begin:
Course selection meetings will begin during the week of February 21-24, and take place through March.  Please review the 2017-2018 MHS Program of Studies prior to your meeting.
AP Exam Registration:
Advanced Placement (AP) exams are scheduled from May 1 through May 12.  The cost of each exam is $105 (if registering for more than one exam, one check is acceptable).  Payment must be made by check payable to "MTPS".  Registration is only completed through payment of each exam.  Deadline to register is March 16, 2017.  All payments are made through the Guidance Office, 856-778-6610, ext. 12170.

"The Admissions Game", MOVED TO MONDAY, MARCH 27 - 6:30 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium:
Students are parents are welcome to attend the "College Admission Game".  An interactive introduction to the selective college admission process, "The Admission Game" captures the perspectives of both "Dean" and "Dad" in a presentation that is sure to inform and motivate.  Former Dean of Admission and father of three young adults, Peter Van Buskirk brings candor and humor to what can otherwise be a grim and clinical process especially at a time when economic uncertainty has changed many of the assumptions about access.  His unique approach has helped more than 100,000 students and parents worldwide create productive and less stressful strategies for finding and getting into the colleges of their choice. 
College Planning Panel - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium:
Students and parents are welcome to attend the College Planning Panel.  The College Planning Panel provides a range of representatives from large, public universities to small, private colleges.  Topics covered will include:  standardized testing, college visits, the college application, student essays, and more.  The panel will provide insights into the current state of the college application process and practices of applicant selection.
Attention Juniors -- Common Application Essay Prompts are Now Available:
For more information visit Common Application Essay Prompts 2017-2018.
Attention Seniors -- Mid-Year Reports to Colleges:
To request that your Mid-Year Report be sent to colleges, you must complete and submit a Mid-Year Report Request Form to the Guidance Office.
12th Period College Representative Visits:
Our College Representative Visit program is up and running.  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 the "Colleges" tab.  The visits for the day and the entire list can be found on the right side of the "Colleges" page.  Be sure to visit the page often, as colleges continue to add to the Visit List throughout the fall.  Check with Ms. Waldin or Ms. Berger in the Guidance Office for exact locations.
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.