MHS Counseling Office

 

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

Guidance Office Fax:
  (856) 222-1754

CEEB Code:  310825



Guidance Announcements

REMINDER -- All AP Students - AP Test Registration and Payment Process:
Deadline for AP payments ($105 per exam) is March 22, 2019.  All payments must be made through Guidance with Mrs. Waldin.  Checks should be made payable to MTPS with payment automatically registering student for exam(s).  Any questions, please see Mrs. Waldin in Guidance.  If you will be taking an Advanced Placement (AP) Test, you need to download the AP Registration Process instruction sheet.
College Planning Panel - Wednesday, March 20th at 6:30 p.m., MHS Auditorium:

T
he College Planning Panel provides a range of admissions 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 insight into the current state of the college application process and practices of applicant selection.  2+ hour program.  We look forward to seeing you there.

College Fair - Thursday, April 11th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., MHS MAC Gymnasium:
An annual event at MHS, admissions representatives from colleges and universities gather to speak with students about their respective institutions.  Over 100 schools attended last year including The College of New Jersey, Duke, Ohio State, Univ. of North Carolina, Penn State, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Vanderbilt and many more!  Parents and students from all grade levels are encouraged to attend.  For Juniors, this is a great opportunity to continue/kick start your college search!

Course Selection Meetings Continue:
Guidance Counselors continue Course Selection Meetings with their students.  Please review the 2019-2020 Program of Studies regarding electives, prerequisites, etc. prior to your Course Selection Meeting.  If you plan on waiving into a class, use the MHS Waiver Form for grades 9 - 11.  See your Guidance Counselor with any questions.

Moorestown Local Scholarship Program and Application:
As a graduating member of the MHS Class of 2019, seniors are invited to apply for the pool of local scholarships that will be awarded at the 2019 Senior Recognition Reception on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.  There are a variety of scholarships available based on criteria such as intended major, type of post-secondary school, financial need, and character attributes of students.  Each scholarship that is offered is defined by the benefactor of the scholarship and may also require a personal interview in order to potentially receive an award.  

The Moorestown community, graduates, and families connected to MHS have offered awards totaling more than $125,000 continuously for several years.  If you are interested in learning about specific scholarships, please feel free to contact the principal's office for a copy of scholarships that have been offered in the past or to learn more about the selection process.    

We encourage all interested graduating students to apply.  Our deadline is Thursday, April 18, 2019!

(PLEASE NOTE: Any incomplete information may exclude the applicant from being considered for certain local scholarships.)

APPLY HERE:  2019 Local Scholarships Application

Looking forward to an exciting time of year with our graduating students!

Andrew Seibel, Principal

Attention Seniors - Mid-Year Reports to Colleges:
If a college you applied to requires a Mid-Year Report, or if you have done well and want to send a Mid-Year Report to a college to enhance your application, you must complete and submit a Mid-Year Report Request Form to the Guidance Office.  A Mid-Year Report is basically a report card with the first two marking periods of the senior year.  It also includes a revised "7th Semester GPA", which includes the averages from the first semester of 12th grade.

RCBC to have Spring Open House on Saturday, March 30:
On Saturday, March 30, 2019, Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) will have their Spring Open House program.  The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the RCBC Student Success Center.  To RSVP, visit rcbc.edu/open-house.  If you have any questions, please call the Office of Admissions at 856-222-9311, ext. 1199 or email admissions@rcbc.edu.

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 List.  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 and Juniors - 12th Period College Representative Visits:

Our College Representative Visit program has begun.  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.

Attention Juniors ("Rising Seniors") - Forms for Counselor Recommendation Letter:
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 -- 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.


Kaplan Test Prep Information


Kaplan’s “PSAT Scores: What’s Next?” event:
With PSAT scores arriving next week, Kaplan is offering "
PSAT Scores:  What's Next?" events.  The dates are December 9 or 11.  Find out how to use your child’s PSAT score to plan your next steps toward college.  Sign up for one of Kaplan’s free, live online events here.

Attention Juniors Taking the March 9th SAT?
What: Kaplan SAT course (10 sessions)
When: Sunday, December 9, 2018 – Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: Sundays at 10 a.m.
Where : Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Mt Laurel  
Class Code: SAIKS181001

What: Kaplan SAT course (10 sessions)
When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – Wednesday February 27, 2019
Time: Wednesdays  at 6 p.m. & Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Where: Moorestown High School  
Class Code: SAIKS19052

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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:
Moorestown High School Students who want to access Kaplan’s Free On Demand test prep programs for SAT or ACT, please go to to register kaplanatschool.com/moorestown. On Demand test prep is available and totally free for families of Moorestown High school due to our partnership with Kaplan.  Any questions about the free online prep should call 1-800-527-8378.

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