MHS Guidance Office

 

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

Guidance Office Fax:
  (856) 222-1754

CEEB Code:  310825



Guidance Announcements


Attention - 2018 Summer School Brochure:
Students who have failed a course with a final grade of "E" (50% to 59%) and need to restore their credits may be able to take remediation courses through summer school.  Download the
Summer School Brochure 2018 for more information.  Since failed courses could affect your graduation requirements and NCAA eligibility, contact your Guidance Counselor with any questions.

Attention:  MHS Seniors and Parents - 2018 Senior Sign-Off Form:
Graduation is around the corner and it is time to fill out your MHS Graduation Sign Off Form.  This year, the form is in Genesis. 

Students, if you will be age 18 by May 31, the form has been pushed out to your student portal account.  If not, it has been pushed to your parents’ account and one of your parents will need to fill out and submit the form in Genesis.  The link for both students and parents to access Genesis is:  https://parents.mtps.com.  If you do not remember your Genesis password, please click the ‘Forgot password’ link and you will receive an e-mail to reset your password.

Please read the attached Student Tracker and FERPA informationStudent Tracker and FERPA information.

Instructions for filling out the online form are here:  Instructions for Senior Sign-Off in Genesis.pdf .

If you cannot complete the form electronically, please stop down to the Guidance Office to get a paper form, but we are requesting that you complete this electronically if possible.

Genesis will be locked until this form is submitted.

*Be sure to give a stamped business-sized envelope, addressed to the college you will be attending, to Ms. Berger or Ms. Waldin.  Check with the college to make sure you are sending the transcript to the correct address.

Thank you!  See Ms. Berger or Ms. Waldin in the Guidance Office with any questions.

Attention Seniors and Juniors:  12th Period College Representative Visits:

Our College Representative Visit program will return in September.  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 Rising Seniors - Forms for Counselor Recommendation Letter:
For their Guidance Counselor college recommendation letter, rising 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.


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