MHS Guidance Office

 

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

Guidance Office Fax:
  (856) 222-1754

CEEB Code:  310825



Guidance Announcements


Attention Seniors and Parents of Seniors - College Application Night & Financial Aid Night:
On Tuesday, September 25, the MHS Counseling Department will present information about the College Application Process to seniors and their parents from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium.  Included in the presentation will be the use of Naviance and the Common Application.   Immediately following, a representative from New Jersey's Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) will present financial aid information from 7:30-8:30 p.m.  The topics include application to FAFSA, federal financial aid, state financial aid and more.  Please note that FAFSA will be opening on October 1, 2018.

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 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.


Kaplan Test Prep Information

Attention Juniors and Sophomores: 
Kaplan Test Prep and the Moorestown High School Service and Honors Society will be hosting an SAT vs ACT practice test on Saturday, 10/20/18 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at MHS.  Exact location TBD. Students should arrive no later than 8:45 to sign in.  Students should bring (2) #2 pencils, a calculator, water, and snack as well as a fully charged smartphone or tablet.  A $10.00 fee will be collected at sign in.  All proceeds go to the Honors & Service Society.  Please bring cash only. 

Great news -- students will leave the practice test with their scores.  They will need to bring a fully charged smartphone or tablet to use only after the completion of the test for scoring.  In order for the scoring to work properly, students MUST be registered for the practice test by Wednesday, October 17th.  If you have more than 1 student taking the practice test, please use a unique email for each student.  To register, please visit kaplan.formstack.com/forms/satvsactmoorestown.  For questions, please contact Program Manager Ashley LaFrance at ashley.lafrance@kaplan.com.


Kaplan Tset Prep is hosting PSAT Prep LIVE:
Free Live Lessons starting 9/29.
  To register, visit https://www.kaptest.com/psat/free/psat-prep-live.

Looking for more practice?:
Check out kaptest.com/hsevents to find free online events including SAT, ACT or combo practice test! 

Looking for one on one, private tutoring?:
Moorestown High School students receive 10% off.   More than just a class, Kaplan’s SAT and ACT one-on-one personalized tutoring is a customized course, tailored to your needs with a SAT  or ACT master as your personal guide.  We offer a variety of packages.  Plus, you can use your tutoring hours onsite or online.  For more information, visit https://www.kaptest.com/sat/sat-prep-course/sat-tutoring or call 1-800-KAPTEST. 

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.

SAT or ACT?:
Which path should you take?  Try a FREE SAT vs ACT combo practice test!  Visit: https://www.kaptest.com/college-prep/free-resources/free-events.