MHS Counseling Office

 

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

Guidance Office Fax:
  (856) 222-1754

CEEB Code:  310825



Guidance Announcements


RCBC Offers High School Virtual Registration Day on June 3:
Rowan College at Burlington County formally invite you to their live High School Virtual Registration Day on June 3, 2pm to 4pm!  They know many of you would have typically joined them for Spring Ahead or visit us on campus in our Student Success Center.  These live Webex events will focus on assisting you with registering for your fall 2020 courses and provide a brief presentation on the following: Assistance on navigating the Self-Service platform, Chat with an academic advisor, Review important dates and deadlines, Upcoming events at RCBC. To RSVP, please visit RCBC's High School Virtual Registration Day


Attention Rising Seniors - Virtual Sessions with Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, Wash U, and Emory:
Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, Washington University in St. Louis, and Emory University originally planned to visit our region this spring and host group presentations.  While their ability to be physically with you has changed, they have worked diligently to provide a virtual group presentation instead.  They hope these provide opportunities for you to learn more about them as you embark on your college search journey!

Virtual Format
Because this is a new format for their consortium group, here are a few notes:
All the events will be live, not prerecorded.
While they are offering six sessions, each one will cover similar content. Students are encouraged to attend only one session, allowing space for as many viewers as possible.
Due to large crowds anticipated, they will not be taking live questions. Students can submit questions ahead of time on their registration form, and their representatives will do their best to cover them through the session content.

Sunday, May 31
4:00 - 5:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT)
RSVP for May 31

Tuesday, June 2
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT)
RSVP for June 2

Wednesday, June 3
7:00 - 8:00 pm ET (4:00 pm PT)
RSVP for June 3


Attention Juniors - NJACAC is Hosting it's 10th Annual Camp College:

NJACAC is hosting it's 10th Annual Camp College!!  Camp College is an overnight experience for rising Juniors and Seniors to explore the college search process in a fun and interactive way! Usually held on a host college campus, their program this year will be virtual!  You will have the chance to take advantage of activities geared toward learning personal statement writing, college option exploration, financial aid literacy, and personal sessions with college reps.  SAVE THE DATE for July 27th-July 31st!  Applications will be opening June  1st.  For more information visit https://www.njacac.org/.

Attention Juniors - Hussian College Offers "Virtual Thursdays":
Hussian College will be hosting, "Think Outside the Box Thursday," beginning this Thursday, May 28th from 3-5pm.  These Virtual Thursdays afford students the opportunity to view their beautiful campus and learn more about the programs and opportunities Hussian College has to offer.  Students will have the chance to speak with their Admissions Team and be able to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to become a part of the Hussian College Family!  Interested students can RSVP via the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-outside-the-box-thursday-tickets-106275791754.

Attention Juniors - UMass Lowell  Offers Virtual Junior Preview Day:
UMass Lowell
is excited to invite students to Junior Preview Day.  On Wednesday, June 17 at 10 a.m., you’ll be able to visit their virtual event to learn everything you need to know about UMass Lowell from the comfort of your own home.  Junior Preview Day was designed to help students determine if UMass Lowell is a good fit for them and their academic and career goals.  You’ll be able to: Participate in live chats with faculty and current students, Discover their programs of study, Chat with admissions representatives and get tips about preparing their application, and Learn more about financial aid options.  Visit Junior Preview Day to register.

Attention Rising Seniors - Forms for Counselor Recommendation Letter:

For your Counselor Recommendation Letter, it is important for you to submit the following forms to your Guidance Counselor.  Please submit the forms by May or early June.  For their Guidance Counselor college recommendation letter, senior students need to submit these 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 is in full swing.  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.

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 2019-2020 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.