MHS Counseling Office

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


Guidance Office Fax:
  (856) 222-1754

CEEB Code:  310825



Guidance Announcements


VIRTUAL COLLEGE EXPLORATION FOR ALL NEW JERSEY STUDENTS:
Virtual presentations are available for students to explore college opportunities from September 29 – October 9, 2020.  For more information visit https://www.njacac.org/virtualfair/.

Hear from Admission Officers. Experienced admission counselors will tell you what you need to know.  Gain Important College Knowledge.  Choose from 185 different presentations and information sessions.  215 Colleges and Universities.  Learn more about different colleges from 34 states and 7 countries!  Students should register for each session that they want to attend.  Once they register, they’ll receive a confirmation email with their unique link to join the Zoom webinar.  (Students will also receive a barcode, but the barcode is not necessary for this virtual event.)  When students register, they are sharing their registration information only with colleges presenting on that particular panel.  StriveScan does not sell or share personally identifiable student information with any other third parties.  Students should participate live so they can ask questions and interact with the college admission counselors.  If students are unable to attend live, they still encourage them to register for the sessions they are interested in and recordings will be available here later.  PARENTS - Parents should register their students using their student’s information.

Montclair State University Offers Virtual Sessions:
Montclair State University Admissions Counselor Ryan Davila is reaching out to inform students that you that MSU has decided to coordinate their virtual visits this fall.  They have decided to do countywide presentations for each region of the state.  Students are invited to join Ryan's Zoom Information Sessions on October 7th and October 22nd to learn more about Montclair State University and the application process.  You can use the link below to register for either session.  As someone who grew up in Burlington County, Ryan looks forward to hearing from you to assist with the college process during these difficult times.  https://apply.montclair.edu/portal/virtual


Attention 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 as soon as possible.  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 VIRTUAL this year due to the Covid-19 issue.  The Virtual 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 Virtual Visit List throughout the fall and some also will do virtual visits in the spring.  Check with Ms. Waldin or Ms. Berger if you have any questions.

The virtual 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.