MHS Counseling Office

 

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

Guidance Office Fax:
  (856) 222-1754

CEEB Code:  310825



Guidance Announcements

New Jersey Scholars Program for Juniors - In-house Application due 12/11/2019:
The New Jersey Scholars Program is a tuition-free, five-week summer program for students who are residents of New Jersey, United States citizens and rising seniors at the high school level in New Jersey.  Each school is permitted to submit up to two applications to be determined by the school’s internal process.  If selected by NJSP as a semifinalist, applicants are invited to participate in a group interview with NJSP.  The Program selects Scholars from among the semifinalists.  Applicants must be able to commit to attending the program from June 28- July 31, 2020.  Please go to the NJSP website for additional information about this year's topic, "Mind and Body: The Future of Being Human".  This Google form is due by Wednesday, December 11, 2019. 

New Jersey Governor’s School for Juniors - In-house Applications due 12/11/2019:
The prestigious Governor's School of New Jersey Program seeks high-achieving juniors interested in rigorous STEM summer academic programs.  There are two programs operating in 2020.  The Governor's School in the Sciences will be hosted at Drew University from July 12- August 1, 2020,  and the Governor's School of Engineering & Technology will be hosted by Rutgers University from June 28- July 24, 2020.  All interested parties must be willing to meet the necessary time commitment of either program.  In filling out this form you are only completing the preliminary stage of what is an intensive, multi-step selection process.  Moorestown is only permitted to nominate one applicant for each Governor's School program.  The deadline for submitting your application of interest via the Google form is 12/11/2019.

Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) Information Session at MHS:
As a part of their Spring Ahead! program, Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) will offer their Assessment Test at MHS on Friday, February 7.  To be eligible to take the RCBC Assessment at MHS, students must have applied to RCBC by January 31, 2020.  See your Guidance Counselor to sign up.

*Since you may have tested out of one or both parts of the RCBC Assessment with SAT/ACT scores, be sure to check with your Guidance Counselor.

RCBC's Spring Ahead! program has three parts:

1) Information Session - November 20, 2019
2) Assessment Test at MHS - February 7, 2020
3) Registration Visit to RCBC - April 8, 2020

For more information visit RCBC Spring Ahead!.

Attention Seniors - Forms for Counselor Recommendation Letter:

If you have not done so yet, it is important for you to submit the following forms to your Guidance Counselor as soon as possible.  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 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 2018-2019 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.