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Welcome to Counseling at MHS
The MHS Counseling department consists of 5 counselors who serve the needs of our student body. We are here to support students academically, socially and emotionally. Our main goal is to keep students focused on meeting the graduation requirements as well as assisting in post high school planning. We meet with students individually throughout the school year as well as with classroom presentations. We encourage you to stay in contact with your counselor! Students are divided by last name. The breakdown is as follows:
9th Grade Counselor:
408-635-2800 ext 4137
10th - 12th Grade Students:
Beth Harke - Last Names A - D
408-635-2800 ext 4160
Julie Cler - Last Names E - Li
408-635-2800 ext 4162
Cory Nakamoto - Last Names Ll - Rh
408-635-2800 ext 4171
Jenna Evarkiou - Last Names Ri - Z
408-635-2800 ext 4163
Scheduling for the 2017/18 School Year
Scheduling for the upcoming school year is about to begin. MHS counselors will be meeting with the current Ninth - Eleventh grade students starting on Feb. 6th. Here is the schedule:
Monday, Feb 6th meet with current 9th graders Scheduling Presentation
Tuesday, Feb 7th meet with current 10th graders Scheduling Presentation
Wednesday, Feb 8th pick up 9th grade scheduling cards
Thursday, Feb 9th pick up 10th grade scheduling cards
Monday, Feb 13th meet with current 11th graders Scheduling Presentation
Wednesday, Feb 15th meet with current 8th graders-- Scheduling Presentation
Thursday, Feb 16th pick up 11th grade scheduling cards
Friday, Feb 17th pick up 8th grade scheduling cards
Here is the MHS Course Catalog, feel free to look over it before the scheduling process begins.
Financial Aid for the Class of 2017
Please remember that dates are changing this year for submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA opens the door to state and federal aid/grants. It's important for everyone to complete and submit the FAFSA. Regardless of income, if you are going to a 2 year or 4 year college or whether it's a private or public university, everyone should complete it. The priority filing period is now from Oct.1st, 2016 thru March 2nd, 2017.
We've attached the presenters slides in case you missed it.
College Entrance Exams - SAT & ACT
To go directly to a 4 year college, entrance exams are required. Students can take the SAT or the ACT, most colleges accept either one. MHS does not offer these tests on our campus. Students will need to sign up for the SAT at collegeboard.org and they can sign up for the ACT at act.org . Both websites offer valuable information and free test prep so make sure you take a look at them. Please see your counselor for further information.
College Applications: UC, CSU & Private Schools
UC College Applications are up and available for students to work on. The submission dates for any UC Campus is Nov. 1st - 30th. Students can get a head start on their applications by starting them now.
UC application website:
The CSU system will make their applications open to all by Oct. 1st. Applications can be submitted to any of the 23 campuses from Oct. 1st thru Nov. 30th.
CSU application website:
Apply to the CSU
Students who are applying to private colleges/universities can use the Common Application. This a streamlined application process for over 600 private schools. The deadlines to all private schools vary so you will need to make sure that you are meeting the application deadlines of each school that you apply to.
Common Application website: