Counseling Center

Mental Health Services Available in our Community

If you or a family member is in need of mental health services, please click here for information and resources.

What Should I major in? Where should I go to College?

If these are questions that you ask yourself, check out these websites.  They will help you find colleges and majors that are offered there! (search for college majors) (Comprehensive college search)


Are you a Student Athlete? Do you want to participate in sports in College?

If you want to play sports at the collegiate level once you start college, don't forget that you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. The NCAA Eligibility Center makes sure that you have taken the appropriate classes and have earned the required grades to play sports in college.  It's never to early to start planning so make your account today.  Drop by and see your counselor if you have any questions.

NCAA Eligibility Center

Students check out the new 

College and Career Website for MHS!

The PSAT is coming......

JUNIORS!!!!  The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) will be given on Wed. Oct. 14, 2015.  You can sign up starting Wed. 9/23/15 at the Student Bank.  For more information and why you should be taking this test, click here.


SOPHOMORES!!!!   The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) will be given on March 3rd.  More details to follow but go ahead and save the date.

Upcoming Events @ MHS

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015  Junior Class Visits that will cover graduation requirements, 2 year & 4 year college requirements and how to make the most of your Junior & Senior years.  


Sept. 14, 2015  Senior Class Visits to go over status for graduation


Sept. 22nd - Sept. 25th -  College Week at MHS.  Visit the new College and Career website (link above in the blue box) for more details on what colleges will be presenting to our students.  


Sept. 29, 2015 - Sophomore Class Visits to go over graduation requirements and begin planning for life after high school (2 year college, 4 year college, SVCTE, etc)


Dec. 1, 2015 - FINANCIAL AID NIGHT  7pm in the MHS Theater - open to parents of Juniors & Seniors


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 and they can sign up for the ACT at .  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:

Apply to the UC

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:

Apply to Private Colleges & Universities

Financial Aid Night

Financial Aid Night was held on Wednesday, 12/10/14.  We had a great turn out and a great presentation on the importance of filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as well as the different types of financial aid out there.  We have attached the power point that our presenter used. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your counselor.

Financial Aid Presentation Fall 2014  

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Welcome to Counseling at MHS

The MHS Counseling department consists of 4 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:

Beth Harke - Last Names A -D

408-635-2800 ext 4160

[email protected]

Julie Cler - Last Names  E - Li

408-635-2800 ext 4162

[email protected]

Cory Nakamoto - Last Names Ll - Rh

408-635-2800 ext 4171

[email protected]

Jenna Evarkiou - Last Names  Ri - Z

408-635-2800 ext 4163

[email protected]

Chad Luna

408-635-2800 ext4137

[email protected]

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