Students check out the new
College and Career Website for MHS!
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.
Junior Parent College Planning Night
Join us on Wednesday, April 6th from 6-7pm in the MHS theater to go over CSU, UC & Private School Eligibility, College Applications and Financial Aid. It's never to early to start planning and getting organized. We will walk you through what the process will look like and the timeline.
Scheduling for the 2016/2017 School Year
Scheduling presentations were given to all students in February. In case you have questions or want to review what was presented, here is the information. Feel free to contact your counselor with questions.
Financial Aid for the Class of 2016
Now is the time to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA opens the door to state and federal aid/grants. The priority filing period is from Jan. 1st, 2016 to March 2nd, 2016.
In case you missed Financial Aid Night, the presentation is below, please feel free to review it and as always, if you have any questions, please contact your child's counselor.
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:
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:
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
9th grade Counselor: