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!

MHS Summer School 2016

Summer school schedules will be handed out starting, Wed. 5/25 during lunch and after school.  If students need to make changes to their schedules or need to add on a class, they will have the opportunity to do so on Tuesday, June 7th from 8-Noon at the MHS Counseling Office. 

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. 


FREE SAT Prep through Kahn Academy

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.  


Junior Parent Night Presentation

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.

 MHS A-G Courses.


Current 9th Grade Scheduling Presentation


Current 10th Grade Scheduling Presentation


Current 11th Grade Scheduling Presentation


Incoming 9th Grade Scheduling Presentation

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.


Financial Aid Presentation 12/1/15


FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)  

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

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

[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]


9th grade Counselor: 

Chad Luna

408-635-2800 ext4137

[email protected]

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