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Counseling & Student Services

 
 
Counseling & Student Services
 
 
In addition to individual educational and career planning sessions, the following group workshops
are conducted in classrooms by School Counselors and the Career Development Specialist as part of a comprehensive school counseling program.
 
 
 
Grade 9
“Choices” Workshops

The workshops emphasize the importance of education, an orientation to academic policies at MHS, as well as the breadth of services offered by the Student Services office. Counselors implement a classroom curriculum relating student interests, abilities and values to career decision making and selecting appropriate high school courses.
 
 
Grade 10
Career Research Workshops

Counselors conduct workshops to help students sharpen decision making skills, develop a realistic understanding of the world of work and increase self-understanding. Each student completes a career project using appropriate career development software. These activities are integrated within the English curriculum.
 
 
Grade 11
College and Career Assessment Workshops

These workshops cover information gathering, application procedures, school policies and a variety of other topics related to identifying and pursuing college and/or career-related choices. These workshops constitute the beginning of future individual planning meetings held with students and School Counselors.
 

Grade 12
College and Career Planning Workshops

The Student Services Department meets with individual students and coordinates workshops to inform students and families of the college application and financial aid processes. Students entering the world of work are encouraged to develop resumes and strengthen interviewing skills. College and Career research tools are made available to students in both traditional and electronic formats.  School counselors, as well as the school Social Worker are prepared to respond to the social & emotional needs of students. Teachers and Families are encouraged to refer students to their school counselor with any concerns they may have about a student’s well-being.