Mt. Mansfield Union High School Student Services
Announcements & Upcoming Events:
MedQuest 2020 - June 21-26 at Northern Vermont University - Johnson campus. Information and application available online now. Application open to current 10th grade students. Deadline to apply is March 11, 2020
Junior Parent/Guardian College Night slideshow presentation from March 12th
News from MMU Counselors
It’s hard to believe, but we are beginning the process of looking ahead to next year. In the month of February, counselors will meet individually with each freshman, sophomore, and junior to create a course of study plan for next year. We will take a close look at graduation requirements, teacher recommendations, and each student’s college and career goals to create a list of appropriate courses. This process will be complete by the time we leave for February break and students will be given a copy of their course requests to share with you. We encourage you to contact us with any questions.
Here are some upcoming events and general reminders for each grade level:
Freshmen: It’s not too early to start thinking about summer opportunities. Meet with your counselor and check out our webpage or Naviance for some great ideas! Some programs have spring application deadlines, so now is the time to consider your options.
Sophomores: As you think about your summer plans, consider taking a free class offered by the Community College of Vermont. Introduction to College and Careers (ICC) is a course that provides career exploration opportunities and an orientation to the college experience for high school students. Ask your counselor about this and other similar opportunities available in our area.
Juniors: As you know, PSAT results were released in December. Counselors met with juniors in English classes and provided an overview of what the scores mean and what to think about when planning for the SAT and ACT. Remember to check your Junior Calendar for test dates and registration deadlines and see your counselor for an individual planning meeting.
If you missed the Junior Parent/Guardian Night on March 12th, you can link to the slideshow presentation above under Announcements/Events.
Seniors: Have you completed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the Vermont grant application? (for more information and links, go to vsac.org/FAFSAfirst). Be sure to look at the scholarships list in Naviance and those offered through VSAC. Deadlines are approaching.
Also remember that Naviance has an easy to use tool that will help you build a resume. See your counselor for support in getting started.
Kristen Barker, Toni Chandler, Chris Adams, and Sammie Rufenacht- MMU School Counselors
Senior Sessions (click on workshop title for slide presentation)
9/17 - What to expect after high school
9/18 - Overview of application process, orientation to Naviance
9/24 - Create and work on Common Application or build resume
9/25 - Work in Naviance, letters of rec., requesting transcripts
10/1 - College essay and supplemental essay writing
10/2 - Q & A with Local Reps: 4 year college, GAP year, VTC/CCV
10/8 - Conferences with English teachers about essays
10/9 - Financial Aid & Nuts and bolts, tie up loose ends
**A note about Driver’s Ed: Each year we get many questions about how to register for driver’s education at MMU. The first thing students need to do in order to get on our driver’s ed list is to bring their permit to Student Services to be copied. This makes one eligible for the class. Each semester, we schedule the oldest students whose permits are on file. We are currently scheduling students for Spring 2020 Driver’s Ed.
College Admission Representatives please schedule visits to Mt. Mansfield Union High School at RepVisits