Counselor for all students with last names beginning A – L; Scholarship Information and the PSAT
, or via telephone at (269) 781-1319
Counselor for all students with last names beginning M – Z; Career Center (CACC) and the PLAN Test.
, or via telephone at (269) 781-1338
Purpose Statement – The purpose of the Guidance Department Curriculum at Marshall High School is to assist students in their academic and emotional growth during high school years, and to provide students with post secondary options. The guidance and counseling curriculum includes opportunities for 100% of the students in areas of career planning, knowledge of self and others, and educational development.
As we strive to meet the needs of our students please take advantage of the resources and information included on this counselor page.
Student Academic Resources
- Cyber Café – Held in the High School media center which started Monday, September 17th, and will go Monday – Thursday 2:30-4:00. Teachers will be available to assist students with their homework. The computer lab will also be open.
- www.tutor.com - this is a web based tutoring service. Beginning September 17th from 2pm-11pm, 7 days a week, students can access this web site for free tutoring. This can be accessed from home with a password issued by the student’s counselor.
Calhoun Area Career Center
Applications are available in the guidance office or on-line at the school of your choice. We recommend that all applications be filed by December 1st. We mail all college applications for you.
College Visitation Dates – College representatives will be in the building during seminar
Military Recruiters will be located at 4-Corners downstairs on each of their visitations which are announced in the daily announcements.
Links to Open houses/ campus visits
Complete the Federal application for student aid (FAFSA). This must be done online at www.fafsa.ed.gov/
**please note that any application for financial aid should be free.
Use the following helpful hints as you begin the process of applying for scholarships. The students who are most successful at earning scholarships are students who follow these points:
- Utilize the RED Marshall High School Scholarship Handbook for local available scholarships offered. This booklet will be given to students in their English 12 class.
- Listen to daily announcements for scholarship opportunities as well as due dates for applications.
- Remember that applying for scholarships is the responsibility of the student.
- Marshall High School is not notified of all scholarships available at a particular college, so students are encouraged to contact/research the college they hope to attend and ask for information on freshman scholarships.
- Don’t procrastinate! Get busy on this part of your college planning early and stay on top of it. Your success will depend on your perseverance, organization, and your ability to meet deadlines.
- Be sure to give your teachers and counselor adequate time to write recommendations for you. Two weeks is a good rule of thumb. Give them a list of activities and awards that are noteworthy in the recommendation. When given sufficient time, teachers can write a meaningful letter that truly reflects each student’s unique qualities.
Other Scholarship Resources
Time to Register-Selective Service
All male U.S. citizens residing in the United States must register within the period starting 30 days before, and ending 30 days after, their 18th
birthday. Log on to www.sss.gov
and you can register in about 5 minutes.