Improving Tomorrow by Inspiring Today!
Office hours are: 7:00am until 3:30pm, Monday through Friday
Guidance Office: (269) 781-1321
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 30th, and will go Monday – Thursday 2:45-6:00. 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 30th 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
v Thursday, October 10th – Manchester College
v Thursday, October 10th – Kellogg Community College
v Tuesday, October 15th – Alma College
v Tuesday, October 15th – Grand Valley State University
v Thursday, October 17th – University of Michigan
v Thursday, October 17th – Central Michigan University
v Tuesday, October 22nd – Saginaw Valley State university
v Tuesday, October 22nd – Michigan Tech
v Tuesday, October 29th – Western Michigan University
v Tuesday, October 29th – Davenport University
v Tuesday, November 7th – Concordia University, Ann Arbor
v Thursday, November 21st – Savannah College of Art & Design
Military Recruiters will be located at 4-Corners downstairs on each of their visitations which are announced in the daily announcements.
Kellogg Community College Night will be on Monday, November 4th at Kellogg Arena from 6:30-8:00pm. If you are undecided about colleges, this would be a great time to visit with representative from a number of area colleges in Michigan. This presentation is open to all students as well as parents/guardians.
On Wednesday, Oct. 16th the PSAT will be administered to Juniors at MHS, this is an approximate 3-hour exam that will provide feedback to students about critical academic skills, prepare students for standardized test such as the SAT and ACT, allow students to enter scholarship competitions and prepare students for their post-secondary education plans. Students will need to report to the Media Center at 7:40 on Wednesday. Because this is a national testing date, students may not be admitted after testing has begun, and no make-up test for the PSAT is available.
ACT TEST DATES:
Ø October 26th, 2013 with a registration deadline of September 27th, 2013
Ø December 14th, 2013 with a registration deadline of November 8th, 2013
Ø February 8th, 2014 with a registration deadline of January 10th, 2014
Ø April 12th, 2014 with a registration deadline of March 7th, 2014
Ø June 14th, 2014 with a registration deadline of May 9th, 2014
Test fees are ACT No Writing $36.50
and ACT Plus Writing $52.50
. Check their website, www.acatstudent.org/start
to see if the colleges you are considering require or recommend the ACT Writing Test. If you cannot the test fee, ask your counselor if you are eligible for a fee waiver.
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.