Counseling Scoop January 13, 2021

Virtual Learning Edition

Four-Year Planning Workshops January 22

Designed for 9th and 10th graders and their parents. This Workshop will review our trimester system and how you can optimize it to meet your goals.


  • Discuss the MCHS Core Course Experience and how to maximize choices post-high school.
  • Provide tips on how to design a program that is meaningful to you!
  • Explore what you can be doing now to prepare for life after high school.



Click here to sign-up for Four-Year Plan Workshop on January 22 at 10:00 or 2:00

Are You Thinking of Challenging Yourself With an AP Class?

CURIOUS? Want to find out what they're really like? Attend an AP Info Session. Meet the teacher. Hear about the content. Get the real scoop on how much work is involved. See if it would be a rewarding challenge for you. Coming up this month:


  • AP Chemistry, Ms. Stenger -Thursday, January 21 during Lunch
  • AP Gov, Ms. Humphrey - Thursday, January 21, 2:30
  • AP Art History, Mrs. Talle - Tuesday, January 26, 2:30
  • AP Physics B, Mr. Earnest - Thursday, January 28, during Lunch


Click HERE to see the full schedule and SIGN-UP for sessions.

SDSU Classes on Palomar's Rancho Bernardo Campus !

Starting this fall, San Diego State University will offer two online bachelor degree programs, based at the Palomar College Rancho Bernardo Education Center. The two programs are Communications and Criminal Justice.

More info here

Juniors, now is a great time to begin your college search!

Some resources:

Many colleges and universities, including UC and CSUs are NOT considering SAT and ACT in their admission decisions so that should not be your focus now.

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CLASS OF 2021 INFO

How to Make Your College App Stand Out

Even in the best of times, applying to college can be stressful. Applying to college during a global pandemic, however, adds new worries for some students and families. How will colleges evaluate students when some of them are lacking test scores, grades, and extracurriculars, or have experienced significant disruptions to their lives because of the pandemic?

click here for tips.

For seniors applying to colleges that ask for letters of rec (Common Application colleges).

  • Be sure to submit YOUR portion of the application by the deadline. You don’t have to wait for your counselor or teachers’ letter of recommendation to be completed first.
  • If you aren’t sure if you need a letter of rec or need help with your college applications, visit our College Application Checklist webpage here and reach out to your counselor via email!
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Students Last Name:

A-F Counselor - Mrs. Kim Bronson

G-M Counselor - Mr. Husani Whitlock

N-T Counselor - Mrs. Charmaine Ferrer

U-Z, AVID & ELL Counselor - Mr. Victor Baez

Counselor - Ms. Kim Tran

Parents if you need to see your student's counselor, please make an appointment directly with the counselor via email.