MKHS Counselor Update

April 2020

Update from your Counselors

Under the direction of the Los Angeles County Office of Education, our school will be closed for all students through the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. On April 17, 2020, our Principal Jeannie Gutierrez announced that under the guidance of Alhambra Unified and State Regulations, the following activities have been cancelled: Gran Nite, Traditional Graduation (AUSD is in the process of exploring an alternative graduation format - TBD), and Prom. More info at https://www.mkhs.org/apps/news/article/1212210. There are some questions that we will not be able to answer as the situation is constantly developing.


If you are contacting your counselor regarding:


Registration: If you did not register for next year's courses, then please email your counselor with your course requests if you have not registered online.


Senior Transcript Requests: Submit your transcript requests online (https://tinyurl.com/MKHSTranscript2020) Make sure to be logged into your AUSD student e-mail.


SAT: To keep students safe, and in alignment with public health guidance and school closures across 192 countries, we will not be able to administer the SAT or SAT Subject Tests on June 6, 2020. (https://pages.collegeboard.org/natural-disasters)


ACT: At this time, ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date.. If you need more information please keep checking updates provided by ACT (https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html)


AP Testing: College Board has announced traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place. Students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home.


Free AP Review Classes - Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, you can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These courses are optional, mobile-friendly, and can be used alongside any work your teacher may give you. To access the live classes and recordings, visit the AP YouTube channel.


Colleges:

NACAC is providing this online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak (https://tinyurl.com/NACAC-College-Updates)


Virtual College Campus Tours for college/universities across the nation, including all the UCs, CSUs, private universities, and many community colleges (https://www.youvisit.com/collegesearch/)


Google Classroom by Grade Level:

All students are invited to join in some online learning/career exploration/college guidance with Ms. An (our Counselor in the College & Career Center). In this Google classroom, students will learn about:


  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • How to navigate through your educational journey
  • About different colleges, majors, careers out there
  • Building resiliency and hopefully more!

This Google classroom is completely optional and does not affect your grades, but it will hopefully help you develop and grow your potential. Those who complete all the assignments will be entered into a drawing for prizes that will be distributed when we come back to school. To join, use these Google Classroom Codes:


Class of 2020 - v5y3bzf

Class of 2021 - bpnenwz

Class of 2022 - jyil2ft

Class of 2023 - rglgjis


Social Emotional Learning: Click here to access Social-Emotional Resources for Students/Families During Coronavirus Crisis. This document contains resources for students and families to access mental health support via phone, online, or text during the school closure. Please call 911 if a child or family member is in immediate danger of hurting self or others. Please note some services may be limited during this time period and service availability will continue to change as the situation changes.


Additional Resources:

Coping with Stress During COVID-19

CDC Responses to COVID19 related anxiety

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health

Social Emotional Resources

Contact a Counselor

Click here to go to the MKHS Website to reach a Counselor