High School Guidance Department

NEWS & NOTES:

NEW! Need an appointment with your counselor?

Here’s the solution! Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We are so excited to have you back (either in person or remotely) and are here to support you during this unique year! In order to streamline the process of requesting an appointment in a safe manner, we are offering the option of requesting an appointment electronically. All requests will be responded to within a maximum time of 24 hours (Monday-Friday).

Just complete this Google Form to make it happen:

MWHS Guidance Department Appointment Request

IMPORTANT NOTE:

THE COUNSELING OFFICE IS OPEN TO SUPPORT YOU. If you are a hybrid student in a crisis situation and need to meet with your counselor immediately, do not complete this form. Come into the School Counseling office in person and we will help you. If you are a remote student in a crisis situation and it is during school hours please reach out to the school counseling department or a trusted adult. If you cannot find a trusted adult and you believe that your or someone else’s safety is in jeopardy, please call the Crisis Mobile Response team at 311 or 911.

MWHS School Counseling Office: 460-7000 press 6 – Guidance Office


 

Mid-Year Grade Report Request for Colleges

Class of 2021 – check this form to send required mid-year grades to the colleges where you applied: Mid-Year Report Request Form

Attention Class of 2021 – Common Scholarship Application due February 26, 2021

Every year dozens of local individuals, groups and organizations offer scholarships in varying amounts to Monroe-Woodbury’s graduating seniors. Requirements for these scholarships vary so it is important to look carefully at each one. To simplify the process of applying for this important support, the Guidance Department created a Common Scholarship Application, accompanied by a complete list of the scholarships available. To assist you, high school teacher  Mr. Gawron created a video to tell you how to complete the application process. For detailed information, visit: Common Scholarship Application


Marist College Financial Aid Night presentation – how to complete a FAFSA form

Although it was created by Marist College, the presentation gives tips on completing the FAFSA that families may find helpful regardless of which college they are considering.

Marist College Financial Aid presentation on FAFSA


M-W Volunteer Opportunities Information

Take a look at the Guidance Volunteer Opportunities slideshow to find where to volunteer in our community.


Registration for May Advanced Placement Exams ends October 30

Students who are enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) course for the 2020-2021 school year will need to register and pay for the exam by October 30. Each AP course has a corresponding exam that is scheduled to be administered at MWHS in May of 2021.

Students are not required to take the AP exam, however, for those who choose to take the exam, there is important information regarding registration and payments below.

Registering for the AP exams is a two-step process:

1) Register on myap.collegeboard.org with your unique AP class “join code” provided by your teacher.  Note that students need a College Board account in order to join.

2) Make online payment for the AP exams using REVTRAK located on the MWHS web page.  You can use this direct link to the MWHS AP exam order page here:

https://monroe-woodbury.revtrak.net/monroe-woodbury-high-school/ap-exams/

Important details:

  • Cost – $98 ($95 + $3 processing fee) per exam
  • AP Fee Reduction – If you qualify for free and reduced lunch, please see Mrs. Perlmutter in House B
  • Online registration is now open

Registration deadline:

AP Exams must be ordered AND paid for by October 30th.

  • After October 30th there is a $40 late fee per exam.
  • Any exam that has been ordered and not paid for will be cancelled.
  • Should you have any questions regarding paying for AP exams, please contact the House B office.

Letter from Mr. Yarmus sent to AP students/families


NEW! Late Arrival/Early Dismissal Request

The Late Arrival privilege is extended to and will only be granted to students who have a study hall scheduled to begin the day. Students must not arrive at school more than 5 minutes before their first class. Students who are on time for their first class, once admitted to the building, do not need to check in at attendance and can report directly to class. Students who will be late for class must check in at the attendance office.

The Early Dismissal privilege is available to and will only be granted to students who have a study hall scheduled the last period of the day. Students with the Early Dismissal privilege must sign out at the Attendance Office (if before 8th period) or be checked out in the main lobby and exit from the main entrance. Students should have their student id visible as they check out of the building. Please be advised, due to COVID-19, proof of employment eligibility requirements have been waived for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Extended privilege is available to students who have consecutive study halls scheduled at the beginning or end of the school day.

For more information and to complete your request, use this Google Form:

Late Arrival/Early Dismissal Request – Fall 2020


New College Fair Format for 2020-2021

In light of the pandemic and strict social distancing guidelines, the Monroe-Woodbury High School Counseling Department is promoting two different organizations creating virtual college fair options this year. In order for us to meet the needs of our students and support their college goals and aspirations, we are encouraging MWHS students to take advantage of both of these virtual online college fair vehicles.

Register with either or both of these organizations:

Students and parents will have the opportunity to register for online meetings, virtual tours and information sessions with college admission counselors. Please see the two attached flyers on how to register and sign up. You are encouraged to check each site regularly as colleges are continuously being added with new dates and times for events. 

Students should contact their school counselor with questions or concerns.


New Procedure for Working Papers due to COVID-19 closures

Please follow the instructions at the top of the Working Papers for students page. For assistance and questions, email [email protected]


Excelsior Scholarships

Check out free tuition at all SUNY and CUNY schools using Excelsior Scholarships

Testing Info

Want to prep for SAT or ACT exams? Prep classes are available here.

Testing accommodations for SAT/ACT/PSAT Exams

Students requiring testing accommodations for the ACT and SAT should visit the SAT/ACT/PSAT Exam Information page for information on applying. This information was recently updated and includes the text of a letter sent by Mr. Williams to all families and students.


Video Gallery

Notes for Seniors on fall deadlines


How to link your Common App and Naviance Accounts