• Counselor's Corner


    The end of the school year is always extra exciting for the seniors in our district! There are many bitter sweet moments as these twelfth grade students reflect on all of their accomplishments and as they look forward to what lies ahead. Senior Seminar gives students an opportunity to process all this information. Throughout Senior Seminar, students work on their Senior Exit Presentation, which is the capstone of five years of Education Development Plans (EDP) and career exploration. Beginning in eighth grade, students examine their strengths and weaknesses, their likes and dislikes, and their personal and vocational goals in life. Throughout high school they select classes, extracurricular activities, volunteer experiences, and work opportunities to support these goals. The EDP process encourages students to continue to reflect on their aspirations and to make any adjustments in their path.

    During the first week in May, twelfth grade students shared their Senior Exit Presentations with a panel of judges including members of the local business community,local colleges, Montrose Schools administration, and school board members. The students did a fabulous job articulating their plans for the future and the path they need to take to get there.

    Looking forward, the counselor is busy laying the ground work for a great 2016-17 school year. Students' course requests have been entered and actual scheduling for next year's classes has begun. Schedules will be available upon receipt of the student's emergency card in late August.

    This is also the time of year when freshmen, sophomores and juniors look at their progress toward meeting graduation requirements. Parents can stay informed by viewing their student's transcript when they login to their ParentVue account and click the Course History tab to see all classes and grades earned by their student.  If there is a need for credit recovery, summer school is a great option. It allows students to focus on just one or two classes. Information about this year's summer school program is available in the Main Office.

    Seniors should begin applying to colleges and universities for their 2017-2018 freshman year in August! Once the online application is completed, the student then orders an electronic transcript be sent to the institution through their Parchment account. This is an account they have just created for this purpose accessible through the Guidance & amp; Counseling link on the Hill-McCloy High School website or atwww.parchment.com.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Counseling Office at 591-8828 through June 15 or beginning August 24.