Welcome to the MHS Counseling Center
Our goal is to provide a comprehensive counseling program to assist students in maximizing their potential. We have college and career resources on this website and also have materials available for students and parents in our office.
Please call if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment. We welcome any opportunity to assist you.
Phone: 903-880-1600 Ext. 1610
Please click on the left Naviance logo to login. For login tips, click here.
Naviance's Family Connection is a program for MHS students and parents that will simplify college and career planning. Click on the Naviance link above for access. With this program you can: research interests, careers, colleges, universities, tech schools; create online portfolios and make plans for the future. If you do not remember your Naviance username & password, click on the login tips above or visit the Counseling Center for access. Students & parents share the same login information.
NOVEMBER 18- DUAL CREDIT REGISTRATION PAPERWORK DUE FOR SPRING CLASSES
NOVEMBER 18- TSI OFFERED FOR SENIORS
NOVEMBER 29- DARS MEETING 10:00 A.M.
DECEMBER 3- SAT TEST (OFFERED AT LOCAL SCHOOL)
DECEMBER 10- ACT TEST (OFFERED AT LOCAL SCHOOL)
DECEMBER 16- EARLY RELEASE
DECEMBER 19-JANUARY 3- CHRISTMAS BREAK
JANUARY 20- LAST DAY TO PAY TVCC DUAL CREDIT TUITION
It is the goal of Mabank High School to build positive, lasting relationships with all students, parents, and community members. One way to foster such relations is through our advisory program.
Each student at MHS is assigned an advisor. The role of the advisor is one of communication with the parents regarding the child’s grades, attendance, discipline concerns, or any other area that the parent, teacher, or student feels need to be discussed.
Your child’s advisor should contact you to discuss your child’s progress and answer any questions you may have. The advisor will have every teacher’s email address, phone extension, and conference times in order to assist you in contacting the appropriate instructor with specific questions.
Furthermore, our feeling is that schools should focus, in conjunction with academic preparedness, on the development of our student’s character and decision making skills in order to cope with the pressures of today’s ever changing global society. Therefore, we will teach a character lesson during each advisory period focusing on issues ranging from student interests to the effects of drinking and driving.
Please understand that your child’s advisor is not someone that knows the answers to every question and they are not your child’s counselor, but are a personal contact that can refer you to the appropriate office.
ADVISORY DATES 2016-2017
AUGUST 24, 2016
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
OCTOBER 19, 2016
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
DECEMBER 7, 2016
JANUARY 4, 2017
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
MARCH 22, 2017
APRIL 12, 2017
MAY 1, 2017
ApplyTexas was created through a collaborative effort between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and many colleges and universities in Texas. The goal of the project is to offer a centralized means for both Texas and non-Texas students to apply to the many outstanding postsecondary institutions available in Texas.
On ApplyTexas you can accomplish a multitude of tasks including:
Click to access: ApplyTexas
With more than 600 Member colleges and only one application, The Common Application is comprised of a rich and diverse membership – colleges that are public, private, large, small, secular, and religious. No other college application system matches the diversity of institutions accessible through The Common Application, which is why more than 1 million students, counselors and teachers rely on us every year.
Click to access: The Common Application
Did you know that prospective colleges look at more than your academic performance when is comes to admissions? Community service is one of the top four most important factors that colleges consider along with GPA/Class Rank, SAT/ACT tests and other extra-curricular activities. See your counselor for a service log and please participate in all of the service project opportunities that MHS offers during the school year. You can make a difference!
Top 3 Reasons to Volunteer:
1. Meet new like-minded people
2. Change someone else’s life as well as your own.
3. Feel a sense of accomplishment and self fulfillment.
Organizations in our Area that have Volunteer Opportunities:
Click here for a community service volunteer log.
2016 CBE TEST DATES:
DATE: JUNE 6-7
LOCATION: MABANK HIGH SCHOOL
TIME: 8:00 AM
PLEASE CONTACT THE MHS COUNSELING CENTER FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
CLICK HERE FOR CBE FORM
Students may use credit by examination to earn credit in any academic course at
the secondary level, with the prior approval of their counselor.
Such examinations shall assess the student’s mastery of the essential knowledge and skills
and shall be approved by the Superintendent or designee.
Without Prior Instruction
A student will be permitted to take an examination to earn credit for an academic course
for which the student has no prior instruction. To receive credit, a student must score at
least 90 on the examination. There will be no charge for examinations for acceleration.
With Prior Instruction
A student who has received prior instruction in a course or subject, but failed the course
or subject may earn credit by passing an examination on the essential knowledge and
skills defined for the course or subject. To receive credit, a student must score at least 70
on the examination. A student may not use this examination to retain eligibility to participate in
extracurricular activities. There is a charge for examinations for credit recovery. A student
planning to take an examination for acceleration (or the student’s parent) must register with
the counselor no later than May 1. The examinations are scheduled for June and
MHS Dual Credit Courses
CLICK FOR REGISTRATION FORM
FALL 2016: SEPTEMBER 2
310 E. Market St. | Mabank, Texas 75147
Phone: 903.880.1300 | Fax: 903.880.1303
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