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Guidance Curriculum

The counseling staff at MHS works with students to complete a High School and Beyond Plan. SchooLinks is the primary program that we use for career and college exploration. Utilizing SchooLinks, counselors’ help students explore careers, create goals for their future, make educational plans to reach their goals, and find training programs and the right schools to achieve their dreams. SchooLinks can be accessed at Students must sign in with their MHS google account. The program focuses on course planning, career planning and life planning.

Grade Level Goals:
Grade 9: What Will I Do With My Life?
Students begin the exploration stage by completing a career interest inventory in SchooLinks and exploring a variety of occupations. Students compare and contrast different careers and identify a variety of educational and training programs.

Making the Most Out of High School.
Students are introduced to what it takes to be successful in high school student and are introduced to credits, GPA, graduation and college admission requirements. Students assess their learning style and create a high school and beyond plan that aligns with these aspirations.

Grade 10: Which Training Plan Is Best For Me?
Students continue to research their interests, major areas of study and potential future educational institutions. Students will assess how their skills relate to potential careers on SchooLinks, research education and training needed, and understand potential post-secondary pathway options and.  Students will create a post secondary goal and plan on Schoolinks to help they prepare for a pathway of their choice.  

Assessing My Progress.
Sophomores will review graduation and college admission requirements to identify their progress. Students will update their high school and beyond plan and plan future coursework to meet these goals.

Grade 11: Career and College Preparation
In the junior year, students narrow down their interests, set goals, and begin preparing to achieve those goals. Students will receive an overview of the college admissions process, information on college prep testing requirements, scholarship and financial aid information. Junior are invited to take the PSAT or ASVAB test and attend the MHS T24 College and Career Fair, Community Trades Night, and Spokane National College Fair.

Knowing What You Need
Juniors will review progress met towards graduation and admission requirements and update their high school and beyond plan. Students will review the Minimum college admission requirements (CADR’s) and plan a senior course load that aligns with their future goals.

Grade 12: Postsecondary Transitions
In the senior year, students take their goals and make them a reality. Seniors will ensure that graduation requirements are being met and will update their high school and beyond plan. Students will start the post -secondary admissions process, complete college prep testing requirements and follow a senior timeline to reach their goals. Seniors will receive guidance on resume building, scholarships and financial aid. Additional assistance is available through the Trades Night, FASFA Night College and Career Fairs.