Ms. Maxwell's Counselor Corner

For All Your School Guidance Counseling Needs!

Mott Community College will be hosting a Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, December 8th in the Madison Academy High School gym.  This is an event aimed at seniors, juniors, and their parents/guardians.  Any upperclassmen that plan on attending education past high school should come to this event as the information is applicable to the majority of colleges and universities and trade schools.  Information on the FAFSA, student grants and loans, scholarships, and tips for saving money on a college education will be discussed.  Please come join us!

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My name is Annette Maxwell.  I started here at Madison Academy High School in August, and I am very excited to be working in a new school with new students and staff.  Everyone I have met so far has been welcoming and I definitely feel like a valued member of something positive and important.

I've been working in education since 2000; I taught in an alternative classroom for six years, then I was an admissions and academic advisor at Wayne State University.  Before I earned my counseling degree, I worked as a Higher Education Consultant for a RESA, teaching school counselors, parents, and students how to prepare for, research, apply and pay for college.   Since becoming a counselor, I've worked at a small rural high school in Memphis and larger urban schools ( a high school, primary school, and intermediate school) on the Ferndale/Detroit border.    Aside from being a licensed school counselor, I am also a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor with clinical therapeutic experience, specializing on crisis counseling with children.

I can be reached by calling the school's main line at (810) 875-9050, or via email at

Please use the following links to useful information on testing, college admissions and applications and financial aid, the Parent Portal, scholarships (as I post them), and community resources for Genesee County residents.

Parents Place

Students Section

Scholorship Selection

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