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Counseling

MERRIMACK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING SERVICES
Phone:  603-753-1408
Guidance Fax:  603-753-6415

The School Counseling Department has a full array of services that are designed to assist MVHS students. If you have any questions about high school courses, the college selection process, personal concerns or general questions, your school counselor can help you or point you towards someone who can.

Running Start

NHTI Early College

NHTI Early College

Looking for information on NHTI Early College options?  Check out the links below!



Summer Programs

ACADEMIC SUMMER PROGRAMS

The Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth
The Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth is offered during July and August for high school students who have expressed an interest in working in health care or want to know more about clinical and non-clinical health careers. Students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 who want to learn about careers and important issues and topics in health care today, are encouraged to apply.  Click here for more information and to apply now!

St. Paul's Advanced Studies Program
The Advanced Studies Program was founded in 1957 by St. Paul's School to provide talented New Hampshire public and parochial high school students with challenging educational opportunities otherwise unavailable to them. More than 12,000 students have participated in the program since that time. Students apply in the fall of their junior year for attendance in the summer before their senior year of high school.  Click here for more information!

Phillips Exeter Academy Summer Program
A tradition since 1919, Exeter Summer has grown to welcome approximately 750 students from more than 40 states and 50 countries each summer. During the program’s five weeks of academic study, athletics, and personal exploration, you will experience the student-centered learning style we call Harkness. Click here for more information!

Announcements


Upcoming Events and Announcements

March 21, 2018
SAT Test Day (Junior Class)

April 7, 2018
Destination College @ SNHU
CLICK HERE for more info!

April 10, 2018 @ 6PM
Paying for College 101: Understanding Financial Aid Award Packages & Financing Options (Presented by NHHEAF)

April 17, 2018 @ 6PM
Junior College Overview Night
(Presented by NHHEAF)

SENIORS:
College application deadlines can start as soon as November 1!  
Check Naviance for deadline dates and make a senior appointment with your school counselor soon!

Want more info?  
Contact your school counselor!

School Counseling Department

Mr. Kevin O'Brien
School Counseling Administrator

Lisa Renauld
Registrar
 
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Wellness Counselor

SAP Counselor

Jeff Richard
Learning and Adjustment, Special Education

Our counselors work closely with each other and with members of our Special Education department, Wellness Center, the SAP (Student Assistant Program) counselor, the ESL instructor, the nurses’ office and all other departments to ensure a coordinated approach to student services. 

Counseling Spotlight

NEW FUTURE PLANNING PAGE
Some information has moved!  Looking for info on:
 - Scholarship Info
- SAT/PSAT Resources
- Financial Aid Links
- Naviance Tools
- Senior Specific Dates & Info
Visit the new Future Planning page now located under the counseling drop down menu!

NEW FEE WAIVER & SCHOOL SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIP PAGE
CLICK HERE to check out fee waiver and school specific scholarships available that have been shared with the MVHS counseling office!

COUNSELING NEWSLETTER

Community Resources

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

This is a free opportunity for parents/grand parents/foster parents/ anyone taking on the responsibility of guiding our youth into a healthy adulthood to: 1. Engage with other parents of teens and learn from each other, problem solve, create community and support; 2. Enhance communication and family management practices; 3. Decrease conflict within the home; 4. Promote bonding during a time of independence

Deliver recreational, social, and educational programs for New Hampshire's Military Youth that build a sense of belonging and provide opportunities for them to network with other military families in their community.

SOS Program

Signs of Suicide (SOS) is a new program being implemented by the school counseling office this year at MVHS.

The SOS introduction night took place October 4 at MVHS.  To view the PowerPoint that was presented that night, please see below.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQD0-iTtQHTy6Op_teyu0i1lns_xc7ya9_zU8HI9Pkj-U0-5M8C8XNr5lPTEHlVWjTpVGWWEvGal05y/pub?start=false&loop=true&delayms=3000

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