Guidance

Contact

221-3153 Ext: 46044
221-3153 Ext: 46047
221-3153 Ext: 46005

Mary G. Montgomery High School Guidance Staff

Mrs. Megan Adams       -  9th Grade -  Seniors A-F

Mrs. Malinda S. Gray      - 10th Grade - Seniors P-Z

Mr. Josh Coburn             - 11th Grade - Seniors G-O

All Counselors              - 12th Grade - 

We welcome the opportunity to work with you and your student.  We encourage you to make an appointment when you need to meet with your student's counselor so that you can avoid a long wait.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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2021 ACT with Writing Information

All 11th grade students who attend in person, virtually, or attend the MCPSS Academy of Virtual Learning will report to the cafeteria on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00 AM for a delicious breakfast. Students may wear a uniform or jeans with no holes and an appropriate t-shirt. The ACT with Writing is a state mandated assessment for all current juniors. Testing will begin at 7:30 AM and late students will not be admitted.

There are participation incentives for attendance, and you must be present to win!

All 9th, 10th, and 12th graders will be learning virtually on March 9.

No student may be dismissed after the completion of the ACT until the entire school is complete! If you are a virtual student who wants to leave campus after the ACT, you may drop off a signed parent note to the front office, or your parent may email a note by the March 5 deadline to Mrs. Evans at cmevans@mcpss.com. The school is closed to visitors and no parent will be allowed to check out students in person on test day.

Masks will be required at all times, and students must maintain social distancing.

All in person students will return to campus on March 10.

2021 i-Ready Assessment - 9th Grade Students

All 9th grade students will take the i-Ready assessment the week of January 25-29. Students will take the reading portion during 1st block and the math portion during 2nd block. They will have the entire block to take the assessment. Please make sure your child does their very best and that they take their time. I will upload i-Ready directions under my guidance Schoology course (Class of 2024). Teachers will have instructions on their Schoology courses as well. If your child doesn’t finish on Monday, January 25, they will be able to finish the test the next day. After they take the assessment, they will be able to work on lessons that are individualized for their achievement level. Please contact me if you have additional questions at madams1@mcpss.com

Summer Opportunities

Listed below are many excellent summer opportunities for middle and high school students. Although Mary G. Montgomery does not sanction individual programs, many of them are great summer experiences.

 

ALABAMA LIONS CLUB HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP FORUM - http://alabamalions.org/alhslf/index.html - High School students (10th-12th) learn leadership skills. Held on campus of Troy University.

MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP at Auburn University – www.auburn.edu/summercamps - Week-long residential workshop designed for music, theatre, dance and show choir students.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCIENCE INSTITUTE- For rising 11 and 12th graders www.auburn.edu/cosam/outreach - For students interested in science and mathematics living in Alabama or Georgia. Real-world applications using cutting edge research equipment and exploring digital information and quantum electrodynamics.

UA EARLY COLLEGE, SUMMER ON CAMPUS AND HONORS READY (Formerly Capstone Summer Honors) University of Alabama – www.uaearlycollege.ua.edu or 1-877-823-8759 -Online Learning to earn college credit and stay academically challenged during the summer. For students currently in 10th – 12th grade.

COLLEGE VISITS – College Campus Tours www.college-visits.com - College campus tours scheduled all summer, supervised by college visits staff and high school counselors. Various tours through different parts of the United States

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA – 2010 Summer Courses for Kids – www.usacontinuinged.com - Courses for all school age kids which include USA Scream 10 (basic engineering and robotics concepts), Intro to Video Editing, Movie Making Camp. Pencil and Charcoal Drawing, Geology Fundamentals, and B.E.A.C.H.E.S.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA – B.E.A.C.H.E.S. – www.usacontinuinged.com - Open to high school students who have taken one chemistry course and one biology course. Students will design and fabricate a bioengineering device that electronically tracks body temperature and develop a process of extracting oil from plant material and convert it to biodiesel.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AUM PROGRAM FOR ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE STUDENTS - Email ayarber@aum.edu or call 334-244-3867 - Academic opportunity for high achieving women and underrepresented minority students who are graduating and plan to attend Auburn or AUM in the fall majoring in engineering.

ENGINEERING CAMPS AT AUBURN UNIVERSITY - www.eng.auburn.edu/tigers - For rising 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. Residential camps designed to expose students in grades 8-11 to the world of engineering. For students who are creative, like math and science, interested in how things work, solving problems and working with a team of people.

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SUMMER ONLINE * CORRESPONDENCE COURSES – www.BamaByDistance.ua.edu/highschool - High school courses through written correspondence and the internet. Eligibility enrollment April 30-June 14. Special application form on website or call 1-800-452-5971.

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Helpful Websites

ACT- ACT information

Collegeboard- PSAT, SAT, and AP information

FAFSA- Federal student aid information

 

Links

Remind 101

Freshmen 
https://www.remind.com/join/mgmfr1 

Sophomores 
https://www.remind.com/join/mgmso 

Juniors 
https://www.remind.com/join/mgmjr1 

Seniors 
https://www.remind.com/join/mgmsr1 

Scholarship

FastWeb 
FastWeb is a website for Students in search for Scholarships. 
http://www.fastweb.com/ 

School Soup 
a free website listing thousands of scholarships for college 
http://www.Schoolsoup.com 

Alabama Student Aid 
Outstanding resource for college planning, questions and college information. 
http://www.alstudentaid.com 

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
All students planning to attend college must complete a FAFSA.  Check out this website for details. 
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov 

College Preparation

Prep HQ 
Prep HeadQuarters is a secure internet program that helps high school students manage the college planning process by combining up-to-date college information with powerful technology. 
https://www.prephq.com/

ACT Prep

ACT Practice Test 
http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests

Parent Information

Erin's Law

Parents may see their grade level counselor for more information.

http://www.erinslaw.org 

ACT ASPIRE

SAT Information

SAT Student Registration Booklet 
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/sat-registration-booklet-students.pdf 

SAT Practice 
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice