Guidance

Our counseling program is designed to address the needs of all students by helping them acquire competencies in career planning and exploration, knowledge of self/others and educational/vocational development. The guidance program consists of various programs: individual and group counseling, parent and teacher consultations, group guidance, referral assistance to other programs and services in the community, and classroom guidance.

Family Connection

Meet The Department

Robert Harcula

Robert Harcula

Guidance Counselor
Susan Jones

Susan Jones

Guidance Secretary
Mary Jane Loushin

Mary Jane Loushin

Guidance Counselor
Sarah Rigda

Sarah Rigda

Guidance Counselor

Advanced Placement & Advanced Classes

Career Planning

College Credit Plus

Students taking College Credit Plus courses will be provided books which are assigned for the course. The procedure, however, is different for students taking the courses at MLS and those taking courses at LCCC.

Students at LCCC - Students should obtain their books at the LCCC Bookstore. When the semester is completed, those students should return their LCCC Books to the LCCC Bookstore during the week of finals. Due to changes in funding, those books are the property of the Amherst Exempted Village Schools and must be returned at the end of a course. Failure to return those books will result in book fees being assessed to your student account at Amherst High School.

Students at MLS - Students taking CCP Courses at MLS will have their books provided for them in class. There is no need to travel to LCCC for purchase, all books will be provided by your instructor at MLS.

LCCC College Credit Plus Website and Information

College Credit Plus Overview

College Credit Plus Website

College Credit Plus from OhioHigherEd on Vimeo.

College Planning

Flex Credit

Graduation Requirements

Navigating High School

Program of Studies

SAT and Kahn Academy Partnership *NEW*

Amherst unveiled their new partnership with the College Board, SAT, and Kahn Academy. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, Amherst will provide the full suite of SAT assessments to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at no cost to parents!

In the fall during a school day, all freshmen will take the PSAT9, all sophomores will take the PSAT10, and all juniors with take the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to establish a baseline measurement for college readiness before the spring of their junior year. In addition, all juniors will be eligible to compete for recognition and scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Program and access to over $180 million in worldwide scholarship opportunities.

And with the Kahn Academy partnership, Amherst students will use their PSAT baseline scores to create an official SAT practice program that is tailored and personalized for each student. For more information about the suite of SAT assessments and Kahn Academy, please view the information below:

SAT Parent Guide

PSAT9 Parent & Student Information Brochure

PSAT10 & NMSQT Parent & Student Information Brochure

Official SAT Practice - Kahn Academy Website

Official SAT practice on Kahn Academy Video

Senior Scholarship Applications

School Profile

Senior Graduation Guide

Stress Management

Testing (ACT/SAT/PSAT)

News

Seniors - Reminder!

Jostens will return December 12th during lunch for final Senior orders. Also, Senior Portrait for the Yearbook are due by December 20th. Please call Lifetouch Westlake Office at 440-892-4615 for an appointment.

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Comet Conversation: Principal Schwartz

On this week's Comet Conversation, Powers Principal Beth Schwartz joins Superintendent Steve Sayers to share details about upcoming holiday programs, the preschool's return to Powers, and the planning of the new elementary building!

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Steele Safety Drill

This afternoon, in cooperation with law enforcement, administration conducted a safety practice lockdown drill which included supervision from the School Resource Officer.

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Winter Break CORRECTION

ATTENTION: The 2017 Town Planner has incorrect dates for Winter Break. Winter break BEGINS on December 21st and continues through January 1st. Students return to school on January 2nd, 2018.

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Comet Conversation: College Credit Plus

This week on Comet Conversation, Superintendent Sayers discusses College Credit Plus with Steele High School Principal Mike May. Last school year, 302 Amherst students earned 4,162 credit hours at a value of $659,011!

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Upcoming Events

Robert Harcula

Robert Harcula

Guidance Counselor
Susan Jones

Susan Jones

Guidance Secretary
Mary Jane Loushin

Mary Jane Loushin

Guidance Counselor
Sarah Rigda

Sarah Rigda

Guidance Counselor