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 2016

Stress Management

Testing (ACT/SAT/PSAT)

News

Steele Report Cards Available

Steele report cards are available for pick up in the Guidance Office until June 26th. Office hours are 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (M-F). The office will open again after summer vacation on August 1st.

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Health Reminder of NEW Seniors!

Reminder: The Lorain County General Health District reminds parents that students entering 12th grade MUST have received a dose of the Meningitis vaccine after the age of 16. See post for more information!

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Amherst's NEW Partnership with SAT

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! For more information, please visit the SAT and Kahn Academy Partnership section of the Educational Services page on our website!

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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