MLC CEEB Code #: 380904
PSAT will occur for all 10th graders October 15th, 2014, here at school. Juniors who would like to take it a second time to try to qualify for National Merit Scholars can also pay (Waivers are available if eligible for free/reduced lunch) to take it; register with Sandra.
SAT Testing Dates and Info: www.collegeboard.org
ACT Testing Dates and Info: www.act.orgNaviance (college & scholarship search) https://connection.naviance.com/metrolc (Seniors and Juniors should have their individual user names for their accounts, contact me if not). It's possible to go into the website as a guest: the guest login is: "goMLC" and if you click on "colleges" or "scholarships" you can search and look at a lot of helpful information.
Oregon University System website www.ous.edu offers information on some of the Oregon public universities.
WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) website http://wiche.edu/wue has a list of 140 colleges and universities that have an agreement between states for tuition reduction; 150% of regular resident tuition.
The FAFSA or (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) link is: www.fafsa.ed.gov/. It is available January 1st and should be completed online as soon as possible; in January to get best access to aid and scholarships. Most scholarships and loans require this application and dry up quickly after January.
Low-cost/no-cost Counseling Resources
Morrison Center – 503-542-3025
Portland National College Fair, Fall 2014
This college fair occurs at the Oregon Convention Center. MLC High School students (9-12th grades) will attend the session on Monday, November 3rd. The fair is also open to the public Sunday, November 2nd, from 1:00-5:00 pm. Follow this link for more information and a list of colleges: www.nacacnet.org/
Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, 2014
Portland"s Performing & Visual Arts College Fair will occur on Monday, October 27th, 2014 at the Portland Art Museum. Students interested in pursuing arts, dance,theater and other related disciplines are encouraged to attend. This event is free and open to the public. Students register online at www.gotomyncf.com
Portland Evening Scholars at Benson
If you need to make up a credit, PPS is offering 2 semesters this school year for 10-12th grade students. Registration begins with Sandra. Tuition/class is $225 for PPS students, $35 for Free/Reduced lunch (requires documentation from Nutrition Services). More information and class list and schedules are online at http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/education-options/744.htm
Gap Year Fair, 2015
This year's Gap Year Fair will occur Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at Lincoln High School from 6:00-8:30pm. This is a free event and needs no registration. Speaker presentation 6:00-6:30. More info can be found online at: http://usagapyearfairs.org/fair/portland-or/
National Portfolio Day, 2015
This year's event will be held at Oregon College of Art and Craft on Sunday, January 11th, 2015 from 10:00-4:00. This is a free event and highly encouraged for high school students interested in finding out about art school admissions and getting real feedback on their art portfolios. For more info check out: https://ocac.edu/events/national-portfolio-day
OSAC Scholarship deadlines, 2015
The Oregon Student Access Commission Application is online at: www.OregonStudentAid.gov
EarlyBird Deadline is 5:00pm, February 15th, 2015
Final Deadline is 5:00pm, March 1st, 2015
College Entrance exams (ACT and SAT)
Juniors will be taking the ACT college entrance exam (for free) on April 28, 2015. Juniors are encouraged to sign up for the SAT test on their own during the spring of their junior year and then again in the fall of their senior year (if the retake is needed). Please check the SAT website www.collegeboard.org for various testing centers and dates. Registration is required about a month before the exam. If your student qualifies for free or reduced lunch a waiver for the registration fee can be obtained from Sandra. If testing accommodations are needed that also needs additional weeks to obtain.
Hi, I'm Sandra the School Counselor here at MLC. People sometimes ask about my background so here it is in a nutshell. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a specialization in School Social Work. I've worked for Portland Public Schools for over 25 years, most of them at MLC. I am licensed as a School Counselor by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.
I provide counseling guidance and support to the students in all grades. My roles vary widely depending on the grade level; from my Yoga Calm guidance in the kindergarten classroom, to assisting seniors with their college applications. I teach mediation electives and offer a variety of small counseling groups. Mediations are available when students are having difficulty with their peers and support for students when life's events happen. I am also available to help locate counseling and other resources in the community. Parents often contact me to discuss their child's social/emotional concerns.
I can be contacted via phone at 503-916-6434 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org