The mission of the College Counseling Department is to nurture, guide and advocate for our students and families as they prepare for college, career, and life after high school.

Personal Four-Year Academic Plan

  • Counselors begin your college plan the day you register and will work with you through graduation.
  • Students are accepted to top schools such as Yale, USC, Dartmouth, Cal Tech, UC Berkeley, New York University, Carnegie Mellon, Rhode Island School of Design, and Emerson, as well as excellent Christian schools such as Wheaton, Baylor, and Calvin College.
  • MHS alumni are not only book smart, but also have the propensity to change the world.
Even before the first year of attendance at Maranatha High School, a personal four-year academic plan is developed in preparation for four-year colleges and universities. This four-year plan gives students and families a road map of which courses will make them eligible and highly competitive for various categories of colleges and universities. Each year, this four-year plan will be revisited with students and families to ensure adequate preparation. Additionally, our College Counseling Office provides evening workshops for parents and students of each class to walk families through the process on an anual basis and ensure they are meeting their goals along the way.

Counselors also set up college planning sessions with students individually each year to review the student’s academic profile, community service, and test scores and assist in the identification of specific schools where admissions applications will be submitted. Maranatha views the college process as more of a "match to be made" than a "prize to be won". Each student is unique and will identify the college that best fits their educational and career desires and personality.

Checklists

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  • Freshmen and Sophomores

    Students are encouraged to visit colleges and universities throughout their high school years. Only Seniors and second-semester Juniors are allowed to miss class to do so. Approval must be arranged through the Guidance and College Counseling Department and cleared with their current teachers at least two school days prior to the visit. The parent and/or student must also notify the Attendance Office of the planned absence. A student is allowed three approved college visits per academic year.
  • Juniors

    August
    • During scheduling, be sure to choose classes that will meet college entrance requirements.
    • Complete Naviance information
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  • Seniors

    August
    • Be sure to finalize your schedule making certain that you have all the classes you need to graduate and to meet college entrance requirements.
    • Registration for the September ACT (click HERE for details)
    • Begin to finalize your college list, request applications if they are not available online.
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Colleges and Universities Visiting Maranatha

Colleges and universities from across the nation visit Maranatha each year, giving our students an opportunity to talk to an admissions counselor and explore their college options. View our Calendar to learn which schools are coming to campus soon. 

Staff

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1:1 iPad Program

Our 1:1 iPad program allows for numerous avenues to communicate with students and parents on academic progress, assessments, homework, and more. In addition to the enhancements provided by the eLearning program, Maranatha is also proud to feature myMHS for our families. myMHS is an Internet-based program that allows parents and students to access progress reports that are updated weekly, homework, along with a variety of other features.

College Visits

Students are encouraged to visit colleges and universities throughout their high school years. Only Seniors and second-semester Juniors are allowed to miss class to do so. Approval must be arranged through the Guidance and College Counseling Department and cleared with their current teachers at least two school days prior to the visit. The parent and/or student must also notify the Attendance Office of the planned absence. A student is allowed three approved college visits per academic year.