Counseling


The Millis High School Counseling Staff is prepared to help with resources and guidance during this challenging time.  Please take care of yourselves and follow advised precautions (wash your hands, practice social distancing, etc.), and make sure to take care of your physical and emotional health.  Email us with any questions or concerns you have along the way, or book an appointment below - the breakdown of the caseloads as well as contact information can be found below as well. 

If you're looking to book an appointment with Mrs. Dunn, go to this link:  rileydunn.youcanbook.me

Summer School Credit Recovery Information 2021

Failure of a course in the 55-59% range during the academic year may be made up with a grade of 70 or better in a (30) hour night or summer course during the summer immediately following failure. 

Summer courses must be approved by Mark Awdycki, Principal, prior to registration if credit is to be granted.  Parents and students are responsible for finding suitable course offerings and all costs relating to summer school.  To request approval, please complete the 2021 Summer School Approval Form.

There are three options for summer school:

This year, Millis High School has partnered with Educere as one option for your student to take summer school courses.  Educere provides online courses for credit recovery and handles all the registrations and details of the classes.  We’ve approved a list of courses available through Educere that will meet Millis High School standards for summer school.  To register for summer school classes through Educere, please use the following link. 

https://sis.edtell.com/program/?pageID=10730.21998

Bellingham High School is offering in-person summer school classes. For more information and directions for how to register, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S8XjicVfUdTnoYYI10B_KUvzxkTOH1zsGL4fdVN-AQk/edit?usp=sharing--

Framingham High School is offering in-person summer school classes. For more information and registration, please visit: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Page/8304



Class of 2022
Junior College Planning Guide
Junior College Planning Night Slide Presentation
Junior College Planning Night Video

Class of 2021
We know many of you have questions about the college process, standardized testing, and what it all means.  Below are a couple of links that we hope will help along the way.
 
College and Career Updates for Millis High School Seniors - Class of 2021 - UPDATED REGULARLY!

The National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), is providing an online tool with information on college and university plans and policies for admission events; for consideration of high school transcripts and standardized test scores; for decision and deposit dates; for fall tuition and registration plans; and more, as a resource during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The tool will update in real-time as they receive input from colleges and universities. 
*Please make sure to double check individual school websites to verify any information you find in the NACAC portal. 

Senior College Planning Night
In case you missed it, here is the video and slide presentation from Senior College Planning Night on October 1:
College Planning Night Video - 10/1/20
College Planning Night Slide Presentation - 10/1/20

Attention College Admissions Representatives!  Thank you to the over 50 college admission representatives that made themselves available to meet with our students this past fall.  Our RepVisits calendar for the fall of 2021 will be available toward then end of the 2020-21 school year.   


Contact Info:

Millis High School - School Counseling Department
245 Plain Street
Millis, MA 02054
School Counseling Phone: 508-376-7010 / School Counseling Fax: 508-376-7020
Twitter: @mhs1counseling
Instagram: @milliscounseling

Secretary: Erika Harkey - eharkey@millisschools.org


School Counselors and Assignments:

Riley Dunn - rdunn@millisschools.org 
Grade 9 (2025): TBD
Grade 10 (2024): Athanasi - Kelly
Grade 11 (2023): Abraham - Kilmartin
Grade 12 (2022): Abreu - Krauss

Megan McCarthy - mmccarthy@millisschools.org

Grade 9 (2025): TBD
Grade 10 (2024): Legere - Zarnofsky
Grade 11 (2023): LaDuke - Zangari
Grade 12 (2022): Lazare - Welch



Services and Programs Offered:

Academic Counseling: Counselors work with students throughout the high school to help provide programs that suit their academic needs. They also help students with college and/or career planning. Counselors interface with students, parents, and teachers regarding academic issues needing attention. Parent conferences, pre-referral team meetings, and weekly progress reports are examples of these services. Continuing emphasis is placed on developing improved communication, organizational, and time management skills.

Post Secondary Planning-College/Career Counseling: Counselors guide students through the college application process, helping them link their strengths and interests to colleges and careers. Information is given regarding college admissions, requirements and organizing the college search.

Personal Counseling: Counselors provide support for students with personal problems and concerns. Conversations with students are confidential UNLESS the student is being abused or is at risk of hurting himself/herself or others.

Seminars/Groups: The School Counseling Department conducts seminars to discuss topics relevant to each grade level.

Parent Nights: Parent nights are currently held for 11th and 12th grades, along with a high school transition night for 8th grade students and parents. Helpful information on relevant topics is discussed and distributed at Parent Nights.

STAT (Student Teacher Assistance Team): Counselors meet regularly with the principal, the school nurse, school adjustment counselor, school psychologist and selected faculty members regarding student progress or concerns. Parental comments and concerns are always welcome.

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