Meet Our Counselors
Please call 302-696-2000 to schedule an appointment
The Counseling Office is located across the hall from the Main Office.
To send an email, click the Counselor's picture.
Our office offers program that provide academic, college & career counseling to all students, and individual student counseling as needed. Our goal is to help all students reach their full potential by providing them with support and working with them to overcome any challenges they may face while in high school. Some services available to students include:
• Academic planning and course selection guidance
• Monitoring of academic progress and communicate with teachers and parents
• Development of skills essential to high school and post-secondary success
• College and career exploration and guidance
• Consultation and meetings with students, teachers and parents
• Contact with area colleges through local College Fairs and access to resources
• Crisis intervention counseling
• Personal and emotional counseling as well as referrals to mental health resources
Throughout the school year information will be posted on the Schoology website under “Counselor’s Corner”. Information on Schoology will include advisory lessons, important counseling related announcements, information about upcoming events, and links to other helpful resources. We encourage you to monitor the Counselor’s Corner Schoology page, so you have access to all current information and resources posted.
UPCOMING COLLEGE PLANNING EVENTS
College Test Prep Resources
Use the links below for information and to help prepare for the SAT & ACT exams
MOT Charter does not endorse any of the tutoring/testing service providers listed below:
SAT Preparation iPhone/iPad/Android Apps - Adapster
Huntington Learning Center – Newark - (302) 737-1150
Huntington Learning Center – Wilmington - (302) 478-4242
Kaplan Testing - 1-800-KAPTEST
Princeton Review - 1-800-2REVIEW
Here's Information To Get You StartedCOLLEGE PLANNINGCollege Planning
Approximately $9 million in scholarships are offered each year related to academic excellence, leadership potential, and athletic achievement. As much as we value our academic successes, our goal is to help students choose character before career and wisdom beyond scholarship. Students are encouraged to start researching scholarships prior to their senior year through online resources or by working with the Guidance Counselor’s office.
Graduating seniors should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in the fall of their senior year to qualify for the best financial packages from colleges. Based on the result of the FAFSA, students will receive federal/state grants and loans.GLOSSARY OF COLLEGE TERMSGlossary of College TerminologyAs you begin researching colleges, you will likely encounter some terms you don't know. It may seem overwhelming, so we've put together a glossary that we hope you find helpful:
ACT – The American College Test (ACT) is a standardized test that measures your knowledge from high school to determine your academic readiness for college. The areas that you are tested on include math, reading, science, and English.
Admissions Counselor/Representative/Territory Manager – A person who works in the admissions office at each college or school who is assigned to work closely with you and guide you through the college application process. They are often assigned to specific geographic areas.
College/School – Most universities are made up of smaller colleges and schools of each discipline. When you choose a major, it will fall under the college or school that matches its discipline.
Common Application – A standardized application for applying to many colleges or universities at once. Check each college's or university's website to see if they accept the Common Application. Note that the Common App Essay questions typically are released each February, so Juniors can begin thinking and working on their college essays prior to Senior year.
Early Action – An admission application deadline that takes place during the fall and is non-binding (meaning you can still choose to go to another school upon acceptance). Early Action enables you to receive an admission decision early but still wait until May 1 to confirm which school you'd like to attend.
Early Decision – An admission application deadline that takes place during the fall and is binding (meaning if you are accepted, you must attend). This is a good option if there is only one school you really want to attend.
Regular Decision – An admission application deadline that takes place during the spring and is non-binding (meaning you can still choose to go to another school upon acceptance).
SAT – The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a standardized test that measures your knowledge from high school to determine your academic readiness for college. The areas that you are tested on include reading, writing, language, and math.
Standardized Test Scores – Once you take a standardized test such as the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE, you send scores to the school(s) where you're applying. These scores are considered in the admission process.
Test Flexible vs. Test Optional – Test Flexible gives students various test options that satisfy testing requirements (i.e., AP exams). Test Optional allows for an essay and other items to replace the test requirements for admission.
TOEFL – For non-native English speakers, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability to use and understand English at the university level. It also evaluates how a student combines listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
Transcript – This document contains all of your academic history including courses you have taken and grades you have earned. Your school will send official copies of your transcript to the colleges where you are applying. You will also need a transcript for any college courses you have taken.COMMITMENT TO DELAWAREANSCommitment to DelawareansMany of our students qualify for the in-state program, University of Delaware’s Commitment to Delawareans.
From the program: Delaware first. These words embody a commitment we take very seriously at UD. As Delaware’s flagship university, this is a commitment to the residents of our state to provide an affordable, top-quality education.
Historically, close to 90% of Delawareans who apply are admitted to UD, with approximately 65% gaining a place on our main campus and approximately 25% are admitted to the University’s Associate in Arts Program. Delawareans who apply for admission by the deadline of January 15, can be confident they will never compete with non-Delawareans for spaces at the University.SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCESScholarship Resources
To receive application notices about scholarships, deadlines and offers please register at the following online scholarship search resources/directories:
- NASFAA – the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
- Chegg – research colleges & universities
For more information, please visit the Guidance office.NAVIANCE INFORMATIONNAVIANCE INFORMATION
What is Naviance Family Connection?
Naviance Student is a web-based college search and application service designed especially for students and parents. This comprehensive website provides you and your child help in making decisions about scholarships, colleges, and careers. As counselors, we use Naviance Student to track and analyze data about college and career plans. Naviance Student planning and advising process - Build a resume, complete on-line surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers.
- Research colleges and careers - Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other college entrance statistics to personalized and individual student data. Create goals and to‐dos lists and complete tasks assigned by the counselors to better prepare for future college and career goals.
- Sign up for college visits - Find out which colleges we are visiting and/or are visiting our school and sign up to attend those sessions.
- Search for local and national scholarships – Access local and national scholarships
- Monitor and Tracking of College Applications – Apply to colleges and monitor and track specific components of your applications.
Naviance Student also lets us share information with you and your child about up-coming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other Web resources for college and career information. In addition, the site includes a link that your child can use to send us an email message. To visit our school's Naviance Student site, your child will connect to:
Parents can log into Naviance using your student's username and password, or a parent username/password, which is linked to the student’s account. You will be receiving parental access information shortly. We hope that you will find this resource helpful. If you have further questions about Naviance Student, please contact the counseling office at 302-696-2000.