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Why attend a Community College?

Over 50% of MSHS students indicate they will begin their post-secondary education at a Community College.  I've uploaded a copy of the powerpoint presentation I gave in Senior English which spoke of the many benefits the Community College System offers - from certificate programs to transfer degrees.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Why Community College.ppsx,

SAT Kahn Academy Test Prep - Nov - Jan

Access free SAT test preparation from the Kahn Academy here if you are taking the test in either November or December of 2015 or January of 2016.

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COS Placement Tests/Exemptions

When enrolling at COS student's need to the an English and Math Placement test.  However, their are alternate means of demonstrating college readiness.  Student's can use their SAT scores (500 English, 550 Math) or ACT scores (22 English, 23 Math).  Also, last Spring when juniors took the SBACC they were deemed

Meet the New SAT

Change for a Reason: The Redesigned SAT

Coming in spring 2016

The redesigned SAT will focus on the knowledge and skills that current research shows are most essential for college and career readiness and success. The exam will reflect the best of classwork. Learn about the foundational research principles that are critical for student success: Empirical Foundations for College and Career Readiness (.pdf/2.16MB).

Eight Key Changes

Find out how the exam is changing, and view sample questions.

To find out more about the redesigned here to be taken to the College Board's SAT page

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College Prep Help

The link below will take you to, "I Need a Pencil!".  This site offers excellent information everything from SAT test prep (free) to financial aid and the college admission process.  Take some time to explore the site and garner some helpful information as you prepare for next year.

Why Attend a Community College?

SAT & ACT dates at MSHS

SAT: November 7, December 5. May 7, June 4

ACT:  October 24,  June 11

Check their website for registration deadlines.

Counselor e-mail:

Porteous, Barbara Sys Admin

College Preview Days 2015-2016

SOU2U:  If you are going to be in Redding on Oct. 24 and would like to speak to a representative from So. Oregon University - head on over to the Hilton Garden Inn on Bechelli Lane between 10-1.  You get get all your admission questions answered as well as those regarding SOU's academic programs, campus life, financial aid and housing.

CSU Campus Preview Days - complete list

CSU East Bay:  Hayward Campus on October 17

Shasta College Preview Day:  October 8 9-1.  Tours and Workshops - RSVP by Sept 17 to Sara Holmes 242-7656.   Receive help with your Shasta College Application & Financial Aid. Meet students, faculty & staff - Check out the dorms. 

CSU Chico October 24, 9-2  Register @

Important Dates for Seniors

Student Support

Need help? MSHS provides services to help students succeed.

Parent Connect (Aries): By logging into this system, you can monitor your students progress in their classes ~ grades and ...more