MHS Guidance Office

High School Counselors
Mrs. Meredith Joyce M.Ed., LPSC:(students last names A-K)-E-MAIL 
Mrs. Rayell Norman M.Ed., LPSC:(students last names L-Z)- E-MAIL
Mrs. Melissa Goodwin: Counseling Secretary- E-MAIL
Letter from the Counseling Department regarding COVID-19: 


In light of recent concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the guidance office remains committed to supporting our students in the best way that we can. We have attempted to answer some of the questions below that may be on your mind.

Credit Recovery (PLATO): Students who were already enrolled in a credit recovery course should continue to work on their course and now have the availability to complete their tests from home.  Any students who need to enroll in a credit recovery course should contact their counselor to be set up and then can begin working on the course from home. Any other questions please communicate with Mr. Maher at [email protected]

Flex Credit (Spring): Due to the uncertainty of spring sports schedules, flex credit will not be an option this spring.  Seniors will have the option of completing an online PE course, if it is still needed for their graduation requirement.  Underclassmen can plan to participate in flex credit during their next season of a sport, beginning with the fall of 2020. 

Senior Pathways: We are awaiting more information from the State of Ohio. Please stay tuned. 

Seniors: Class of 2020!  We want to recognize that you have spent the last 13 years building to this point of your educational journey and we know that you have a lot of concerns right now: Prom, Senior Banquets, Sports Banquets, Scholarships and Commencement are just a few of the things that we have heard you asking about.  We also know that you are worried about the normalcy of your senior year and being with your friends and teachers through the last few weeks of school. We assure you that all of these things are weighing heavily on us too and we will be working on a plan of action as soon as we receive more direction. We will be staying in communication with you all via email so please make sure to check that often.  Please feel free to email your counselor if you have specific questions or concerns. 

College Credit Plus (CCP): Intent Form and MHS CCP Application are still due April 1st. We understand that colleges have shut down right now and students cannot take the accuplacer. Because of that, we removed the required field on the MHS CCP Application stating that you must upload your scores. We will reevaluate and communicate the new deadline for accuplacer scores once colleges reopen and begin offering placement testing. The following steps can still be completed by April 1st:

  1. Intent Form 

  2. Apply to the college where you are taking CCP courses

  3. Receive your ID number from the college 

  4. Fill out the MHS CCP Application (minus uploading the accuplacer scores) 

*If you had a meeting scheduled with Mr. Trenger to discuss CCP options, Mrs. Goodwin will be in contact with you to schedule a phone conference meeting instead of an in person meeting. 

**CCP Representative Mr. Trenger: [email protected] 

CCP Classes AT Marlington: CCP courses at Marlington will follow suit of the college they are associated with and conduct online learning. 

Transcripts: If you are in need of a transcript sent to a college/workplace please email Mrs. Goodwin ([email protected]) and indicate where you need it sent. 

Counseling: We understand that social emotional distress can happen during a time of uncertainty and we want to provide you with tools to help ease anxiety. Here are some suggestions and resources to consider about how to effectively and appropriately talk to your student(s) about the coronavirus:

-Limit your child’s exposure to the media 

-Provide a calming influence to students as needed 

-Help students address their fears


See Something Say Something: Tip Line 1-844-5-SAYNOW 

Mobile Crisis: 330-452-6000 

Counselors can be contacted via email and we will be happy to set up a phone conference with you or your student if requested. 

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Marlington School Counseling Mission Statement: 
The mission of the school counselors of Marlington Local Schools is to provide high quality, comprehensive school counseling services to ALL students to assist in the development and enhancement of their academic, social-emotional, and career needs.  School counselors will facilitate student recognition of strengths in order to become responsible, productive citizens who are able to fulfill their highest potential. There is a commitment to individual uniqueness and the maximum development of human potential.

Through the skillful use of strategic, timely, and personal interventions, counselors customize educational experiences in order to enhance capabilities, close achievement gaps among high and low performing groups and support positive choices.

Counseling Updates

The State of Ohio has extended the alternate pathways for the class of 2019 who do not meet the required points for the AIR tests. Please see your counselor if you have any questions. 
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