Counseling

ABOUT

ABOUT

The counseling department at Archbishop Murphy High School plays an integral role in the school's mission to inspire and develop Christlike leaders.

Each counselor works with students in grades 9 through 12, assigned by last name, to provide guidance services and college/career counseling.

Guidance services include:

  • personal counseling
  • academic scheduling and support
  • credit tracking
  • standardized testing

College and career services include:

  • assistance with college selection and application
  • career exploration
  • scholarship search

Counselors work with students both individually and in groups. In addition, counselors facilitate academic staffing with students, parents and teachers as well as college informational meetings for parents.


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Shannon Hippe

College & Guidance Counselor, H-M (9th, 10th 11th) L-Z (12TH)
Faculty & Staff

Allie Sinex

College & Guidance Counselor, A-G (9th, 10th 11th) A-J (12th)
Faculty & Staff

Dane Stringfellow

Counseling Assistant N-Z (Grades 9TH, 10TH & 11TH)
Faculty & Staff

9TH GRADE

FOUR YEAR ACADEMIC PLAN

The 4 year college preparation and admissions timeline provides a snapshot of how our students become college ready. Over the course of their time at Archbishop Murphy High School our students will complete steps each year that will better prepare them for their post high school experience.

4 Year College Preparation and Admissions Timeline

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10TH GRADE

FOUR YEAR ACADEMIC PLAN

The 4 year college preparation and admissions timeline provides a snapshot of how our students become college ready. Over the course of their time at Archbishop Murphy High School our students will complete steps each year that will better prepare them for their post high school experience.

4 Year College Preparation and Admissions Timeline

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10th Grade Course Forecasting Information

11TH GRADE

FORECASTING COLLEGE INFORMATION

The spring flyer for juniors was created for all juniors and families to provide information for forecasting and college readiness. The flyer provides information such as, SAT/ACT testing information/dates, community service, athletics, etc. Click on the link below for the flyer that was provided to your student during forecasting.

If you have a question regarding a class make sure to check-out our course catalog book located on the counseling page.

College Counseling Spring Timeline for Juniors (Class of 2019)

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11th Grade Course Forecasting Information

12TH GRADE

SENIOR PROFILE

The purpose of the senior profile is to assist your counselor and the teachers who will be writing college and scholarship recommendations for you. The senior profile is located under the "About Me" tab in Naviance. When you have completed the senior profile, please email your counselor. NO TEACHER OR COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATION WILL BE WRITTEN UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THIS SENIOR PROFILE.

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SENIOR INFORMATION

The Senior Book is a packet the counseling department created for all seniors and their families. The book provides information on the following topics:

  • Important dates for seniors
  • Academic preparation/graduation requirements.
  • Standardized testing for college (SAT/ACT)
  • College research and selection process
  • AMHS senior profile
  • College application process
  • Transcripts
  • College bound student-athletes
  • Military academies/ROTC
  • Financial aid/scholarships (FAFSA & CSS Profile)
  • Senior AMHS Naviance checklist
  • Making your college campus visit count
  • Talking with college admissions representatives
  • The Common Application basics

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COURSE FORECASTING

12th Grade Course Forecasting Information

SCHOLARSHIPS & COMPETITIONS

A COMPLETE LIST OF SCHOLARSHIP AND COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES IS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE

SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

Scholarships and other financial assistance for college expenses are available from hundreds of sources. National, regional, state, and local organizations sponsor scholarships as do individual colleges and universities, and even organizations and departments within schools. On this site we have provided some useful links for scholarship searches, some general advice for approaching the search, and a limited number of selected scholarship opportunities. Also listed are competitions for seniors, and in some cases underclassmen, with cash awards that could be used for college expenses.

Scholarship and other information becomes available throughout the year, so you will need to monitor this and other sites for information. Local scholarships, especially, are promoted later in the year and updated information usually becomes available in late winter and spring.

SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCE GUIDES

PACIFIC NORTHWEST SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE-ONLINE
www.collegeplan.org/cpnow/pnwguide/pnwguide.htm
College Planning Network, a non-profit organization serving students in the Pacific Northwest, produces this online guide which is periodically updated. In searching for scholarships, students may sort scholarships by eligibility codes or the "key word search" feature.

SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID CLEARINGHOUSE WEBSITES

These websites will help you locate college scholarships and may give you some idea of other sources to explore. Please be aware that website data may not always be complete and up to date. Remember, there are some scholarship scams online; you should never be required to pay any money in order to apply for a specific scholarship or subscribe to a scholarship service.

SCHOLARSHIPS

A. National Scholarships
B. State and Regional Scholarships
C. Local Scholarships
D. College and Affiliated Organization Scholarships

Some scholarship programs will have made information and application forms available to us in hard copy. Scholarship files in the counseling office have been established and will be updated for these programs.

Every college has a financial aid office and will have a financial aid resource available on the website. Even students not applying for financial aid are urged to explore the financial aid information; merit based scholarships are available at many schools and students not qualifying for need based aid may be eligible for merit based support. In addition, some merit scholarships may be offered at the time of acceptance by some schools to encourage attendance."

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