College and Career Center

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    The College and Career Center provides resources to help students plan for college and career, including researching colleges, college applications, financial aid, scholarships, SAT/ACT testing and more. Check the Important Links section on the right side of this page for helpful information. Contact: Linda Norris, College and Career Advisor,


Important Information

  • College Information for Seniors (Class of 2021)  - Be sure to review the MHS College Handbook and College Presentation for Seniors. These resources provide information on college options, researching colleges, how to apply, essay tips, financial aid and more.

    FAFSA Workshops - All seniors should complete the FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This one application determines if you qualify for FREE money from the federal government. If would like assistance in completing the FAFSA, attend one of our free virtual workshops. Learn more more here.

    Financial Aid Information NightsThese will be Virtual Sessions on November 5th and November 12th. Information presented by a university financial aid officer will include the different types of financial aid, how and when to apply. Learn more and register here. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend with their student.  

    Virtual College Fair/Info Sessions - For Manatee County Juniors and Seniors. Begins Sept. 8th and runs through Nov. 3rd. Individual College Sessions to learn about their programs, admission requirements and more. Students must sign up (it's FREE) and spaces are limited.  Seniors check the Class of 2021 Schoology page/Juniors check the Class of 2022 Schoology page for the schedule of dates/time and link to register. Colleges scheduled include MTC, UF, FSU, UCF, Keiser, SCF and many more.

    National Association for College Admission Counselings (NACAC) Virtual College Fairs free to all students. This is an excellent opportunity to hear first hand from hundreds of colleges/universities across the country. Four events are offered - you must register (FREE):

    Sunday, September 13, 12pm-8pm
    Monday, October 12, 1pm-9pm
    Sunday, October 18, 12pm-8pm 
    Sunday, November 8, 2pm-10pm

    Click here to learn more about the NACAC Fairs.



  • Volunteer - help our school and community

    Being a volunteer allows you to help those in need and to experience personal growth.  There are so many different ways to perform community service, but it's up to you to find what you enjoy.  The attached document may help you identify ways to volunteer. It's a little trickier now that many organizations are closed (or limiting volunteers) because of COVID 19, but get creative and find ways to be a "virtual" volunteer.  Remember, you must work with your guidance counselor to get projects approved before you start and also to document your hours. Those forms are on the Guidance page of the MHS website.

    Community Service Ideas

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