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Meet the MEHS Counseling Team

2 months ago

Peter Krahling

Peter Krahling
(619) 473-8601 ext. 2206
Grades 9th and 11th

Cherie Foraker

Cherie Foraker
(619) 473-8601 ext. 2262
Grades 10th and 12th

Your Mountain Empire High School counselors are excited to announce that the official SAT will be offered on MEHS campus this year! See the "Testing" page on our website for more information.


Scholarship Opportunities

1 day ago


OZ Foundation scholarship

For low-income high school seniors in San Diego County planning to attend a 4-year university next year.  For an application and more details follow this link:

Application Mailed No Later Than MAY 26, 2018

The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship A $1,000 Scholarship For Emerging Business Geniuses

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 15th of each year. Follow this link:

The SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship

A $1,000 Scholarship For Emerging Marketing Geniuses
The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 15th of each year.  Follow this link:


10 months ago

·         PSAT Administered at Mountain Empire High School

Testing date: October 11, 2017

Juniors Sign-up in the ASB office (A-6) with Ms. Dierkop

Pricing: All Sophomores receive test at NO Cost; Any Juniors may sign up for test and pay the $15.00 fee or use a fee waiver.

·         MEHS is now an SAT Testing Center!

Testing dates: November 4, 2017 and June 2, 2018

Follow link to The College Board to create an account and sign up for a test:

Pricing: $57.00 (test with essay portion)

*See Mr. Krahling or Mrs. Foraker for a fee-waiver (there are a limited amount available for students on the free and reduced lunch program, or students enrolled in the Trio Program).

·         Advanced Placement Testing Available at MEHS

AP Spanish Language on May 8, 2018

AP English Literature for Senior class on May 9, 2018

AP Calculus on May 15, 2018

AP U.S. History on May 11, 2018

AP U.S. Government on May 10, 2018

AP English Language Arts for Junior class on May 16, 2018

AP World History May 17, 2018

·         Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

Testing Date: November 29, 2017

Participants: Complete Junior class, and individual seniors by request

·         Physical Fitness Test

Testing window: TBA

·         State Mandated Testing

Testing window: TBA


College Corner

10 months ago

Important Internet links for college-bound students


College Students  

Fair Opportunity Project

Fair Opportunity Project’s College Application Guide is a free resource covering the entire financial aid and college application process.

The College Board: 

We encourage you to include the Khan Academy option in your registration to gain additional practice for the SAT.


College Board

Federal Student Aid:

Essential application to gain funding for college needs.


Federal Student Aid

CSU Apply:

Create an account and take advantage of all the opportunities such as virtually exploring CSU campuses, college planning, obtaining information on financial aid, gaining information on testing, and completing your application.



CSU Mentor

University of California:

Using this link to complete an application for the UC system colleges, learn more about applying for your degree, peruse interesting articles, and access links for individual universities.


University of California

Career Bound

10 months ago

 What interests can you turn into a career?


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 Exploring your interests through an interest inventory is a great way to identify the areas for which you hold interest and what career align with those interest categories.

 Visit the California Career Zone and assess yourself to identify the interest categories that work for you and what careers you want to pursue. 

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Beneficial Links:


Resumes, Interviews, Professional References:

What does it all mean?


  • Creating a resume may be your initial step into the professional world. There are many helpful aids and guidelines as well as resume builders online, so use what is already created to your benefit and don't start from scratch!  Here is a helpful, brief guideline to assist you on your way: How to Create Your Resume

  • Interviews can be a nerve racking experience. There is the three steps in the interview process that include the before the interview preparation, during the interview delivery, and after the interview.  Take the time to view the following video: "How to Rock Your Next Interview"

  • It is never too early to start collecting your professional references.


Download and print the following Brag Sheet - Recommendation Form to give to your selected teachers, administrators, counselors, or volunteer/paid position manager when you request a letter of reference.