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MCHS Guidance Office

Students with last names A-Com: Shannon Calico

Students with last names Con-Hat:  Amy Palmer 
Students with last names Haw-McK:  Robert LaDeur

Students with last names McL-San:  Katherine Farmer
Students with last names Sat-Z:  Laurel Viera
Registrar:  Carol Voll


AP Exam sign-ups are currently available online at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/182278.  The absolute last day to register for AP exams is February 20, 2019.  There will be no late sign-ups.  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Palmer or Ms. Farmer in the Guidance Office, or your AP teachers.


MCHS Senior Information:  Seniors were given the following important info in homeroom on Wednesday regarding caps and gowns, Senior Awards Night, graduation, etc.  Please click on the attached document.


EKU reps at MCHS
Thursday, February 21
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Guidance Office Conference Room
A rep from the Admissions Office, and a rep from the Financial Aid Office will be at MCHS next week to meet with incoming Freshman to discuss any financial details or answer any admissions questions you may have. Please sign up in the Guidance Office. 


Junior ACT Test-March 12, 2019:  

ACT Pretest will be given on February 26th and 27th in junior homerooms.  All juniors need to be in attendance both days.

ACT Test will be on March 12.  All juniors need to be in attendance.


Seniors Job Shadowing Day: In homeroom today seniors received a permission slip for job shadowing. All seniors will be job shadowing on March 12th when we give the 11th grade ACT. Please be sure to complete your permission form and return it to the front office or your homeroom teacher as soon as possible.


April 13th ACT:  The next national ACT date is April 13, 2019.  Madison Central is NOT a test site for this date.  If you are interested in that test date, you can sign up to take it at EKU, Madison Southern, or multiple locations in Lexington.  The deadline to register is March 8, 2019 without any late fees.  If you are a junior or senior who qualifies for free/reduced lunch based on the HIF form, see your counselor for a fee waiver.  You can receive a total of 2 during high school.  Go to www.act.org to register.


PACA Membership Meeting:

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Pattie A. Clay Auxiliary (PACA) or need to renew your 2019 dues, we invite you to attend the


Monday, February 18

5:30 p.m.

EKU Center for the Arts

Black Box Theater

1 Hall Drive

Richmond, KY

Click here for the membership form.


ZAPS ACT Test Prep Seminar

This 5-hour ACT seminar will help you learn tips, take short practice tests, reduce test anxiety, and receive materials for practice at home.  It will be held at Madison Central on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Register at www.doorwaytocollege.com or call 877-927-8378.  The seminar fee is $89.99.

Union College Visit
Thursday, February 28 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m
Guidance Office Conference Room
The Admissions Counselor from Union College will be here to answer any questions you might have about Union. Please sign up in the Guidance Office with Ms. Sharp to attend.

Western Kentucky University Visit
Wednesday, March 6 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Guidance Office Conference Room (we may change to Lecture Lab if lots of you sign up).
The admissions Counselor from WKU will be here to answer any questions you might have about becoming a Hilltopper. Please sign up in the Guidance Office with Ms. Sharp.

College Fair
Are you undecided as to where you want to attend college? Transylvania University is hosting a Regional College Fair.
Thursday, March 7
10:00 -11:30 a.m.
More than 30 public and private colleges from around Kentucky and out-of-state will be present to speak with you about their institutions.
Some of the colleges in attendance will be: Hanover (Indiana) College, University of the Cumberlands, Centre College, Mount St. Joseph University (Ohio), Morehead State, Transylvania University, University of Alabama, EKU, WKU, NKU and many others.
For further info, contact:
Allister Littrell
Admissions Counselor
Translvania University

*Please note that this is on a school day.  If you still have a college visit for the school year, you can use that day as a College Visit day.  Otherwise, you will need a parent note as an excuse.


University of Louisville Admitted Student Nights
Admitted students and their families are invited to join U of L for receptions in multiple cities across the country. Students will have the chance to meet fellow Future Cardinals and speak with admissions, financial aid, housing, and orientation.  The Central Kentucky night will be held on February 27, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 at the Farish Theatre in Lexington.  To register, go to https://apply.louisville.edu/portal/asn.



Summer Programs for Students interested in Medical Careers:

PEPP Program at University of Kentucky-The University of Kentucky PEPP Scholars is an academic enrichment program for high school graduates who are interested in becoming physicians and dentists to serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  The dates are June 16-28, 2019.  The deadline to apply is April 1, 2019.


PEPP Program at UPike-This is for current Juniors interested in medical careers.  It is a one week summer residential program.  The application is due no later than March 15, 2019.  For more info and the application, stop by Guidance.

Health Researchers Youth Academy-This program is for current high school Juniors interested in a 3-week residential camp to learn about an array of careers in health care research.  Applications are due no later than March 5, 2019.  Apply online at: https://medicine.mc.uky.edu/UKAHECCamp.

Summer Enrichment Program-This is a 3-week residential camp for current high school Sophomores who are interested in a college path leading to a health profession.  Applications are due no later than March 5, 2019.  Apply online at: https://medicine.mc.uky.edu/UKAHECCamp.

MCC Appalachian Career Training in Oncology Program (ACTION):  This program offers Appalachian KY high school students the opportunity to gain cancer research, clinical, outreach and education experiences that will enrich their interested in pursuing a cancer-focused career.  This is for incoming high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.  The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.  Go to https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center/research/action for more info and to apply.


Dual Credit 2019-2020:  Students can now log onto the EKU website to sign up for Dual credit for the 2019-2020 school year.  EKU just got this loaded on Wednesday, therefore we are extending the deadline to March 1, 2019. 

Students need to log on to www.dualcredit.eku.edu to register and they also need to turn in the parent agreement sheet to their counselor once the parent has signed it.  Counselors will turn these into EKU along with the students transcripts, so they don't have to worry about that.


Math Tutoring for ACT

After-school ACT Math Tutoring will begin on 1/22. PartnerCorps STEM will be offering ACT math tutoring 4 days a week (Monday-Thursday) from 3-4pm in Mr. Sherrow’s room #2006. Tutoring is geared toward juniors, but freshman and sophomores are also encouraged to attend. Supervising AmeriCorps member will guide student through an individualized curriculum of online video lessons and practice materials in preparation for the school-wide ACT and Spring CERT math assessments. Students are asked to bring their own set of earbuds to use while doing the online video lessons.


United Parcel Service (UPS)
Students who attended the UPS session last week: 
Upcoming events:
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
A UPS rep will be in the cafeteria (pizza will be served) to meet with students who have applied to JCTC, and with their parents. A Spanish speaking interpreter will be at the meeting. 
Please sign up with Mrs. Ford in Room 1014 and bring your letter of acceptance from JCTC. Also pick up your Field Trip Permission Slip


University of Louisville Public Health Preview Day

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Location: School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) Building, 485 E. Gray Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Registration Cost: Free

Registration is required and space is limited. Click here to register.


Preview Day allows us to roll out the red carpet for our guests and offer a first-hand look at the UofL School of Public Health & Information Sciences. You will:

-- Make new friends as you hang out with current students.
-- Explore our location and see both campuses
-- Interact with representatives from financial aid, housing, and other student services.
-- Learn the answers to your degree questions when you meet members of our faculty and staff.
-- Experience UofL's Belknap and Health Sciences Center campuses
-- Get to know the school's community of students, faculty, and staff


Free t-shirt & UofL swag
Free meals (light breakfast & lunch)
Your UofL application fee will be waived!

We encourage anyone (e.g., perspective students, parents, academic counselors, career coaches, etc.) interested in learning more about our degree programs to attend Preview Day.  Attendees will interact with faculty, students, and staff to learn more about the field of public health and our nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Friday, February 22
Diversity Event at EKU
10:00 a.m. in the Whitlock Building
rsvp: admissions.eku.edu/diversityevent
Questions? contact Allison Bullins at 859.622.1383 or email visits@eku.edu


PSAT Scores are now available electronically!  Go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 and log on to view your scores.  You can also pick up your scores from Mrs. Ford in room 1014.


2019 Clark Energy Youth Tour:  Applications for the 2019 Rural Electric Youth Tour are now available in Guidance.  8 semi-finalists will be chosen to represent their respective schools at the Frankfort Youth Tour on March 5, 2019, along with other students from the state.  Four will then be selected from the semi-finalists to represent Clark Energy on an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, June 14-20, 2019. 


1. High school Junior

2. Guardians must have an active residential or business account with Clark Energy

3. 250-500 word essay on "Why I Should Be Clark Energy's Delegate to Washington, DC."

4.  The applicant cannot be related to an employee or director of Clark Energy or Clark Propane Plus

Deadline: Must be postmarked no later than February 8, 2019

Further details and application available in Guidance.


"RaiseMe Community" helps every student build a path to college. They have created a tool called "RaiseMe for High School Parents."

For detailed information, visit https://www.raise.me/#auth=signup&country=US

This is an all-new site (no fees) to help parents and guardians guide their students through the discovery of college and the micro-scholarship process.

After registering with RaiseMe, parents and guardians can add achievements to their students' portfolios to help support, encourage and motivate them in their pursuit to earn micro-scholarships from colleges.  Whenever students receive a report card, do well on a standardized test, earn a new honor or award, or complete new extracurriculars and/or commuity service projects, parents or guardians can help their students develop their RaiseMe portfolio and keep it up-to-date by inputting their students' latest accomplishments in order to rack up additional micro-scholarships from colleges they are following.

Good Luck!  Many colleges and universities have partnered with RaiseMe to help recruit potential students and to lower the expense of college for these students.


FAFSA-Check out the KHEAA texting service, which allows students, family members, professionals and others to receive regular (twice a month) reminders and updates regarding FAFSA and other important college access information. This is a two-way texting service, so subscribers can text back with questions and receive an individual response. To sign up, text the word OUTREACH to (800) 928-8926.


The Governor's School for the Arts Application is now open.

Here is the application link:


Here is a link to the GSA program overview: http://www.kentuckycenter.org/education-community-arts/gsa/prospective-students/how-to-apply-to-the-summer-program


ATTENTION FRESHMEN:  Find important information MCHS information from our Freshmen meeting in this powerpoint


Northern Kentucky University will host Music Scholarship Entrance Auditions on February 16, 2019 and March 2, 2019. For more information or to schedule an audition and plan a NKU Music Visitation Day, please contact Joan Brummer, Music Program Advisor at brummerj1@nku.edu or 859-572-5902.


ATTENTION SENIORS:  Find important information regarding graduation requirements, scholarships, ACT scores, KEES money, financial aid, transcript requests, and much more in this powerpoint.


2019 AP Exam Information:  Please click on the AP Testing link to the right of this page for information regarding registration and test dates for all 2019 AP Exams.



Mathematics Algebra I 1
Mathematics Algebra II 1
Mathematics Geometry 1
Mathematics Math Elective 1
Language Arts English I 1
Language Arts English II 1
Language Arts English III 1
Language Arts English IV 1
Science Earth Science 1
Science Life Science 1
Science Chemical/Physical Science 1
Social Studies Integrated Social Studies 1
Social Studies World Civilization 1
Social Studies U.S. History 1
Health Health .5
Physical Education PE I .5
Humanities see course directory below 1
Electives see course directory below 6
Total Credits   22



Download Graduation Plan Sheet

Tribe Time Studios at MCHS

For the 2017-18 school year Madison Central will have a new bell schedule which will include scheduled studio time for each student. Students will take 6 core classes (just as they always have) and then one period will be half lunch/ half studio.


2017-18 Bell Schedule


Tribe Time Studios Defined