Your 12th grade year is your the moment all of your planning transitions you towards your future. This is a time when everything-- high school grades, attendance, and credits are vital to keep in mind. Your research and decisions on potential colleges/universities, financial aid applications, and career pathways begin to take shape.  

Throughout the year, counselors visit senior classrooms to get students thinking about post-secondary planning and hold private meetings students and their parents to remain on target with graduation requirements.

Click below to see what high school will be like for our 12th graders.

Senior (12th) Counseling presentation


Grade Level

Earned Credits

Each semester your student can earn up to 3.5 credits if they pass each class and do not lose credit for attendance.

By the end of a school year, your student should graduate with at least 26 credits.

Make sure potential graduates have completed all grad requirements.

12th grade

19 – 26+ credits

Dual Credit and/or other courses may increase credit totals



ADVISORY: Each day, students have mid-day tutoring (30 mins.), called Advisory. It is very important to utilize this time to get help from teachers or to work on school work. Use this time wisely to get help when you have your teachers in front of you and cut down on potential homework.

TUTORING: All students have access to tutoring in Room 109, Tuesday-Thursday from 4:05 to 5:05. Don't wait till you are failing a class, if you need help, take advantage of this free tutoring to stay on target with your grades and study!


By the time you graduate, you will need to complete a minimum of 10 hours of community service throughout your time in high school. You may start logging these hours now. Check out the "Resources" tab to the right and select "Community Service." There, you will see some suggestions for where you could complete service hours. Be sure to print a community service form, get it signed by your non-parent supervisor, then turn the form into your counselor.

Remember, most anything that is non-paid, non-required, and takes place outside of the school day may count toward your community service requirement.         Community service form


This is a resource MHS is actively using to encourage students in researching any post-secondary (after high school) ambitions you want to achieve. Naviance is a wealth of information on national, state, and local colleges, universities, careers, and financial aid opportunities.


Click Post-Secondary Planning for Financial Aid  to visit links to nationwide scholarship search engines to begin searching for applicable scholarships today.