2020-21 Guidance Counselors
For the 2020-2021 school year, Mr. Ken Kabakjian (firstname.lastname@example.org,) is the counselor for grades 9 and 11 and Mrs. Lori Leaman (email@example.com) is the counselor for grades 10 and 12. The counselors invite you to email or call them if you have questions or concerns.
All schedule changes for the year should have been completed by Friday, August 28. Changes made after this date will need approval of parents, teachers, and guidance counselor. From time to time, students may need to drop a class they are enrolled in. Dropping a class they have started will be reflected on their permanent transcript with a WP (Withdraw Passing) or a WF (Withdraw Failing). Please contact your guidance counselor with any questions.
Student application packets for those wishing to run for Senate or as a Class Officer are available in the Guidance Office. The application needs to be completed and returned to the designated advisor by September 9. Elections will be held on September 16.
Juniors and Sophomores: The PSAT is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14. All juniors will report to the cafeteria at 7:45 a.m. to take this exam. This is the first step in entering the scholarship programs conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Guidance will distribute PSAT booklets when they become available.
The Guidance Office also invites sophomores to take the PSAT; however, there is a $20 fee. Sophomores can register in the Guidance Office on or before Friday, September 25. A check made out to Dock Mennonite Academy is due when the student registers. Mr. Kabakjian will be visiting sophomore classes to give students more information. Sophomores do not qualify for scholarships, but it is good practice for their junior year.
Test Date Registration Deadline
September 26, 2020 September 15, 2020 (Late Registration)
October 3, 2020 September 4, 2020
November 7,2020 October 7, 2020
December 5, 2020 November 5, 2020
March 13, 2021 February 12, 2021
May 8, 2021 April 8, 2021
June 5, 2021 May 6, 2021
The easiest way to register for the SAT is online at www.Collegeboard.com. Students should set up an account with College Board. This will give them access to many tools that are available to support SAT preparation and the college search. There are also helps for parents. This is a recommended site for college bound students and their parents.
Seniors: Mrs. Leaman visited senior Kingdom Living classes the first week in September to go over the college application process. Information packets are available here.
Mennonite College Day
The Mennonite Colleges and Universities will be visiting us virtually this year! Dock's annual Mennonite College Day is Monday, October 5. A chapel video will provide students with more information about our Mennonite colleges and universities (MCU) and there will be opportunity to register to speak to a representative virtually. Students receive a free t-shirt from the school when they visit! Click here for more information and to register for a virtual visit.
Parents, join MCU admissions representatives for a virtual evening information session at 7:30.
AP Test Registration Changes
College board instituted a new online registration and ordering system. All students enrolled in an AP course will register for their AP test through a College Board account that they set up. Once they create the account, they will have access to other AP learning resources as well as being able to register for the test.
All students in an AP class starting before November 15th will need to register online prior to October 2nd and make payment to the guidance office. A check payment of $95 for each AP test can be dropped off to Mrs. Swartley in the guidance office. Students taking a spring semester AP class starting after November 15th will have until March 5th to register and pay.
Students who want to take an AP exam without enrolling in an AP class must see Mr. Kabakjian to register for the exam by October 2nd.
Student Support Team (SST)
For the 2020-21 school year, the Student Support Team (SST) will be: Mr. Gehman, Mrs. Bergey, Dr. Silvermoon, Faculty; Caleb Benner, Campus Pastor; Mrs. Leaman, 10th and 12th grade Guidance Counselor, Mr. kabakjian, 9th and 11th grade Guidance Counselor; and Mr. Wiens, Principal.
Parents or students, are you aware of a student that is struggling with an issue? Are you concerned about a behavior of a specific group or individual student attending Dock? You may bring your concern to SST. Speak to any of the members listed above or write out your concern and bring it to the Guidance Office. It may be done anonymously if you prefer.
Academic Support Service Offered
The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, in conjunction with the Guidance Office, offers academic support services at Dock. Students experiencing difficulties may be referred to the MCIU reading specialist for temporary, focused instruction in reading comprehension, organizational skills, and writing. The sessions will help students improve basic academic skills and bridge the gap between their skills and grade-level material.
The service is available to all students on an as-needed basis. For more information, please contact Lori Leaman in the Guidance Office at 215-362-2675, ext. 601.
Save the Date!
Back to School Night will be held virtually on Thursday, September 17. More information coming soon!