Academic Counseling

Academic Help and Resources

If you’re struggling in a class, we offer many opportunities for support. First and foremost, it is important to talk to your teacher. Your teacher should be your first stop in getting advice on how to improve your performance in a particular class. Your counselor can also help you brainstorm solutions. Visit the Academic Support page for more resources.

Tutoring

  • We have multiple tutoring options within MHS, including MAST, Academic Anchors, the Writing Center and Math Center. To learn more, visit the Academic Support page.
  • Please contact your counselor if you are interested in a list of professional, fee-based tutors.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for classes?

MHS Counselors work very closely with students, parents, teachers, and administrators in helping students select courses for the following school year. The registration model is very involved, including grade level class presentations, grade level small group seminars, parent meetings and individual appointments for course planning.

Can I change my class schedule?

Due to the intense and detailed efforts during the registration process, schedule changes will only occur for the following reasons:

  • Level Change (example: English 9 Honors to English 9 General)
  • To meet a necessary graduation requirement
  • To meet a necessary college entrance requirement

My class is too easy/hard. How to I switch classes?

Once the semester is underway, the following process must be followed in order to be granted a level change:

  • Visit your counselor/pick up a "Level Change Form" in the counseling office
  • Discuss the desired level change with your teacher
  • Participate in any interventions proposed by teacher
  • Obtain necessary signatures
  • Submit the form to your counselor
  • All level changes are due the 4th Friday of the semester!

How do I drop a class?

Once the semester is underway, the following process must be followed in order to drop a class:

  • Visit your counselor/pick up an “Intent to Drop a Class” form
  • Obtain necessary signatures
  • Submit the form to your counselor
  • To drop a course (with no penalty), forms are due the 4th Friday of the semester
  • 9th and 10th graders can not drop a course
  • 11th and 12th graders must still have five classes after dropping a course

Students from the Class of 2017 on Decision Day


Special Programs

Click on each icon to learn more about special programming at Minnetonka High School! It’s a great idea to visit with your counselor about which programs may be the right fit for you.