School Counseling

Success in college and the workforce is not a happy accident. It takes planning, research, and a willingness to do what it takes. There’s a lot to do, and it can seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help you take those first steps—the rest is up to you! 

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students in the Moniteau School District must earn a minimum of 26 credits. While we expect students to take responsibility for ensuring they will meet the requirements for graduation, our counselors are here and ready to help students develop a graduation strategy. 

  • 4 English
  • 4 Mathematics 
  • 3 Science 
  • 3 Social Studies* 
  • 2 Physical Education 
  • .5 Health 
  • .25 Drivers Education
  • .25 Computer Research
  • 9 Electives 9 credits* 

*Beginning with the class of 2021, students must earn four social studies credits and only eight elective credits. The computer research requirement will not longer be applicable beginning with the class of 2020.

To satisfy the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), every student must achieve a minimum of “proficient” on the algebra and literature Keystone exams.

Free Practice Exams

Ready for college but not ready to pick a major or take the entrance exams? Your local libraries are your best resource when it comes to college and career guidance, free practice tests, and so much more!

Moniteau Jr. Sr. High School Library

This year our library is proud to present Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center! Once in the high school library users can log on using the username: moniteau and the password: warriors to access career profiles, job and internship postings, career advice, networking, career assessments, interviews with professionals, and more! See Mrs. Grossman in our library for more details.

Butler Public Library

Butler Public Library has huge news as well! They are offering Gale’s Testing Education and Resource Center which has:

  • Full length, timed, and scored practice AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GMAT, GE, LSAT, MCAT, and more exams
  • Undergraduate and graduate school database
  • Financial aid tools
  • Career development maps
  • Resume and interviewing advice and so much more!

Advanced Placement Courses

We offer a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses for our students. These intense courses culminate with a year-end exam. Depending on a student’s score, they may receive college credit for these courses. AP credit acceptance varies between institutions, so please discuss this with your guidance counselor.

We require students to pay their AP exam fees (and late fees, if applicable) at the cost determined by College Board. If your family qualifies for free and reduced price meals, you may be eligible for a fee waiver. Students scoring a three (out of five possible points) or higher on the exam will receive a reimbursement of their test fees in August following the exams.

JOB Corps - BC3

If you qualify for the Pell Grant (which you will only know if you file the FAFSA) you qualify to attend BC3 for free through Pittsburgh JOB Corps. JOB Corps is not affiliated with the military, and there is no commitment once you complete the program.

JOB Corps pays for all books, uniforms, tuition, and fees, and you also get a clothing allowance, gas allowance, and free dental and vision insurance. If you have a child, you may receive free child care. You can also earn an additional $750 a year just for keeping your grades up. You must have a clean drug test, no court issues, and no outstanding behavioral issues.

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College Entrance Exams
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