School Counseling

Welcome to the High School Guidance Office!

The Guidance Office is a place for students to go to get academic, career, and future planning resources. The goal of the Guidance Office is to assist our students in preparing for their future. From career inventories to scheduling assistance, the Guidance Office is here to help your student succeed. 

Our Staff

Laura Kleemook
School Counselor
Last Names A–K
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Chelsea Vanasco
School Counselor
Last names L–Z
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New Student Vo-Tech Application

We offer a great vo-tech program developed specifically to meet the needs and interests of our students. To apply for this program please fill out the application below.

SAT Update

A new SAT administration is being added to the calendar for September 26, 2020. Registration for the 2020-21 SAT administrations will open the week of May 26. At that point, June registrants will be able to transfer their seat to a 2020-21 administration. All other students in the high school class of 2021 who don't have SAT scores will also have early access to register for the August, September, and October administrations. This includes students who had registered for March or May and had their registrations canceled and refunded. For each administration this year, we're also preparing to significantly expand our capacity.Visit the College Board website for more information.

Sample Resumes & Cover Letters

Don't let all this free time go to waste! Get ready for your future and spruce up your cover letter and resume! Here are some sample cover letters and resumes for you to use to get yourself ready for your next big opportunity!

Testing Information

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.

Directions for Obtaining a Work Permit

Pennsylvania Child Labor Law requires minors in Pennsylvania to obtain a work permit prior to beginning work. Moniteau students can obtain a work permit in the Moniteau Junior Senior High School office. Students must show a copy of their birth certificate and have a completed Application for Work Permit to apply for a work permit. Hard copies of the application are also available in the high school office.

Students must sign their work permit in person in the high school office. More information related to Child Labor Law and work permits can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Education website.

Please contact the Moniteau Junior Senior High School office if you are in need of additional information related to work permits.