Monroe Junior/Senior High School

Counseling Department

Welcome to the Monroe Junior/Senior High School counseling department.  This website is designed to provide you with a variety of information.  Our department offers a range of services from academic and college/career planning to social/emotional guidance.

Senior High

Students and parents should begin planning for life after high school as early as their ninth grade year. Monroe High School offers a lot of opportunities for students regardless of their short and long-term goals. Students and parents should be familiar with the course description book as well as the college and career planning tools located on this site.  It is never too early to begin planning and making decisions for the future. 

All Monroe students are eligible to apply to a Butler Tech Career Center program in the tenth grade.  Most programs are two year programs which students attend during eleventh and twelfth grade.

For those students interested in college, most colleges look at a student’s course history beginning in the ninth grade.  Within a student’s junior year, registration for the ACT/SAT should occur as well as college visits.  Applications to desired colleges and universities should be submitted as soon as possible during a student’s senior year.  Often, cost can be a factor in considering post-secondary options.  This site offers information on scholarships as well as financial aid.

We strive to help all students achieve their future career goals!

School Counselors:

Sheryl Stenger: students with last names A-K


Dara Laforest: students with last names L-Z


Carrie Long: test coordinator


Junior High

Junior High is a transitional time in the lives of all students.  Many programs and activities within the Junior High are designed to assist students with this time of academic, physical, and social/emotional growth.

Seventh and eighth graders continue to meet weekly in alignment with our Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.  This year, our focus during weekly meetings is distinguishing the difference between bullying and conflict as well as empowering bystanders who witness bullying.  Our staff is trained to support students who are struggling with their peers in finding peaceful and reasonable solutions.

Peer mediation is a program for students to use when experiencing conflict with another student.  Select members of the Junior High student body are trained to peacefully resolve conflict with their peers.  These mediation sessions are confidential and solution-based.  Students, parents, and teachers make pick up a referral in the guidance office to request peer mediation.

Positive growth during the Junior High years lays the foundation for successful achievement of future school and life goals!

School Counselor:

Elizabeth Barger