Welcome To Guidance


Senior High Counselor

Sarah Haefner

Junior High Counselor

Stephanie Stains

Guidance Secretary

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College Prep

For students interested in furthering their Academic careers click below.

Program Philosophy

The Mount Union Area School District K-12 School Counseling Program is a comprehensive and collaborative approach that includes students, families, community and professional staff. The program supports the District’s mission as it promotes access and equity for all students. School Counseling in MU is designed to facilitate each student’s educational, career, and social and personal development. School Counselors strive to identify and reduce the effects of environmental and institutional barriers that impede students’ academic success. School Counseling services are developmental in nature and are recognized as an integral part of the total educational program. As a member of school-based teams, the counselor fosters self-awareness and encourages students to be effective problem solvers who demonstrate respect, work ethically and contribute to society in a meaningful way.

Program Goals

Program goals are organized in three developmental domains and are aligned with those of the American School Counseling Association. The counseling staff is one component of the District’s service delivery system to accomplish these goals. The collaborative work of our teachers, parents, agency representatives and all members of the school community is needed to support our students in reaching these goals.

Academic Goals

1. To help students understand themselves as learners and encourage them to develop
skills that will enable them to reach their academic potential.

2. To utilize a variety of measures to assess student academic performance.

3. To identify factors that impact learning and determine a course of action to provide appropriate support.


1. To assist students to develop positive interpersonal relationship skills involving respect
for diversity and cultural competence.

2. To assist students to be aware of one’s beliefs and interests and to develop a positive

3. To assist students in developing resiliency and effective coping skills.

4. To assist students to develop appropriate problem-solving and decision making skills to resolve conflicts and to accept responsibility for their choices.

School counselors work toward these goals for students through classroom based or large group sessions and small support groups for students on a variety of topics such as “changing families”, grief and loss, friendship/social skills, healthy lifestyles and self-esteem. Counselors may also work individually with students to assist them in solving problems and coping with situations that may be affecting school performance. Counselors may also meet with students with special needs to provide services related to individualized student goals.

Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center

The Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) is a technical school that provides hands-on skill
training for high school students from the following school districts: Huntingdon Area, Juniata Valley, Mount Union
Area, and Southern Huntingdon County.

Auto MechanicsCollision Repair
Computer NetworkingConstruction Trades
CosmetologyCulinary Arts
Electrical OccupationsHealth Occupations
HVAC-RPublic Health & Safety
Training Programs


Provided here is the website for more information on the various branches of military. Also look for visitors from the branches outside the School Cafeteria for more information.

Power School Grades

Below is the Grade Scale for the students. Also provided is a Power School link to allow comparison to their grades.

A+99-100B+90-91C+81-82D+72-73FUnder 65
Grade Scale

Guidance Documents


To Request Transcripts please fill out the following form and hand to Stephanie Stains.

Course Descriptions

Below is the list and Descriptions of courses offered at Mount Union

Anxiety and Teens

Informational Document on Anxiety.

Huntingdon County Resource Guide

School Attendance

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

(SAP) Permission Form