The Guidance Office at the Hershey Campus is there to support each student and help them reach their goals. As a comprehensive, holistic school, the Hershey Campus assists students of diverse abilities and interests be all they can be. The student body includes students with academic difficulties as well as Merit Scholars; it includes those who want to work with their hands as well as those who aspire to work towards professional careers. The formation of artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and skilled technicians is not measured by SAT scores.
At the Hershey Campus small class sizes and personal attention allow for a more customized education and help students thrive academically at all levels. The following are worth noting:
- SAT scores are consistently well above the national and state averages.
- Spanish and Chinese language classes
- 22 online Advanced Placement classes plus AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP U.S. History, Computer Programming, HTML Web Design, and AP Computer Science
The Guidance Office encourages all students to take the opportunity to experience a wide range of artistic activities, including music, art, introductory and advanced classes in digital photography, video editing and Photoshop.
High school students are matched with a faculty advisory in an Advisory Group for all four years. Students keep the same advisor during their entire high school career. These groups function as a special support to each student academically, a safe place for students to have conversation together and an opportunity to pray together in a smaller group setting.
The Hershey Campus also has the support from Kirk Benner, Lancaster Campus Director of Guidance Services. Mr. Benner advises students on college and vocational options after high school graduation.
The Guidance Office also provides students with support from a Capital Area Intermediate Unit Counselor several days a week, as well as a part-time speech and reading specialist.
Circle of Grace
Out of concern for all God’s people, Lancaster Mennonite School has a program for the safe environment education of children and young people called Circle of Grace. It is meant to supplement and be integrated into our current faith-based curricula to equip our children and young people by arming them with essential knowledge and skills grounded in Christian faith. This program helps children and young people to understand their own (and other’s) dignity in mind, body and spirit.