Career guidance is available to students through regular faculty advisors and a guidance counselor. This counseling offers the student assistance in academic program planning, course selection, vocation choices, and entrance to college and trade schools. Upper class members meet at least once each year with the guidance counselor.
As a part of MVL’s program to assist students, the following tests have been scheduled: The Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test is given to incoming freshmen to help determine placement in ninth grade math courses, the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is administered to some of the juniors. The rest of the junior class will take the ASUAB aptitude test. The ACT Aspire test is administered to all sophomores and freshmen as a way to prepare them for the ACT. The ACT and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) may also be taken by juniors and seniors. In addition, MVL also offers various interest and career inventories to aid counselors in assisting students with career decision-making. Finally, MVL is an official test site for the ACT.
Counseling is available to students through class advisors assigned to each student, the Guidance Counselor, and the Dean of Students. Students are urged to make use of these advisors in seeking help with their personal and academic problems. Since MVL is interested in the spiritual life of its students, such counseling is ethically confidential in matters of a personal and spiritual nature. Students with specific problems ought to inform the teacher if the problem could interfere with progress and success in school.
District 88 (New Ulm School District) provides the services of a school nurse. The nurse’s office is equipped with first-aid supplies, simple diagnostic equipment and a resting place for students who are feeling ill.