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.