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Counseling Services

If I could describe MPCS in one word, it would be 'home.' During my time here, I have formed deep relationships with faculty, administrators, coaches, and classmates. This school has been a safe place where I constantly feel loved, valued, and important. I not only gained a great education, but was also poured into spiritually. 

C. Meyer

Class of 2018

What Counseling Offers

The MPCS Counseling program works with students, parents, faculty, and community members to provide individualized, comprehensive, and Christ-centered services. Our goal is to help students identify their “mountains” that impede success and to promote the necessary skills, attitudes, and beliefs for all students to move that mountain and graduate prepared to effectively manage future challenges in the 21st century.

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Watch this Mount Paran Minute video about how counselors guide student's academic journey to college! 

Partnering with Home

Raising kids of great character who are academically prepared for college and with a solid biblical foundation takes intentionality and focus. As an important part of our school mission, MPCS partners with parents in the total education of your children. Through ParentEd., our counselors and experts in early-childhood education and college placement offer insight on an array of topics relevant to you.



College Acceptance

All graduating seniors are accepted to one or more colleges or universities of their choice. While an average of 99.5% of graduates choose to attend college, some pursue military, gap year, or vocational training routes to meet their personal goals. 


UGA and/or Georgia Tech Acceptance

Of students that applied to the University of Georgia and/or Georgia Institute of Technology, more than half gained acceptance through early action or regular decision. Representatives from both of our state's flagship schools have acknowledged that MPCS graduates have challenged themselves with the required rigor to be well-prepared for these elite schools. 



MPCS graduates from the past five years have been accepted into some of the most prestigious colleges and universities. Seniors are offered various academic, athletic, arts, and special achievement scholarships. The class of 2023 was offered more than $9,000,000 in scholarship opportunities, an average of $89,000 per student. MPC athletics signs an average of 16% of student-athletes to play in collegiate sports programs.


AP Scholars

The College Board's Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically-prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both, for successful performance on the AP Exams. Last year, 18% of MPCS students earned "AP Scholar with Distinction" status for scoring at least a 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams. 

MPCS chooses to offer a full array of up to 23 AP courses because they are universally accepted at all universities for college course credit (depending on exam score), whereas dual enrollment credit transfers are not always guaranteed. Currently, 35 honors courses are offered in all subject areas, offering additional rigor and demonstrating to colleges a student's willingness to be challenged.


Qualify for HOPE/Zell

The in-state Hope Grant or Zell Miller Scholarship is awarded to students who've earned a 3.0 or 4.0 or greater, respectively. Graduates must choose a Georgia public college or university to take advantage of this tuition credit.


Top ACT Score

Additionally from the recent graduating class, the top SAT score was a 1540.

On average, ACT scores range from 23-26 and SAT ranges from 1130-1230. Ranges are well above the national average of 20.5 and 1050, respectively. 

Your Personal Guides on the Pathway to College

Our goal at Mount Paran Christian School is to find colleges offering the best possible fit for each of our graduating seniors. We help students cultivate their talents and interests to find their academic and extracurricular strengths and passions to zero in on those colleges that will serve them best. College selection can often be confusing and even intimidating for families, but our college counseling department helps make the process manageable and exciting.

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MPCS has challenged me to take control of my learning – to be responsible for my outcomes. It has also challenged me to take ownership of my relationship with Christ not only in school, but in every aspect of my life.

A. Brague

Class of 2018

Upcoming College Rep Visits

Students should mark their calendars to meet each school of interest. Be sure to check out the blog to help guide questions as you meet university representatives.

March 8 - University of Alabama

8 Tips for choosing your ideal college

College representatives wishing to visit campus may sign up here.
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Counseling Staff

MPCS counselors are here to serve you. Meet our staff:

  • Viola Lussier - Director of Counseling Services
  • Dr. Trici Holmes - Director of College Counseling
  • Amy Schwan - College Counselor
  • Melissa Troskie - Middle School Counselor
  • Dana Gray - Lower School Counselor
Duke University
Purdue University
Vandervelt University
Cornwell University