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Academic & Personal Counseling

Mullen High School counselors help students discover and maximize their academic and social strengths so that they are prepared for college and life beyond high school.

Academic & Personal Counseling Department

Counselors meet with parents and students in large group presentations throughout the year. Freshman Parent Night is held the first few weeks of the school year to provide an overview of the upcoming four years and share helpful insight into the Mullen culture. Sophomore Parent Night is held the first week of January to discuss the important work being done as sophomores get to know themselves better and starts the conversation of where students want to go after graduation. This meeting includes the College Counseling Team. Junior and Senior Family nights are hosted by the College Counseling Team, in preparation for life after graduation.

Road Map to Graduation

List of 4 items.

  • Freshman Year

    The freshman year is focused on laying the foundation for growth as a student and young adult. Adjusting to the expectations presented in high school as well as the responsibilities afforded to you to make decisions and grow in your self-advocacy skills. Understanding how your choices and actions affect the future, guidance will focus on making healthy decisions while gaining support to navigate you on a path towards college and beyond.
  • Sophomore Year

    The sophomore year will present you with a different learning curve: you are already familiar with Mullen, most of our teachers, and how things generally work around school. Now the focus shifts slightly from academics (although still important) to yourself. Learning more about who you are and what you want to do when you grow up. Using this year to prepare you for the academic and personal choices you have in your near future.
  • Junior Year

    The junior year of high school is focused on putting what you have learned about yourself as a student and person into an action plan for your future. Although this year has a reputation for being the most difficult academically, the hope is to find a balance. While this may or may not be true for everyone, it is an important and busy year for all students. However, if you stay proactive and have a positive attitude, junior year does not have to be overly stressful.
  • Senior Year

    The senior year will likely be challenging, exciting, and full of fun. This is your time to look back upon your accomplishments and look forward to your future. Yet, it is also a time to focus on the present, which will include many decisions and deadlines. We know that the transition process can be intimidating and stressful. We hope that this list of things to do in your senior year will be helpful to you as you navigate through the year.

Meet Our Counselors

List of 4 items.

  • Michael Augustine

    Chair of the Department
    Counselor for Students Last Names P-Z

    303.761.1764 Ext. 3309
  • Janelle Petersen

    Counselor for Students Last Names A-G
    303.761.1764 Ext. 3308
  • Stephanie Fowler

    Counselor for Students Last Names H-M
    303.761.1764 Ext. 3321
  • Abrigail Rudolph-Owens

    Counselor for Students Last Names N-O,
    De La Salle Students

    303.761.1764 Ext. 3347

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List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • What is Academic/Personal Counseling?

    The vision of the Mullen High School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program that addresses the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students. Through advocacy, leadership, and collaboration, school counselors are professional student advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement. In partnership with our stakeholders, Mullen High School Counselors facilitate and coordinate a multi-tiered support system to ensure that all students are prepared and have access to the knowledge and skills necessary to become globally competitive, lifelong learners.
  • What are the Grade Level Highlights?

    • Freshman Year: Transitioning to High School
    • Sophomore Year: Exploring Careers, Colleges, and Personality
    • Junior Year: Putting Interests into Future Plans
    • Senior Year: College Readiness
  • What is After School Lab?

    Students are welcome to work on homework or study in the Sferra Resource Center after school Monday-Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m.
  • How can I get connected to what’s going on at Mullen?

    • MyMullen Calendar of Events
    • Mullen Weekly e-Newsletter
    • MyMullen Parent portal
  • What do I do if my student isn’t doing well in a class?

    Contact the teacher of the class to receive feedback and support. Email is the best way to contact teachers.
  • What happens when my student is sick?

    1. Call the Attendance Line - 303.761.1266
      1. Leave a message, if the attendant is unable to answer. 
    2. Email student’s teachers & Academic/Personal Counselor (or have students initiate email).
  • What happens when my student is injured off campus (including concussions)?

    Students should contact medical@mullenhigh.com with details of the injury. Athletic Trainers will initiate the concussion protocol, as necessary. 
  • What happens when my student is missing school for a planned trip/absence?

    1. Call Karen Majewski (Attendance) - 303.761.1266
    2. Email student’s teachers and Academic/Personal Counselor to get make up work and schedule quizzes/tests (or have students initiate email).
    3. The assistant principals need to be notified

Top 10 Tips for Success at Mullen

  1. Attend class, missing school can set a student behind
  2. Complete homework on a nightly basis, not falling behind
  3. Ask clarifying questions in class, or send an email at night to teacher when studying
  4. Use your planner to remember homework and upcoming projects and tests
  5. Talk with your teacher before or after school or at lunch
  6. Become involved in something after school on campus
  7. Connect with the National Honors Society tutors
  8. Review daily for your classes (even if it’s 10 minutes each class)
  9. Become tech/ app savvy
  10. Take time for self-care (food, sleep, exercise, etc.)