Mohawk Student Services

Planning for the future while completing high school requirements can be a challenge. Our guidance department is here to help, from guiding you through a graduation plan, to helping you register for college and providing resources and ideas for college funding.

While our guidance counselors meet with every student throughout the year, we encourage students to be proactive about their high school education and beyond. This page provides you the information you need to explore college and career options as well as to ensure success during your high school years.

Counselor for Grades 7–9
Taffy Ruggeri
(413) 625.9811 ext. 1304

Counselor for Grades 10–12
Sara Neuenschwander
(413) 625.9811 ext. 1307

Karen Strong
(413) 625.9811 ext. 1305

Student Services Mission Statement

The mission of the school counselors at Mohawk Trail Regional School is to assist students in developing the skills, knowledge, and mindsets to be curious and challenged students, engaged community members, productive workers, and lifelong learners.

The counselors will assist in this process by providing a comprehensive, developmental, and proactive counseling program that addresses the academic, social, emotional, career, and college needs of every student.

The school counselors will provide timely academic, social/emotional, and career and college information to all students through the classroom, small groups, and individually. The goal of this information is for students to understand themselves, their options, and how to make decisions about their future.


We will administer the PSAT/NMSQT at Mohawk on Wednesday, October 10. The PSAT is a practice SAT and provides a detailed score report to students and families. When students take the PSAT in 11th grade, they use the score on this test to qualify students for the national merit scholarship program. This score report identifies the student's strengths, areas they could improve, and a projected score on the SAT. 

Junior students who have an interest in applying to a four-year college typically take the SAT in the late winter or early spring.

If your student is interested in taking the PSAT on October 10, they can sign up in the Student Services office Monday, September 24 to Friday, October 5. The cost is $15, cash or check made out to Mohawk Trail Regional, there are fee waivers available for 11th grade students who qualify.

Additional Information

Graduation Requirements
Information for Juniors
Helpful Resources
College Application Essay Writing Workshop
Financial Aid Resources
Scholarship Resources
College Entrance Exams


If you are new to the Mohawk Trail Regional School District, please contact Karen Strong via email or by phone at (413) 625.9811 x1305 to set up an appointment to get paperwork and meet with a counselor. To register a student, we require all academic, health, attendance, discipline, and special education records from further schools. Incomplete records or registration forms will delay your student from enrollment in classes.