College Counseling at Fuchs Mizrachi School

Welcome to College Counseling at Mizrachi! College counseling is a partnership between students, parents, and the Mizrachi team, working together for the support and encouragement of each individual student. Throughout the process, we help students to look within themselves for answers regarding what is truly important in their search for an appropriate post-high school experience.

College counselors help foster initiative, independence, and self-understanding, and work to strengthen decision-making and goal-setting skills. My objective is to address individual college needs and ensure that each Mizrachi student is an active, energetic and investigative participant in the process. By helping students realize that they have the power to define and meet their own challenges, we use the college process as an educational tool to develop skills that will be valuable even in the years beyond college.

There are more than 4,000 institutions of higher learning in the United States and many in Israel as well. Deciding where to apply, and eventually, to enroll, can be a daunting process. All high school students, grades 9-12, are always welcome to schedule an appointment with me, or just drop in. Our formal program begins in the junior year, when we host information sessions and workshops for students and parents on college selection, standardized testing, and the application process. Throughout junior and senior year, students have appointments with me to explore their interests and options and for support during every step of the application process. Parents are welcome to attend meetings. To schedule a meeting, you can use this link or contact me at, imandel@fuchsmizrachi.org or 216-932-0220 x2519.

Ilana Mandel
College Guidance Counselor