Guidance Department 

Mara Lance

Mara Lance:  School Counselor - Grades 7-12

Years at Bethel: 18

Education Background: Bachelor of Science in Education, Master of Education, Principal’s License


Assignments:  Student scheduling; Grade Reporting; Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC); College Credit Plus; Standardized Testing; Graduation Progress; State Mandated Career Activities; Student Academic Progress; Student Academic Records; College Applications; Scholarships; Senior Academic Awards Program; Personal Counseling.



Your Pathway to College & Career Options


A college degree does more than help you find a job. College degree holders also earn more money during their lifetimes.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, bachelor’s degree holders make about $1.6 million more during their lifetime
than high school graduates.  
In fact, an analysis by the Center on Education and the Workforce shows that since 1983,
the earnings of bachelor’s degree holders have increased by 34 percent and the earnings of people with advanced degrees
have increased by 55 percent. To the contrary, high school graduates have seen only a 13 percent increase in earnings.
Education clearly pays.  Go To OhioMeansJobs K-12 and check it out! 


Summer Entrichment


University of Dayton

Wright State University

Miami University



Guidance Department News


Dual Enrollment Transcripts

As the year winds down, students who need transcripts forwarded to their colleges of choice may request them by visiting and clicking on the Registrar tab at the top of the page. There is an $8 fee per transcript request.


Financial Aid & Scholarship Web Sites


Check out the links for both financial aid and scholorship websites.  The are listed as separate sub-menu items under the main Guidance Department menu.
There are links to FAFSA, college planning information , Scholorships and even direct links to colleges and universities. 


Scholarship Announcement for Seniors


To properly process a scholarship application takes time. Your scholarship application should be turned in to the Guidance Office at least 10 working days before the scholarship due date. This will allow time to review the application and make corrections if necessary, add necessary attachments or recommendations, print and attach your current transcript, post and mail with time to make the due date. Please follow this guideline for all your applications. If you have questions please ask Mrs. Lance in the Guidance Office.


Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Award To Bailey McCabe


Congratulations to Bailey McCabe, who is the Bethel High School nominee for the Miami County Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award!  The Award was established to recognize outstanding academic achievement, and is based on high school grades, test scores, school activities, and awards. One senior from each county in Ohio will receive this honor. Good Luck Bailey!





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