Student Services

  • Contact Information

    Sarah Machak, School Counselor
    Newton Bldg. 4-125
    tel. 919-536-7203, ext 1207

    William Evans, College Liaison & Magnet Coordinator
    Newton Bldg. 4-138
    tel. 919-536-7203, ext 2

    James Jefferson, Student Success Coach
    Newton Bldg. 4-126
    tel. 919-536-7203, ext 1211

    Nekesha Burns, School Social Worker
    Newton Bldg. 4-136
    tel. 919-536-7203, ext 1210

    For MCHS Students Wishing to Substitute High School Courses with College Courses...

    Students who desire to substitute a DTCC course for a high school course must meet with the MCHS College Liason. After meeting with the MCHS College Liaison and after fully registering for your college courses, the student must verify enrollment in Self-Service. Only official enrollment in a course will initiate the process of dropping the high school equivalent course from your high school schedule.

    MCHS Credit Substitution Chart:   English and Spanish

    Dual Credit Substitution Chart Updated March 2021

    Durham Public Schools High School Graduation Requirements Plan Template

    See the School Counselor or the College Liaison if you have any questions.

Official Transcripts

  • Sending Official Transcripts to Colleges? Here is how...

    • CFNC: Send transcripts to any school in North Carolina electronically for free. 
    • Common Application & Coalition: If applying through the Common App or Coalition, request a transcript by entering Mrs. Machak’s email and information in the Counselor Recommender section for each school.
    • DPS Scribs Portal: Any school that can’t be requested on CFNC, Common App, or Coalition, should be requested through the DPS Scribs portal. On the MCHS website → Student Services Tab → Transcript Request
    • Durham Tech Transcripts: Students needing a DTCC transcript must request them directly from the college website. Durham Tech processes and mails all college transcripts. In order to ensure your DTCC credits transfer to your college of choice, you must request a final transcript from DTCC when you graduate from high school and have it sent to the college you will attend.

Wellness Resources

  • MCHS School Counseling Mission Statement:

    The mission of the MCHS School Counseling Program is to provide a pro-active, comprehensive, and supportive counseling program that addresses the academic, personal-social, and college-career needs of all students. With the support of families, the community, and both Durham Public Schools and Durham Tech stakeholders, MCHS students receive access to the resources needed to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success in a diverse and ever changing world. By providing students with consistent and flexible support and encouragement, all students at the MCHS will graduate with college credit and experience engaging in advanced academic curriculum.


    MCHS School Counseling Vision Statement: 

    The vision of the MCHS School Counseling Program is for all students to graduate with diverse and equitable collegiate experience. Through a supportive, strategic, and involved school counseling program, all students developed the critical-thinking skills needed to find and achieve their purpose for the future. Students identify their place and adapt to the global and national demands of society while maintaining a strong sense of self and purpose for their life. MCHS students know their value to society and will engage in their future communities through scholarship and leadership to make a lasting and intentional impact.


    MCHS School Counseling Belief Statements: 

    • All students are capable of successfully engaging in advanced curriculum at the collegiate level.
    • All students deserve to learn in a safe and inclusive environment fully accepting of who they are as an individual.
    • All students should graduate from high school on time with the skills and abilities to thrive in their post-secondary world.
    • All students deserve to have access to a collaborative and data-driven school counseling program designed to meet their academic, career and social/emotional needs.