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SHOC is a peer mentor program for incoming freshmen. Current high school students are selected as mentors to aid in the transition from middle school to high school, ultimately creating a more unified class and a sense of belonging in the high school community. Please read the description of each position below because THERE HAVE BEEN A COUPLE OF CHANGES. Each application should be filled out thoroughly and completely so we can best evaluate each application.

SHOC 2023-2024 Timeline & Application Process

All SHOC applications should be submitted through the online form. Please complete the appropriate application by the noted deadline. 

SHOC Executive Board Members:

The SHOC Executive Board Members are critical to the SHOC Program. This team of students must work closely to design the SHOC program for the year. They review and select leadership council members and mentors, design the SHOC Day program, facilitate training and supervise Leadership Teams.  SHOC Executive Board Members ensure that SHOC day runs smoothly. They coordinate and participate in New Student Welcome events and develop creative ways to facilitate ongoing interaction between mentors and mentees throughout the following school year. 

The SHOC Executive Board Members should possess outstanding organizational and time management skills, have excellent communication skills, and have the ability to juggle a multitude of responsibilities. To be successful, the SHOC Executive Board Members must be willing to commit a great deal of time at meetings before and after school, and also complete tasks outside of the school day. One year of SHOC experience (mentor, previous leadership team member, Ambassador) is required for a SHOC Executive Board Member position.

SHOC Leadership Team:

Previous SHOC Mentors who want to be part of the planning and implementation of the SHOC program are encouraged to apply for a position on the SHOC Leadership Team. Students are required to submit a SHOC Leadership Team application and interview for a position. Members of the Leadership Team are expected to commit time before and after school at least once per week in order to plan for upcoming SHOC activities. Students who are selected for a SHOC Leadership Team are typically equipped with certain skills that will benefit the program. In the past, members have been selected for skills using social media, graphic communications, public relations, school spirit, technology, etc. One year of SHOC experience (mentor, previous leadership team member, Ambassador)  is preferred. 

SHOC Mentors:

SHOC Mentors are the heart of the SHOC program. 

  • Attend mentor trainings and fulfill assigned responsibilities on SHOC days

  • Send emails and letters to the 8th-grade mentees and maintain contact with students once school starts 

  • Be welcoming and open

  • SHOW SCHOOL SPIRIT on SHOC Day and throughout the school year

  • Application process is completely blind and we select around 80 applicants 

For more information or questions, email Grace Jiang (, Mia Sypherd (, Maggie Richardson (, Jack Hyman ( or Mrs. Lyles ( . Feel free to reach out with any questions!