Inside the College Career Information Center at Northwest High School

Staffed by Rochelle Davis,College Career Information Coordinator
(301) 601-4635
Open to students, parents & community from 7:15 am to 3 pm

News & Events |
 Naviance | Student on the web 
Free Kaplan courses through Naviance incl. test prep & college essay
 Montgomery College 
 MCPS College Career Information Center Site 
Career Readiness Resources

The College Career Information Center is a college career resource for all high school students.  College Scorecard, college search tool.

College Application Resources:

College Career High School Visits:

Students are able to meet with representatives from colleges, vocational schools, the military, and various career fields at their high school location.  Visits are usually held in the College Career Information Center (Room 126) during the school day.  Students with a valid Naviance Student account are able to register to attend visits and print their visit pass once logged into Naviance.  A printed 'View Details' page is the visit pass.  Passes signed by staff are required.  Visit schedules run daily on JAG TV, are viewable in the Naviance Student account and on our event Google Calendar.  Find out more...

Career Readiness Resources:

The resource links below are available to download as Microsoft PowerPoint documents. 

College Career News & Events:

  • 2020 GEMS Summer STEM Program.  Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science.  GEMS at Fort Detrick brings local students into the cutting-edge world of US Army Research and Development.  Designed for grades 4 through 11 students.  Students will choose from a variety of classes in which they can build robots, dissect squids, learn how to suture, code computer games and solve a murder mystery!  Even analyze their own DNA!  Courses are 4 days long and all programs are completely free of charge to students and families.  A stipend of $125 will be awarded to those students who participate to offset the cost of transportation.  Session 1 begins on June 29.  There are 6 sessions offered.  Session 6 is the final session that begins August 10.  Apply on-line at usaeop.com/program/frederickThe deadline for application is April 30.  | web post 27 Feb 2020 |
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Montgomery County Chapter:  Black Youth Achievement Awards.  COVID-19 Update:  Program cancelled.  | updated post 30 March 2020 |

Back To Top

Montgomery College:

  • NEW:  MC First Year Experience (FYE) Summer Bridge Program.  Incoming freshmen - Earn a college credit this summer.  Enroll now!  Receive one college credit and a scholarship (based on class attendance and grade).  Limited space.  For more information visit the MC FYE website
  • High school seniors applying to Montgomery College are encouraged to apply during the 'Application Fee Waiver' season.  October 1 through April 15. Seniors who would like to participate in the Accuplacer testing program with Northwest should be aware that it takes approximately 10 days for Montgomery College to generate the admission letters (mailed to the home) with the MC ID number required to take the Accuplacer.

The Accuplacer @ MC:  Click here for important information about on-line Registration to Schedule an Accuplacer Appointment. 

  • Students planning to transfer to a 4-year post-secondary institution after MC are encouraged to use ARTSYS as part of their college planning.  ARTSYS is the State of Maryland Articulation Information web site.  ARTSYS shows which MC courses are recommended for transferring to specific Maryland colleges and universities.

SAVE THE DATES for Montgomery College Events - including Start Smart Enrollment Information Sessions.

Back To Top