Inside the College Career Information Center at Northwest High School

Staffed by Rochelle Davis, College Career Information Coordinator
Got Questions?  Need College Career Information? Schedule an appointment!
Available on-site and virtually for students, parents & community from 7:15 am to 3 pm

The College Career Information Center is a post-secondary planning resource resource for all high school students.

College Career e-NEWS Bulletin:

The College Career e-NEWS Bulletin contains college career events, the virtual high school visit schedule, Jag JOBS updates, college application resources and information, financial aid and scholarship opportunities.  e-NEWS is delivered to the email inbox of our students and parents via Naviance. Latest publication date week ending:  2 June 2023


On-page Quick Links:

| New Posts & College Career Alerts | ♦ | College Career High School Visits |
| College Application Resources:  including Application Fee Waiver Info, The College Essay, Common App & Coalition and the Maryland College Application Campaign (MCAC) college specific fee waivers | 
| College Career Resources  including College Career Planning Guide for Juniors & Job Corps Information |
Montgomery College Information | ♦ MCPS College Career Information Center Site |
| Career Readiness Resources, including resumes & cover letters | ♦  | Naviance | Student on the web |
| The Gap Year Information & Resources | ♦ | Learn about the HBCU |
Military Academy Nomination Information |
| 2023 College Career Summer Workshop Resources |


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NEW!  Summer 2023 College Career Virtual Workshops!  Registration is OPEN!!  A collaborative effort with Clarksburg HS, Damascus HS & Richard Montgomery HS.  Click HERE to view the flyer! Click on the image for topic details, dates, and to register. | Post 1 June 2023 |

NEW! The University of Maryland (UMD) College Park College Access Conference (CAC)!  Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023 | Time: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Throughout CAC, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a variety of sessions designed to help first-generation and underrepresented 10th and 11th grade students and their families gain a better understanding of the college admission process. During the event UMD will provide information and resources to prepare students for applying to college. There will also be a chance to tour the University of Maryland's beautiful campus and meet representatives from academic programs and campus services.  Click here to register. | Post 31 May 2023 | 

NEW! CAREER & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Summer School Program 2023 @ Seneca Valley and Wheaton High Schools - offered both virtual and in-person formats:  CTE summer school program (view program details).   Visit the CTE Summer School web page for course details and registration. Our program will be hybrid.  We are virtual on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and in-person on Wednesdays. Courses begin June 29. | Post 31 May 2023 |

Courses include:

    • Internship: WBL2004A/B
    • Apprenticeship: WBL2010A/B
    • Introduction to Engineering Design: TEC2017A/B
    • Foundations of Medical and Health Science: BHP2015A/B
    • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) for “Credit Recovery Only and Certification”: BHP2019A/B
    • Entrepreneurship and Business Management: BMF2026A/B
    • Guided Research for Law, Government, Public
    • Safety and Administration: PGS2011A/B

Programs include: Automotive Dealer Educator Institute (a great way to gain employment) & The Mentoring Path - The mentoring path is a one-week camp for young men ages 16 and older.  After the camp session ends TMP offers continuing mentorship for a minimum of six months.  Our experienced staff is committed to filling a vital role for young men who have a strong need to be seen and respected by adults, and to receive guidance as teenagers.  

REMINDER!  NEXT Gen NEXT Level. Class of 2023. College Career Fair & Workshops to help with life beyond high school.  The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) presents NEXT Gen NEXT Level. Class of 2023 Graduates.  Wednesday, June 21 at Six Flags of America.  10:30 am until 7:00 pm.  College Career Fair and Workshops to help with life beyond high school.  FREE event with give-aways and ticket to park included (transportation not include).  Registration slots filled on a first come, first serve basis with limited slots remaining.  Register by June 2.  Registration forms and questions should be directed to Carrie Pannone. | Post 25 May 2023 |

REMINDER!  MCPS Job Fair.  Saturday, June 3.10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Rock Creek Forest Elementary.

Resources available include Worksource Montgomery, MCPS - Human Resources, Gilchrist Center, Baltimore - DC Building Trades, Maryland Department of Labor - Apprenticeship Programs and additional Employment Community Resources.  Rock Creek Forest Elementary is located at 8330 Grubb Road in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  For more information or questions, contact Liliane Cherrick (240-447-9236) | Cynthia Rowry Sadur (301-838-1225) | Samantha Steinberg (240-551-4110) | Davis Gysberts (240-551-4128) | Post 25 May 2023 | 


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Get To Know Your College Career Information Center on YouTube!


College Career Resources:

Some of the resources below are from various workshops offered by MCPS high schools through College Career Information Centers. They continue to be available and useful resources.

RESOURCE:  Military Academy Nomination Information

  • A recording of Senator Van Hollen's 2022 Virtual Service Academy Info Event for Potential Applicants can be found online at
  • Information regarding Senator Van Hollen's application for a nomination to a U.S. Service Academy, including links to each Academy’s Admissions webpage. 
  • Questions regarding application for a nomination to an Academy from Senator Van Hollen, send an email to or call (301) 545-1500.


Job Corps Resources:

  • RESOURCE:  Job Corps...  Learn what the Job Corps can do for you.  The training program is free, including housing if needed, and open to young people ages 16–24 who meet low-income and other eligibility requirements. Students go at their own pace in studying and training, learn employability skills, and earn credentials to start a meaningful career. Center staff are their support network every step of the way.  
  • RESOURCE:  Woodland Job Corps Center in Laurel MD

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Career Readiness Resources:

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

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Montgomery College:

Montgomery College has made available to students opportunities for virtual assistance for all MC related concerns and/or questions.  Northwest students are encouraged to reach out to Nicholas Boyd @  Nicholas Boyd is the College Access and Recruitment Coordinator for Northwest High School students.

Montgomery College Raptor Reference Enrollment GuideAn easy to follow guide from application to enrollment that includes deadlines along with a list of programs and majors.

NEWS!  Apply now to Montgomery College (MC) with no application fee!  Waiver period to apply is currently until further notice.

  • MC Biotechnology Department Information.  Careers in Biotech!
  • 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.

The Accuplacer @ MC:    The Accuplacer and Alternative Placement Programs are used by the college to determine college readiness for college level courses.  Click here for the most current Accuplacer information.   Placement Test Exemption Criteria.

  • 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.

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The Gap Year:

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