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Northwest Counseling Department Update Academic Year 2020-2021:  We continue to be available remotely for our students, parents, staff and community.  Feel free to reach out to us by email using the links provided below.  If you need immediate assistance, please email our Counseling Secretary, Angelica Agosto at Angelica_M_Agosto@mcpsmd.orgMeet our department!update:  26 August 2020 |

NEW:  Mark your calendar.  MCPS Mental Health Awareness Week.  October 26-31.  Let's end the stigma.  Let's talk about mental health.  A free virtual event.  Visit MCPSmentalhealth.org for more information and schedule of virtual events.  | post 14 Oct 2020

Counseling Quick Links:

Counseling Services: Department Resources During Distant LearningGeneral Information | New Student Enrollment | Work Permits | Summer School 

College Information:  The Application Process @ NW | NEW College FAQsNEW Process for Transcript Requests | Montgomery College

College & Career Prep:  Naviance Access for Parents & Students 

Virtual College Q & A Forum with Northwest Counselors.  Spring 2020 presentation 

MCPS College Career resources for the Class of  2021:
Navigating the College Admissions Process During COVID-19 Virtual Talk Show #1 | Virtual Talk Show #2

Counseling on Twitter

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The Northwest High School Counseling Team:

Jodi Edmunds, Resource Counselor

Counselor & Alpha Student Breakdown:

Jodi Edmunds MC2 grades 11-12
Sue Bunting      MC2 grade 10
Jeff Flach A - Ber
Tamela McCarthy-Redd     Bes - Deb
Christine Kravitz  Dec - Go
Nancy Blanco  Gp - Kak
Athena Cois  Kal - Map
Austin Freeman  Maq - N 
Sammy Buck     O - Ros
Christina Kim Rot - Thn
Sean Stewart  Tho - Z


Counseling Support Staff:

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Counseling Services & General Information:

Northwest students and parents are invited to e-mail their counselor using the mailto links provided in the Counselor & Alpha Student Breakdown. Counseling Services include:

  • Academic & Personal Counseling (long term therapy is not provided)
  • College & Career Planning | College Readiness Newsletter PrepTalk
  • Coordination of Educational Management Team Meetings
  • Coordination of Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Referral Services to Community Resources and Supports

The College Application Process at Northwest High School:

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The Registrar's Office & Transcript Requests: 

  • Release of Records & Early  Decision Acknowledgement Form (required before transcripts can be released):  A link to this Google Form is also available on the College & Scholarship Transcript Request Form.  Click here to download the PDF version.
  • College & Scholarship Transcript Request Form:  A link to this Google Form includes the Release of Records & Early Decision Acknowledgement Form link. 
  • College Application Follow Up with Mid-Year Transcripts: NEW process coming soon.  If your college's delivery method is electronic, then your mid-year transcript will be sent electronically.  All Common App schools require a Mid-Year transcript be sent.  If your initial transcript was sent via US Mail, then follow directions on the Mid-Year Transcript form for providing an envelope to the Registrar's Office.
  • Selective Service Registration: Selective Service Registration for high school male students age 17 years and 3 months. Registration is quick, easy, and it's the law.  Registrations processed on the 18th birthday.

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 New Student Enrollment Information:

The following links will provide new student's and parents to Northwest High School the required documents needed for enrollment:

How to Enroll Your Child in Montgomery County Public Schools:

 New Student Enrollment Forms Requirement by the Northwest Counseling Department:

 Additional information that may be required for Proof of Residency:

Montgomery College:   

MC Home Page.  Use this link to access the online application through admissions as well as Accuplacer testing information and MC financial aid.  High school seniors applying to Montgomery College should plan to apply during the 'Application Fee Waiver' season October 1 to March 1.

NW + MC Early College Access (Early Placement) Program Information. Earning college credit during your senior year. Application begins during senior year class registration! Click here for program details. 

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