Counseling Department

Barbara Martin, Resource Counselor

The Poolesville High School Counseling department has a google site with updates, lessons, contact information along with parent and community resources. The link for the site is:


  Last Name Begins With:    
Greg Hand, Counselor A - Diz
Melissa Nagy, Counselor   Dj - Kil
Barbara Martin, Resource Counselor   Kim-Md
Ramon Snow,  Counselor  Me-Shez
Nelly Boishin, Counselor Shi-Zz
Jason Boteler, Pupil Personnel Worker  
Lisa Fedders, Secretary  

 Susan Hornburg, Registrar - 240.740.2417 

Rosalie DeOto, Career Counselor - 240.740.2449   

  • College and Career Center Website 
Advice from High School Seniors


Class Of 2021 Senior College Process and Video

Click HERE to view presentation from September, 2020.

Click HERE for the College Video from September, 2020

The MCPS College Admissions Talk show, "Navigating the College Admissions Process During Covid 19",  youtube link is:.

Rising Senior Self-Evaluation and Parent Questionnaire

Please email the completed forms directly to your Counselor!

Student Self Evaluation Parent Questionnaire - College Process



2020-2021 Master Course List and Registration Card

 Important notes regarding registration: 

1. Recommendations will only be made for math courses at the conclusion of the first semester, although students are encouraged to communicate with their current teachers about course recommendations at any time. Students registering for a math course for which they are not recommended will be required to submit a form with parent signature acknowledging the decision to go against the recommendation.

  2. Access registration online through MyMCPS Portal at this link: Look for “Class Registration” link on left after logging in. To choose courses, click on the pencil icon in the upper right hand corner to edit each section, click “Okay” when finished with that section. It is very important to click “Submit” at the bottom of the registration webpage in order to complete registration. Please contact your child’s counselor if you have trouble accessing MyMCPS Portal.

3. For the PHS master course list with course codes and the registration card (to be turned in with student and parent signature), please see the table above.

4. For more information about MD & MCPS graduation requirements, please visit:

5. For more information about specific magnet program requirements, please visit:


School Nominated Scholarships: 

Belk, Jefferson and Park Scholarships:

*Check requirements for scholarship and admission to the college to ensure fit

*Fill out google form and  answer essay questions in a separate document

‚ÄčSend them to Ms. Deoto by September 24 by noon


College Night Presentation, March 2019 "The College Application: An Insider’s View

Questions with Answers from the audience of The College Application: An Insider's View

Fall 2018 9th grade parent presentation (Updated 10/24/19) 

10th Grade Parents: Understanding PSAT Scores, College Readiness and Using Naviance Student

12th grade Parents: College Application Process  Presentation, (Updated 9/9/19)

Financial Aid Presentation, September 2020 (2020-2021)