Counseling, College and Career Corner
RICA has one School Counselor whoHours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Counselors are available for student drop-in visits 10:00 am -3:00 p.m. Students and parents should make appointments with the Counseling to visit their counselors at other times.
Counseling Mission Statement
The Counseling, College and Career Department provides academic, social-emotional, and college and career guidance to a diverse student body with the purpose of building resilient, empathetic, compassionate, and productive members of society. In collaboration with faculty, families, and the community, this department's goal is to empower students to achieve their academic potential, develop personal well-being, self-advocate, and pursue their goals with purpose and confidence.
Gail Thorsen-Faucett, School Counselor
RideOn Bus Information:
College and Career Links:
MCPS Youth Apprenticeship Program:
Tips for Campus Visits, College and Scholarship Info: https://www2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/siteassets/schools/high-schools/r-w/wjhs/uploadedfiles/departments1/visit_tips.pdf
PrepTalk Newsletter: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/careercenter/resources/preptalk.aspx
Student Financial Aid:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), Maryland College Aid Processing System (MDCAPS)
College Information for Undocumented Students:
Montgomery College Scholarship Information for Undocumented Students https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/_documents/admissions-registration/undocumented-student-resources-updated.pdf