School Counseling Department

MISSION

To know individual students in order to counsel/advocate for their personal, emotional, social, & academic growth in order to help them achieve their full potential in all aspects of life.

Important links: 

WM College/Career 

College Tracks

Schedule Change Request Form

Schedule a Counseling Appointment

 

Resources for Planning your Courses at WMHS

 

8th Grade Parent Night (for parents of rising freshmen coming to WMHS)

If you were unable to join the virtual 8th grade parent night webinar, please view the recorded presentation here.

MCPS School Counselors PSA

 

 

 COUNSELORS  

 Mr. Mark Mohan, Counselor

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 Mr. Francisco ValverdeResource Counselor 

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 Ms. Krista Jiron, Counselor

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 Ms. Jessica Salomon, Counselor

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 Mr. Kevin Horkan, Counselor

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 Ms. Tammy Wojtyna, Counselor

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 Ms. Lulu Fetzer-Munoz, Counselor (Mon. Tue. & Thur.)

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 SUPPORT STAFF:

 Ms. Ana Taffo, Registrar

 Ms. Sarah Kessler, College/Career Coordinator

 Ms. Maria (Malu) Aliaga, Department Secretary

 Ms. Carol Barr, Para-educator, College Documents Coordinator 

 Ms. Sandra Woods, Parent Community Coordinator

 Ms. Jennifer McCarron, Pupil Personnel Worker (PPW)

 Ms. Kristina Martell, School Psychologist

 Ms. Maria Abasi, ACES Academic Coach, 301-284-4424

 Ms. Courtney Riley, CollegeTracks Director, 301-284-4447

  

Applying to College? Links to Important Documents Below 

Programs Offered at Watkins Mill High School 

Program Completer Options  

Achieving Collegiate Excellence & Success (ACES)

College Tracks

Student Service Learning Hours (SSL)

75 Hours Required for Graduation - check with your counselor or contact Mrs. Jiron.  Requirements have changed during COVID - 19.  Check the links below for SSL hours.

Schedule Changes

Forms require a parent signature in order to be processed; all signed forms should be returned to the counseling office. Students must follow their assigned schedules until their counselor makes adjustments and notifies them of their change. There are limited seats available in most classes, please be patient and communicate with your counselor. Counselors will not make changes during the first week of school unless there is an obvious mistake.

Requesting an Official Transcript

Former students in need of official transcript shoud please email Ana Taffo (Registrar) or Malu Aliaga (Counseling Secretary).  Please include the student's name, ID number (if available), date of birth, year of graduation, and number of official transcripts requested.  Each official transcript is $3.00 and needs to be paid in cash.  Please call our office at  301-284-4420 with unique requets.

Enrollment 

The following documents are needed for enrollment

  • Student's Birth CertificateLease or Property tax bill
  • Students' immunization records
  • Parent Photo ID
  • Proof or residency 
  • Previous school records
  • Copy of complete IEP (if applicable)

Acceptable proof of residency:

  • If homeowner, copy of current property tax bill OR settlement sheet
  • If renter, copy of current lease.  If the original term of the lease has expired, a copy of a current utility bill or a lease extension should be provided.
  • If living in shared housing, notarized MCPS Form 335-74: Shared housing Disclosure and either a copy of the current property tax bill of the homeowner OR copy of lease of renter with whom student AND parent are living AND two supporting documents.  Examples of supporting documents
  • Anyone who is not a resident of Montgomery County must complete MCPS form 335-73: Determination of Residency and Tuition Status and contact School Counseling, Residency, and International Admission at            240-740-4500.

Change of Residence

Students and parents will not receive any school mailings such as report cards, bus routes, principal's letters, etc. until your new address has been verified and updated.  To change your address, provide the following:

  • If homeowner, copy of current property tax bill OR settlement sheet
  • If renter, copy of current lease.  If the original term of the lease has expired, a copy of a current utility bill or a lease extension should be provided.
  • If living in shared housing, notarized MCPS Form 335-74: Shared housing Disclosure and either a copy of the current property tax bill of the homeowner OR copy of lease of renter with whom student AND parent are living AND two supporting documents.  Examples of supporting documents.