School Counseling Department

 Paul Young, Resource Counselor 

301-284-4420

Mission

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

 

 COUNSELING STAFF:  

 Mr. Michael Ryan, Counselor

A - Car

 Mr. Paul YoungResource Counselor 

Cas - Del

 Ms. Jessica Salomon, Counselor

Dem - Gan

 Ms. Krista Anders, Counselor

Gao - Kin

 Ms. Lisa Estwick, Counselor

Kio - Nac

 Mr. Kevin Horkan, Counselor

Nad - Sam

 Ms. Tammy Wojtyna, Counselor

San - Z

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

ESOL

 Counselors are assigned to students alphabetically, not by grade level. 

 

 SUPPORT STAFF:

 Ana Taffo, Registrar

 Kate Heald, College/Career Coordinator

         Department Secretary

 Carol Barr, Para-educator, College Documents Coordinator 

 Ms. Sandra Woods, Parent Community Coordinator

 Jennifer McCarron, Pupil Personnel Worker, PPW

 School Psychologist

 Tiffany Shaw, ACES Academic Coach - 301-284-4424
 Rula Zaru, College Tracks - 301-284-4447

 

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Please give your completed forms to Ms. Carol Barr (para-educator in counseling) Ms. Kate Heald (CCIC) or Ms. Sue Brown (Registrar) in the counseling office.

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SCHEDULE CHANGES?

Forms require a parent signature in order to be processed. All signed forms should be returned to the counseling office and students will be called down to the counseling office in order of request. Students must follow their assigned schedules until their counselor makes adjustments and notifies them of their change. Remember, there are limited seats available in most classes, so please keep that in mind. 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.

Education Verification 

If you are requesting an education verification please fax your request to 301-840-3974, attention Mrs. Brown, and include an electronic student signature.  Please allow a turn around time of 3 - 5 days.

 

Requesting an Official Transcript

Former students in need of an official transcript should please email Susan Brown (Registrar) or Ana Taffo (Counseling Secretary).  Please include the student’s name, ID number (if available) date of birth, year of Graduation, and number of official transcripts being requested.  Each official transcript is 3.00 and needs to be paid in cash as credit cards are not accepted.  Payment may be made in the Registrar’s Office between the hours of 7:00 AM-3:00 PM, Monday-Friday.  Please call our office with unique requests. 

 

Enrollment or Change of Residence

The following documents are needed for enrollment

Parent photo ID (government issued)

  • Lease or Property Tax bill
  • Students' immunizations
  • Student's Birth Certificate
  • Previous school records
  • Social Security Card (Student)
  • Copy of complete IEP (if applicable)

Change of Residency Requires Proof from the Parents

Acceptable proof is:

  • If homeowner, copy of current property tax bill OR settlement sheet
  • If renter, copy of current lease
  • 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 other supporting documents as listed above.
  • 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 301-230-0686.
  • Students and parents will not receive any school mailings such as report cards, bus routes, principal’s letters, newsletters, schedules, etc. until your new address has been verified.

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