Counseling

The Clarksburg Counselors can be reached at: (301) 444-3020  Fax: (301) 444-3594

Making Appointments: Students who wish to see their counselor may make an appointment by completing the “Student Request for Appointment with Counselor” form found in the Counseling Office. Students may see their counselors before school, during lunch, and after school without an appointment.

 Information on requesting transcripts 

 2013 - 2014 School Profile 

Senior Packet 

Work Permit Information 

Learner's Permit School Attendance Certification form  

Enrollment Information and Forms  

Course Registration and Scheduling

Course requests for the 2014-2015 school year were mailed home in the summer for your review. If you wish to make an adjustment to your course choices, please complete the Schedule Change Request form and return it to the Counseling Office. We will do our best to honor your requests if they are appropriate and possible. Forms require signatures from the student, parent, and current teacher. Students may not drop AP Courses without Principal approval. The Deadline for schedule changes is September 15th. 

Schedule Change Request Form  

Clarksburg Online Course Catalog  

Counseling Staff and Assignments

Counselors are assigned students by alphabetical listing which appears below.

Counselors  
 McKinnon  Natoscha McKinnon Natoscha_R_McKinnon@mcpsmd.org  

Director of Counseling Assignment:  

A - Bel

 rosado1  Ms. Mandy Rosado Magdalena_Rosado@mcpsmd.org  

Counselor Assignment: 

Bem - Der

 Zapata 

 

Evelyn Zapata

Evelyn_R_Zapata@mcpsmd.org 

Counselor Assignment: 

Des-Hat 

 

 

 McDermott  Kristine M McDermott
Kristine_M_McDermott@mcpsmd.org
 

 Counselor Assignment: 

 Hau - Leh

 Henderson  Dana Henderson Dana_N_Henderson@mcpsmd.org
 

Counselor Assignment: 

Lei - Op

 schulien2014 

John Schulien John_J_Schulien@mcpsmd.org 

Counselor Assignment: 

Oq -Sir

 patterson 

 

Sarah Patterson

Sarah_S_Patterson@mcpsmd.org  

 

Counselor Assignment: 

Sis - Z

 matthews 

 

Pauline Matthews

Pauline_W_Matthews@mcpsmd.org 

 

High School Transition Support

Department Staff  
 Lee Ann Geisler   Lee Ann Geisler Leeann_Geisler@mcpsmd.org   Registrar

 

 

 

Catherine Preister 

Catherine_J_Preister@mcpsmd.org 

 

Counseling Secretary
 Walker  Linda Walker
Linda_M_Walker@mcpsmd.org 
Counseling Secretary

 

Sommerville 

Cintonya Somerville  

Cintonya_A_Somerville@mcpsmd.org   

Career Center Coordinator
 Sally Katz  Sally Katz
Sally_Katz@mcpsmd.org  
Pupil Personnel Worker
 Luba Dowhaluk   Luba Dowhaluk Luba_Dowhaluk@mcpsmd.org   Psychologist

Counseling Units

The counseling staff delivers classroom guidance on grade specific topics:

  • 9th Grade Classroom Guidance Unit - Counselors met with all freshmen in the first week of October to help provide a smooth transition from middle school to high school. 9th Grade Counts!
  • 10th Grade Classroom Guidance Unit - Counselors met with all sophomores in the second week of October to discuss careers and explore their options for life after high school.
  • 11th Grade Classroom Guidance Unit - Counselors met with all juniors in the first week of December to re-introduce them to Naviance/Family Connection; a program used for college searches and the online college application process.
  • 12th Grade Classroom Guidance Unit & Senior College Night - Counselors meet with all seniors at the beginning of the school year to review their post-secondary plans. The counseling staff also hosts Senior College Night in Mid-September. College Admissions Reps share insight from the college's point of view as well as tips on writing a quality essay. Counselors review the senior calendar and the college application process. We end the night with a handful of Alumini advice videos and a parent panel. If you would like to see the powerpoint from our 2013 Senior Night, click the the following link: Senior Night Presentation 

College Night Presentation

Counselors hosted a College Night presentation in the auditorium on March 13th. Topics covered included PSAT/SAT, Naviance & Family Connections, College Searches, Junior/Senior Timeline, National College Fair, Collge Visits, as well as a panel of College Admissions Representitives to answer questions. Check out the PowerPoint: Clarksburg Collge Night 2014   

Testing

  • HSA   

  • AP Testing  

    The AP Program is collaboration between motivated students, dedicated teachers, and committed high schools, colleges, and universities. Since 1955, the AP Program has enabled millions of students to take college-level courses and exams, and to earn college credit or placement while still in high school. Each AP Exam has a corresponding AP course and provides a standardized measure of what students have learned in the AP classroom. AP Exams are rigorous, multiple-component tests in 37 subjects that are administered at high schools each May.

    Each AP Exam contains a free-response section (either essay or problem-solving) and a section of multiple-choice questions. The modern language exams also have a speaking component, and the AP Music Theory Exam includes a sight-singing task. Each AP Exam is given an overall grade of 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, with 5 indicating a student who is extremely well qualified to receive college credit and/or advanced placement based on an AP Exam grade. To reduce the time students spend completing their answer sheets on exam day, all students are required to participate in a Pre-Administration which is held in mid-April.  

      

     

     

     

 

 
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