Counseling

Telephone: 301-649-8270

Mission Statement

The Counseling Services Department will support the vision and mission of Northwood High School by providing emotional, academic, social and career/college preparation for the individual student.


IMPORTANT: Requesting A Holiday Basket

Are you in need of a holiday basket? Please turn in the form to Susan Levine in the counseling office. Please note that the last date to enter on-time referrals for the Thanksgiving holiday is Wednesday, October 18. The last date to enter on-time referrals for the December holiday season is Wednesday, November 15. 


Student Appointment Request

If you need to schedule an appointment with your Counselor, please click the below link and complete the form. Please check your email for your schedule date and time. Counselors are available from 8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. (Closed for lunch 12:30-1:00 pm).

Si necesitas hacer cita con tu Consejera, por favor aplaste el siguiente enlace y completa el formulario. Por favor chequea tu correo electronico para ver el fecha y hora de tu cita. Consejeros estas disponible de 8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. (Cerrados en la hora de almuerzo 12:30-1:00 pm).

https://goo.gl/forms/YTEUVQtApC2AbnIW2


Counseling Assignments for 2017 - 2018

STAFF MEMBER POSITION ALPHABETICAL BREAKDOWN EMAIL ADDRESS
2017 Ms. Freeman
Mrs. Courtney Freeman
Counselor  A - Ri (9th grade) Courtney_A_Freeman@mcpsmd.org
2017 Ms. Levine
Mrs. Susan Levine
Resource Couselor Ro - Z (9th grade)  Susan_A_Levine@mcpsmd.org 
2017 Mr. Chan
Mr. James Chan
Counselor A - Des James_Chan@mcpsmd.org
2017 Ms. Falesia Jones
Mrs. Falesia Jones
Counselor Dest - Kret Falesia_D_Jones@mcpsmd.org
2017 Ms. Haughton
Mrs. Ann Haughton
Counselor Ku - Ra Ann_M_Haughton@mcpsmd.org
2017 Ms. West-Gipson
Mrs. Carolyn West-Gipson
Counselor Ram- Z  Carolyn_R_West-Gipson@mcpsmd.org
2017 Ms. Velasquez
Mrs. Debra Velasquez
Counselor ESOL 1 - 3 Debra_M_Velasquez@mcpsmd.org
2017 Ms. Fetzer-Munoz
Ms. Lulu Fetzer- Munoz
Counselor ESOL support Lulu_FetzerMunoz@mcpsmd.org
2017 Ms. Wolfson
Ms. Tamara Wolfson
College and Career Information Coordinator     Tamara_F_Wolfson@mcpsmd.org
2017  Ms. Khan
Ms. Judith Kahn
School Registrar   Judith_Kahn@mcpsmd.org
2017 Ms. Armas-Gonzalez
Mrs. Aracelly Armas-Gonzalez
Guidance Secretary   Aracelly_Gonzalez@mcpsmd.org
2015 Pabian
Mr. Brad Pabian
ACES Coach   Brad_Pabian@mcpsmd.org

Parent Appointment Request

Parents,
If you need to schedule an appointment with your student's Counselor, please complete this form. Please check your email for your schedule date and time. Counselors are available from 8:00-2:00 pm (Closed for lunch 12:30-1:00 pm)

Padres,
Si necesitan hacer cita con el/la Consejero (a) de su estudiante, por favor aplaste el siguiente enlace y complete el formulario. Por favor chequee su correo electrónico para ver el fecha y hora de su cita. Consejeros estas disponible de 8:00 -2:00 pm (Cerrados en la hora de almuerzo 12:30-1:00 pm).

Parent Appointment Request Form: https://goo.gl/forms/KSnXIIp7vZNOW2pF2


Family Connection

Family Connection is a web-based tool that provides self-discovery activities and lessons to help students explore and plan their college and career goals. Students can discover their individual strengths and talents, explore career and college options, and research the high school courses they need to reach their goals. Family Connection link: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/career-readiness/naviance-family-connection.aspx  


Follow The Counseling Department on Twitter

Please follow the Northwood counselors at @NWcounselors.


Withdrawing from Northwood High School

To ensure that the proper procedures are followed when withdrawing a student from Northwood, the parents/guardians need to contact the registrar, Judith Kahn, three days before the student's last day of school. The registrar may be contacted by phone at 301-649-8277 or by email at Judith_B_Kahn@mcpsmd.org


Graduation Requirements

View graduation requirements here.


Honors Courses

Honors, Advanced Placement, and Advanced-Level courses provide rigorous and challenging studies for highly able and potentially high-achieving students who are capable of pursuing rigorous and challenging instruction. These courses provide content and instruction that match students’ abilities, achievement levels, and interests. Students enroll in individual Honors, Advanced Placement, and Advanced-Level courses and not in an Honors program as a whole.


Make-Up Homework

Follow these procedures to request homework from school for illness-related absences of more than three days.

  1. Contact your student's Counselor via email or by calling 301-649-8270.
  2. Counselors will collect homework and make it available for you to pick up.
  3. Counselors require 24 hour notice to prepare packets of missed homework.
  4. Counselors will provide this service only for absences of 3 days or more due to illness.

Document Requests for Former Students

Student records are kept at Northwood High School for four years & then sent to MCPS Central Records in Bethesda.

If you graduated or withdrew in the past four years, you will need to contact the registrar in advance. Judith Kahn can be reached at Judith_B_Kahn@mcpsmd.org or by calling 301-649-8277. Many documents can now be sent electronically which can expedite your request.

If you graduated or withdrew more than 4 years ago, you will need to contact MCPS Central Records at 301-320-7301. The Student Record Request Form (226-8) can be found the Montgomery County Public Schools website.


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