Counseling Staff, Assignments, and General Information

Counselors Student Assignments
Ms. Cao, Resource Counselor       A - Bas
Ms. Rosado Bat - Cr
Ms. Zapata Cs - Gh
Ms. Kopnitsky Gi - Jh
Ms. Mackel Ji - Mala   
Ms. Mensah Malb - Nul
Ms. Ruffner Num - Roc
Mr. Schulien Rod - Tha
Ms. Patterson The - Z

Ms. Young, Secretary
Ms. Walker, Secretary
Ms. Geisler, Registrar
Ms. Somerville, College-Career Information Coordinator      
Ms. Dawn Lester, School Psychologist
Ms. Ellen O'Connell, Pupil Personnel Worker
Ms. Costlow, APPS Coordinator
Ms Thomas, ACES Coach (11th & 12th Grade)

The Clarksburg Counselors can be reached at:

Phone: (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.

Course Registration and Scheduling

Students 2018-2019 schedules were mailed home at the beginning of August. The last day to request a schedule change was Friday, August 17

Senior Meeting Information

The Senior Packet was handed out to rising seniors at the end of the 2018 school year. Counselors met with seniors and parents through out the summer to review graduation requirements & transcripts, the college application process, and Naviance/Family Connection. We held a similar presentations for parents at Back to School Night and students on September 25th. A copy of the Senior Packet and the Power Point Presentation are linked below:
 Senior Unit Power Point
2018-2019 Senior Packet

College and Career Summer Workshops 


The College and Career Center hosted a variety of Workshops through out the summer. Topics included:

  • What to Expect your Senior Year - June 19, June 21, June 27
  • Money Pantry - The Financial Aid Process - June 19, June 27
  • Choosing the Right College - June 20
  • What you need to know about Standardized Testing June 20
  • Parents Open Forum - June 29
  • Resiliency Training - June 21
  • Stress Less Management - June 21
  • Scholarship and Grants Workshop - June 29
  • Create Your Resume - June 29
  • The Financial Aid Process for UMCP - July 10


  • HSA & PARCC Testing
  • 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.
  • Clarksburg AP Exam & Course Offerings - AP Exam Online Registration - A link will be provided around February for online registration and payment.