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Summer Workshop Schedule - Class of 2024

Common Application Essay Prompts 2023-2024

Below is the full set of essay prompts for 2023-2024.

  1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
  2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
  3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
  4. Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
  5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
  6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
  7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Albert Einstein High School Counseling Services Department is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that addresses the personal/social, academic and college/career needs of all students. Our goal is to promote a commitment to life long learning, personal and academic growth and to aid students in becoming responsible and productive citizens who can progress confidently into an ever-changing society. This foundation will be supported and further strengthened by collaboration with other educators, administrators, parents/guardians and community advocates.

Counseling Services Department Contacts

Ms. Anne Fletcher

Resource Counselor


Ms. Rebecca Perez


Ms. Cheryl Malner

Counseling Services Secretary & SSL Coordinator

Counselor Hours: 7:20am - 2:50pm

Counseling Office Business Hours: 7:20am – 2:50pm

Phone: (240) 740-2710  ~ Fax: (301) 962-1074

2023-2024 Counselor Assignments


Ms. Anne Fletcher

Resource Counselor

Last Names: We- Z

Extensions, LFI, SCB


Ms. Reina Fuentes

Last Names: A - Bek

EML Students 1-4 A - Ga

Mr. Auguste Pykosh

Last Names: Bel - Do

Mr. John Edwards

Last Names: Dr - He

Ms. Jehan Khanni

Last Names: Hi - Lai


Ms. Patricia Azcuna

Last Names: Lak - Martind

EML Students 1-4 Ge - Par


Mr. Brad Phabian

Last Names: Martine - Mora

EML Students 1-4 Pas - Z


Ms. Ashley Haddad

Last Names: Moral - Rom



Ms. Kellie Spivak

Last Names: Ron - Wa


Mr. Jonathan Somarriba

EML Students - all levels

Ms. Belvey Russ

ACES Academic Coach

Making Appointments with your Counselor

Attendance and participation in class is an important criteria for academic success, therefore, we discourage students from missing instructional time to meet with their counselor. Students may see their counselor without an appointment before and after school, and/or during lunch. All other times should be arranged with their counselor or by having a pass from their teacher.