College, Career Center & Counseling

The mission of the Paint Branch Counseling department is to support and prepare a diverse, collaborative community of learners for the challenges and rewards of the 21st century.

We provide a comprehensive program that includes individual and group academic achievement, foster personal growth, and interpersonal relationships. We adhere to rigorous high standards designed to promote curiosity, innovative, self-discipline, effort, responsibility, and respect as life-long learners.


Tel: (301) 388-9920
Fax: (301) 989-6095

Office Hours:

Office:7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Counselors Available:7:20 am - 2:50 pm

Student Walk-in Hours:
Before School: 7:20 - 7:40 am
Lunch (LAP): Period 5 (not after warning bell)
After School: 2:30 - 2:50 pm


PBHS counselors are professional educators who advocate academic, intellectual, social and emotional growth for their students, enabling them to make optimal choices for their futures.

 Counselor Assignments

Course Scheduling




College, Career & Scholarship Information

College Application Process

College Search and Application


ACT / SAT Testing



Career Center

College/Career Information Coordinator (CCIC): Mrs. Murphy

The Paint Branch High School Career Center is designed to help students explore areas of interest as they prepare for their future endeavors. This helps students understand the relationship between what they are learning in high school and other experiences to their post high school choices in business, the military or further educational opportunities. The extensive array of information available in the Career Center is intended to be used as an adjunct to the curriculum for all grade levels. Guest speakers and college representatives are frequent visitors to the Career Center.

The Career Center offers information about careers and colleges including: college majors, essays, and applications; financial aid; scholarships; resume writing; SAT, PSAT, ACT and other tests; and much more. It houses a wide variety of books, catalogues, computer programs with specialized guidance material, test registration forms, videos and other information resources.

Junior Parent Night


Junior Parent Night Powerpoint