Mission Statement

The Quince Orchard High School Counseling Department provides academic, social emotional, and college and career guidance to a diverse student body with the purpose of building resilient, empathetic, compassionate, and productive members of society. In collaboration with faculty, families, and the community, the Counseling Department empowers students to achieve their academic potential, develop personal well-being, self-advocate, and pursue their goals with purpose and confidence.

Staff Members:

Counselor Student Breakdown
Ms. Elza Aaa-Buq
Ms. Jimenez  Bur - Er
Ms. Rossini  Es - Her
Mr. Favazzo  Hes - Lua
Mr. Mullaney  Lub - Me
Ms. Gaston  Mf - Qt
Ms. Lyon  Qu - Sta
Mr. Rivera  Stb - Zzz
 Ms. Fetzer-Munoz ESOL

Secretary: Ms. Cross 
Office Phone #: 240-740-3620
Office Fax #: 301-840-4767

**College Representatives please contact Maripat Moloney-Johnston to schedule visits** 


Signs of Suicide Information for Parents

MCPS is working with students and parents to help open the conversation about the Signs of Suicide, recognizing it, and getting help for those in need.  This newsletter contains useful information including how to talk to your child, "Moody vs. Depressed", "Is My Child Being Bullied", "Teens and Alcohol", "Self-Injury", and more.

CONGRATULATIONS!David Mullaney - Counselor of the Year

Our wonderful David Mullaney was named the MCPS Counselor of the Year!  David has worked incredibly hard day in and day out for our students, staff, and community.  We are so excited that he was recognized for all of his efforts and we will miss him very much as he retires at the end of this year.  We wish him all the best of luck in the future!

Jeanne McCormack - School Psychologist of the YearOur very own Jeanne McCormack was named the Maryland School Psychologist's Association 2019 School Psychologist of the Year!  We are so lucky to have you working with our students and staff, we are happy that you have been recognized for all of your time and effort.

Click here for the 2018-19 calendar 


There are NO walk-in enrollments accepted.  Please call Ms. Cross in the Counseling Office in order to schedule an enrollment appointment (240-740-3620).  Additional information can be found on the Enrollment Information page

504 Plan Information

Course Registration Information

AP Exams

This year’s AP Exams will be held from May 6th through May 17th, 2019. Please Note: All students are expected to take the AP exam(s) for every AP course(s) in which they are enrolled. In an effort to make the registration process more manageable for students, parents, and school staff, we will be utilizing online registration and payment for AP exams. If you have any questions, please contact either Ms. Lyon or Mr. Rivera. 

Incoming Freshman - Welcome Info

College Application Process and Information

  • 9th and 10th Grade College Discussion Presentation
  • Juniors:  
  • Senior Packet and Senior Packet Review  
  • Financial Aid Information PowerPoint
  • Tips for Applying to Arts Colleges
  • Transcript Information -  Want to Request your Transcripts? - You need to see the Registrar  
    • Transcript Release Form 
    • Mid-Year Reports Information - Mid-year transcripts, which include your mid-year final grades, will need to be sent to your colleges and universities. Mid-year transcripts will be available after report cards are distributed in February. You may obtain a blue Midyear Transcript Request Form from the Registrar, Ms. Gregg, beginning February 12. Please return your form to the Registrar. If the Registrar had to mail in your initial transcripts (postage stamp school), please submit an addressed stamped envelope with your request form. Otherwise, your transcripts will be sent electronically.
    • End of Year Report/Final Transcript Information - Available April 27th and due back by May 22nd - To send your final transcript to your college or university, you will need to complete the final transcript request form and return it to the registrar’s office with $1.  Final transcript forms are available in the registrar’s office before school, during lunch, or after school.  When the final transcript is available, it will be mailed to your school.  If you have any questions, please contact the registrar’s office.
  • Senior Parent Meeting: The Application Process

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