Counseling, College, and Career Corner

Graduating Students

About Us  

RICA has one School Counselor whose hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The counselor is available for student drop-in visits from 10:00 am - 3:00 p.m. Students and parents should make an appointment to visit the counselor at other times.

Counseling Mission Statement 

The Counseling, College, and Career Department provides academic, social-emotional, 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, this department's goal is to empower students to achieve their academic potential, develop personal well-being, self-advocate, and pursue their goals with purpose and confidence.

 Gail Faucett 2019

Gail Thorsen-Faucett, School Counselor


Graduation Information:

Information and requirements


Useful links: 

RideOn Bus Information: 

Kids Ride Free - Ride On - Montgomery County Division of Transit Services

Ride On Route 43 - DOT Transit


College and Career Links:

MCPS Youth Apprenticeship Program:


Tips for Campus Visits, College and Scholarship Info:


PrepTalk Newsletter:


MCPS College and Career Center Home


Student Financial Aid: 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), Maryland College Aid Processing System (MDCAPS)


College Information for Undocumented Students:

Montgomery College information for Undocumented Students


Montgomery College Scholarship Information for Undocumented Students