Information for Prospective WJ Students & Parents


Walter Johnson High School is part of Montgomery County Public Schools. Students attending the school must live within the school boundaries. If you are not sure whether you live in the WJ Cluster check the information in the How to Enroll Your Child in School web page and look at the maps on the School Boundaries page or use the MCPS School Assignment Locator page.

Students register to attend Walter Johnson HS by going to Enrollment Process or calling the WJ Counseling Secretary at 240-740-6920.

To find out more about Walter Johnson HS check the WJ School Profiles, the WJ History, and the WJ Information web pages.

Visiting/Shadowing Opportunities

The Shadow Visit Coordinator for WJ is counselor Heather Dodge. Questions about the shadow program can be emailed to Heather Dodge.

The WJ Shadow Program welcomes prospective students from out-of-area schools to shadow at WJ for 1 day. Students in WJ feeder middle schools are not invited to shadow because they have several other opportunities to familiarize themselves with Walter Johnson, their home school. These opportunities include WJ Counselor visits to the middle schools during 8th grade, and the New Student Picnic and WJ Orientation in August. Students in the WJ feeder middle schools are encouraged to make use of these opportunities as well as attend WJ sports, theater, and music events during their middle school years. 

Parents of prospective WJ students who would like their students to visit the school and shadow a current WJ student for a day should proceed as follows:

  1. Students may ask to shadow a particular WJ student but Ms. Dodge can also arrange a match to a WJ student with similar interests. If the shadowing student's family knows the WJ student to be shadowed, they need to contact the family of that student before making the request.
  2. All shadow visit requests must be made in writing and are approved for one day only. There is no repeat shadow visit. Wait for confirmation that the visit/shadow experience has been approved for a particular day.
  3. Both the parent and the visiting student must sign in at the WJ Main Office no later than 7: 30 a.m. on the day of the visit and then proceed to the Counseling Department.
  4. Please note that shadow visits are not scheduled during the months of September and May and are limited during the month of June. Plan accordingly.