|Howard School Counseling Department|
|What is the Role of a School Counselor?|
|Shannon Grieve, 9th GR. Counselor |
|David Glenn, 10th-12th GR Counselor, A-B |
|Matt Mindel, 10th-12th GR Counselor, C-G |
|Sonya Sutter, 10th-12th GR Counselor, H-Mb |
|Janice Bornstein, 10-12th GR Counselor, Mc-R|
|Nicola Hildreth, 10th-12th GR Counselor, S-Z |
|World of Work & Service Requirement|
|Course Registration Information|
|SAT, ACT & HSA Information|
|10th Grade Career Inventory Lesson|
|11th Grade Lesson - Searching For Your Next Path|
|College Visits @ Howard High|
|SCHOLARSHIPS Spreadsheet & Database|
|Scholarships & Financial Aid|
|Parent Resources & Workshops|
|Concerned about your student & substance abuse? STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SAP)|
|COLLEGE NIGHT |
|JUNIOR College Night Workshop|
March 30, 2011
Achieving Balance: Making Healthy Transitions to College
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Mount Hebron High School
9440 Route 99
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Howard County high schools recognize the importance of high school students making healthy transitions to college through achieving balance between academic demands, social connections on campus, maintaining strong support systems and relationships at home, and identifying and accessing important resources at college.
This event, hosted by Active Minds, will provide an opportunity for parents and high school students to hear about transition challenges, available college resources, and tips and tricks for maintaining a healthy balance during the beginning college years.
The key to achieving true balance is beginning the process now!
March 14, 2010
Jr. Interview Days will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, April 13 and April 14. Counselors will be in the classrooms talking to juniors regarding the World of Work requirement the week of March 14th. Jr. Interviews are a graduation requirement. Please visit:
http://worldofwork.weebly.com for more information.
**You can see the ppt. presented to students on the Student Services home page. Click on the Jr. Interview tab on the left of the page.**
February 25, 2010
Military Information Night
River Hill High School will be hosting a county-wide Military Night on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The presentations will take place in the Media Center and representatives will have tables in the Cafeteria. Representatives from the five Military Academies, private and state-sponsored military colleges, ROTC, and the Howard County JROTC programs at Atholton, Howard, and Oakland Mills high schools, and enlistment recruiters will be present. In addition, representatives from the offices of Senator Cardin and Congressman Cummings will be on hand to discuss the nomination process for the Military Academies. We will also have representatives of the Military Academies who will discuss their application processes. Students of all ages are welcome to bring their parents or guardians. Save the date!!
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy
United States Air Force Academy
United States Merchant Marine Academy
United States Coast Guard Academy
Maryland National Guard Recruiter
United States Marines Recruiter
United States Army Recruiter
United States Navy Recruiter
United States Air Force Recruiter
Senator Cardin's Office
Congressman Cummings' Office
Howard High School JROTC
Atholton High School JROTC
Oakland Mills High School JROTC
January 25, 2011
SAT/ACT Practice Test
Not sure whether to take the SAT or the ACT?
The Princeton Review Assessment (PRA), an SAT/ACT combination test, is designed to help you determine which test is best suited for your abilities. This event also allows you the unique opportunity to take a practice exam under actual testing conditions.
SAT/ACT Practice Exam
Marriotts Ridge High School
Saturday, February 5th
8am - 12pm
After the SAT/ACT exam, attend the Scores Back Session! At the session, we will pass back and provide a detailed review of the scores from the practice test.
Scores Back Session
Marriotts Ridge High School
Wednesday, February 23rd
7pm – 8pm
TO REGISTER, VISIT PrincetonReview.com/events and enter your zip code
The cost is $10 for both the PRA Practice Exam and the Scores Back Session. Payment will be taken upon registration or at the practice exam registration table. Deadline to register is February 2, 2011.
800-2Review (800-273-8439) PrincetonReview.com Test names are the trademarks of their respective owners, who are not affiliated with The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.
2010-2011 Registration Kick-Off!
Hard to believe that our students are selecting courses for the '10-'11 school year! The process began in December before the holiday break with guidance lessons “The Lion’s Guide to Course Registration”. Ms. Grieve will present to current 9th grade students the first week in January.
All parents are invited to attend our Lions' Night: Essential Academic Planning event.
Thursday, January 6th:
Lions' Night: Essential Academic Planning
5:00 - 5:30pm Gallery Walk (cafeteria)
5:45 - 7:00pm Program min Auditorium
6:00 - 7:00pm Gallery Walk (cafeteria)
7:10 - 7:20pm Ms. Massella Welcome/Remarks
7:25 - 8:15pm Break-out groups by grade level
An Elective Fair will be held during lunch shifts in the atrium, on January 26th and 27th.
Counselors will meet with all students to review their course registration form in February.
Please note that seven credits must be requested on the course registration form; this applies to upcoming seniors as well.
- January 25th- Students will receive a Course Catalog and Course Registration form in their homeroom.
- January 26th & 27th- Teachers will make course recommendations
- January 28th- Course Registration form due to your child’s English teacher. Please be sure to use The Catalog of Approved High School Courses to review course selections for the upcoming school year. Please note course descriptions and prerequisites.
In addition, students must list 3 courses to be used as alternates in case an elective chosen is not available or there is a scheduling conflict. PLEASE be sure that your child selects 3 alternates that they would seriously like to take. There is a chance that we will look to their alternates if there is a conflict!
Concerns about a course recommendation? Please contact your child’s school counselor to proceed with a course placement review. This process must be completed by March 31st.
Financial aid for college
We are pleased to announce that Ms. Velma Green, Financial Aid Specialist with The Maryland Educational Opportunity Center, will be available to meet with parents and students at Howard High School to offer information and/or assistance regarding financial aid for college.
Ms. Green will be at Howard High on December 7, 17, and 21 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Please call Mrs. Sharon Flanagan, Guidance Secretary, or your child's counselor to schedule an appointment at 410-313-2871.
Appointments may also be scheduled in January and February on Fridays 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The fourth annual County-wide NCAA night will be hosted by Long Reach High School. A brief overview of NCAA eligibility rules along with Compliance Officers Lindsey McDonnell, Towson and Kathy Railey, Stevenson University, a student athlete panel and a parent panel will be available for questions. All county residents are encouraged and welcome to attend.
WHEN: November 30th TIME: 7:00pm WHERE: LONG REACH HIGH SCHOOL
NOV. 15 AND DEC. 1 COLLEGE DEADLINES:
Please allow 30 school days for Transcript Packets to be processed and ready. If your student is intending to apply by Nov. 15 or Dec. 1 to his/her schools and has not yet submitted a transcript packet to Student Services, please have them meet with their school counselor immediately.
If you have any questions please call 410-313-2871 and ask to speak to your student's counselor.
October 28, 2010
Financial Aid Night at Howard High School ------is scheduled on November 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Herm Davis, author of College Financial Aid for Dummies, will present a workshop on financial aid in the cafeteria. No registration is necessary, Please call Mrs. Bornstein at 410-313-2871 for more information.
October 14, 2010 ANNOUNCEMENTS
Black College Expo
Saturday November 13, 2010
University of Maryland College Park - Reckford Armory
September 28, 2010 ANNOUNCEMENTS
Arts College Night
The HCPSS Fine Arts Advisory Council is sponsoring Arts College Night, an evening for all parents and students, especially those currently in 8th-11th grade, interested in pursuing a higher education in Theater, Dance, Music or the Visual Arts. This event will take place from 7pm to 9 pm on Monday, October 11, at Long Reach High School, Old Dobbin Road in Columbia.
The event will include panels focusing on preparing for college, the admissions process and collegiate expectations. Professional artists will share their insights and experiences to offer students different perspectives on a career in the arts.
September 21, 2010 ANNOUNCEMENTS
Howard High School College Night
October 7, 2010
Senior Workshop 6:00 – 6:50 pm
Transcript requests, HHS application process for seniors
(Audience, 12th grade parents/students and interested 11th grade parents/students)
Main Session 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Mrs. Massella, HHS Principal
Howard Community College
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Q & A