Counseling Department

 

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Welcome to the School Counseling page!


Please click the links below for important information to lead you on the pathway to success!
Contact the School Counseling Office by phone at 301-934-7470.  
The School Counseling office can also be reached by calling the main office metro number 301-753-1759.       

Contents
Counseling Team

Role of the  Counselor
Department Operations

Important Dates
Documents & Links

Presentations

 
                   STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE INFO for North Point High School  
                         

Parents and guardians of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade new students zoned for North Point and 9th-grade private school students accepted into the STI/CTE Program need to register online at Online Registration. Once the registration information has been confirmed, the parent/guardian will receive an email requesting a call to the school at 301-753-1759 to schedule a registration appointment.  The earliest appointment time will be 8:00 am, and the last appointment time will be 1:00 pm. Parents should check the Charles County Public Schools website and use the School Locator link to be sure of their student’s zoned high school. Parents may call Student Services at 301-934-7470 to schedule a registration appointment for their student with his/her assigned counselor. 

Counseling Team  Students are assigned to their counselor based on their Last Name.

Vone McKithen   (A-Cn)
School Counselor

Voicemail: 190554

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Felecia Johnson  (L-N)

Department Chair, School Counselor 

Voicemail: 190711

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Sheryle Williams  (Co-Gq)
School Counselor 

Voicemail: 191723
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Cindy Sanders-Moore   (O-Sl)
School Counselor 

Voicemail: 191604

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Laurie Ligon   (Gr-K)
School Counselor 

Voicemail: 195015

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Yewande’ Wynn  (Sm-Z)
School Counselor 

Voicemail: 194759

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Natalie Hanna

Counseling Secretary

Voicemail: 195043

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Carolyn Straughn
Counseling Secretary

Voicemail: 190534

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Jennifer Condo
CTE Admissions Counselor

Voicemail: 190541

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Christina Jones
College & Career Advisor

Voicemail: 193003

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Monica Cherry
Pupil Personnel 

Voicemail: 193575
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Nickole Brazelton
Student Data Technician
Voicemail: 190157
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Role of the School Counselor
Our role as your child's school counselor:

Professional school counselors are responsible for developing comprehensive school counseling programs that promote and enhance student learning. By providing prevention and intervention services within a comprehensive program, school counselors focus their skills, time, and energies on direct services to students, staff, and families. Above all, school counselors are student advocates who work cooperatively with other individuals and organizations to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of children and youth. School counselors, as members of the educational team, consult and collaborate with teachers, administrators, and families to assist students to be successful. They work on behalf of students and their families to ensure that all school programs facilitate the educational process and offer the opportunity for school success for each student. School counselors are an integral part of all school efforts to ensure a safe learning environment and safeguard the human rights of all members of the school community.

Department Operations

Registrations: http://www.ccboe.com/ss/how-to-register/
Contact the counseling department to schedule an appointment with the appropriate school counselor. Parents may pick up registration packets at any time during the school day.

Withdrawals: Contact us at 301-934-7470 to obtain and complete a withdrawal form.

Homework/Classwork Request: All homework/classwork requests for students absent longer than 3 days will be handled by Mrs. Keeler and Mrs. Straughn. Counselors must give teachers a minimum of 2 days notice to prepare and provide work for parent pick up. Parents and/or students should request work directly from all teachers in advance when an absence (s) is planned (i.e. doctor appointment).

Effective communication between parents and teachers:
1. Daily via students Agenda Book
2. Contact the teacher by phone
3. Contact the teacher by e-mail
4. Parent/Teacher conference

See the Charles County Public Schools Calendars for general information about:
* Attendance
* Interims
* Report Cards
* Graduation Requirements
* Testing
* Early Dismissals/Holidays
* Other Important Dates

For more specific information about the above-mentioned topics, please contact the appropriate school counselor.

Student Appointments to See Counselors: Students should see Ms. Keeler or Mrs. Straughn before school from 7:40 until 8:00 AM to schedule an appointment to see their counselor. NO APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE BETWEEN CLASSES (Exception: Emergencies). Students may see their counselor on a walk-in basis during their lunch shift only. ALL STUDENTS ENTERING THE COUNSELING OFFICE FOR SERVICES MUST CHECK IN WITH THE COUNSELING SECRETARY.

 

Student Appointments to see Counselors during Distance Learning:


Communication/Contact for NP Student Services Team
Main Office #---301.753.1759
Extensions


(A-Cn) McKithen-----------x159020            Student Data Technician----Brazelton----x159006
(Co-Gq) Williams----------x159022             Pupil Personnel Worker-----Cherry--------x159204
(Gr-K) Ligon----------------x159217             CTE Coordinator---------------Condo--------x159021
(L-N) Johnson--------------x159019            College & Career Advisor----Jones--------x159209
(O-SL) Sanders-Moore---x159218            Counseling Secretary-------- Hanna--------x159201
(Sm-Z) Wynn---------------x159022              Counseling Secretary--------Straughn-----x159023

Students who want to contact their counselor, the college and career advisor, or the pupil personnel worker
1. Students may Email questions/concerns to the counselor/CCA/PPW
2. Students may call the main office to speak directly with a staff member during NEST time
3. Students may email/call the counselor to Request an in-person or Synergy-ZOOM meeting.


Parent Scheduled Teacher Conferences:

Most times parent concerns can be resolved through direct communication between teachers and parents. Sometimes, however, a parent will want to request a meeting even after direct communication. When a parent requests a conference, the parent should call Student Services and speak with the assigned counselor. Conferences will be scheduled on Tuesday - Thursday at 7:40 am or 2:50 pm. Conferences will be held in person or via WebEx. Teachers will be given a minimum of 2-day notice of a scheduled conference.

Teachers are asked to report on time, bring a current grade report and any relevant classwork or test to show the parent. Teachers will be prepared to discuss progress, behavior, and academic struggles in the class, and offer recommendations for parents and students to employ in the home environment that support student improvement.

If a teacher is unable to attend, he/she will inform the counselor and personally contact the parent prior to the scheduled conference. If absent the day of the conference, he/she will personally contact the parent as soon as possible thereafter.


Homework Requests:
Assignments can be found on ParentVUE and StudentVUE. All homework requests for students absent longer than 3 days will be handled by school counselors. School counselors must give teachers a minimum of 2 days' notice to prepare and provide work for parent pick up. Parents and/or students should request work directly from teachers via email in advance when an absence(s), i.e., a doctor's appointment or a field trip, is planned. Parents can email teachers directly.

Transcript Policy:
Students requesting a copy of their high school transcript must complete a transcript request form available in the counseling office or download a form here. The form must be completely filled out including the parent's signature.

News Flash:
Important Information by CLASS -

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Important Dates to Remember

Ongoing:

 Parent-Teacher Conferences:  Tuesday        7:40 AM  Or 2:50 PM

                                              Wednesday  7:40 AM  Or 2:50 PM

                                             Thursday      7:40 AM  Or 2:50 PM

                                            

 

Counselor Department Meetings: Thursdays - 8:30 AM

Individual Student Counseling

Email and Phone Responses

August

9th -Counselors Return

23-Teachers Return

30-Students Return

September

6-Labor Day/No School

13-Course Change Request Deadline

13-COLLEGE FAIR

17-Teacher In-Service//No School for Students

22-BASE SEL Lesson (Strategies for Successful return to School)

28-Early Dismissal

29/30- Senior Class College and Career Advisor & Counselor Orientation 

October

5- Starts 12th Grade Students/Counselor Appointments

8-Early Dismissal

11-Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School for Students)

13-PSAT - 10th Graders

14/15-Freshman Class College and Career Advisor & Counselor Orientation 

19-Starts 9th Grade Students/Counselor Appointments

20-UNITY Day (Orange)

25-MD College Application Campaign Week/FAFSA Awareness Starts

27-BASE SEL Lesson (Bullying & Cyberbullying)

November

3-Junior Class College and Career Advisor & Counselor Orientation

4-2nd Quarter Beginis

5-Early Dismissal

8-Starts 11th-Grade Students/Counselor Appointments

10-World Unity Day

11-Veterans Day (No School for Students)

15-Start 9th Grade Student/Counselor Appointments

18-23-College Awareness Week

24-Start Thanksgiving Break

December

Senior Exit Portfolio Interviews (TBA)

Scholarship Fair (TBA)

6-Early Dismissal

7-Start 10th Grade Students/Counselor Appointments

7-9th-12th Grade Academdic Intervention Meetings

15-Base SEL (Healthy Relationships)

23-Start Winter Break

January

3-School Resumes

4-New Staff/Counselor Course Selection Presentation

4-Early Release Options for NON-CTE Rising 12th grade Students/Counselor Presentation

5-Sophomore College and Career Advisor/Couneslor Orientation/PSAT Results Review

12/13-Curriculum Days

17-MLK Day- School Closed

20-3rd Quarter Begins

21-Semester Break (No School For Students)

26-BASE SEL (Healthy Communications)

26/27-Parent Signed Course Selection Sheets Due to English Teachers

 

February

1-Start Individual student Course Selection appointments

1-2nd qtr Academic Interventions

11-Early Dismissal

21-President's Day (School Closed)

23-Base SEl (Stress Managment)

March

2-Early Dismissal

11-Complete Individual Student Course Selection appointments w/ Counselors

14/18-Middle School Course Selection Visits w/NPHS Counselors

28-4th Quarter Begins

28-Early Dismissal

31-Start Senior 3rd Quarter Academic Interventions

 

April

13-Base SEL Lesson (Life Changes and Adjustments)

15-Start Spring Break

26-4th Quarter Senior Interims

28-Early Dismissal

Senior Exit Interviews

May

College/Career Signing Day (TBA)

2 Senior Interims

4-Early Dismissal

9-Underclass Interims

11-BASE SEL Lesson (Mental Health/Despression)

18-Early Dismissal

25-Last Day for Senior

30-Memorial Day (School Closed)

 

June

Senior Awards Night (TBA)
North Point HS Graduation (TBA)

8-Underclassmen Awards Program @ 9:00am

9-Last Day for Students

10-Early Dismissal -Last Day for Teachers

13-Begin Summer School On-Line Registration 

22-4th Quarter Report Cards Mailed

 

Documents & Links

- Important information for seniors

Transcript Request Form  - Form to be used during School Closure.
School Profile - Learn more about NPHS
Xello - A powerful new tool for college and career readiness... 
At A Glance - Important Information for the Senior Year

Schedule Change Request Form - Please complete and send it to your counselor. (NO REQUEST FOR A COURSE CHANGE WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 9/13/21)

 

Presentations

Senior Post-Secondary Plans Presentation

 

Alumni Transcript Request & Education Verification

Student 2 Student
 

Our purpose is to immediately establish a peer relationship with newly enrolled students, thereby helping students to gain greater confidence, enhance their comfort level, and increase their well-being while they adjust to their new experiences.
Student ambassadors/members meet during NEST.

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