Great Mills High School Counseling Department

PH 301-863-4001 x18120
Fax 301-863-4026

Counseling Staff:

NameContactAssignment
Molly Beck This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 18124 Last Names N-R and STEM
Audra Bishop This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 18122 Last Names S-Z
John Davis, Jr. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 18123 Last Names Hj-M
Wanda Duran This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext.18120 Guidance Secretary
Crystal Ridgell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 18125  Last Names D-Hi
Laura Skarwecki This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 18127 Registrar
Judi Stokes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 18121 Last Names A-C

Counselor Appointment Request

The counseling department is here to support you! Any student that wants to make an appointment should complete the Counselor Appointment Request Form.

We value instructional time and will try to make all appointments outside of synchronous learning.

Counselor Appointment Request Form

Enrollment 

For information on enrolling a student please contact our Registrar, Mrs. Skarwecki, at (301) 863-4001, Ext. 18127.

2020-2021 School Year

Registrations for new students for the 2020-2021 school year will be online until further notice. Please contact the registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

Withdrawals

Please allow at least 24 hours notice prior to the requested withdrawal date.  Contact Mrs. Skarwecki, Registrar, for more information at Ext. 18127 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
See the School Operational Calendar for more important dates. 

Transcripts

Former students:

To request a transcript, please complete a Request for Transcript form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Transcripts are processed within 24 to 48 hours.

Current students:

You must provide a pre-addressed stamped envelope to send a transcript to a college/university or scholarship organization who does not accept transcripts through an online vendor. Your senior counselor will handle transcript requests.

High School Program of Studies

The High School Program of Studies is designed to assist students in course selection. Courses are designed to challenge all students, fulfill the high school graduation requirements, prepare students for the High School Assessments, and ensure students are prepared for post-secondary programs. Students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to review this Program of Studies and the school registration material carefully with teachers, school counselors, and administrators. It is very important that students select the most challenging and rigorous program to meet their post-secondary and career goals.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

Homework/make-up work for students should be requested from the student's Assistant Principal's secretary. The request is for students who have missed 3 or more consecutive days of school (student must be marked lawfully absent from school). 
Students with last names A - C - Mrs. Schwartzenburg x18118
Students with last names D - I - Ms. Bush x18116
Students with last names J - Q - Mrs.Dare x18115
Students with last names R - Z - Mrs. Schwartzenburg x18118

Additional Resources:

Local Resources for Children, Youth and Families

Therapists and Psychiatrists

Home Schooling

CSM GED Adult Education


Highschool Counseling Services

The mission of the Great Mills High School Counseling Department is to provide all students with a comprehensive developmental school counseling program which gives them the opportunity to gain an understanding of self and others and to participate in educational and occupational exploration in order to reach their full potential as productive members of society.

BELIEFS

Regarding Students: 

  • Every student will leave Great Mills with the necessary academic, career, and social/emotional skills to continue flourishing. 
  • Every student at Great Mills has the capacity to learn and therefore, access to a rigorous educational experience is available to all. 
  • Supporting the “whole child” in their growth and development is a critical role for school counselors. 
  • School counselors provide a space for student voice. 
  • “All students” mean all students therefore, school counselors work to equitably develop their academic, social/emotional, and career self.

Regarding Teacher/Administrators: 

  • School counselors collaborate with teachers and administrators to provide the necessary educational programming for students to excel. 
  • School counselors unite with teachers and administrators to facilitate students’ success. 

Regarding Parents: 

  • School counselors forge effective partnerships with families. 
  • School counselors encourage parent voice in supporting students’ growth. 

Regarding the Educational Process: 

  • All students should have a school counselor who advocates on their behalf. 
  • School counselors contribute to a positive school climate by providing a supportive, and nurturing environment for all students.
  • School counselors continually analyze data, reflecting, to make necessary upgrades in counseling programs and services. 
  • School counselors are school leaders who facilitate a positive educational experience for all students through the use of best practices and evidence-based interventions.