College Career Center

Geri Sliffman, College/Career Information Coordinator

301.284.4616 *

Email *

Open Mon-Fri, 7:15am - 3:40pm

Gaithersburg High School Test Code (CEEB): 210560

what we do

The College Career Resource Center for ALL high school students!

Career Exploration, College Planning, Financial Aid/Scholarship Awareness, Enrichment Opportunities, Summer Workshops


Check out the Career Planning page for information about a Calibration and Instrumentation Apprenticeship paid three-year program

Summer Jobs Fair Set for Saturday, February 17, in Silver Spring

Department of Recreation is Hiring Hundreds of Summer Employees;

Saturday, February 17, from noon to 3 p.m. at the East County Community Recreation Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, in Silver Spring.

The job fair is designed to showcase summer employment opportunities. For more detailed information check your Naviance/Family Connection account messages.

Gaithersburg Book Festival, Junior Achievement Essay Contests Open!

Gaithersburg Book Festival is giving high school students the freedom to explore their writing creativity for its short story contest.

There are cash prizes available for first, second and third place winners.

Stories cannot exceed 1,000 words and must be submitted electronically via a web form by midnight on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Complete rules and regulations can be found online.

The 2018 Junior Achievement Essay Competition application is officially open. High school students have until Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 to submit an application and a 1,000-1,500-word essay.

This year’s topic is: “Several great entrepreneurs, including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, dropped out of college before getting their degrees. How important do you think a college education is to your future success?”

Essays will be judged on creativity and originality; persuasiveness; grammar and spelling; understanding of subject matter; and relevancy of response to topic question. The grand prize winner will receive a $20,000 award; first, second and third place winners will receive $10,000.

More information

GHS College and Career Fair

friday, March 2, 2018

Check the College Career Center Calendar for Upcoming College Visits

Visits Next Week:

Montgomery College - Wednesday, March 7

Frostburg State - to be scheduled

Don't Be Distracted Creative Contest Deadline is February 16, 2018 - Enter Now!

Create a 30-60 second public service announcement (PSA) video or artwork about one or both of the following topics:

1. Tell your peers the importance of not walking or driving distracted.

2. Tell adults the importance of not being distracted while driving, especially in school zones.

By entering, you could win $500 for college tuition or a $100 Chick-Fil-A or Chipotle gift card! Also, The first 20 entries that meet the requirements will be awarded one free movie ticket! So don’t wait. Submit your video or art piece today!

Enter today on the Montgomery County Safe Routes to School website:

united we learn

Celebrates Diversity

Contest Rules:

  • To be eligible, all members of the team must be enrolled in Montgomery County Public Schools.
  • Entries must be an original product.
  • Entries must be created groups of two to eight students.
  • Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 16, 2018. Written entries must be submitted via the online submission form. Visual arts entries may be dropped off at the Public Information Office, 850 Hungerford Dr., Room 137, Rockville, MD 20850, or in the main office of the students’ school. Students must include their names, grade levels and school name on the back of the entry.
  • Guidelines and form at:
  • Submissions will be judged by a panel comprised of representatives from Montgomery County Public Schools and the participating partner organizations.

Students Can Download Microsoft Office at Home for Free

Students Can Download Microsoft Office at Home for Free - Montgomery County Public Schools

The Maryland Department of Education and Microsoft have entered into a collaborative partnership that allows all students to get the latest version of the Microsoft Office software suite, Office 365 ProPlus, at no cost. Office 365 ProPlus includes the full suite of Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as the ability to create, save and share Office files online. Under the program, students and staff are able to download and install the Microsoft Office software on up to five devices free of charge. The devices may be PCs, Macs, tablets or phones.

FAQs and instructions to download in multiple languages


Ms. Bernadette White Director of School Counseling Services email


A-D: Ms. Ritchie email

E-P: Ms. Pollard email

Q-Z: Mr. Allrich email

GRADES 10-12

A-Bo & SCB/LFI: Ms.White email

Br-Den: Ms. Culque email

Der-Go: Dr. Jarquin email

Gr-Hernandez: Mr. Allrich email

Hernandez-Ceron–Mal: Dr. OuYang email

Man– Na: Ms. Torres email

Ne– Sale: Mr. Thomas email

Salg-Z: Ms. Marple email

ESOL METS, 1, & 2

A-G: Ms. Torres email

H-N: Dr. Jarquin email

O-Z: Ms. Culque email

Counseling Office: 301.284.4600 FAX: 301‐284‐4702

Counseling Support Staff

Mrs. Geri Sliffman College/Career Counselor 301‐284‐4616 email

Ms. Melissa Chase Registrar 301‐284‐4620

Ms. Johanny Perez School Counseling Secretary

Mrs. Lisa Koenick School Counseling Secretary/Transcript Coordinator

Mrs. Maria Garcia School Based ESOL Counselor 301‐284‐4591 email

Mrs. Teresa Wright Parent Coordinator email

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