College and Career Center
Ms. Nicole Burkhalter Email: Nicole_D_Burkhalter@mcpsmd.org
Please send me an email with any questions and I will either answer your questions via email or ask for a good time to set up a Zoom meeting.
Office Hours: Every Wednesday from 11:15am-12:30pm
The College & Career Center offers information about careers and colleges including: college majors, essays, and applications; financial aid; scholarships; resume writing; SAT , PSAT, ACT and much more. It houses a variety of books, college brochures, computer programs with specialized guidance material, test registration forms, and other information resources.
Guest speakers and college representatives will be frequent visitors to the College/Career Center. Information about college visits and scholarships will be advertised on the morning announcements, Naviance Family Connections, parent list-serve and this website.
The College Career Information Coordinator (CCIC), Ms. Burkhalter, serves as a guide and facilitator through providing individual and group instruction. The College/Career Center provides the following services and information:
Career and college presentations
Assistance in college selection, application, and career planning
Guidance through career exploration
Financial aid information and FAFSA assistance
Services through Naviance platform
Below you will find useful MCPS links to explore!
MCPS' College and Career Center Page - Get information about MCPS events, financial aid, testing, college planning, career planning, and more!
Naviance Student - Naviance Student (formerly Family Connection) is a web-based, mobile friendly tool that addresses four key areas of college and career readiness: Self-Discovery, Career Exploration, Academic Planning, and College Planning. Click to find your home school's login and to learn more!
Student Service Learning (SSL) Page - Get information, see deadlines, and find volunteer opportunities.
Early College/Dual Enrollment - Dual Enrollment opportunities allow MCPS college ready high school students to take college courses during the academic school year. High school students who enroll and take a college course at any Maryland public college or university are able to do so at a reduced cost. To talk to your counselor to learn more about Dual Enrollment options offered!
Career & Postsecondary Partnerships - Learn more about MCPS partnerships with businesses and higher education institutions.
Maryland College Application Campaign (MCAC) - Maryland State Department of Education site with great info and resources for all high school students. Campaign provides support to high school seniors, particularly first-generation students, students from low-income circumstances, unaccompanied homeless youth, foster care youth, students with disabilities, students enrolled in the Juvenile Services Education System, and homeschool students to pursue post-secondary opportunities.