College and Career Center

Ms. Nicole Burkhalter Email:

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.

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.