college/career center

Mr. Carlos Nalda, College/Career Information Coordinator

Room 140 * 240.740.2029 * Email * Open Mon-Fri, 7:30am - 3pm


The College/Career Center contains information on colleges, technical schools, financial aid and career opportunities. You can also obtain information regarding ACT, SAT, and scholarships.

Students may come by at any time with a pass from their teacher. Parents, please call or email ahead for an appointment to ensure personal assistance.


What Are You Doing This Summer???

As college draws closer, it is time to get a little more serious about how you spend your summer. If you would like to make your resume appealing to colleges, try a pre-college or special interest program. Or, volunteer!

If you want to explore an academic area more in-depth or want to consider it for a college major, a pre-college program is the perfect way to focus on one subject. Many colleges offer summer courses for high school students. Some even let you live in a dorm to have the full college experience.

If you’re less interested in hitting the books and more about having extra time to practice and increase skills, try a specialized summer program. Colleges like to see a high level of commitment to a special interest. For instance, there are programs that specialize in outdoor and wilderness activities – hiking, rock-climbing, horseback riding, conservation, etc. These programs take you from having some knowledge to becoming an expert.

If you are an athlete, try sports camps. Hone your skills, sharpen your competitive edge. Catch the attention of college coaches. Some summer programs bring in college coaches from around the country to provide instruction. Get noticed by colleges and lay the foundation for sports scholarships.

Volunteer! Focus your summer on community service and helping others. You can travel and see what life is really like in another country – not just the tourist attractions. Distinguish yourself with your commitment to helping in your community, in another community, or in another country. Do this and you could improve your chances for college admission and qualify yourself for many scholarships that require community service!

Enjoy your summer!!!


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 teacher or the Edison counselor to learn more about Dual Enrollment options offered at Edison!
  • 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.

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