Student Services Overview

Welcome to the Student Services page on the Glenelg High School website. This page is meant to provide students and their families with key information to supporting student success and a positive/healthy high school experience. Below is a breakdown of caseload by counselor. Please feel free to contact your designated counselor any time. Also listed below is a link for a few Essential Resources. Please take a quick look. Students new to Glenelg High School should be sure to scroll down to "Gladiator on the Horizon Information Form for New Students" for information about our student mentor program.

Feel free to contact our office by phone at 410-313-5535 or by counselor e-mail if you have questions or concerns.

Student Services Essential Resources

Student Services News

Resources from Maryland State Department of Education regarding Financial Aid and Support, U.S. Coast Guard Academy rep visiting, U.S. Naval Academy rep visiting, New Scholarship Bulletin Available, Colleges visiting Soon.
Howard County Public School System CTE Information Sessions for middle/high school students and their families The Next SAT Test Date National Apprenticeship Week Skilled Craft Union Apprenticeship Programs The Next ACT Test Date College Rep Visits Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) programs are offered at Atholton (Army), Howard (Army) and Oakland Mills (Air Force) high schools. Howard Community College Open House
College Essay Workshop, Colleges Visiting Soon, Job and Volunteer Opportunities
Upcoming College Rep Visits, Baltimore National College Fair, Volunteer Opportunity
Maryland College Application Campaign and fee waivers for certain schools., Carroll County College Fair, Colleges Visiting GHS soon, Career Academy Shadow Days, College Essay Workshop, Student Service Learning Opportunities

2019-2020 AP Exam Registration is Now Open

The AP exam registration process is NEW and EARLY this year. Any student taking an AP (Advanced Placement) course at GHS this year is expected to take the corresponding AP exam in the spring.

This year, the registration is a three part process:

1) Students use a join code to join their class through the AP Portal (they should not create a new account if they already have one). Once enrolled they can register for the exam.
2) Students must complete the GHS AP Exam Registration Form and submit it to Mrs. Miles in Student Services.  This form will be given to students, but it can also be found in the link below.
3) Submit payment by or before November 1. 

Additionally, there will be an AP Area Meeting on September 11th at Howard High School at 6pm. The HCPSS AP Coordinator will be there to answer questions related to the new AP registration process.  There is also a form on the GHS website for parents/students to submit questions.  

The 2019-2020 actual AP Exam testing window is scheduled for Monday, May 4th through Friday May 15th.

For more detailed information regarding the registration process, deadlines, and the actual registration form please click here.

Career Exploration

Access Naviance from the GHS website homepage under Essential Applications (located at the bottom of the page).

College Application Process and PowerPoint

Senior College Planning Night will be held on Thursday, September 19th at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Student Services will cover all the important aspects of the college application process. The information that will be shared at this presentation can be found below before already beginning the college application process.

  • Click here to view the Parent College Night PowerPoint presentation. 
  • Click here to view the power point shown to seniors which includes greater detail on the application process.

College Planning

Please call (410) 313-5535 to set up appointments to meet with your counselor to discuss any questions and plans for college.

Attention Juniors

Student Services will be holding a College Planning Night for Juniors and their parents tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 12th, 2019 from 6pm - 8pm beginning in the cafeteria. A brief overview of the search and application process will be provided along with breakout sessions offering more in depth information on different aspects of the college process. Please check back after winter break for up-to-date information on this event. Past Breakout sessions have included:

Inside the Crystal Ball: Demystifying the College Admissions Process

College Entrance Exams (SAT and ACT)

College Essay Writing

Financial Aid

Howard Community College Honors Programs

Military Scholarship Opportunities

College Visits and Workshops:

Please sign up in Naviance to meet with college admissions reps visiting Glenelg or to register for College Essay Workshops.

Financial Aid

For more information on finding money for college visit our "Paying For College" page. Also check out the information shared by Howard Community College's Financial Aid office.

Senior Scholarship Report

School counselors will meet with seniors for their final Naviance lesson in spring 2020.  At that time students will complete a senior survey. As a part of that survey, students will be asked to enter all scholarships awarded to them from all schools to which they applied.   For any renewable scholarships (scholarship awards offered each of the four years), please include the total amount that will be awarded over the four years. To ensure that students are prepared with accuate information they can access a blank Senior Scholarship Report form here.

Freshmen/Transfer Student Information

Welcome to Glenelg High School, we are pleased to have you as part of the Glenelg family. In hopes of making your transition to Glenelg as smooth as possible, we encourage you click on the HCPSS link below for additional information about Canvas.  Parents and students have access to the Canvas Learning System, which includes the grade book (assignments and assignment scores).

http://www.hcpss.org/news-posts/2015/10/welcome-to-canvas/

Click here for the Canvas Student Orientation PowerPoint.

Gladiator on the Horizon Information Form for New Students

Congratulations on your upcoming transition to Glenelg High School! We are so excited that you will soon be joining the Gladiator family at GHS. Our goal is to arm every student with the information they need to make the transition to high school as easy and as enjoyable as possible. With that in mind, we match every student new to GHS with an upper classman mentor (an 11th or 12th grader) based on similar interests. Your mentor will communicate helpful information to you throughout your first year, as well as support you or help you find additional support in whatever way is needed. Once you have completed the survey located on the Student Services link of the Student Services tab we will begin the mentor match process for you. You will have an opportunity to meet your mentor at the 8th Grade Visit Day on June 7th.

Click here to access the New Student Information form

Gladiator on the Horizon Applications for 2020-2021 School Year

Interested in supporting the social and academic transition of students new to Glenelg? Applications for the Gladiators on the Horizon program for the 2020-21 school year will be available here in February 2020. All current mentors, wishing to continue in the program, must reapply. Please check back in January 2020 for up-to-date application information.

Naviance/Family Connection

Naviance is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness platform that enables self-discovery, career exploration, academic planning, and college preparation.  Naviance is used to help students explore their interests and strengths and develop a course of study that matches long-term goals with an actionable plan. During the summer we encourage students to extensively explore the following topics.

View Roadtrip Nation Video Archive
Explore Careers of interest
Explore Colleges
Review Course Selections and 4 year plan
Review completed assessments for overlapping careers

Parents: You have a designated Naviance account, as well, which will allow you to view (only) each your students' Naviance information, assessments and activities. To set up your parent account please contact your child's designated counselor to request your personalized registration code. Once you have your code you can access Naviance through the GHS homepage (located at the bottom of the page).

SAT Prep Classes

The Glenelg Boosters Club is sponsoring three SAT Prep Courses at Glenelg High this school year. These courses are designed to prepare students for the upcoming SAT tests that will be held at Glenelg High School. Hard copies are available in Student Services. 

8th Grade Scheduling Night 2020

Each year Glenelg hosts an 8th Grade/Rising Freshman Scheduling Information night in January. Please check back in December of 2019 for up-to-date Information regarding this event. Typcial information shared at this event is provided below.

Freshman Scheduling Handbook

Freshman Scheduling Power Point

Work Permit Info

Work permits are now done completely online. You can complete the process at https://www.dllr.state.md.us/childworkpermit