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 and complete the  "New Student Interest and Activity Form." With this information, students new to the Glenelg district are matched with an upperclassman mentor.

A – Ci           Kelli Brandt, kelli_brandt@hcpss.org - Instructional Team Leader

Cj - Ho          Mindy Hirsch, mindy_hirsch@hcpss.org

Hp – Mi     Rachel Litvin, rachel_litvin@hcpss.org

Mj – Seu    Carolyn Devlin, carolyn_devlin@hcpss.org

Sew – Z           Steve Burnett, steven_burnett@hcpss.org

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

 

2024 AP Exam Window

It is recommended that any student taking an AP course take the corresponding AP exam in May 2024. For early planning, families can access the AP exam window through the CollegeBoard website linked here. Please check back for up-to-date information regarding the registration process for the 2023-2024 school year.

Career Exploration

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

There are many different pathways to success after high school (two-year college, four-year college, military, trade, apprenticeship, the workforce, and more) . Click HERE to learn more about some of our HCPSS alum and how their high school experience shaped their chosen post-high school pathway to success.

College Application Process & Transcript Request 2024

The process for requesting transcipts is CHANGING for the 2023-2024 school year. Student Services will meet with all GHS English 12 classes during the second week of school in the fall to review the Post High School Planning process and how to request the necessary school-based materials. Additionally, March2TheFuture will offer a virtual evening presentation for parents/guardians and dual enrollment seniors on Wednesday, September 13th at 7pm. Please mark your calendars now!! You must register for this event, and registration is free.

Please access the March2TheFuture workshop series here and scroll to "Four Year College Application Process: Transcript & Letter of Recommendation."

College Planning

Please email your counselor to set up appointments to discuss any questions and plans for college.

College Visits and Workshops 

Student Services will run two College Essay Writing workshops in the fall of 2023. These workshops will be held on Wednesday, September 20th and Tuesday, October 10th from 2:10pm to 3:30pm in the media center. Students can access the list of college representative visiting Glenelg this fall in their Naviance account. This list is continually updated as colleges schedule appointments with Student Services. Once the school year begins, students will be able to register for college visits and the essay workships through their student Naviance account. 

Course Registration/Selection for the 2024-2025 School Year 

High school course selection for the 2024-2025 academic year opened Monday, Dec. 18, 2023 at 8:00 AM, and run through Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 at 4:00 PM, for current students grades 9-11. Beginning Dec. 18, students can view teacher course recommendations, and submit course requests and alternate requests by logging into Synergy, selecting Course Request from the left panel, and following the directions online. Parents/guardians may view course recommendations by logging into HCPSS Connect Synergy but cannot add course requests; this must be completed through the student’s account. Counselors will be meeting with all student one-on-one to review selections and make any requested changes between January 23rd and February 6th. The Course Registration Google site linked below was created by the county to assist families in their decision making for the upcoming school year.

2024-2025 Course Registration Google Site

Dual Enrollment/HCC News and Information

Information for Jumpstart/Dual Enrollment can be found on the HCPSS.org website.

Education, Enrichment, Internship, Employment Programs

While searching for and exploring internship/employment opportunities is the sole responsiblilty of the student, the document linked HERE highlights opportunties stubmitted to Central Office. *It is important to note that these programs are not sponsored or endorsed by HCPSS. 

Financial Aid

For more information on finding money for college visit U.S. Department of Education website. Also check out the information shared by Howard Community College's Financial Aid office.

Forms

Please click on the links below to access commonly requested forms:

Waiver of Rights and Record of Release Form

Jumpstart Release Form (for dual enrolled students only)

Work Release Form (for seniors only)

Course Placement Review Form (for any student wishing to change a teacher recommended course)

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). Please also be sure to complete the New Student Interest and Activity Form found further down on this page.

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

Click here for the Canvas Student Orientation PowerPoint.

Welcome Class of 2026!! Click here to view the PowerPoint shown to our future Gladiators this month.

Juniors!! College Application Information Session for Those Students Considering Applying to College in the Fall

Juniors and their parents/guardians were invited to attend a virtual evening information session on March 21st designed to review the tasks juniors should be focused on for spring/summer 2024 relative to their plans for after high school. A link to the presentation is below. Feel free to reach out to your student's counselor if you missed the virtual session and have any questions. Student Services will offer another event in the first two weeks of the upcoming school year to continue conversations about student planning for their post-high school pathways. 

Post High School Planning for Juniors

March2TheFuture Workshops (offered to all HCPSS families and all grades)

This series of workshops is developed and facilitated by high school counselors across the county and is intended to introduce student and families (grades 9-12) to the many different options available to them after high school. There is no "one size fits all" approach to planning for life after high school. These events are recorded so all families have access to the information. Meeting codes, materials used during the workshops, and all recordings are linked directly to the document available below.

Click here to access the HCPSS Post-Secondary Planning Series. Check back frequently as this document will be updated with additional events.

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 of 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).

New Student Interest and Activity Form

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 upperclassman mentor in our Gladiators on the Horizon Program. 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.

Click here to access the New Student Interest Form

Scholarship Opportunity Bulletin Spring 2023

Seniors (and Juniors) can begin to access a variety of scholarships through the Scholarship Bulletin below. Be sure to explore all links at the top of the bulletin to review college specific, senior class, and junior class specific scholarship opportunities. This document will continually updated so interested students should check back frequently for updates.

SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN

Glenelg HS specific scholarships will be provided once we begin to receive this information.

Student Service Learning Validation Form

Students who need to document service-learning hours can access a fillable form here.

Work Permit Info

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