Student Services News November 1, 2020

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 10:42am


November 1, 2019


Howard County Public School System CTE Information Sessions for middle/high school students and their families

November 13, 2019 and December 10, 2019   7 – 9 pm

Applications and Research Laboratory

10920 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD

Learn how Career and Technology Education (CTE) Career Academies provide high school students with opportunities to earn college credit, scholarships, and industry certification, participating in worksite and mentorship experiences, and become creative problem solvers by participating in hands-on project based learning.

Career Academies

Arts, Media and Communication

Apprenticeship Maryland

Business, Management and Finance

Career Research and Development

Construction and Development

Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism

Environmental, agricultural and Natural Resources

Health and Biosciences

Human Resource Services

Information Technology

Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering

Transportation Technologies

Additional Opportunity

JumpStart Dual Enrollment

Early College Program in Cybersecurity at ARL

Contact Matt Berkowitz at or 410-313-6629 for more information or for an interpreter or translator.


The next SAT test date is December 7, 2019.  Glenelg High School is a test site for this date.  The regular registration deadline is November 8, 2019.  Sign up by this date to avoid a late fee.   Register on-line at        Glenelg High School’s Code for the SAT is  210593


National Apprenticeship Week

November 11 - 15, 2019                     Building Trades Career Fair

November 12, 2019   9:00 am to 2:00 pm

2700 Boston Way

Lanham, MD 20706


Skilled Craft Union Apprenticeship Programs

The “other” Four Year Degree

Debt Free Education

Employment Opportunity

Earn while you learn

Apprenticeship and Training is offered in over 50 occupations, including bricklaying, carpentry, cement masonry, electrical, glazing, insulating, iron working, laborers, operating engineering, painting, plumbing, sheet metal work, sprinkler fitting, steam fitting, stone, marble, terrazzo workers, and tile setters.

You are cordially invited  to investigate a career in the trades by attending this career fair on November 12, 2019 at the Finishing Trades Institute of Maryland, Virginia, Washing, D.C.  All the building Trades Apprenticeship Programs will be represented so students can learn about every trade and make an educated decision about a career in the construction industry and choose a trade in which they will excel.

See your counselor if you want to discuss this opportunity or need more information.


The next ACT test date is December 14, 2019.  Glenelg High School is a test site for this date.  The regular registration deadline is November 8, 2019.  Sign up by this date to avoid a late fee.   Register on-line at   Glenelg High School’s code for the ACT is 213660 


Attention Seniors

College Reps are calling daily to set up times to meet with students in Student Services who are interested in meeting with them to find out more about their schools.  Check Naviance often to see which schools have scheduled a time.  Sign up to meet with them if interested.  

It is your responsibility to note your scheduled visit dates and time in your agenda book.  Then, come to Student Services for your scheduled visit.  Reminder passes are not sent.

Below is a list of the schools that have signed up to come to Student Services soon.

University of Tennessee     Nov. 5     1:00

Louisiana State University     Nov. 11     8:00

Millersville University of PA     Nov. 11     11:00

Howard Community College     Nov. 15     9:30

MICA MD Institute College of Art     Nov. 19     1:20

U. S. Naval Academy     Nov. 26     10:00

Howard Community College     Dec. 4      9:30


Apply Now for JROTC

Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) programs are offered at Atholton (Army), Howard (Army) and Oakland Mills (Air Force) high schools. Each JROTC program provides an introduction to career opportunities in the United States’ Armed Forces and teaches principles of leadership, discipline and civic responsibility.


A student who wishes to participate in JROTC but does not attend one of the schools that offers the program may apply for participation. Each school has a limited number of additional spaces available. To apply for participation for the 2020-2021 school year, students must schedule an interview with JROTC officials between December 2, 2019 through January 3, 2020. Only students who are interviewed during this period will be considered for enrollment.

Students who are approved for admission into a JROTC program will be notified by letter by January 24, 2020, and must make a registration appointment with officials by  Janaury 31, 2020.

To schedule an interview, contact the JROTC official for the program of interest:

To schedule an interview, contact the JROTC official for the program of interest:

Atholton High School: Lieutenant Colonel William Reinhart, Senior Army Instructor, or (410) 313-7076
Howard High School: Lieutenant Colonel Patricia Marshall, Senior Army Instructor, or (410) 313-2878
Oakland Mills High School: Chief Master Sergeant Donald Felch, Air Force Instructor, – or (410) 313-6945

An application essay or other pre-interview materials may be required by each individual JROTC program. Contact your school counselor for additional information.

Find more information about the JROTC program on our website.  



All are invited to

Howard Community College’s Open House

Thursday, November 7   3:00-6:00pmCheck-in: HVPA Lobby

For high school students and parents to tour campus and learn about:• Admissions • Financial Aid & Scholarships• Campus Life • Academic Programs