Guidance and Counseling

  • Welcome to Guidance! Our mission is help meet the academic needs of all students by facilitating teacher/student and student/student relationships. Students stop by and see us before or after school or during your lunch period. You can also fill out a "Counselor Request Form" if you wish to be seen during regular school hours.

    Parents we welcome your input. Please feel free to call 671-4822 to set up an appointment with your son/daughter's guidance counselor or to set up a conference with his/her teachers. Our fax number is 671-4829.

    Debra Stuart - Guidance Clerk 

    Shirley Hamilton - IPC (Registrar)

    Our Guidance Counselors and How to Contact Us:

    Patricia Karolev - Visit the 9th Grade page

    Deirdre Warren - Visit the 10th Grade page

    Bernadette Jervis - Visit the 11th Grade page

    Karen Brazell-Smith- Visit the 12th Grade page


     Counseling Services Provided

    • Academic Advisement
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Facilitate communication between all members of the school community
    • College and career advisement
    • Make referrals to community agencies or services that can benefit our students and families
    • Provide orientation for students new to our school
    • Facilitate parent/teacher conferences


    General Information / Official Records

    Your child's cumulative records are housed in the Guidance Office. If you need to review anything in your child's folder, please call for an appointment to have someone review the contents with you. If you need copies of documents in your child's folder, please call ahead and we will try and have it ready for you to pick up or send it home with your child. If you request more than two copies, a charge will be assessed at five cents per copy. If you are transferring out of LWHS to another school, we will forward all documents to your child's new school. Once you register at the new school, they will request the records.


    *If you are a non-custodial parent who wishes to have copies of report cards or interim reports please send a self-addressed stamped business envelope to the Guidance Office and we will mail them home to you.


    For students and parents who are interested in learning more about intervention programs available to students who need to pass academic proficiency tests, please read click here for further information.  Students participate in one of three programs: Reading Plus, REWARDS, or CAR-PD.  Click on each link for more information about the individual programs.

    Career and Education Resource Guide

    This guide will help answer many frequently asked questions about your child's education.  Click on this "Career and Education Resource Guide" to discover important websites for all MCPS students, graduation requirements, financial aid and scholarship resources (also see our 3 E's page), finding the right college, career pathways, and planning for your chid's educational career from the 8th grade to 12th grade.



    To find information on how to enroll, or withdraw, your child please click Enrollment & Withdrawal Process under 'PARENT INFO' in the menu bar.

MCPS Online Schedules

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Career Connection

Career & Technical Education (CTE)