OHS Counseling Office

To request a Letter of Recommendation, a student must first ask the teacher in person for the letter:
  1. Log in to Naviance Student.
  2. Navigate to Colleges > Apply to College > Letters of Recommendation
  3. Click to Add Request.
  4. Select Teacher Name from the Drop-down menu.
  5. Choose if the letter is for one specific college or for All current and future colleges on the list.
  6. Write a personal note.
  7. Click Submit Request.
  8. Additional copies of your recommendations can be acquired in the Counseling Office if you need extras for scholarship applications. See your counselor or Ms. Harding for copies.
To sign up for a College Visit, a student must:
  1. Log in to Naviance Student.
  2. Navigate to Colleges > Research Colleges > College Visits or go to Colleges Home and find the College Visits card.
  3. Click RegisterNOW to sign up.
  4. All college visits are during SET.
To request an Official Transcript for COLLEGES, a student must:
  1. Log in to Naviance Student.
  2. Navigate to Colleges > Apply to College > Manage Transcripts
  3. If you add a college to your Colleges I’m Applying to List, you have the option to request transcripts at that time.
  4. If not, select College Application Transcript.
  5. Follow the steps to request college application transcript.
To request an Official Transcript ($2.00 each) for Personal use or Scholarship Application, a student must:
  1. Email Ms. Harding at Diane.Harding@fcps.org and include the following Transcript Request Form.
  2. Or drop the form off to Ms. Harding in the Counseling Office.
  3. Official copies are $2.00 each (cash or checks payable to: OHS)
To request an Unofficial Transcript (FREE) for SCHOLARSHIPS, ATHLETICS, OTHER, a student must:
  1. Log in to Naviance Student
  2. Navigate to Colleges > Apply to College > Manage Transcripts.
  3. Click the Add (Pink Plus).
  4. Select either Other Transcript.
  5. Follow the steps to request Other Transcript.
  6. Once requested, transcript requests are managed from Transcript Request Manager.
  7. All official transcripts are emailed to the student thru Naviance. Be sure that your email is up-to-date in your profile in your Naviance account. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Harding in the Counseling Office.


How to Match your Common App account to Naviance:  https://www.screencast.com/t/gxEQkElyo1


How to Send SAT scores to collegeshttps://fcps.ezcommunicator.net/edu/frederick/upload/52/12332.pdf


How to Add at college to your "I'm applying to" section of your Naviance Account:

In a comprehensive developmental counseling program, with the direction of the school counselor, students will develop the following competencies:
  • Academic Development
    Students will:
    demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
  • complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial postsecondary options, including college.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community.
  • Career Development
    Students will:
    demonstrate skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
  • employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between personal qualities, education, training, and the world of work.
  • Personal/Social Development
    Students will:
    demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes, and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
  • make decisions, set goals, and take necessary action to achieve goals.
  • demonstrate an understanding of safety and survival skills.
  • demonstrate an understanding of bullying, including prevention skills and appropriate intervention.
  • These counseling services are delivered through:
    Classroom Lessons
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Solution Focused Brief Individual Counseling
The counseling department encourages and appreciates parental involvement and input, and will coordinate parent conferences with classroom teachers. A counselor will frequently request appointments with students to discuss academic or social concerns. Students wishing to talk with a counselor should stop by the counseling office before school or during lunch to request an appointment.  All information you or your child tells the counselor remains confidential with the counselor unless there is potential harm to your child or others. We look forward to working with you this year. If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to call us.