Guidance Department

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EMHS CEEB code: 472070

Guidance Staff

 Kathy Wilson-Klatka  Guidance Counselor
 Phyllis Meredith   Guidance Assistant 
 Deneise Altizer  Testing Coordinator 


MCPS Program of Studies-click here

Course Selection 2018-2019
Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12

  Click here: Current Scholarships 2017-2018         

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College Information Sessions - Please sign up in guidance 
   Radford University, September 5 @ 8:30
         Roanoke College, September 8 @ 9:00
 Ferrum College, September 20 @ 10:00
         Jefferson College of Health Sci, October 9 @ 1:00
 Longwood University, October 13 @ 1:00
         Bridgewater College, October 31 @ 11:45       
 Virginia Tech, November 2 @ 9:30

VT & RU Onsite Application Review - TBA

ACCE Application
Click here to learn about and apply to a program that helps students attend college at NRCC debt free. This program is sponsored by MCPS and NRCC 
Important Senior Links 

Miscellaneous Links


  • Senate of Virginia Page Leadership Program - applicants must be 13 or 14 years of age on January 10, 2018 to be eligible
  • Lewis Gale Hospital Nursing Camp - Thursday, September 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday, September 16, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - cost is $30
  • FREE NASA-related programs for students interested in STEM.
  • UVA is hosting a high school exploration Program for 11th & 12th grade girls interested in engineering. Click here for more info: InformationApplication
  • Global Citizen Scholarship - grades 9, 10, 11 - Win a trip to Berlin, Germany - Click here for more information
  • Duke Summer Program for High School Students
  • Bezos Scholars Program-for juniors who want to ignite change in their community, includes a trip to Aspen
  • Summer Bridge Program at Radford University. Candidates can be rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school girls interested in science, technology, and mathematics. The program is a week-long residential experience where students can explore science, technology, and mathematics through classroom lessons, laboratory experiments, field experiences, and co-curricular activities.
  • 2018 Beloved Community Initiaive (BCI) Essay Contest for juniors & seniors
  • Christopher Newport University's Summer Humanities Institute-a two-week residential program for students planning to enroll in college-level coursework while in high school. Disciplines in the areas of philosophy, history, literature, and cultural studies will be taught by college faculty
  • Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics? There will be a 3 day summer program, Building Leaders for Advancing Science & Technology
  • UVA 2018 Summer Enrichment Program for students in grades 4 - 10. More information here.
  • Apprentice program for seniors in the Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Process Piping and Environmental Systems Trades. Click here for information, here for application process.
  • Montgomery County is offering a creative writing & poetry contest. The entry must relate to the theme "I Have a Dream" and be no longer than 500 words. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Click here for more information.
  • Camp Invention Leadership Intern. This a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and build a resume while having fun. Students entering grades 10, 11, or 12 or current college students can apply here. Click here for more details.
  • Essay Contest - grades 9 through 12. Essay must answer this question: How do we know the Armenian Genocide really happened? Click here for more information.

Hollinsummer: Camps are scheduled for July 15-21. Click here for more info.uly 15-21, 2018. WRITERS WHO ARE GOING PLACEResidential and Day, Rising 9th - 12th grades
HOLLINS THEATRE: CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Residential and Day, Rising 9th - 12th grades EXPERIMENT AND EXPLORE: SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP: Residential and Day, Rising 9th - 12th grades RIDERS WHO ARE GOING PLACES: Residential only, Rising 9th - 12th grades, intermediate/advanced riders only.