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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 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, HONOR SOCIETIES, OTHER, a student must:


Log on to Naviance (single sign on)

Click on the Colleges Tab (at the top)

Under the Apply to College Column Click on Manage Transcripts

Click on the Plus Sign (+)

Select “Other Transcript

Please allow 1-2 business days to receive your transcript. A PDF copy will be sent to your FCPS email, not mailed. The email will come from Ms. Harding.

All unofficial transcripts are emailed to the student by Mrs. Harding (OHS Counseling Secretary).

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 or email

How to Match your Common App account to Naviance: 

How to Send SAT scores to colleges




Frederick County Virtual School

The Frederick County Virtual School offers online courses during the school day, called Virtual-In-School (VIS), which students select during their regular course registration, or outside of the school day, called Virtual-Outside-of-School (VOS), which students register for at a later time separately.

FCVS Website:

Career & Technology Center (CTC)

The Career & Technology Center is located in Frederick next to Frederick Community College. Students in these programs attend CTC for half the day and OHS for half the day, with bus transportation provided from OHS to CTC and back.

CTC Website:

CTC Promotional Video

Admissions to CTC and Shadowing a Program

Academy for the Fine Arts (AFA)

This program is at Governor Thomas Johnson High School (GTJHS) and students can attend the program half day at GTJHS and attend OHS the other half of the day, or transfer to GTJHS fulltime. Bus transportation is provided from OHS to GTJHS and back.

AFA Website:

Focus Area Information Sheets: Dance, Theater, Visual Art, and Music

AFA Audition Instructions

Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Core (NJROTC):

This program is at Governor Thomas Johnson High School (GTJHS) and students can attend the program half day at GTJHS and attend OHS the other half of the day, or transfer to GTJHS fulltime. Bus transportation is provided from OHS to GTJHS and back.

Patriot NJOTC Website:




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, 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. 


Counseling Office

Counseling Office: 240-566-9430

Registrar: 240-566-9431

Fax: 240-566-9440
Hours: 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Nick DeWaal, Counselor
Last names: A-D (grades 9-10)
Last names: A-DAM (grades 11-12)

Tara Ketteringham, Counselor
Last names: E-KH (grades 9-10)
Last names: DAN-HOT (grades 11-12)

Judy McGraw, Counselor
Last names: Ki-O (grades 9-10)
Last names: HOU-MILE (grades 11-12)

Ilana Blum, Counselor
Last names: P-SO (grades 9-10)
Last names: MILL-SL (grades 11-12)

Christy Polce, Counselor
Last names: SP-Z (grades 9-10)
Last names: SM-Z (grades 11-12)

Kelli Connolly, Registrar

Diane HardingSecretary

Debbie Nester, Secretary


Junior Information