Advisors and Student Support
The vision of the School Counseling Department at Baltimore City College is to advocate for students’ success, and foster students’ growth and achievement in the areas of academic, social/emotional skills, and college and career planning through collaboration with staff, families, and community stakeholders.
The School Counseling Department of Baltimore City College supports the school’s mission to support lifelong learners through the rigor provided by the IB Program and college preparatory curriculum. We aspire for students to achieve excellence in high school and beyond in order to become productive and contributing members of the local and global communities.
We are here to support you with academic advising, college and career readiness, and personal and social needs. Students can visit their counselor before school, during lunch, or after school hours, and families can contact counselors to make an appointment.
Change of Address
Please contact the school’s Registrar, Ms. Sherry Banks firstname.lastname@example.org
Minors 14 through 17 years of age may only work with a work permit. Counselors no longer approve work permits. Instead, students complete the work permit application online at https://www.dllr.state.md.us/childworkpermit, and submit the completed form directly to your employer.
MVA Learner’s Permit Verification
Maryland State Law requires all applicants for a learner’s permit, under the age of 16, to demonstrate acceptable school attendance. To verify school attendance, please bring the “MVA Verification” form (see attachment below) to Mr. Kevin Dobbins, Attendance Coordinator, in the Attendance Office.
Advisory: The purpose of advisory is to provide a space for the development of student-student and student-teacher relationships that are attentive to student mental health and academic achievement. The advisory should be a moment for everyone to stop and take a breath -- to assess where they are and what they need. The advisory teacher/student ratio will be approximately 20:1.
Students meet regularly in grade level groups with an assigned advisor, who remains the group’s advisor throughout their four years.