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Counselor Assignments:

Ms. Natalie Gaudette (Grades 11 & 12)

Counselor Bio: Ms. Gaudette has been a Professional School Counselor at CMIT Academy North High School since the 2016-17 School Year after graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park School of Education with a Master’s of Education in School Counseling. Originally coming to Maryland from Connecticut, Ms. Gaudette attended the University of Maryland, College Park for her Bachelor’s Degree before completing a year of service as a City Year AmeriCorps Member working at Kramer Middle School in Southeast DC. Ms. Gaudette is passionate about postsecondary education access for all students and believes that all students have the ability to succeed if given the resources and support to do so. In Ms. Gaudette’s free time, she volunteers with the HOBY Leadership Organization, spends time with her two cats, and eats sushi. Ms. Gaudette also loves solo skydiving!

Contacting Ms. GaudetteEmail is Ms. Gaudette’s preferred mode of communication. You can reach her at ngaudette@cmitacademy.org. Please reach out to Ms. Gaudette via email if you would like to set up an appointment. Appointments can be made in person, over the phone, or over Zoom/Google Hangout.

Mr. Jose Conde (Grades 9 & 10)

Counselor Bio: Mr. Conde began his career in education as an English Teacher in Prince George’s County Public Schools. He worked as a middle school RELA teacher for 10 years at CMIT North Middle School and transitioned to CMIT North High School as a Professional School Counselor. He graduated from the University of Maryland, University College with a BA in English in 2006 and from Bowie State University in 2016. Mr. Conde grew up in Prince George’s County, and his roots in the county fuel his commitment to providing his best educational services possible to students in the CMIT family. Mr. Conde believes in the importance of equity and inclusion for all students to achieve their full potential and to realize their academic and career goals. In his free time, Mr. Conde loves to volunteer at his church, spend time with family and friends, exercising, and reading.

Contacting Mr. Conde: The best way to contact Mr. Conde is by email at jconde@cmitacademy.org. Please feel free to contact him to make an appointment.

Below you will find the CMIT Academy North High School Counseling Department Mission and Vision statements, which were written in alignment with the High School’s overall Mission and Vision.

School Counseling Program Mission Statement
The School Counselors at CMIT Academy North aim to guide students in their journey to successful and fulfilling futures by providing them with a safe, compassionate, and supportive learning environment in which they feel empowered to lead themselves towards achieving their maximum potential in academic, social/emotional, and college and career goals.

School Counseling Program Vision Statement
The CMIT Academy North School Counseling Department aims to empower students to become high-achieving leaders in their schools, families, and communities, preparing them to achieve their maximum potential in post-secondary education and professional career fields.

School CEEB Code

For your convenience, the College Entrance Examination Board Code for CMIT is 210722.

Pathways to College Handbook

This handbook provides a chronological map of suggested dates, deadlines, and steps to take in regards to preparing for the college application process, obtaining financial aid and scholarships, and accepting and heading to a college. The guide was made by the Department of Student Services and the Offices of College Readiness and School Counseling. You can download the handbook here.

Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation Prevention

Bullying, harassment, and intimidation have no place at CMIT. Whether it happens in the hallways, in the cafeteria, or online, such behavior can create hostile learning environments that interfere with students’ ability to strive academically, emotionally, and physically. Bullying is unwanted behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated over time with the intent to cause harm. Bullying behavior may include: making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physical or verbally, and deliberately excluding someone from a group.

If you would like to report instances of bullying, harassment, or intimidation, please complete the Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Reporting form available electronically here. Meetings will be held with each involved party to discuss findings and develop a plan of support.

Maryland Minor Work Permit

Students do not get Work Permits from the high school. In order to apply for a work permit, students may go to the following link for online forms and more information: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/wages/empm.shtml. Per the linked website, work permits are required for all minors under the age of 18 to work in Maryland. Work permits are not issues to anyone under the age of 14. Work permits are not issued to anyone under 18 until they have been offered a job and a new permit must be obtained if the minor changes jobs. Work permits are attained online with the student and their parent.

Maryland Driver’s Permits

Students interested in earning their Driver’s Permit in the state of Maryland should go to the following link for more information: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/drivers/rookie-driver/general-learners.htmIf the student is under the age of 16, they must provide a form called the DL-300 during their permit application process. This form gives information about attendance and verification of identity and must be submitted in a sealed, unopened envelope. Previously, the form had to be completed by the student/parent and then the second half would be completed by the school. However, the form has been updated and can now be completed by the student and parent alone. The form is available for download here for your convenience.

Resources

College Knowledge Night December 2020
Communication at a Stay-at-Home World
College Applications 101
Academic Transitions and Study Skills
Stress Management Presentation

Personal Safety Lessons