Office for Student Success

Phone Number: (703) 361-9131
Fax Number: (703) 330-0339

Jasmin Quinones, School Counselor
Grades 9-11; Last names A to F
Grade 12; Last names Afriye-Opuku to Chicas-Moraga

Amanda Sehres, School Counselor
Grades 9-11; Last names G to L
Grade 12; Last names Childress to Garcia

Cindy Watson, School Counselor
Grades 9-11; Last names M to Z
Grade 12; Garrison to Zheng

Janeth Luna, Registrar
703.361.9131, extension 16181


How do I get a VA work permit?

When should I take the SAT?

It is recommended that students take the SAT as early as their junior year.

How many times can the SAT be taken?

Typically two to three times. The highest Verbal and the highest Math scores will be used by the Admissions Office.

Who should take the SAT?

Any student planning to apply to a four year college or university should take the SAT.

Why should students take the PSAT?

The PSAT is wonderful practice for the SAT, and juniors who take the test may qualify to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation Programs. Most importantly, the PSAT is a comprehensive tool that gives valuable feedback to the student and to the school. Students will receive scores in critical reading, math reasoning, and writing and will see how their scores compare to those of other sophomores or juniors across the country. Through a question by question review of answers, students will be able to see which answers they got right or wrong and will be able to refer to the original test booklet for additional practice. The Score Report will give students a personalized statement of specific academic skills that need attention, along with suggested steps to improve those skills.

Please note that the PSAT is NOT used for college admission.

How does college differ than high school?

Students must advocate for themselves, must be able to work independently, and must learn strong study and time management skills.

Are college visits excused absences?

Yes, but it is recommended that students prearrange the absence with school personnel.

When should college visits be scheduled?

Initial college visits should be scheduled during the spring and summer of the junior year. Second visits can then be scheduled during the fall and early spring of the senior year.

Are there specific questions to ask when on a college visit?

Yes. Stop by the Guidance Office and speak with Ms. Watson for suggested questions. It is important to ask the same questions during each college visit in order to compare information.

Should college visits be overnight?

It is important to gather as much information about colleges as possible. Staying overnight provides students access to the dorms, to the cafeteria, to the library, to classes, and to other students.

Is there a deadline for filing the FAFSA?

Yes. It is important to check with each college for their filing deadline.

What is Manassas Park High School's CEEB code?


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