Our Lady of Good Counsel High School is a place where young men and women who have a desire to make a difference in this world begin their journey.
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Welcome to Good CounselOur Lady of Good Counsel High School is a place where young men and women who have a desire to make a difference in this world begin their journey. We welcome students of all faiths and diverse backgrounds, and promote a culture of excellence and achievement in Catholic education.
Our students thrive in a challenging college prep academic program that includes courses at the Advanced Placement level. Our International Baccalaureate program is one of the oldest in Maryland and was the first Catholic school in our region to offer the challenging curriculum. In addition, we offer a wide range of extracurricular activities that allow our young men and women to grow intellectually, spiritually, creatively and physically.
- What percentage of your senior class is college-bound?
- How many applications do you receive each year?
- Is there a separate application for academic scholarships?
- How are scholarship decisions made?
- What is the average class size?
- What transportation options are available?
The annual average is about 99+%. Good Counsel High School graduates attend colleges and universities across the nation ranging from fine arts institutions to Ivy League schools.
213 members awarded a four-year scholarship total of over $33 million - the average award per graduate is the highest in school history.
Academic scholarships are awarded based on the applicant's performance on the Archdiocesan Entrance Exam (the HSPT), transcripts, the application essay, and extracurricular achievement. The typical recipient scored better than the 95th percentile on the HSPT, has a history of superior classroom achievement in challenging courses, and has an essay and list of extracurricular achievement which stands apart from the rest of the applicants.
Good Counsel currently offers many options for bus routes in Montgomery County and Howard County, access bus route information. Good Counsel also provides the student directory in zip code format for parents interested in arranging car pools.