• MLK Guidance

    Our children are our most important guests, who enter into our home
    ask for careful attention, stay for a while and then leave to follow their own way.

    (Tel) 240.297.6117
    (Fax) 301.931.6589

    Ms. Goodridge tracey.hall@pgcps.org
    Department Chairperson
    Grade 6 Last Names A-L &
    Grade 8
    Ext 72118
    Mr. Okafor samuel.okafor@pgcps.org Grade 6 Last Names M-Z &
    Grade 7
    Ext 72117

    Ms. Jones  - Guidance Secretary/Registrar
    240.297.6117  |  kimberlee.jones@pgcps.org

    MLK Guidance Department Brochure   

    Guidance and Counseling Department offers individual and group counseling for study skills, interpersonal relationships and
    decision-making. Counselors also provide classroom lessons pertaining to learning styles, graduation requirements, and problem-solving. 
    Counselors provide assistance with parent workshops pertaining to adolescents and help coordinate Career /College Days and Volunteer Fairs. 

     Attention Parents:

    IMPORTANT: All parents/guardians of current 8th graders are required to provide updated proof of residency before students transition to high school. Letter from CEO
    Letter from MLK 
    *** ALL DOCUMENTS DUE 3/24/17 
    Please see Ms. Jones, the Guidance Secretary, to complete this update. 
    Questions - 240.297.6117  

    Note to All Parents:  Private party leases must be notarized by the landlord.
     Pupil Accounting and School Boundaries  AP5111

    Specialty Programs and Public Charter School Application Process 

    PGCPS Parent Information  

    Student Records, Transfers, and Archival Services  

    Change of Address/Phone Number 

    Please contact the guidance secretary at 240.297.6117 if you move.  You must provide proof of residency to remain enrolled in a Prince George’s County Public School.  It is very important that we keep addresses current. Also, please contact the guidance office if your home and/or work telephone number(s) change(s).

    Guidance Teas 


    Homework Requests 

    If your child is out of school due to illness of 3 or more days, work can be requested from the Guidance office.  Parents can call to request the missed work. Teachers have 48 hours (working days) from the time of the request to provide the requested work.

    Parent/Teacher Conferences 

    Ms. Goodridge or Mr. Okafor can arrange a conference with your child’s teachers.  Call 240.297.6117 between 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM.


    The registration process can take up to 2 hours.  Please bring the required proof of residency documentation Click here for Prince George's County Public Schools Requiremements en español It is recommended you call the Guidance Office before you come for more information. 

    Science and Technology Testing 

    Contact Ms. Goodridge, counselor with question/concerns. 240.297.6117

    Please visit the Department of Testing online at/testing/index.aspx?id=54930

    Service Hours 

    Service-learning is a teaching method that combines meaningful service to the community with curriculum-based learning. Students improve their academic skills by applying what they learn in school to the real world; they then reflect on their experience to reinforce the link between their service and their learning. Prince George's County Public Schools students must engage in a minimum of 75 student service-learning (SSL) hours in order to successfully meet the service-learning graduation requirement.

    To ensure that students are able to meet this requirement, service-learning has been infused into the science and social studies curricula for grades 5-10 for a total of 51 hours.  Students must complete 24 independent hours of service learning.

    Visit the Student Services site: /curriculum/ssl.aspx?id=16510.  Forms can be downloaded or picked up in the Guidance Office.  Completed forms are to be turned in to guidance by the end of the quarter the service learning has been completed.

    Note: Report card indicates when independent services hours are met (24 hours).  There is no indication of number of hours on report cards.

    Check with MLK Guidance Office for Service Hour opportunities Some ongoing dates: More Information  

    Student Appointments 

    Students should make appointments with the appropriate counselor in the morning before homeroom or at lunch.

    Teacher Recommendations, Forms to be Completed by MLK Staff, and/or Student Transcripts

    All forms are to be submitted to the secretary in the guidance office.  Parents must provide a release of records signed by a parent/guardian before any information will be sent to a school or other facility.  Once guidance has received the signed released form, the recommendation form(s) will be given to the requested teacher(s).  The completed teacher recommendations will be returned to the secretary and she will send the forms and transcripts to the requesting school.  She will save a copy of the packet sent, including the recommendations, in case there is a delay in delivery.  Please allow 10 days for teachers to complete forms.  If you receive an electronic request for teachers to complete, please forward the request to: Ms. Goodridge at tracey.hall@pgcps.org  MLK will submit all transcripts and recommendations to the requesting school/facility.   If you have any questions, please call 240.297.6117.

    Withdrawal Process 

    Please contact guidance at least 24 hours in advance so that your child can be withdrawn with the proper paperwork for you to enroll in his/her new school.

    Work Permits 

    Students MUST be 14 years old in order to request a work permit. A work permit is not a job application. Applications for work permits are accepted online at:

    https://www.dllr.state.md.us/childworkpermit  |  More Information