College & Career Counseling Office


College & Career Counseling Office

Please click on the picture above for access to the WL Virtual College and Career Office (must be logged into an APS account for access). Most of the information is also available through the tabs on the left of your screen.


General websites to help with college and career planning:


VA Wizard

Big Future – College Board

College Navigator

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 


College Checklists/Timelines/Resources

Junior Year Checklist (ENG SPAN)

College Research Guide (EngSpan)

WLHS campus visit checklist (Eng Span)

College Planning Document


Upcoming Events:

September 14: Senior College Planning Night; 7:00pm; live, virtual event

October 11: APS College Fair will be held in-person at TJ Community Center



Classroom Lessons:

Grade Date Topic
9 November

1.Strengths Explorer Assessment

2. Goal Setting

10 March 1. Career Cluster Assessment and discussion
11 April

1. College Search/match

2. Adding colleges of interest to Naviance

3. Using Test Prep for SAT/ACT

12 September- February, May

1. College Application Support

2. Senior Survey



College & Career Counselor

Elysse Catino has been a counselor at Washington-Lee since 2011. She received her M.A. from Marymount University and her B.A. in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining the W-L Counseling Department, Elysse worked in human resources and was an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College for five years. Currently, Elysse is a faculty advisor to our CONNECT Mentors and Sources of Strength peer leaders. When she is not at W-L, she can be found enjoying the outdoors, spending time with her daughters, and baking.


Elysse Catino