Career and College Planning
- Carroll County Career and Technology Center
- Dual Enrollment
- Career Connections/Internships
- College Admissions
- Scholarships and Financial Aid
- Military Resources
- NCAA Eligibility
- Scheduling and Course Selection
Dual enrollment provides high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in college level courses through local colleges while enrolled in a Carroll County Public High School. Dually enrolled students may take college courses for which they have met the prerequisite requirements and for which they have received authorization by both a parent/guardian and a designated school official. Approval for participation is dependent upon the student’s GPA, service-learning hours, and attendance requirements. Courses may be selected from either the general education component or the career completer courses of CCPS state-approved programs offered at the College.
Career Connections, Maryland’s workforce preparation and economic development partnership, helps prepare today’s students for the career and educational opportunities of tomorrow. Educators, businesses, students, and parents are working together to expand career development and provide opportunities for career exploration to assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future. Career Connections involves the various groups of a community (school, business, parent) to help in educating and preparing tomorrow’s citizens. Connecting Century High students to the community workforce is also a tool for businesses to help develop and educate their own future workforce, and for educators to engage their communities to help every student succeed.
For more information on career connections and internships, please contact Ms. Brezicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- College Search
- What are colleges looking for?
- Your high school transcript
- Types of admission
- Test taking (SAT, etc)
- Types of applications
- Writing your essay
- Letters of Recommendations
- Types of financial aid
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
- College visits
- Final decisions
- Final transcript requests
Scholarship opportunities will be communicated to students/parents through multiple means including morning announcements, Instagram, and email. Please continue to check these platforms for updated information throughout the school year.
Students can also view CCPS/MVH local scholarship opportunities using Naviance. In Naviance, students should select "Colleges", then "Scholarship Search" to view all scholarships.
Students can also search for scholarships on these sites:
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form is used to determine the amount of money a family is expected to contribute to the price of attending a postsecondary institution. The results of the FAFSA are used in determining student grants, work study, and loan amounts.
The FAFSA opens on October 1, 2023 and must be submitted by March 1, 2022. Please note that some colleges have an earlier deadline.
Naviance is a web-based program that supports students in exploring and developing their postsecondary plans.
It addresses four key areas of college and career readiness:
- Self Discovery
- Career Exploration
- Academic Planning
- College/Career Preparation
- Click on the link above
- Click on "Log in with Active Directory"
- Enter CCPS Username and Password
- Click on Naviance App
Resources Available in Naviance
- Career Assessments
- Self Discovery Assessments
- Roadtrip Nation
- Resume Builder
- College Search Engine and Resources
- College Application Platform
- Scholarship Opportunities
If you are a parent trying to access Naviance Student, please check your email or contact a school counselor for your access code.
This site strives to paint an accurate picture of life in today’s Military; including interviews with active-duty service members from every branch of service and interactive tools to explore the range of military career opportunities. This site is not intended as a recruiting tool for any branch of the U.S. Military. Rather, it was developed as a comprehensive resource for young adults, parents and educators curious about military service.
The Service Academies
- U.S. Naval Academy
- U.S. Air Force Academy
- U.S. Military Academy at West Point
- U.S. Coast Guard Academy
- U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
The Army provides this resource to aid students interested in military careers. However, they also provide practice for high school standardized tests, SAT, and American College Testing (ACT). Student do need to register to access practice tests. Registration and use of the site does not obligate students to receive recruiting calls. They may choose to contact an Army representative, via email or chat, if they are interested in further information.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students. If you are interested in taking the ASVAB, please reach out to your school counselor.
Information on Registering for the Selective Service