Welcome to the Patriot High School College and Career Page

This site provides information and resources relating to college and career planning. Please visit often for updates. Also, stop by the Patriot Career Center for more information regarding college and careers.

College Info:

Virtual College  Fairs--Registration Now Open:

VACRO AND STRIVESCAN present the  VIRUTUAL COLLEGE EXPLORATION PROGRAM-Fairs and Panels representing over 100 colleges. Registration information available on attached flyer. VACRAO QR flyer (1).pdf and at https://www.vacrao.com/2020-virginia-virtual-tour-registration

HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Virtual College Fair-Join HBCU's on Facebook Live and YouTube Live Saturday, September 12th at 12pm EST for the HBCU Virtual College Fair where HBCU Recruiters will explain more about their schools and  Graduates and Current Students will share their experiences. Go to link to register and for more info. 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hbcu-virtual-college-fair-tickets-118699749145?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing


NACAC VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS--
NACAC Virtual College Fairs is at nacacfairs.org/virtual-students. Log in and register to participate in the fairs at virtualcollegefairs.org. Attached is additional information.nacac_virtualcollegefairs_studentflyer.pdf ; Dates are beow:

JumpStart College Admissions  Class of 2021 Presentation  Powerpoint (from 8/20)  JUMP START COLLEGE ADMISSIONS 21 (1).pptx

Financial Aid Workshops Planned for PWCS  Families (presented by  The College Place, Alexandria,:
Please see the registration links below for 3 different date options, each at 6:00 pm. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

October 1 https://ecmc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpdeurrzMqGtExEjAV7U8H6DJykHEkYxhu

October 6 https://ecmc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrdeioqDkqE93NXpobCqqP4eTR7qKCe4F0

October 8 https://ecmc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqd-6oqzouGtUjMtYNZQFsE4d7ReXEOUN5

Four-year College Applicants:
The documents below will help guide you through the application process for four-year colleges. 
Quick Guide to using Naviance--Naviance Student Tip Sheet (1).doc-
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the application process at Patriot HS--College APPFAQs (2) (2).docx
College Application  Checklist--Senior College Check List 2020-21 (1).doc

Community College Applicants (NOVA) Guide:
The following document is  a  guide for applying to NOVA--
NOVA guiderev910.docx
Future College Athletes-- Visit the NCAA website to register and be sure you are on track.
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future


Naviance Student - College/Career Exploration

The Naviance website allows parents and students to explore and make plans for life after high school. See below for log in information.

Login page: https://student.naviance.com/patriot
Sign in with Clever (O365 log in )
For detailed instructions, click link below to download,
Naviance Student Log in 2020-2021 db.docx

PWCS Transcript Policy--

Transcript Requests (for College Apps):

  • Click the ‘Colleges’ tab at the top of the page
  •  Select ‘Colleges I’m applying to’, click the ‘+’ sign to the right
  • Answer all questions. Be sure to select the correct application type (i.e. Regular or Early Decision, Rolling, Priority, etc.), which will determine the college/university deadline for all documents to be received. THIS IS THE DATE THAT WE USE IN THE OFFICE FOR SUBMITTING COLLEGE DOCUMENTS.
  • Click ‘Add and Request Transcript’, answer questions, click ‘Request and Finish’
  • If applying via the Common Application, see Common App tip sheet located at the bottom of Home page for instructions on matching accounts. (REQUIRED STEP)
  • Requests for the NCAA Eligibility Center are handled as if it were for a college application. (Just type NCAA)
  • Bring payment to Mrs. Baltimore in Counseling. The first three transcripts are free, all after that are $5 each. You do not need to request mid-year or final transcripts. Transcript requests for scholarships, nominations and the NCAA are also free of charge.
  •  ALLOW 10 BUSINESS DAYS, PRIOR TO YOUR DEADLINE(S), FOR THE PROCESSING OF TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS

The FERPA consent form must be completed by a parent and returned to Ms. Baltimore in Counseling before transcripts can be requested. To access the FERPA form, log into your account in Naviance, Click on "My Planner," then "Tasks."

Obtaining a hard copy of a Transcript--Contact Ms Baltimore in the  Counseling office for copies:

  • First three college applications and accompanying transcripts requested for the school year = No Charge
  • All college applications beyond the first three with all accompanying transcripts = $5 per college application
  • Scholarship and NCAA Clearinghouse transcripts = No Charge

*Cash or check is accepted 

**Any student who has been granted a fee waiver for the SAT, ACT, or a specific college application may request a transcript fee wavier at the school level. 

Virtual College Tours-Click on schools below to virtually tour their campuses.

UVA
West Virginia Univ
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech


College Planning Resources:
Collegeboard.org
Collegeboard Big Future
College Essay Help Article
ACT.org

I am the ONE
--College Preparation and Information
Next Step--College Planning resources
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

SCHEV makes higher education public policy recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly in such areas as capital and operating budget planning,enrollment projections, institutional technology needs, and student financial aid.

Special Programs

FREE NASA OPPORTUNITIES FOR VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides FREE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) opportunities for Virginia high school students in grades 10 through 12.

10TH GRADE
Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS)
 – Online course  focusing on missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a week-long summer academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. http://vsgc.odu.edu/spacecoast/

11TH AND 12TH GRADE
Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) – Online course for  focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to the Moon and on to Mars with a week-long summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center. Students can earn up to four free dual enrollment college credits.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/

11TH AND 12TH GRADE
Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS)
 – interactive online earth system science course  features NASA scientific research and data. Students can earn up to five dual enrollment college credits and can also be selected to attend a summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS

Our online course applications are OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 25th for 10th – 12th grade students to apply.


 
Career/Job Information

Lockheed  Martin (Manassas) Offers Employment Opportunities for Graduating Seniors.
Click on link below to view a video for more information.
https://vimeo.com/453306443/77acad255c

T. B. I. Lawn Care Professionals--info@turfbuilders.com; 703-455-5296
Construction Jobs--https://virginia.byf.org/
Family Insights, P.C.--Now Hiring Behavior Technicians/possible interns and volunteers; Must be high school graduate with a valid driver's license; desire to work with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (primarily Autism).  Informational Flyer

Cybersecurity Career Training in Virginia-- Visit the site below to learn more about career training and opportunities in the field of Cyber Security.
https://cyberdegreesedu.org/programs/virginia/


Information on finding an internship

Resource for those looking for work

Links (Career/Job Info)
Career Path

Occupational outlook handbook

1500 job descriptions and their likely pay scale

US Dept of Labor
Interactive data base of occupational information

US Small Business Administration
Providing support to small businesses across the nation.