Career and College Planning

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 Information

Below are resources to help guide you through the application process for four-year colleges.

Patriot CEED Code - 471562

Community College Applicants (NOVA) Guide:

Future College Athletes:

  • Visit the NCAA website to register and be sure you are on track.
Military Enlistment InformationFor information on joining the US Military visit Today's Military
For the most current contact information regarding recruiters assigned to Patriot High School, call the numbers below or email Ms. Valentino, Patriot's Collegeand Career Counselor at Ms. Valentino's email.

  • Army - 703-361-5811
  • Marine Corps - 540-428-4367
  • Air Force - 240-602-5736
  • Coast Guard - 703-490-5021
  • Army National Guard - 540-810-4723
Naviance Student - College/Career Exploration
PWCS Transcript Policy

Transcripts for College Applications are requested through Naviance:
  • 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".
  • 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.

Paying for Transcripts--PWCS Online Fee Payments. See the attached for instructions on paying for transcripts. Online Payment System (1).pdf

  • 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

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

Virtual College Tours/Fairs and Information Sessions

Click on schools below to virtually tour their campuses.

College Planning Resources:

College Board
College Board Big Future
College Essay Help Article

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.

Career/ Internships/Job Information
Washington DC / Northern Virginia High School Internship Opportunities 2021-

JATC Apprenticeship--Information/ApplicationApplications

Steamfitters Local 602 JATC Application for Apprenticeship--

Video on Trades and Apprenticeship Opportunities for HS Grads-

Lockheed Martin (Manassas) Offers Employment Opportunities for Graduating Seniors. Click on link below to view a video for more information.

NOVA SySTEMic Solutions: Virtual Career Resources:

Civil Engineering: Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority:


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T. B. I. Lawn Care Professionals-- 703-455-5296

Construction Jobs--

Cyber Security Career Training in Virginia-- Visit the site below to learn more about career training and opportunities in the field of Cyber Security.

Cyber Security Education Guide:

Resume Writing Help for High School Students--

We're a dedicated mental health jobs board covering all states and all career stages.

We also have lots of career development resources including detailed guides to the various subfields of mental health which should be useful as well.


Other Resources for jobs/career information:

College Guide for veterans and active service members

Career Path

Occupational Outlook Handbook

1,500 job descriptions and their likely pay scale

U.S. Dept of Labor
Interactive data base of occupational information

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