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:

Four-year College Applicants:

The documents/information below will help guide you through the application process for four-year colleges. 
Patriot CEEB Code --471562
Quick Guide to using Naviance--Naviance Student Tip Sheet (1).doc-

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the application process at Patriot  HS--College APP FAQs (2) (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 Guide
NOVA Virtual Info & Major Exploration Presentation

Future College Athletes-- Visit the NCAA website to register and be sure you are on track.
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future
Military Enlistment Information--
For information on joining the US Military visit the website :https://www.todaysmilitary.com/joining-eligibility.
For a list of recruiters assigned to Patriot High School, download and open the document below. US Military Recruiters Assigned to Patriot HS.docx
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

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 at the school level. 


Virtual College Tours/Fairs and Information Sessions

Big Future Days--Sign up for College Board's series of  virtual college fairs. See attached flyer for more info and a chance to connect directly with college admissions representatives and current  college students. BigFuture-Days-Flyer-English.pdfBigFuture-Days-Flyer-Spanish.pdf (click to download and open)

 
Click on schools below to virtually tour their campuses.

UVA Information Session
UVA tour
West Virginia Univ
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech

College Planning Resources:

Collegeboard.org
Collegeboard Big Future
College Essay Help Article
ACT.org

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.

Summer/Special Programs

Civil Engineering: Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Summer Internships:

https://www.mwaa.com/about/summer-intern-program 

Novant Health Summer Teen Volunteer Program--Students between 15-18 who have completed sophomore year are eligible to apply. Only 48 slots--apply early. Visit: NovanthealthUVA.org/pwvolunteer for more information
 

The Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI) offers an all expense paid, in-residence summer STEM intensive in Towson, MD.  High school students attend for 2 weeks. High School students must be 15 years of age by July 1, 2021.

The Guided Pathway Support Program(GPS)-- free College Access Initiative open to African American high school juniors and seniors. GPS guides and empowers students through every stage of the college application process. Applications are accepted year-round from high school juniors and seniors. Visit the Guided Pathway Support Program site for more info and to apply.

MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (online)
A six-month online experience that empowers students to pursue their passions in a STEM field at NO COST. To learn more visit the website

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

Career/ Internships/Job Information
Washington DC / Northern Virginia High School Internship Opportunities 2021- https://www.dccollegecounseling.com/washingtondchighschoolinternships

JATC Apprenticeship Information/Application--Applications now being taken for the local JATC Apprenticeship Program; Deadline March 31, 2021--http://www.washdcjatc.org/apply.cfm

Steamfitters Local 602 JATC Application for Apprenticeship--
2021 Applications will be taken online ONLY starting Monday, January 4 at 8 AM and closing Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11 AM. Must be 18 by August 15, 2021. Visit: www.602training.org (beginning January 4, 2021)

Video on Trades and Apprenticeship Opportunities for HS Grads-
https://youtu.be/a7m-ERyiNZc

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

NOVA SySTEMic Solutions: Virtual Career Resources:

https://www.nvcc.edu/systemic/index.html 

Civil Engineering: Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority:

Careershttps://www.mwaa.com/about/careers 

https://www.mwaa.com/about/summer-intern-program 

American Pool is Hiring --2020_NowHiring_FlashingFlyer.gif;
AmericanPool.pdf

T. B. I. Lawn Care Professionals--info@turfbuilders.com; 703-455-5296

Construction Jobs--https://virginia.byf.org/

Cyber Security 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/

Cyber Security Education Guide:

https://cybersecuritydegrees.org/

Resume Writing Help for High School Students--https://novoresume.com/career-blog/high-school-resume
 
Other Resources for jobs/career information:
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.