College and Career Center News

11/17/2019

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  @email

Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

SENIORS: NEED HELP COMPLETING THE FAFSA? Go to one of the FREE FAFSA One-on-One Completion Clinics:

Registration is required:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/

 

Thursday, December 5 @ 6:30-8:30 pm

Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale, VA 22003

 

In order to complete the FAFSA, you must bring the following documents with you to the Clinic:

● Social security number of student and parents

● If not a US citizen, your permanent resident number

● Date of birth of student and parents

● Date of marriage of parents (Date of divorce, if applicable)

● Date you moved to Virginia

● W-2 forms or other wage statements (2018)

● Current statements for checking, savings, and other asset accounts

● Investment records, including 529 plans or other prepaid college accounts

● Your 2018 federal tax return

● Alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

● Military families – LES (student and/or parents) for any month in 2018

● Driver’s license number if you have one

● An FSA ID - one for the student and one for the parent (you can secure these ID’s at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm)

 

FHS Event:

US Naval Academy Midshipman Info Session

November 26 @ 1:30pm

Career Center

Kevin O’Callaghan, current US Naval Academy Midshipman, will be here to share information on the Academy and his perspective as a student. 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend.  Sign up on Naviance Student, Colleges, College Visit and ask your teacher’s permission to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

LOCAL COLLEGE EVENTS:

Snapshot of NOVA-Annandale (Campus Tours)

December 9, 6:00-7:00 pm

Meet at the CA Mark Warner Building – Information Desk.  One hour Tour & Admissions Discussion.

Spots are limited.  RSVP:  tinyurl.com/SnapNOVA

 

NOVA CTE Program Fair

Tuesday, November 19, 9:30 am-2:00 pm

NOVA Annandale Campus

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is hosting a Career Exploration Fair for high school students interested in exploring Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at their Annandale Campus. There will be opportunities for high school students to learn more about NOVA’s CTE programs through an overview of the programs of study, student services, and enrollment that is available on their campuses. Students interested in this career exploration fair experience should register online at http://career.novastem.us/explore

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact NOVA’s STEM Coordinator, Tiffany Rosier directly at @email.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Footlocker @ Tysons Corner Hiring Sales Associates

Responsibilities

  • Ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction by being knowledgeable on all products offered, and teaming up with co-workers to provide excellent sales service
  • Delivering sales, outstanding customer experience, and operational expectations
  • Maintaining personal and productivity goals
  • Connects with every customer by asking open-ended questions to assess needs
  • Ability to learn and share expertise of products and trends to fit customer’s needs
  • Maintains an awareness of all product knowledge, and current or upcoming product / trends
  • Contributes to a positive and inclusive work environment

Qualifications

  • 0-3  year of retail experience
  • Confident and comfortable engaging customers to deliver an elevated experience
  • Motivated to achieve great results because of one's enthusiasm from interacting with customers and athletic products
  • Initiates completion of tasks or activities without necessary supervision
  • Flexible availability – including nights, weekends, and holidays

Apply through: https://www.sneakerjobs.com/us/en/job/FLINUS19710/Sales-Associate

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer & Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Fairfax HS – NOVA Classic Wrestling Tournament:

Fairfax High School is once again hosting the prestigious NOVA Classic Wrestling Tournament on Friday, Dec. 13th and Saturday, Dec.14th.  This tournament involves over 30 schools and 400 wrestlers!  Students can earn service hours by assisting with Concession sales.  Sign up to help at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4EA8A823A64-20191 or contact Wendy Everard at @email 

 

City of Fairfax Regional Library

Orientation:  Monday, Nov. 18 @ 7:00 pm

The City of Fairfax Regional Library has an ongoing Teen Volunteer Program.  Typical tasks include straightening shelves and collecting books to be re-shelved.  Library volunteers must be 12 years or older and be in 7th grade or above.  All students who wish to volunteer must attend a Volunteer Orientation.  To sign up for the Nov. 18th Orientation, go to:

https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/custom/1380/#/opp_details/178732?org=City%20of%20Fairfax&sortPredicate=publishDateUtc&sortByAttribute=date&sortRecordType=opp&sortReverse=true&view=list

Interested volunteers may contact the Student Volunteer Coordinator at 703.293.6227 extension 2.

 

Volunteer Opportunities – Burke Lake Park Holiday Events:

This year will be our 5th annual Winter Wonderland event from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on December 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th. Volunteer opportunities for Winter Wonderland include craft attendants (candle making!), hot drink and s’more area attendants, train ticket and train loaders, registration helpers, roaming characters, and Santa’s cottage elves.

This year is also our 2nd annual Celebration Station event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 6th, 7th, 13th, and 14th. Celebration Station is when we transform the event area and train tracks with holiday lights and displays. Volunteer opportunities for this event include train ticket takers and train loaders, registration helpers, and hot drink attendants.

A pizza lunch provided for those volunteering with us for Winter Wonderland and water will be made available to all volunteers, Winter Wonderland and Celebration Station.

To sign up, go to: https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/custom/1380/#/opp_details/185313?org=FCP:%20Burke%20Lake%20Park&sortPredicate=publishDateUtc&sortByAttribute=date&sortRecordType=opp&sortReverse=true&view=list

 

Check out the updated Directory of Youth Service Opportunities from Volunteer Fairfax:

https://www.flipsnack.com/9D8BF57F8D6/ysod-2019-2020/full-view.html

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of December 15, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Nov. 20 in order to avoid a late fee.  

 

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the December 7 SAT is Nov. 26.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The late registration deadline for the December 14 ACT is Nov. 22.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Prince William County Public Schools invites 10th-12th grade students and parents to…

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Connections

November 21, 6-8 pm

Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd, Manassas, VA

Come learn more about Youth Registered Apprenticeships and Registered Apprenticeships.  This event provides students information about career related opportunities and potential employers. 

For more information, contact Crystal Thrower: @email or 703-392-0900, ext. 102

Snow Date:  December 9

 

NOVA STEM Day

Saturday, December 7, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

NOVA Alexandria Campus, 5000 Dawes Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311

This event provides local youth with a showcase of opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math. Designed for students of all ages, the day features hands-on exhibits, workshops, food, fun and learning! The events are FREE and open to the public. To register, go to:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nova-stem-day-alexandria-campus-tickets-71373133965?aff=erelexpmlt

 

Focusing on the Future (FOF) – William & Mary campus

Saturday, February 1, 2020

FOF exposes high-ability learners to career opportunities related to the arts, humanities, mathematics, and sciences. The program also informs parents of considerations and guidelines for effective career and academic planning.  The experience includes large and small group sessions for students and parents. Following an opening session, students in grades 6–8 and 9-12 attend four workshop sessions, each session offering six different topics. Other activities include a lunchtime panel discussion with William & Mary students and an opportunity for a campus tour.

Early Bird Deadline is December 13th for $85 per attendee, including parents

For complete information, see:  https://education.wm.edu/centers/cfge/precollegiate/future/index.php

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

YES Abroad:  Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad

The U.S. Department of State's Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad (YES Abroad) program, provides competitive merit-based scholarships for U.S. citizens in secondary school (age 15-18.5) to study for one academic year in select countries of strategic importance:  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, North Macedonia, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand and Turkey.  Eligibility:  US Citizen, high school student, age 15-18.5 years of age at the start of program.  French skills required for Morocco & Senegal.  Deadline to apply is December 3.  For more information, see:  https://www.yes-abroad.org/

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)

LEDA is a FREE seven-week summer institute at Princeton University which provides:  Leadership training, writing classes, college guidance and college trips, ACT/SAT prep, LEDA community, and room, board, and travel fully funded by LEDA. 

Eligibility: 

Socioeconomic backgrounds:  Students must be from low-income backgrounds who are U. S. citizens, Permanent Residents, or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. First-generation college students are given particular consideration. Personal Attributes: Demonstrated leadership abilities, Intellectual curiosity and devotion to study, Hunger to learn and achieve academically and Ethics, integrity, and strength of character. Academic Qualifications:

Be a junior in a public high school (11th grader) at the time of applying, Have an unweighted cumulative GPA of at least 3.6 and class ranking within the top 10% of the high school class, A record of enrollment and success in the most rigorous courses available to the student, e.g., honors, AP, IB, dual credit, or concurrent enrollment courses, Exceptional analytical reading and writing skills, demonstrating preparedness for selective colleges and universities, Scores above the national average on the PSAT, SAT, PLAN, and/or ACT.  The deadline to apply is December 11: https://ledascholars.org/our-program/leda-scholars-program/recruitment-admissions/apply/

 

Pathways to Flight Academies

High school students can experience a FREE, 2-week, intensive, residential flight academy at Averett University or Liberty University in the summer of 2020.  Students will undertake ground and flight training that can culminate in their first solo flight!  Students will immerse themselves in the field of aviation and discover exciting career opportunities while leaning to fly.  Eligibility:  Must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be U.S. Citizen, Virginia resident and 16 years old by the start of the Academy.  They must also pass an FAA flight physical exam.  The deadline to apply is January 12, 2020.  For more information, see:  http://vsgc.odu.edu/pathwaysflightacademies/

 

Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS) – June 21-August 1, 2020 – FREE PROGRAM!

This summer, 56 intellectually curious high school sophomores (“rising juniors”) will participate in one of four challenging six-week college-level seminars on topics related to critical Black and ethnic studies. The seminars will be held at Cornell University and the University of Michigan. Telluride works with university faculty to create exciting courses designed to inspire young people to explore the histories, politics and cultural experiences of people of African descent and a variety of other topics. Because we believe that students should have the opportunity to pursue their ideals, we cover all the program costs, including tuition, books, room and board, field trips, and facilities fees. Deadline to apply is January 6, 2020:

https://www.tellurideassociation.org/our-programs/high-school-students/sophomore-seminar-tass/

 

Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) – June 21-August 1, 2020 – FREE PROGRAM!

@ Cornell University, University of Maryland, or University of Michigan

A Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a free six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college.

Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Telluride students, or TASPers, attend a seminar led by college and university scholars and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom. Students attend TASPs because they want a personal and intellectual challenge. Telluride Association seeks students from all kinds of educational backgrounds who demonstrate intellectual curiosity and motivation, rather than prior knowledge of the seminar’s subject matter. TASPers participate solely for the pleasure and rewards of learning with other intelligent, highly motivated students of diverse backgrounds. The TASP offers no grades or college credit. Deadline to apply is January 13, 2020: https://www.tellurideassociation.org/our-programs/high-school-students/summer-program-juniors-tasp/

 

SCHOLARSHIP/AWARD OPPORTUNITY:

Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County Eligibility: Student (or group of students) who has worked specifically for peace and conflict resolution, either locally or globally. The award consists of $250 for the student, plus $100 to be donated to a nonprofit of the student's choice whose principles are consistent with the goals of the Student Peace Awards.

Students who would like to be considered for this award should email the following to Ms. Kim in the Career Center at @email by Wednesday, Nov. 20: their name(s) and a brief description of the student's or students' peacemaking activities. Please be specific. See Ms. Kim in the Career Center for questions.

10/31/2019

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  @email

Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

How to Fund Your Post-Secondary Education Workshops

College Access Fairfax, in partnership with FCPS, invites you to these workshops to help you understand and complete the required forms for securing financial aid for college:

Saturday, November 2

South Lakes High School

9:00-10:30 am:  FAFSA Line-by-Line Workshop

10:30-11:30 am: CSS Profile Line-by-Line Workshop

1:00-2:00 pm: Scholarship 101

10:00 am – 2:00 pm: FAFSA Completion

For more information and to register, go to:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/

Spanish and Korean translation will be available.

 

SENIORS: NEED HELP COMPLETING THE FAFSA? Go to one of the FREE FAFSA One-on-One Completion Clinics:

Registration is required:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/

 

Saturday, November 2, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

South Lakes High School

 

Thursday, November 7, 5:00-7:00 pm

Hayfield Secondary School

 

Saturday, November 9, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Centreville High School

 

Wednesday, November 13, 6:00-8:00 pm

South County High School

 

In order to complete the FAFSA, you must bring the following documents with you to the Clinic:

● Social security number of student and parents

● If not a US citizen, your permanent resident number

● Date of birth of student and parents

● Date of marriage of parents (Date of divorce, if applicable)

● Date you moved to Virginia

● W-2 forms or other wage statements (2018)

● Current statements for checking, savings, and other asset accounts

● Investment records, including 529 plans or other prepaid college accounts

● Your 2018 federal tax return

● Alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

● Military families – LES (student and/or parents) for any month in 2018

● Driver’s license number if you have one

● An FSA ID - one for the student and one for the parent (you can secure these ID’s at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm)

 

Seniors…Need help completing the NOVA or Pathway Application?

Ms. Cynthia Delacruz, Fairfax High School’s Pathway Counselor, can work with you individually or in small groups on the following day:

Wednesday, November 6, 8:30-3:30

Bring your laptop! Walk-ins welcome, appointments preferred.  Ms. Delacruz is located in Student Services, Room L124 (by the Career Center).  She can be reached at @email, or 703-425-5394. 

The deadline for students to submit an application for the Pathway program is NOVEMBER 8!!

 

LOCAL COLLEGE EVENTS:

2019 DC National Portfolio Day

Nov. 2 @ 1-5 pm

George Mason University School of Art

For more information, see: https://soa.gmu.edu/npd/

 

NACAC Performing & Visual Arts Fair

Sunday, Nov. 3 @ 1-3:30 pm

Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 3500 R Street, Washington, DC 20007 Free and open to the public.  Register at: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/washington-dc/

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS:

JMU Academic Open House

November 9

To register, go to: https://www.jmu.edu/admissions/openhouses/index.shtml

 

NOVA CTE Program Fair:

Tuesday, November 19, 9:30-2:00 pm

NOVA Annandale Campus

To register, go to:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefHyqb7vAt98y3tC7zqiFxXEAbcsXPU92KK9xXPmjjP7dxbg/viewform

CTE Programs at NOVA include our A.S and AAS below plus some additional CSC programs. A.S. Information Technology A.A.S. Cybersecurity A.A.S. Information Systems Technology A.S. Engineering A.A.S. Engineering Technology A.A.S. Business Management A.A.S. Accounting A.A.S. Administration of Justice A.A.S. Paralegal Studies A.A.S. Marketing A.A.S. Architecture Technology A.A.S. Construction Management Technology A.A.S. Air Conditioning & Refrigeration A.A.S. Automotive Technology A.A.S. Early Childhood Development A.A.S. Hospitality Management A.A.S. Photography & Media A.A.S. Communication Design A.A.S. Horticulture Technology A.A.S. Veterinary Technology A.A.S. Fire Science Technology A.A.S. Dental Hygiene A.A.S. Diagnostic Medical Sonography A.A.S. Radiography A.A.S. Medical Lab Technology A.A.S. Nursing A.A.S. Occupational Therapy Assistant A.A.S. Respiration Therapy A.A.S. Emergency Medical Services A.A.S. Health Information Management

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Teriyaki Madness - 10692 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030

We are looking for local students to help as cashiers at our restaurant starting as soon as possible.  This is a small fast casual place where cashiers will learn to work in a fast paced environment, manage multiples orders and customer relations. If interested, call the store no. 703-273-3600 (Please ask for TP), send an email: @email, or just walk in and fill out an application.

 

Premier Aquatics is Now Hiring!

Free American Red Cross Training, flexible hours, many locations, competitive pay, Age 15 +, Holidays/Weekend Bonus up to $150, Referral Bonus up to $75. Apply now at: http://www.premieraquatics.com/ or call: 703-373-0350

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer & Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Event: Holiday Craft Show

Location: Fairfax High School

Schedule: Saturday, Nov 16 (7:30am-10:30am) and Sunday, Nov 17 (8am – 10:30am)

Task: . You will be providing ‘IT Help’ to vendors who are connecting their phones/computers/ipads/etc to the Fairfax High School internet.

Dress: Please dress appropriately, jeans and sneakers are fine.

If interested, contact: Mitzi Taylor: @email or 703-385-7949 (office) or 703-470-2732 (cell)

 

Epsilon Academics: Volunteer Opportunity for High School Students

Epsilon Academics is a nonprofit organization that offers educational enrichment to students K-12.  They are currently looking for high school student volunteers to work with students after school at Lanier Middle School, Providence Elementary, and Daniels Run Elementary on a weekly basis.  No experience is required.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Epsilon Academics by email or phone:

Email: @email

Phone: (703) 868-9973

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of December 1, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Nov. 6 in order to avoid a late fee.  

 

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the December 7 SAT is Nov. 8.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The regular registration deadline for the December 14 ACT is Nov. 8.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

CAREER PROGRAM:

UVA sponsored event:  So You Want to Be an Architect?  

Saturday, November 16

Quinn Evans Architects, 2121 Ward Pl NW, Washington, DC 20037 Do you want to learn how to engage the past and shape the future?  Through interactive design exercises and a tour of Quinn Evans Architects, students will learn about all scales of the built environment including its history, planning and design from University of Virginia School of Architecture Alumni.

Register at:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/so-you-want-to-be-an-architect-dc-november-2019?utm_campaign=2019mmdd&utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=ugrad-admissions&utm_content=embed

 

Prince William County Public Schools invites 10th-12th grade students and parents to…

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Connections

November 21, 6-8 pm

Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd, Manassas, VA

Come learn more about Youth Registered Apprenticeships and Registered Apprenticeships.  This events provides students information about career related opportunities and potential employers. 

For more information, contact Crystal Thrower: @email or 703-392-0900, ext. 102

Snow Date:  December 9

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

Primeros Pasos | Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 En Español

@ Virginia Commonwealth University

Primeros Pasos, or First Steps, is a FREE one-day program designed to provide Latinx high school students and their families with an overview of the college experience and opportunities in higher education. Virginia Commonwealth University students, parents, administrators, faculty and alumni will be available throughout the day to welcome you and share their experiences. Check-in begins at the University Student Commons at 9 a.m. The day’s activities will begin with welcoming remarks at 9:45 a.m.

The day will feature interactive sessions for both students and parents. Activities include:

  • Bilingual workshop for parents about financial aid
  • Panel discussion with students from VCU’s Latino community
  • Demystifying college admissions process workshop
  • Conversations with representatives from the Office of Admissions
  • A campus tour and lunch on campus

RSVP: https://www.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-vcu/events/primeros-pasos, or by contacting Pedro Baiza Martinez at (804) 828-1190 or baizap@vcu.edu.

 

Embolden is hosting a Student Leadership Program (SLP) in Business from January 2 - 4, 2020 in Tysons, VA. Our mission is to empower motivated high school students with the skills necessary to become the next generation of leaders by connecting them with valuable exposure to career opportunities and professional networks. Our programs are led by experienced professionals from our community, who serve as both the instructors and mentors for our students. The SLP in Business will provide students with a growing community of friends and mentors, greater confidence in exploring and pursuing their passions, and insights into the world of business. The program is cost-free for the students. The deadline to apply is November 3.  For more information, see:  https://www.emboldenme.org/

 

Operation Understanding is a transformational year-long program for juniors.  The Fellowship begins in January.  During the first six months of the program, students participate in workshops, meetings, lectures, activities, learning about the religions, histories, and cultures of Blacks and Jews.  They build the trust necessary for true understanding through honest introspection and interactions, experiential learning and time in each others’ homes. The deadline to apply is November 29.  For more information and to apply, see: http://oudc.org/apply-for-the-2020-2021-class/

 

Scholarship to Study Abroad in Germany – Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

Funded by the U.S. State Department, the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers scholarships for high school students who seek to immerse themselves in German culture by living with a host family and attending a local high school. Previous German language is not required.  To be eligible, you must be a U.S citizen, have a 3.0 GPA or higher and be between the ages of 15 and 18.5 by August 1, 2020.  Deadline is December 3.  For more information, see:  https://www.ciee.org/about/about/what-we-stand-for/ciee-scholarships/congress-bundestag-youth-exchange-cbyx-program

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership – High School Leaders Program (HSLP) @ UVA

The HSLP provides intensive training in state and local government, politics, public speaking, leadership and public service to students from across Virginia.  Approximately 30 student are chosen each year.  Applicants must attend a public or private school in Virginia, be at least 16 years old and have completed their sophomore year.  Cost is $2,800.  Deadline is November 12.  For more information and application, see: https://sorenseninstitute.org/high-school-leaders-program

 

Bronfman Youth Fellowships:

Every year, twenty-six outstanding North American teenagers are selected as Bronfman Fellows. The Fellowship begins with a five-week, all-expenses-paid summer in Israel, where Fellows engage in thought-provoking study and conversation and make lifelong friends. Fellows encounter the land and people of Israel, study major issues in contemporary Jewish life, and meet with some of today's most influential figures. With the guidance of a diverse faculty of Rabbis and educators, the pluralistic group of Fellows have the opportunity to explore a wide range of Jewish texts, from classic religious documents to contemporary Israeli and American voices, using them to spark conversations, engage with stimulating existential questions, and achieve a deeper understanding of themselves and one another.  Deadline is December 1.  For more information and application, see:  http://www.bronfman.org/become

10/11/2019

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  @email

Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

This fall, over 100 college admission officers visit our Career Center to provide information that is not always available on their websites about campus life, strong programs/majors, scholarship opportunities and admission requirements for their institutions.  Visits are usually 30-40 minutes in length.

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the visits if they sign up in Naviance Student and ask their teachers’ permission to be excused from class.  Here is how you sign up:  Go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “Show more” for complete list of visits.  Find school name of visit you want to attend and select “View Details.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation screen to serve as your pass, or take a screen shot.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

On Tuesday, Oct. 15: Lander University (8:30), St. John’s University (9:00), University of Georgia (9:45), Binghamton University (10:30), Sweet Briar College (12:50), Old Dominion University (1:30) & St. Bonaventure University (2:15)

On Friday, Oct. 18: Guilford College (9:00), Johns Hopkins University (9:45), West Virginia University (1:30) & Frostburg State University (2:15)

 

Please plan to attend…

FCPS 2019 College Fair and College Night Programs

College Fair:  Sunday, October 20 at 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall

College Night:  Monday, October 21 at 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School

Both events provide opportunities for college-bound students and their families to gather information from a variety of schools.  Approximately 400 colleges and universities are represented, including two- and four-year colleges and military academies.  Students should register at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960

To see a list of colleges and universities attending College Fair on Oct. 20, go to: https://www.fcps.edu/node/32245

 

SENIORS: NEED HELP COMPLETING THE FAFSA? Go to one of the FREE FAFSA One-on-One Completion Clinics. Registration is required:  https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/:

Tuesday, Oct. 15 @ 5:30-7:30 pm

Mount Vernon High School

 

Saturday, Oct 19 @ 9:00-12:00 pm

Justice High School

 

Wednesday, October 23 @ 5:30-7:30 pm

Westfield High School

SPANISH AND KOREAN TRANSLATION AVAILABLE AT THIS LOCATION

 

In order to complete the FAFSA, you must bring the following documents with you to the Clinic:

● Social security number of student and parents

● If not a US citizen, your permanent resident number

● Date of birth of student and parents

● Date of marriage of parents (Date of divorce, if applicable)

● Date you moved to Virginia

● W-2 forms or other wage statements (2018)

● Current statements for checking, savings, and other asset accounts

● Investment records, including 529 plans or other prepaid college accounts

● Your 2018 federal tax return

● Alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

● Military families – LES (student and/or parents) for any month in 2018

● Driver’s license number if you have one

● An FSA ID - one for the student and one for the parent (you can secure these ID’s at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm)

 

LOCAL COLLEGE EVENTS:

Discover USC (University of Southern California) Program – Viterbi School of Engineering

Monday, October 14 @ 7:00-9:00 pm

The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue,, NW, Washington, DC 22036

Register at:  https://applyto.usc.edu/portal/DiscoverUSC_Domestic?id=673a57fa-1165-47e8-aaf8-c1842d5e6fa9

 

SMU Comes to You Program

Tuesday, Oct. 15@ 6:00-7:30 pm

Saint Stephen’s and Saint Agnes School, 1000 Saint Stephens Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304

Register at:  https://admission.smu.edu/register/NOVA

 

2019 DC National Portfolio Day

Nov. 2 @ 1-5 pm

George Mason University School of Art

For more information, see: https://soa.gmu.edu/npd/

 

NACAC Performing & Visual Arts Fair

Sunday, Nov. 3 @ 1-3:30 pm

Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 300 R Street, Washington, DC 20007 Free and open to the public.  Register at: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/washington-dc/

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS:

Radford University Fall 2019 Open Houses:

Oct. 26

Nov. 16

Get an on-the-spot admission decision:  To participate, submit your application and transcript (and test scores, if applicable) one week prior to the event.  We will designate time in the afternoon for you to meet with an admissions counselor and receive an admission decision.  To learn more, register or take an online tour, go to:  https://www.radford.edu/content/admissions/home/visit.html

 

William & Mary Fall Focus Days:

Saturday, Nov. 2

Saturday, Nov. 9

Saturday, Nov. 16

https://www.wm.edu/admission/undergraduateadmission/visit/fallfocus/

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion

Hiring November – March

Must have availability on holidays and weekends; Outdoor environment; starting at $9.00/hr.

Positions:  Cashier/Skate Host; Zamboni Driver; Manager on Duty

Complete your application at:  https://www.rinkmanagement.com/careers

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer & Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Come help unload a truck full of pumpkins!

Where: First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA  (near 7-Corners & Sears)

When: Saturday, October 12 @ 2:30-5:00 pm

All profits from the pumpkin sales benefit the homeless and hungry in Fairfax County. 

If Interested, see or email: Mrs. McCoy – @email.

 

Daniels Run Food 4 Thought Program:  We are looking for students to help distribute flyers and bags to support this effort.  The distribution will occur on Saturday October 26th and Sunday October 27th.  Students will be working in Farrcroft, Old Lee Hills, Country Club Hills and possibly other nearby neighborhoods.  If interested in helping on one or both days, please e-mail Ms. Stevenson at @email. Students can earn 3-4 service hours per day.

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of November 15, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Oct. 23 in order to avoid a late fee.  

 

Seniors…Need help completing the NOVA or Pathway Application?

Ms. Cynthia Delacruz, Fairfax High School’s Pathway Counselor, can work with you individually or in small groups on the following dates.  Bring your laptop!

Oct. 16, 8 am – 4 pm

Oct. 30, 12-4 pm

Walk-ins welcome, appointments preferred.  Ms. Delacruz is located in Student Services, Room L124 (by the Career Center).  She can be reached at @email, or 703-425-5394. 

The deadline for students to submit an application for the Pathway program is NOVEMBER 8!!

 

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the November 2 SAT is Oct. 22.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The regular registration deadline for the December 14 ACT is Nov. 8.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program 2019-2020

For: Girls in Grades 9-12

GIT is a mentoring program that connects HS girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers with professional women in STEM

Cost:  FREE! (Registration Required!!)

Where: Microsoft, 12012 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, VA 20190

When: Tuesdays, Oct. 22, Nov. 26, Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 24, April 28

For more information, see: https://www.womenintechnology.org/mentor-prot-g-program

To register, go to: http://bit.ly/ProtegeApp2019

 

Society of Women Engineers at UVA High School Visitation Program – November 16

The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers, lab tours and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience. We particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field but may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing an engineering career. This fall session particularly targets high school seniors, but sophomores and juniors can also apply. For more information, see: https://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv

Application closes Monday, October 21th, 2019. There is a non-refundable confirmation fee of $30.  Link to application: http://bit.ly/SWEHSVF19

 

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

The U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with American Councils for International Education, awards and administers merit-based scholarships to high school students for participation in summer and academic year immersion programs in locations where the eight NSLI-Y languages (Arabic, Indonesian, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish) are spoken.  NSLI-Y immerses participants in the cultural life of the host country, giving them formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. Participants receive intensive language instruction, live with a host family for all or part of the program, and participate in community service and a variety of cultural activities. Previous language study is not required.

Length:  Six week summer or Academic Year

Scholarship:  Fully funded

Eligibility:  US Citizen, GPA 2.5, and 15-18 years of age at the start of the program

Deadline to apply is Oct. 30.  For more information and to apply, see:  https://www.nsliforyouth.org/

 

Road to Success

Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is hosting its annual Road to Success luncheon program for college bound high school students. This free event focuses on preparing students for the academic, social and financial transition from high school to college. The program will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033.  

Reservations are limited and required for a student and one parent.  Students are asked to wear business attire. RSVP as soon as possible but no later than November 8, 2019.  Register for the event at https://www.fcacdst.org/fcaccollegebound or for more information/questions email @email.

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program for Juniors:

  • Earn $1,000 for a summer internship in a Fairfax County Government agency or office
  • Exciting opportunity to work with community leaders
  • Leadership training and recognition
  • Opportunity to work with student leaders from every Fairfax County High School

Applications are due November 8.  For more information, see: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/budget/youth-leadership

 

FREE NASA OPPORTUNITIES FOR VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following 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 for 10th grade students 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 11th and 12th grade students 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) – This interactive online earth system science course for 11th and 12th grade students 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 program at NASA Langley Research Center.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS

The deadline for all of the above programs is NOVEMBER 10th!!

10/3/2019

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  @email

Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

This fall, over 100 college admission officers visit our Career Center to provide information that is not always available on their websites about campus life, strong programs/majors, scholarship opportunities and admission requirements for their institutions.  Visits are usually 30-40 minutes in length.

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the visits if they sign up in Naviance Student and ask their teachers’ permission to be excused from class.  Here is how you sign up:  Go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “Show more” for complete list of visits.  Find school name of visit you want to attend and select “View Details.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation screen to serve as your pass, or take a screen shot.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

Friday, Oct. 4: Georgetown University (9:00), Lafayette College (10:30), and University of Lynchburg (1:30)

Monday, Oct. 7: Pace University (9:45), VCU (11:30), and Hood College (1:30)

Tuesday, Oct. 8: Mount St. Mary’s (9:00), William & Mary (11:30), University of Louisville (1:30) & George Washington University (2:15)

Wednesday, Oct. 9: Radford (9:00) & University of Pittsburgh (10:30)

Thursday, Oct. 10: Dartmouth (10:30) & Shepherd University (1:30)

Friday, Oct. 11:  Marquette University (9:00), Cleveland Institute of Art (10:30) & Trinity Washington University (1:30)

 

FHS EVENTS:

Alcanza Field Trip

If you are an 11th or 12th Grade Latino student and are interested in learning more about getting a college education, there are over 120 college and universities at GMU eager to talk to you!

Date:  Wednesday, October 23

Time: 9:30 am-1:00 pm

Location:  George Mason University

Packets were distributed to students during Lion Time.  Extra packets are available in the Career Center, Room L-106.  Completed forms must be returned by Friday, Oct. 18 @ 3:00 pm.

For questions, contact:  Ms. Ana Bauserman, Parent Liaison, @email or Tara Johnson, School Counselor, @email.

 

ASVAB Testing at FHS

What is the ASVAB? The ASVAB stands for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. The scores from this military exam are used by the military to determine if you qualify to enlist and to assign you an appropriate job in the military. In addition, the ASVAB test can help you determine your areas of strength and help you to determine career interests based on your individual strengths. The ASVAB may be taken by any upper classman. You do not need to be interested in the military to take this exam. You will receive a personalized score report and interpretation with an ASVAB testing specialist several weeks after the test.

The free ASVAB administration at Fairfax High School is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. in the Multipurpose (MPR) room. Interested students must register at: https://bit.ly/2kFszah

Feel free to contact Mr. Phillips (School Counselor) at @email with any questions. 

 

FINANCIAL AID NEWS FOR SENIORS:

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available for completion beginning October 1, 2019 for students graduating in June of 2020 and attending college in the fall of 2020. The FAFSA must be submitted in order to be eligible for financial aid and many scholarship opportunities.  In addition, the CSS Profile (required by about 400 schools - including several in Virginia) has also become available on October 1.

From October 15-April 7, College Access Fairfax will be hosting FAFSA Completion Clinics throughout Fairfax County. For more information and to register for these events, see: https://collegeaccessfairfax.org

 

NOTE: IRS Data Retrieval Tool Unavailable Sunday, Oct. 6, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be unavailable Sunday, Oct. 6, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern time. During this time, students can still complete and submit a FAFSA form by entering the necessary tax return information manually. However, students and their families may wish to either submit their FAFSA before or after this window of unavailability in order to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. For more information, visit:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

FCPS 2019 College Fair and College Night Programs

College Fair:  Sunday, October 20 at 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall

College Night:  Monday, October 21 at 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School

Both events provide opportunities for college-bound students and their families to gather information from a variety of schools.  Approximately 400 colleges and universities are represented, including two- and four-year colleges and military academies.  Students should register at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960

 

2019 DC National Portfolio Day

Nov. 2 @ 1-5 pm

George Mason University School of Art

For more information, see: https://soa.gmu.edu/npd/

 

NACAC Performing & Visual Arts Fair

Sunday, Nov. 3 @ 1-3:30 pm

Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 300 R Street, Washington, DC 20007 Free and open to the public.  Register at: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/washington-dc/

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS:

Virginia Tech Open Houses: October 26 or 27, Nov. 16 or 17, or March 21 or 22, 2020

Register at: www.vt.edu/admissions/openhouse

 

William & Mary Autumn Blast: Saturday, Oct. 26, 10:30-3:30

For more information and to register: https://www.wm.edu/autumnblast/

 

UVA School of Architecture Information Sessions & Tours: Friday, October 18 & Friday, November 15 Faculty and current students will lead the sessions providing you with an opportunity to learn more about our undergraduate programs in Architecture, Design Thinking, Urban + Environmental Planning and Architectural History. Following the information session, you will receive a guided tour of Campbell Hall led by current students. Information sessions begin at 11am and conclude at 12pm; Tours begin at 12pm and conclude at 1pm.

Register at: https://www.arch.virginia.edu/events/ugrad-info-sessions-and-tours-fall-2019?utm_campaign=2019mmdd&utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=ugrad-admissions&utm_content=embed

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Pet Lovers Wanted!

Hunter Mill Animal Hospital, Oakton:  HMAH is located in the heart of Oakton. Positions available are part-time Ward Attendants during the week and am/ pm shifts on weekends & holidays. We are looking for self-starters with sincere interests in pet care and/or exploring it as a profession. Must be 16 years or older! This is a perfect job during the summer and part-time work during the school year. We blend our work schedules and your school and extra curricular schedules.  

Responsibilities: Walking, feeding, cleaning and maintaining patients (dogs and cats) in our extended care facility. This includes general facility maintenance, laundry and other pet care skills (i.e. bathing, nail trims, general restraint & oral medicating) upon completion of training. Hourly pay starts at minimum wage and increase after training is complete. Holidays are paid at Time-and-a-half.   If you are interested and think you've got what it takes contact us.  

Hunter Mill Animal Hospital 2935 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton VA. 22124. (703) 281-1644 or email James G. O'Neil @email

 

ShadowLand in Chantilly, located at 4300 Chantilly Shopping Center Drive, is looking for part-time staff members. 

The General Staff position is normally used as a gateway job for non-working students to allow them to get their feet wet in the working world. The position is primarily Friday-Sunday, with 1 or 2 shifts during the week & requires public speaking, general cleaning & looking after children as they play laser tag. The starting pay for this position would be $8.00 an hour. Staff are also given 6 free games of laser tag a month. Our one requirement is that the students are at least 16 years old. Apply on-line:  https://www.shadowlandadventures.com/join-our-team/

 

Event/Admin/ Marketing Position (Part-time): Looking for a willing & responsible student to:

-Assist with event call-in/Admin/ registration

-Knowledgeable in Social Media, spreadsheets & video downloads

-We will teach you the job

-$10.00 per hour

Excellent resume builder. Secure this opportunity by calling  Basile at (703) 359-5642 N0W! or email at @email

For more information on the BL Networking Breakfast Club , EXPOs & Networking Consulting, please visit our website: https://www.blnetworking.net/

Also, pause and check out our shows on our TV Network: http://goo.gl/7iS9yi

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

The following internships are available with The Borgen Project, a nonprofit.  For more information and to apply, go to:

https://borgenproject.org/telecommute-internships/

Political Affairs Internship

This is a part-time 12-hours per week, unpaid telecommuting internship. The internship is 3-months and responsible for leading public and political outreach in the state and district assigned to. 

– Meet with members of Congress and/or Congressional staffers in your State and District. – Represent The Borgen Project at various business, political and community events. – Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets. – Mobilize individuals to contact their members of Congress in support of key poverty-reduction legislation. – As needed, speak to groups, classes and organizations. – Write letters of support for key programs to political leaders, media and other groups.

Qualifications: – Outstanding writing skills. – Self-starter who can produce great results with limited supervision. – Strong oral communication skills and ability to lead meetings and give speeches.

 

 Writer Internship

This is a 12-week, part-time, unpaid internship. The selected candidate will be able to work from home and pick their own schedule, but must meet weekly deadlines. Articles submitted will appear on BORGEN Magazine or The Borgen Project Blog.

– Write an article per week. – Research topics. – Assist with advocacy efforts. – Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets. – Attend training and orientation the first Monday of the internship, at 4pm PST.

Qualifications: Strong research and writing skills. Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines with very little supervision. Experience writing SEO friendly content is helpful, but not required.

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer & Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Hayden Village Community Clean-up Day                                                            

SATURDAY Oct. 5, 2019

weather permitting

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.

Volunteers: when and if you come and volunteer use as a reference the following email:

Jeff Adams: @email

Meet by 5473 Rockpointe Dr. at the trail at 9am

HOA supplies the trash bags, you bring the work gloves and rakes, and any garden tools.

 

Teen Volunteer Information Nights

Do you need to fulfill community service hours for school? Attend the following and find out where you can volunteer!

Tuesday, Oct. 8 @ 7-8 pm: Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place

Register in advance: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of November 1, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Oct. 10 in order to avoid a late fee.  

 

Seniors…Need help completing the NOVA or Pathway Application?

Ms. Cynthia Delacruz, Fairfax High School’s Pathway Counselor, can work with you individually or in small groups on the following dates.  Bring your laptop!

Oct. 9, 2-4 pm

Oct. 16, 8 am – 4 pm

Oct. 30, 12-4 pm

Walk-ins welcome, appointments preferred.  Ms. Delacruz is located in Student Services, Room L124 (by the Career Center).  She can be reached at @email, or 703-425-5394. 

The deadline for students to submit an application for the Pathway program is NOVEMBER 8!!

 

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the November 2 SAT is Oct. 22.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The late registration deadline for the October 26 ACT is Oct. 4.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

Fort Hunt High School Black Cultural Alliance invites all high school students, grades 9-12, to…

Annual High School Career Forum

Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 am – 1 pm

Sherwood Hall Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306

This is an opportunity for high school students to learn about life after high school from a panel of young adults who have taken different career paths after high school.  Registration is free.  Register by October 17 by emailing: @email.  Provide your first and last name, grade and contact information (email and phone number).  

 

Edu-Futuro’s Fall 2019 Emerging Leaders Program

The Emerging Leaders Program: Part I supports students of immigrant, low-income and/or minority backgrounds as they progress through high school and transition into college and the professional workforce. Students will participate in dynamic and interactive workshops designed to help them develop leadership skills, gain college awareness, and become more involved in the community! Students will be connected with amazing mentors who will provide guidance and support.

Meets at Robinson Secondary School on Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm and Saturdays 9:30 am – 12:00 pm OR

Meets at Justice High School on Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm and Saturdays 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

For more information and to register, go to:  tinyurl.com/LeaderFall19

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program for Juniors:

  • Earn $1,000 for a summer internship in a Fairfax County Government agency or office
  • Exciting opportunity to work with community leaders
  • Leadership training and recognition
  • Opportunity to work with student leaders from every Fairfax County High School

Applications are due November 8.  For more information, see: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/budget/youth-leadership

 

FREE NASA OPPORTUNITIES FOR VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following 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 for 10th grade students 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 11th and 12th grade students 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) – This interactive online earth system science course for 11th and 12th grade students 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 program at NASA Langley Research Center.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS

The deadline for all of the above programs is NOVEMBER 10th!!

9/23/2019

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  @email

Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

This fall, over 100 college admission officers visit our Career Center to provide information that is not always available on their websites about campus life, strong programs/majors, scholarship opportunities and admission requirements for their institutions.  Visits are usually 30-40 minutes in length.

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the visits if they sign up in Naviance Student and ask their teachers’ permission to be excused from class.  Here is how you sign up:  Go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “Show more” for complete list of visits.  Find school name of visit you want to attend and select “View Details.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation screen to serve as your pass, or take a screen shot.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

Two late additions to the College Visit List previously sent out: 

University of California, Santa Cruz           Career Center, L-106                       9/25/19 1:30 PM

Georgetown University                                 Career Center, L-106                       10/4/19 9:00 AM

 

Tuesday, Sept. 24:  Drexel University (8:30), Rider University (9:00), Christopher Newport University (11:21), Elon University (1:30) & College of Charleston (2:15)

Wednesday, Sept. 25:  University of Virginia (8:30), University of Richmond (10:30), University of California – Santa Cruz (1:30) & Merrimack College (2:15)

Thursday, Sept. 26:  The Ohio State University (9:45), New York University (10:30) & University of South Carolina (1:30)

Friday, Sept. 27: Baldwin-Wallace University (9:00) & Kent State University (10:30)

Monday, Sept. 30:  Georgia Tech (11:30) & University of Missouri (1:30)

Tuesday, Oct. 1: University of Mary Washington (10:30), Randolph-Macon College (1:30) & University of Connecticut (2:15)

For the complete list of college visits to FHS, see Naviance Student, select: Colleges, College Visits.

 

FHS EVENTS:

PAYING FOR COLLEGE NIGHT

Thursday, September 26 @ 6:30 pm

Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA 22030

Guest Speaker: Ashley Schroader, Financial Aid Counselor, George Mason University – Office of Student Financial Aid

Please join us for this great opportunity to learn firsthand about what you need to know about paying for college.  Presentation topics:

  • Applying for Aid
  • Cost of Education
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • CSS Profile (College Board’s - College Scholarship Service)
  • Need based and Merit based Aid
  • Scholarships & Grants
  • Packaging/Awarding

Open to all Fairfax HS and Chantilly HS students and parents/guardians, but senior families are particularly encouraged to attend.  Korean and Spanish Interpretation will be available. 

For more information or questions, contact:  Maureen Kim, FHS College and Career Center Specialist, at 703-219-2204 or @email

 

Alcanza Field Trip

If you are an 11th or 12th Grade Latino student and are interested in learning more about getting a college education, there are over 120 college and universities at GMU eager to talk to you!

Date:  Wednesday, October 23

Time: 9:30 am-1:00 pm

Location:  George Mason University

Packets were distributed to students during Lion Time.  Extra packets are available in the Career Center, Room L-106.  Completed forms must be returned by Friday, Oct. 18 @ 3:00 pm.

For questions, contact:  Ms. Ana Bauserman, Parent Liaison, @email or Tara Johnson, School Counselor, @email.

 

ASVAB Testing at FHS

What is the ASVAB? The ASVAB stands for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. The scores from this military exam are used by the military to determine if you qualify to enlist and to assign you an appropriate job in the military. In addition, the ASVAB test can help you determine your areas of strength and help you to determine career interests based on your individual strengths. The ASVAB may be taken by any upper classman. You do not need to be interested in the military to take this exam. You will receive a personalized score report and interpretation with an ASVAB testing specialist several weeks after the test.

The free ASVAB administration at Fairfax High School is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. in the Multipurpose (MPR) room. Interested students must register at: https://bit.ly/2kFszah

Feel free to contact Mr. Phillips (School Counselor) at @email with any questions.  

 

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

University of Lynchburg Reception

Tuesday, Sept. 24 @ 7:00-8:30 pm

Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180

Register at: https://admissions.lynchburg.edu/portal/University_Receptions

 

Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, & Yale Information Session in Washington, DC

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

William Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions at Harvard; Karen Richardson, Dean of Admissions at Princeton; Gregory Roberts, Dean of Admissions at UVA;  Joy St. John, Dean of Admissions at Wellesley; and Jeremiah Quinlan, Dean of Admissions at Yale will discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions and financial aid. Please bring your friends and family. If interested, register ASAP!! This session typically fills up quickly:  http://www.hpuwy.com/

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

FCPS 2019 College Fair and College Night Programs

College Fair:  Sunday, October 20 at 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall

College Night:  Monday, October 21 at 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School

Both events provide opportunities for college-bound students and their families to gather information from a variety of schools.  Approximately 400 colleges and universities are represented, including two- and four-year colleges and military academies.  Students should register at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960

 

2019 DC National Portfolio Day

Nov. 2 @ 1-5 pm

George Mason University School of Art

For more information, see: https://soa.gmu.edu/npd/

 

NACAC Performing & Visual Arts Fair

Sunday, Nov. 3 @ 1-3:30 pm

Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 300 R Street, Washington, DC 20007 Free and open to the public.  Register at: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/washington-dc/

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Bebop Korean-Mexican Grill (10730 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030)

Hiring part-time and full-time members for the open kitchen. We offer one free meal with 4, or 4+, hour shifts.  Starting $9.00/hr. and after 90 days, eligible for a raise.  If interested, come to the store or text Sohail Sheikh at 703-989-0111. For more information about the restaurant, see:  https://www.bebopkoreanmexicangrill.com/

 

American Pool is Hiring Lifeguards, Pool Managers and Supervisors

Apply at: https://guardforlife.com/

 

Part-time Evening Dietary Aides at the Fairfax Rehab and Nursing Center

We are currently seeking Part-Time Evening Dietary Aides at the Fairfax Rehab and Nursing Center.

Compensation $10.50 per hour.

No experience necessary, training will be provided.

Minimum age 14.

Anyone under the age of 16 must provide work permit.

To apply email resume to @email with the tittle of the position applying for.

 

Part-Time Serves and Host/Hostess at the Gardens at Fair Oaks Assisted Living Facility

We are currently seeking Part-Time Servers and Host/Hostess at the Gardens at Fair Oaks Assisted Living Facility.

Compensation $11.00 per hour.

No experience necessary, training will be provided.

Minimum age 14.

Anyone under the age of 16 must provide work permit.

To apply email resume to @email with the tittle of the position applying for.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer & Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Providence Elementary School PTA Movie Night 2019

We are looking for a few volunteers to help with Movie Night on Oct 4th to pop popcorn, sell drinks and glow sticks, and to clean up! Perfect opportunity for students needing service hours.

Date: 10/04/2019 (Fri.)

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Providence Elementary School

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094cafae2da31-movie1

 

Volunteer Opportunities at the Fairfax Rehab and Nursing Center and the Gardens at Fair Oaks Assisted Living Facility

Looking to give back, earn a credit or gain experience! We have volunteer opportunities for people of all ages. Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while volunteering.

Volunteer orientations are held in the 3rd floor solarium on an as scheduled basis. Please email Deanna Levy, Director of Activities @email for more information.

 

Teen Volunteer Information Nights

Do you need to fulfill community service hours for school? Attend one of the following three nights and find out where you can volunteer!

Thursday, Oct. 3 @ 7-8 pm:  George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike

Tuesday, Oct. 8 @ 7-8 pm: Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place

Register in advance: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of November 1, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Oct. 10 in order to avoid a late fee.  

 

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the October 5 SAT is Sept. 24.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The late registration deadline for the October 26 ACT is Oct. 4.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

Case Western Reserve University Diversity Overnight (Nov. 10-11, 2019)

Meet our students and faculty. Attend classes. Explore campus and Cleveland.  Get to know Case Western Reserve University.  Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds.  CWRU will cover the transportation and meals for participants. Deadline to apply is October 1.  For more information and to apply, go to:  https://case.edu/admission/diversity-overnight

 

Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences are overnight visit programs for prospective applicants to discover Tufts by interacting with current students, staff, and faculty. While Voices has traditionally attracted participants from varied backgrounds – including students of color, first generation college-bound students, LGBT students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students from rural communities – any high school senior interested in learning more about diversity at Tufts is welcome to apply. The invited students will be housed with a current undergraduate on campus and all meals will be provided. Travel assistance is available for those students for whom the trip to campus would be a financial hardship. The Voices Engineering Experience will take place October 17-18 with an application deadline of 5:00 PM EST on October 1, and the Voices Arts & Sciences Experience will take place October 24-25 with an application deadline of October 8 at 5:00 PM EST. The priority deadline for prospective Arts & Sciences students seeking travel assistance funding is October 3. For more information about Voices and the application process, please view our website at http://admissions.tufts.edu/voices/

 

Beta Nu Boule Young Scholars Program

The Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Beta Nu Boule of Northern Virginia has an educational program directed to African-American male high school juniors that are contemplating attending college.  The minimum GPA to be considered is 3.0.  The program meets every second Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm, Nov. 2019- May 2020 in Alexandria, VA.  The program provides SAT/ACT preparation, seminars on applying to colleges and universities, and exposure to different professional careers.  Students who successfully complete both the junior and senior years of the Program will be eligible to apply for a college scholarship.  The application is attached (see below Ms. Kim’s signature).   Deadline to apply is October 10.   

 

Know Your Local Government

Saturday, October 26, 1-4 pm

Providence Community Center, 301 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031

Join a variety of county agencies to learn more about your local government, the programs and services it provides, and how YOU can play a critical role in shaping the future of your community. This FREE community development program includes an overview of Fairfax County Government as well as in-depth breakout discussions about specific programs, services, ordinances and other topics of interest to your community.

Learn about volunteer opportunities and how to become involved in processes for ongoing planning and coordination with the local government.  Also develop an understanding of community resources such as transportation, public safety, land use and zoning compliance, health and human services, and more.  

Register by October 20:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/know-your-government/providence

9/14/2019

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, I hope your school year is off to a great start!  The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and special programs or events.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  @email

Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

This fall, over 100 college admission officers visit our Career Center to provide information that is not always available on their websites about campus life, strong programs/majors, scholarship opportunities and admission requirements for their institutions.  Visits are usually 30-40 minutes in length.

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the visits if they sign up in Naviance Student and ask their teachers’ permission to be excused from class.  Here is how you sign up:  Go to Blackboard, Naviance Student.  Select:  Colleges, Colleges Home.  Scroll down to College Visits heading and click on “Show more” for complete list of visits.  Find school name of visit you want to attend and select “View Details.”  Click on “Register” and print the confirmation screen to serve as your pass, or take a screen shot.  Ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

Monday, Sept. 16:  Longwood University (1:30) & American University (2:15)

Wednesday, Sept. 18:  University of Miami (11:21) & Savannah College of Art & Design (2:15)

Thursday, Sept. 19: University of Maryland-Baltimore County (10:30), University of Cincinnati (1:30) & The New School (2:15)

Friday, Sept. 19: Virginia Tech (8:30) & Washington College (1:30)

Monday, Sept. 23:  University of Tennessee (9:00), Coastal Carolina University (9:45), University of Chicago (10:30), Marymount University (11:30), Shenandoah University (12:30), Winthrop University (1:30) & Washington and Jefferson College (2:15)

For the complete list of college visits to FHS, see Naviance Student, select: Colleges, College Visits.

 

FHS EVENTS:

Mock SAT and Mock ACT at Fairfax High School

On Saturday, September 21st at 8AM, the Fairfax High School Academic Boosters will again be partnering with Applerouth Tutoring to offer Mock SAT and ACT exams at Fairfax High School.

This is a perfect opportunity for students who haven’t started their testing to become familiar with the format in a stress-free environment.  We will also offer the Mock ACT for students who have already taken the SAT and wish to see if the ACT might be right for them.

Students are encouraged to take a practice test before attempting the actual exam.  They may select either the SAT or the ACT practice test. At the Score Giveback (October 8th @ 7pm), students will receive detailed score reports to help them determine which areas they need to study.  

To register, go to:

www.applerouth.com/signup

SAT code: M359097       ACT code: M359108

The cost is $25.00

Can't make this date?  Future test dates @ Fairfax February 22nd & March 3rd

FOR QUESTIONS ON THE MOCK SAT/ACT PROGRAM, CONTACT: @email

 

PAYING FOR COLLEGE NIGHT

Thursday, September 26 @ 6:30 pm

Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA 22030

Guest Speaker: Ashley Schroader, Financial Aid Counselor, George Mason University – Office of Student Financial Aid

Please join us for this great opportunity to learn firsthand about what you need to know about paying for college.  Presentation topics:

  • Applying for Aid
  • Cost of Education
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • CSS Profile (College Board’s - College Scholarship Service)
  • Need based and Merit based Aid
  • Scholarships & Grants
  • Packaging/Awarding

Open to all Fairfax HS and Chantilly HS students and parents/guardians, but senior families are particularly encouraged to attend.  Korean and Spanish Interpretation will be available. 

For more information or questions, contact:  Maureen Kim, FHS College and Career Center Specialist, at 703-219-2204 or @email

 

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Boston University Student Information Session/Reception

Sunday, Sept. 15 @ 1:00-2:30 pm

Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22181

Register at: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/visit-us/bu-in-your-area/

 

University of Chicago Information Session

Wednesday, Sept. 18 @ 6:30 pm

Great Falls Library, 9830 Virginia 193, Great Falls, VA 22066

Register at: https://prospects.uchicago.edu/register/?id=750bf00a-ef6f-4e51-9164-c3d72f477f0a

 

University of Lynchburg Reception

Tuesday, Sept. 24 @ 7:00-8:30 pm

Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180

Register at: https://admissions.lynchburg.edu/portal/University_Receptions

 

Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, & Yale Information Session in Washington, DC

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

William Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions at Harvard; Karen Richardson, Dean of Admissions at Princeton; Gregory Roberts, Dean of Admissions at UVA;  Joy St. John, Dean of Admissions at Wellesley; and Jeremiah Quinlan, Dean of Admissions at Yale will discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions and financial aid. Please bring your friends and family. If interested, register ASAP!! This session typically fills up fast:  http://www.hpuwy.com/

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

FCPS 2019 College Fair and College Night Programs

College Fair:  Sunday, October 20 at 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall

College Night:  Monday, October 21 at 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School

Both events provide opportunities for college-bound students and their families to gather information from a variety of schools.  Approximately 400 colleges and universities are represented, including two- and four-year colleges and military academies.  Students should register at:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960

 

2019 DC National Portfolio Day

Nov. 2 @ 1-5 pm

George Mason University School of Art

For more information, see: https://soa.gmu.edu/npd/

 

NACAC Performing & Visual Arts Fair

Sunday, Nov. 3 @ 1-3:30 pm

Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 300 R Street, Washington, DC 20007 Free and open to the public.  Register at: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/washington-dc/

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (For more job opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Jobs Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Epsilon Academics: Job Opportunity for High School Students

Epsilon Academics is a nonprofit organization that offers private tutoring to students in grades K-12.  We are currently looking for hardworking high school students in good academic standing to become private tutors.  Tutors can choose whether they want to earn a salary or tutor voluntarily.  Entry level tutors may be paid up to $15.00/hour.  A portion of all revenue will be donated to educational charities, so by becoming a tutor you would be supporting a great cause.  If you are interested in becoming a private tutor, please contact Epsilon Academics by email or phone:

Email: @email

Phone: (703) 868-9973

 

Autobell Car Wash-45655 Shephard Drive, Sterling, VA 20164 NOW HIRING:

Interested in flexible hours, top $$$, college scholarships, no late work, & a FREE weekly car wash? Must be 16 years of age or older and possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.  Apply online at autobell.com/jobs

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (For more volunteer opportunities, come to the Career Center and look in the Volunteer & Community Service Book, under Ms. Kim’s Smart Board):

Teen Volunteer Information Nights

Do you need to fulfill community service hours for school? Attend one of the following three nights and find out where you can volunteer!

Thursday, Sept. 26 @ 7-8 pm: Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road

Thursday, Oct. 3 @ 7-8 pm:  George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike

Tuesday, Oct. 8 @ 7-8 pm: Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place

Register in advance: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events

 

FCPS Students grades 8-12 are invited to volunteer at the FCPS 2019 College Fair and College Night Programs:

College Fair:  Sunday, October 20 at 7:30-9:30 pm, Fair Oaks Mall

College Night:  Monday, October 21 at 7-9 pm, Hayfield Secondary School

Sign up at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNXLrtKO8l5GJDFLQTByTB-3Uyienuy2IL0UzsfNZ_tu70SA/viewform?pli=1

 

KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) Volunteers Needed!

KEEN Greater DC is a non profit volunteer-led organization that provides one-on-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities at no cost to their families and caregivers.  KEEN’s mission is to empower youth with disabilities by providing free non-competitive one-one-one programs of exercise, fitness, and fun led by volunteer coaches.  The following programs are looking for volunteers every month during the school year.  No long-term commitment is required:

Zumba: Kilmer Center School, 1st and 3rd Sunday, 2:00-3:00 pm

Sports in Springfield: Irving Middle School, 1st and 3rd Sunday, 10:00 am-1:15 pm

Bowling: Bowl America in Falls Church, 1st and 3rd Saturday, 12:30-3:00 pm

Music in Springfield: Irving Middle School, 1st and 3rd Sunday, 10:00 am – 1:15 pm

Sports in Vienna: Kilmer Center School, 1st and 3rd Sunday, 2:45-4:30 pm

If interested, contact: Sophia Venero, @email, 301-461-3086

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of October 15, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Sept. 20 in order to avoid a late fee.  

 

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the October 5 SAT is Sept. 24.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The regular registration deadline for the October 26 ACT is Sept. 20.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver and these tests will be free.

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Girls Hackaton: Free All-Day Event Open to all High School Girls

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (Sign-in begins at 8:15 am)

Location: Microsoft Office (12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA)

No experience is needed. At our event, students will: 

  • Create innovative solutions to various problems in society
  • Learn various skills and explore topics in computer science 
  • Attend workshops conducted by industry experts in everything from machine learning to entrepreneurship
  • Enjoy free meals and snacks all day
  • Compete for grand prizes (e.g.: Beatsx earphones!) 
  • Get free swag from companies
  • Meet other amazing women in tech from the community! 

*Mentors will be available to help students with projects. 

Registration is open now at https://metrohacks.org/Women/dc.html

 

JA Company Program: Starts week of Sept. 16!

Empowering Students. Developing the Workforce of the Future.

Do you want to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Interested in someday owning your own business? The JA Company Program is an intensive program that offers high school students the chance to put their ideas into action by launching and operating a startup with other students under the guidance of business professionals. The 7-month-long JA Company Program is the ultimate hands-on, in-depth experience for any high schooler preparing for real life, as well as the self-proclaimed student entrepreneur. Not only does the experience empower and transform students, it establishes a pipeline of inspired and prepared individuals for the business community.

Participants in the JA Company Program will:

  • Design, launch and run a company
  • Expand their network by meeting other passionate teens and business professionals
  • Discover the potential for for-profit companies to have a positive social impact
  • Become confident surmounting challenges and facing uncertainties
  • Learn how to successfully collaborate with a diverse team of individuals
  • Build self-confidence by sharpening existing skills and developing new skills
  • Prepare for college and beyond

Eligibility: Open to students in 9th through 12th grade. Company size will vary depending on location, ranging from 10 to 20 students.

Time Commitment: Teams will meet weekly for 2 hours from the week of September 16th through the week of April 20th. Qualifying teams will continue to meet through June to prepare for our National Competition.

Key Events: Leadership retreat and subject-specific workshops, Pitch to “sharks” for seed money, Trade Show, JA of Greater Washington Company of the Year Competition, JA National Student Leadership Summit (based on acceptance)

Cost: $50.00

For more information, see: https://www.myja.org/jacompanyprogram/learnmore

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

Case Western Reserve University Diversity Overnight (Nov. 10-11, 2019)

Meet our students and faculty. Attend classes. Explore campus and Cleveland.  Get to know Case Western Reserve University.  Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds.  CWRU will cover the transportation and meals for participants. Deadline to apply is October 1.  For more information and to apply, go to:  https://case.edu/admission/diversity-overnight

 

Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences are overnight visit programs for prospective applicants to discover Tufts by interacting with current students, staff, and faculty. While Voices has traditionally attracted participants from varied backgrounds – including students of color, first generation college-bound students, LGBT students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students from rural communities – any high school senior interested in learning more about diversity at Tufts is welcome to apply. The invited students will be housed with a current undergraduate on campus and all meals will be provided. Travel assistance is available for those students for whom the trip to campus would be a financial hardship. The Voices Engineering Experience will take place October 17-18 with an application deadline of 5:00 PM EST on October 1, and the Voices Arts & Sciences Experience will take place October 24-25 with an application deadline of October 8 at 5:00 PM EST. The priority deadline for prospective Arts & Sciences students seeking travel assistance funding is October 3. For more information about Voices and the application process, please view our website at http://admissions.tufts.edu/voices/

 

Beta Nu Boule Young Scholars Program

The Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Beta Nu Boule of Northern Virginia has an educational program directed to African-American male high school juniors that are contemplating attending college.  The minimum GPA to be considered is 3.0.  The program meets every second Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm, Nov. 2019- May 2020 in Alexandria, VA.  The program provides SAT/ACT preparation, seminars on applying to colleges and universities, and exposure to different professional careers.  Students who successfully complete both the junior and senior years of the Program will be eligible to apply for a college scholarship.  The application is attached (see below Ms. Kim’s signature).   Deadline to apply is October 10.   

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

FHS Nomination Required: United States Senate Youth Program

FHS can submit up to THREE applications for students to serve as one of two student delegates to represent Virginia in the United States Senate Youth Program. Each delegate will receive a $10,000 scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC for the week of March 7-14, 2020. To be eligible, student delegates must hold a leadership position in any one of the following student government, civic, or educational organizations during the entire 2019-20 academic year:

-Student Body president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer

-Class president, vice president, secretary or treasurer

-Student Council representative

-A National Honor Society Officer (including discipline-based Honor Societies such as the National English and Social Studies Honor Societies that include service components)

-Student representative elected or appointed (appointed by a panel, commission, or board) to local, district, regional, or state-level civic service and/or educational organization approved by the state selection administrator.

Note: Participation or holding an officer position in academic clubs and/or educational competition programs/conferences DO NOT qualify a student for USSYP.

 

Applications will be reviewed and accepted applicants will take the Public Affairs examination. The exam is designed to test knowledge of the United States government, the United Stated Constitution, American History, and knowledge of public affairs and current events. Final selection by the Virginia Department of Education will be based on examination results, outstanding academic ability, and demonstrated qualities of leadership and community service.

 

If interested in applying, you must submit a COMPLETED application to Ms. Kim in the Career Center by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019. The application is available on Naviance Student, Scholarship List. For "Name of school individual responsible for administering the examination", type:  Maureen Kim, email:  MHKim@ fcps.edu. Ms. Kim will obtain Principal Lenart's signature for the final applications.  (Please note that the deadline on the application is Fairfax High School's deadline to submit. The applications must be sent from the school, and not from individual applicants.) For more information about the United States Senate Youth Program, see: https://ussenateyouth.org/