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Career Center News 2/1/2024

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents:  I hope the new year is off to a good start!

 

Fairfax County is hosting a hybrid Career Expo, called Instruction 2 Industry, this month.  These are great opportunities to connect with career professionals and employers.  From Feb. 5-8, there will be virtual panel discussions, information sessions and career planning support.  Then, on Saturday, February 17 from 1:00-4:00 pm, there will be a Career Fair at Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA.  I encourage all students to attend these events to learn more about how to prepare for future careers.  For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high/career-and-technical-education/instruction-2-industry-career-expo-event

 

The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter which contains OPPORTUNITIES…college visits to FHS, local college information sessions, college fairs, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, internships, career programs, and diverse events at various colleges. For the most comprehensive and up to date database of opportunities, see Naviance (every FCPS students’ online college and career planning tool)’s Enrichment Programs: https://www.fcps.edu/naviance

 

If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact me at @email

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

@email

 

Walk-In Hours (No appointment needed):  Wednesdays after school, 3:00-4:00 pm

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email me:  @email

 

FHS Events:

9-11th Grade Parents & Students 

Join Fairfax, Madison, Oakton, Marshall and W.T. Woodson High Schools for this informative evening…

U.S. Service Academy/ROTC Night

February 13, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

@ Madison High School

Address: 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181

Representatives from the following academies and ROTC Programs are scheduled to attend:

US Air Force

US Army 

US Navy & Marine Corps

US Merchant Marine

US Coast Guard

A representative from Congressman Gerry Connolly’s office will also be there to talk about the nomination process.  

The format of the program will be brief (3-5 minute) introductions from each Academy and ROTC Representative, followed by break out tables for students and parents/guardians to ask individual questions. 

No registration required.  For more information, contact:  Maureen Kim, Fairfax High School College & Career Specialist: @email, or 703-219-2204.

 

FCPS Events:

Career Exploration Events for Students: Instruction 2 Industry

This Northern Virginia regional event invites high school students to connect virtually and in person with more than 60 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. These free career exploration events aim to provide students with opportunities to prepare for tomorrow’s workforce today. 

Virtual sessions:  Monday, February 5, through Thursday, February 8, 4-7 p.m. 

In-person Career Expo and Job Fair:  Saturday, February 17, 1-4 p.m., in the North Hall of the Dulles Expo Center: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151

Students should register on the Instruction 2 Industry Events webpagehttps://www.fcps.edu/academics/high/career-and-technical-education/instruction-2-industry-career-expo-event

 

FAFSA/VASA Completion Events for Seniors

If you need help completing the FAFSA or VASA, College Access Fairfax will help you for FREE.  Register and attend one of the following events: https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/

  • February 3, 2024 at Justice HS from 10:00 AM – 12 PM 
  • February 6, 2024 at Lake Braddock from 6:00-8:00 PM 
  • February 7, 2024 at Westfield HS from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  • February 8, 2024 at South Lakes HS from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • February 20, 2024 at Annandale HS from 3:30 - 6:30 PM

 

2024 Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Schedule
Hosted by Supervisor Pat Herrity, Fairfax County Times Newspapers, and Fairfax County Public Schools

The fairs are open to all teens in Fairfax County looking for employment, volunteer opportunities, or tips on building their resume.

Saturday, March 2, 11 am – 1 pm @ Chantilly High School

Saturday, March 9, 1 – 3 pm @ West Springfield High School

For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs

 

NOVA SESSIONS:

NOVA Application Workshop for Seniors @ FHS 

February 12 @ 10:15-11:15 am (Gray Day)

Career Center

This workshop will assist you with completing the NOVA application.  Sign up on Naviance – College Visits or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a LT pass.  Bring a fully charged laptop to this session!  

 

NOVA Virtual Information SPANISH SESSION

February 20 @ 7:00 pm – Register at:  tinyurl.com/Feb-20-Spanish-Session

Learn about the numerous opportunities, services, and resources designed to get you connected to the NOVA Nighthawk Community. Open to all FCPS seniors and parents.  For questions, contact: @email

 

CAMPUS EVENTS:
George Mason University’s Junior Visit Day 

Monday, March 25, 2024, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

George Mason University's Office of Admissions cordially invites high school juniors to attend our Junior Visit Day. Come see why Mason is the premiere public university in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area!
Event will include: 

  • Demystifying the College Admissions Process
  • Student & Parent Panels
  • Campus Tours
  • Lunch 
  • Academic Browsing 

Additional Breakout Sessions available for students interested in majors in the following areas of interest:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences intended majors
  • Government and Policy intended majors
  • Visual and Performing Arts intended majors

This event will take place IN-PERSON. Register required:  https://mason.my.salesforce-sites.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a1J6S00001GGDb9UAH

 

Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Manassas High School Open House

Saturday, February 17, 10 am – 1 pm

Take a tour of our hanger, learn about financial aid and hear about our scholarship match program.  RSVP to:  Kimberlee Ortiz, 571-762-0620, @email

For more information, see:  https://aviationmaintenance.edu/campuses/nova/

 

REMINDER FOR SENIORS:  If you have a March 1 college deadline, your Transcript Request Form is due to Mrs. Scibilia, Transcript Assistant: @email, or @email by Feb. 9.    

The Transcript Request Form can be found here: https://fairfaxhs.fcps.edu/student-services/transcript-and-records-requests

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next Digital SAT is on March 9.  The regular registration deadline is Feb. 23.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on April 13.  The regular registration deadline is March 8.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email, or see her in the Career Center, Room L106, for a fee waiver. 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Rita’s of Fairfax

Looking for a fun job with flexible hours, good pay, and free treats after every shift?  Rita’s of Fairfax, located at 10726 Fairfax Blvd., near Panera & Party City, is reopening soon and is hiring for the upcoming 2024 season. 

Applicants must be 16 years old, outgoing & friendly, able to work at least one afternoon/evening shift & one-weekend shift during the week and have transportation. The job entails working with customers, cleaning, restocking, catering events, and out-of-store selling events. 

The minimum starting pay is $12/hour, with room to advance with experience and leadership roles.  Please submit an application via the “Join The Team” tab on our website, www.ritasoffairfax.com

Please direct any questions to @email

 

Woodleigh Chase by Erickson Senior Living Student Job Fair

Tuesday, February 13, 3:30-6:00 pm

4595 Burke Station Road, Fairfax, VA 22032

Open Positions:  Server, Host, Utility.  Part time positions, free meal with every shift and always home by 8:30 pm!

Apply now:  https://www.ericksonseniorlivingcareers.com/jobs/us-va-fairfax

 

Fairfax County Rec-PAC Program Counselor Jobs for Summer

Job Seekers are welcome to attend one of the following in-person open hires:

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024, anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Herrity building
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024, anytime between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.at the Herrity building 
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2024, anytime between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.at the Herrity building
  • Friday, May 31, 2024, anytime between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.at the Herrity building 
  • Monday, June 3, 2024, anytime between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.at the Herrity building
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024, anytime between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.at the Herrity building

For more informaiton, see:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac/jobs

 

Summer Job Opportunity:

Crystal Aquatics is now hiring lifeguards and pool managers for summer 2024!

Apply today to secure a spot at your preferred pool location. No experience necessary, we will provide all training in the Spring.

Go to crystalaquatics.com to apply.

 

Horizon Day Camp-Metro DC 

Location:  Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA

Camp Dates:  June 24-August 2

Camp Times:  9:00am - 3:00 pm, Monday- Friday

Horizon Day Camp-Metro DC, the area’s first day camp for kids battling cancer that is free of charge to the families, is hiring counselors and other summer staff positions.  

For more information, see:  https://horizondaycamp.org/metrodc/  For questions, contact Ilana, our Assistant Director/Family Support Specialist, at [email protected]

 

Paradise Pool Service is Currently Hiring!

Open Positions: Lifeguard, Assistant Manager, Manager.  Must be at least 15 year of age, know how to swim and be personable and a great communicator.  

For more informaiton, visit:  https://www.paradisepoolservicellc.com/home

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

High School Student Volunteer Opportunities at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus for Spring Session 2: April 1 – June 16, 2024

Registration Opens Monday, February 19, 2024 at 10 a.m. and closes Wednesday, February 21 at 11:45 p.m.

For complete information, see:  https://www.inova.org/volunteer-opportunities/inova-fairfax-medical-campus/high-school

 

Hey Students! Are you in need of service hous?  

Do you enjoy live music, fun games and spending time with awesome seniors?  If interested, the Virginian would love to have you.  

Contact:  Bree Savoy, Life Enrichment Manager HCC, 703-385-0555, @email

Address:  9229 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22031 

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATING SENIORS:

Apprenticeship 101: Core Construction Skills

February 5 - May 29, 2024 

Woodson High School, 9525 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22031 

Monday & Wednesday 6PM - 9PM

Only $197 (normally $870)

This rigorous three-week introduction to construction skills covers topics including basic safety, hand and power tools, construction math, communication skills, introduction to construction drawings, and construction careers. For more information, contact:  @email

To register, go to:  https://aceclasses.fcps.edu/CategorySubjectListing.aspx?ProgramID=926&ProgramName=Apprenticeship+Programs%2fClasses&IsCourse=1

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

HBCU Conference 2024

February 17, 9 am – 4 pm

First Baptist Church of Vienna, 450 Orchard Street, Dr. Kenny Smith Fellowship Hall, Vienna , VA 22180

Middle and high school students are invited to join us for a jam-packed day of informative workshops and discussion at our annual HBCU Weekend Conference! This year's theme is: Forward Focused: Pioneering the Future.
This free event will cover topics such as:
* Financial Literacy 
* Mental Health Awareness
* Personal Safety (Martial Arts)
* Entrepreneurship
* Navigating Social Media 
* AI in College Careers
In addition, young pioneers will have the opportunity to engage with current college students and recent graduates through panel discussions which will allow them to gain valuable insight about being a student in the twenty-first century.
Breakfast and lunch are included and participants will be invited to attend a celebratory bowling outing at the conclusion of the event. Transportation to the bowling alley will be provided and parents will be asked to pick up their children at the bowling alley at the conclusion of the activity. Please select the bowling add-on if your child plans to participate. Students not participating in the bowling outing can be picked up at the church.
This conference will not only assist young people in preparing for their future, but will also allow them network and build new relationships with like-minded peers.

Registration required:  https://fbcv.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/2102846

 

High School Visitation @ UVA - hosted by the Society of Women Engineers (Sat, March 16)

Explore engineering & learn about the University of Virginia at this fun, informative, student-run event. 

WHAT: Every Fall and Spring, high school students from all over Virginia visit the university to experience what it's like to be an engineering student at UVA. Accepted participants will spend the day collaborating on design activities, visiting a majors fair, touring labs and dorms, and listening to speakers. This event will introduce students to various engineering fields and the engineering design process. We hope that these activities will help the students decide whether they would like to pursue a STEM career in the future!

WHO: HSV is geared towards students in their junior or senior years of high school; however, freshmen and sophomores are welcome to apply as well. This event is meant to provide insight on what it's like being the gender minority in engineering, so the event is tailored as a women-oriented space. However, we encourage all students that want to be in this space (i.e., female-identifying, genderqueer, and male-identifying individuals) to apply.

The application deadline is Febraury 18https://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv

 

Veterinary Medicine Careers Exploration Virtual Workshop 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon ET

Join experts:

Dr. Jennifer Graham, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian / Exotic Companion Mammal), Dipl.

ACZM, Graham Veterinary Consulting, LLC, Madison, Alabama Her areas of professional interest include oncology, Encephalitozoon cuniculi, and emergency and critical care of exotic species.

Dr. Sarah Sirica DVM, MPH, Clinic Director, City Wildlife, Washington, DC -- Dr. Sirica earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Bridgewater College in Virginia. Dr. Sirica enjoys teaching both veterinary students and rehabilitation interns.

Drs. Graham and Sirica will share their educational journeys, career paths, and work experiences.

For registration information go to: https://www.humanerescuealliance.org/virtual-student-programs

The cost for the workshop is $25. For information on financial assistance, please contact @email

 

2024 Innovate TJ 

Saturday, March 16th, 9 AM-8:30 PM

Location: Campus of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA

Registration Form: https://forms.gle/VQRRkqHjnGgBaVqZ8

At InnovateTJ, teams will be able to develop an idea and pitch for a panel of experienced entrepreneurs, with the chance of winning real money and other prizes. Additionally, throughout the day, there will be opportunities for networking with industry professionals, listening to guest speakers, and learning additional entrepreneurship/business skills. InnovateTJ is a good opportunity to practice product development, and has a myriad of opportunities for networking and leadership. 
We'll be offering monetary and sponsored prizes, and give participants the chance to dip their toes in business/entrepreneurship! All participants will receive free swag (t-shirts & stickers), mentorship, and access to exclusive internships & speakers!
Please have teams fill out this form and officially register for InnovateTJ! Participants should register in teams of 2-4. If this is an issue, please email us. As registration closes, we'll be sending out additional information regarding the event. 

Again, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through @email.
All teams that register before 2/18 will be entered in a lottery to win a $40 gift card! Additionally, the individual who refers the most teams will receive a $20 gift card.  Priority Registration closes March 5th at 11:59 PM. After this day, we CANNOT guarantee your participation.

 

Yale High School Fellowship

A 8-week masterclass giving budding entrepreneurs the tools and mindset needed to develop or contribute to a successful startup!

What you’ll gain:

  • Learn from Yale School of Management Professors and Undergraduate Entrepreneurs 
  • Understand the skills and mindset needed to succeed in start-up ventures
  • The skills to put together and present a company pitch deck
  • Information about the Yale Entrepreneurial Society and the culture of entrepreneurship at Yale
  • A Network of like-minded high-school and college innovators and inventors from around the world

Cost is $150.  Deadline is Feb. 4. For more information, see:  https://www.yesatyale.org/high-school-fellowship

 

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Virginia Tech SCIENCE CAMPS 2024!

Do you know any middle or high school students who love science? Want them to have a fun summer where they can experience science in new ways and get a sneak peek at college life? Virginia Tech is offering several science camps this summer: SCIENCE CAMPS 2024!

HAVE FUN, LEARN SCIENCE, AND GET A SNEAK PEEK AT COLLEGE LIFE!

EXPLORE SCIENCE

June 24 - 27 for rising 9th- 10th graders

June 30 - July 3 for rising 7th- 8th graders 

Microbiology, neuroscience, physics, nanoscience, psychology, coding, game-o-nomics, and way more!

EXPLORE DATA SCIENCE 

July 8 - 12 for rising 11th- 12th graders

Statapult-catapults, coding, data ethics, molecular modeling, disease surveillance, game theory, career exploration, and more!

EXPLORE PHYSICAL SCIENCES 

July 15 - 19 for rising 11th- 12th graders

Solar energy, nanoscience, GPS and modeling, physics and astronomy, biochemistry, geophysical methods to study the critical zone, career exploration, and more!

EXPLORE LIFE SCIENCES

July 22 - 26 for rising 11th- 12th graders

Neuroscience, nanomedicine, ecology, chemical biology, emerging diseases, bioinformatics, ancient life forms, career exploration, and more!

Registration Is Now Open:  https://www.science.vt.edu/get-involved/camps.html

Space is limited, so register soon. 

 

JMU  Honors Institute 2024

July 14 - 20, 2024

The JMU Summer Honors Institute is a unique week-long program where talented, rising high school juniors and seniors get a first-hand look at life in a dynamic university and its Honors College.  Up to 30 talented high school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year will be invited to attend following a competitive application process. Cost to attend is $1,500 for both Virginia and non-Virginia resident students. This covers instructors, class materials, housing, meals, and all activities. The deadline to apply is Feb. 29, 2024https://www.jmu.edu/pce/programs/all/honorscamp/index.shtml

 

Inspire Summer is the UVA’s Northern Virginia summer program for rising 10th-12th graders to explore new interests and skills.
Summer 2024 Courses (June 17-July 26, 2024)

Applications are now open:  northern.virginia.edu/inspire

 

Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp

When: July 22–27, 2024
Where: Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
Cost: $1,250
Who: Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of disciplines such as molecular biology, neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, immunology, and other medical sciences. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health and will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real-life problems. In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling, and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp will provide a fun, challenging, and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional. For more information, see: https://www.lvc.edu/about/camps-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/

 

University of North Carolina @ Asheville Pre-Med Summer Program (June 16 – 21, 2024)

Work with a team on a simulated patient case, run microbiological and biochemical tests, debate treatment options and navigate the patient-doctor relationship. Learn about heart anatomy and function through a hands-on pig heart dissection. Cost is $1,630.  Pre-College Programs are open to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Prerequisite courses: Biology + Chemistry or Physics.  For more information, see: https://precollege.unca.edu/pre-med/

 

United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar

If you are currently in your junior year of high school and considering the Naval Academy as your college of choice, we strongly recommend you consider applying to Summer Seminar. Summer Seminar will introduce you to life at the Academy, where you will experience first-class academic, athletic, and professional training at the #1 public college in the Country (released 2022 U.S. News & World Report College Ranking Report). Your Summer Seminar application will also serve as a preliminary application to the Academy that you will complete before or during your senior year.
During the six-day session, you will become a part of the Academy. You will live in Bancroft Hall (the dormitory all midshipmen live in), participate in academic and leadership workshops, and experience a variety of other activities on the campus. You will have an opportunity to see firsthand what the Academy has to offer through its exceptional academic, athletic, extracurricular activities and leadership training programs

The deadline to apply is April 15https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS.php#fndtn-panel1-Steps-For

  

United States Naval Academy Summer STEM

Thinking of a career as a coder, game developer, designer, or robotics engineer? Then start with the experience of a world-class program like the Naval Academy’s Summer STEM Program for rising 10-11th graders.  

STEM is all about exploring, creating, building, and making things better, and at our Summer STEM Program, you’ll do just that. You’ll work with students from all over the country as you test your problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration skills.

The deadline to apply is April 15https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM.php#fndtn-panel1-Attending

 

Global Health Leaders Conference at Johns Hopkins University (Virtual) 

Provides students in grades 9-12 with the opportunity to:

  • Learn about a variety of interesting global health, public health, and medical topics directly from world leaders in their respective fields
  • Forge life-long connections with some of the most exceptional students interested in the health sciences from around the world
  • Share your own global health-related work and ideas world’s leading research institutions
  • Connect with the emerging global health leader and Johns Hopkins University community
  • Have a unique experience to include in interviews, application essays, and resumes

The deadline to apply is March 1.  The cost is $99.  For more information and application, see:  https://glohea.org/application-info

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR JUNIORS (Please note all scholarships are posted in Naviance – under Scholarship Search):

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships for High School Juniors (600+ schoalrships up to $25,000 each)

Eligibility:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States immediately after high school graduation (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a United States citizen

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2024https://horatioalger.org/scholarships/

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:  

Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program

The nationally known Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP) provides transformative research opportunities for high school and undergraduate students. Selected participants work one-on-one with faculty researchers at George Mason University and collaborating institutions using state-of-the-art technology across many disciplines.  ASSIP is free to participants. The only cost to ASSIP applicants is a $25 nonrefundable application processing fee. Applicants with financial need can request a fee waiver code to avoid paying the application fee. They can email @email and provide a current copy of their free/reduced lunch eligibility (high school students). For safety and liability reasons, applicants must be 16 years old or older as of the first day of the program each year if they are working in a laboratory with biological or chemical hazards. For all other internships, applicants must be 15 by the first day of the program.  The deadline to apply is Feb 11, 2024: https://science.gmu.edu/assip

 

2024 Children's Science Center Lab STEM Summer Camp Internship

The STEM Summer Camp Internship is available to students ages 16+ who have an interest in STEM education. They will work closely with elementary-aged students conducting hands-on STEM activities. Interns will also have the opportunity to develop their own STEM programming for camp students. This internship is unpaid.  Applications are due: Friday, March 1, 2024, by 5 pm.  

Application Link: https://form.jotform.com/220076220193142 

 

 

 

 

For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges - Enrichment Programs

For the complete FCPS database of Scholarships, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges – Scholarship Search

 

 

Disclaimer

Scholarships offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

 

Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

Career Center News 12/15/2023

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents:  

 

The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter which contains OPPORTUNITIES…college visits to FHS, local college information sessions, college fairs, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, internships, career programs, and diverse events at various colleges. For the most comprehensive and up to date database of opportunities, see Naviance (every FCPS students’ online college and career planning tool)’s Enrichment Programs: https://www.fcps.edu/naviance

 

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has launched a new website Level Up Virginiahttps://www.levelupvirginia.org/

which provides information on educational options such as certificate programs, apprenticeships, the military, trade schools, two-year and four-year colleges, and universities. In addition, the website offers tips for adult learners, students with disabilities, first-generation students, and English language learners. 

 

If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact me at @email

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

@email

 

Walk-In Hours (No appointment needed):  Wednesdays after school, 3:00-4:00 pm

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email me:  @email

 

FHS Events:

Junior College Planning Night

for juniors and their parents/guardians

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

Fairfax High School – Auditorium

We are almost halfway through junior year so it is time to start thinking ahead to the college admissions process!!  This year’s format will be an in person, panel discussion and will be targeted to juniors who are interested in attending a four-year college or university.  Four, very experienced College Admissions Officers will share valuable advice for your college search.  We plan to ask important questions about research, preparation, applications, acceptance and making the final decision.  We’ll wrap up with Q&A time dedicated to answering all of your admissions-related questions.

All juniors interested in attending a four-year college or university are encouraged to attend!

Note: If you cannot attend on January 10, you are welcome to go to Madison HS on Tuesday, January 9 @ 7:00 pm, or Chantilly HS on Thursday, January 11 @ 7:00 pm.  It will be the same exact program with most of the same speakers.  See attached flyer.      

For more information, contact: Ms. Maureen Kim, Fairfax HS College & Career Specialist at @email, or 703-219-2204

 

9-11th Grade Parents & Students 

Join Fairfax, Madison, Oakton, Marshall and W.T. Woodson High Schools for this informative evening…

U.S. Service Academy/ROTC Night

February 13, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

@ Madison High School

Address: 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181

Representatives from the following academies and ROTC Programs are scheduled to attend:

US Air Force

US Army 

US Navy & Marine Corps

US Merchant Marine

US Coast Guard

A representative from Congressman Gerry Connolly’s office will also be there to talk about the nomination process.  

The format of the program will be brief (3-5 minute) introductions from each Academy and ROTC Representative, followed by break out tables for students and parents/guardians to ask individual questions. 

No registration required.  For more information, contact:  Maureen Kim, Fairfax High School College & Career Specialist: @email, or 703-219-2204.

 

Yale Ambassador Visit

Friday, January 12 @ 11:30 (5th Period)

Career Center, Room L106

Coming from a low-income household, John Kim, Yale College 2024, will be here to give his personal experience of Yale, including campus life and financial aid policies.  This program is open to everyone but students from low-income and/or are first generation and academically high achieving are particularly encouraged to attend.  

Sign up Naviance:  https://www.fcps.edu/naviance under Colleges - College Visits, or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center.  After registering, please ask your teacher for permission to attend 24 hours in advance of the visit.

 

FHS Military School Visits:

Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Info Session

Wednesday, January 3, 2024 @ 10:15 (Lion Time)

Dorna Zolfaghari, Jessica Vinh and Ben Choi, FHS Class of 2023, will provide advice and perspective of life in Tech's Corps of Cadets. Sign up on Naviance, College Visit. Show your LT teacher your Naviance screen as confirmation, or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center, Room L106, for a Lion Time pass.  

 

FCPS Events:

Gap Year Fair

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 @ 6:00-8:30 pm

George C. Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043

This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the growing array of gap year opportunities.  The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Immediately following, the program fair will be held in the cafeteria from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., with representatives from over 30 programs offering gap year opportunities.  Students and their families are invited to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available. 

Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fairfax-usa-gap-year-fair-2024-registration-741262946427?aff=erelexpmlt

For more information, visit: USA Gap Year Fairs or contact Pamela White, Postsecondary Special Projects Liaison, at @email or 571-393-1102.

**In the event of inclement weather on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. The Gap Year Fair will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at the same time and location.

 

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Evening with Elon University

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park, 3111 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church, VA 22042
Register at:  https://www.elon.edu/u/admissions/undergraduate/admissions-events/evening-with-elon-january/

 

NOVA SESSIONS:

NOVA Application Workshop for Seniors @ FHS 

January 22 @ 10:15-11:15 am (Gray Day)

Career Center

This workshop will assist you with completing the NOVA application.  Sign up on Naviance – College Visits or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a LT pass.  Bring a fully charged laptop to this session!  

 

NOVA Virtual Information Sessions

January 23 @ 4:30 pm  - Register at: tinyurl.com/January-23-2024

SPANISH SESSION – February 20 @ 7:00 pm – Register at:  tinyurl.com/Feb-20-Spanish-Session

Learn about the numerous opportunities, services, and resources designed to get you connected to the NOVA Nighthawk Community. Open to all FCPS seniors and parents.  For questions, contact: @email

 

NOVA Accommodations and Accessibility Virtual Event 

January 3 & January 10 @ 3:00-4:00 pm

NOVA’s Accommodations and Accessibility Services is offering a virtual New Student Orientation. Interested in learning more about accommodations, the importance of self-advocacy, NOVA resources, etc. Join one of our sessions!

Register at:  https://calendar.nvcc.edu/

For accommodations or question, contact Pamela Lucas:  @email

 

 

REMINDER FOR SENIORS:  If you have a February 1 college deadline, your Transcript Request Form is due to Mrs. Scibilia, Transcript Assistant: @email, or @email by Jan. 10.  

The Transcript Request Form can be found here: https://fairfaxhs.fcps.edu/student-services/transcript-and-records-requests

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next Digital SAT is on March 9.  The regular registration deadline is Feb. 3.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on February 10.  The regular registration deadline is Jan. 5.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email, or see her in the Career Center, Room L106, for a fee waiver. 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Hunter Mill Animal Hospital: 2935 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton, VA 22124

Located in Oakton, we have positions available as Part-Time Ward Attendants.  Hours include:  weekday shifts (after school), weekend shifts (AM & PM) and Holidays.  We are looking for self-starters with sincere interest in pet care and/or exploring it as a profession.  Applicants must be 16 years or older!

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 training starts are minimum wage depending on experience.  Holiday Shifts are paid at time and a half.  Contact:  James O’Neil at @email or 703-281-1644.

 

Wolf Trap Employment Opportunities

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is hiring for the following positions:  Visitor Services Assistants, Maintenance Workers, Laborers and Ushers.  For more informations, see: https://www.nps.gov/wotr/learn/management/employment.htm

 

American Pool Now Hiring Lifeguards for Summer

Indoor and Outdoor 2024 Lifeguard Positions Available.  They offer discounted lifeguard ceritficaition classes at this time of year.  If interested, text SWIM to 464646 to apply, or go to:  https://guardforlife.com/

 

High Sierra Pools Hiring Lifeguards for Summer

Great pay and locations.  Work with friends. Build your resume. Earn extra cash for referrals.  Positions for swim instructors and pool managers and internships.  Make a difference in your community!

Apply at:  https://highsierrapools.com/

 

Summer Job Opportunity:

Crystal Aquatics is now hiring lifeguards and pool managers for summer 2024!

Apply today to secure a spot at your preferred pool location. No experience necessary, we will provide all training in the Spring.

Go to crystalaquatics.com to apply.

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Christmas Sing-a-long

Sat, Dec. 16 @ 3:00 pm

Braddock Glen Sunrise Senior Living, 4027 Olley Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032

A service hour opportunity to connect with the seniors in the community. If you’re interested, make sure to sign up using the link by Thursday/Friday:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhgDnV-UYFuNIzorAjuWKR4RcM2N2vMO2esY4TS7oP6YUTyA/viewform

For questions, contact: @email

 

Hey Students! Are you in need of service hous?  

Do you enjoy live music, fun games and spending time with awesome seniors?  If interested, the Virginian would love to have you.  Contact:  Bree Savoy, Life Enrichment Manager HCC, 703-385-0555, @email

Address:  9229 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22031 

 

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria At-Home Volunteer Projects

Dec. 31, 2:00-8:00 pm

For details, see:  https://www.foo-moo.com/volunteer/c94beacf-97b9-4b8a-bc14-ac0e5afbff93?utm_campaign=At-home+Projects&utm_media=rrc&utm_source=rrcef

 

More Youth Volunteer Opportunities: https://www.foo-moo.com/volunteer

 

Herralink Volunteer Opportunities 

Snowman Making 

Monday, Dec. 18 @ 1:00-3:00

46531 Leesburg Pike, Sterling, VA 20164

Embrace the winter wonder at our Snowman Spectacle event! Team up with our residents to craft giant snowmen using styrofoam balls, clothes, and various assortments. Join the fun as we bring these jolly giants to life. Let's make snowmen memories together!

Sign up here:  https://www.herralink.com/events

 

Volunteer Fairfax MLK Jr. Weekend of Service – January 15, 2024

For more information, see:  https://www.volunteerfairfax.org/events/mlk-jr-weekend-of-service-2024/

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATING SENIORS:

Apprenticeship 101: Core Construction Skills

February 5 - May 29, 2024 

Woodson High School, 9525 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22031 

Monday & Wednesday 6PM - 9PM

Only $197 (normally $870)

This rigorous three-week introduction to construction skills covers topics including basic safety, hand and power tools, construction math, communication skills, introduction to construction drawings, and construction careers. For more information, contact:  @email

To register, go to:  https://aceclasses.fcps.edu/CategorySubjectListing.aspx?ProgramID=926&ProgramName=Apprenticeship+Programs%2fClasses&IsCourse=1

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

NOVA Early Online College – Spring 2024
NOVA Early Online College (EOC) allows current high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take up to 2 tuition FREE college courses. EOC courses for the Spring semester begin on January 30, 2024, and end on April 22, 2024. The deadline to register is January 8, 2024 at 5pm. Courses are asynchronous, online, and for college credit only. 13 different courses are offered along with courses that fulfill the IT Technical Support Career Studies Certificate. EOC courses are selected because they meet the requirements for most of NOVA’s associate degrees as well as being highly transferable as general education requirements for most colleges and universities. For more information, see:  NOVA Site:  https://www.nvcc.edu/online-early-college/ and FCPS Site:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/44777

For questions on this program, contact:  NOVA’s Office of Dual Enrollment:  @email

 

Pratt’s Precollege Portfolio Development: Discover

Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, starting on 01/02/24 and ending on 01/05/24 (3:00-5:30 pm)

A professional portfolio can be vital in gaining admission into college. This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of portfolio development. Students will learn what to include in their portfolios-based on standards set by top colleges-and investigate the basic technical skills for developing a professional portfolio. Upon completion of this course, students will be given the opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed by a Pratt admissions counselor to help them gain a first-hand understanding of what might be expected by one of the top colleges. This course is a non-credit class offering a pass/fail grade. Registration closes December 23.  For more information, see:  https://www.enrole.com/prattscps/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=24WI-PMPC-414-01BV&courseId=PMPC-414&categoryId=4A01E7D0

 

I3 Competition

The Imagine, Innovate, & Inspire (I³) Competition is a competition for 9th to 12th graders who are passionate about learning and helping their community. Over the course of 4-months, students will help underrepresented small business owners by creating tailored digital infrastructure (apps, websites, social media campaigns) for them. Under the mentorship of top digital strategists, consultants, and university mentors, our high schoolers will learn about SEO, digital brand creation, business concepts, and technical coding skills. They also develop important life skills relating to teamwork, professionalism, communication, organization, and more. For more information, see:  https://www.i3competition.com/

 

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

High School Diplomats Program (July 19-28, 2024) @ University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

High School Diplomats (HSD) is a scholarship program that brings together high school students from the United States and Japan each summer through two parallel experiences.  HSD U.S. provides the opportunity for American and Japanese students to meet for eight days of cultural exchange in the United States.  HSD Japan allows American students who have successfully completed HSD U.S. to apply for a full scholarship to travel to Japan for several weeks the following summer.  The application deadline is Janaury 15, 2024 and requires a teacher recommendation.    

For complete inforaktion, see: https://www.highschooldiplomats.com/

 

JMU  Honors Institute 2024

July 14 - 20, 2024

The JMU Summer Honors Institute is a unique week-long program where talented, rising high school juniors and seniors get a first-hand look at life in a dynamic university and its Honors College.  Up to 30 talented high school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year will be invited to attend following a competitive application process. Cost to attend is $1,500 for both Virginia and non-Virginia resident students. This covers instructors, class materials, housing, meals, and all activities. The deadline to apply is Feb. 29, 2024https://www.jmu.edu/pce/programs/all/honorscamp/index.shtml

 

Inspire Summer is the UVA’s Northern Virginia summer program for rising 10th-12th graders to explore new interests and skills.
Summer 2024 Courses (June 17-July 26, 2024)

Applications are now open:  northern.virginia.edu/inspire

 

Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program

Some need-based scholarships are available:  https://immersion.summer.wfu.edu/

 

Stanford Clinical Summer Internship (CSI) 

CSI is a  program for rising high school juniors (age 16 or older), seniors, and undergraduate pre-med students designed to empower and energize diverse learners as they delve into the art, science, and joy of practicing medicine. Participants will gain clinical skills and knowledge across a wide variety of specialties as well as insights to help plan for a career in medicine. The richly diverse and unique curriculum includes skills sessions, interactive lectures and hands-on activities in a variety of specialties. Large and rotating small group breakout sessions are led by top-notch Stanford faculty clinicians and researchers, as well as medical and physician assistant students who provide an inside knowledge of their rigorous and yet fulfilling journeys through medicine. Some schoalrships are available.  For more information, see: https://med.stanford.edu/medcsi.html

 

High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Program 2.0 (HiSTEP 2.0)

This program is for graduating high school seniors from schools where 30% or more students participate in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. These are full-time research positions within one of the NIH Institutes and Centers (IC) in the NIH Intramural Research Program. The program takes place on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

HiSTEP 2.0 welcomes applications from current high school seniors who have little or no research experience and who want first-hand experience working in a biomedical research laboratory. To be considered for HiSTEP 2.0, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. In addition, you must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior from a school where 30 percent or more of the student body participates in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. 
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Students with a GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 should apply if their grades have shown steady improvement.
  • Live in Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia within 40 miles of the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Only students living with their parents or legal guardians with primary residence in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area are eligible.

HiSTEP 2.0 interns must commit to completing the entire eight-week internship.  HiSTEP 2.0 participants must be on campus from June 10, to August 2, 2024. Summer internships are full-time positions; interns are expected to devote 40 hours per week to their projects and training.

The deadline to apply is January 12:  https://www.training.nih.gov/research-training/hs/hs-sip/histep20/

 

VCUarts Pre-College Summer Program (July 7-26, 2024)

The Summer Pre-College Program at VCUarts is a three-week residency program that offers rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to take one non-credit course at VCUarts and explore your interests in the arts. Students study with VCUarts faculty while developing their skills. In this program, you will collaborate with other young creatives from across the country and around the world.  Apply by February 1 for prioroty consideration and scholarship opportunities:  https://arts.vcu.edu/academics/pre-college-prep/pre-college-summer-program/

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR JUNIORS (Please note all scholarships are posted in Naviance – under Scholarship Search):

Coolidge Scholarship (full-ride, four year scholarship)

For high school juniors. The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited college or university in the United States. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program. The application requires that the candidates read Presidnet Coolidge’s Autobiography and a few other readings.  The deadlne to apply is Thursday, Januray 18. For complete details, see: https://coolidgescholars.org/about/

 

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships for High School Juniors (600+ schoalrships up to $25,000 each)

Eligibility:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States immediately after high school graduation (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a United States citizen

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2024https://horatioalger.org/scholarships/

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:  

Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) Northern Virginia Internship Program (June 17 - August 9, 2024)

George Mason University (Mason) is the lead institution of higher education for the CCI NoVa Node. Through a grant funded by CCI NoVa Node, Mason is exclusively partnering with the Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation to create a unique internship program for high school students which provides professional skills training and the opportunity to explore cyber careers, with the goal of expanding the future pipeline of cybersecurity professionals. 

CCI is available to rising high school seniors and rising first year college/university students who are 17+ and interested in learning more about exploring cyber security as a possible career option. Selected applicants will participate in:

  • A two-week professional skills training boot camp at the Children’s Science Center Lab (includes virtual and in-person formats)  
  • A five-week internship placement in a cyber related business (virtual, hybrid or in-person depending on company) 
  • Five, one-hour progress reviews with the Children’s Science Center Lab during industry placement  

The CCI internship includes a student stipend of $2150 upon successful completion of the internship. 

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on January 31, 2024.  For more information and application, see:  https://form.jotform.com/213435926744057

 

Animal Husbandry Internship (January-March | April-June | July-September | October – December)

The Children’s Science Center, is seeking an adaptable, creative, articulate, dynamic and highly motivated individual to join our team in the role of Animal Husbandry Intern. The Animal Husbandry Intern must be a dedicated individual who can maintain aesthetically pleasing terrestrial habitats that promote positive animal welfare for a variety of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. The intern must be able to work independently as well as on a team to provide essential and effective care for the collection as a whole. This position reports to the Operations and Program Manager.

General Responsibilities:  

  • Attend to assigned animals; prepare diets, feed, and provide water; sanitize enclosure furniture/floors and food/water dishes as scheduled or necessary; perform approved enrichment and training activities; assist in the capture and restraint of animals
  • Record relevant information in facility’s recordkeeping database, including animal observations, health concerns and treatments, acquisitions/births, dispositions/deaths, etc.; objectively complete animal welfare assessments, as assigned
  • Perform routine repairs and maintenance on exhibits/enclosures as needed; construct improvements, furnishings, and decorations for exhibits
  • Assist in planning and conducting educational and interactive guest programs; engage the public to encourage curiosity and facilitate a positive experience both in person and virtually
  • Support institution’s Mission, Vision, and Value statements; maintain a positive example in meeting the needs of fellow staff, volunteers, and guests

Requirements and Qualifications:

The ideal intern candidate will:

  • Possess a “can do” attitude with a “will do” work ethic
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Pursue a degree in Wildlife Biology, Zoology, Environmental Sciences or similar
  • Demonstrate interest in Zoology and animal care
  • Basic computer skills
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation to/from work
  • Must be able to lift 60 pounds; may be required to stand for an extended period
  • Successfully complete a criminal background check upon selection

This internship is unpaid. Contact hours can be used to meet volunteer hour requirements for school and/or extracurricular involvement. 

This internship accepts applications on a rolling basis. Applicants will be considered for the upcoming cycle:  https://form.jotform.com/222223852310140

 

 

For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges - Enrichment Programs

For the complete FCPS database of Scholarships, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges – Scholarship Search

 

 

Disclaimer

Scholarships offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

 

Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

Career Center News 11/7/2023

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents:  

 

The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter which contains OPPORTUNITIES…college visits to FHS, local college information sessions, college fairs, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, internships, career programs, and diverse events at various colleges. For the most comprehensive and up to date database of opportunities, see Naviance (every FCPS students’ online college and career planning tool)’s Enrichment Programs: https://www.fcps.edu/naviance

 

In October 2023, FCPS hosted 12 virtual sessions related to post-secondary success.  Topics included:  Paying for College; Military 101; Parents as Partners in Academic & Career Planning; Scholarship 101; Considerations for Students with Disabilities in High School vs. College; AP, DE and IB in FCPS; Exploring Naviance Student; Standardized Testing in the College Process; Are you Common App Ready?; NOVA: The Community College Option (in Spanish too) and NOVA Certificates & Workforce Development Programs. These sessions’ recordings can be found here:  

https://www.fcps.edu/family-resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night

 

If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact me at @email

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

@email

 

Walk-In Hours (No appointment needed):  Wednesdays after school, 3:00-4:00 pm

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email me:  @email

 

FHS College Visits:

Last three college visits for the year!  College Admissions Representatives from the following schools are visiting FHS:  

On Wednesday, November 8: 

Christopher Newport @ 10:30 - LionTime

Longwood University @ 1:30 - 8th Period 

On Monday, November 13: 

Elizabethtown College @ 1:30 - 7th Period

Sign up on Naviance - College Visits to receive a pass and ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.  See Ms. Kim in the Career Center for questions.  

 

FHS Military School Visits:

West Point Cadet Info Session

Tuesday, Nov. 21 @ 11:30 (5th Period)

Liam Mc Shea, current West Point Cadet, will be here to share information on West Point and his perspective as a student.  Sign up on Naviance, College Visit and ask your teacher to be excused 24 hours before the visit.  You can show your Naviance screen as confirmation, or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center, Room L106, for a pass.  

 

US Naval Academy Info Session

Monday, Nov. 27 @ 10:30 (Lion Time)

Ben Miller, current US Naval Academy Midshipman and FCPS graduate, will be here to share information on the Naval Academy and his perspective as a student.  Sign up on Naviance, College Visit. Show your LT teacher your Naviance screen as confirmation, or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center, Room L106, for a Lion Time pass.  

 

Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Info Session

Wednesday, January 3, 2024 @ 10:15 (Lion Time)

Dorna Zolfaghari, Jessica Vinh and Ben Choi, FHS Class of 2023, will provide advice and perspective of life in Tech's Corps of Cadets. Sign up on Naviance, College Visit. Show your LT teacher your Naviance screen as confirmation, or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center, Room L106, for a Lion Time pass.  

 

FHS Career Speaker Visit:

City of Fairfax Police Department Career Info Session

Friday, Dec. 1 @ 10:15-11:15 (Lion Time B & C)

Do you have an interest in public service or law enforcement? Stop by the Career Center on December 1, 2023, from 10:15-11:15 am and speak with members of the City of Fairfax Police Department about the qualifications needed to be a Police Officer, Detective, and Dispatcher. Sign up on Naviance, College Visit.  Show your LT teacher your Naviance screen as confirmation, or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center, Room L106, for a Lion Time pass.  

 

ASVAB Test for Military at FHS:

The ASVAB is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. It is an aptitude test that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success.  It is used in the recruitment process for students who wish to enlist in the military after high school.  The test scores are good for up to two years.  More information about the ASVAB can be found here:  www.asvabprogram.com

The test will be held at Fairfax High School on December 5th.   The test will take approximately 3 hours and is offered for students in grades 10-12.  There is no fee for the test.  Plan to arrive by 8:10am and report directly to the Multi-purpose Room, C105.  

Students must sign themselves up for the ASVAB using only their fcpsschools.net email account, other accounts will not work.

Please sign up for the test here: https://forms.gle/7dDjuvK9q9xMWbgo7

The deadline to sign up for the test is November 21st.

Please contact Mrs. Bender at @email if you have any questions.

 

FCPS Events:

Moving on to Life in the Community Resource Fair!

This event is designed for students with developmental and intellectual disabilities who will need continuing support after they exit FCPS.

When:  Thursday, November 9th, 2023, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Where:  Annandale High School Cafeteria, 4700 Medford Dr., Annandale, VA 22003

What: Exhibitor Fair

Learn about: supported employment options, day support programs, recreation/leisure activities, residential living options, travel training supports, advocacy, funding, and more!

Register online: https://tinyurl.com/ycx4bwec  

 

College Access Fairfax and FCPS will present a series of virtual workshops for students and their parents…

Paying for College - an overview of the financial aid process

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7:00 PM 

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/s/92313618192

 

Scholarship 101 - an overview of the process for applying for outside scholarships   

  • Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 10:00 AM 

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/s/92335926452

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 7:00 PM

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/s/97178234222

 

To attend any of the workshops, simply click on the appropriate link above.  Links can also be found on the Events calendar on our website: https://www.collegeaccessfairfax.org

 

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

University of Alabama Northern Virginia Edition

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 6:30 PM

Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA 22182
To register, go to:  https://adm.ua.edu/portal/bama-in-your-town?id=b8bf796f-f7d4-4cb6-aa4c-254e35c2ca24

 

Stevenson University Local Preview Night

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
Belmont Country Club19661 Belmont Manor Ln, Ashburn, VA 20147-4147

Join us for an evening reception with hors d'oeuvres and an overview of our Mustang community. This is a great opportunity to network with Admissions representatives, current students, alumni, and other SU community members, and learn about the exceptional experiences awaiting you at Stevenson.

To register, go to:  https://admissions.stevenson.edu/portal/off_campus_event

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

George Mason University’s Bioengineering Virtual Information Session for Prospective undergraduate students 

Wednesday, Nov.29 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST

All prospective first-year and transfer students are invited to join us for a virtual information session about the Department of Bioengineering.  All sessions include an overview of our research pillars, concentrations, and opportunities and offer time to ask questions.

Register here: https://bioengineering.gmu.edu/academics/advising/prospective-students-information-sessions

 

COLLEGE FAIRS:

Alfred Street Baptist Church’s 21st Annual Historically Black College & University (HBCU) Festival

A hybrid event being held November 17 (Virtual only) & November 18 (Virtual and in person) 

In person location:  The St. James, Industrial Road, Springfield, VA,

The festival is dedicated to connecting high school students and their families to HBCUs, and scholarship opportunities. Approximately 80 colleges and universities will be represented during the two-day event. Many will provide on-the-spot admission decisions, conduct music auditions, and waive application fees. Additionally, seminars and exhibitor presentations will be held to help students navigate the college application process, seek financial aid opportunities and acclimate them to campus life.

For more information and to register, go to:  https://hbcufest.alfredstreet.org/e/hbcu-fest

Email: @email if you have any questions.  

 

REMINDER FOR SENIORS:  If you have a December 15 college deadline, your Transcript Request Form is due to Mrs. Scibilia, Transcript Assistant: @email, or @email by Nov. 27.  

The Transcript Request Form can be found here: https://fairfaxhs.fcps.edu/student-services/transcript-and-records-requests

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next SAT is on December 2.  The late registration deadline is Nov. 21.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on December 9.  The late registration deadline is Nov. 17.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email, or see her in the Career Center, Room L106, for a fee waiver. 

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:  

The Future of Leadership Youth Conference

High School juniors and seniors may join the Leadership Fairfax Youth Leadership Network Annual Conference. This year’s conference will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church. The conference will include training sessions and experiences for students who are interested in improving their leadership skills, building stronger communities, and creating a more equitable future. Topics will include

  • Know Your Talents
  • How to Find Support in Your Mentors
  • Generational Differences
  • Understanding Equity
  • And more!

Registration is required:  https://leadershipfairfax.org/event-5374153/Registration?utm_campaign+=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

and the cost is $10. Scholarships are available by contacting Lavina Gangwani-Colaço at @email 

 

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) Scholars Program

LEDA brings together a community of student leaders for a completely free five-week residential program at Princeton University that includes academic preparation for college, leadership training, college guidance support based on individual fit, SAT/ACT preparation, and a chance to experience life on a college campus.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Junior attending a public high school in the U.S., graduating in 2025
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or have DACA Status
  • Cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Total annual household income of $90,000 or below

Successful applicants demonstrate:

  • A desire to be challenged academically
  • A strong commitment to their studies
  • A desire to be a leader in their families, schools, and communities
  • A connection to LEDA’s Core Values of Excellence, Integrity, Compassion, and Community

Deadline to apply is 12/12/23: https://ledascholars.org/our-program/leda-scholars-program/recruitment-admissions/apply/

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

The UPS Store – City of Fairfax is Hiring!

Looking to join a team for the holidays? Look no further, come join our family owned and operated The UPS Store #7624. We are located at 11199 Lee Hwy Suite C Fairfax, VA 22030. We are looking for seasonal support and regular. 

Location: 11199 Lee Hwy Suite C Fairfax, VA 22030

What are some skills you should have? 

  • Welcoming and helpful attitude toward customers and other team members
  • Work both independently and with a team
  • Attention to detail and follow multi-step processes

What can you expect? 

  • Accurately handle cash register operations
  • Scan, handle and move merchandise efficiently and safely, including frequently lifting or moving merchandise up to 40 pounds
  • Shift lengths vary based on volume – generally part time employees work between 3 and 6 hours a day.

We provide on-the-job, paid training and look forward to having you join our team! 

If interested, please stop in the store to apply:

Your Team at The UPS Store
11199 - C Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone 703-829-1191 Fax 703-829-1160
Web https://www.theupsstore.com/7624

 

Cub Run Rec Center Aquatics Department

We are currently accepting lifeguard and swim instructor applications. Our team offers flexible hours and a great working environment. This is a great way to develop lifelong career skills in leadership, communication and teamwork. Anyone interested in applying for a position at Cub Run should apply online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/recenter/aquatic-certification or call 703-817-9407.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Herralink

Connects high schoolers with residents in retirement homes who may not have someone who reguarly visits them.

Volunteer locations:  Gainesville Health and Rehab Center, Gainesville, VA & Dulles Health and Rehab Center, Herndon, VA 

For more information and to join, see:  https://www.herralink.com/

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATING SENIORS:

2023 National Apprenticeship Open House Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 5 Apprenticeship

Friday, November 17  @ 10am - 6pm EST

5000 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706

A multi-trade event with earn-while-you-learn construction apprenticeships from around our region.  

For more informaiton, see: https://local5training.org/

 

Steamfitters Local 602 JATC is accepting applications for Apprenticeships 

in Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Process Piping, and Envionmental Systems Trades

Applications for 2024-2025 will be accepted online only from 11/1 – 11/30

For more information, go to: https://602training.org/

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

NOVA Early Online College – Spring 2024
NOVA Early Online College (EOC) allows current high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take up to 2 tuition FREE college courses. EOC courses for the Spring semester begin on January 30, 2024, and end on April 22, 2024. The deadline to register is January 8, 2024 at 5pm. Courses are asynchronous, online, and for college credit only. 13 different courses are offered along with courses that fulfill the IT Technical Support Career Studies Certificate. EOC courses are selected because they meet the requirements for most of NOVA’s associate degrees as well as being highly transferable as general education requirements for most colleges and universities. For more information, see:  NOVA Site:  https://www.nvcc.edu/online-early-college/ and FCPS Site:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/44777

For questions on this program, contact:  NOVA’s Office of Dual Enrollment:  @email

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Research Science Institute 2024 @ MIT (June 23-Aug. 3, 2024)

The Research Science Institute (RSI) is an intensive, six-week summer residential STEM enrichment program co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). RSI is intended for students of exceptionally strong academic ability and background, between the students' 11th and 12th grades. The application is intended to offer each candidate the opportunity to demonstrate depth and strength of background in academics, extracurricular experiences, leadership, and service, as well as to highlight personal motivations, aspirations, and achievements that promise future leadership in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.  The deadline to apply is December 13 and there is a $65 application fee:  https://cee.slideroom.com/#/login/program/75999

 

High School Diplomats Program (July 19-28, 2024) @ University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

High School Diplomats (HSD) is a scholarship program that brings together high school students from the United States and Japan each summer through two parallel experiences.  HSD U.S. provides the opportunity for American and Japanese students to meet for eight days of cultural exchange in the United States.  HSD Japan allows American students who have successfully completed HSD U.S. to apply for a full scholarship to travel to Japan for several weeks the following summer.  The application deadline is Janaury 15, 2024 and requires a teacher recommendation.    

For complete inforaktion, see: https://www.highschooldiplomats.com/

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

The program’s purpose is to enable high school students to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States.  It is a series of competitive oratoriacal events that culmiante with the award of scholarships.  First place on the national level is $25,000.

The deadline to apply is December 1.  For complete information, see:  https://fairfaxpost177.org/in-the-community/oratorical-contest/

For questions, contact:  Jeff White at @email

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:  

Student Volunteer Trainee (Winter/Spring 2024) - Remote

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) offers unpaid, remote internships for students interested in seeking valuable work experience in government and federal education policy and administration. Volunteers have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the Department's mission to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

The Department works to tailor each intern's experience to the interests and skills of the student against the needs of Department Program Offices. This opportunity offers training and development in the following areas:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Education Policies
  • Data Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Training and Development
  • Grants Management
  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • A host of other areas

Conditions of Employment: Must be a U.S. Citizen, must be at least 16 years of age, and must complete background investigation and fingerprint check.

The application closes on November 30.  For more information, see:  https://www.usajobs.gov/job/741803400

 

 

For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges - Enrichment Programs

For the complete FCPS database of Scholarships, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges – Scholarship Search

 

 

Disclaimer: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

Career Center News 9/26/2023

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents: 

 

The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter which contains OPPORTUNITIES…college visits to FHS, local college information sessions, college fairs, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, internships, career programs, and diverse events at various colleges. For the most comprehensive and up to date database of opportunities, see Naviance (every FCPS students’ online college and career planning tool)’s Enrichment Programs: https://www.fcps.edu/naviance

 

Please come to the FHS College Visits!  Over 75 College Admissions Representatives will visit FHS between now and early November.  Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend these visits during the school day.  Students should sign up on Naviance https://www.fcps.edu/naviance – Colleges – College Visits and ask their teacher’s permission to be excused at least 24 hours before the visit.

 

Please mark your calendars for the FCPS College Fair on Sunday, October 15, 4-7 pm at George Mason University’s Eagle Bank ArenaApproximately 250 colleges and universities will be in attendance!  For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.fcps.edu/family-resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night

 

If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact me at @email

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

@email

 

Walk-In Hours (No appointment needed):  Wednesdays after school, 3:00-4:00 pm

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email me:  @email

Please note my first quarter appointments are reserved for seniors. 

 

FHS College Visits:

College Admissions Representatives from the following schools will be visiting:   

  • On Wednesday, Sept. 27:  Manhattan College (9:00-1st Period) and Greensboro College (12:30-5th Period)
  • On Thursday, Sept. 28:  Lawrence University (9:00-2nd Period) University of Minnesota (11:30-6th Period), St. Mary’s College of Maryland (1:30-8th Period), and York College of Pennsylvania (2:15-8th Period)
  • On Friday, Sept. 29:  University of Virginia (10:15-3rd Period), James Madison University (11:30-5th Period), and University of Rochester (1:30-7th Period)
  • Monday, Oct. 2: Marymount University (1:30-8th Period), Case Western Reserve University (2:15-8th Period)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 3: University of Delaware (11:30-5th Period), Randolph-Macon College (2:15-7th Period)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 4: Virginia Military Institute (10:15-LT), George Mason University (11:30-6th Period)
  • Thursday, Oct. 5: William & Mary (9:00-1st Period), Radford University (11:30-5th Period) and Georgetown University (1:30-7th Period)
  • Friday, Oct. 6:  Virginia Tech (10:15-LT), College of Charleston (12:30-6th Period) and University of Kentucky (2:15-8th Period)

 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend the college visits. 

Sign up on Naviance – College Visits (https://www.fcps.edu/naviance) and ask your teachers’ permission to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

Mock SAT (Digital Format) and Mock ACT (Paper Format) @ FHS – hosted by FHS Academic Boosters

On Saturday, September 30, 2023 the FHS Academic Boosters will partner with Applerouth Tutoring to offer the Mock SAT (digital format) and the Mock ACT (paper format) exams. This is a perfect opportunity for students who haven’t started their testing to become familiar with the format in a stress-free environment at FHS for only $25. Students will receive detailed score reports to help them determine which areas they need to study.

Applerouth's Class of 2025 Testing Bifold.pdf

Academic Boosters Mock SAT 2023 (sept).pdf

Mock (digital) SAT registration (limited to 75)

Test Time: Saturday, September 30th, 9:00am – 11:45am

Students must be from FHS and bring a fully charged FCPS Computer

https://applerouth.onecanoe.com/registration/create/?event_code=PSS8427D

Mock (paper) ACT registration (limited to 50)

Test Time: Saturday, September 30th, 9:15am – 1:30pm

https://applerouth.onecanoe.com/registration/create/?event_code=PAS8427E

For Questions, contact: @email

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Discovering U Virtual Programs: Columbia University, the University of Chicago, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Michigan, and Yale University 

Admissions professionals from our five schools will host a zoom webinar featuring a variety of perspectives on the academic programs, philosophies, and traditions that make our colleges a home for our students.

Oct. 19 @ 8:00 pm ET

Virtual Spanish Session:  Oct. 5 @ 8:00 pm ET

Session with the Deans of Admissions: Oct. 24 @ 8:00 pm ET

Register here: https://discoveringu.org/

 

Harvard, Princeton, the University of Virginia, Wellesley, and Yale Virtual Information Sessions

You know our names, but find out more at our evening programs. Don't miss your opportunity to hear admissions officers from all five schools discuss the variety of opportunities one can find at our institutions. Learn about scholarships and our generous need-based financial aid offerings. We are committed to making education at our schools affordable, accessible, and unforgettable.

Sunday, Oct. 1 @ 7:00-8:15 pm

Sunday, Oct. 15 @  7:00-8:15 pm

Register at:  https://admission.virginia.edu/hpuwy  After registering, you’ll be able to submit your questions in advance.

 

George Mason University’s Bioengineering Virtual Information Session for Prospective undergraduate students 

All prospective first-year and transfer students are invited to join us for a virtual information session about the Department of Bioengineering.  All sessions include an overview of our research pillars, concentrations, and opportunities and offer time to ask questions.

Wednesday, October 11 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST

Register here: https://bioengineering.gmu.edu/academics/advising/prospective-students-information-sessions

 

VCU Open Houses

In person:  September 30 & October 21

Virtual:  October 16-19

RSVP:  https://admissions.vcu.edu/connect/events/fall-open-house/

 

COLLEGE FAIRS:

FCPS College Fair

Sunday, October 15, 4-7 pm

George Mason University – Eagle Bank Arena

Approximately 250 colleges and universities represented!

For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.fcps.edu/family-resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night

 

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

UChicago Information Session in Northern Virginia

Monday, October 16, 2023 at 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

BASIS Independent McLean, 8000 Jones Branch Dr, Mclean, VA 22102

RSVP online:  https://prospects.uchicago.edu/register/?id=1ce95d33-81a7-4830-96a7-b5ac9d29a6af

 

REMINDER FOR SENIORS:  If you have a November 1 college deadline, your Transcript Request Form is due to Mrs. Scibilia, Transcript Assistant: @email, or @email by Oct. 11

If you have a November 15 college deadline, your Transcript Request Form is due to Mrs. Scibilia, Transcript Assistant: @email, or @email by Oct. 23

The Transcript Request Form can be found here: https://fairfaxhs.fcps.edu/student-services/transcript-and-records-requests

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next SAT is on October 7.  The late registration deadline is Sept. 26.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on October 28.  The late registration deadline is Oct. 6.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email, or see her in the Career Center, Room L106, for a fee waiver. 

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 

The Student Advisory Board 

The Student Advisory Board is a fantastic opportunity for Virginia seniors who want to lend their voice to education policy issues.  

  • Advisory Board members are appointed by the Governor and serve a one-year term for the duration of their senior year. 
  • Advisory Board Members get the unique opportunity to have a tangible impact on education policy. 
  • Board members represent the interests of their community and peers at a state level. 
  • Board members meet at least twice per year virtually or in-person during the school year to discuss education policy issues.  
  • Board members develop a presentation to present to the State Board of Education from the student perspective on one or more policy issues. 
  • Board members engage with Board of Education members, Department of Education leadership, the Secretary of Education’s office, and other state leaders. 
  • Eight students (one from each Superintendent region) will be selected for the Board. 

 Who Should Apply? 

  • The ideal candidate is a current, motivated senior who is passionate about education policy.  Students can attend public school, private school, or homeschool.  
  • Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must post a screenshot of their unofficial transcript showing their GPA. 
  • Candidates must be able to meet twice during the school year, virtually or in-person in Richmond. 

Applications close on September 28th. For more information and to apply: https://www.education.virginia.gov/student-advisory-board/ 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Baskin Robbins Now Hiring

Crew Members

A genuine, thoughtful person that will flavor every moment.  Contact No: 571-578-7466

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Fairfax City Transportation’s Traffic Garden Event: Bike/Ped Safety for Kids

Date: Sat, 10/14/2023

Location: Fall Festival, Children's Area, 4020 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Help kids practice bicycle and pedestrian safety skills on a pop-up Traffic Garden at Fairfax City's Fall Festival (fairfaxva.gov/fallfestival)! Volunteers will help participants stay safe as they walk or roll on a miniature street while practicing traffic safety skills, as well as handing out prizes, treats, and information to festival attendees. (Volunteer times are flexible - email @email with any questions.)

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4BABA722A7FC1-44443167-traffic#/

 

Technology Youth Empowerment

TYE is a student organization with a primary mission to bridge the gap in STEM education for elementary schools. Students in TYE visit elementary schools to promote STEM education, covering a wide range of topics, from computer science to physics to engineering. The deadline for students to apply to be a part of the TYE committee is October 11: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4XZ8t2n9IzEyiKzELkmeEjkwjV8dfVFuPlZE8FV5wnfolTg/viewform

Should you have any questions or require further information, contact Rida Karim, Student Representative, at @email.

 

STEMOLOGY STEMFEST: Students in kindergarten through eighth grade can participate in robotics demonstrations, coding experiments, and other activities.  High school students are invited to volunteer.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 14, 2023; 11:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Location: South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, VA 22079

Volunteer Information:  https://www.steamologyus.org/get-involved/

Visit the STEAMOLOGY website for more information: https://www.steamologyus.org/stemfest/


VolunteerFest – Saturday, October 23

https://www.volunteerfairfax.org/volunteerfest2023/?utm_campaign+=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

Election Page

Are you at least 16 years old, live in Virginia, and actively enrolled in high school? Would you like to learn more about the electoral process and earn service-learning hours that can be applied towards the Seal of Excellence in Civics Education? The Office of Elections is offering you the opportunity to serve inside a Fairfax County polling place as an election page for the upcoming November election. They also encourage students fluent in a second language to apply. Learn more and apply.  The application deadline is September 29https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/high-school-student-program?utm_campaign+=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

Fairfax County Teen Advocates Program

The Fairfax County Teen Advocates Program is for youth ages 12-19 who want to serve as community leaders against dating violence. Teen Advocates participate in campaigns to raise awareness about dating and sexual violence in addition to other issues impacting today’s youth. Advocates also work with their peers and Fairfax County agencies to design fun events, such as the annual Art Contest and Talent Showcase, which engage community members in conversations about tough topics like abuse. After submitting an application and a follow-up conversation, teens chosen as Teen Advocates commit to this program for one year and meet regularly with their regional team and the entire teen program. Applications are due Friday, September 29, 2023:

 https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=y1Zhom9dckGdfZNOsKeydSJutNtTbEBAmYj1uxn9IABUQkJSNERNUVZQUlo2SVNGSlAwWVNTSE4xUC4u

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Veterinary Medicine Careers Exploration: a Virtual Workshop

Created Especially for High School & College Students interested in Veterinary Medicine

Saturday, October 14, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon EDT 

Join Drs. Brooks and Mendhiratta as they share their own educational journeys, career paths, and work experiences. This is a chance for students, in grades 9-12 and undergraduates, interested in veterinary medicine to hear first-hand accounts from veterinarians.  Drs. Brooks and Mendhiratta will tell how they prepared for vet school, mastered vet school, and chose their post-graduation careers. There will be limited time for Q & A at the end of each speaker's presentation. 

The cost for the workshop is $25. However, no student will be denied access to participate because of the inability to pay.

For information on financial assistance, and other questions,  please contact @email

To register, go to:  https://www.humanerescuealliance.org/virtual-student-programs

 

Steamfitters Local 602 Open House

Sat, October 14, please arrive no later than 8 am

Steamfitters Local 602 Training Center, 8509 Ardwick Ardmore Rd, Landover, MD

Topics will include the application process, school, and class operations with additional time for Q&A.  All interested parties are welcome to attend!  For more information on applications and our program, visit:  https://602training.org/application-process

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium provides FREE NASA-related programs for Virginia's high school students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. The programs have an interactive online STEM learning experience and are highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA.
10th Grade: Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) focuses on the current missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. http://vsgc.odu.edu/spacecoast/ - This online course application is OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 16.


11th & 12th Grades: Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) focuses on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to the Moon and on to Mars. Students can earn up to five free dual enrollment college credits.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/, applications are OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 24.
Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) focuses on the challenges the next generation of scientists and engineers to become part of the solution to the societal issues faced by the impacts of climate change. Engaging students in real-world investigations of the Earth and its systems using the latest research and data from NASA. Students can earn up to five free transferable dual enrollment college credits  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS applications are OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 24

College STAR Transition Virtual Workshop Series

The mission of this series is to provide tools and resources for students who learn differently for college success.

Workshops have been paid for by Career and Transition Services   and are free for anyone connected to FCPS. Registered attendees can join live on each scheduled day or access recordings at their convenience. Sessions will be 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm EST. The Virtual Workshop schedules are as follows:

  • Session 1:  Oct. 26th, 2023 - Types of College Settings
  • Session 2:  Jan. 25th, 2024 - Habits and Behaviors of Successful College Students
  • Session 3:  Feb. 22nd, 2024 - Transition to College: A Student Perspective
  • Session 4:  Mar. 21st, 2024 - Common College Resources and Departments
  • Session 5:  May 9th, 2024 - Differences Between High School and College

Register here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesysrb6JWwXbgRFB1dLObTFxBnA_2XllreAhlJx7LEqfGmqw/viewform

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) High School Student Internship

Are you looking for an internship opportunity to develop your skills, enhance your career potential, and make a difference each day? As a member of NGA’s elite student workforce, you will see first-hand how the work you are doing supports national security, disaster relief, and our nation’s warfighters. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) High School Internship Program is back. This High-Quality Work-Based Learning experience is available for high school juniors and seniors that are looking for real-world experience. The Internship will offer students the opportunity to gain relevant work experience while contributing to an important and purposeful mission.

Interested students should apply online before October 7, 2023: https://www.nga.mil/careers/Student_Opportunities.html

 

 

For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges - Enrichment Programs

For the complete FCPS database of Scholarships, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges – Scholarship Search

 

 

Disclaimer: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

 

 

 

 

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

@email

Instagram: fhsstudentservices

 

Walk-In Hours (No appointment needed):  Wednesdays after school, 3:00-4:00 pm

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email me:  @email

Please note my first quarter appointments are reserved for seniors. 

Career Center News 9/6/2023

Sept. 6, 2023

 

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents:  I hope the school year is off to a great start!  For those of you who are new to Fairfax, welcome! I am the College & Career Specialist at FHS, and I specialize in working with students in three areas:  college planning, career planning, and scholarships and financial aid. 

 

The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter which contains OPPORTUNITIES…college visits to FHS, local college information sessions, college fairs, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, internships, career programs, and diverse events at various colleges. For the most comprehensive and up to date database of opportunities, see Naviance (every FCPS students’ online college and career planning tool)’s Enrichment Programs: https://www.fcps.edu/naviance

 

Please come to the FHS College Visits!  Over 75 College Admissions Representatives will visit FHS between now and early November.  Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend these visits during the school day.  Students should sign up on Naviance https://www.fcps.edu/naviance – Colleges – College Visits and ask their teacher’s permission to be excused at least 24 hours before the visit.

 

If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact me at @email

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

@email

 

Walk-In Hours (No appointment needed):  Wednesdays after school, 3:00-4:00 pm

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email me:  @email

Please note my first quarter appointments are reserved for seniors. 

 

FHS College Visits:

College Admissions Representatives from the following schools are visiting FHS this week and next week: 

  • Friday, Sept. 8: New York University @ 11:30 (5th Period), University of Maryland – College Park @ 1:30 (7th period) 
  • Monday, Sept. 11:  Michigan State University @ 9:00 (2nd Period)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12:  University of Maryland – Eastern Shore @ 9:00 am (1st Period), Bridgewater College @ 10:15 am (3rd Period), University of Mary Washington @ 11:30 (5th Period), and Washington and Lee @ 12:30 (5th Period)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13:  George Washington University @ 9:00 am (2nd Period) and DePauw University @ 12:30 pm (6th Period)
  • Thursday, Sept. 14:  Roanoke College @ 11:30 (5th Period), Denison University @ 12:30 pm (5th Period), Towson University @ 1:30 (7th Period) and Randolph College @ 2:15 (7th Period)
  • Friday, Sept. 15: University of Richmond @ 2:15 (8th Period)

See Naviance - College Visits for complete list.  Sign up on Naviance – College Visits (https://www.fcps.edu/naviance) and ask your teachers’ permission to be excused 24 hours before the visit.

 

Mock SAT (Digital Format) and Mock ACT (Paper Format) @ FHS – hosted by FHS Academic Boosters

On Saturday, September 30, 2023 the FHS Academic Boosters will partner with Applerouth Tutoring to offer the Mock SAT (digital format) and the Mock ACT (paper format) exams. This is a perfect opportunity for students who haven’t started their testing to become familiar with the format in a stress-free environment at FHS for only $25. Students will receive detailed score reports to help them determine which areas they need to study.

Applerouth's Class of 2025 Testing Bifold.pdf

Academic Boosters Mock SAT 2023 (sept).pdf

Mock (digital) SAT registration (limited to 75)

Test Time: Saturday, September 30th, 9:00am – 11:45am

Students must be from FHS and bring a fully charged FCPS Computer

https://applerouth.onecanoe.com/registration/create/?event_code=PSS8427D

Mock (paper) ACT registration (limited to 50)

Test Time: Saturday, September 30th, 9:15am – 1:30pm

https://applerouth.onecanoe.com/registration/create/?event_code=PAS8427E

For Questions, contact: @email

 

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Discovering U Virtual Programs: Columbia University, the University of Chicago, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Michigan, and Yale University 

Admissions professionals from our five schools will host a zoom webinar featuring a variety of perspectives on the academic programs, philosophies, and traditions that make our colleges a home for our students.

Sept. 21 @ 8:00 pm ET

Oct. 19 @ 8:00 pm ET

Virtual Spanish Session:  Oct. 5 @ 8:00 pm ET

Session with the Deans of Admissions: Oct. 24 @ 8:00 pm ET

Register here: https://discoveringu.org/

 

Questbridge Scholarship Virtual Information Session for Students

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 8:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Eastern Daylight Time

Join admissions representatives from Colorado CollegeUniversity of ChicagoUniversity of Southern CaliforniaVanderbilt University, and Yale University to learn about making a college list, applying for admission and financial aid, and keeping your search in perspective. Representatives will discuss benefits of the QuestBridge application, which allows high-achieving, low-income students from U.S. high schools to match with the top colleges around the country.

For more information and to register, go to:  https://ccbasecamp.coloradocollege.edu/register/q4cvirtualstudent4

 

Harvard, Princeton, the University of Virginia, Wellesley, and Yale Virtual Information Sessions

You know our names, but find out more at our evening programs. Don't miss your opportunity to hear admissions officers from all five schools discuss the variety of opportunities one can find at our institutions. Learn about scholarships and our generous need-based financial aid offerings. We are committed to making education at our schools affordable, accessible, and unforgettable.

Sunday, Sept. 10 @ 7:00-8:15 pm

Sunday, Oct. 1 @ 7:00-8:15 pm

Sunday, Oct. 15 @  7:00-8:15 pm

Register at:  https://admission.virginia.edu/hpuwy  After registering, you’ll be able to submit your questions in advance.

 

2023 Peach State Tour Information Sessions: Augusta University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia

Out of State Students:  Wed, Sept. 20 @ 6 pm EST

These Zoom Webinars are FREE and open to ALL high school students and their families, but space is limited! Register online today to secure your spot: http://www.peachstatetour.org/students.html

 

East Carolina University’s Health Education and Promotion Information Session

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 |  6:00 - 7:00 PM  

This event will cover our BS in Environmental Health and BS Public Health (along with the 3 different concentrations). ECU's BS in Public Health is a great option for those interested in the pre-med route and is one of the most popular degrees at ECU.

For more information and to register, go to:  https://eastcarolina.my.salesforce-sites.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a124z000009DWdEAAW

 

East Carolina University’s Interior Design & Merchandising Information Session

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

This event will cover ECU's BS in Interior Design and BS in Fashion Merchandising and Consumer Studies. These are great degrees if students are interested in home design, furnishings, textiles, apparel, retail, and more.

For more information and to register, go to:  https://eastcarolina.my.salesforce-sites.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a124z000009LyJoAAK

 

COLLEGE FAIRS:

Fall National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Virtual College Fairs

Sunday, September 10 from 1-6 p.m. (ET)
Register now for free: https://www.nacacattend.org/23VirtualSept10?utm_source=mailchimp_virtual_reminder&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fairs_2023

The virtual fair is a great opportunity to connect with colleges and pursue your college dreams. Have a quick video chat with a rep, drop in on a virtual presentation, send a question through chat - make a connection YOUR way! Our fairs will also feature MatchMaking! At the time of registration, you will select the attributes that are most important to you in a college. You'll then receive an email that best matches you to the specific colleges and universities based on the criteria you provide. Be sure to register early to take advantage of this great feature!

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Group Presentation with Emory, Hopkins, Notre Dame, and WashU

Sunday, Sep. 10, 7:00 PM

Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22315

Join members of the admissions committees from Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Notre Dame, and Washington University in St. Louis for an in-person information session featuring four of the top research institutions in the U.S.

To register, go to:  https://apply.jhu.edu/off_campus_event_group/alexandria-va-group-presentation-with-emory-hopkins-notre-dame-and-washu/

 

National Portfolio Days

Sat, Sept 16 @ 12:00-4:00, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD

Sun, Sept. 17 @ 12:00 -4:00, JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC

To sign up for an event, visit:  https://nationalportfolioday.org/

 

Utah State University Open House

Wednesday, September 20thfrom 5-8pm 
Courtyard Dunn Loring Fairfax, 2722 Gallows Rd., Vienna, VA 22180 

We will be there to answer any questions your students may have about our university, the admissions process, scholarships, housing, etc.  At the event, we are also giving away SWAG, Aggie ice-cream, awarding academic scholarships on-the-spot and more.   I highly encourage students to apply for admission to USU before the Open House event. Here is the link to apply:  https://www.usu.edu/admissions/apply/.  This will help the academic scholarship awarding process go much more smoothly for them.  Students should bring with them their official transcripts and ACT/SAT scores when they attend the Open House.

*Students can use the code: DC23 to waive 50% off our application fee of $50 (saving them $25!!).  The code expires on September 21st.  

(Even if they can’t attend the open house, students can still use the code for the savings!)

You must register for the event – it’s free!  Just use the following link:  https://www.usu.edu/admissions/openhouse/

For questions, contact:  Camille Gledhill, Regional Admissions Specialist, (435) 797-1697, @email

 

Discover USC (University of Southern California)

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

During this two-hour program, you’ll meet admission and financial aid counselors, representatives from several of our academic programs, as well as alumni and other interested students and parents.  We will discuss the unique benefits of a USC education and the process of applying for admission and financial aid.  Register here:  https://applyto.usc.edu/register/?id=0ee54d29-bcbc-433a-9631-975f94e3c4ac

 

REMINDER FOR SENIORS:  If you have a October 1 college deadline, your Transcript Request Form is due to Mrs. Scibilia, Transcript Assistant: @email, or @email by Sept. 8

If you have a October 15 college deadline, your Transcript Request Form is due to Mrs. Scibilia, Transcript Assistant: @email, or @email by Sept. 21

The Transcript Request Form can be found here: https://fairfaxhs.fcps.edu/student-services/transcript-and-records-requests

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next SAT is on October 7.  The regular registration deadline is Sept. 7.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The next ACT is on October 28.  The regular registration deadline is Sept. 22.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email, or see her in the Career Center, Room L106, for a fee waiver. 

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 

Student Representatives to School Board Advisory Committees

My name is Rida Karim, and I will be serving as the Student Representative for the 2023-24 school year. Each year, we nominate student representative(s) to the School Board Advisory Committees. Below is a list of those committees with the number of students appointed for each committee. Linked at the bottom of the document is the Google Form to apply. The first section consists of general questions, while the second section consists of committee-specific questions. All applications are due September 8, 2023. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! My email is @email.

Fairfax County School board Citizen Advisory Committees

Application (must use fcpsschools.net account):  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_wXGwJgfCdaTt1s4mfGg_cHvFCRM-Gmp6BR7QK0SN5xFKLg/viewform

 

Fairfax Food Council Seeks Youth Representatives

The Fairfax Food Council is seeking two youth representatives to serve on the Fairfax Food Council Steering Committee. Youth representatives will attend steering committee and work group meetings or review minutes, as school schedule allows; meet monthly with the Food Council Project Manager and other designated members of the steering committee; and represent the interests of youth who live and go to school in Fairfax County, Fairfax City, and Falls Church. Each youth will work with the Project Manager to develop a project unique to their area of interest around youth and the food system. The youth representative position is considered a volunteer position. However, youth representatives will be granted monthly stipends in the amount of $25 per hour of service. The time commitment is approximately 6 hours of service each month.  Applicants should both live and attend school in Fairfax County, Fairfax City, or Falls Church, and be a high school junior for the 2023-2024 school year.  Representatives will serve a one-year term, with the ability to extend to a two-year term. To apply, youth must complete the application found on the Fairfax Food Council website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/food-council/ Applications are due September 15.

 

The Student Advisory Board 

The Student Advisory Board is a fantastic opportunity for Virginia seniors who want to lend their voice to education policy issues.  

  • Advisory Board members are appointed by the Governor and serve a one-year term for the duration of their senior year. 
  • Advisory Board Members get the unique opportunity to have a tangible impact on education policy. 
  • Board members represent the interests of their community and peers at a state level. 
  • Board members meet at least twice per year virtually or in-person during the school year to discuss education policy issues.  
  • Board members develop a presentation to present to the State Board of Education from the student perspective on one or more policy issues. 
  • Board members engage with Board of Education members, Department of Education leadership, the Secretary of Education’s office, and other state leaders. 
  • Eight students (one from each Superintendent region) will be selected for the Board. 

 Who Should Apply? 

  • The ideal candidate is a current, motivated senior who is passionate about education policy.  Students can attend public school, private school, or homeschool.  
  • Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must post a screenshot of their unofficial transcript showing their GPA. 
  • Candidates must be able to meet twice during the school year, virtually or in-person in Richmond. 

Applications close on September 28th. For more information and to apply: https://www.education.virginia.gov/student-advisory-board/ 

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Cox Farms  Hiring for Seasonal Jobs (Sept. 16 – Nov. 7)

Fall Festival:  Ages 14+, Flexible scheduling. Cashiers, Hayride Drivers, Concessions, Parking, Slide Attendants, Greeters

Fields of Fear: Ages 16+, Friday and Saturday nights, Haunters and Operations (slides, concessions, parking) positions available

Apply now:  http://www.workingatcoxfarms.com/

 

Golf Galaxy

We’re hiring full-time and part-time employees to join our team for the grand opening of Golf Galaxy in Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia!! We Offer: Competitive Pay and Benefits, Flexible hours and the opportunity to work with the latest and greatest in golf technology and equipment!

Questions? Contact us: Store Manager: Nathaniel Young – @email, or Assistant Store Manager:  Kyle Sullivan – @email

 

Now Hiring:  Season Light Show Staff for the Bull Run Festival of Lights

November – Janaury.  Must be 16 years or older.

Link to application: https://www.novaparks.com/lightshowemployment

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (DMV area) Bike MS Event at Reston Town Center

September 9, 2023

For more information, see:  https://nmss.galaxydigital.com/need/index?need_id=819283&need_init_id=9037

 

Celebrating National Public Lands Day at Ossian Hall Park – 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, VA

September 23, 2023 from 9:30 am to 12:30

Calling all Volunteers! Join us on Saturday, September 23rd in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Volunteers at Ossian Hall Park will assist by picking up trash and debris to help beautify this vital community park. Instructions and supplies will be provided upon check-in. For 30 years, National Public Lands Day has mobilized volunteers of all ages to engage in a celebration of service and stewardship of our public lands. The event is the nation's largest single-day volunteer event to preserve, restore, improve, and enjoy America's public lands.
Minimum age: 15.  For more information, go to:  https://volunteernow.volunteerfairfax.org/custom/1427/opp_details/188901

 

Teens with Heartsongs

We are currently creating homes away from home for patients and their families. Keeping families together in Times of Need. We are high school students who are dedicated to helping our community through philanthropy, volunteering, leadership, and open inclusive hearts. We are forming High School Home Building Teams across the entire DC Metro Area. We need passionate, smart, dynamic high school students who want to learn, grow and be part of something meaningful!  

For more information and to apply, see:  https://www.teenswithheartsongs.org/teens-apply-here

 

Volunteer Opportunities at Raising Responsible Citizens - https://www.rrcef.org/

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The Fairfax County Police Department Public Safety Cadets program provides leadership, ethics, and career preparation training to young people 14-20 years old with an interest in a career in law enforcement.  Fairfax County operates three Public Safety Cadets Units: Unit 1742 @ The Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy in Chantilly; Unit 2252 @ West Potomac High School; and Unit 505 @ Annandale High School; with law enforcement officers serving as teachers and mentors. Public Safety Cadets allows the FCPD to conduct important youth outreach and recruitment of local young adults to one day fill our ranks.  Key benefits of the Public Safety Cadets program include:

  • National Events and Career Skills Competition
  • National Leadership Development Academy
  • Hands-on experience and awareness of the criminal justice system
  • Basic, advanced, and specialized law enforcement training
  • Ride Along program
  • Develop high personal standards of performance and personal conduct
  • Develop self-discipline, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Building a recruitment pipeline and pathway for employment
  • Liability Insurance and Supplemental Accident Insurance

Applications (which include three recommendations) are due October 2https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/getinvolved/publicsafetycadets?utm_campaign+=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

College STAR Transition Virtual Workshop Series

The mission of this series is to provide tools and resources for students who learn differently for college success.

Workshops have been paid for by Career and Transition Services   and are free for anyone connected to FCPS. Registered attendees can join live on each scheduled day or access recordings at their convenience. Sessions will be 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm EST. The Virtual Workshop schedules are as follows:

  • Session 1:  Oct. 26th, 2023 - Types of College Settings
  • Session 2:  Jan. 25th, 2024 - Habits and Behaviors of Successful College Students
  • Session 3:  Feb. 22nd, 2024 - Transition to College: A Student Perspective
  • Session 4:  Mar. 21st, 2024 - Common College Resources and Departments
  • Session 5:  May 9th, 2024 - Differences Between High School and College

Register here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesysrb6JWwXbgRFB1dLObTFxBnA_2XllreAhlJx7LEqfGmqw/viewform

 

For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges - Enrichment Programs

For the complete FCPS database of Scholarships, go to Naviance, https://www.fcps.edu/Naviance: Colleges – Scholarship Search

 

Disclaimer: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.