College and Career Center News

6/4/2020

Dear FHS Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors:  This may be my last newsletter for the year.  If so, I wish you all a wonderful summer!

 

For juniors interested in 4-year colleges:  I heard some college admission offices are planning to open soon for in-person tours.  If you are comfortable and want to visit some college campuses this summer, I encourage you to get on the mailing lists, sign up on social media, or check the admissions websites of some of the colleges that interest you.  In some cases, the tour will be limited to your family and outside of buildings only, but these spots will probably fill up quickly.  Tip: Seniors applying to 4-year colleges should have at LEAST two safety schools on their college lists, so try to visit safety schools as well!

 

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

 

I hope to see you in the fall,

Maureen Kim

College & Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

@email

 

FHS Students and Parents, I am here for you.  Please contact me if you need help with college planning, career planning, or scholarships and financial aid. 

My office hours for scheduled appointments through Google Meet are: 

Wednesdays and Fridays @ 1:00-3:00 pm

To request an appointment, send me an email: @email

If you have a question or issue that you would prefer to discuss over the phone, leave a message on my work line: 703-219-2204 with a call back number, and I will return your call at my earliest convenience.

 

 

COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Exploring College Options: Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, and Stanford

This will be a virtual hour of conversation to help you explore your college options and prepare to apply in this time of change and new challenges.  Admission officers from our four universities will introduce their institutions, discuss the college exploration and application processes, and provide updates on how we are adapting to COVID-19. We also look forward to answering your questions. Later this summer and fall, we will invite you to region-specific programming with our four institutions and the University of Pennsylvania that will take a closer look at each individual school and how to put together a strong and reflective application.

Please register for the webinar date and time that best fits your schedule: https://www.exploringcollegeoptions.org/  (From Ms. Kim…Register ASAP – these spots will go quickly!!)

**Note: the University of Pennsylvania will not be present for June events **

 

Sunday, June 7 4:00 p.m. EDT

Thursday, June 18 7:00 p.m. EDT

Sunday, June 21 3:00 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, June 23 6:00 p.m. EDT

Thursday, June 25 5:00 p.m. EDT

Sunday, June 28 5:00 p.m. EDT

Monday, June 29 6:00 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, June 30 7:00 p.m. EDT

To register for one of the these events, go tohttps://www.exploringcollegeoptions.org/

 

NOVA Transfer Programs Information Sessions for Parents

Topic: NOVA Transfer Programs - Parent Chat,  June 8th 5:00pm - 6:00pm 

Register in advance for this webinar: https://vccs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FLGoxXuxSVu39njdXMbOMA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Topic: NOVA Transfer Programs - Parent Chat,  June 10th  5:00pm - 6:00pm

Register in advance for this webinar:https://vccs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nXo7Zra0QWG1AxRO7YDimQ 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Virginia Private College Week (July 20-25 – PENDING)

Virginia Private College Week affords prospective students the ability to visit participating college campuses and receive three application fee waivers for visiting three or more participating colleges.  Continue to check out this website for updates as it get closer:  http://vaprivatecolleges.org/

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The regular deadline to register for Aug. 29 SAT is July 31.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The regular deadline to register for the July 18 ACT is June 19.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

 

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email for a fee waiver.

 

COLLEGE INFORMATION:

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

NACAC created a tool for students and families that serves as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, summer programming, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. More than 900 colleges and universities have submitted updates using this tool. It is also advised that students and families check the college’s webpage directly for additional information.

Check it out at: https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/newsroom/college-admission-status-coronavirus/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

 

UVA is Test Optional next year and the ED deadline will be Nov. 1:

http://uvaapplication.blogspot.com/2020/06/we-are-test-optional-for-students.html

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY:

FlynnO’Hara Uniforms

SALES ASSOCIATE –Seeking part-time help. Work will include friendly/outgoing customer service, stocking, cashiering, and general retail duties. Flexible working hours are available 3-5 days a week during business hours (Monday-Friday 9:30 am-8 pm, Saturday 9:30-6:00, Sun-closed).

  • We would encourage students to apply as soon as possible - positions will fill quickly.
  • All applicants must apply online. Log on to flynnohara.com and click on the careers, choose Retail Sales Associates (Fairfax) and fill out your online application.
  • Applicants must be at least 15 years of age upon their start date and available mid-July through late August, at least 20 hours per week.
  • Both seasonal and year round part-time work is available.
  • Our starting wage is negotiable depending on experience.

The store is located at: 9650-19 Main St, Fairfax, in the inner court of Fair City Mall, next to the Cinema Arts Theatre. Phone number: 1 800 441 4122, EXT 6070

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

FCPS Offers Free Online Summer Arts Enrichment Program

Fairfax County Public Schools will offer a free online arts enrichment program for current K-12 students over for five weeks from July 6 to August 7.  A variety of classes will be offered in art, music, theater, and dance. 

  • Secondary classes include Cartooning, Cell Phone Photography and Animation, Digital Art, Exploratory Drawing and Painting, Guitar, Jazz Band, Creative Strings, Show Choir, Musical Theater, Acting, Theatre Games and Improv, Technical Theater Design and Production, Creative Writing, Yoga for the Artist, Summer Dance Exploration, Summer Dance Intensive, and Fitness for the Performing Artist.

Students may participate in as many classes as they wish, continuing to take their favorite art classes or trying something new. Registration is not required.

Every class is taught by a licensed FCPS teacher in a fun and supportive environment. The site is already online with class descriptions posted. Most classes will require a few supplies or an instrument; this information will be included in the class description. Each week a new activity with a demonstration video and directions will be posted online. Families are encouraged to come back each week to see what is new. Email @email for more information.

 

Sweet Briar Summer Leadership Courses:

Sweet Briar College is offering 10 courses this summer with you and your students in mind. Four of the courses are from our innovative Leadership CORE designed to help hone leadership skills.  These courses have no prerequisites and are open to any interested person from upper level high school students to adult learners. Each course is offered for credit (3 college credits) or audit (no credit).  Overview: ·All summer courses are offered completely online using synchronous instruction, asynchronous instruction, or a combination of both. A computer and stable internet access is required for each student. ·Courses are open to men and women ·Courses will run from June 15 to July 27 ·Registration is open until June 8th ·Fill out the non-degree seeking student form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2eHXJkaZoYkl6KN0AW42oek1g9pgPdt3VkKle_PM6TrVobw/viewform

Cost: $1,500 per course, $600 audit option (no credit).

The deadline to register is June 8.  For more information, see: https://sbc.edu/academics/summer-session-2020/?utm_campaign=summer%2Bcounselors&utm_source=slate&utm_medium=email

 

American University: Discover the World of Communication 2020 Online

Learn to build a digital portfolio, write a script, shoot and edit a film, write a news story like a pro, speak with confidence, persuade, inform, educate and entertain. Our professional asynchronous online workshops — open to students entering grades 9 through 12 — are taught by American University School of Communication faculty and communication professionals. We are offering something that will appeal to everyone! The 9 pre-college online non-credit classes are: International Communication, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Films, Visual Literacy in Action, Scriptwriting and Video Production, Screenwriting: Hollywood Three-Act Structure, Professional Newswriting and Reporting, Professional Video Storytelling, Podcasting 101 and Flash Fiction Writing. In addition we offer one American University College Level Course for 1-credit, COMM-102, Public Speaking. Email us at @email or call 202-885-2098. Visit our courses page to learn more about our online offerings and find our online registration on our Registration page: https://www.american.edu/soc/discover/

Most courses cost $350.  Registrations begin May 15 and the final day to register for classes is July 15.

 

Virginia Tech’s Science Un-Camp (various dates June 16-July 22)

Learn science. Do science. Have fun with science (virtually)! Fun and free ways to explore science while not at camp! Ages 11-18 (ish).

Topics include:

  • Nanoscience and Bucky Balls
  • Emotions and Mindfulness
  • DNA Science
  • Volcanoes and GPS
  • Kitchen Chemistry
  • Neuroscience

Free.  For more information and to register, go to:  www.science.vt.edu/uncamp

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Leadership Initiatives is committed to providing students with internships to help them stand out on their college applications and advance them in their careers. In our new virtual internship programs, students are able to hold internships with businesses in the developing world, work with DC law firms on impending court cases of national importance, or partner with doctors to diagnose patients in sub-Saharan Africa, all through a virtual format. The following programs are being offered this summer:

The Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit July 5th - July 18th, 2020 $2200

The Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II July 19th - August 2nd, 2020 $2400

The International Leadership & Business Internship Summit July 19th - August 2nd, 2020 $2200

The International Leadership & Business Internship Summit Tier II July 19th - August 2nd, 2020 $2400

The Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit July 5th - July 18th, 2020 $2300

The Advanced Medical Neuroscience Summit July 12th - July 25th, 2020 $2500

National Security & Intelligence Summit June 28th - July 11th, 2020 $2200

For more information, see:  https://bethechangenow.org/

 

Hyphora

A group of graduating FHS seniors has created a database of internship and research opportunities.  Hyphora is a collaborative platform that allows students to create, share, and discover resources and extracurricular opportunities. Sign up for a free newsletter which gives you access to the latest opportunities:  https://hyphora.org/

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Virtual STEM Career Exploration Sessions

Northern Virginia Community College is hosting Free Summer virtual career exploration information sessions for prospective students on June 24 via Zoom:

Morning Session 11AM-12PM: Automotive Technology & Horticulture Technology

Afternoon Session 3PM-4PM: Cybersecurity & Veterinary Technology

Please register by June 19 at career.novastem.us/explore

 

If RIT opens back up this summer…Rochester Institute of Technology’s College & Careers

College & Careers is a weekend-long career exploration program offered July 17-18 and July 31-August 1, 2020 designed to help students, who will be entering their junior or senior year in the fall, gain the experience and knowledge necessary to start making career decisions. Regardless of your background or academic interest you will find College & Careers to be a rewarding and fun way to explore your future. This summer program is very affordable at $145, which includes overnight accommodations.  Continue to check website if program will be running this summer:  https://www.rit.edu/emcs/admissions/careers/index.php

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Edu-Futuro’s Summer Emerging Leaders Program, a free virtual workshop series that focuses on developing professional skills and building confidence to become a leader. Activities include:

  • Career exploration
  • Resume writing
  • College 101
  • Interviewing
  • Scholarship competition

This program is a valuable opportunity for students whose parents did not attend college in the United States to start to familiarize themselves with the college and scholarship application process. Upon the completion of the program, students are invited to apply to a one-on-one mentoring program to assist them as they explore opportunities in higher education.

The Summer session of our program (July 6th to 31st) will take place virtually over Zoom.

For more information, see this video through Google: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EFxKRCVeHjCcHR1Q3AlmkhRS-DPTpxbv/view

Apply here: https://forms.gle/XvKxL4mkG3LdkFLCA

5/27/2020

Dear FHS Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors:

 

For freshmen and their parents, welcome to the Career Center News!  The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter sent out periodically with college, career, summer, volunteer and job opportunities.  Almost all of the information below is also available on Naviance Student, every FCPS student’s college and career planning tool, available through their Blackboard/FCPS-24-7 accounts.  In this newsletter, I try to highlight programs that may be of interest to you.  Just as a reminder, the county maintains an “Enrichment Programs” database of summer, leadership, and career program opportunities in Naviance Student.  To review this database, log into Blackboard, click on Naviance Student, then select: Colleges - Research Colleges - Enrichment Programs.

 

For juniors and their parents, the FCPS Office of Counseling and College and Career Readiness has created a wonderful Google site with links and resources that will help FCPS juniors as they prepare to transition from high school after next year.  Students can explore resources to help them solidify their post-high school plans, whether that be College, Training & Apprenticeship Programs, Employment, Military, or Gap Year Programs. In order to access the site, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net, G-suite account: 

 

Class of 2021 Rising Seniors’ Next Steps: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/20-21-rising-seniors-next-step/home

 

Parents can access the Class of 2021 site map’s links in their parent Blackboard accounts.  Once in Blackboard, go to: Continuity of Learning Resources – Distance Learning Plan, Middle and High School Resources, Counseling, College and Career Readiness, Class of 2021 College and Career Resources. 

 

For all, the good news is that most of the summer programs highlighted below are much cheaper than in previous summers (some are even free!)…but almost all are virtual. ☹

 

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

 

Summer is almost here!

Maureen Kim

College & Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

@email

 

FHS Students and Parents, I am here for you.  Please contact me if you need help with college planning, career planning, or scholarships and financial aid. 

My office hours for scheduled appointments through Google Meet are: 

Wednesdays and Fridays @ 1:00-3:00 pm

To request an appointment, send me an email: @email

If you have a question or issue that you would prefer to discuss over the phone, leave a message on my work line: 703-219-2204 with a call back number, and I will return your call at my earliest convenience.

 

 

COLLEGE FAIRS:

Coalition for College’s May Virtual College Fair

Thursday, May 28 @ 4:00-7:00 pm

Our free, virtual college fair is recommended for all students in grades 9-11.  At this online event, you’ll choose from “rooms” where representatives from 100 colleges will share an overview of their schools and answer your questions.  Register for up to four sessions to hear from and connect with up to 20 schools during the program.

Register at:  https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/events/may-virtual-college-fair?utm_source=counselors&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=events

 

Cialfo is offering this free online college fair with 200+ colleges and sessions with NACAC, Common App, College Board, and more.

May 29 & May 30 @ 10 am – 9 p

It's completely free! But sessions are filling up fast, so register now!

 

FOR JUNIORS:

Important SAT Information

The College Board has announced that SAT administrations will be held every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration on September 26 and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5.  Students can register for these administrations starting in May. College Board will contact students directly during the week of May 26 to provide an exact date. Eligible students can register with a fee waiver.  Students can get early access to register for August, September, and October if they’re:

  • Already registered for June
  • In the high school class of 2021 and don’t have SAT scores

Check your email for early registration notification from College Board this week!  I advise you to register quickly - spots will fill up!  As an fyi, Fairfax HS is planning to be a test site for the September 2020, December 2020, March 2021, and May 2021 SAT dates.  

 

ACT Information

There is a July 18 ACT test date in the summer.  The deadline to register is June 19 and the late registration deadline is June 26.

To register for the ACT, go to:  http://www.act.org/

 

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email for a fee waiver.

 

COLLEGE INFORMATION:

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

NACAC created a tool for students and families that serves as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, summer programming, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. More than 900 colleges and universities have submitted updates using this tool. It is also advised that students and families check the college’s webpage directly for additional information.

Check it out at: https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/newsroom/college-admission-status-coronavirus/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

 

University of California Will End Use of SAT and ACT in Admissions Article:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/21/us/university-california-sat-act.html

 

MILITARY INFORMATION:

For juniors from the U.S. Naval Academy:

The preliminary application for admission to the Class of 2025 is open through our Admissions website at https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/.  We do conduct a rolling admissions process, and therefore, completing your application early is highly encouraged. Please know, however, your preliminary application must be submitted by December 31, 2020. Although we have reduced or postponed our external outreach efforts due to current public health concerns associated with the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), please know that our Office of Admissions remains fully operational.  We have posted an Naval Academy Admissions Brief on YouTube for students, parents and educators to familiarize themselves with our admissions process.  We ask you to stay connected in the meantime through our Admissions website at  https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/ and social media sites on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for updates. Additionally, our staff is available daily via live chat from the “Contact Us” chat widget on our Admissions website. 

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Youth Leadership Academy (July 20-23)

Are you a motivated high school student who's ready to lead social change and help create an equal world? Plan International USA (Plan) is looking for young change-makers who want to learn more about global issues and civic engagement. If this sounds like you, the Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) will be a highly transformative experience. The YLA is a four-day virtual experience in which you’ll engage in interactive workshops on topics such as climate change and gender equality, learn from leading youth advocates and influencers, and work with other aspiring youth activists to tackle social issues on a local and global scale. The cost to participate is $25.  The deadline to apply is July 1.  For more information, see:  https://www.planusa.org/yla

 

LearnServe Fellows Program (Sept. 2020-May 2021)

Want to change the world? Start with LearnServe. We help the rising generation of young leaders, problem solvers, and entrepreneurs create sustainable, community-based change.

LearnServe Fellows design and launch their own “social ventures” - projects to benefit their neighborhoods and schools. They connect with like-minded students from public, independent, and charter schools across the Washington, DC area. They meet leading local organizations tackling poverty, discrimination, climate change, civic engagement, and other pressing social problems. They work closely with business mentors from local companies. They emerge with stronger leadership and entrepreneurship skills.

The LearnServe Fellows program is open to high school students at public, charter, and independent schools in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

The program meets weekly, September through May, on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at metro accessible locations. Additionally, students attend an overnight Fall Retreat in September, a day-long Winter Retreat in January, and a Social Action Summit in February.

The LearnServe Fellows program requires a non-refundable enrollment fee of $250.00 to be paid once accepted into the program. Need-based scholarships are available.

For complete information, see:  https://learn-serve.org/programs/learnserve-fellows/

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

George Washington University’s Summer Immersion Program (June 22-26 or July 6-10)

The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Department will be holding the 4th Annual Laboratory Sciences Summer Immersion Program in 2020. This intensive program will be offered in two sessions. Students will be asked to select their session choice on the application.

Program Details

1. Session One: June 22nd - June 26th

  • Time: Each day's session will be held asynchronously. Meaning students can complete the day's modules when it best suits their schedule. The modules will consist of labs, activities, and quizzes.
  • Location: Virtually via Cisco WebEx
  • Fee: $100.00 per person
  • Extended Application Deadline: May 30, 2020

2. Session Two: July 6th - July 10th

  • Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Location: Discovery Hall at The George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC)
  • Fee: $400.00 per person (fee includes lab supplies and materials)
  • Extended Application Deadline: May 30, 2020

For more information and to apply, go to:  https://smhs.gwu.edu/medical-laboratory-sciences/programs/summer-immersion-program

 

St. John’s College Online For High School Students Aged 15-18

Many students like you are sheltering at home, unable to access the academic experience you wanted this semester. St. John’s College is changing that for students aged 15-18 who seek intellectual challenge during even the most difficult times, which is why we’re launching a new online Great Books Summer Seminar Series. Free, 1 week seminars.  Deadline is June 1https://www.sjc.edu/summer-seminars

 

Columbia University’s Online Summer Immersion Program

With 90 curricular options from art and architecture to creative writing and coding, high school students can also enroll in special lectures, clubs, and virtual spaces to meet other high-achieving peers from across the country and around the world—there’s something for everyone. Open to students entering grades 9-12, or first year of college in the fall.  Use this code to waive the $80 application fee:  HSIM220

1 week and 3 week programs available.  Deadlines are June 5, June 26 and July 19 :  http://precollege.sps.columbia.edu/highschool/online

 

Summer @ Brown Online (June 15-Aug. 12)

Multiple 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Week Sessions, Eligibility: For students completing grades 9-12, ages 15-18 by June 2020.  Costs range from $473-$1,571. For more information and to apply, go to:   https://precollege.brown.edu/online/

 

Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) – June 22-July 10 or July 13-31

Offers a variety of STEAM + courses.  Cost = $500.  Deadlines are June 12 and July 2. For more information, see:  https://www.giftedstudy.org/beyond/online/academics.asp

 

JMU Virtual Band Camp (July 7-10)

The new Virtual Summer Band Camps will be held July 7-10, 2020, and is open to rising ninth graders through incoming college freshmen. This new experience is designed to focus on developing student leaders within the marching band program, and will offer two tracks of study based on participants’ interests.  

Drum Major Track

The Drum Major track is designed for current and aspiring Drum Majors. Participants choosing this track will have opportunities to explore various peer teaching techniques, conducting, score study, and large group leadership/motivational strategies.

Leadership Track (Winds, Percussion, Guard)

The Leadership track is designed for wind, percussion, and guard members that are either current or aspiring leaders within their band programs.  Participants choosing this track will have opportunities to explore various peer teaching techniques including leading sectionals, music and visual instructional strategies, and additional leadership and motivational strategies.

Cost is $120.  Deadline to apply is June 15. For more information, see:  https://www.jmusbc.com/virtual-sbc-info

 

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy - Pharmacy, Innovation, Experience, and Research (PIER) Program (July 10-August 7)

PIER is a 5-week, FREE program that introduces students to the profession of Pharmacy, which includes the opportunity to participate in online workshops and webinars with PittPharmacy staff and student pharmacists, mentorship with student pharmacists at PittPharmacy, and guidance in the college and Pharmacy School application process.  Eligibility:  minimum of 16 years old on July 1, 2020.  Deadline is June 19: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cw1bZBCQn2BgWzP

 

Center for Legal & Court Technology’s Introduction to Law and the U.S. Legal System Online Course

July 20-23, 2020 , 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Available to high school and college age students, Intro to Law will explain what the law is, how it is made, and how judges can change the law. This interactive and thought provoking program will help students understand how the judicial branch interprets, creates, and modifies legal rules.

◾Emphasizes logical thinking and writing

◾Traces the sources of our laws

◾Introduces the separate function of lawmakers and courts

◾Uses primary and secondary sources

◾Addresses many Virginia SOL requirements for U.S. Government

This class will encompass 14 hours of instruction, which include lecture, class discussion, and homework.

Cost is $350. To register, go to:  https://www.legaltechcenter.net/courses-and-training/legal-education-for-high-school-students/

 

Young Writers Workshop (June 20-26)

Now online.  High School students will still work closely with published authors, workshop their own writing, have in depth literary discussions, have a special Q&A session with USA Today Best Selling Author Melissa F. Miller, participate in an online talent show and poetry reading, as well as the opportunity to have their writing published in our Young Writers Workshop Journal. Cost is $200.  For more information and to apply, see:

https://www.messiah.edu/writersworkshop

 

Computational Science Courses – Illinois Tech (Session 1: June 15-19 & June 22-26, Session II: July 6-10 & July 13-17)

Are you a college or advanced high school student interested in science, math, and computation? Learn about these topics in exciting and unconventional ways by enrolling in Illinois Tech’s Computational Science course for high school students. The course will integrate math and science with computation as a unifying concept. Using real-world tools such as Mathematica, students will learn how to take an idea or question and find ways to formulate it for a computer. The course consists of hands-on activities and minimal lecturing. At the end of the program, students will acquire better computational thinking, a skill that is critical in an increasingly technological world. Students who successfully complete the course will receive two credit hours of college credit for the course SCI 111. This course may be applied to the Illinois Tech curriculum as an elective. 

Eligibility and Program Requirements: Rising 10th–12th graders (ages 14-17). Completion of Algebra II is recommended. Cost = $1,000.

For more information, visit:  https://www.iit.edu/academics/pre-college-programs/summer/pre-college-online-summer-programs/computational-science-course

 

Global Scholar: International Relations Summer Program for High School Students

Join us in July: Online!

  • Session 1 (Grades 11-12): June 28-July 10, 2020
  • Session 2 (Grades 9-10): June 28-July 10, 2020
  • Session 3 (Grades 11-12): July 12-July 24, 2020
  • Session 4 (Grades 9-10): July 12-July 24, 2020

Global Scholar is an international relations intensive program that builds the knowledge and skills high school students need to make social change on a local and global scale. Through hands-on learning and meetings with leading policy experts, Global Scholar empowers young and emerging leaders to become change makers on their campuses and in their communities.

Following the decision of our host campus American University, we are offering Global Scholar 2020 as a virtual program. The virtual format will include the same seminars with issue experts, very interactive skills training, small-group conversations, group projects, mentoring, and fun activities as our in-person program.

Cost is $1,410 but partial scholarships are available.  For complete information, see: http://ampglobalyouth.org/global-scholar/

 

Virtual STEM camp – 1 week camps in June, July & August

Courses available for high school students include:  Cybersecurity, VEX Robotics, and Fabrication.  One-week camps cost $98.  For complete details, see: https://www.nvcc.edu/systemic/camps.html

 

Envision Game & Technology Virtual Academy (several programs throughout July)

At the Envision Game & Technology Virtual Academy, powered by George Mason University, you will spend five game-changing days exploring the latest design tools and career opportunities via an online learning platform. You will learn directly from serious game gurus, gain exposure to the dynamic field of game design and development, and create your own game design element or coding project. This online program includes live faculty lectures from George Mason professors, tutorials from Mason teaching assistants, hands-on design projects, and forums with Virginia Serious Game Institute (VSGI) companies and staff and Game Design alumni in the industry. You will also enjoy special topic lectures that cover concepts like writing for games.  Cost is $495.  For complete details, see: https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/game-and-technology-virtual-academy-hs

 

Summer at Rensselaer: Architecture Career Discovery (Monday, July 6 – Friday July 17, 2020)

This two-week class, taught entirely online, is designed to expose students to the experience of enrolling in a high-quality undergraduate architecture program. High school students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grade in the fall, who are interested in future careers in architecture or design related fields and have a curiosity about the world, are encouraged to apply. Cost is $1200.  For complete details, see: https://rpi.regfox.com/summerrensselaer-architecture-career-discover-program--online

 

Illinois Tech Pre-College Online Summer Programs

This summer, Pre-College at Illinois Tech is offering several programs for high school students (ages 14-17) interested in computing and technology. Enrich your skills by taking an online class with an Illinois Tech faculty member. Our online programs are limited to 15-30 students and take place synchronously over the course of 1-2 weeks, giving you the opportunity to get to know your professor and classmates as you dive deeper into your subject of interest. Courses available in:  Cybersecurity; Introduction to Hardware, Software, Networking and Visualization; Game Development & Programming; and Mathematics Camps.  Costs are $129 or $249/course.  For complete information, see:  https://www.iit.edu/academics/pre-college-programs/summer/pre-college-online-summer-programs

 

Virtual Tech Camps (summer)

Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect way to sharpen your STEM skills and bond with new friends, all online from the comfort of home. With the highest quality remote instruction on the planet, you’ll unlock your brilliance and create an exciting project. The hottest curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, Unity, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more.  Cost is $399.  For more information, see:  https://www.idtech.com/virtual

 

Boston University Summer Journalism Institute - Online (July 20-31)

Each instructor is also a working journalist, so what’s taught is grounded in real-life experience. Each lesson is tied to its practical application, by giving students reporting assignments they can do from home. Each day is sample life as a news reporter. For students ages 15-18.  Tuition is $1200.  For more information, see:  https://combeyond.bu.edu/workshop/bu-summer-journalism-institute/

 

Free Summer Learning to Code Opportunity:

DMVHacks is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing free interactive online programming classes and workshops to students of all ages. Our group of over 60 mentors has taught over 250 students in our coding classes. We have received lots of positive feedback from parents and students, and so we were hoping to expand these opportunities further to help students find a source of passion in the current situation. Our classes feature small group teaching, and some classes even feature one-on-one and one-on-two mentoring! Many of our mentors go to top STEM schools and have received USACO awards. If you are interested or know any students who are interested in learning Python, Java, web development, Scratch, or Machine Learning, please spread the word! Please visit our website at dmvhacks.org for more information on how to sign up for the coding classes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at @email.

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Embolden is offering a series of FREE webinars:

Wednesday, May 27: "Building Your Professional Community: Tips on How to Network and Ask for Mentorship," hosted by David Fletcher, senior career advisor at American University's School of International Service

Have you ever wondered, "How do I effectively network? What are mistakes to avoid when networking?" Perhaps, you have also asked, "How do I find the right mentor?" Please join David Fletcher, a senior career advisor at American University's School of International Service, as he shares his advice on how to make the most of networking and tips for how to connect with professionals.

This webinar will equip students with practical networking strategies as they meet professionals they want to learn from and ask questions in our future webinars. We hope this will show you that networking and mentorship can grow your professional community and opportunities.

​Wednesday, June 3: Tech careers panel (details TBD)

Wednesday, June 17: Joint careers panel (details TBD)

Wednesday, July 1: Business careers panel (details TBD)

To register, go to:  https://www.emboldenme.org/

 

Embolden is currently accepting applications for their Winter 2020-21 Student Leadership Programs in Leadership in National Security, Leadership in Journalism, and Leadership in Business – FREE programs!

During the program, students will gain valuable mentorship, skills, and guidance from professionals in their community. SLP participants will also attend site visits to top-tier companies and government agencies while simulating complex, real-world problems with other high school students. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. To apply, go to:  https://www.emboldenme.org/winter-2020

 

Tuition-Free Summer Programs (June 24-July 22):

Students entering grades 9–11 in the fall of 2020 can attend Destinations Career Academy's tuition-free online summer school exploring one of these high-demand career fields:  

  • Business and Marketing
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology

Students can begin their online course on June 24, 2020, and must complete the course by July 22, 2020.  (Note from Ms. Kim: If interested, I think these classes would be for enrichment purposes only.  I am not confident that you can get credit from FCPS for these courses.)  For more information, see:  https://www.k12.com/virtual-school-offerings/dca-summer-programs.html

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

2020 Virtual I'm Determined Summit for Youth and Parents

The I'm Determined Youth and Parent Summit is a three-day event held each June.  It is provided by the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).  Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth meet to network and discuss issues of importance to youth and young adults with disabilities.

This year, due to travel restrictions and guidelines put in place by the governor, the event is being moved online.  The Virtual Summit will follow a similar feel to the face-to-face events from the past.  It will include a welcome from VDOE representatives, sessions for youth, which have been prepared with help from our state youth leaders, sessions for parents, a keynote address, and exhibitor information focusing on Virginia resources for youth with disabilities.

The Virtual Summit will take place during the week of June 8-12, 2020.  All sessions and information will remain available beyond the week of the event to allow those who cannot attend during the scheduled week to access the information.  The event will be open to all who wish to participate, as self-determination skills are beneficial to all youth and adults.  We hope that you can participate in this exciting event!

When:  June 8-12, 2020

Where:  Online!  You can find information on how to access the Summit at the link below.

Who:  Anyone!  The Youth sessions are created for youth 13-21 years old and the parent sessions are created for parents.  All information is open to anyone.

There is no need to apply in order to participate in this Virtual Summit!

For more information, please refer to the I'm Determined Youth and Parent Summit webpage: https://www.imdetermined.org/

5/5/2020

Dear FHS Sophomores and Juniors,  I am sure many of you are spending this time thinking about the future.  Like many of you, I am looking forward to summer.  Just as a reminder, the county maintains a database of summer, leadership, and career program opportunities in Naviance Student.  To review this database, log into your Blackboard account, Select Naviance.  Once you are in Naviance Student, click on Colleges - Research Colleges - Enrichment Programs.  I have gone through the database and selected some great summer opportunities for you below.  Most are virtual, but some are planning to be held in-person.  For the programs that are hoping to be in person, in most cases, a full refund will be made if the program is cancelled because of COVID-19.

 

Stay well Fairfax!

Maureen Kim

College & Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

@email

 

FHS Students and Parents, I am here for you.  Please contact me if you need help with college planning, career planning, or scholarships and financial aid. 

My office hours for scheduled appointments through Google Meet are: 

Wednesdays and Fridays @ 1:00-3:00 pm

To request an appointment, send me an email: @email

If you have a question or issue that you would prefer to discuss over the phone, leave a message on my work line: 703-219-2204 with a call back number, and I will return your call at my earliest convenience.

 

 

FOR SOPHOMORES:  This is a reminder that Sophomore College Night will be held this Thursday evening via Zoom:

Virtual Sophomore Parent/Student Planning for College Night

Thursday, May 7, 2020

6:30 pm

This is a joint Fairfax-Madison HS event exclusively for 10th graders and their parents.  See Ms. Maureen Kim’s May 4th email for registration link. 

 

FOR JUNIORS:

Important SAT Information

The College Board has announced that SAT administrations will be held every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration on September 26 and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5.  Students can register for these administrations starting in May. College Board will contact students directly during the week of May 26 to provide an exact date. Eligible students can register with a fee waiver.  Students can get early access to register for August, September, and October if they’re:

  • Already registered for June
  • In the high school class of 2021 and don’t have SAT scores

Check your email for early registration notification from College Board in late May.  I advise you to register quickly - spots will fill up!  As an fyi, Fairfax HS is planning to be a test site for the September 2020, December 2020, March 2021, and May 2021 SAT dates.  

 

ACT Information

As of today, the ACT still has registration open for the June 13 test date. The deadline to register is May 8 and the late registration deadline is May 22.

There is a July 18 ACT test date in the summer.  The deadline to register is June 19 and the late registration deadline is June 26.

To register for the ACT, go to:  http://www.act.org/

 

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email for a fee waiver.

 

COLLEGE INFORMATION:

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

NACAC created a tool for students and families that serves as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, summer programming, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. More than 900 colleges and universities have submitted updates using this tool. It is also advised that students and families check the college’s webpage directly for additional information.

Check it out at: https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/newsroom/college-admission-status-coronavirus/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

 

Virginia Tech is Test Optional for 2020-21 Application Cycle: https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2020/04/admissions-testing-2025.html

 

From our Pace University Admissions Counselor, Jessica Drennan:

Our team has created several ways to help students explore Pace University:

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission – Apply to be a Commissioner!

The Fairfax County Office of Human Rights & Equity Programs is currently accepting applications for the Student Human Rights Commission for the 2020-2021 school year.  In 2009, the Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools launched the Student Human Rights Commission (SHRC) program as a means to promote dialogues on diversity among youth, to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of differences, to create exposure to human and civil rights laws, such as Fairfax County Human Rights Ordinance and the Fair Housing Act, and to encourage leadership and active participation in government.

The program is open to high school students attending Fairfax County Public Schools. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by Wednesday, May 6, 2020 @ 4:30 pm. 

To download the application, please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/humanrights/shrc

 

Fairfax City Commission for Women Student Representative

The Fairfax City Commission for Women address the needs of women – including advising city officials on policy and legislation.  Our student representative will offer a fresh perspective on issues facing young women in our community and serve as an advocate and liaison to peer groups and student organizations.  The Student Rep must be:

  • Fairfax City Resident
  • Rising High School Junior or Senior (current sophomore or junior)
  • Dynamic with fresh ideas
  • Able to attend meetings 7:00 pm third Tuesday each month

Apply on-line at:  https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/human-services-information-about-services-and-resources-for-city-residents/commission-for-women/student-representative-application

Applications due May 20

For more information about the Commission for Women, see:  https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/human-services/commission-for-women

 

Fairfax County - Environmental Quality Advisory Council

Each year, EQAC solicits applications from high school students who are interested in becoming a student member of EQAC. The application is open to all interested high school sophomores and juniors who are in good standing. Eligible public school, parochial, private school, and homeschooled students are encouraged to apply. Additional information and application forms for the July 2020 - June 2021 term are available: 

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/environment-energy-coordination/environmental-quality-advisory-council - see under Student Membership.  The application deadline is May 21, 2020.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

2020 Fairfax County Teen Job Resource

Even though the 2020 Teen Job Fairs were cancelled, there is still a way for students to connect with local businesses for work experiences. Supervisor Pat Herrity’s Office has put together a listing of summer and after school Teen Job Opportunities that are still available with participating businesses:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs

 

American Pool Now Hiring Lifeguards!

Join Us for a Virtual Job Fair

Wednesday, May 6 from 12 pm – 3 pm

Becoming a lifeguard teaches responsibility, looks amazing on resumes and college applications, offers great pay, flexible schedules, and creates long-lasting friendships.  Must be at least 15 years old by August 2020 in order to become a lifeguard this summer.  Sign up for an interview at: https://calendly.com/apvirginia If you have any questions call (703) 579-0885

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:

Camp Cardiac

Serves as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine. With a focus on both education and real world experience, Camp Cardiac provides students with a unique opportunity to learn directly from experts in the medical field.  In addition, this 1-week summer day camp provides a foundation for heart healthy living with an emphasis on both diet and exercise.  Although Camp Cardiac's primary focus is on care and maintenance of the heart, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.

Open to all high school students (including Spring/Summer 2020 graduates) 15-18 years of age as of first day of assigned session and currently residing in the US.

Session 1: July 20th-24th, 2020 (Monday to Friday)

Session 2: July 27th-31st, 2020 (Monday to Friday)

8:30am to 4:00pm (daily)

GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Scholarship Application Deadline:  Friday, May 8th (extended due to COVID-19 pandemic)

Standard Application Deadline & Tuition: Tuesday, May 26th.  Cost is $675, which includes daily lunch and course materials.

Register at:  http://www.campcardiac.org/washington-dc.html

 

Camp Neuro

Run by local medical students, this program serves as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine or psychology.

With a focus on both education and real world experience, Camp Neuro provides students with a unique opportunity to learn directly from experts in both the medical and psychological fields.  In addition, this 1-week summer day camp provides a foundation for healthy living with an emphasis on both diet and exercise.  Although Camp Neuro's primary focus is on care and maintenance of the brain as well as psychology, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.

Open to all high school students (including Spring/Summer 2020 graduates) 15-18 years of age as of first day of assigned session and currently residing in the US.

Session 1: July 20th-24th, 2020 (Monday to Friday)

Session 2: July 27th-31st, 2020 (Monday to Friday)

8:30am to 4:00pm (daily)

GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Scholarship Application Deadline:  Friday, May 8th (extended due to COVID-19 pandemic)

Standard Application Deadline & Tuition: Tuesday, May 26th.  Cost is $675, which includes daily lunch and course materials.

Register at:  http://www.campneuro.org/washington-dc.html

 

Johns Hopkins University Biomedical Engineering Innovation – fully online

Deadlines for different programs:  May 8, May 15, June 5 and August 7

For complete details and application, see:  https://ei.jhu.edu/biomed/

 

Quest Student Research Institute – Research Internships

A few summer projects are available virtually in Chemistry/Medicine/Biology/Biochem fields.  The deadline is May 10.  Apply at:  https://www.questsri.org/internships.html

 

George Washington University’s Summer Immersion Program (June 22-26 or July 6-10)

The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Department will be holding the 4th Annual Laboratory Sciences Summer Immersion Program in 2020. This intensive program will be offered in two sessions. Students will be asked to select their session choice on the application.

Program Details

1. Session One: June 22nd - June 26th

  • Time: Each day's session will be held asynchronously. Meaning students can complete the day's modules when it best suits their schedule. The modules will consist of labs, activities, and quizzes.
  • Location: Virtually via Cisco WebEx
  • Fee: $100.00 per person
  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2020

2. Session Two: July 6th - July 10th

  • Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Location: Discovery Hall at The George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC)
  • Fee: $400.00 per person (fee includes lab supplies and materials)
  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2020

For more information and to apply, go to:  https://smhs.gwu.edu/medical-laboratory-sciences/programs/summer-immersion-program

 

JA Entrepreneurship Summit (July 27-31)

The JA Entrepreneurship Summit is an intensive, five-day “startup boot camp” where high school students are challenged to design ready-to-launch, socially-conscious businesses, leveraging the support of a real-world company partner. The experience culminates in a pitch competition to a panel of esteemed business leaders. Robust content, mini-seminars and team-building activities, supported by committed business leaders and trained volunteer mentors, develops both technical and soft skills. These skills are not only important to being a successful entrepreneur, but also prepare students to meet the demands of a rapidly changing economy in a variety of professions and careers.

Eligibility: Open to rising 9th through 12th grade students

Time Commitment: July 27-31, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 4 :00 p.m. Monday—Friday (July 27-31)

Pitch Competition: 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday (July 31)

Location: JA Finance Park Fairfax County, 4099 Pickett Road Fairfax, VA 22032

Registration Fee: $225*

Final Deadline to Register: May 15, 2020

The 2020 JA Entrepreneurship Summit will currently run as scheduled; however, if the health situation requires JA to cancel the event, a full refund will be issued.

For more details and to register, go to:  https://www.myja.org/entrepreneurshipsummit/learnmore

 

Georgetown University Summer Programs are now virtual:

College Credit Courses: https://summer.georgetown.edu/programs/SHS04/college-credit-courses

College Prep Program:  https://summer.georgetown.edu/programs/SHS05/college-preparatory-program

Summer High School Programs:  https://summer.georgetown.edu/academies

Deadline to apply is May 15. 

 

Columbia University College Edge Summer Sessions (July 6-Aug. 4)

There are 90 curricular options being offered online for the Summer 2020.  Open to students entering grades 11 or 12, or first year of college in the fall.  Application fee waiver code:  HSIM220

Deadline for Session 1 is May 15 and deadline for Session 2 is June 26:  http://precollege.sps.columbia.edu/highschool/college-edge/summer

 

Fairfax County Teen Police Academy (July 13-17)

Considering a career in law enforcement? The Teen Police Academy provides high school students with an opportunity to learn more about the Fairfax County Police Department, understand core police functions, explore careers in law enforcement, and participate in hands-on activities. The program is offered FREE of charge and is open to all Fairfax County high school students who meet the following criteria: You must currently be enrolled in criminal justice classes, and entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade during the 2020 - 2021 school year.  Class size is limited to 25 students. Students are expected to provide their own transportation and bring a bagged lunch. The deadline to apply is May 20.  For more information, see: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesiz/teenpoliceacademy

 

Fairfax County Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement (Aug. 10-14)

The program is offered FREE of charge and is open to all Northern Virginia high school girls who will be entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade during the 2020-2021 school year.  Class size is limited to 25 students. All applicants will be notified of their status in mid-June. Students are expected to provide their own transportation and bring a bagged lunch. The deadline to apply is May 20.  For more information, see:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesah/fwlle

 

Boston University High School Honors Summer (May 20-July 1)

All summer classes are remote learning.  Deadline is May 29:  http://www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/high-school-honors/

 

Terp Young Scholars at University of Maryland (July 12-31)

Now online for summer.  Deadline to apply is June 15:   https://oes.umd.edu/middle-high-school-students/terp-young-scholars

 

Boston University Summer Journalism Institute (July 6-17 or July 20-31)

Boston University presents a virtual classroom experience for high school students interested in journalism, communications or writing. For students ages 15-18.  Cost is $1200.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but no later than June 15:

https://combeyond.bu.edu/workshop/bu-summer-journalism-institute/

 

University of California San Diego - Academic Connections (July 6-31)

All summer courses are on-line.  Deadline is June 29https://academicconnections.ucsd.edu/

 

Youth Leadership Academy (July 20-23)

Plan International USA (Plan) is looking for young change-makers who want to learn more about global issues and civic engagement. The YLA is a four-day virtual experience in which you’ll engage in interactive workshops on topics such as climate change and gender equality, learn from leading youth advocates and influencers, and work with other aspiring youth activists to tackle social issues on a local and global scale. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until July 1:

https://www.planusa.org/yla

 

Lebanon Valley College Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp (July 27-29)

Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry, and 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.

The modified, online program will include live lectures, guest speakers and online laboratory exercises. The Registration fee for the online program is $175.

To apply, go to: https://www.lvc.edu/life-at-lvc/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/

 

Lebanon Valley College (June 21-26 or July 5-10)

Our Actuarial Science Summer Camps are week-long intensive programs for rising high school seniors designed to help them decide if they’re interested in actuarial careers.  Students will work in remote groups, and guest actuaries will present via web-conferencing. The camp cost is reduced to $500 per student.  To apply, go to:  https://www.lvc.edu/life-at-lvc/summer-community-programming/actuarial-science-camp/

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Branch Out! STEM Mentoring Summer Program

Applicant Qualifications:  Current or rising high school students, Possess good communication and interpersonal skills, Able to work in a multicultural environment, Strong in Math, Science, English, Arts, Language, or Technology, Students with tutoring or relevant experience preferred, Strong team players who are willing to help disadvantaged students, and Time commitment: able to volunteer on the weeks they are assigned. The deadline to apply is May 25.  For more information and application, see:  https://www.velbranchout.org/

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

DMVHacks & NOVACSPREP Present: Free Programming Classes

Wednesdays & Fridays from 3-4pm via Zoom conference call

Starting Friday, May 1st, we are allowing students to sign up for both afternoon and evening sessions for a couple of our classes. The evening session lessons will start from the beginning. We hope that this will give students with previous conflicts a chance to learn to code with mentors.

Sign up to attend our free virtual coding classes! Each class will last an hour and they are continuous and build off of each other. The class will start with a 20 minute lesson, and then the rest of the time will be spent in small breakout rooms for students to apply those concepts. Students will be paired with highly trained and experienced instructors to work on mini-projects in order to showcase the information they have learned. We try to keep our ratio of mentors to students small (average 1:3), so all students can get the best STEM education possible.

Classes offered:

Scratch (Basic)

Java (Basic) 

Java (Advanced) 

Python (Basic)

Python (Advanced)

Web Development (Advanced)

For the basic classes, no coding experience is required!

Register at: https://dmvhacks.weebly.com/free-classes.html

 

Ron Brown Scholar Program--Guided Pathway Support (GPS) Program

The Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) helps African-American juniors and seniors navigate the path to top colleges by directing students to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available.  This FREE program teaches students how to prepare for, apply to, pay for, persist in and graduate from college. To be eligible for the RBS GPS Program, you must: Be a rising high school junior or senior; Have a strong A-B academic record; Have demonstrated leadership and active involvement at school and/or in the community; and Identify as African-American.  The application process is now open. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis:  http://www.rbsgps.com/

4/17/2020

COLLEGE EVENT:

Strive Virtual College Exploration Week

Monday, April 20 - Thursday, April 23, 2020

Four full days of virtual presentations for juniors to explore college opportunities

Free for students

  • 300+ colleges from 44 states and 10 countries
  • 96 sessions over 4 days
  • Day and evening options
  • Panel presentations on a range of topics for juniors and underclassmen
  • Free and open to students nationwide

Registration for students and parents is now live:www.strivescan.com/virtual

 

Student Registration

Students should register (on the link above) for each panel that they want to attend. Once they register, they’ll receive a confirmation email with their unique link to join the Zoom webinar. (Students will also receive a barcode, but the barcode is not necessary for this virtual event.)  NOTE:  The session times are CENTRAL Time (one hour ahead)!

 

The following Virginia schools will be participating, many doing presentations that students can sign up for:

Christopher Newport University George Mason University James Madison University Longwood University Norfolk State University Old Dominion University Radford University Roanoke College University of Mary Washington University of Richmond University of Virginia Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Military Institute Virginia State University Virginia Tech William & Mary

 

 

MILITARY EVENTS:

Air Force ROTC Zoom meeting on Friday, April 24th at 2pm!

This is open to parents, counselors, students, and anyone else interested in learning more about Air Force ROTC. Topics being covered: The scholarship process (for both high school and college students), as well as the Air Force ROTC experience itself and what happens after college graduation. To RSVP, please fill out this Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScilbMDHya0fKERuM83d0XTxALq9mwf1F_dAXjG0HhTZAzbHQ/viewform

The form asks whether you're a student, counselor or parent. For the students, there is a question asking which county they are coming from. Additionally, there's a block for you to write questions to be answered during the meeting. 

For more information, contact:

BROOKE N. BALDING, 2d Lt, USAF

Gold Bar Recruiter/ Admissions Advisor

Air Force ROTC Northeast Region

@email

Work: 301.314.7644

Cell: 206.678.4515

 

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) Virtual Service Academy Day

Saturday, April 25 @ 9:30-11:30 am

The Office of Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District would like to invite all high school students that have interest in attending any of the five United States Service Academies, or have an interest in a future in the US military, to participate in the 2020 VA-10 Virtual Academy Day, to be held on Saturday April 25th, from 9:30am-11:30am to be held on Facebook Live. This will be an outstanding opportunity for students to hear from staff and alumni from the four nomination required academies (USNA, USMA, USAFA, and USMMA) as well as the Coast Guard Academy and more.

To be broadcast live on:  Facebook.com/CongresswomanWexton

If you have any questions please direct to @email or 202-380-6362

 

SPECIAL PROGRAM:

Real World App Development - For High School Students

April 21, April 28, May 5, and May 21 @ 7:00-8:15 pm

Curious about how an app is created? 

Be in the "virtual" room; watch and listen to conversations between client and app developer as they discuss everything from initial idea to end product. We will discuss how the app will function, what questions need to be answered, how do you start from scratch, develop into wire-frame diagrams and mini story boards and then turn it into a real alpha-level app for testing. 

$ 200 for Four Zoom Sessions

Four Zoom virtual learning sessions allow students to watch the process of the development of a real software application being discussed, designed and developed. For about the same price as sports equipment, have a great experience to share on college applications or work resumes.

Be a fly on the wall or ask questions

Whether you are outgoing or an introvert by nature, feel free to participate!! Students can ask questions at certain intervals or text questions during the process to be answered by the design professionals. This learning opportunity is for students curious about how an idea becomes reality. From tech to artistic!!!

Non-Disclosure Agreement

As this is a real application, students will be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for confidentiality. This also demonstrates real steps around protection of new ideas, intellectual property and the sequence of events.  (See attached)

Certificate of Completion

Students completing all four sessions will receive a signed certificate of completion by host/client and Zurka CEO. This is great for future career resume and college application stories.

$600 Scholarship Opportunity

One student will receive a $600 scholarship at the final session. The person will be selected at random. Relatives of hosts are not eligible. Actually, we will try to award more than one, but are still in discussions. Stay tuned!!

High School Students

Open to rising and High School students ages 14-19. We heard business owners, college professors and grad students would be interested, but they have lots of opportunities. This is a one-time opportunity for high school students to see the process that usually they would not see until after college. 

Be an Ambassador 

Ambassadors share a link  so friends can get $20 off, and they themselves get $5 per friend who registers as a thank you after all of the sessions conclude. 

For more information and to register, see:  https://susanpelczynskiconsultingllc.regfox.com/real-world-app-development-observational-learning-session

For questions, contact: 

Susan Pelczynski, DT, NCIDQ, LEED AP

Principal

Susan Pelczynski Consulting, LLC

202.735.7711 mobile

@email

 

ART CONTEST:

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award (extended deadline to April 30)          

For students in grades 9-12:

We are with VFW Auxiliary 8469, Fairfax Station. We are encouraging entries from Fairfax High School for the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest.

We would love to see a student from FHS win at the State level and compete for National level scholarships (1st place $15,000). Our Fairfax VFW Auxiliary has cash awards for 1st place ($250), 2nd place ($200), and a 3rd place ($150)-- if we receive more than 10 entries.

Complete rules and the entry form can be found at the following website:

https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/

Students do not need to be enrolled in an art class to participate.

The deadline has been extended to April 30.

The application is available on Naviance Student (through your Blackboard account) – Colleges – Scholarships & Money - Scholarship List. 

If you are interested in providing an entry, please contact Patty Bortz at 703-850-5722 or @email and she will coordinate a drop off site with you.

2/24/2020

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

Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

9-11 Grade Parents & Students – NOTE:  TUESDAY NIGHT!!

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

U.S. Service Academy/ROTC Night

Tuesday, February 25 @ 7:00 pm

@ W.T. Woodson HS - Auditorium

Address: 9525 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031

 

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. 

For more information, contact:  Maureen Kim, Fairfax High School Career Center Specialist, at 703-219-2204 or @email

 

FHS Events:

NOVA Information Session for Seniors-TUESDAY during Lion Time A!

There will be a NOVA Information Session on Tuesday, February 25 in the Career Center, Room L-106. Our NOVA Outreach Coordinator, Selam Asihel, will be here to explain the process for registering for NOVA (Lion Time A) and answer questions (Lion Time B):   

Lion Time A (9:44-10:29 am): NOVA Information Session

Lion Time B (10:34-11:15 am): Individual and/or small group questions and answers

These sessions are for seniors who are not in the Pathway program here at FHS and are interested in attending NOVA in the fall. See Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a pass.

               

West Point Cadet Info Session

Thursday, March 5 @ 10:34 am (Lion Time B)

Alexia Hsu, current West Point Cadet and Robinson graduate, will be here to share information on West Point and her perspective as a student.

Sign up on Naviance Student – Colleges – College Visits, or see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a LT pass. 

 

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

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

 

Thursday, February 27 @ 6:30-8:30 pm

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

 

Wednesday, April 1 @ 6:30-8:30 pm

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

 

Tuesday, April 7 @ 5:30-7:30 pm

Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22003

 

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

● Social security number of student and parents

● If not a US citizen, your permanent resident number

● Date of birth of student and parents

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

● Date you moved to Virginia

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

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

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

● Your 2018 federal tax return

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

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

● Driver’s license number if you have one

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

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS:

Snapshot of NOVA-Annandale (Campus Tours)

March 5 – 6:00-7:00 pm

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

Spots are limited.  RSVP:  tinyurl.com/SnapNOVA

For questions, contact Selam Asihel at @email

 

York College of Pennsylvania: Understanding College Series

A Night Just for Parents

Tuesday, March 10, 7-8:30 pm

What do parents need to know about sending their student off to college?  This is a great night for parents of college-bound students to cut through the clutter and hear directly from current YCP parents about the college experience. 

Register at:  https://www.ycp.edu/admissions/visit-york/understanding-college-series/?utm_source=Social%20Media%20-%20Facebook&utm_medium=Digital&utm_campaign=Understanding%20College

For questions contact: Nan Noel at @email or 717-815-1769

 

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

 

2020 Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will be available for younger students.

Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Woodson High School

Saturday, March 7, 2 to 4 p.m. at South County High School

Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Chantilly High School

Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School

Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at West Springfield High School

For questions, call Supervisor Herrity’s office at 703-451-8873.

Rita's of Fairfax will re-open on Friday, February 28th and we're hiring for the following positions:

* Shift Leaders (part-time) – some experience necessary

* Treat Team Members (part-time)

If you're looking for a FUN job and are reliable, enthusiastic and have a can-do attitude, we're looking for you!

Apply online at www.ritasoffairfax.com , click on ‘Join the Team’ & follow the directions to submit an application.

Rita’s of Fairfax, 10726 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030

 

UBAR Superfoods, a smoothie shop in Old Town Fairfax, is looking for a few dependable, trustworthy, and happy people to be a part of our team!  We prefer Juniors or Seniors.

UBAR Superfoods, 10407 Main Street. Fairfax, VA. 22030

If interested, call 703-944-5678 or email @email

We have 5 positions available.

 

LAZY DOG IS HIRING

Picture this – a family-friendly, and yes, dog-friendly, restaurant. Yeah, that’s US, Lazy Dog Restaurants + Bar and we’re inviting you (well, if you’re at least 18 years old) to join our NEW TEAM in Fairfax (@ Fairfax Mall)!

We are looking for Enthusiastic, Motivated, Team-Oriented people that want to join a company that has a Culture of Caring! We love helping people build relationships, discover new food and drink, and grow personally. We offer flexible schedules that won’t interfere with you being an outstanding student and a fun fast paced environment.

Open Positions: Host, Food Runner, Dishwasher

While Serving/Hosting…

• You are at least 18 years of age

• You possess a friendly and inviting smile

• You think its super fun to interact with guests while they dine.

• You demonstrate basic recipe knowledge of our food and beverage.

• You demonstrate Lazy Dog Restaurant service standards.

• You understand the proper state and federal liquor laws; validating ID process; alcohol awareness procedures for preventing guest intoxication.

• You communicate clearly. You write well. You speak well. You can explain just about anything to anyone

 

Extra Awesome

• You love to assist guests and possess great guest relations skills.

• You are guest focused and like to multi-task.

• You want to be part of a team and create fun – whistle while you work.

• You are happy, trusting, passionate and determined – Never Settle!

• You can put yourself in the others person’s shoes.

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to join the FUN! Check out our IG page to see how FUN we really are!

Apply directly at https://www.lazydogrestaurants.com/jobs for consideration

 

 

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

 

Women Giving Back (WGB) in Sterling – 20 Export Drive, Sterling, VA 20164

This organization provides free clothing to women and children living in shelters.  Teen Volunteers are needed to:  Provide childcare in the playroom while the moms shop, Help sort and stock clothing in our warehouse and store, and/or help women shop for clothing for themselves and their children.  Spanish speakers are always needed!  Great practice for those students learning Spanish.  To sign up, go to: https://womengivingback.org/ and click on “Volunteers.”  For questions, contact:  @email, or 703-554-9386.

 

SAT & ACT:

The late registration deadline for the March 14 SAT is March 3.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The late registration deadline for the April 4 ACT is March 13.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

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

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Technical Aide-Summer @ MITRE – McLean, VA

For rising high school sophomores or juniors in Summer 2020 (i.e., students currently in the 9th or 10th grade)

Students must be available to work full-time (40 hours per week) for 8 weeks from Monday, 22 June, through Friday, 14 August 2020.

MITRE's Emerging Technologies Department is seeking student investigators who will assist and collaborate with senior staff in summer research projects on any one of variety of topics, including: nanotechnology, health sciences/biotechnology, artificial intelligence/deep learning, data analytics, cyber security, computer vision, remote sensing, GPS technology, and robotics. For this position the candidate will be working towards their high school diploma and require mature communication skills, basic knowledge in the sciences and math, as well as consistently maintain high academic achievement including a 3.0+ GPA or higher and a record of technical or scientific interests. 

  • To obtain a position, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and must be available for full-time work (40 hours per week) for 8 weeks from Monday, 22 June, through Friday, 14 August 2020.
  • All work will be performed in MITRE’s facilities on its McLean, VA, campus, near Tysons Corner. Successful applicants must be able to commute to work there during the summer on a daily basis.
  • This position is an opportunity open only to applicants who will be rising high school sophomores or juniors in summer 2020 (i.e., students currently in the 9th or 10th grade). Consideration only will be given to applicants who meet these criteria. Thus, applicants also should be sure to list their current year in school on any resumes or other materials submitted in application to this job opening.  

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience in one or more of the following areas would be beneficial, but is not necessarily essential: computer programming, the Python computer language, Matlab software.

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 2: https://mitre.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/technical-aide-summer_high-school-mclean-7478

 

NASA STEM Engagement Internship

Eligibility:  US Citizen, cumulative GPA of 3.0, 16 years of age at time of application.  Summer Deadline is March 8.  Apply at:  https://intern.nasa.gov/

 

Alain Colaco Science Scholar Program

The goal of this program is to give a talented high school student the opportunity to participate in a research project in the Division of Laboratory Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center.  This summer internship program lasts 6-8 weeks, includes a stipend and may result in the student’s work being included in a published abstract or report.  Applicants should have completed two years of high school chemistry and have an interest in medicine, cancer research or biological sciences.  They should have serious interest in working alongside medical researchers in the Division of Laboratory Medicine at Children’s Hospital. They should be excited to work in a clinical laboratory where instrumentation and testing is developed and used to diagnose disease in infants and children.  Applicants must be either a US citizen, US permanent resident, or be in possession of a work permit.  The deadline to apply is March 31.  See attached (bottom of this email), or Ms. Kim in the Career Center, for the application.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

Juntos Podemos - Friday, April 3rd to Saturday, April 4th

Cost-free weekend to UVA for ANY students interested in exploring STEM at UVA

The program has intentionally been scheduled to coincide with University of Virginia’s Engineering Open House during which students will have the opportunity to tour the School of Engineering and Applied Science and engage with multiple students and professors on grounds. Amongst the lab and campus tours that we currently have planned, we will also be conducting an engineering activity, delivering a panel on how to navigate the financial aid system, hosting a candid student panel, and enjoying several student organization performances such as a capella, improv comedy, and dance groups. Overall, our goal as a chapter is to provide students an immersive college experience and show them the various ways there are to pursue a higher education along with the opportunities that come with it.  Juntos Podemos is completely cost FREE. Food, transportation, and a place to stay are all provided by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.  The deadline to apply is March 1sthttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjYqprA_X7DCkWvxnVuB3BdHEuodRnivBNinN1l3y9WFw2aA/viewform

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Microsoft Panel: Educating Trailblazers in Technology: The Next Generation

In celebration of Black History Month, Microsoft will host a panel discussion with Microsoft employees to promote diversity and inclusion in technology. The panel will discuss career paths and educational opportunities in technology and various careers, as well as entry points to the company. The intended audience is high school and college students.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Microsoft Store - Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4501 (Level 2)

To Register, visit the Tyson's Corner Microsoft Store Website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/locations/va/tysons-corner/tysons-corner-center/store-10 Locate the event under the “Attend an event or workshop” section of the page, and complete the registration steps.

 

Veterinary Medical Career Fair & Information Sessions

March 8, 2020

Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:00pm Information Sessions, 2:30-5:00pm Exhibit Hall

Students Register https://aavmc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2rghEkuA3gyIoJv

Free event for high school student with an interest in veterinary medicine.

 

18th Annual Forensic Science Symposium

Saturday, March 28 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA

FREE admission for a high school student and guest.  The event will showcase the reality of working in the field of forensic science.  The speakers will discuss interesting cases in drug chemistry, crime scene reconstruction, DNA analysis, and forensic investigation.  Additionally, students will be provided with:  A presentation on our FEPAC accredited undergraduate and graduate Forensic Science program, a presentation on the college admission process at Cedar Crest, a personalized tour of the college’s science labs provide by our Forensic Science professors and current Forensic Science program students, and a complimentary lunch.  RSVP required by Monday, March 23: https://www.cedarcrest.edu/academics/forensic_science/symposium.shtm

 

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS (Note: For additional summer programs, the county maintains a database of Enrichment Programs in Naviance Student.  Click on Colleges – Research Colleges – Enrichment Programs. Opportunities are added to this database on a weekly basis throughout the school year!)

 

Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps Crewmember

Give us three weeks and we will give you the best experience of your life (and $500 program completion stipend).  This program is for age 14-17 high schoolers to live and work three weeks in a state park, learn invaluable lessons and make life-long friendships.  Fun but physically and mentally challenging.  This is NOT a summer camp!  Your stipend will be well earned through dedicated community service.  Check the website for a full list of crewmember duties.  The application deadline is March 5:https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/youth-conservation-corps 

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington Field Office, 2020 Future Agents in Training – FAIT  (August 3-7, 2020)

Eligibility: United States Citizen residing in either Washington, DC or Northern Virginia; currently enrolled in high school; must be 16-18 years old as of 8/3/2020; GPA of 3.0 or higher; complete two required essays, and must understand that he/she must be present each day of the FAIT program and is responsible for his/her meals and transportation to and from the FBI Washington Field Office.  (FAIT program hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm).  Application deadline is March 31.  Apply at:

https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/fbi-wfo-2020-fait-application-020320.pdf/view

 

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME Camps)

SAME Engineering & Construction camps provide a rigorous experience for high school students interested in exploring STEM skills and careers. Campers gain a sense of what it takes to become a STEM professional and what options exist to explore that interest from high school to college and beyond. Each camp has a unique curriculum that features hands-on activities conducted in a competitive environment that promotes: teamwork leadership, project management and problem solving. 

Eligibility:  Be a U.S. citizen, Be at least 15 years old, and completed freshman year by the time he/she departs for camp.

The following camps are being offered in the summer 2020:

US Army Engineering & Construction Camp, Vicksburg, MS, June 14-20, 2020, Cost: $100 (stipends may be available)

US Air Force Academy Engineering & Construction Camp, Colorado Springs, CO, June 24-30, 2020, Cost: $600 (stipends may be available)

US Marine Corps Engineering and Construction Camp, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC, June 21-27, 2020, Cost: $600 (stipends may be available)

US Navy STEM Engineering and Construction Camp, Port Hueneme, CA, June 21-27, 2020, Cost: $600 (stipends may be available)

US Air Force Engineering & Construction Camp, Scott Air Force Base, IL, July 20-25, 2020, Cost: $600 (stipends may be available)

Deadline to apply is March 16https://www.same.org/stemcamps

 

Questbridge College Prep Scholars Program for Juniors (Earn a scholarship to attend a summer program at Stanford, Yale, Notre Dame, and more.  Scholarships are valued at up to $20,000 and cover travel, tuition, room and board)

This program is open to high school juniors who demonstrate:  Academic Achievement (earn primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available and display intellectual curiosity and strong writing ability), Financial Need (come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a typical family of four with minimal assets) and Strength in Character (have resilience, integrity, and motivation to succeed).

The deadline to apply is March 24https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/college-prep-scholars

 

United States Coast Guard Academy – Academy Introduction Mission (AIM)

The AIM program challenges and inspires rising high school seniors interested in serving their country and exploring technical degree programs.  During six action-packed days, you’ll immerse yourself in Coast Guard tradition and Academy life with Cadet leaders in the engineering lab, on the playing fields, on the parade grounds, and on the water. 

Apply by April 1https://www.uscga.edu/AIM/

1/27/2020

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

Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

NOTE:  If you missed the FHS Junior College Night on Jan. 15, I have plenty of handouts left over.  Students can stop by the Career Center to pick up a packet.  Or, parents, if you email me (@email) your mailing address, I can send them in the mail to you. 

 

FHS Event:

Mock SAT and Mock ACT at Fairfax High School

On Saturday, February 22nd at 8AM, the Fairfax High School Academic Boosters will again be partnering with Applerouth Tutoring to offer Mock SAT and ACT exams at Fairfax High School. This is a perfect opportunity for students who haven’t started their testing to become familiar with the format in a stress-free environment.  We will also offer the Mock ACT for students who have already taken the SAT and wish to see if the ACT might be right for them. Students are encouraged to take a practice test before attempting the actual exam.  They may select either the SAT or the ACT practice test. At the Score Giveback (March 3rd @ 7pm), students will receive detailed score reports to help them determine which areas they need to study.  

To register, go to:

www.applerouth.com/signup

SAT code: M362614        ACT code:M362613

The cost is $25.00

Can’t make this date? 

Future test date @ Fairfax on Saturday, April 25th

SAT code: M362631   ACT code: M362630

For questions, contact:  @email 

 

FCPS Events: 

2020 Gap Year Program Fair for Students and Parents

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are hosting the 9th annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the variety of experiences available and growing array of gap year opportunities. The evening will begin with an informational presentation in the auditorium from 6:00-6:45 p.m.  Immediately following, the program fair, with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities, will take place in the cafeteria from 6:45-8:30 p.m.  Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usa-gap-year-fair-2020-fairfax-va-registration-82101386457?aff=GOwebFairfaxx

For more information, visit: https://www.gooverseas.com/gap-year/usa-fairs, or contact Susie Statham, Postsecondary Special Projects Liaison, at @email  or 571-423-4429.

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date and location will be Friday, February 7, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

 

If you are a sophomore or junior and you are considering taking an Academy course at Fairfax HS next year, plan to attend:

Fairfax Academy Open House

Tuesday, February 4, 6:30-8:30 pm

For a list of the courses the Fairfax Academy offers, see: https://fairfaxacademy.fcps.edu/

 

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

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

Wednesday, February 5 @ 5:00-7:30 pm

Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA 22150

SPANISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE

 

Thursday, February 6 @ 5:30-7:30 pm

Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22309

 

Wednesday, February 12 @ 6:30-8:30 pm

Herndon High School, 700 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170

 

Thursday, February 27 @ 6:30-8:30 pm

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

 

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

● Social security number of student and parents

● If not a US citizen, your permanent resident number

● Date of birth of student and parents

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

● Date you moved to Virginia

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

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

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

● Your 2018 federal tax return

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

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

● Driver’s license number if you have one

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

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS:

Snapshot of NOVA-Annandale (Campus Tours)

Thursday, January 30 – 6:00-7:00 pm

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

Spots are limited.  RSVP:  tinyurl.com/SnapNOVA

 

York College of Pennsylvania: Understanding College Series

Academic Possibilities Night

Wednesday, Feb. 26 @ 7:00 pm

Get insight on how majors and internships can lead to potential careers, and what you should know about how to get from point A to point B and beyond. 

Join us at York College of Pennsylvania for low-pressure conversations with current college students, parents, and recent alums.  For all college-bound high school students (regardless of where you plan to attend school). 

Register at:  https://www.ycp.edu/admissions/visit-york/understanding-college-series/?utm_source=Social%20Media%20-%20Facebook&utm_medium=Digital&utm_campaign=Understanding%20College

 

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

 

Rita's of Fairfax will re-open on Friday, February 28th and we're hiring for the following positions:

* Shift Leaders (part-time) – some experience necessary

* Treat Team Members (part-time)

If you're looking for a FUN job and are reliable, enthusiastic and have a can-do attitude, we're looking for you!

Apply online at www.ritasoffairfax.com , click on ‘Join the Team’ & follow the directions to submit an application.

Rita’s of Fairfax, 10726 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030

 

Be a Census Taker!!

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring for the 2020 Census. No degree or experience is necessary.  For Census Takers, the pay starts at $25.00/hour in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. Eligibility:  Must be at least 18 years old, US Citizen, and have a valid Social Security number and email address.  Males born after Dec. 31, 1959 must also be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption.  Visit https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html to apply.  For questions, contact: Barbara @email

 

Water Mine Summer Positions Available!

The Water Mine is a fantastic place for a summer job. Our seasonal staff truly enjoys working here because it is a fun environment. Working for the Water Mine encourages growth in today’s young adults by fostering an environment that builds teamwork, responsibility, a healthy work ethic, and lifelong friends, all while earning a paycheck. This job is certainly a great option for youth who are interested in the Parks and Recreation, hospitality and tourism field as a future career. It is also a great starting point for those looking to get into the medical and emergency fields. We have many open positions and are one of the few employers that hire applicants as young as 15 years old. We are hiring for Lifeguards, Cashiers, and Park Attendants. Lifeguards and Cashiers start at $10.40 per hour, while Park Attendants start at $9.40 per hour. No prior experience is needed and we will provide training for a nominal cost (applicable to lifeguards) or no cost. During the open hire events, applicants can come learn about the job they are interested in, and interview for their desired position. They may also complete hire paperwork if they are offered a position and have their required documents*.

We have open hire events on the following dates:

Saturday February 1, 10am-4pm

Saturday February 8,10am-4pm

Saturday, February 22, 10am-4pm

Saturday, March 14, 10am-4pm

Saturday, March 21, 10am-4pm

The open hire event will be held at the Main Office located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr. Reston, VA 20190.

*Required documents for paper work include a valid photo ID and social security card.

For more information, contact:  Michelle Cabrera, Hiring Manager, at @email, or 703-246-5933.

 

American Pools is Now Hiring Lifeguards at a Pool Near You!

Apply today at:  https://guardforlife.com/ or call: 1-877-614-7665

Perks: Flexible hours, work with people who care, win prizes & contests, fun events & activities, and work close to home. 

 

Autobell Car Wash – 45655 Shepard Drive, Sterling, VA 20164

Interested in flexible hours, top $$$, college scholarships, no late work, & a FREE weekly car wash? Apply online at autobell.com/jobs

 

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

 

City of Fairfax Regional Library - Teen Volunteer Program

Typical tasks include straightening shelves and collecting books to be re-shelved.  Library volunteers must be 12 years or older and be in 7th grade or above.  All students who wish to volunteer at the City of Fairfax Regional Library this summer must attend the training/orientation on Monday February 3, at 7pm. Register at: 

https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/custom/1380/#/opp_details/178732?urgency=Youth%20(12-17)&keyword=City%20of%20Fairfax%20Regional%20Library&sortByAttribute=date&sortPredicate=publishDateUtc&sortRecordType=opp&sortReverse=true&view=list

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

 

Women Giving Back (WGB) in Sterling – 20 Export Drive, Sterling, VA 20164

This organization provides free clothing to women and children living in shelters.  Teen Volunteers are needed to:  Provide childcare in the playroom while the moms shop, Help sort and stock clothing in our warehouse and store, and/or help women shop for clothing for themselves and their children.  Spanish speakers are always needed!  Great practice for those students learning Spanish.  To sign up, go to: https://womengivingback.org/ and click on “Volunteers.”  For questions, contact:  @email, or 703-554-9386.

 

Q? Crew Teen Volunteer @ National Museum of Natural History – Washington, DC

Are you interested in science? Do you like talking to people? Are you in high school and looking for opportunities to volunteer? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you are probably a great fit for the all-teen volunteer group, Q?Crew, at the National Museum of Natural History.

Deadline to apply is January 31:  https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/youth-programs/qcrew-teen-volunteers

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of March 1, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by February 7 in order to avoid a late fee.  

 

SAT & ACT:

The regular registration deadline for the March 14 SAT is Feb. 14.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The regular registration deadline for the April 4 ACT is Feb. 28  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

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

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program

Students work one-on-one with faculty researchers at George Mason University and collaborating institutions using state-of-the-art technology to solve hypothesis driven questions in Biochemistry, Biodefense, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Genomics, GeoInformation Science (GIS), Mathematical Modeling, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Serious Game Design, Sports Medicine, Physics, and Proteomics.

As part of the 8 week full-time training, students:

  • Gain hands-on experience using cutting-edge sophisticated equipment and technologies,
  • Develop and exercise scientific writing and communication skills
  • Explore STEM career choices through discussion forums and meetings with role models
  • Develop and exercise creative skills, crucial to performing innovative research

Hard work often pays off with participants' names published in scientific journals and their work presented at scientific conferences.

The deadline to apply is February 9: http://assip.cos.gmu.edu/

 

YES! Teen Internship Program

The Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) internship is a career immersion and science communication program for youth between the ages of 14-19, who are currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-11) in the Washington D.C. region. The YES! program, which runs from June-November, gives interns practical experience through a hands-on science internship with Smithsonian science staff. By participating in the program, teens will also have access to behind-the-scenes tours and field trips, creative studio workshops, college preparatory classes, and the opportunity to create their own TED-type talks. Deadline is January 31https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/youth-programs/yes-teen-internship-program

 

Technical Aide-Summer @ MITRE – McLean, VA

For rising high school sophomores or juniors in Summer 2020 (i.e., students currently in the 9th or 10th grade)

Students must be available to work full-time (40 hours per week) for 8 weeks from Monday, 22 June, through Friday, 14 August 2020.

MITRE's Emerging Technologies Department is seeking student investigators who will assist and collaborate with senior staff in summer research projects on any one of variety of topics, including: nanotechnology, health sciences/biotechnology, artificial intelligence/deep learning, data analytics, cyber security, computer vision, remote sensing, GPS technology, and robotics. For this position the candidate will be working towards their high school diploma and require mature communication skills, basic knowledge in the sciences and math, as well as consistently maintain high academic achievement including a 3.0+ GPA or higher and a record of technical or scientific interests. 

  • To obtain a position, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and must be available for full-time work (40 hours per week) for 8 weeks from Monday, 22 June, through Friday, 14 August 2020.
  • All work will be performed in MITRE’s facilities on its McLean, VA, campus, near Tysons Corner. Successful applicants must be able to commute to work there during the summer on a daily basis.
  • This position is an opportunity open only to applicants who will be rising high school sophomores or juniors in summer 2020 (i.e., students currently in the 9th or 10th grade). Consideration only will be given to applicants who meet these criteria. Thus, applicants also should be sure to list their current year in school on any resumes or other materials submitted in application to this job opening.  

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience in one or more of the following areas would be beneficial, but is not necessarily essential: computer programming, the Python computer language, Matlab software.

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 2: https://mitre.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/technical-aide-summer_high-school-mclean-7478

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

Juntos Podemos - Friday, April 3rd to Saturday, April 4th

Cost-free weekend to UVA for ANY students interested in exploring STEM at UVA

The program has intentionally been scheduled to coincide with University of Virginia’s Engineering Open House during which students will have the opportunity to tour the School of Engineering and Applied Science and engage with multiple students and professors on grounds. Amongst the lab and campus tours that we currently have planned, we will also be conducting an engineering activity, delivering a panel on how to navigate the financial aid system, hosting a candid student panel, and enjoying several student organization performances such as a capella, improv comedy, and dance groups. Overall, our goal as a chapter is to provide students an immersive college experience and show them the various ways there are to pursue a higher education along with the opportunities that come with it.  Juntos Podemos is completely cost free. Food, transportation, and a place to stay are all provided by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.  The deadline to apply is March 1sthttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjYqprA_X7DCkWvxnVuB3BdHEuodRnivBNinN1l3y9WFw2aA/viewform

 

Pathways to Science

This is a FREE summer residential experience for high school Latinas in Virginia. The purpose of this program funded by the National Science Foundation is to engage with Latinas who are interested in STEM early in their high school career with the goal of encouraging them to pursue a college education and career in STEM.  Our ultimate goal is to increase the number of Latina STEM professionals in VA.  Young women who are chosen for Pathways to Science receive the following benefits:

  • A free, weeklong summer residential camp at Randolph-Macon College, where they engage with other Latinas with a passion for STEM, live in our dorms and learn about life on a college campus. 
  • A $2,500 scholarship to the college of their choice upon completion of the summer program.
  • Field trips to our partner organizations - the Science Museum of Virginia, Maymont, and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as well as businesses in the community to see STEM in action and meet women leaders in STEM careers

We accept applications in English or in Spanish and have experienced translators on staff should Spanish-speaking individuals have further questions.  Proficiency in English is not a requirement of our program. The deadline to apply is Feb. 20: https://pathwaystoscience.com/

 

Delaware State University Hornet Day for DC/MD/VA Students – Friday, Feb. 28

FREE bus transportation from DC and MD is provided!

Hornet Days are designed to give high school seniors the opportunity to see what it’s like to be a student at Delaware State University. Come spend the day with students and visit thought-provoking classes with expert faculty, learn about co-curricular activities, tour our expanding campus and have lunch in the Village Café. Our knowledgeable admissions counselors will be on hand to meet with you about the admissions process, scholarship opportunities and financial aid. There may even be an opportunity for you to be accepted on the spot if you meet all entrance requirements!

For complete details, see:  https://www.desu.edu/admissions/visit-dsu/admissions-events/hornet-days?utm_source=Email_marketing&utm_campaign=Wednesday_October_19_2016&cmp=1&utm_medium=HTMLEmail

 

Global Health and Leadership Conference

April 4-5 @ Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

An annual global health and leadership conference bringing together global health leaders and some of the most exceptional high school students at one of the world’s leading institutions.  Final application deadline is February 15https://glohea.org/

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar (Session 1: May 30-June 4, Session 2: June 6-11, Session 3: June 13-18)

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 U.S.* (Top 25 Public College in the U.S. 2017, Forbes). Your Summer Seminar application will also serve as a preliminary application to the Academy that you will complete before or during your senior year.  You will live in Bancroft Hall, experience life on The Yard and learn from some of our best midshipmen and most esteemed faculty. Fee is $550, some scholarships are available based on financial need. The application is open until March 31https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS.php#fndtn-panel1-Steps-For

 

Inspiring Girls Expeditions - Free Wilderness Science and Mountaineering Program for Adventurous Girls

If you know an adventurous, science-loving teenage Mighty Girl looking for a challenge this year, Inspiring Girls Expeditions is currently accepting applications for their free wilderness expedition science program! This year, the non-profit organization is running eight different expeditions, including ones focused on mountaineering on an Alaskan glacier, rock climbing in the Rocky Mountains, hiking in the Swiss Alps, and sea kayaking in Alaskan fjords. On each trip, a small team of girls will spend up to 12 days exploring and learning through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, ecologists, mountain guides, and artists.  Deadline is January 31.  For more information, see:  https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=22256

 

Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP)

SEAP matches practicing DoD scientists with talented high school students creating a direct mentor-student relationship that provides students with training that is unparalleled at most high schools. SEAP participants receive first-hand research experience and exposure to Department of Defense laboratories. SEAP fosters desire in its participants to pursue further training and careers in STEM.  Eligibility:  Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.  This program is for commuting students only. Students are required to travel to and from the program site daily. In addition, the program does not supply an allowance for housing, meals or travel reimbursement.  The following location is available: Silver Spring, MD U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command – Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Program dates: June 15 – Aug 14, 2020.  Students are required to participate for 8 weeks within this time frame. STEM Expo and Poster Session:  August 14, 2020.  All SEAP students are expected to participate in this event. Eligibility:  Students entering 10th Grade in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade by start date AND at least 16 years of age by start date. Fields of Study: Biomedical Sciences (biology, chemistry, neuroscience, psychology, medical entomology, infectious diseases)

Deadline is February 28https://www.usaeop.com/program/seap/

12/11/2019

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

Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

FHS EVENTS:

 

SAVE THE DATE….JUNIOR COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT

Wednesday, January 15 @ 7:00 pm

Fairfax High School Auditorium

For all students interested in attending a two- or four-year college or university.  More details to come!

 

Edison High School’s 9th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Fair – FHS Field Trip

For:  11th and 12th Grade students who are interested in learning more about HBCUs

Date:  Thursday, January 23, 2020

Time: 10:30 am -1:30 pm

Transportation will be provided.  If students are interested in attending, they must complete the field trip packet and return to the Career Center no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, Jan. 10, 2010.  The field trip packet is available through a student’s Lion Time teacher (to be distributed on Friday, 12/13), in the Career Center, or attached to this email (on the bottom of Ms. Kim’s signature).

For questions, contact: Ms. Maureen Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist: @email or Ms. Tiera Sharpe, School Counselor: @email

  

FCPS Events: 

Healthcare College and Career Fair at Falls Church HS

The Healthcare College and Career Fair, sponsored by the Falls Church Academy HOSA Organization, is open to all Fairfax County Public Schools students. Representatives from medical college programs, the healthcare industry, and military representatives will be on-hand to answer questions about healthcare career futures.

When: Monday, January 27, 2020 from 9am-12pm

Where: Falls Church High School in the Little Gym

Students, please register here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UqTIxv6T2PsXWMXk6aoEGNMR2yqbpujiGRYCSoNZZgE/viewform?edit_requested=true

If you are a sophomore or junior and you are considering taking an Academy course next year, plan to attend an Open House:

Falls Church Academy Open House

Thursday, January 9, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

For a list of the courses the Falls Church Academy offers, see: https://fallschurchacademy.fcps.edu/academics/courses

 

Chantilly Academy Open House

Thursday, January 16, 6:00-8:00 pm

Free spaghetti dinner from 6-6:30 in the cafeteria and a chance to see student demonstrations.  For more information, call 703-222-7460 or visit: 

https://chantillyacademy.fcps.edu/event/chantilly-academy-open-house-snow-date-012320-same-time

 

Fairfax Academy Open House

Tuesday, February 4, 6:30-8:30 pm

For a list of the courses the Fairfax Academy offers, see: https://fairfaxacademy.fcps.edu/

 

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

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

 

Wednesday, February 5 @ 5:00-7:30 pm

Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA 22150

SPANISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE

 

Thursday, February 6 @ 5:30-7:30 pm

Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22309

 

Wednesday, February 12 @ 6:30-8:30 pm

Herndon High School, 700 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170

 

Thursday, February 27 @ 6:30-8:30 pm

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

 

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

● Social security number of student and parents

● If not a US citizen, your permanent resident number

● Date of birth of student and parents

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

● Date you moved to Virginia

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

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

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

● Your 2018 federal tax return

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

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

● Driver’s license number if you have one

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

 

LOCAL COLLEGE EVENTS:

Snapshot of NOVA-Annandale (Campus Tours)

December 16, 6:00-7:00 pm

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

Spots are limited.  RSVP:  tinyurl.com/SnapNOVA

 

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

 

 

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Job Fairs

Dates: December 29 @ 12-4, January 4 @ 12-4, January 7 @ 4-8

Location: Musician’s Lounge at the Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182

To learn more, see:  https://www.nps.gov/wotr/learn/management/jobfairs.htm

 

Wolf Trap Youth Conservation Corps (Paid) Summer Opportunities

Youth Conservation Corps (YCC): An 8 week summer program for 15-18 year olds who can work in two different crews:

Maintenance Crew: work with park maintenance staff on various deferred maintenance projects in grounds, trails, and buildings. (Schedule: Monday – Friday)

Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Crew: work at Theatre-in-the-Woods with box office operations, backstage operations, workshop and performer assistance, patron assistance; also assists with landscaping and painting projects. (Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday)

For more information, see:  https://www.nps.gov/wotr/learn/management/youthemployment.htm

 

American Pools is hiring Lifeguards for the Summer!

If interested, call: 1-877-705-7665, or see guardforlife.com

 

APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATING SENIORS:

Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local #24

The Joint Apprenticeship Committee will be accepting applications for the Apprenticeship.  Starting pay is $16.44/hour plus benefits. Applications will be accepted on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, except holidays, at 9:00 am.  All applicants must apply in person at the Apprenticeship Office, located at 9602 Martin Luther King, Jr Hwy, Suite E, Lanham, MD 20706.  Anyone interested for further information on the Apprenticeship program, please call Jim Hoos, Apprenticeship and Training Director, Monday thru Friday at (301) 498-9162.  See website: http://insulators24.org/apprenticeship.aspx

Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship

Applicants must be 17 years of age by the time of application and have a high school diploma.  Applicants must apply on-line at https://local5training.org/ and the application process is open year round. 

 

Steamfitters Local 602 JATC Application for Apprenticeship

Interested in an exciting career in pipefitting, welding, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration?  Applications accepted in person only at 7552 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield, VA on the following dates and times only:  January 13 @ 8:00–11:00 am, January 15 @ 8:00-11:00 am, or Friday, January 17 @ 8:00-11:00 am. For more information, see:  http://www.steamfitters-602.org/

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

Volunteer Opportunities – Burke Lake Park Holiday Events:

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

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

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

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

 

Wolf Trap Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Theatre-in-the-Woods Volunteer: Assists with box office operations and patron assistance. (Schedule: selected days; Tuesday – Saturday)

Technical Theatre Volunteer Intern: Works directly with the theater specialist at the Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. Possibility of multiple positions depending on scheduling and interest. (Schedule: selected days; Tuesday – Saturday)

For more information, see: https://www.nps.gov/wotr/learn/management/youthemployment.htm

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of January 15, you must turn in your Transcript Request form (green sheet) to Mrs. Scibilia in Room L107 by Dec. 11 in order to avoid a late fee.  

 

SAT & ACT:

The regular registration deadline for the March 14 SAT is Feb. 14.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/

The regular registration deadline for the February 8 ACT is Jan. 10.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/

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

 

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS:

Summer Internships in Biomedical Research for High School Students – National Institutes of Health

The HS-SIP provides an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.  The internships are a minimum of eight weeks.  Eligibility:  High school junior or senior at the time of application, age 17 years or older by June 15, 2020, and US citizens or permanent resident.  Deadline is February 1, 2020.  For complete details, see:  https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/hs-sip

 

Bank of America Student Leaders Internship (Summer 2020)

Since 2004, Student Leaders has been part of our ongoing commitment to youth employment and economic mobility. Preparing a diverse pipeline of community-minded young students with the leadership training they need to be successful in the workforce is vital to our approach to responsible growth and helps to build thriving communities. Through our Student Leaders program we connect more than 300 community-minded high school juniors and seniors from nearly 100 communities to employment, skills development and service. They're awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Habitat for Humanity and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. The Student Leaders Summit focuses on skill building and creating a more civically engaged society. Deadline to apply is January 31.  Please note the application requires one letter of recommendation.  For more information, see:  https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/student-leaders.html?cm_mmc=EBZ-EnterpriseBrand#fbid=QJiw12uSubG

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

7th Annual ED Games Expo at the Kennedy Center

Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 5PM to 8PM

The ED Games Expo is the Department of Education’s annual public showcase and celebration of educational learning games as well as innovative forms of learning technologies for children and students in education and special education. At the Expo, attendees walk around the Terrace Level Galleries at the Kennedy Center to discover and demo more than 140 learning games and technologies, while meeting face-to-face with the developers.  The games and technologies cover a range of topics, such as early learning, science, engineering, making, math, reading, social studies, English learning, social skills and to support students with or at risk for disabilities.   The Expo features an array of cutting-edge technologies for individual students - such as virtual reality, augmented reality, maker tools, and automated tutors - and role-playing and simulations for groups to participate at the same time.  The Expo is free and open to the public but attendees must RSVP online to gain entry. For more information and to RSVP, see: https://ies.ed.gov/sbir/EdGamesExpo.asp

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

2020 High School Diplomats (HSD) Program (July 22-August 2, 2020 at Princeton University, NJ campus)

HSD U.S. is a ten-day FREE program hosted at Princeton University allowing American and Japanese students to live and interact with each other. Forty students from America are paired with roommates from Japan to learn about each other's country, culture, and life as they attend classes, compete in activities, and exchange ideas. Current sophomores and juniors are eligible.  The deadline is January 8 and requires a teacher recommendation. If interested, act quickly.  The application is available at: http://www.highschooldiplomats.com/apply

 

University of Southern California (USC) Bovard Scholars (July 12-August 1, 2020)

Bovard Scholars are high-achieving, resilient and place a high value on education. They show leadership and are ready to take ownership of their academic path to success.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Junior in high school (11th grader) at time of application
  • Currently hold a 4.0 GPA or above
  • Enrolled in Algebra II, Trigonometry or above
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have taken Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate courses, if offered

We offer the program at no cost to students or families.  USC will pay for transportation to and from campus for students coming from outside of Southern California.

Deadline is January 17.  To apply, see:  https://bovardscholars.usc.edu/our-program/how-to-apply/

 

The National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute (June 29 - July 27, 2020)

Every summer, approximately 60 students (ages 15-20) from all over the United States, as well as a number of other countries, meet in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center to attend the National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music Institute (SMI). The program is designed to expose and prepare students for a 21st Century orchestral career. Each student accepted into the program attends tuition-free, which includes housing, lessons, and local transportation.  Deadline is January 20.  For more information, see:  https://education.kennedy-center.org/education/nsoed/smi/

 

University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy (June 28-July 25)

This program introduces the students to the world of health care, including issues of primary care, prevention, public health, career exploration, human growth and development, and areas of practice.  Academically talented high school students who are sophomores and juniors and age 15 at the time of application are eligible to apply.  Cost is $2950.  Only 100 students will be selected.  Deadline is February 19.  For more information, see: http://www.hcsa.pitt.edu/

 

Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive @ Lehigh University (June 28-July 25)

For current sophomores and juniors - Interested in business?  Would you like a culturally diverse summer educational experience?  Learn how to think like an entrepreneur and recognize problems as opportunities.  Expand your leadership potential and global network.  Join a group of emerging leaders from 15+ countries around the world.  Work with a diverse team to solve a real problem facing a company or organization.  Cost is $4250. Limited scholarships and discounts are available.  Deadline is February 19.  For more information, see:  https://global.lehigh.edu/iacocca-institute/high-school

11/17/2019

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

Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

● Social security number of student and parents

● If not a US citizen, your permanent resident number

● Date of birth of student and parents

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

● Date you moved to Virginia

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

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

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

● Your 2018 federal tax return

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

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

● Driver’s license number if you have one

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

 

FHS Event:

US Naval Academy Midshipman Info Session

November 26 @ 1:30pm

Career Center

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

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

 

LOCAL COLLEGE EVENTS:

Snapshot of NOVA-Annandale (Campus Tours)

December 9, 6:00-7:00 pm

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

Spots are limited.  RSVP:  tinyurl.com/SnapNOVA

 

NOVA CTE Program Fair

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

NOVA Annandale Campus

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

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

 

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

Footlocker @ Tysons Corner Hiring Sales Associates

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

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

 

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

Fairfax HS – NOVA Classic Wrestling Tournament:

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

 

City of Fairfax Regional Library

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

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

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

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

 

Volunteer Opportunities – Burke Lake Park Holiday Events:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

SENIORS:

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

 

SAT & ACT:

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

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

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

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

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

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Connections

November 21, 6-8 pm

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

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

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

Snow Date:  December 9

 

NOVA STEM Day

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

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

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

 

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

Saturday, February 1, 2020

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

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

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

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

YES Abroad:  Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad

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

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)

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

Eligibility: 

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

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

 

Pathways to Flight Academies

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

SCHOLARSHIP/AWARD OPPORTUNITY:

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

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

10/31/2019

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

Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

How to Fund Your Post-Secondary Education Workshops

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

Saturday, November 2

South Lakes High School

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

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

1:00-2:00 pm: Scholarship 101

10:00 am – 2:00 pm: FAFSA Completion

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

Spanish and Korean translation will be available.

 

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

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

 

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

South Lakes High School

 

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

Hayfield Secondary School

 

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

Centreville High School

 

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

South County High School

 

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

● Social security number of student and parents

● If not a US citizen, your permanent resident number

● Date of birth of student and parents

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

● Date you moved to Virginia

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

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

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

● Your 2018 federal tax return

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

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

● Driver’s license number if you have one

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

 

Seniors…Need help completing the NOVA or Pathway Application?

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

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

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

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

 

LOCAL COLLEGE EVENTS:

2019 DC National Portfolio Day

Nov. 2 @ 1-5 pm

George Mason University School of Art

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

 

NACAC Performing & Visual Arts Fair

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

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

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS:

JMU Academic Open House

November 9

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

 

NOVA CTE Program Fair:

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

NOVA Annandale Campus

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

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

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

Teriyaki Madness - 10692 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030

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

 

Premier Aquatics is Now Hiring!

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

 

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

Event: Holiday Craft Show

Location: Fairfax High School

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

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

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

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

 

Epsilon Academics: Volunteer Opportunity for High School Students

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

Email: @email

Phone: (703) 868-9973

 

SENIORS:

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

 

SAT & ACT:

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

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

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

 

CAREER PROGRAM:

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

Saturday, November 16

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

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

 

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

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Connections

November 21, 6-8 pm

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

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

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

Snow Date:  December 9

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

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

@ Virginia Commonwealth University

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

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

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

 

Bronfman Youth Fellowships:

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

10/11/2019

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

Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Please plan to attend…

FCPS 2019 College Fair and College Night Programs

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Mount Vernon High School

 

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

Justice High School

 

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

Westfield High School

SPANISH AND KOREAN TRANSLATION AVAILABLE AT THIS LOCATION

 

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

● Social security number of student and parents

● If not a US citizen, your permanent resident number

● Date of birth of student and parents

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

● Date you moved to Virginia

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

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

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

● Your 2018 federal tax return

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

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

● Driver’s license number if you have one

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

 

LOCAL COLLEGE EVENTS:

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

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

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

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

 

SMU Comes to You Program

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

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

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

 

2019 DC National Portfolio Day

Nov. 2 @ 1-5 pm

George Mason University School of Art

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

 

NACAC Performing & Visual Arts Fair

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

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

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS:

Radford University Fall 2019 Open Houses:

Oct. 26

Nov. 16

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

 

William & Mary Fall Focus Days:

Saturday, Nov. 2

Saturday, Nov. 9

Saturday, Nov. 16

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

 

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

Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion

Hiring November – March

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

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

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

 

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

Come help unload a truck full of pumpkins!

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

SENIORS:

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

 

Seniors…Need help completing the NOVA or Pathway Application?

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

Oct. 16, 8 am – 4 pm

Oct. 30, 12-4 pm

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

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

 

SAT & ACT:

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

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

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

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program 2019-2020

For: Girls in Grades 9-12

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

Cost:  FREE! (Registration Required!!)

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

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

Length:  Six week summer or Academic Year

Scholarship:  Fully funded

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

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

 

Road to Success

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

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

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program for Juniors:

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

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

 

FREE NASA OPPORTUNITIES FOR VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

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

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

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

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

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

10/3/2019

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

Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

FHS EVENTS:

Alcanza Field Trip

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

Date:  Wednesday, October 23

Time: 9:30 am-1:00 pm

Location:  George Mason University

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

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

 

ASVAB Testing at FHS

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

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

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

 

FINANCIAL AID NEWS FOR SENIORS:

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

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

 

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

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

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

FCPS 2019 College Fair and College Night Programs

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

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

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

 

2019 DC National Portfolio Day

Nov. 2 @ 1-5 pm

George Mason University School of Art

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

 

NACAC Performing & Visual Arts Fair

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

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

 

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS:

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Pet Lovers Wanted!

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

-Assist with event call-in/Admin/ registration

-Knowledgeable in Social Media, spreadsheets & video downloads

-We will teach you the job

-$10.00 per hour

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

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

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

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

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

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

Political Affairs Internship

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

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

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

 

 Writer Internship

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

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

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

 

 

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

Hayden Village Community Clean-up Day                                                            

SATURDAY Oct. 5, 2019

weather permitting

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.

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

Jeff Adams: @email

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

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

 

Teen Volunteer Information Nights

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

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

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

 

SENIORS:

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

 

Seniors…Need help completing the NOVA or Pathway Application?

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

Oct. 9, 2-4 pm

Oct. 16, 8 am – 4 pm

Oct. 30, 12-4 pm

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

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

 

SAT & ACT:

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

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

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

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

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

Annual High School Career Forum

Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 am – 1 pm

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

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

 

Edu-Futuro’s Fall 2019 Emerging Leaders Program

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

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

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

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

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program for Juniors:

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

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

 

FREE NASA OPPORTUNITIES FOR VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

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

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

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

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

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

9/23/2019

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

Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

FHS EVENTS:

PAYING FOR COLLEGE NIGHT

Thursday, September 26 @ 6:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Alcanza Field Trip

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

Date:  Wednesday, October 23

Time: 9:30 am-1:00 pm

Location:  George Mason University

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

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

 

ASVAB Testing at FHS

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

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

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

 

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

University of Lynchburg Reception

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

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

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

 

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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

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

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

FCPS 2019 College Fair and College Night Programs

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

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

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

 

2019 DC National Portfolio Day

Nov. 2 @ 1-5 pm

George Mason University School of Art

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

 

NACAC Performing & Visual Arts Fair

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

American Pool is Hiring Lifeguards, Pool Managers and Supervisors

Apply at: https://guardforlife.com/

 

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

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

Compensation $10.50 per hour.

No experience necessary, training will be provided.

Minimum age 14.

Anyone under the age of 16 must provide work permit.

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

 

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

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

Compensation $11.00 per hour.

No experience necessary, training will be provided.

Minimum age 14.

Anyone under the age of 16 must provide work permit.

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

 

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

Providence Elementary School PTA Movie Night 2019

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

Date: 10/04/2019 (Fri.)

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Providence Elementary School

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

 

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

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

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

 

Teen Volunteer Information Nights

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

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

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

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

 

SENIORS:

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

 

SAT & ACT:

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

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

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

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

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

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

 

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

 

Beta Nu Boule Young Scholars Program

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

 

Know Your Local Government

Saturday, October 26, 1-4 pm

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

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

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

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

9/14/2019

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

Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

 

COLLEGE VISITS to the FHS CAREER CENTER:

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

FHS EVENTS:

Mock SAT and Mock ACT at Fairfax High School

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

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

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

To register, go to:

www.applerouth.com/signup

SAT code: M359097       ACT code: M359108

The cost is $25.00

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

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

 

PAYING FOR COLLEGE NIGHT

Thursday, September 26 @ 6:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LOCAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Boston University Student Information Session/Reception

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

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

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

 

University of Chicago Information Session

Wednesday, Sept. 18 @ 6:30 pm

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

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

 

University of Lynchburg Reception

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

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

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

 

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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

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

 

LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

FCPS 2019 College Fair and College Night Programs

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

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

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

 

2019 DC National Portfolio Day

Nov. 2 @ 1-5 pm

George Mason University School of Art

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

 

NACAC Performing & Visual Arts Fair

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

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

 

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

Epsilon Academics: Job Opportunity for High School Students

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

Email: @email

Phone: (703) 868-9973

 

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

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

 

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

Teen Volunteer Information Nights

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) Volunteers Needed!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

SENIORS:

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

 

SAT & ACT:

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

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

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

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

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

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

*Mentors will be available to help students with projects. 

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

 

JA Company Program: Starts week of Sept. 16!

Empowering Students. Developing the Workforce of the Future.

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

Participants in the JA Company Program will:

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

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

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

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

Cost: $50.00

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

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 

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

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

 

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

 

Beta Nu Boule Young Scholars Program

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

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

FHS Nomination Required: United States Senate Youth Program

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

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

-Class president, vice president, secretary or treasurer

-Student Council representative

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

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

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

 

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

 

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