Mrs. Grow – College & Career Advisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.301-753-1759 ext. 159209 Follow me on Twitter @NPHS_CCC

 Please be advised I will retire July 1, 2020. The NPHS College and Career Center Advisor will be Ms. Christina Jones, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Ms. Jones is looking forward to continuing the services of the Career Center starting August 24, 2020. Thank you all for the opportunity to work with you, the students and the broad spectrum of institutions and organizations influencing our students' today and tomorrow.  Thank you!

 

UPDATES

 

 

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program has been suspended indefinitely. At this time there is no rescheduling. When I receive further word, you will be informed. Test study and practice at: www.asvabprogram.com, and http://www.march2success.com www.4test.com, www.math.com, http://INEEDaPencil.ck12.org www.asvabtutor.com

*Seniors or juniors interested in the military, but are not sure about how to proceed because of the uncertainty we are currently facing, can contact the recruiters. They are continuing recruiting activities digitally. 

MHEC - Important Update for the Guaranteed Access Grant Program

The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) within the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), would like to inform you that due to the extended closure of all Maryland schools, the deadline date for the 2020-2021 Guaranteed Access (GAG) Grant program has been extended to June 1, 2020.

MHEC is in the process of notifying all potentially eligible GA Grant recipients that the deadline has been extended. The new deadline of June 1, 2020, will also be updated on our website and on the applicants’ To-Do List in the Maryland College Aid Processing System (MDCAPS) in the coming days.

Effective immediately, MHEC will accept documentation for the GA Grant program by email or mail. All required documentation must be submitted by June 1, 2020:

                        By Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

                                                   Or

                        By Mail:   Maryland Higher Education Commission

                                         Ground Floor Suite

                                         Office of Student Financial Assistance

                                         6 N. Liberty Street, Ground Suite

                                         Baltimore, MD  21201

Finally, please note the deadline for students to submit documentation for the Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship program will remain June 15, 2020.

For more information, pertaining to the GA Grant, Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship Program, and other state scholarships and grants available to Maryland students, please visit www.mhec.maryland.gov and click on State Scholarships and Grants under Quick Links.

 

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Some colleges are relaxing their admission requirements, such as no application fee, accepting unofficial transcripts, and extending their application deadline. Make sure you check each college website for these changes. 

 

Mid-Atlantic Independent Schools’ Spring 2020 College Fairs – List of Colleges

Many college websites now provide students with the opportunity for virtual tours, open houses, and Zoom meetings with faculty and students.

https://files.constantcontact.com/c86a8628001/862a49f8-8675-4129-92ce-37ec63554d82.pdf

 

Bullseye

An online panel series featuring current students and alumni from 13 top colleges in the U.S. for free! learn about schools while staying at home and while in-person campus visits aren’t possible. The link to the panel series is here:

http://joinbullseye.com/college-panels?utm_bmcr_source=cc
The panel series will include a presentation about the school from our panelists, followed by a live Q&A session where students can submit questions.

 

COLLEGE BOARD – SAT and General Updates

The College Board website contains Free Resources to assist students with preparing for the SAT Test, finding information about colleges, comparing colleges, a career finder tool, and much more.        

 

General College Board Updates – https://pages.collegeboard.org/collegeboard-covid-19-updates

ACT UPDATES

ACT is offering digital learning and workforce resources to assist students, teachers, schools and workers impacted by COVID-19. The following topics are on act.org and click on COVID-19 updates.

  • Educational Resources During COVID-19
  • Interactive Career Pathway Data
  • How to Go on a Virtual College Visit

Included in this are some free Online ACT Test Prep classes:

There are several more resources that ACT is offering for free that are normally paid resources. Please check out the link above for more information.

 

SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Charles County Government Summer Internships for high school juniors and seniors who wish to gain work experience and learn about local government. The 12 week paid internships will be available in a variety of Charles County Departments.

The internship programs run June 8th - August 14th with some flexibility dependent upon the hiring department. Summer interns will work up to 28 hours per week, at $11.11 per hour. The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 3rd. Application are being accepted online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/charlescountymd/promotionaljobs

This is a great opportunity to show students how government works whether it be learning about water treatment to seeing the Court or Library system up close to helping design a video with CCGTV.

The 2020 Summer Internship program is subject to change and/or cancellation based on necessary budget adoption and extended COVID-19 pandemic response measures. All applicants will be notified of any changes or cancellations.

 

*CHECK THE CAREER CENTER APRIL 2020 NEWSLETTER FOR MORE UPDATES AND INFORMATION*

"The Future Belongs To Those Who Prepare For It Today"


The North Point High School College & Career Center is the main source of information on the college process and career planning. Students can research information about careers, colleges, universities, technical schools, apprenticeship programs, military service, volunteer and/or job opportunities, financial aid and scholarships. Throughout the school year activities and informational programs are planned for students and several evening workshops are scheduled for parents.

 

The College & Career Center is located in the School Counseling Office. Students are free to visit the Career Center to take advantage of all the resources it has to offer, in the morning before classes start, during lunch, or after school with an appointment. Visits during class time require a pass from a teacher.

 

The College & Career Center Monthly Newsletter is published monthly with important information on upcoming events, colleges, careers, and scholarship opportunities. 

Helpful College Links

www.collegboard.com  www.way2gomaryland.org
www.actstudent.org  http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
www.mhec.state.md.us/ http://studentaid.ed.gov/
www.careercruising.com http://www.fastweb.com
http://www.blackstudent.com http://www.blackexcel.org/200-scholarship.html
http://www.schoolsoup.com http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/majors/
http://www.collegeweeklive.com http://www.college.gov
www.thurgoodmarshallcollegefund.org www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

http://thinkcollege.net  

www.commonapp.org

CEEB School Code 211061 

CCPS Counseling Department - College Planning - http://www.ccboe.com/departments/counseling/index.php

SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT - October 10 PTSO Meeting

COLLEGE 101 - January 9, 2019 - PTSO Presentation - Steps for underclassmen to prepare for post-secondary plans

NCAA Information

Class of 2021 Post-Secondary Plans - Things you should be doing now to alleviate stress your senior year!
 

College Information

 

Financial Aid

 

 Documents

Grade Level Reminders

Military and ASVAB

 

List of Scholarships

Student Resource Guide: Scholarships, Internships, Fellowships, and Other Oppportunities 

 

Newsletters

September 2019

October 2019

November 2019

December 2019

January 2020

February 2020

March 2020

April 2020

May/June 2020

Summer Opportunities - There are many programs in the "Summer Opportunity" notebook for students to view in the Career Center.

  • Summer Internships USAJOBS posts summer internship positions frequently for students, under “Explore Hiring Paths” click on “Students and recent graduates” 
  • Top Summer Program for High School Students A list of summer programs for high school students.  A number of the programs are offered for free or relatively low costs.