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Welcome to the College & Career Center!!!

Mrs. Janet Malherek, College and Career Advisor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The St. Charles High School College & Career Center has a wide variety of resources available to assist students as they prepare for their future after high school.  Planning for the future is important!  There are many post-secondary options open to high school graduates.  Some serious thinking and planning will make a student's post-high school transition easier.  It is important for students to organize their thoughts and ideas about their goals and what they need to do to achieve them.  The College & Career Center provides students the opportunity to research information about careers, colleges, universities, technical schools, apprenticeship programs, military service, financial aid and scholarships. Throughout the school year activities and informational programs are planned for students and several evening workshops are scheduled for both parents and students.

 

The College & Career Center is located next to 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 the activity period, during lunch, during the day with a pass from a teacher, or after school with an appointment. 

  

MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION (MHEC)

STATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS & APPLICATIONS

 

SENIORS AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS -  

The State has an extensive array of financial aid programs in the form of grants, scholarships and other awards for students who want to further their education beyond high school.  For more information please click on the following link:  Financial Aid Resources

 

St. Charles High School College & Career Center Information and Resources - Information about the resources available for students in the College & Career Center!!! 

St. Charles High School - School Profile - Information and statistics about St. Charles High School

CONTENTS
Newsletters
Testing
College Information
Military and ASVAB
Grade Level Calendars
Financial Aid
Preparing for Your Future
Scholarships

Summer Opportunities


NEWSLETTERS
September 2018 Newsletter

October 2018 Newsletter

November 2018 Newsletter

December 2018 Newsletter

January 2019 Newsletter

February 2019 Newsletter

 

TESTING INFORMATION

**School Code, CEEB Code, ETS Code - 211067 - This code may be needed for testing, college applications, etc.

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COLLEGE INFORMATION

**School Code, CEEB Code, ETS Code - 211067 - This code may be needed for testing, college applications, etc.


MILITARY and ASVAB

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APPRENTICESHIPS

          An Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a professional craft person or trade professional.  These programs vary in length, pay, and intensity among the various trades.  More information is available at:

          www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/appr

          www.dol.gov/apprenticeship

 

WORKFORCE INFORMATION

Are you looking for a job for the Spring/Summer?  Charles County Parks has positions at various Charles County Park Locations. 
DEADLINE to apply:  February 22, 2019

     JOB SEARCH -

          *Southern Maryland Job Source - Located at 175 Post Office Road, Waldorf, MD (301-645-8712). 

                                                         Office hours:  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily.  www.dllr.state.md.us/county/smd 

          *Maryland Workforce Exchange - https://mwejobs.maryland.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx 

          *www.snagajob.com 

    FEDERAL JOBS and INTERNSHIPS - 

          Students and recent graduates may be eligible for federal internships and job opportunities through the Pathways and other student programs. For more information go to:  www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students/ 

 

GRADE LEVEL CALENDARS

FINANCIAL AID

Need HELP completing the FAFSA???

Financial Aid Representatives at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Financial Assistance Department are available to assist you.

Please contact them at 301-934-7531 or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

For more information and resources, you may also visit the CSM Financial Assistance Website at www.csmd.edu/costs-aid!!!

  • Federal Student Aid - An office of the U.S. Department of Education that provides information about Federal Student Aid  
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - Directions on how to complete the FAFSA.  The FAFSA is available to complete starting October 1st of your SENIOR year.
  • What Will You Need to Complete the FAFSA - A list of the items you will need to complete the FAFSA.
  • Creating and Using Your FSA ID - What is an FSA ID and why do you need one?  This link will provide answers to your questions about the FSA ID. 
  • Federal Student Aid Resources - Electronic versions of publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help families prepare and pay for college or career school.  
  • Financial Aid Night Presentation - Students who were unable to attend Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, October 2 at St. Charles High School, can view the Financial Aid presentation on this link. 
  • FAFSA on the Web Worksheet - Use this worksheet to preview questions that you may be asked when completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at fafsa.gov.  You must complete and submit the FAFSA to apply for federal student aid and for most state and college aid.  FAFSA is available to complete starting OCTOBER 1ST of your SENIOR year.
  • Tuition Waiver for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth - The Maryland Tuition Waiver for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth is available to unaccompanied homeless youth who are planning to earn an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or vocational certificate at a Maryland Public institution of higher education.  Please click on the link for more information. 
  • Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Recipients - The Maryland Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Recipients is available to foster care youth who are planning to earn an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or vocational certificate at a Maryland Public institution of higher education.  Please click on the link for more information. 
  • Financial Aid Award Letters Comparison - This is a chart from College Board where you can do a side-by-side comparison of the Financial Aid Award letters you receive in the financial aid packages from your schools.    
  • Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant - The Educational Assistance Grant (EAG) is a need-based program. The Annual award amounts range from $400 to $3,000 and are determined by student need.  This link will will provide you with more information to find out if you are eligible for the Educational Assistance Grant. 
  • Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant - The Guaranteed Access Grant (GAG) is a need-based program.  The maximum award amount a student may receive is $18,600.  This link will provide you with more information to find out if you are eligible for the Guaranteed Access Grant.   

 

PREPARING FOR YOUR FUTURE

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Scholarship List for FEBRUARY - Information is also in the February Career Center Newsletter that can be accessed above.  Scholarship applications can be accessed by clicking on the links provided with the scholarship information.  If a scholarship indicates that the application is available in the Career Center, students can pick up a hard copy of the scholarship information and application in the Career Center or see if it is listed below. 

          *CHARLES COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP FUND APPLICATION - AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE!!!  Deadline:  March 1, 2019 - The Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides scholarship opportunities to Charles County high school seniors.  There are several organizations in the county that sponsor scholarships to help students pay for their post-secondary education.     

  • Below are Scholarship Applications for those scholarships that are listed on the Scholarship List above but do not have internet links to the application.  Criteria for the scholarship can be found on the Scholarship List above or by clicking the link(s) below:
          *MAESP - Dr. Kenneth Mann Scholarship - Deadline:  February 15, 2019 - For SENIORS planning to pursue a degree in elementary education at a college in Maryland. 
          *Dr. Elvear B. Johnson, PhD Scholarship - Deadline:  March 1, 2019 - For SENIORS, sponsored by Tri-County Maryland Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
         *Charles County Arts Alliance Scholarship - Deadline:  March 8, 2019 -  For SENIORS planning to pursue a degree in an arts program (performing, visual, or literary). 
          *RNSTAT Nursing Scholarship Program Information and Application - Deadline:  March 28, 2019 - For SENIORS interested in pursuing a degree in nursing at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM).  The RNSTAT Program is a scholarship AND mentoring program that University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (UMCRMC) provides to candidates interested in a nursing career and have been accepted in the College of Southern Maryland.
          *Betty T. Wooten Nursing Scholarship - Deadline:  March 31, 2019 - For SENIORS interested in pursuing a degree in nursing.
          *Charlotte Hall Scholarship - Deadline:  March 31, 2019 - For SENIORS planning to attend college.  SCHOLARSHIP CAN BE TYPED - CLICK LINK TO COMPLETE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.  When you complete the scholarship application online, be sure to save it to YOUR computer.   
          *Blacks In Government (BIG) Coast Guard Chapter Scholarship - Deadline:  March 31, 2019 - Two scholarship categories: General Scholarship OR Engineering Scholarship.  For ANY SENIORS who are planning to pursue a degree in ANY FIELD OF STUDY or a degree in an ENGINEERING FIELD OF STUDY.  SCHOLARSHIP CAN BE TYPED - CLICK LINK TO COMPLETE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.  When you complete the scholarship application, be sure to save it to YOUR computer.
          *Miss Utility/District One Call Scholarship - Deadline:  April 5, 2019 - For SENIORS planning to attend a two-year or four-year college, university, or technical school. - Scholarship application can be completed and submitted online. 
          *National Pan-Hellenic Council of Sourthern Maryland Scholarship - Deadline:  April 6, 2019  FOR SENIORS - SCHOLARSHIP MUST BE TYPED - CLICK LINK TO COMPLETE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.  When you complete the scholarship application, be sure to save it to YOUR computer. 
          *Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Deadline:  April 15, 2019  SCHOLARSHIP MUST BE TYPED - CLICK LINK TO COMPLETE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.  When you complete the scholarship application, be sure to save it to YOUR computer.
  • College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Scholarship Finder - Seniors who are planning to attend the CSM after they graduate are encouraged to use the CSM Scholarship Finder link to find scholarships.
  • Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship - The Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship Program will become available to applicants beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.  The Promise Scholarship creates opportunites for students to attend one of Maryland's public community colleges by providing tuition assistance for any student eligible for in-state tuition.  Click the link and you will find out more information from MHEC (Maryland Higher Education Commission) about this scholarship including:  How to Apply, Eligibility Criteria, Award Amount, Renewing an Award, and Service Obligation Requirements.    

   

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer opportunities are a very important part of your RESUME, COLLEGE APPLICATIONS, and JOB APPLICATIONS!!! 

Make sure you take advantage of getting involved and volunteering.  Colleges and businesses are looking for well-rounded individuals who are MAKING A DIFFERENCE!!! 

List of Volunteer Opportunities - Here is a list of some of the many opportunities available for students to volunteer within Charles County!

Charles County Sheriff's Office TEEN COURT - Information and dates for students interested in participating in the Charles County Sheriff's Office Teen Court Program.  *FALL of 2018 dates now available!!!

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

My Summer Advisor - Search for programs for Middle, High School and Beyond!!!  Use the Academic Programs tab to search for all types of summer programs.  Travel Abroad Programs includes every continent, except Antarctica, with community service, language acquisition and more.  There are over thirty options for sports camps based on college campuses.  Use the Careers Tab to learn more about how to prepare for all kinds of careers.

 

 

  

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