TJHSST College and Career Center Newsletter

Fall 2019 Edition

By Samantha Wolf
College and Career Center
September 09, 2019

The information provided below is for your information and review. Scholarships and enrichment programs offered by organizations other than FCPS are neither sponsored nor endorsed by FCPS, the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent or TJHSST. Students and parents should carefully review all application requirements.  Parents/Guardians need to confirm the details, accuracy and relevance of any program chosen for their student.  This document contains links to one or more web pages that are outside the FCPS network.  Neither FCPS nor TJHSST controls the content or relevancy of these outside pages.

Welcome from the TJHSST College and Career Center

The College and Career Center (CCC) in Student Services is a resource center for students in support of counseling goals and programs from ninth grade through twelfth grade.  These goals and programs align with our Portrait of a Graduate profile that prioritizes the development of skills that will empower students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in their post secondary plans. 

This newsletter will be published bi-weekly to update students and our TJHSST community about College and Career Center programs and events as well as updates on local events and opportunities.  This newsletter will not be all-inclusive and students are reminded that the most comprehensive and up to date information can be found through Naviance Student.

Questions?  Contact Ms. Wolf in the CCC.  

COLLEGE VISITS TO THE CCC

Every fall, college representatives visit TJHSST during lunch and 8th period activity blocks to give students an overview of their programs and application process.  These are wonderful opportunities for upperclassmen students to explore different colleges, speak directly with the representative, and understand if the school may be a good fit for them.  

Junior and Senior students must sign up to attend these visits in Naviance Student where the full list of visits is updated daily.  These visits are for students only.  Our September roster of visits include:

William and Mary University

University of Chicago

University of Richmond

Carnegie Mellon University

James Madison University

MIT

COLLEGE VISITS LOCALLY AND COLLEGE FAIRS

We don’t have time for all colleges to visit TJHSST; however, we are fortunate that the Northern Virginia area has a wealth of events where college representatives are available to students and parents.  Some events do require prior registration so please read the details carefully.

Upcoming events:

Loudoun County Public Schools College Fair

Sunday, September 22, 2019 | Stone Bridge High School |Ashburn

Registration recommended.

Prince William County Schools to hold college fairs 

Monday, September 23, 2019 and Tuesday, October 22, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF LYNCHBURG RECEPTION 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 7pm | Vienna  

Registration required.  

Arlington Public Schools College Fair

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | Washington-Liberty High School | Arlington

Registration recommended.

FCPS College Fair at Fair Oaks Mall and College Night at Hayfield Secondary School

Sunday, October 20, 2019 and Monday, October 21, 2019

Registration recommended.

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form completion is your first step to apply for financial aid for college.  The form opens on October 1, 2019. For many colleges to which TJHSST students apply,  the CSS Profile from the College Board will also be required to determine eligibility for institutional financial aid. 

College Access Fairfax holds workshops at high schools around Fairfax County to guide you through both these forms and processes.  Registration is recommended so they have enough staff at the workshop particularly if you are attending a FAFSA completion event where you can get individual help in completing the form.  Spanish and Korean translation is offered at some workshops.  

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The updated list can be found in Naviance Student.  Below are some recent updates:

The Gates Scholarship | Deadline September 15, 2019

 Golden Door Scholarship | Deadline September 16, 2019

QuestBridge National College Match | Deadline September 26, 2019 

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship |Deadline October 31, 2019

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The updated list can be found in Naviance Student.  Below are some recent updates:

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) | Application Deadline November 1, 2019

Virginia Space Coast Scholars | Application Deadline November 11, 2019

High School Diplomats | Deadline January 8, 2020

High School Diplomats (HSD) is a scholarship program that brings together high school students from the United States and Japan each summer. HSD U.S. provides the opportunity for American and Japanese students to meet at Princeton University for ten days of cultural exchange. All rising sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for the program.

** TJHSST students who participated in High School Diplomats will be holding an interest meeting in the CCC during JLC on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 12:45pm.  Come hear about their experience!

PARENT/GUARDIAN WORKSHOPS

Most workshops are held at the Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services. Registration is required.  

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION OPTIONS: PARENT COFFEE & CONFERENCE

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 10 a.m.

FROM CHAOS TO CALM: 10 WAYS TO STOP POWER STRUGGLES

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 10 a.m. 

MASTERING THE PROCESS OF SCHOOL: HELPING STUDENTS BUILD STUDY AND ORGANIZATION SKILLS

Friday, October 11, 2019 | 10.a.m.

KNOWING THE SIGNS: SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND TODAY’S YOUTH

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 10 a.m.