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Access Naviance Family Connection, our interactive college counseling website.

The SJCP college counseling office is committed to providing our families with the most comprehensive college planning available. One of the main goals of our office is to encourage students to prepare early for their college plans after high school. Counselors work closely with students in determining college choice; considering their academic, personal, vocational, social and financial needs. The Counselors also provide the students and parents with many resources, and serve as the liaison to college admission officers.

Counselors meet with each class each school year on a variety of topics and individually with students to review their four-year plans. However, formal introduction to the college search, selection and application process begins in the spring of the junior year. At this time, students and parents meet individually with the college counselor to develop a personal plan for securing acceptable college placements. These sessions include a review of the student's academic history and interpretation of test scores.

If you have any questions regarding the College Planning Process, please contact the School Counseling Office.

New College Guaranteed Admission and Scholarships Program

The College Counseling Office is excited to announce our new program that offers guaranteed admission and scholarships to SJCP students.  These colleges have long been wonderful friends to SJCP throughout the admissions process and now it is official!  Stay tuned as we continue to expand this program.

Hood College
Mount St. Mary's University
Neumann University
Saint Vincent College
St. Bonaventure University
Wilson College

College Counseling Goals

  1. To educate the SJCP community, including parents, faculty, staff, and administration, about the college counseling process
  2. To counsel students and help them find schools that are a good ‘fit’ or match
  3. To ensure that our students present themselves well as college admissions candidates
  4. To organize and provide information to colleges, including transcripts and letters of recommendation
  5. To stay informed on trends into the college admission process by attending conferences and visiting colleges
  6. To continue to augment SJCP reputation by organizing workshops, participating in professional organizations such as NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) and PCACAC (Potomac & Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling), and networking with college admission professionals.

Information & Links

College Planning Presentation

College Scholarships

Search the available scholarships on the Scholarship tab in Family Connection, our interactive college counseling web site.

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Career Exploration

Not sure of which subject to major in at college? Are you wondering what job a specific major prepares you for? Would you like to know more about certain occupations and what the employment opportunities will be after college?

Take an interest survey.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

CSS Profile (an additional financial aid form used by some private colleges & universities)

Student Aid or Financial Aid (general financial aid information)

Financial aid calculators, estimation of expected family contribution (EFC)

Federal Government's Financial Aid Forcaster

Understanding financial aid letters

Scholarships , , or

Community Foundation of Frederick County

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Career Planning

Career Planning


Know yourself. What are your interests, passions, abilities, and work values?

Explore your options and choose a career direction based on those answers.

Make plans and take action to accomplish your goals.

We encourage all students to check out the web site and take a 15 minute on-line test to discover yourself: your strengths, personality, values, and interests. This assessment is a derivative of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test and will provide personality descriptions along with suggested career paths. We ask that students print out their results and bring a copy to the Guidance Office. Thank you!



Teen's Guide to College And Career Planning: Your High School Roadmap for College & Career Success (Teen's Guide to College and Career Planning) ~ Peterson's
The Parent's Practical Guide to College and Careers, How to Help, Not Hover ~ Barbara Cooke
Learn How to Achieve College Success...In 20 Hours or Less ~ Raymond Gerson, Ronald A. Ortman , Scott Anderson


Free Online Career Planning:

Bureau of Labor and Statistics:

The Career Guide to Industries - provides information on the nature of each industry:

The Occupational Outlook Handbook - provides information on earnings, education needs, expected job prospects, job responsibilities, training prospects, & working conditions of a wide range of occupations:

Internet Resources for General Planning

ACTs World-of-Work
America’s Career Info
Campus Career Center
Career One
O*Net OnLine

Internet Resources for Specific Careers

Association for Career and Technical
Explore Health
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special

Internet Resources for Music Careers

American Federation of Musicians ~

Site offers a searchable database of music programs by U.S. state and country. There are links to financial aid and booking agents, as well as articles on music technology, etc.

National Association for Music Education ~

Site provides a searchable music school directory and information on accreditation, choosing a school, financial aid, and more.

National Association of Schools of Music ~

Site provides a searchable music school directory and information on accreditation, choosing a school, financial aid, and more.

Leadership Opportunities

Careers in Medicine

A National Youth Leadership Forum is now accepting nominations. The deadline to let Ms. Campbell or Mr. Whedbee know you want to be nominated is September 23, 2013. To learn more about this leadership opportunity visit

Yale seeks young global leaders for high school summer program

Yale University is now accepting applications for the Yale Young Global Scholars Program, which will bring together talented rising high school juniors and seniors from the United States and around the world to live and study at Yale for two weeks in the summer of 2014.

Now in its 13th year, the Yale Young Global Scholars Program features intensive undergraduate-level coursework and interaction with renowned Yale faculty and practitioners in the fields of history, political science, law, economics, international affairs, public health, and environmental science.

The application for summer 2014 is now available online, and applications are due Feb. 20. Admission to the program is very selective, and need-based financial aid is available to students who qualify.

For further information and application details, visit the program website at

Internships & Events

The University of Oklahoma Sooner Discovery Program

The Sooner Discovery program is a unique and fulfilling experience, and it is intended for high achieving high school sophomores and juniors who are motivated by challenging experiences.

In this program your students will live on campus in the Honors College residence hall for four weeks from June 10, 2018 to July 6, 2018, earn five college credit hours, experience life at OU, and see what it is like to be a Sooner for the summer!

The five credit hours include one general education course and a Sooner Discovery specific course, Introduction to the Academic Discovery, which helps guide students through the college application and admissions process, and establishes skills for success in college.

Outside of class, the Sooner Discovery staff plans fun events to give your students a study break! Weeknight programming on campus and Saturday trips to Oklahoma City and Tulsa showcase the best that OU and Oklahoma have to offer outside of the classroom.

The application is now open and available online! To view the step-by-step application process, click here. Space is limited, so your students should apply early to ensure their application has the best chance to be selected. If you have any questions throughout the process, call us at (405) 550-3659 or email us at

Army Summer STEM Apprenticeships

The Army educational outreach program is now accepting applications for their summer STEM apprenticeships for high school students. There are three to choice from: Research & Engineering, Science & Engineering, and a high school apprenticeship which would pair the student up with a university research program.  For more information please visit

Army Educational Outreach Program’s (AEOP) Apprenticeships

The Army Educational Outreach Program’s (AEOP) apprenticeships are an excellent way to learn about STEM research in a university or Department of Defense laboratory. There are 3 summer STEM opportunities now available for high school students.

REAP offers high school students a research experience in a university lab. Visit the link below to apply.
HSAP offers students who will be rising high school juniors and seniors during the summer of the internship a research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army Research Office. Visit the link below to apply.
SEAP is a high school program that matches students with scientists in a Department of Defense Lab. Visit the link below to apply.
Student applications close on February 28, 2018.

Pamela Hampton,
Jody Fortin,
Renie O’Mara,
Jennifer Ardouin,

Cornell University Summer College

Cornell University Summer College is now accepting applications for their summer programs which include classes in many interesting subject matter. For more information about Cornell Summer College please visit

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute Summer Internship

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is now accepting applications for summer internship. If you are interested in a dynamic and challenging real-world experience learning form student development professionals in the realms of event planning, leadership, communications, civic engagement and more than you should apply.





Looking for the perfect summer internship in 2018? Want a dynamic and challenging real-world experience learning from student development professionals in the realms of event planning, leadership, communications, civic engagement, and more? You are our top choice!

What are the details?

  • A summer internship experience, 10-12 weeks in duration
  • Receive college credit and learn invaluable skills in your field of study and interest
  • Contribute real impact within a team of change-makers
  • Make lasting connections with peers and network with Reagan Foundation Executives
  • If you have questions about the internship experience, please contact us at


University of Alabama Summer on Campus

The University of Alabama Summer on Campus program is now accepting applications for their summer terms. To learn more about programs offered visit

George Washington University Pre-College

The George Washington University is offering a Pre-College program this summer for high school students. To learn more about what programs are being offered visit

Miami University

Miami University is now accepting applications for their Summer Scholars Program for raising juniors and seniors. Students will study programs of their choice as well as getting an insider’s look at the college application process, with structured workshops focused on application essay writing, an introduction to financial aid an scholarships and sessions on developing leadership skills. Applications are due by May 1, 2018. For more information on this program visit

Catholic University Summer Business Institute

Catholic University is accepting applications to their Summer Business Institute now! This is a week long summer program at the Busch School for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in business, leadership and entrepreneurship. Throughout the week, participants are immersed in these subjects through the lens of Catholic social teaching.

High school students from all over the country interested in business will have the opportunity to dive hands on into business and leadership principles, competitions, and excursions. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own product and pitch their idea to a panel of ‘Catholic U investors”, learning the fundamentals of business while experiencing a taste of college life in Washington, DC.

SBI is an all inclusive week-long experience for only $300. Scholarships to the program are available and awarded. Application s are due by May 1, 2018.

For more information visit or email

McDaniel Summer Science Academy

Spend a week (or more!) on McDaniel campus this summer actively exploring one of these hot science topics AND receive a GUARANTEED $40,000 SCHOLARSHIP to McDaniel if they are admitted and enroll at McDaniel?

2018 Summer Science Academy Courses include:

  • Forensic Science
  • Marine Science
  • "Real World" Physical Science
  • Zombie Science
  • NEW! Environmental Science
  • NEW! Pre-health Science for those interested in careers in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, fitness, and sports training.

For camp descriptions, available dates, and to apply, visit Applications are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis, but students are encouraged to apply before April 15, 2018.

Contact with any questions.

Frederick Community College Open House

Frederick Community College will be hosting an open house this Saturday, April 7 from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Student Center.

·         Explore 85+ degree and certificate programs

·         Discover resources and support services

·         Tour campus

·         Learn about the dual enrollment program for high school students

·         Learn how to pay for college

·         Discover career and transfer resources

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) office will be hosting a Military Academy Information Night at Clarksburg High School on Thursday, April 12.  They will have representatives from each U.S. Service Academy on hand to answer prospective applicant’s questions on academy life and the application process.

You must RSVP to attend. You can RSVP via e-mail at, by phone at (301) 926-0300, and online at the following link: stop by the counseling office for more information.