College & Career Center Newsletter | Herndon High School

College & Career Center News

January 20, 2022 / Mrs. Peirce / @email /703-810-2486 / 7:50am – 3:20pm

Schoology Course 2QH2-MXG9-SRBCV

(italicized items are new or updated)


January 26:Scholarship 101/Paying for College Virtual event (geared for 9th – 11th graders/families) – Zoom link below

January 26:FAFSA Workshop for seniors

February 3:ACE Presentation – Apprenticeships, Trades, Certifications

February 7 or 24:College Partnership Program Interest Sessions (9th – 11th graders)



ACE Presentation at HHS – Apprenticeships, Trades and Certifications


NOVA (N. Virginia Community College) Support at Herndon High School



RECORDING of 10/4/21 HHS Financial Aid Night:Presented by Jack Zegeer, Director of Financial Aid, NOVA Loudoun – Click HERE for the recording and enter passcode Bx5?bu!fA PDF of both the English and Spanish presentation are posted on the College Career Center Schoology Course (access code 2QH2-MXG9-SRBCV)

FAFSA – The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens October 1st for seniors to apply for the 2022-23 school year.Got to and .You must create your FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID) prior to completing FAFSA.

Financial Aid Champion at Herndon HS- A Financial Aid Champion is provided by FCPS Partner and non-profit organization College Access Fairfax.

FAFSA Workshops (seniors only) – HHS will host Mrs. Mahieu in the HHS College /Career Center.Student (parent/guardian welcome) Sign up at (Student must be logged into their fcpsschools account to sign up).We can help you complete your FAFSA or answer questions you may have.

In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Mahieu (@email) for virtual assistance!

Documents needed to complete the FAFSA: ENGLISH and SPANISH (student must be logged into fcpsschools account; documents are also posted on Schoology).

Paying for College as an Immigrant Student -You have options.Both documents have been posted to the College/Career Center Schoology Course.

College Access Fairfax Resources -www.collegeaccessfairfax.orgFCPS Partner supporting families in with financial aid/paying for college information and FAFSA assistance.

The recording of the College Access Fairfax presentation specific to seniors is on their website under Virtual Library or directly posted on YouTube. Grades 9-11 can access the presentation for those grade levels here


National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Virtual & In-Person College Fairs

Registration is now open for the NACAC Virtual & In-Person College Fairs! NACAC is offering a limited series of in-person National College Fairs this spring and the closest one will be hosted in Montgomery County, Maryland on April 5 and 6, 2022. Free registration and the full schedule of all in-person and virtual NACAC fairs can be found at:

Virtual College Fair – February 5th 12pm – 3pm.Register by January 30 at .Zoom information will be provided once your registration is submitted.Schools invited include HBCU’s, Christian colleges and universities, and public & private institutions.Additionally, a Virginia 529 representative will be present.

FCPS Virtual College Week Recordings and Slides are posted on theVirtual College Week Google Site .Virtual College Week took place October 18 - 21, 2021 and featured a series of webinars about the college admissions process and how FCPS students and families can better prepare for postsecondary opportunities including gap years, military, and study abroad. Sessions were also offered on considerations for students with disabilities in the college process and information on updated standardized testing.


FCPS College & Career Resources site - created by the FCPS College Success Program, click HERE.The site contains resources on college, financial aid, employment, military, gap year, training & apprenticeships.

Opportunities Guide & Workbook by ECMC -Go HERE for the 2021-2 edition.Free hardcopy booklets are located in the College/Career Center.Stop by to pick one up.


Naviance Student is a comprehensive, web-based resource accessed through FCPS and FCPS Schoology. Naviance Student allows students to get involved in the post-secondary planning process, research colleges, view Scattergrams, sign up for college visits at HHS, research careers, review scholarships, find enrichment programs, and track their service-learning hours.Go to to learn more.


Did you know that you can tie your past PSAT or SAT tests to FREE practice tests on Khan Academy right from your College Board account? Go to to learn more.Once you’ve linked your past tests to Khan Academy’s SAT practice tests, practice tests are tailored to you.

Have you wondered what is the difference between SAT and ACT, and which should I take?Click HERE for a recent article by Road2College.


Military Recruiters visiting HHS during lunches in the Cafeteria have begun.Click HERE for the list of recruiters contacts and their visitation schedule.The flyer is also posted on the College/Career Center Course in Schoology.For more information about the military go to:


GALE Database – Peterson’s Career Prep- The Herndon HS Library offers students access to a database called Peterson’s Career Prep. To use it, go to the Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep and create an account.

Naviance Student-; Click on Careers (top bar) for Explore Careers, Explore Clusters & Pathways, Find Work-Based Learning; Explore Roadtrip Nation Videos

Virginia Education Wizard -

Career One Stop -

Virginia View -

ONet Online -

National Career Clusters Framework -

CAREER EDUCATION (also see “other opportunities” for enrichment programs)

ACE – FCPS Adult & Community Education is an option for graduating seniors to enroll into apprenticeships and job training programs.Go to

Job Corps – Free national career technical training and education program at

NOVA Workforce – Offering in-demand, accelerated training options for new and current professionals at

ASVAB Career Inventory Test -


Employers who contact HHS will be listed here. Flyers sent to the school are also posted on the outside window of the HHS College & Career Center.

(Note:2021 past job postings have been moved the College/Career Center Schoology Course to make room for 2022 postings; many of the listed employers have ongoing employment opportunities)

FYI:Students ages 14 and 15 years old are required by Virginia Law to obtain an Employment Certificate (work permit) before they can start work.Go to to apply.Students will coordinate with the hiring company.

Premier Aquatics – Hiring lifeguards.Will train.For more information,reach out to Premier Aquatics by texting “SUMMER” to 21000.


Naviance Student- access x2VOL (lower right corner) for opportunities and to log your service hours.

Volunteer Fairfax -


Check Naviance Student for new enrichment opportunities vetted by FCPS. Go to the Colleges tab, Research Colleges, Enrichment Programs link and search by category, date, and location.

“Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize a technology tool that has not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform that enrichment opportunity may use before participating.”

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