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CEEB Code: 052358 PVPUSD

College & Career Center

PVHS College & Career Center logoRoom: 318

Mrs. Joanne Lewis
Director, College & Career Center
310-378-8471 Ext. 618
lewisja@pvpusd.net

Mrs. Teresa Hoffman
Scholarship & Financial Aid Coordinator
310-378-8471 Ext. 347
hoffmant@pvpusd.net

 

The Mission of the Palos Verdes High School College and Career Center (CCC) is to provide our Sea King community with a wide variety of information and resources for college and career planning. Our goal is to meet the information and planning needs for our students as they move toward graduation and beyond. In collaboration with the academic counselors, the CCC works to ensure a comprehensive college going culture for all PVHS students and provides a full range of college admission information and activities including the following:

RESOURCES

The CCC provides a comfortable environment where students can come to obtain information on two and four-year colleges and universities, standardized tests and test preparation and application procedures.  Students are also welcome to attend college information sessions hosted by more than 175 college representatives visiting the PVHS CCC every Fall!  The Center also has material on community based and national scholarships, financial aid information, as well as tools for investigating careers and/or college major planning. Students and parents are encouraged to take a look at any of the hundreds of current reference books in the CCC library! Students are welcome to stop by the CCC during lunch or after school to utilize the resources or may schedule an appointment should they have more than just a quick question or require additional assistance.

EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS

The CCC hosts free events for students/parents throughout the year such as the Class of 2019 Senior College Knowledge Night, an Out of State College Fair, College Wednesday Workshop Series, Career Exploration Presentations and a College Entrance Exam Information Night to name just a few. There are also workshops on essay writing, the UC Application and Financial Aid information and application assistance.

WEB PAGE ON PVHS WEBSITE

Our webpage posts upcoming college visits, reminder checklists for students and families, and a calendar of CCC events: CCC News.

OTHER USEFUL WEB SITES

Undergraduate admissions for University of California, all campuses
ADMISSIONS.UNIVERSITYOFCALIFORNIA.EDU/

University of California financial aid info
ADMISSION.UNIVERSITYOFCALIFORNIA.EDU/PAYING-FOR-UC/INDEX.HTML

Information on SAT, AP, PSAT
WWW.COLLEGEBOARD.ORG

 Information on ACT
WWW.ACT.ORG

List of Schools not requiring SAT Reasoning, ACT or SAT Subject tests
WWW.FAIRTEST.ORG

Common Application
WWW.COMMONAPP.ORG

Out of State colleges and universities offering reduced tuition to CA residents
HTTP://WUE.WICHE.EDU

NCAA Guide for College-Bound Athlete
HTTPS://WEB3.NCAA.ORG/ECWR3/

 

Naviance Student is a comprehensive college and career readiness resource that helps students and their families align strengths and interests to post-secondary goals. Naviance Student allows individuals to:

 

  • Discover individual strengths and learning styles
  • Take career assessments and explore careers
  • Get involved in the college planning and advising process – build a resume, complete on-line surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
  • Plan for post-secondary success—Set short and long term goals and complete tasks related to career and college planning
  • Research colleges – Utilize college search engines to create a customized list of schools for you to consider
  • Sign up for college visits – Find out which colleges are visiting our school and sign up to attend those sessions
  • Request teacher recommendations for colleges
  • View submission status of application materials/track application documents
 
Naviance Student will be used by all enrolled students at PVHS with each grade level using the resource in different, but interconnected ways. Students and their families are encouraged to explore Naviance Student to inform and enrich their high school experience. Be sure to also review the College Planning timeline to learn more about how Naviance Student will be used each grade level. Watch this video for an overview of this excellent resource.
 
NOTE: Student's login credentials differ from that of their parents and/or legal guardians. Parents and/or guardians have view-only access. Parents do not have the full functionality that is available under the student's account. Parents and/or legal guardians will not be able to "match" their student's Common Application account with the Naviance Student account from the parent's login credentials. Parents/legal guardians will also be unable to add schools to the "Colleges I am applying to" list under their login credentials.