Welcome to the Patriot High School College and Career Page

This site provides information and resources relating to college and career planning. Please visit often for updates. Also, stop by the Patriot Career Center for more information regarding college and careers.

College Info:
Four-year College Applicants:

Below are resources to help guide you through the application process for four-year colleges. 
Patriot CEEB Code --471562
Naviance Tip Sheet
       Frequently Asked Questions regarding the application process at Patriot HS
College Application  Checklist
        Recording of Jumpstart College Application Workshop-8/21

Community College Applicants (NOVA) Guide:
The following document is  a  guide for applying to NOVA--  NOVA Guide
NOVA Virtual Info & Major Exploration Presentation

Future College Athletes-- Visit the NCAA website to register and be sure you are on track.
Military Enlistment Information--
For information on joining the US Military visit Today's Military
For the most current contact information regarding recruiters assigned to
Patriot high school, call the numbers below or email Ms. Boddie, Patriot College
and Career Counselor at [email protected]

ARMY 703-361-5811
MARINES 540-428-4367
AIR FORCE 240-602-5736
COAST GUARD 703-490-5021
ARMY NAT'L GUARD 540-810-4723

Naviance Student - College/Career Exploration

The Naviance website allows parents and students to explore and make plans for life after high school. See below for log in information.

Login page
Sign in with Clever (O365 log in )
For detailed instructions, download document below
Naviance Student Log in 2020-2021 db.docx

PWCS Transcript Policy--

Transcript Requests (for College Apps):

  • Click the ‘Colleges’ tab at the top of the page
  •  Select ‘Colleges I’m applying to’, click the ‘+’ sign to the right
  • Answer all questions. Be sure to select the correct application type (i.e. Regular or Early Decision, Rolling, Priority, etc.), which will determine the college/university deadline for all documents to be received. THIS IS THE DATE THAT WE USE IN THE OFFICE FOR SUBMITTING COLLEGE DOCUMENTS.
  • Click ‘Add and Request Transcript’, answer questions, click ‘Request and Finish’
  • If applying via the Common Application, see Common App tip sheet located at the bottom of Home page for instructions on matching accounts. (REQUIRED STEP)
  • Requests for the NCAA Eligibility Center are handled as if it were for a college application. (Just type NCAA)
  • Bring payment to Mrs. Baltimore in Counseling. The first three transcripts are free, all after that are $5 each. You do not need to request mid-year or final transcripts. Transcript requests for scholarships, nominations and the NCAA are also free of charge.
  •  ALLOW 10 BUSINESS DAYS, PRIOR TO YOUR DEADLINE(S), FOR THE PROCESSING OF TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS

Paying for Transcripts--PWCS Online Fee Payments. See the attached for instructions on paying for  transcripts.  Online Payment System (1).pdf

  • First three college applications and accompanying transcripts requested for the school year = No Charge
  • All college applications beyond the first three with all accompanying transcripts = $5 per college application
  • Scholarship and NCAA Clearinghouse transcripts = No Charge
  **Any student who has been granted a fee waiver for the SAT, ACT, or a specific college application may request a transcript fee wavier at the school level. 


Virtual College Tours/Fairs and Information Sessions
 
Click on schools below to virtually tour their campuses.

UVA Information Session
UVA tour
West Virginia Univ
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech

College Planning Resources:

Collegeboard.org
Collegeboard Big Future
College Essay Help Article
ACT.org

Next Step--College Planning resources
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

SCHEV makes higher education public policy recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly in such areas as capital and operating budget planning,enrollment projections, institutional technology needs, and student financial aid.


Career/ Internships/Job Information
Washington DC / Northern Virginia High School Internship Opportunities 2021- https://www.dccollegecounseling.com/washingtondchighschoolinternships

JATC Apprenticeship--Information/ApplicationApplications  

Steamfitters Local 602 JATC Application for Apprenticeship--
Application

Video on Trades and Apprenticeship Opportunities for HS Grads-
https://youtu.be/a7m-ERyiNZc

Lockheed  Martin (Manassas) Offers Employment Opportunities for Graduating Seniors. Click on link below to view a video for more information.
https://vimeo.com/453306443/77acad255c

NOVA SySTEMic Solutions: Virtual Career Resources:

https://www.nvcc.edu/systemic/index.html 

Civil Engineering: Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority:

Careershttps://www.mwaa.com/about/careers 

https://www.mwaa.com/about/summer-intern-program 

American Pool is Hiring --2020_NowHiring_FlashingFlyer.gif;
AmericanPool.pdf

T. B. I. Lawn Care Professionals--[email protected]; 703-455-5296

Construction Jobs--https://virginia.byf.org/

Cyber Security Career Training in Virginia-- Visit the site below to learn more about career training and opportunities in the field of Cyber Security.
https://cyberdegreesedu.org/programs/virginia/

Cyber Security Education Guide:

https://cybersecuritydegrees.org/

Resume Writing Help for High School Students--https://novoresume.com/career-blog/high-school-resume
 
Other Resources for jobs/career information:

College Guide for veterans and active service members

Career Path

Occupational outlook handbook

1500 job descriptions and their likely pay scale

US Dept of Labor
Interactive data base of occupational information

US Small Business Administration
Providing support to small businesses across the nation.