Career/College Information - CEEB Code: 470402
Student Services offers a variety of programs and resources for both students and parents to assist in career and college planning. Students are encouraged to engage in activities and classes that support their exploration of potential career options.
Career and college advising should begin with the student’s counselor. The Career Center Specialist is available to offer additional support and information as needed.
All FCPS students are provided with a Family Connection account through Blackboard/FCPS 24-7 that can be used to research college options. Students can enter personalized information on their post-secondary plans, career options and create a list of colleges in which they are interested. Family Connection also maintains records of past college application results for Chantilly students, allowing current students to get an idea of the types of grades and test scores needed for admission.
How Students Access Family Connection:
- Log onto your Blackboard/FCPS 24-7 Account at http://fcps.blackboard.com
- Click on “Family Connection” Icon (typically on left-side of screen)
- Start Planning
Parents also have access to Family Connection once they register for the Parent View of their Student’s Blackboard account. Parents may register for a Parent View account at http://fcps.blackboard.com and log-in using the following information: Username: parentreg, Password: newuser. Once this process is completed, there will be directions to finalize the registration.
College Funding 101 (Financial Aid Workshop Presentation from December 2011 at Westfield HS)
FCPS Career Connections
Fairfax County Public Schools offers a comprehensive list of career and college planning for students and parents.
FCPS College Success Program/College Partnership Program
Chantilly High School offers the College Partnership Program (CPP) to allow students the opportunity to have additional support to ensure their success in high school and planning for college. Members meet monthly and discuss a variety of topics, such as goal setting, career planning, paying for college, etc.
Allows for exploration of colleges, careers and financial aid
Virginia Education Wizard
Assists with career choices, college selection and transfer information, paying for college and additional related information
CTE Career Planning Guide
Explore Career Clusters and Career Goals
An online resource for college and career preparation
Virginia College Quest
A comprehensive site for students, parents and educators on the college process for students with disabilities
The Art Career Project
Find career options within the Art field
College Board's College Matchmaker & College Quickfinder
These search engines through College Board's website allow you to quickly find information on colleges by name, location, cost, majors & other criteria.
Peterson's College Search
Allows you to search for schools based on name/keyword, location, major, tuition, size, GPA and sports. Also has some information on test preparation (PSAT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL), admissions essays and financial aid.
Princeton Review - Colleges & Careers
Contains information on college rankings, major search, and month-by-month guides for college bound students, starting with freshman year.
College Week Live
This site hosts online open houses and virtual college fairs for over 400 colleges across the country. (Students/Parents must create an account to participate.)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
"The original HBCU Mega-Site" has HBCU profiles, video footage, news and events.
Two Year College in the United States
Provides a listing of two-year colleges in the country.
Vocational Schools - Business, Trade and Technical
Information on private professional/technical programs throughout the United States.
Virginia Colleges & Universities
SCHEV (State Council for Higher Education in Virginia)
This website provides information for Virginia's students, parents and educators in higher education in Virginia on preparing for, picking and paying for college.
Virginia's Private Colleges
Provides links to admissions & financial aid (including the Tuition Assistance Grant) for private college and universities in Virginia.
Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)
With six campuses and distance learning opportunities, NVCC offers dual-enrollment opportunities through high school, continuing education courses and many programs that assist in transfer to other four-year colleges and universities.