Welcome

 

The College & Career Center (CCC) is a place where students may come to find out about college visits, scholarships, job openings, field trips, and volunteer opportunities. We are here to provide information and guidance to help students navigate their post high school options. The Center provides many resources to meet the interests and needs of students, including career exploration, college planning, scholarships, college visits, volunteer/community service, and employment.

Follow us on Instagram for upcoming events & student recognition @jhscollegecareercenter 

Connect with the College & Career Center

Jasper Adams (he/them)
College & Career Guidance Specialist


Peggy Shay (she/her)
College & Career Assistant

Meetings & Drop ins

Students may drop in any time throughout the school day with teacher permission. Appointments and call downs can be made via this link.

What Parents Should Know

Check out our FAQ 

Top College and Career Center News!
 


 

Summer meme

It's time to start day dreaming about summer! Check out our list of summer opportunities list. Applications are opening for many internships, jobs, and training programs.

Our Summer Opportunities

 

BINGO!

Come to the CCC to get your bingo sheet. Get prizes for completing college and/or career readiness tasks. If you get a blackout and complete every square win a dedicated section in the yearbook, Juanita merch, a seal from the seal of approval and more!

Bingo sheets available for every grade.

Boost your resume and make a positive impact on our community!

Become a member of the Kirkland Youth Council (KYC), a group of about 40 teens representing all the middle and high schools in Kirkland as well as private and home-schooled students. Each member of the Youth Council has the responsibility of representing their school, social and cultural group, the City, as well as the youth of Kirkland to the City Council and other local government groups. They have completed several projects that have had a positive impact on the community and have given Kirkland teens opportunities, voice, and the recognition that we deserve. 

They are currently conducting our annual new member recruitment and respectfully request your assistance in getting the word out about this amazing and unique opportunity for teens.

If you can think of any students that might make excellent candidates for the Youth Council and ask them to complete an application, we would be super grateful!  The online application can be found here and are due by Friday, September 29th.   

If you can give us your assistance, I would like to point out that a large percentage of highschool students in KYC are from LW while only one teen is currently representing Juanita. Out of our submitted applications, 70% were from LW. One another thing, we haven’t had a person from Emerson in five years, so I am currently trying to reach out to the school too. I believe that representation matters, and since there is an imbalance of representation regarding highschool students residing in Kirkland, I am reaching out to you for any assistance or advice you may have to get the word out to others.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out or contact our staff person, Regi Schubiger.  Thank you for your time and support!

Upcoming Field Trips

Microsoft Minority Students Day-3/15/24

Our goal is to bridge the digital divide by introducing students to various careers in technology, demonstrating Microsoft products and technologies, and allowing students to interact with Microsoft employees.
Permission slips due: Feb 1

UW Bothell College Planning Day- 3/20/24

This will be a series of info sessions hosted by various colleges in Washington. Students will self-select which college info session they want to attend.

Permission slips due: Feb 6

Kirkland Chamber of Commers City hall tour and business networking lunch-in- 3/22/24

Tour Kirkland City Hall and meet with Kirkland City Council members to learn about their career paths and experience as elected officials. Then attend a luncheon at the Kirkland Chamber, have discussion with industry professionals, and hear a dynamic guest speak speaker 

Permission slips due: Feb 15 

Pick up a blank slip and turn permission slips in at the college and career center.

List of pre-college programs and classes!

2023-24Pre-CollegePrograms (1).xlsx

 

Caw essay editing

 

College Application Workshop- CAW Program

Sign up to get free college essay and personal statement editing and development. Contact them at whatever stage you're at. We can help you develop your idea, fix a draft, or even just be a last set of eyes before you send it out.

Send essay or questions to collegeandcareer@jhspta.com

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Excellent Resources for you to take advantage of:

Explore your options on youtube with Study Hall

From the same creators as Sci-show and Crash-course, Study Hall is a free video series to help you determine if you should go to college and if so which one you should attend and with what major. They even offer online-only core classes for college credit.

https://gostudyhall.com/

Browse Scholarship by Deadlines

Upcoming Scholarships

Senior Scholarship Referral

Every year Jasper and Peggy are asked to refer many students for scholarships and recognition. Fill out this form to tell us about yourself so we can recognize you.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/DesignPageV2.aspx?subpage=design&FormId=P2fUH5bfIUaGOKHYjEyF14QdOIyzWZxJrPKBzH1XhgRUREMwQUFJVTBUNE8yQTVYV0pPSThMVVpXMC4u

College Resources

  • College Board
    SAT and AP information & practice tests; college & scholarship search.
  • Big Future - College Search use these websites to find the best college, degree program and location for your post-high school education
  • FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • WASFA - Washington Application for State Financial Aid
  • Net Price Calculator find out how much college is going to cost and resources that will help you get there.
  • Virtual College Tours Want to take a virtual tour of a college campus?

 

Beyond four-year college, there are many options for continuing education and training after high school: 

 

 

Non-College Resources

Direct-to-Work- Start working immediately 

https://myscholly.com/how-to-find-a-job-before-graduation/ 

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/guide/jobs-after-high-school/ 

Apprenticeships: hands on career training for crafts or trades "earn while you learn" https://secure.lni.wa.gov/arts-public/#/program-search 

Military- Full time and part time service 

https://www.military.com/join-armed-forces

Military Guide if you are interested in the military, find out which branch is best for you!

Gap Year- Volunteer and/or live abroad 

AmeriCorps 

Peace Corps 

American Field Service 

Habitat for Humanity 

Planning Handbook

Helpful post high school resources from the updated

JHS College Handbook

** Follow the links from the Table of Contents for resources, tips, and links for a variety of post high school options, college planning tips, timelines and more. **

✔ Visit the JHS Counseling Applying to College page for info on Letters of Recommendation, requesting high school transcripts, registering for the ACT/SAT and more.

✔ Visit the College & Career Center page and Teams site for other resources that will be essential to planning for the next few years!
 

JHS Junior Handbook

JHS Junior Handbook Table of Contents
 
College & University Admission Representatives: 

Juanita High School welcomes you! We are pleased to host in-person visits again this fall. Please sign up on here to secure your spot: Rep Visit 

Employers: 

If you are a local business or community service organization with opportunities for JHS students, please complete the appropriate intake form.  After completing the intake form, you can optionally email a flier with information for our job board and email our college and career specialist

Intake form for job postings for Juanita Students

Intake form for volunteer postings for Juanita Students

Volunteer Organizations:  

JHS has a proud tradition of community service.  If you have a volunteer opportunity for our students, please contact us at the email above.