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College/Career

Where Are You Going?

Whether you're a freshman or senior, there's no better time to start thinking about the future than NOW! Thinking about the future doesn't mean that you have to know every detail of your post-high school plan. It might just mean looking at some career options that seem exciting and taking classes that give you an idea of how that career works. Some of you will absolutely know where you want to go and have a good idea of what you want to study. The links below will help you, regardless of where you are in this process. We'd love to have you come down and visit us in the counseling office to discuss college and career goals.

Are you a first generation student? Check out this resource.

GA Futures: (formerly GA College 411)
Extensive site that allows you to research colleges, explore different qualities about yourself (and link them to careers), and even apply to college. You can even check your HOPE GPA.

Dual Enrollment:
Interested in earning college credit that also takes care of graduation requirements? Georgia's Move On When Ready program may be perfect for you. This allows you to take college classes and receive high school and college credit simultaneously. See Ms. Sharp in the Career Center to begin the process.

Big Future:
Big Future is an excellent site provided by the College Board that allows students to search for colleges based on a number of different characteristics.

Work-Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeship:
Have a job?* Want to do your job during your school day AND receive high school credit for working? What about gain experience in your intended career field? Work-Based Learning or Youth Apprenticeship may be just for you! Visit the linked site and see Ms. Summer in the Career Center.

*not all jobs meet WBL requirements

Georgia Probe:
Probe is an annual program of college fairs and guidance counselor workshops that are held throughout the state of Georgia. Barrow County Schools hosts a Probe fair in September, and there are numerous other local Probe fairs you can attend. These are a great way for juniors and seniors to meet college representatives.

AHS Career Center:
Ms. Sharp is our Career Center Coordinator. The Career Center is a great place to learn about college entrance exams, financial aid, and career exploration resources. If you qualify, you can pick up your SAT/ACT fee waivers with Ms. Sharp. Visit the linked site or stop by during lunch!

Choosing a Major:
Choosing a major to study for four years is an important but difficult decision. Some students have no idea what they want to do, while others daydream about their dream job but aren’t really sure how to get there. To help students through the process, this guide highlights the important factors to consider when choosing a field of study and looks at top majors as well as the potential careers they can lead to. Before committing to a program, find out everything you need to know.

College Entrance Exams:

If you have free or reduced lunch, you may qualify for fee waivers for these exams.

Free exam prep materials are available in the Counseling Office, Career Center, and through ACT or College Board.

Visit the Counseling Office or Career Center for information on the Accuplacer exam.

College Prep Checklists

Upcoming Events

March 28

Dodge ball tournament

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

March 28

Xanadu- Spring Musical

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

March 29

AHS Youth Volleyball

2:30 PM - 6:30 PM