College and Career Planning
- Career and Technology Program
- Career Connections/Internships
- Counselor Presentations
- College Admissions
- Scholarships and Financial Aid
- Education Career Plan
- Military Resources
Career Connections, Maryland’s workforce preparation and economic development partnership, helps prepare today’s students for the career and educational opportunities of tomorrow. Educators, businesses, students, and parents are working together to expand career development and provide opportunities for career exploration to assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future. Career Connections involves the various groups of a community (school, business, parent) to help in educating and preparing tomorrow’s citizens. Connecting Century High students to the community workforce is also a tool for businesses to help develop and educate their own future workforce, and for educators to engage their communities to help every student succeed.
- Transcript Request
- Letter of Recommendation Request
- Building a List of Colleges I'm Applying To
- Matching Common App with Naviance
- Common Application Resources
- College Application Resources
Counselor and Teacher Recommendation Request Procedures
- Request a letter of recommendation by asking your school counselor and/or teacher
- Complete and email the "Counselor Information Packet" if needed by August 1st, 2023. It will be uploaded to Naviance prior to your deadline date.
- Complete and email the "Teacher Information Packet". Please allow a minimum of three weeks for your teacher to complete the letter of recommendation. It will be uploaded to Naviance prior to your deadline date.
- Officially request your teacher in Naviance after August 1st (see video above on how to request LOR's in Naviance)
Each year, more than 1 million students apply to more than 900 Common App member colleges worldwide through the online college application platform (Common App). Learn more about applying through the application by following the step-by-step guide below.
Students can view CCPS/CHS local scholarship opportunities using Naviance. In Naviance, students should select "Colleges", then "Scholarship Search" to view all scholarships.
Students can also visit the Community Foundation of Carroll County for additional scholarship opportunities.
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form is used to determine the amount of money a family is expected to contribute to the price of attending a postsecondary institution. The results of the FAFSA are used in determining student grants, work study, and loan amounts.
Maryland Higher Education Commission: The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) at the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) provides a number of state grants, scholarships, and loan assistance repayment programs for eligible Maryland residents. Please click on the link to learn more about financial aid/scholarship opportunities.
Naviance is a web-based program that supports students in exploring and developing their postsecondary plans.
It addresses four key areas of college and career readiness:
- Self Discovery
- Career Exploration
- Academic Planning
- College/Career Preparation
- Click on the link above
- Click on "Log in with Active Directory"
- Enter CHS Username and Password
- Click on Naviance App
Resources Available in Naviance
- Career Assessments
- Self Discovery Assessments
- Roadtrip Nation
- Resume Builder
- College Search Engine and Resources
- College Application Platform
- Scholarship Opportunities
Educational Career Plans (ECP) are a tool students use to coordinate their academic schedule for the four years they are in high school. Student begin developing their ECP in Freshman Seminar and continue to update this plan with their school counselor throughout their four years at Century High School. They map out their graduation requirements, career pathway courses (completer and career major coursework), academy electives, and elective course work they wish to explore. ECP's are a fluid document that can be reviewed and revised as needed. As part of the course selection process, ECP's are updated at a minimum of once per year and are stored on each student's Naviance account.
This site strives to paint an accurate picture of life in today’s Military; including interviews with active-duty service members from every branch of service and interactive tools to explore the range of military career opportunities. This site is not intended as a recruiting tool for any branch of the U.S. Military. Rather, it was developed as a comprehensive resource for young adults, parents and educators curious about military service.
The Service Academies
- U.S. Naval Academy
- U.S. Air Force Academy
- U.S. Military Academy at West Point
- U.S. Coast Guard Academy
- U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
The Army provides this resource to aid students interested in military careers. However, they also provide practice for high school standardized tests, SAT, and American College Testing (ACT). Student do need to register to access practice tests. Registration and use of the site does not obligate students to receive recruiting calls. They may choose to contact an Army representative, via email or chat, if they are interested in further information.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students. If you are interested in taking the ASVAB, please reach out to your school counselor.
Information on Registering for the Selective Service