Chris White
College and Career Readiness Liaison
Chopticon High School
301-475-0215, ext 38139
 
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Our College & Career Readiness Center is an integral component of the Guidance Department, and is the hub of post high school preparation for the school. It is a resource for information on everything from careers to colleges to scholarships.

Students can obtain information about careers, vocational schools, colleges, financial aid, and standardized testing. Students and their parents are encouraged to visit the Career Center often to take advantage of all of the resources it has to offer. The CCRC Liaison works with the students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the community.

Feeling out of the loop? Want more information?
We’d love to talk with you!

Just e-mail Mrs. Chris White at cmwhite@smcps.org Please include your name and your student’s name, along with your student's grade, and your phone number in the email.

Maryland College Application Campaign 

The Maryland College Application Campaign (MCAC) is open to all high school students. The goal of the college campaign is to increase the number of first generation students, low-income students, unaccompanied youth, foster care youth, students with disabilities, students in the juvenile education system, and others underrepresented in higher education.

The college campaign provides hands-on assistance to high school students with the college application and FAFSA completion process, ensuring that each participating student submits at least one postsecondary application.

2018 Maryland College Application Survey

 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Click here for current scholarships

 

Volunteer Opportunities

MedStar Hospital Junior Volunteer - Guidelines

 

ASVAB Test

What is the ASVAB?

The ASVAB is an aptitude test developed and governed by the U. S. Department of Defense. The letters in the acronym stand for Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. There are three different versions of the ASVAB, two of which the military uses for enlistment purposes only. The third, and most widely known, version is the Student ASVAB. It serves as a career exploration tool in addition to identifying military aptitude.

High schools all across the country administer the Student ASVAB to students in the 11th and 12th grades. Some colleges and vocational schools also administer the test. The U.S. military uses ASVAB scores to help determine eligibility for certain military occupations and to identify careers, both in and out of the military, which best fit a student's abilities.

The next ASVAB Test will be administed at Chopticon on March 15th, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. 

 

Prep48

Chopticon is pleased to announce a new program, Prep48, to help educate student athletes, parents and guardians, and coaches on the NCAA Initial Eligibility process.  Prep48 is free to Chopticon students.

Prep48 is a web-based program that allows students, parents, coaches and guidance counselors to simply and accurately track a student-athlete's academic progress toward qualifying for the NCAA initial-eligibility.

* Prep48 automatically computes a students necessary Core Course GPA and corresponding SAT/ACT scores.
* Eligible courses are specific to Chopticon High School.
* No mistakes, no guesswork, no confusion, just clear and
precise information on where a student stands and what else they might need.
* Students, coaches and guidance counselors are able to communicate with college recruiters easier
and more accurately by sharing a Prep48 summary information with them.
 
Please visit www.prep48.com to create a Free student account. 
Chopticon's High School Code is 210757 - this is required information.  
 
The information on this account is only valid for Chopticon High School students. 

St. Mary's County College Access Program

Would you like to earn an extra million dollars??  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, that is the difference in lifetime earnings between a high school graduate and a college graduate.  Navigating through the college process can be a challenge.  The College Access Program (CAP) at Chopticon High School is designed to work with students, one on one, to achieve their higher education goals. 

Weekly sessions for juniors and seniors help students with career choices, college matching, SAT information, scholarships, financial aid information and other topics.  Sessions are held in the Career and College Information Center during a student's lunch on Tuesdays for seniors and on Thursdays for Juniors.

Any student with a 2.5 GPA and above is encouraged to attend. 

 

MCCRS Resources

What Are the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards?

 

Who’s Our College and Career Readiness Liaison?

Mrs. Chris White
Phone #: (301) 475-0215, ext. 38139
E-mail: cmwhite@smcps.org

Our CCRC Liaison:

  • Is available full-time in the CCRC to assist students in career and college research and works with individuals and groups of students in completing class assignments related to career research.

  • Administers career assessment surveys.

  • Meets with students and parents to provide college, career and financial aid/scholarship information.

  • Meets with students individually and in groups to discuss college/career options.

  • Provides registration information and practice materials for the SAT and ACT.

  • Provides resources on college/career selection, financial aid and specific guidelines for exploring post high school options.

  • Coordinates college, military, trade/technical visitation programs.

  • Provide resources (books and brochures) for post high school career or educational options.

Available in the CCRC:

  • Scholarship information and applications

  • College information and applications

  • College visitations sign up and scheduling

  • College information and lookup

  • SAT/ACT preparation and information, Military recruiting, ASVAB and ROTC