• Freedom High School Post-Secondary Options 

    Community Colleges

    -23 Community colleges in Virginia

    -Open admission with high school diploma/GED

    -Offer associate degrees and career certificates

    -Guaranteed Admission agreements to transfer to 4-year colleges or universities

    -Cost Comparisons

    ·         Northern VA Community College

    ·         Lord Fairfax Community College

    ·         www.vccs.edu

    NOVA Pathway

     

    -Designed for students seeking a Bachelor’s degree

    -Provides additional support to ease the transition from high school to college level courses

    -Pathway counselor available at Freedom for more information

    -Paper application: Deadline in Early November

    ·         www.nvcc.edu/pathway

    Apprenticeships

     

    -A combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction

    -Supervision from a professional

    -Develop understanding of practical and theoretical aspects of highly skilled occupation

    -Graduated wage and benefits packages

    -Apprenticeship Night at Heritage in the spring

    ·         Norfolk Naval Shipyard Apprentice Program

    ·         The Apprentice School – www.as.edu

    Specialized Career Institutes & Colleges

     

    -Intensive Instruction in a particular discipline for which a 2-year or 4-year degree is not required

    -Ensure that the institution in accredited

    ·         The Art Institutes

    ·         Culinary Institute of America

    ·         Paul Mitchell School

    ·         Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

    PLEASE MEET WITH YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR OR CAREER CENTER SPECIALIST FOR ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE EXPLORING AREAS OF INTEREST

    Gap Year Programs

    -Volunteer Service Programs

    -Gap Year Fair February 4 at John Champe

    -International Travel, Study or Work Programs

    ·         AmeriCorps

    ·         Conservation Corps

    ·         Global Citizen Year

    ·         Seamester

    ·         LEAPNow

    ·         Habitat for Humanity International Volunteer Program

    Junior Colleges

     

    -Intended for students with goal of transfer to a 4-year college

    -Students can earn an Associate’s degree

    -Often provide residential housing options to facilitate active campus life

    ·         East Mississippi Community College

    ·         Potomac State College of West Virginia University

    ·         Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary

    NOVA Workforce

    -In-Person and online training

    -Financial assistance available for qualified applicants

    -Designed for non-degree seeking students

    -IT and computer program training in preparation for certification

    -American Culture & Language Institute (ESL) can assist students transitioning into college level English courses

    -Additional training programs in topics including: Business & Management, Healthcare & Dental, Professional Education & Training, Trades & Industry, Personal Interest & Enrichment

    ·         NVCC Workforce

    Military

     

    -Students can enlist upon High School graduation

    -Recruiters from various branches visit the career center

    -ROTC programs and scholarships

    -Military Academies

     

    Army

    Air Force

    Navy

    Coast Guard

    Marine Corps

     

     

     

Last Modified on June 10, 2024