Get Ready for College & Career
What does your future hold? Start now to plan your future and embark on a path to achieve your goals after high school and in life.
How does my high school experience make me college & career ready?
Make a plan for your high school years.
Which careers are right for me?
Explore Career Pathways
Explore your interests and discover career opportunities out there for you.
Career Learning Opportunities
Check out activities you can do now to learn about and build skills for careers.
What are my education options after high school?
A wide range of college degrees, programs, and training opportunities are available to prepare you for your career goals and interests.
Earn an associates degree in two-years with an option to transfer to a four-year college. Or earn a license or certificate for a career in 1-2 years.
Explore Community Colleges
Earn a bachelor's degree and pursue opportunities in a wide spectrum of jobs and/or graduate programs.
Explore Four-Year Colleges
Receive training in skilled trades through coursework and work on-the-job.
Trade and Certification Programs
Earn a license or certificate for a specific career in 1-2 years. (See Community Colleges).
Learn about trade schools
Gap Year Programs
Spend a year of work and/or enrichment between high school and college.
Learn about Gap Year Options
Private Career Schools
Receive training for a particular career from a non-traditional school.
Learn about Private Career Schools
How will I pay?
Financial Aid provides students with assistance to pay for postsecondary education. Today almost everyone needs some form of financial assistance.
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Sources of Financial Aid
Explore the different sources of financial aid and learn how to apply.
Financial aid sources
Financial Aid Resources
Access tools and resources for planning.
Explore resources for financial aid
How do I prepare?
It’s never too early to start preparing for your education and career after high school.
Naviance is a software tool to help you:
- Learn about your interests, skills and goals.
- Explore careers and identify which ones might be right for you.
- Determine what education and training you need after high school to qualify for the careers.
- Plan your courses and activities during your time at PPS.
- Manage the transition to college and career, including job applications, college applications, and financial aid.
Programs to help you prepare