The College and Career Center (CCC) is an office in Scarsdale High School that performs several functions in support of students, parents and the counseling department. It provides information for students and parents about colleges, careers, financial aid, and summer programs. It contains hundreds of up-to-date college catalogs, CDs and view books, as well as timely information about schools and summer opportunities. Naviance, an online search tool, provides a variety of college search options and information. Located in Room 336, the CCC is open Monday-Thursday from 9am-3pm and Friday from 9am-1pm.
CCC welcomes SHS PTA parent volunteers each school year. Volunteers must have a child currently attending SHS and must attend the mandatory training session offered on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 9am in the Little Theatre. Volunteers are responsible for helping parents and students navigate the SHS College Book, Naviance, and the CCC library of reference materials, scholarship binders, and alumni contacts as well as for interviewing college representatives when they visit SHS. Volunteers are asked to work a two-hour shift (9-11am, 11am-1pm, or 1-3pm) every four weeks on a set weekday. To volunteer, email the CCC chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interview College Representatives: Representatives from more than 200 colleges visit SHS each year. During the fall, the number of college representatives visiting SHS outnumber the deans who are available to meet with them. CCC volunteers handle the overflow to obtain information about admissions requirements, majors and specialties, other aspects of campus life, and the application process.
Provide Access to Naviance and the College Book: Naviance is an online tool that helps students research colleges. The College Book lists each college to which SHS students have applied over the past three years, gives the result of those applications, and contains anonymous statistical information for each student. All volunteers are trained to use Naviance and the CCC has one copy of the College Book, courtesy of the Counseling Office.
Maintain a Scarsdale High School Alumni Binder: CCC surveys graduating seniors each spring and collects contact information for those who are willing to provide information about the college they are attending.
Retain documents received from organizations: CCC maintains information concerning current scholarships, open houses, and programs relating to summer programs, post-graduate experiences, and gap years.
Provide access to reference material: CCC helps parents and students research colleges, majors, and admissions strategies and also offers maps and atlases that show colleges in each specific area of the country.