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Additional Career Resources

Additional Career Resources

California Career Center - students can plan their middle and high school years so that they have a path to the future THEY want to achieve, and set high school and post-high school goals.
Education Planner - a one-stop career and college planning website that provides practical and easy-to-understand advice to help prepare middle and high school students for the important decisions they will face in the future.
Road Trip Nation - a program which shows how people figured out how to build a career around their own unique combination of interests. 

College & Career

SDUHSD Counseling Departments follow the district Career & College Scope and Sequence and deliver information to support student post-secondary goals. Counselors are available to assist students with career and college planning in grades 7-12.


Please review the Career Technical Education, Graduation & College Entrance Requirements and the individual school websites for more specific information including 6-year plans, course offerings, school profiles, calendars, events, and grade-level materials. The CA School Dashboard includes a College & Career Readiness Indicator based on multiple measures.


The following links lead to free resources that all middle and high school students and parents may use to research careers and colleges, including exploring diverse occupations, selecting a major, and applying and paying for college. Every spring SDUHSD hosts an annual College & Career Night with over 200 participating institutions.


 To assist students in their career and college exploration, SDUHSD schools use these main tools:
  • California Career Zone a secure, web-based platform designed to help students explore, plan, and prepare for a career journey. By working through the system, you can access: Self-assessment modules including interest, work-importance, and skills profile tools, financial literacy tools including our popular “Budget your Life” assessment, over 900 occupations, as well as information on US colleges and certifications, and personalized pathway recommendations based on student exploration
  • - provides students with an inclusive guide for their career & college paths. Includes career interest profiles and career assessments along with college research tools, application tools, and the ability to build a college list.
  • College Board Big Future - via this website, middle and high school students and parents can get a free step-by-step college plan, information about careers and college majors, financial aid and application guidance.
  • College Data - a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, this site contains tools to explore and search, to determine competitiveness for admission along with costs, the Expected Family Contribution and financial aid, and graduation data.
Additional College Resources

Additional College Resources

College Application Links

College Application Links

Financial Aid Resources

Financial Aid Resources

  • CSS Profile  Financial aid application for nearly 400 colleges, professional schools, and scholarship programs to award non-federal aid.
  • Federal Student Aid - The office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA®) - most colleges require families to complete this application to be completed for financial aid consideration. For information about how to complete and submit the FAFSA, which opens October 1, please visit the FAFSA website directly to view resources, including Filling Out the FAFSA® Form at Site includes:
    1. The types of documentation and personal information that each student financial aid application requires, including, but not necessarily limited to, documents relating to income taxes, finances and income, college choices, academic status, and personal identification such as social security or taxpayer identification numbers.
    2. An explanation of definitions used for each application. These definitions may include, but are not necessarily limited to, definitions of “legal guardianship,” “household size,” “parent,” “dependent,” and “taxable college grants and scholarships.”
    3. Eligibility requirements for student financial aid that may be applied for using the FAFSA or the California Dream Act Application.
    4. Application timelines and submission deadlines.


The following links are provided purely as resources for educational purposes and SDUHSD does not endorse any specific external agencies or services.