College & Career Readiness


August/September 2022

Welcome back to school! In honor of Back to School Night, this month we will be highlighting the college major Education. With the season transitioning us from Summer to Fall, when homes typically receive a check-up, we will highlight the wonderful trade of HVAC along with Plumbing and Electrical. Lastly, to kick off the start of this year's newsletter we will focus on the branch of military whose motto is "This we'll defend" - the Army.



Can you think of why your favorite teachers were your favorite? An inspiring teacher can help change lives and inspire values. Here are some helpful websites about Education:

Other Careers in Education to Consider...

Want to help students in a classroom but maybe not as a teacher? Consider a career as a Paraeducator! This career only requires a two-year college degree. More info can be found:

Being a teacher does not mean you are limited to staying in Maryland. Travel the world, or even outer space, and be a Teacher for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Read more about this career here:

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 (September 15 - October 15)

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we are highlighting Montclair State University's Hispanic Student College Institute (HSCI). HSCI offers high school rising juniors and seniors of Hispanic/Latinx descent to strengthen their knowledge on issues related to transitioning into college, future academic success, and applying to college. If selected, it is completely FREE to attend! The program covers housing, meals, and all of the workshops/activities.

HBCU Highlight of the Month...Howard University

Every month we will share one of the 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the United States! Howard University is ranked as a Tier 1 national university by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR). This 4-year university located in Washington, DC was chartered in 1867!


HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical

Careers in trades, such as Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), are in high demand! Gaining a certificate in a trade would not take nearly as long and as expensive as a traditional four year college. Consider these trades and check out these websites:

Job Corps

Founded August 20, 1964, Job Corps offers skills training for today's workforce and no cost to the participant and their families. Check out the different programs offered locally in Woodstock, MD.



The U.S. Army offers a young person the opportunity to immediately train and work in an in-demand career field while earning a competitive salary and fringe benefits, including healthcare and money for college. Check out these sites for more info:

Be a Musician for the Army Band

Combine your interest in Music along with the benefits of being in the military. Consider a career in the Army Band!

Save the Date! Magnet Expo: Saturday, Sept. 17th from 10-1 pm at New Town High School

If you are considering applying and auditioning to participate in a magnet program in high school, consider attending the Magnet Expo this year to learn more about the different programs that county has to offer. 32 schools will be attending this event. Learn more by clicking on the link below.

In Our Next Newsletter...

For October's newsletter, we will focus on the college major Visual Arts & Performing Arts, check out the trade Building Construction, and talk about Military Colleges. Until then, good luck and welcome back!