• College & Career Resources

    COLLEGE & CAREER RESOURCES   

    GRADUATION PROJECT ASSIGNMENTS    

    PLEASE NOTE − Due to the fluid nature of the 2020-2021 school year that has resulted in revisions to the A-C schedule for students, all due dates below and assignments will be adapted as necessary.  Listed below are the four required assignments that compose the graduation project for A-C students to graduate.  In addition, the State of Pennsylvania requires all students to participate and document (referred to as "artifacts") a minimum of eight career related activities in grades 9-11 and complete a career plan in grade 12.  The goal of these career activities is to provide students with opportunities to explore personal interests, abilities, and aptitudes to develop a realistic career plan that provides a framework for success after graduation.  Any questions regarding the graduation project can be directed to Mr. Matt Gross, A-C Career Counselor, at mgross@acschools.org or (717) 867-7700 extension 4956.

    9th Grade = Career Interview Assignment

    • DUE JANUARY 8, 2021 (END OF 2nd MARKING PERIOD) − WILL BE SUBMITTED ON SCHOOLOGY TO THE CLASS OF 2024 (GRADE 9) CAREER DEVELOPMENT PORTFOLIO COURSE

    10th Grade = Career Research Assignment (ASVAB Results, Career Interests Activity, Skills Assessment Activity, and Career Research)

    • DUE JANUARY 8, 2021 (END OF 2nd MARKING PERIOD) − WILL BE SUBMITTED ON SCHOOLOGY TO THE CLASS OF 2023 (GRADE 10) CAREER DEVELOPMENT PORTFOLIO COURSE

    11th Grade = Career Shadow Assignment (assignment overview and materials to be completed)

    • DUE March 26, 2021 (END OF 3rd MARKING PERIOD) − WILL BE SUBMITTED ON SCHOOLOGY TO THE CLASS OF 2022 (GRADE 11) CAREER DEVELOPMENT PORTFOLIO COURSE

    12th Grade = Mock Interview (A-C student prep for the mock interview) − LVC's Mock Interview Questions − LVC's Interviewing Guide

    • CLASSROOM LESSON (Date TBD) − April 2021
    • MOCK INTERIEWS (Date/Times TBD) − April 2021

    The Dutchmen Guide is the comprehensive Post-Secondary Planning Guide for Annville-Cleona High School.  It provides a multitude of resources related to making the best possible choices for career choices and post-secondary training.  Please note that some information may become outdated (e.g. dates, college tuition costs, etc.) and students should access the original sources for the most updated information.  This guide is to provide a framework for how to approach informed decision making for career and college planning.  Topics include:

    • POST-SECONDARY OPTIONS
    • COLLEGE PLANNING & SELECTION
    • SAT vs. ACT
    • FINANCIAL AID
    • SCHOLARSHIPS
    • THE ACADEMIC RESUME
    • MILITARY OPTIONS (including the service academies & ROTC)
    • ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS (Job Corps & GED)
    • APPENDIX OF RESOURCES (college planning calendar, PA state system schools, college comparison worksheet, college application tracker, listing of all colleges in PA, recommendation letter of recommendation request forms, and much more)

    Click on the image of the Dutchmen Guide below to access the PDF version... 

    Dutchmen Guide


    The A-C Guide to Advising the College Bound Student Athlete is a comprehensive guide for high school students interested in participating in athletics at the collegiate level.  Please note that the NCAA is continually updating and adapting requirements for eligibility requirements.  Go to www.eligibilitycenter.org to register with the NCAA and for the current requirements.  The NCAA Registration Checklist and NCAA Eligibility Pamphlet are great references to assure that you have met the requirements to compete at a Division I or II level.  Topics covered in the guide include:

    • INTRODUCTION TO THE PROCESS
    • GLOSSARY OF TERMS
    • GOVERNING BODIES OF COLLEGE ATHLETICS DEFINED (NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA)
    • CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES & THE COLLEGE RECRUITING TIMELINE
    • RECRUITING PROCESS
    • NCAA ELIGIBILTY (process, procedures, and NCAA approved A-C courses)
    • APPENDIX (athletic resume, cover letter, recommendation request form, NCAA Counselor's Guide, NCAA Division I initial eligibility frequently asked questions)

    Click on the image of the Guide to Advising the College Bound Athlete below to access the PDF version...

    A-C Guide to Advising the College Bound Student Athlete


    CAREER SHADOW PROGRAM − One of the best ways to narrow down your career options is to spend a day shadowing somebody working in your career field of interest.  In Grade 11, all students are required to perform one career shadow experience and complete the associated assignments.  The goal is to have students gain a valuable experience in a career field that matches both his/her interests (what you would like to do) and aptitudes (what you are good at and how that projects to skills in a career field).  Students are encouraged to shadow 2 or more professionals in prospective fields to gain the most possible exposure prior to graduation.  The guide below provides an overview of how to establish a career shadow and information questions to ask during the experience to gain optimal value.  Please note that the academic requirements may change from year to year based on integration into a classroom curriculum for grading.

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    A-C Career Shadow Guide


    SAT & ACT INFORMATION − Most four-year colleges require a standardized test score to be submitted as a component of evaluation for acceptance into their institution.  It is important to research and identify the requirements of colleges for standardized tests, so you know what score will correlate to acceptance for general admission and admission into specific majors of study.  As a general rule of thumb, students pursuing a bachelor's degree (four-years/120 collegiate credits is the standard) should take the SAT or ACT in the junior year at least one time.  The information in the PDF below explains costs, sign-up procedures, test dates, locations, etc.  A more detailed explanation of the differences of the two tests can be found in the Dutchmen Guide on page 13.

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    SAT and ACT


    MILITARY ENLISTMENT INFORMATION − Students interested in exploring career opportunities in the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces should click on the image below to access the current recruiters serving the Annville-Cleona School District.

    United States Military