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Future Planning

Future Planning, often called Post-Secondary Planning or College and Career Planning, are activities in which students will be working closely with the counselors to help them them navigate their individual journey.  Through the Naviance platform as well as a variety of other resources, all students will participate in activities designed to reinforce goal setting, exploring post-secondary options and planning for the future over the course of their high school experience. Students will also have the opportunity to build a portfolio as required through PA Career Education and Work Standards.
 
This page was designed to help serve students, specifically Junior and Senior students understand and navigate the "College Process."  Please visit FTCHS Roadmap to College for more information including: a snapshot of Senior Year, how to best prepare for Senior year, navigating Naviance, and requesting letters of recommendation and other helpful tips!  


Please visit College Application Process to get a better understanding of what this process looks like.  
 
 
 
Interested in learning more about Career or Technical Education opportunities?  Check our Career and Technical Education Binder Below!
 
At the bottom of this page, there are a variety of downloadable and printable resources that will help in the Future Planning process.  Please reach out to your counselor if you have any questions. 
 

Helpful Resources

Step Up to College is Philadelphia's Guide to the College Preparation, Application, Admission & Financial Aid Processes.  Please visit Step Up to College to download a copy of the College Guide.  This guide includes information on preparing, searching, applying and paying for college.  It also contains a variety of checklists, tips and additional helpful resources.  (Downloadable version below)

Virtual College Tours- Visiting colleges and universities is an important part of the post-secondary planning process.  With our busy lives, sometimes getting on to a particular campus is difficult, or not possible due to travel limitations and distance.  Students and parents who want to learn more about a college/university can get started with a virtual college tour.  YouVisit.com has compiled tours of many colleges and universities.  Follow this link to get started. 

https://www.youvisit.com/collegesearch/

Military Career Planning
 
If you are interested in joining the military, learn about careers in the various branches here:
 
 
There are many benefits to military service, check them out here:
 
 
The ASVAB is the test military recruits take that determines the job training available.  Get info on the ASVAB, take practice tests, get practice material, and see the scores necessary for jobs in various branches. here:
 
 
 
Resume Building
A resume is defined as a brief written account of a personal, educational and professional qualifications and experience. Typically, resumes are required in the job application process.  A resume can help an potential employer learn more about the applicant's background to determine if they are fit for the job. Below are some resources that may be helpful to create your resume.  Additionally, please make sure to use the Resume feature on your Naviance account to build your own resume!