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Guide to College and Career Academies

The Guide to College and Career Academies is a new resource that helps 8th grade DCPS students understand what’s available in many of our DCPS high schools for hands-on career exposure and college preparation. The personalized guides share information about the NAF College and Career Academies available at each student’s in-boundary schools, as well as the College and Career Academies at DCPS high schools across the District. 

DCPS College and Career Academies offer real world experiences and opportunities that engage our students – and, they help students reach their educational and career goals. Students who enroll in these Academies are more likely to attend and graduate high school, more likely to attend college, and have more immediate opportunities to enter a career pathway with many job opportunities that fit their interests. 

Eighth grade students will receive their personalized Guide to College and Career Academies in the mail starting the week of November 30, 2020. Eighth grade students and families can also log on to the Aspen Parent Portal to view an electronic copy of their student’s Guide to College and Career Academies. 

More resources for students and families: 

  • Learn more about DCPS’ NAF College and Career Academies 
  • Read frequently asked questions and answers about the Guide to College and Career Academies: English | Spanish | Amharic 
  • Take a Career Cluster Survey in Naviance that will help you understand what career pathways might match your interests. Learn how to sign into Naviance via Clever. 
  • Find information about how to login to the Aspen Parent Portal and where to find your student’s Guide to College and Career Academies in the portal: English | Spanish | Amharic