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Guidance Counseling

 

Wilmington Christian Academy is a ministry that exists to serve families.    We desire to see students graduate with a sense of excitement and purpose about stepping into their God-directed future.  The College Guidance Department, therefore,  has the specific task of helping families make informed choices about post-high school options including college, military, or vocational training.

College Guidance Services:

  • Consultations with students and parents

  • Information about FAFSA, student aid, and scholarships

  • Assistance in college application process

  • Volunteer opportunities

  • Exposure to a variety of careers through our own Career Day

  • Exposure to a variety of colleges through visits and college fairs

  • Testing opportunities including PSAT, ACT, and AP.

  • Aid students in registering with NCAA Clearinghouse if they plan to participate in college sports

Miss Rohm is available for appointments during the school day and after school hours.  To make an appointment, please email, call, or stop by her office.

 

wrohm@wcanc.com – Office is located on the right side of the elementary office

 

Quick Links & Helpful Resources

Information about FAFSA, student aid, and scholarships:

 
 

Vocational Training:

 
  • CFCC Vocational department  offers a variety of programs including automotive, carpentry, electricity, plumbing, and welding

  • CFCC Public Service Department offers a variety of programs including baking, law enforcement, cosmetology, emergency medical services, film and video production, and fire protect.  Follow the link to see a full list of courses.  

  • Wake Technical Community College

  • Miller Motte Community College

  • Brunswick Community College- professional and technical programs

Career Options:

 
  • California Career Zone- It’s from California, but don’t hold that against them.  This is an incredible website for help with assessing your skills and interests, exploring job families, and making financial decisions.  

  • Career Search

  • O-net -online occupation search

  • Career direct:career guidance, advice, assessment

  • ASVAB practice test

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook- from Bureau of Labor and Statistics.  Research occupations based on training required, average pay, number of jobs, growth rate, etc . . .

  • Career One Stop- Take a self-assessment to determine the types of careers that might be right for you.  Explore your interests, skills, and work values.

  • Career Interviews-  from Bureau of Labor and Statistics.  Read interviews in Q&A format with workers in a variety of careers.  

  • Learning and Earning- unemployment rate and pay according to education received.  Also occupations with large job growth and high school diploma or less.

For Parents:

 

College Search Engines:

 

Big Future- College Board.  Search colleges and explore careers

Cappex - search colleges, scholarships, and majors

College-scholarships.com  This is an incredible resourse owned and managed by 2 career educators.  Find “comprehensive, actionable information” for high school students headed to college.  

Peterson’s- A one-stop shop with information about choosing a college, test prep, test prep, student loans, and college life

Great Value Colleges- articles and rankings to help you find the best college and degree for you

CFNC.org  Helps you plan, apply, and pay for college. College Foundation Inc.  

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