The School-to-Career office is designed to help students with career pathway exploration, work and volunteer experiences, cadet teaching, internships, job shadows, business writing assistance and a variety of industry programs.
We offer the opportunity to get elective credits for paid work, volunteer work, and internships. Our partnerships include a dental program sponsored by the Central Oregon Dental Society, engineering rotations sponsored by the Central Oregon Chapter of Professional Engineers of Oregon (PEO), a health occupations rotation program sponsored by St. Charles Medical Center, The Center and Bend Memorial Clinic and Bend Surgery Center, as well as with many other members of the Central Oregon community. Click here to see a full list of our program offerings.
Come visit the Future Center located in Room C112. Here, students can work one-on-one with parent volunteers to map out a plan for post-high school education and careers. The center is an excellent resource to find information about 2 and 4-year colleges, military opportunities, gap-year programs, apprenticeships, professional technical programs, scholarships and financial aid.
Quick link: Summit High School Scholarship Guide 2013-14
Quick link: Summit High School: Funding Your Higher Education
Future Center Events and Dates to Remember!
Hey Juniors and Seniors! College, travel and military visits are held in the Future Center unless otherwise noted. Students should stop by the Future Center to pick up a pass to attend.
Thursday, December 12
9:00 am - 2 pm - College 101 on the COCC/OSU-Cascades Campus. This is a general college information day that is geared toward any Junior or Senior who wants to know more about the college process. This program is not specific to COCC or OSU Cascades. All participants will ride the bus to the event. Register in the Future Center.
Friday, December 13
10 - 11 am - Financial Aid and FAFSA Explanation/Tips/Tricks. Speaker: Richard Thompson of ECMC/The College Place. The event is open to students and parents.
Wednesday, January 1
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) goes live for the 2014-15 school year (www.fafsa.ed.gov). Filing FAFSA in early January, even if it is an estimate, may earn your student more money for higher education. Families that fall into lower income brackets, those who are Pell Grant eligible (http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/pell), also are eligible for the Oregon Opportunity Grant-OOG (http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/oregon-opportunity-grant.aspx). This grant is available until all funds are allocated. Although the deadline for the OOG is February 1 in many years the money is gone well before this date. The short answer: file FAFSA early as an estimate then go back an file a correction once 2013 taxes are completed.
Saturday, February 15
Early Bird deadline for the OSAC Scholarship (Oregon Student Access Commission) application (http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/scholarships.aspx). Consider the OSAC scholarship application a one-stop shop for over 450 scholarships for Oregon students only. Some scholarship applications require transcripts, FAFSA filing, letters of recommendation and/or essays. Starting early is a must. Not all scholarships require financial need. In some cases citizenship does not have to be declared. Final deadline: March 1.
Scholarships: Don't miss a deadline or a chance to earn cash for college or vocation schools. Check out the guide. See link above.
Work credit: Elective credit through School-to-Career is available for students who work, volunteer or intern. Students can start the program at any point whether it is during the school year or in the summer.
Summit High School-to-Career Contact:
School-to-Career Program Manager
Future Center Coordinator
Summit High School
2855 NW Clearwater Drive
Bend , OR 97701
To see what other schools are doing in School-to-Career, visit the School-to-Career District Website