College and Career Center
The College & Career Center is dedicated to helping Franklin High School students gain admission to Colleges and Universities while exploring career opportunities where they will find satisfaction and success. Assisting students with college applications, financial aid, scholarship information, resume building, and career search is only part of what we do. Our College & Career Center is located in Room 109.
Counseling students to identify strengths, interests and values, to pursue academic and career options and to deepen self-understanding is very important to us. By providing learning opportunities outside of a classroom setting we are able to capture and develop ways for students to explore their strengths, weaknesses, interests and values. Coaching students on strategies and skills that help them to seize and take full advantage of a wide variety of their academic opportunities isn’t always easy. However, through one-on-one interaction, students are encouraged to make informed choices at every stage of their high school career that will contribute to positive life-sustaining results.
Here at Franklin High School’s College & Career Center we value fairness and equity so that students will have access to a wide range of opportunities and experiences as they explore educational, career, and volunteer options. We value diversity; and respect independent thought and choice; and embrace the pursuit of the common good. We value collaboration and teamwork with our staff of teachers, counselors and administrators; as well as with other educational institutions, employers, and community-based organizations. In addition, we value results and feedback that allow us to measure our effectiveness in delivering the best academic and career services possible.
The US government has a new smartphone app to help students and parents find out more about how to afford college with federal student education aid.
ASPIRE program is administered by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, ASPIRE (Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone) is Oregon's official mentoring program to help students access education and training beyond high school. Students receive information about college options, admission, and financial aid from trained and supportive, ASPIRE volunteer mentors who work one-on-one with them throughout the year. Beginning with just ofur pilot schools in 1998, ASPIRE has expanded to 115 sites across Oregon. ASPIRE serves students by:
Helping high schools build a sustainable community of volunteer advisors
Educating students and families about the scholarship application process and other options for paying for postsecondary education
Providing advising, resources, and encouragement to help students access education and training beyond high school