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Wye River Upper School

College and Career Planning

Taking the Next Step in Life

Students have the opportunity to participate in dual enrollment and technical training courses at Chesapeake Community College. Our students have earned as many as fifteen college credits before high school graduation, creating a distinguished college application. Courses have included Communications, Art History, Psychology, Sociology, Wellness and Nutrition, Computer Hardware, Computer Science, U.S. History, Music, and Culinary Arts.

 

We also work with local businesses and organizations to offer career experiences that support our students' interests and prepare them for post-secondary education through career exploration. These opportunities give students real-world experiences that help them transition into college and careers.

 

At Wye River, we prioritize supporting students and families in planning for life after high school. Students are guided in creating personal resumes, completing career interest surveys, discussing topics such as leadership and service, and developing their understanding of the various options available to them after graduation. Students explore personal interests, dreams, and goals and discuss their current choices with advisors. At Wye River, students will also engage in an in-depth exploration of college and career options through a program called Naviance. Naviance helps our students create a personalized plan that aligns their strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.

 

Our current parents and students can log in to this program here.

Furthermore, juniors and seniors are exposed to several colleges and postsecondary programs by visiting campuses, attending college fairs, and listening to select representatives at Wye River. Over the years, our counseling office has developed a strong understanding of the different types of support offered at various colleges. We enjoy hearing back from our alumni about their successes in schools that have proven to be a good fit.