College & Career

Many students in today’s high schools choose courses and work experiences in an unplanned, aimless manner, often resulting in limited career options and undeveloped potential. Innovative educators across the nation have responded by restructuring schools around career pathways. A career pathway is an integrated, multi-year sequence of career guidance, coursework, and work-based learning experiences that enables students to explore a variety of career choices and provides a context for learning.

Schools that are organized around career pathways give students an opportunity to use their experiences in the classroom and the workplace to help determine what they might or might not want to do, and gain a better understanding of the kinds of experience, skills, and education and training they will need to be successful in the workplace. The idea that students can begin to develop an initial career direction which provides a purpose and context for learning can motivate students, increase their achievement, and smooth the transition from school to work.

Contact Us

Susan Yslas | College & Career Center Technician
Telephone: 805-385-2751
Email: susan.yslas@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

Register to Vote!

Secretary of State - Register to Vote
 

Available resources at the College & Career Center:

  1. Work Permits
  2. Financial Aid Applications
  3. Scholarship Information
  4. SAT / ACT Booklet Registration Booklets
  5. Regional Occupational Program Booklets
  6. Open Job listings
  7. Community College Catalogs / Information
  8. Military Information (Navy, Marines, & Air Force)
  9. College Reference Materials

Links

Financial Aid

Test Preparation

College Related Websites

Scholarship Resources

  • Fastweb.com – Search for scholarships with free scholarship matching service, get student financial aid and find money to pay for college
  • USnews.com – Up to date information for students and parents on how to pay for college using scholarships, grants, and other sources of free money
  • Collegeanswer.com – Detailed information on education savings plans, school costs, ways to pay for college, scholarships, and the entire student financial aid process. Provides a free, easy to use scholarship search tool
  • Collegeboard.com – Step by step guide to free scholarships and grants. The Scholarship Search online tool can help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background
  • Collegenet.com – Provides information on college admissions, links to academic resources, and online applications. Mach25 Scholarship Search database contains over 600,000 scholarships
  • Finaid.org – Information about the best free scholarship searches, unusual scholarships, prestigious scholarships and fellowships to pay for college
  • Scholaraid.com – Free college scholarship search & financial aid information resource, connecting students & parents with college funding
  • Fastaid.com – On-line access to largest scholarship database and guide to financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans
  • Scholarshare.com – Information on California’s 529 College Investment Plan and the Governor’s Scholarship Program
  • College-scholarships.com – Information on college scholarships and financial aid, free college scholarship searches, colleges and universities, and college and university admission requirements
  • Collegescholarships.com – New scholarships are posted monthly. This free quality information includes all of the details you need to apply now, including eligibility requirements, deadlines, amounts, contact name, address, phone number and website of the scholarship sponsor
  • Brokescholar.com – Students who register can use this free service to help locate third party scholarship and grant money
  • Scholarships.com – Conduct a free college scholarship & financial aid search, for students of all ages
  • Schoolsoup.com – Search database to find scholarships, apply for student loans, State, Federal, and other types of financial aid
  • Maldef.org – Scholarships and financial aid for permanent legal residents and U.S. Citizens, as well as private scholarships available to all students, regardless of immigration status, or country of origin
  • Princetonreview.com – Scholarship search provides information and direct links to the most current scholarships available on the web
  • Scholarshipexperts.com – Provides a time-saving, customized list of free scholarships that match your hobbies, interests and academic background
  • Supercollege.com – Free database of scholarships, grants, contests, and more sources of free money for college
  • Nextstudent.com – Find free money for college. Search the database of more than 6.2 million scholarships valued at over $16 billion
  • Scholarshiphelp.org – Explanations to how college funding works, the types of scholarships available, how to find them and how to apply for them
  • Scholarships4students.com – Easy to use scholarship listing, which narrows scholarships down by state, university, community college, gender, heritage, attributes, disabilities, talents, and many more categories
  • Scholarshipsprogram.org – Reviews of a variety of scholarship programs, where you can find them, the application forms (when available), and most importantly, what you need to do to get them
  • Scholarshipamerica.org – Provides information about scholarships such as the national Dollars for Scholars Program and educational support
  • Blackstudents.com – Information on scholarships available to black students, predominantly black colleges and universities, and how to write scholarship essays
  • Petersons.com – A comprehensive, all inclusive guide to college information including scholarships and how to apply for them
  • Findtuition.com – Provides help finding the money you need for college from all available funding sources as well as one of the largest scholarship search engines on the web
  • Snjourney.com – Nursing Scholarship Program for U.S. citizens or nationals enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time or part-time students in an accredited school of nursing in a professional program
  • Ed.gov – Information on college exploration, steps to college, financial aid, career and technical colleges, and homework help
  • Native American Scholarships
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
  • Lowe’s Scholarship
  • Elks National Foundation Scholarships
  • Gates Millennium Scholars
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
  • Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students
  • United Negro College Fund
  • Disney Scholarship
  • Wal-Mart Foundation
  • Zonta International (Women Only)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program Scholarship
  • Ventura County Community Foundation