Special Programs and Opportunities

Black Cultural Alliance Alumni

The Fort Hunt High School - Black Cultural Alliance Alumni (FHHS - BCAA)  will host the 5th annual High School Career Forum, Sat., Oct. 17, 2020.  Due to COVID-19,  this year's event will be virtual.  The last day of registration is Thurs. Oct 15, 2020, but we ask for students to register asap. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at fhhsbcaa@gmail.com or call 703-740-7832.  You can visit our Facebook page @FHHS BCAA High School Career Forum
2020 FHHS - BCAA HSCF Student Letter (1).pdf

University of Richmond MOVE

MOVE (Multicultural Online Visit Experience) is a two-day virtual evening program on October 15 and 16. Participants will join candid discussions with faculty, students, and University leadership, learn more about available support services, participate in an interactive icebreaker with current students, and even benefit from a moment of wellness through a guided meditation.

 University of Richmond MOVE Application

George Mason University Game and Technology Academy

As part of the Advancing Computer Science Education Grant (ACSE) award, we are pleased to announce that we are offering students in middle and high school the opportunity to participate in one of the following virtual computer classes at NO COST to them:

Game Design with Unity and C#Game Design with RobloxIntroduction to Python for Machine Learning/AIJava Programming

VACRAO Virtual Panels and College Fairs

VACRAO has partnered with StriveScan to provide eight virtual weeks of virtual information to you and your students. This format includes four weeks of panels and four weeks of college “fairs”. 

Here are the details for each week:
Week 1: [9/14-9/18] Transfer-specific panel presentations and virtual college fairs
Week 2: [9/21-9/25] Freshman admission panel presentations
Weeks 3-6: [9/28-10/23] Freshman virtual college fairs (two days per week with a daytime and evening option each week)
Week 7: [10/26-10/30] Freshman admission panel presentations
Week 8: [11/2-11/6] Transfer-specific panel presentations and virtual college fairs

Students can begin registering for weeks one and eight for transfer information on August 31. Registration for weeks two through seven will open on September 7. Registration will stay open for two weeks from the date of opening and we will send additional information as soon as we have it.  Please note that all weeks and events are free and open to all students, regardless of their region in Virginia. To promote accessibility and flexibility to Virginia students, they will be able to register for as many options as they would like throughout the eight weeks. Registration is hosted through StriveScan and all sessions will be held through Zoom Webinars.
Registration on 

Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Website

Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Prince William County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific PWCS school. Numerous outside organizations are utilizing Zoom to provide services and resources to students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-PWCS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for Zoom before participating.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium

FREE NASA OPPORTUNITIES FOR VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following FREE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) opportunities for Virginia high school students in grades 10 through 12.  

10th Grade
Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) – Online course for 10th grade students focusing on missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a week-long summer academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility.http://vsgc.odu.edu/spacecoast/

11th and 12th Grade
Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) – Online course for 11th and 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to the Moon and on to Mars with a week-long summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center. Students can earn up to four free dual enrollment college credits.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/

11th and 12th Grade
Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) – This interactive online earth system science course for 11th and 12th grade students features NASA scientific research and data. Students can earn up to five dual enrollment college credits and can also be selected to attend a summer academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS

Our online course applications are OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 25th for 10th – 12th grade students to apply. Each program also hires a cohort of Master Teachers to grade student work in our virtual environment. Teachers, please refer to each program’s website for details on becoming a paid Master Teacher!

American Pool Digital Recruiting

We are hiring individuals 15 years or older to be lifeguards, pool managers, and supervisors. Pools are located all over Virginia and several in your community. We offer all the necessary training and certifications for our employees to succeed. These opportunities are great for high schoolers to have on their resumes.
American Pool Interview Request
American Pool Online Application

The College Board National Recognition Programs

The College Board National Recognition Programs create pathways to college for students from underrepresented communities by awarding them academic honors and connecting them with universities across the country. Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT and are African American, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, or attend school in a rural area or small town, may be invited to apply for academic recognition as part of the College Board National Recognition Programs.
The College Board National Recognition Programs Website

2020 Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a public effort to encourage kids to learn how to code, through annual district-wide competitions hosted by Members of Congress for their district.  Established by the United States House of Representatives in 2014, this competition encourages students to create and submit their own app for the opportunity to receive national recognition. Students may participate as individuals or in teams of up to four. Congressional App Challenge (CAC) winners may be eligible to have their app featured on a display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, and will be honored by their Member of Congress.

Congressional App Challenge Website
Congressional App Challenge Flyer

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Recruitment Section is happy to talk to individuals who want to learn more about a career in the fire and rescue department.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Website

Heavy Construction Contractors Association

Workforce Development has been a key initiative for HCCA as our companies continually seek unskilled(entry-level) and skilled workers to build VDOT and privately-funded projects.   If an individual is willing to get their hands dirty, now is a great time to step into a rewarding career path in heavy construction. HCCA member firms are hiring entry-level and skilled positions. I am collecting job listings from our companies and compiling them on our website to be used as a resource for job seekers to see the multitude of companies hiring now. HCCA teamed up with several trade associations to work with Governor Northam’s office on declaring Construction an essential service during the pandemic. Our companies’ crews have increased their safety measures and altered their work practices to accommodate CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in order to continue moving Virginia’s infrastructure forward.
Heavy Construction Contractors Association Website

Mometrix Test Preparation

SAT Practice Test

Mometrix Test Preparation Website

SteamFitters UA Local 602

The Apprenticeship program is a five-year training program.  Apprentices are assigned to a union contractor and work on assigned work sites, generally forty hours per week, depending on the job conditions and the economy.
SteamFitters UA Local 602 Website

T.B.I. Lawn Care

We are currently offering entry-level career opportunities in our turf care division.  The training will include applications of various materials to develop turfgrass to its highest potential.
Contact us today at (703) 455-5296 or info@turfbuilders.com

Tri-Ed Tutoring

Tri-Ed Tutoring is a family-owned business that provides private in-home and online tutoring services for all subjects and grade levels, including SAT and ACT prep. We currently have tutors available in most Northern Virginia and DC metro areas.
Tri-Ed Tutoring Website

Ua Local 5 JATC

The Plumber’s Local #5 Apprenticeship School is dedicated to training apprentice plumbers and pipefitters, on behalf of the United Association of Plumbers Local 5 & Contractor Association.  The five-year program, provided to qualified applicants, combines intensive technical classroom instruction at the school’s state-of-the-art facility with on-the-job training.
Ua Local 5 JATC Website

US Naval Academy

The preliminary application for admission to the Class of 2025 through our Admissions website at https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/.  We do conduct a rolling admissions process, and therefore, completing your application early is highly encouraged. Please know, however, your preliminary application must be submitted by December 31, 2020. 

Although we have reduced or postponed our external outreach efforts due to current public health concerns associated with the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), please know that our Office of Admissions remains fully operational.  We have posted a Naval Academy Admissions Brief on YouTube for students, parents, and educators to familiarize themselves with our admissions process.  All of our counselors are available to conduct virtual visits and attend virtual college fairs as requested. 

Vint Hill Educational Services

Vint Hill Educational Services offers mock tests for the ACT and SAT. These are taken in a group setting to simulate the testing environment. For the ACT and SAT, we will review the scores to see which test the student is scoring higher on. Since all colleges and universities accept both tests, it's beneficial to know if your child is scoring higher on the ACT or SAT.  Check out our ACT versus SAT comparison chart for test differences.
Vint Hill Educational Services Website

Virginia Commonwealth University

While we are currently unable to host students on campus, we offer multiple opportunities for students to connect with the Office of Admissions. Throughout each week, we offer live virtual information sessions and question & answer chat sessions. Students should register online to participate. We also offer a virtual campus tour that students and their families may access online from the comfort of their home.  The Office of Admissions is still able to be reached by phone between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, at (804)828-1222, and via email at ugrad@vcu.edu.
Live virtual information sessions and question & answer chat sessions registration

Virtual Campus Tour

Virginia Space Grant 

NASA Sponsored STEM Programs - Full Website
Virginia Space Grant Website

Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps

DCR's Virginia State Park Youth Conservation Corps Program was honored with the United States Department of the Interior's Outstanding State Volunteer program award in 2010. The Take Pride in America award cited the YCC's "... outstanding commitment to the stewardship of America's public lands and natural and cultural resources."  Overview: The mission of DCR’s Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is to engage young people in a structured program of important conservation and park projects on public lands while providing learning that fosters teamwork, self-esteem, social responsibility and respect for the environment.
Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps Website

VT Corp of Cadets

Spend the night program.
VT Corp of Cadets Website