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College & Career Center

Charlotte Achen, College & Career Specialist
Phone: 831-335-4721 x215 Email:

The SLVHS College & Career Center empowers students to reflect on their talents and experiences, explore their college & career options in order to achieve their goals.

By working directly with students and collaborating with our counseling team, a broad array of partners, communities and networks, our center facilitates programs, activities and services that enable students to take ownership of their college & career decisions which will lead to meaningful professional lives.


Important Links

FAFSA Information
What you will need beforehand:
  • A Federal Student Aid ID (For both Student & One Parent) - See Step One Below
  • Student’s Social Security Number
  • Parents 2018 Federal Income Tax Returns, W-2’s and other records of money earned.
  • Bank Statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • Step One: Create your FSA ID (Both Parent and Student) by clicking here.
  • Step Two: Starting October 1st, fill out your FAFSA by clicking here.
  • Step Three: Make sure your FAFSA is signed at the end by yourself and your parent using the FSA ID
  • Step Four: In the Spring, be sure to check your email and your College / Universities portal as their financial aid office will need more documents.


College-Search Information
The College & Career Center provides resources along with the guidance counselors and Pathways Program to help students of all grades consider what they will do after high school. 

Services and Programs:
  • Educational and occupational information for students, teachers, parents and the community
  • In-class presentations 
  • Career speakers and college representatives on campus
  • Assessments on school-to-career Website
  • Work permits
  • Youth Employment Program bulletin board for advertisement of local jobs for high school youth
Materials and Resources:
  • Scholarship Resources
  • College admissions general reference materials, financial aid information, and college handbooks
  • College Applications (University of California, California State Universities and Common Application)
  • SAT I, SAT II and ACT registration forms
  • Computerized career and college information (Choices software program)
  • Up-to-date military information
  • Career pamphlets from business, industrial and governmental sources
  • Vocational Ed, ROP, and apprenticeship information
  • Foreign exchange information
  • Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution for middle and high schools that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals.
  • Summer Programs/ College Information Sessions
  • SAT Question of the Day