College Career Exploration

 | Naviance Student | MCPS Youth Apprenticeship - Maryland Apprenticeship Program |
| The ASVAB | Discover Majors and Interest with the Montgomery College Career Coach |
 | High School Career Programs:  Automotive | Construction | IT | Thomas Edison High School of Technology |
| Additional  College Career Internet Resources |

Naviance Student

This Internet-based program is designed to assist students in all grades with their high school curriculum planning and postsecondary research. Students can compare colleges, career and tech schools, build resumes, research careers, set a game plan for the future and manage college application deadlines. Student and parent registrations are welcome. See a glimpse of the features of Naviance Student below!  Access the Northwest platform of this program here.

Naviance Student features include:

  • A plan for the high school curriculum
  • College and career research
  • College searches that include student GPA/Test Score comparison with college admissions requirements
  • Track applications & transcript requests
  • E-mail updates from Counseling and the College Career Information Center
  • View the latest high school visit schedule
  • Research scholarships
  • ...Build resumes and more

NWHS Parents and Guardians - Here's how to get REGISTERED with Naviance Student:

An e-mail account is recommended to use this tool. If you do not have an e-mail account, you are welcome to use Naviance | Student as a guest (limited features are accessible). If you have an e-mail account, please ask your student to add you to their account or send a message to the College/Career Information Center with the following information for Naviance Student access:

  • The student's full name, home address and grade
  • The parent or guardian full name and e-mail address

Registration information, including the Naviance Student web site, user name and password will be sent electronically to the e-mail address you provide!  Click here for direct access to the Northwest Naviance Student site.

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THE ASVAB & Career Exploration: Armed Services Aptitude Battery

The ASVAB is administered FREE to interested tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students and is an excellent career exploration tool. It can help identify the student's interests and aptitude in the following areas: verbal, math, science and technical skills. When a student's score is interpreted, he/she will lean how their interests and skills relate to the demands of more than 400 occupations, helping students to identify suitable career options. ASVAB results are released only to the student an not to the armed services. Should students wish to use their results as part of an enlistment conversation with military recruiters, they can provide their scores to the recruiter. Taking the ASVAB at MCPS high schools in no way involves a commitment to the military. 

The test date for the 2022-2023 school year is February 16, 2023 @ 7:45 am.  Parental consent will be required for a student to test at Northwest High School.  The permission form will be available HERE in early fall.  The test will be offered once each school year.  Testing and score interpretations will be during the school day.  Visit the NEW Official ASVAB Career Exploration Program web site and enter as applicant for more information on testing and resources.  | update 7 July 2022 |


Additional Career Exploration Resources:  Free site!  Matching people to careers, colleges, and companies for a better life.   Visit  A free resource for middle and high school students.Site includes Steps to College.  Advice about going to college.  Success stories. Career exploration. Visit

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