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College & Career Center

The College and Career Center (CCC) is a hub on campus dedicated to helping students prepare for life after high school. Whether our students choose to go to college, enter a trade school or apprenticeship, or want to enter the workforce right away, they should be able to feel confident in those choices. It is our mission to ensure every student has access to the information and resources necessary to help them make informed choices about their future. 

All students who have questions about how to plan for life after high school are highly encouraged to stop by the space and ask! If you wish to schedule a meeting, please complete the following Google form.

The College and Career Center is typically open from 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Contact Blake Nelson, College and Career Center Advisor at blake.nelson2@springfield.k12.or.us or (541) 744-5157.


Resources and Services

The THS College and Career Center resources and services include: 

  • Help with financial aid resources: 
    • Oregon Promise, FAFSA, ORSAA, OSAC Scholarship Application, etc. 
    • Scholarship Research and assistance. 
  • Military Visits and ASVAB Testing. 
  • SAT/ACT Resources. 
  • Career Resources:
    • Job/Internship Searches 
    • Resume Building and Review 
    • Employability Workshops
    • Job Shadows
    • CTE Events 
  • College Resources:
    • Scheduling Visits from College Representatives.
    • College planning, admissions testing, essay review, and degree guide research.  
    • Assistance with Common App.
  • Student Mentoring 

College-Prep Roadmap

If you’re trying to figure out where to get started on your Post-Graduate Prepping Journey, here are some milestones to watch out for throughout your tenure in high school: 

  • Freshman 
    • Consider exploring extra curricular activities, including music, sports, robotics, and clubs.
  • Sophomore
    • Take the ASVAB. 
      • Determine what careers might be a good fit for you based on your interest(s) and scores.
    • Visit College Campuses and get a feel for the facilities.
    • Consider getting involved in Volunteer opportunities.
  • Junior 
    • Take the ACT/SAT.
    • Begin thinking about which schools you might be interested in.
    • Look at scholarships that accept or are dedicated to juniors.
  • Senior
    • Apply for the FAFSA 
      • Include any school(s) that you could be applying for  
    • Apply for: 
      • College OR 
      • Trade School OR 
      • Apprenticeships
    • Research and apply for Scholarships.