Beyond High School
Your Choices After Graduation
At DUSD, it’s our goal for all students to graduate with a 21st Century education that ensures they are college and career ready, globally competitive and citizens of strong character.
But one size doesn’t fit all. For some students, college is the logical next step of their journey while others are eager to leave the classroom and enter the working world. Explore your options with these resources.
College and Career Resources
College & Career Center
Stop by to speak to a counselor! We are here to answer your questions.
Location: Room O1
7:30 am – 1:30 pm
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Tips for Deciding on Your College
- Know your ability
- Pick three colleges by the end of 8th grade
- Know their admissions qualifications
- Know your family’s financial abilities
- Talk to your counselors in the 9th grade
- Always know your GPA
Universities & Colleges
Cal State Campuses
- California State University Bakersfield
- California State University Channel Islands
- California State University Chico
- California State University Dominguez Hills
- California State University East Bay
- California State University Fresno
- California State University Fullerton
- Humboldt State University
- California State University Long Beach
- California State University Los Angeles
- California Maritime Academy
- California State University Monterey Bay
- California State University Northridge
- California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
- California State University Sacramento
- California State University San Bernardino
- San Diego State University
- San Francisco State University
- San Jose State University
- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
- California State University San Marcos
- Sonoma State University
- California State University Stanislaus
Community Colleges in Southern California
- Allan Hancock College
- College of the Canyons
- College of the Desert
- Cypress College
- El Camino
- Fullerton College
- Imperial Valley
- Irvine Valley
- Long Beach
- Los Angeles Community Colleges
- Los Angeles City College
- Mt. San Antonio
- Rancho Santiago
- Rio Hondo
- Saddleback College
- San Diego
- Santa Barbara
- Santa Monica
- South Orange County CCD
- Ventura County
Associate Degree for Transfer
The California Community Colleges and partnering institutions created a transfer program to make it easier for students like you to start at a community college, transfer to a guaranteed saved spot at a participating four-year university, and earn a bachelor’s degree.
Other Colleges & Universities
- Art Center College of Design
- Azusa Pacific University
- California Institute of the Arts
- California Institute of Technology
- California Lutheran University
- California School of Professional Psychology
- California Western School of Law
- Chapman University
- The Claremont Colleges
- The Fielding Institute
- Independence University (formerly California College for Health Sciences)
- La Sierra University
- University of La Verne
- Loyola Marymount University
- The Master’s College
- Mount St. Mary’s College
- National University
- The Neurosciences Institute
- Occidental College
- Pepperdine University
- Phillips Graduate Institute
- Point Loma Nazarene College
- Salk Institute for Biological Studies
- University of San Diego
- Scripps Research Institute
- Southern California College of Optometry
- Southwestern University School of Law
- University of Southern California
- Vanguard University
- West Coast University
- Westmont College
- Whittier College
- William Howard Taft University
CaliforniaColleges.edu provides students with an all-inclusive guide for their college & career paths & enables educators to track their progress.
Community College Review
Learn about community colleges, find colleges, get financial aid help and college life tips.
California Community Colleges
Apply Online: CCC Online
Cerritos Complete Program
Get 2 years of college for free.
Attention Seniors! Do you want to be a teacher? Then apply for the DEA Scholarship by completeing the application (attached below) by March 27. DEA-COMP-APPLICATION-24Download
Are you interested in having your incoming 9th grader join the Early College Program? Then make sure to attend one of our Parent Info Nights on Thursday 2/22 or Wednesday 2/28. The Early College application is available and can be accessed from the link below. Early...
Attention Seniors! The Local Scholarship Application is now open. Make sure to submit your application before the NEW deadline on Thursday February 1st to be considered for many local scholarships. Application
Hey Bears! Do you want to earn college credit while in high school? Then enroll in a Dual Enrollment class. Use the link in bio to start the enrollment process. The deadline to enroll is Friday November 17th. Enroll Now!
Students, check out the options available to you during your Advisory period.
It’s time to sign up for After School Classes for the fall. Use the link below to sign up. Sign up for classes!
Bears! Take advantage of our Dual Enrollment program and receives college credit while in high school. Complete the interest form to sign up! DE-PROMO-6_12Download Dual-Enrollment-Course-DescriptionsDownload
Hey Bears! Check out the College & Career Center's Monthly Newsletter for all of the latest information. CCC Monthly Newsletter
CTE Virtual Career Panels are next week! There are two sessions offered, both start at 6:00PM via Zoom. Tuesday, March 28th - Arts, Media & EntertainmentRyan Somohano - The Walt Disney CompanyMatt Winston - Stan Winston School of Character ArtsRoxanne Paz - Glow...
Warren High School’s Early College Program is designed for students who want to get a head start in college.
If you missed the in person or zoom meeting about the Early College Program, please use the link below to view the webinar. Early College Webinar Early College Application
Hello Bears! Do you know any current 8th graders?! Warren High School invites current 8th grade students and families to attend an informational meeting about the Early College program that will be offered next year at Warren High School (WHS). In this program, future...
The resources and links below can help you find a great career.
Learn about yourself, the employment options available to you and the training that will prepare you for them.
California Conservation Corps
Learn skills, earn scholarships, make friends – the best year of your life!
California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association
Apprentices not only learn occupational skills in the classroom, their learning is expanded to include hands-on, paid, on-the-job training!
Long Beach Job Corps Center
No-cost education and career technical training program.
Los Angeles Job Corps Center
Offering the skills you need to succeed in today’s workforce, at no cost to you or your family.
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Find out which careers are in demand.
Tips for Creating Professional Resume
When you apply for a job, you will be asked to provide your resume. Here are some tips and resources to help you create a professional looking resume.
High School Resume Template
How to create a high school resume with examples: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/resumes-cover-letters/high-school-resume-template
How to Make a Resume with the Microsoft Word Template
How to Make a Resume with Google Docs
Join the United States Military
Army – Navy – Air Force – Marines – Coast Guard
Are you thinking about joining the military after high school? You’re not alone, and there are many benefits to joining a branch of our military. However, it’s important to fully understand what you’re signing up for and what will be required of you for the contracted years you sign on.
- U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident with valid “green card”
- Must be at least 17 years old (with parent permission) or 18+
- Each branch of the military has a different enlistment age limit
- High school diploma or GED
- Must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test
- Must pass a physical exam and meet weight limits
Steps to Enlist
- Contact a recruiter
- Report to a military entrance processing stations (MEPS)
- Await orders for basic training
U.S. Air Force (USAF)
- Department of Defense
- Aerial military operations
U.S. Army (USA)
- Department of Defense
- Major ground combat
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
- Department of Homeland Security
- Maritime law enforcement
U.S. Marine Corps (USMC)
- Department of Defense
- Supports other branches
- Land, sea-based, and air-ground operations
- Department of Defense
- Protects waterways outside of Coast Guard jurisdiction
Ace the ASVAB
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
To join a branch of our military, you’ll need to take the ASVAB test. This timed test scores four areas: Arithmetic Reasoning, World Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Mathematics Knowledge. Your scores in these four areas will determine your eligibility to enlist in the military. Prep for the exam with practice ASVAB tests or learn more with these helpful resources.