College and Career Center

The College and Career Center provides information and support to students to help them plan for and achieve their post-graduation goals. It offers assistance with the college application process. It also provides opportunities to meet with representatives from colleges and universities; trade and apprenticeship programs; police and firefighter cadet programs; and other post-secondary opportunities. College and Career Center offerings during the school day are open to juniors and seniors with the permission of their teachers.

Contact College and Career Coordinators

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 5, 2023

10: 00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

HBCU College Fair

Location: Aux Gym


Thursday, October 12, 2024

5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

College Info for Spanish Speaking Families

Location: College & Career Center


Thursday, October 12, 2024

6: 00 pm-8: 00 pm

College Fair

Location: Atrium

Seniors: What's Next for You After

We are here to help you apply to colleges, career schools, and scholarships; find an apprenticeship; and anything else for your future after high school.

9th Grade

Check out our guidelines for your freshman year.

10th Grade

Continue focusing on academics and finding ways to be involved in your school and community.

11th Grade

A big year! Stay strong with your grades and involvement, and continue researching college and career possibilities.


Preparing for College

Creating Your College List

Creating Your College List

Apply to College

Apply to College

Paying For College

Paying For College

Paying For College

Career Guidance

Elizabeth Levenson is the College and Career Center Coordinator. She is starting her 9th school year at Jackson-Reed High School. She has held several roles at Jackson-Reed, but the common thread among all of them is that she loves helping students. She was an English major at Cornell University, where she learned research and writing skills, and before coming to Jackson-Reed she worked as a copyeditor and proofreader. She is excited to help students with their college and career search--likely the biggest research project they have worked on in their lives so far. She works closely with the 12th grade counselors.