Post-Secondary Planning

Post-Secondary Planning

 Use this page to find information and resources related to career exploration, colleges, the military, trade schools, testing, financial aid/scholarships, and summer college programs!


Career Information



Big Future

Use Big Future's career search engine, videos, articles, and other tools to explore career paths and see which ones you might be interested in.

Smart Futures

Smart Futures offers surveys, activities, and skill-building tools to provide self-awareness and identify realistic career clusters, pathways, and goals. 


Career One Stop

Career One Stop provides integrated, easy to understand workforce information that helps job seekers, students, and workers.



Indeed offers tools for job searching, resume-building, company reviews, and users can apply to jobs directly on the site. 


volunteer LV

Find volunteer opportunities and trainings around the Lehigh Valley.


Provides resources to find apprenticeship opportunities, learn about apprenticeships and its benefits, and learn about how to become an apprentice.  


hot careers

Use this site to explore jobs, industries, wages, educational programs around the Lehigh Valley.


Testing Information

  • AP Testing - culmination exam for an Advanced Placement course offered at the high school that takes place each May
  • PSAT - preparation exam for the SAT taken primarily by juniors. High enough scores can help a student obtain a National Merit Scholarship
  • SAT - college entrance exam covering the areas of Math, Reading, and Writing
  • ACT - college entrance exam covering the academic areas of English, Math, Reading, Scientific Reasoning, and an optional Writing test
  •  ASVAB - a multiple-aptitude exam that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. Typically taken Fall of Junior year

Financial Aid & Scholarships


PHEAA provides information about the Financial Aid Process. Click on their logo or see the attached PowerPoint for more information. 

PHEAA Presentation.pdf


The 2024-2025 FAFSA opens December 2023! Click on the icon to access their website. 



Scholarship Search Engines:

Military Information

 Our Forces - Provides an overview for different military branches



College Information

Use the common app to apply to many colleges & universities. See the How-To video for assistance with filling out your application!

common app



College Search Engines - Search for schools based on offered majors, tuition, location, etc

College Board 

College Scorecard

The Princeton Review

Tuition Tracker


Local 2-Year Colleges -  Some schools offer both 2 and 4 year programs

Northampton Community College

Lehigh-Carbon Community College

Lackawanna College

Pennsylvania College of Technology