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What is College and Career Readiness?

CCR at DeLand High School

What does it mean to be college and/or career ready?


Our Bulldogs will have the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in any post-secondary option they choose. They will learn to effectively communicate, develop informed arguments, analyze information and data, collaborate, present information, and use research to make informed judgements.  In addition, they will learn time management, study, critical and analytical thinking and reading skills, and preparation for high stakes tests and exams.


College and career readiness takes the form of many options at DHS: Career and Technical Education (CTE), Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement and the IB Diploma Programme.

Students can earn a college and career readiness credit the following ways:

  • Take a CTE course with an attached industry certification exam and pass that certification exam
  • Take a dual enrollment course and pass that course with at least a “C”
  • Take an Advanced Placement class and pass the AP Exam with a score of at least 3
  • Take an IB class and pass the IB Exam with a score of at least 4

Students who participate in these programs can earn college credit and show potential colleges/universities that they can manage a rigorous course load, a necessary component of post-secondary success. 

All Bulldogs who earn their CCR (college/career readiness) point will receive an honor cord to wear at graduation! 

Orange City Fire Department Cadet Recruitment Event

Be sure to stop by the table, outside of Student Services, during lunch on Thursday, September 22 for more information. 

College Application Webinars

Upcoming Free Webinars

The following webinars are being offered by International College Counselors.

September 14 @ 7PM EST      

Applying to Ivy League and Highly Selective Colleges  



September 21 @ 7PM EST      

Applying to Four Year Universities in Florida



September 28 @ 7PM EST      

How to Write an Amazing Common Application Essay



October 6 @ 7PM EST      

College Admissions: What To Expect and How To Get In



October 12 @ 7PM EST      

The Secrets of Superb College Admissions Supplemental Essay



College 101 Webinars


Planning your education after high school is a big step that can come with a lot of questions. Learn how to select a college, how to apply, and how to fund your journey during three nights of informative, fact-filled College 101 webinars in September.


These FREE webinars are packed with great information about the next steps to take to go to college. Register for "College 101: What to Do, When to Do It, and How" today.


September 22, 2022
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET

Submit a college application that wows!
You don’t have to go through the college application process alone. Learn how to get your information ready and apply to the college that's best for you!


September 29, 2022
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET

You’ve applied. Now, how do you pay for college?
Don’t let the cost of college stop you from achieving your dreams. Find out how to lower your cost through scholarships, grants, and other financial aid options.

Community Service Opportunities

First Presbyterian Church is hosting a  food distribution event on October 15.  It's a drive-thru event where they load food into cars and have traditionally been able to serve 350-400 families. They are in need of strong young people to help with loading food into cars.


Student volunteers would need to be at the church (724 N Woodland Blvd- parking lot is behind Cook's Buffet) between 8:00 & 8:30 on Saturday, October 15. Event starts at 9:00 and they are usually done by 10:00. 

For questions and other information please contact Mrs. Mary Hoffmann at [email protected]

ACT and SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines SY 22-23

Volunteer Opportunity

Virtual College Tours


Check out the virtual tours for over 25 colleges and universities at:

College and Career Readiness Month at a Glance

College Admission Rep Visits

Financial Aid and FAFSA Resources

2022-23 Financial Aid and FAFSA Resources

The following links are resources for information about financial aid. 

NyFF Financial Aid Quick Reference Sheet

NyFF Financial Aid Today 2022-23

Financia Aid Overview 

Bright Futures Registration- Seniors

Bright Futures

Senior Bulldogs, 

Senior counselors and Mrs. Nehrig will be coming to your Econ/Gov't classes to help you apply for Bright Futures. 

Stay tuned for more information in October. 

Bright Futures Eligibility

State University System Matrix

SUS Matrix 2022-23

Florida SUS Matrix 

Senior Parent Night, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022

Senior College Application Information Meeting

Presentation Notes 

Three Messages Parents of High School Students Need to Hear About College Admissions-Blog

College Admissions Tips and Insights

For tips and insights into the college admissions process check out this blog post by Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgia Tech.