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What is the Academic & Career Center?

  • A  Resource to provide students with guidance in

    • career pathways

    • dual enrollment opportunities

    • high school graduation

    • college and technical school admissions requirements

    • entrance exams

 

  • A resource for students to improve

    • their study skills

    • career readiness

    • overall transition from middle to high school

    • transition from high school to college

 

  • A Resource for Parents

    • Application Process

    • Financial  Aid

    • Scholarships

 

Our goal is to provide all students with the opportunity

to earn a college credit before they graduate

from high school. 

JCS College and Career Advisor - Emily Bass

       I am originally from a small town in New Jersey near Princeton University. In high school I played soccer and ran track and field. My high school soccer team won the state championships my senior year, which was an amazing way to end my soccer career. In track and field, high jump was my main event where I was locally and nationally ranked for my junior and senior year.

     I continued my high jump career as a Division I student-athlete at the University of Virginia. Being a student-athlete at the University of Virginia was one of the most challenging but rewarding experiences, but it has also given me so many opportunities in life. After completing my Bachelor’s degree, I went back to New Jersey to get a Master’s degree in Student Affairs and College Counseling from Monmouth University. I moved to Jefferson and began a job as an academic advisor for the University of Georgia. After two and half years of being an academic advisor I knew that I wanted to work with middle school and high school students/parents on helping with career and college readiness.

       I currently live here in Jefferson with my husband Chase and my two dogs. 

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