College & Career

College and Career Calendar

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Career Specialists may assist your student with individual College and Career planning on a one-on-one basis.  Parents are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment.

Career Tech E-mail Address Phone Ext
Mrs. Tina Campos 5546
Mrs. Maria Lopez 5514
Ms. Lori Roman 5591

Location:  Room A-201 (right next to the Annex upstairs)

Services Offered

  • Scholarships: Current list of national based scholarships are available in the Career Center.  Note: Not to be confused with the Local scholarship-this has its own application/webpage
  • College Entrance exams:  SAT, ACT, and PSAT
  • Monthly College/University visits Downey HS to answer questions regarding admissions etc…
  • One-on-One Advisement regarding the College application process.
  • FAFSA information and important dates to apply for financial aid.
  • Eureka: Computerized guidance database to match skills to Career options and to complete Career Assessments and Career Exploration Projects packets.
  • Naviance is a Career planning website personalized to each student at Downey HS, providing Career Planning, Assessments, College searches and Comparisons. College alert system to notify students of colleges matching their interests visiting DHS.
  • ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery-detail career assessment sponsored by the military usually administer each year on campus.
  • CTE class information on how to register for CTE classes and so much more!
  • Work Permits available upon requests to our students ages 13-17

College and Career News


Scholarships ending soon….

Adrian De Vicente Memorial Scholarship DUE: Weds, April 5th

Mother & Son Scholarship DUE: Fri,  April 7th

Downey Lions Club Spirit of Community Scholarship DUE: Fri, April 14th

Turn-in Application in A201 College Center by 3pm NO Late applications will be accepted.

Stop by the College Career Center for current list of scholarships!


3 Scholarships Due soon: Downey Fed Credit Union , Essay contest and Stauffer Commty College Grant

Seniors Attention Seniors!!! We have 3 scholarships Due very soon, the Downey Federal Credit Union scholarship Due Feb 21, the “How you will make the world a better place” Essay Contest Scholarship is Due Feb 24 and the Stauffer Community College Scholarship/Grant Due Feb 28th.  All of these scholarships are in your Naviance account and are available in the College Career Ctr. A201-Go for It and Good Luck!

Rio Hondo Senior Preview Day

Rio Hondo Senior Preview Day is February 16th. If you plan on attending RH College in the Fall and would like to tour their campus, stop by the College & Career Center in A201 to pick up a permission slip. This field trip has limited seating so first-come, first-serve. Permission slips must be turned in before Feb 9th. Stop by A201 for more information.

K16 Cerritos Complete Parent Night

Cerritos College will be hosting a Parent Night for their new program “Cerritos Complete!” This program is available to graduating Seniors attending Cerritos in the fall. Please join us to hear the benefits of the program, such as FREE tuition and PRIORITY registration, for those who meet the program requirements. The meeting will be  held Tuesday, January 24th in the DHS Theater from 6-7:30. Spanish session will also be available.

Scholarship 4 students who want 2BTeachers

The Downey Educators Association has a scholarship for future teachers.. You must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, entering College in the fall, Write a brief essay and fill out the application. You may pick-up paper application in A201 the deadline for this scholarship is Feb 9 in A201.

MADE Work Experience Program

  • MADE Work Experience Program
  • Open to ALL 11th graders
  • Gain real-world experience
  • Learn to create an effective Resume and Cover Letter
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Student Orientation, Weds, October 26, DURING BOTH LUNCHES IN THE LIBRARY
  • Tues, Nov 15 After School in the Library Workshop#1 Topic: Self Discovery
  • Tues, Dec 13 After School in the Library Workshop #2 Topic: Building Your Brand & Made Application Due
  • Tues, Jan 17 After School in the Library Workshop #3 Topic: Becoming A Young Professional
  • Tues, Feb 14 After School in the Library Workshop #4 Topic: TBA
  • Tues, March 14 After School in the Library Workshop #5 Topic: NETworking the ROOM
  • Tues, April 11 After School in the Library Workshop #6 Topic: Mastering the Interview
  • May/June 16th After School in the Library Workshop #7 Topic: Parent & Student Orientation
  • June After School in the Library Workshop #8 Topic: Employer Interviews
  • June-August Six-week Work Experience
  • July Summer Workshops
  • August Program Culmination

Senior Parent Night 2016

Here is a copy of the presentation from the Senior Parent Night on October 4, 2016

Senior Parent Night Presentation

Many Colleges visit Downey High every Month

Parents and students please view the events calendar on our webpage for the many College and University visits at Downey HS on a monthly basis!  Stop by the College Career Ctr. A201 for an updated calendar of events.  We hope to see you at the many college presentations happening here at Downey High! Topics will include application/admissions process, financial aid, athletics and personal statement Q’s and so much more.  You can have your college Q’s answered by a college admissions counselor from the college of your dreams-hope you will plan to join us!