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Career Coach



Carrie Boswell

Career Coach, Clarke County High School

Office:  540-955-6130 x7496

Fax:  540-955-6139 


Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. or by appointment



High School Career Coaches


Virginia Community Colleges High School Career Coaches are community college employees who are based in local high schools to help high school students define their career aspirations and to recognize community college and other postsecondary programs, including apprenticeships and workforce training, that can help students achieve their educational and financial goals.


The fundamental objectives of the VCCS High School Career Coaches Program are to empower students to make informed decisions about their career and educational plans and to prepare students for success in postsecondary education and training.



What's New!

Dual Enrollment for 2016 - 2017


Please schedule your placement tests with the Career Coach, Mrs. Boswell.

There will be a dual enrollment informational meeting for students on Wednesday, August 31 at 8:30 a.m. with Mr. Potts and Mrs. Boswell.  

Students will be given details and instructions on the registration procedure.  Students will have an opportunity to sign up for placement testing.  

Dates and times for Lord Fairfax Dual Enrollment testing at CCHS are listed below.  

The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 20.  Students will have plenty of time to make other arrangements should they need a re-take. 

Dual Enrollment Registration Event @CCHS:  Tuesday, September 20 @ 7:30 a.m.

Courses Offered for Dual Enrollment at CCHS this year:
IB English 12
IB French IV
IB French V
IB History of the Americas I
IB Biology I
IB Biology II
Anatomy & Physiology
Medical Terminology
IB Spanish IV
IB Spanish V
Nurse Aide I

Placement Test Sessions:

Tuesday, September 6 @ 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 7 @ 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 8 @ 3:15 p.m.
Monday, September 12 @ 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday, September 13 @ 3:15 p.m.

Must sign up with Mrs. Boswell in advance


Virginia Education Wizard (


The Wizard is a one-stop, online resource that helps students walk through the front door to post-secondary education and on to high-paying and in-demand careers.

  • Careers:  Users can take assessments to find careers that match their interests, values, and skills, then explore specific occupations and get real-time details about the demand and local salaries for those occupations.  They can also prepare for jobs by building a resume and receiving tips for successful interviews.
  • Planning for College:  The Wizard allows users to search for colleges and universities across Virginia and prepare for college admission exams.  The Wizard also provides customized plans for a successful transition to college.
  • Paying for College:  Users can compare college costs, get assistance applying for financial aid, and search for scholarships.  The site also helps users understand various forms of financial aid, and how to successfully save and pay for college.
  • Transfer:  The Wizard outlines pathways to four-year degrees, including guaranteed admission to 25 Virginia universities.  The Wizard also helps plan, track and prompt necessary steps for an easy transfer.