College & Career Center

The College & Career Center is designed to aid Carroll High School students and parents as they prepare for all aspects of post-secondary experience. We are committed to college readiness for all students. It's never too soon and never too late to start down the College Ready path. Here are resources to help you begin what may be the most exciting and important journey of your life!

Academic Readiness

Once you begin your college career, you need to feel confident that your high school preparation was more than adequate: this is academic readiness, a crucial component for college success. It means that you can handle college course work without remediation, especially in math, reading, and writing. Think about the following while keeping up with your high school course load.

  • Have you worked with your parents and counselor on your 4-year plan?
  • Do you know how to calculate your GPA?
  • Should you consider taking a college entrance exam prep course?

Carroll High School has academic course offerings to prepare you for any higher education experience. All students are encouraged to take rigorous, college preparatory courses in order to be eligible and ready for college academia.

High School Classes that Colleges Look For

AP Exams and AP Courses

College-equivalent courses offered in high school. Students can earn credit at most colleges and universities from AP Exams which are correlated to AP courses.

Personal Readiness

One important component of being College Ready is personal readiness--your ability to carry out your mission to successfully complete a college education. In addition to a strong commitment, think about these questions as you prepare for higher education.

  • How are your time management skills?
  • Do you have a support network?
  • Do you know where to go? Who to ask? When you need help?

It is your individual responsibility to develop skills and good work habits during high school that will pay off long into the future. Use these resources to ensure your success after graduating from Carroll High School.

First Steps to Personal Readiness


Efficient use of time and importance of meeting personal and college admission deadlines.

Parental Expectations and Support

Finding Your College Fit

Benefits of a Community College