All students will be using Naviance through out high school to help them better understand themselves as students and assist with college and career planning. Parents are encouraged to use this tool as well and can e-mail their child's counselor to request a registration code to set up an account. Use the sign in links below to access Naviance.
In the fall of each school year, Sun Valley is a testing location for the ASVAB exam for students thinking of pursuing a career in the military. Scores from this test are used for enlistment eligibility as well as serving as a career exploration program to help young adults identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations. The exam is offered to students in grades 10-12. Please note that 10th grade students can not use their scores for enlistment eligibility. The should retake the ASVAB exam their Junior or Senior year, as scores are only valid for 2 years from graduation.
Training: When a recruit decides to join the military they begin a training process. Learn more about the differences in training for enlisted and officers and advanced training.
Career Fields and Profiles: Explore career fields and profiles that match your interests and skills. Learn about day to day responsibilities and required training. Also, discover the differences for enlisted and officers. Furthermore, the compensation estimator can help you learn about the salary and benefits for an active duty service member.
The Pennsylvania Career Guide is a valuable resource for students and job seekers alike. Information in the guide is geared to help individuals prepare for continuing education and/or entering the workforce. Within the guide, the Occupational Data Bank contains employment, wage, and job outlook data for more than 250 occupations. A brief interest assessment that aligns one's personality to potential careers is also included to assist those who may be starting a job search or looking to change/advance their career. Other Commonwealth resources to assist job seekers, such as PA Career Link services and apprenticeship opportunities are also highlighted.
PHEAA's Education Planner
Not sure what career is right for you? PHEAA'S Education Planner has a lot of helpful information for students who are trying to decide what career path is right for them. On their website, you can search for careers based on your interests, abilities, and skills. You can also search careers and watch videos about what you would do in that job. In addition, you can also find jobs that will be needed in the future and will be growing and expanding.