Career Center - Room 3207

Welcome to the Career Center! 

The Denfeld High School Career Center has moved to room #3207. We welcome all students and parents to stop in to see what the Career Center has to offer.  Come get information and your questions answered about 2 and 4-year colleges, college applications, scholarship searches, careers, specialty trades programs and apprenticeships, private career schools, military opportunities, and more!

Students can visit the Career Center during study halls, lunch, after school, or by special appointment. Our normal hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. And by appointment with Catherine Long. Please feel free to email her at catherine.long@isd709.org.   The Career Center welcomes parent inquiries anytime!

 

 

2020-2021 TEST DATES

 

PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test):  January 26th, 2021 - Denfeld - Grade 11 - Cost:  $20.00 or fee is waived if on Free/Reduced Lunch.  Letters with information how to sign up will be sent to all Juniors and their parent/guardian at the end of November.  This optional exam takes two and a half hours and measures critical reading, math, and writing skills.  The PSAT gives feedback on your critical academic skills, it prepares you for the SAT (and for the rigor of the ACT), it starts you getting ready for college, it enters you into a scholarship competition, and it helps you see which AP or CITS courses you might be ready for.  Students in advanced placement, Honors, or CITS Classes are encouraged to take this test. 

 

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery):  April 13, 2021 - Denfeld Media Center - Grades 10, 11, 12 - Cost:  Free;  Sign Up With Ms. Saari in the Guidance Office.  Note:  The scores are not released to the military.  The ASVAB multiple choice test used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces.  The test is also a good indicator of a student's strengths as it tests their skills in the following areas:  General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information,  Automotive and Shop Information, Mechanical Comprehension, Assembling Objects, Verbal Expression 
 
 
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTS 
Check the websites of the college you are interested in attending to see what test is recommended or required.
 

ACT Plus Writing:  The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States. The ACT test covers four academic skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. It also offers an optional direct writing test. It is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the United States as well as more than 225 universities outside of the U.S.  The test is given on specific Saturdays at various locations in Duluth (not Denfeld).  To register for the ACT, click on www.actstudent.org, create an account, and follow the instructions. Fee Waivers are available for students who qualify by contacting their School Counselor.  

 

SAT With Essay:  The SAT is a standardized test that colleges and universities use for admission as well as to determine a student's academic skills.   The test  has four sections, as well an optional essay. The sections are reading, writing and language, mathematics (with and without a calculator).  It is accepted at all four-year colleges and universities in the United States.  The test is given on specific Saturdays throughout the year.  To register for the SAT, click on https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat, create an account, and follow the instructions.  Fee Waivers are available for students who qualify by contacting their School Counselor.