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College and Career

Plan for your future.

We have Career and College Centers at Kamiakin, Kennewick and Southridge high schools, with specialists who are available to assist students in planning for their future. 

Career Centers provide the following:

  • Career information (including specific job and career occupations)
  • College information
  • Testing in interest areas
  • SAT and ACT testing
  • ASVB testing
  • Scholarship information
  • Financial aid information
  • Job shadow information and opportunities
  • Volunteering information and opportunities

Careers - Choose your path

Whether you're preparing for college, an apprenticeship, a career in the military or something else, visit with the counselors in your high school's Career Center to lay out a plan for your future.


Career Cruising
Community & Technical Colleges
Explore Apprenticeships
Job Corps
Today's Military
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Peace Corps
Washington Career Bridge

Colleges - Pick your destination

If you're planning on attending college, be sure to check your preferred institutions' requirements and cost for attendance, as well as application deadlines. Try to have all of your applications done by December to expedite the admission process. This will also allow for more time to organize your financial aid plans and residence hall assignments. If possible, take the time to tour your preferred college campuses and find which college best fits your academic needs and personality. 


WashBoard - Connects Washington students with scholarship opportunities. Registration required.

Kennewick Schools Foundation

The Kennewick Schools Foundation offers scholarships. Here are the 2022 scholarships available for Kamiakin, Kennewick and Southridge high school students: Kamiakin scholarshipsKennewick scholarships and Southridge scholarships.


Ready Set Grad
Washington Universities & Colleges
Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET)

Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid on time is important. Even if you don't qualify for any financial aid, your FAFSA application will still be used in applying for scholarships, grants, work-study, student employment and student loans. If you miss the FAFSA priority funding deadline, you may not be considered for all financial aid programs.

As part of your application, you'll create a FAFSA ID. This ID will allow you to access your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. 


If your plans after graduation include joining the military, you'll want to take the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test. The ASVAB is a timed assessment that scores you in four areas: arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension and mathematics knowledge. Your scores in these areas will count toward your AFQT (Armed Forces Qualifying Test) and will determine if you are qualified to enlist in the military. The higher your score, the more likely you are to receive the specialty or job that you want. 


Community College Test

Students planning to attend Columbia Basin College or another community college will need to take the ACT Compass test. 

Other Tests 



Program Contacts

Debbie Smith
Kamiakin High School Career Specialist
(509) 222-5376

Cassandra Miller
Kennewick High School Career Specialist
(509) 222-7019

Cassandra Miller
Kennewick High School Career Specialist
(509) 222-7019