• Welcome to the CHS
    College & Career Readiness Center
    (CCRC Room 102/103)

    The CCRC is the Curtis High School's College & Career Readiness Center.  The CCRC is designed to assist students in helping them through the college selection and career preparation process.  The CCRC is equipped with a full computer lab available to students during lunch and after school.  In addition, there are many “grab and go” handouts, as well as, this comprehensive website to support students planning for “Life after High School”.


    The CCRC is located in Room 103 at Curtis High School.  Hours of operation during the school year (unless otherwise noted onsite):


    Monday – Thursday  7:15am - 3:00pm

    Friday                     7:15am - 2:30pm


    We encourage students and parents to review the information in this website.  The CCRC website is divided into five sections: Career Planning, College Planning, High School & Beyond Program, Volunteer Service, and Upcoming Events.  Please look at each section and check back often, as we plan to continually update this information.



    • Career Assessment Tools (Explore Careers)

    • Job Search Tips (Resume Writing, Cover Letter Writing & Interview Prep)

    • Apprenticeship, Internship & Job Shadow Programs (On-The-Job Training)



    • College Selection (4-Year, 2-Year, Technical & Training Programs)

    • College Testing (PSAT, SAT, ACT, Accuplacer & Compass)

    • College Application Process (Common Application, College Application Tools & Essay)

    • Financial Aid Information (FAFSA)

    • Scholarships

    • Career & Technical Education (Dual Credit)

    • Running Start

    HIGH SCHOOL & BEYOND PROGRAM (Formerly Culminating Project/Cohort)

    • Naviance & x2Vol 


    • Volunteer Service Requirements

    • Earn a Varsity Letter in Community Service


    • College Testing & Class Dates | College Fair Events | College Visits at CHS


    We are also available for one-on-one appointments to assist parents and/or students. To schedule an appointment, please contact:


    Michael Tompkins, College & Career Counselor

    (253) 566-5710 ext. 2103 |  mtompkins@upsd83.org

    Available Monday - Friday | 7:15am - 2:30pm


    Debbie Douglas, College & Career Coordinator

    (253) 566-5710 ext. 2194 | ddouglas@upsd83.org

    Available Monday - Thursday | 9:00am - 3:00pm