College and Career Center

Helping students explore educational and career options, make realistic career decisions, and establish career goals

Important Dates/Events:

  • College Visits are underway. Students should sign up in Naviance – Instructions to do this are here: CollegeVisitSignup.  The career center will be taking attendance and having the students sign-in. College visits should last no more than 30 minutes.

  • Pathway to the Baccalaureate – this program walks students through the admission process with Northern Virginia Community College – An information session will be held September 24 during Eagle Time in September.
  • October 3, 2019-15th Annual VDOT Transportation Career Fair for High School Students in Northern Virginia. Field Trip. - This career fair is for students who are college bound as well as those wanting to enter the workforce immediately following high school.  It will cover careers in construction, engineering, technology, environment, multi-modal transportation and more!  Permission forms available in the Career Center.  Permission form due  Sept. 26, 2019

    October 20 and 21, 2019, The FCPS College Fair and College Night events offer a venue for high school students and parents to meet with colleges and universities to share information and answer questions about their institutions. Approximately 400 colleges attend these events. College Fair is an open-air setting and traditionally draws approximately 5,000 students and parents. College Night, held the following evening, attracts between 2,000 and 3,000 attendees. In addition to the open-air setting, College Night features workshops related to the college admissions process. Register here for more information:

  • October 23, 2019-Alcanza College Fair Field Trip- Permission Forms in the Career Center. - George Mason University will be hosting the 19th Annual Alcanza College Fair!  Mason hosts Alcanza as part of our effort to inform the Latino high school student population in the Washington, DC metropolitan area about their higher educational opportunities and to encourage them to pursue their education beyond high school. The day was created to get students motivated and excited about their post-secondary plans. Over 150 colleges from all over the nation attend Alcanza with about 2,000 high school students from all over the Washington DC metropolitan area. Permission form due  October 11, 2019
  • October 26, 2019- 9:00am – 2:00pm Edison High School, FAFSA Workshop and Completion Session- Register here:

  • November 7- Edison Academy Apprenticeship and Career Fair
  • November 18- ASVAB – Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test in the Career Center – open to Edison High School Juniors and Seniors. Sign up


Welcome to the EHS College and Career Center!!

Edison CEEB CODE (College Test): 470052

The College and Career Center is a service of the Student Services Department. The College and Career Career Center provides a framework of career awareness, career exploration, and career preparation activities for students to make the essential connection between school and career. They are prepared for this transition by understanding self and others, exploring occupations, making decisions, acquiring work skills and planning for life. The success of this transition depends on the cooperative effort of students, parents, teachers, counselors, and the community. 

College and Career Center Specialist: Mollis Cottingham         Email: @email

Phone: 703-924-8028

The College and Career Center hours are:

  • Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please Note: The College and Career Center may be closed during posted hours for special events and classes. Periodically the College and Career Center is closed for classes or meetings. Calling ahead for an appointment is encouraged.

The College and Career Career center is open to students during Eagle Time, lunch and after school. Parents are also encouraged to make an appointment to visit.  The Career Center is always open for parent appointments before, during, and after school