College and Career Readiness 

With the completion of another school year, there is still a large number of students that are undecided about furthering their education. For these students, the biggest roadblock is knowing what field of study or career path to pursue and how to pay for a college education. To help solve this problem, the Center for Online Education has created a comprehensive guide where students can research colleges and universities in Florida (or any other state), or learn about schools by degree/major. In addition, they have a consolidated list of national scholarships and other forms of financial aid.

For Florida students who are looking to stay in state, these links should be helpful:

For others who are looking to explore out of state programs, then they can find it here:

Web Resources:

College Navigator 

Florida Shines 

Polk Academies 

Career Personality Test 

Office of Student Financial Assistance 

Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) 

College Board 

Federal Student Aide (FAFSA) 

Dual Enrollment - Polk County Public Schools

Khan Academy 

Reading Suggestions: 


Guide to Securing Your Child’s Credit Future 






College/University Resource Partners