CHS College & Career Readiness Center

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 (unless otherwise noted onsite):

Monday – Thursday
  7:15am - 3:00pm
Friday                     7:15am - 2:30pm

SUMMER 2019 HOURS | The CCRC is closed for summer break and will re-open with limited days/hours the week of August 12, 2019.  To schedule an appointment in August, please leave a message at 253-566-5710 x2194. (Note, messages will be returned beginning August 12th.)

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


  • Career Cruising & x2Vol


  • Volunteer Service Requirements

  • Earn a Varsity Letter in Community Service


  • College Testing 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 |

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

Debbie Douglas, College & Career Coordinator

(253) 566-5710 ext. 2194 |

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