College & Career Center

Welcome to the NHS College and Career Center

Mrs. Smith is available by virtual appointment (949)936-7376  or “visit” her during her office hours:  Tuesday-Friday 7:55-8:25am and 1:00-2:00  pm: 

Click here for a list of the resources available in the College and Career Center.


Each week Mrs. Smith sends out a College and Career Center Newsletter. Click here to download the latest newsletter.

Work permit Information

What is a work permit?
A work permit is a legal document required by the state that allows a person between the ages of 14 and 18 to hold a job. The purpose of a work permit is to protect the student from illegal working conditions and keep the student in school.


How do I get a work permit?
You must have a job or a job offer to get a work permit and a 2.0 GPA or above. The contact person at Northwood  during the school year is Mrs. Smith in the College and Career Center. Mrs. Smith’s email is:  Please email Mrs. Smith with the name, address, and phone number of your employer and she will email you back a form to be signed by a parent, employer and you.  You will scan the form and email it back to Mrs. Smith who will then have an Assistant Principal sign the form and will email you the completed Work Permit.


Do I need a work permit for babysitting, yard work or paper routes? No

How often do I need to get a work permit?
Each time you are hired for a new job, a new work permit is necessary. All work permits expire shortly after school starts in August, even if you have the same job.


How many hours can I work?

16- and 17-Year-Old Students  may work four hours on school days and eight hours on non-school days or days preceding a non-school day.

14- and 15-Year-Old Students  When school is in session, 14- and 15- year-olds may work 3 hours per day, not to exceed 18 hours per week. You may also work 8 hours per day when school is not in session, not to exceed 40 hours per week.

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All college visits will take place virtually Tuesday - Friday afternoons 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, in 45 minutes time slots and Monday afternoons 2:30pm - 3:30 pm in 30 minute time slots.   Click on the calendar to view dates and times. 

 Please register on Naviance (look for "What's New") to access the Zoom link prior to  the visit:   Please note that registration for the college visits closes one hour prior to the scheduled visit.  The Zoom link will be sent out to your email 15 minutes before the visit. 




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Virtual College  Events


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CSUF Fall Virtual Services and Fall 2020 Calendar of Events.

We know planning for your next step in your educational journey is important. As you explore various options, we invite you to participate in our monthly webinars to learn more about CSUF and how to Be A Titan! We are excited to introduce a new virtual experience for students interested in learning more about Cal State Fullerton.                        



Private Colleges of California (PCoC), is an association of 20 private, non-profit colleges and universities in California with the mission of educating students and families about the accessibility, benefits, support, and opportunities offered by California’s private 4-year institutions.

We are pleased to announce the launch of a series of afternoon and early evening virtual college workshops this Fall that will be open to all students and counselors interested in learning more about the college application process, in general, and the opportunities for having a high-quality California private college experience, in particular. Our first events begin next week on September 23rd.

Connect to our Events Calendar page:

(all event times listed are Pacific Time. Some Zoom links and event descriptions still being updated)