College & Career Readiness

  • In November 2005, the Woodstock Community Unit School District Board of Education adopted a policy which states that "a career awareness and exploration program must be available at all grade levels."  Immediate action was taken to find ways for students to learn about careers Pre-K through twelfth grade.  

    Below you will find links for students, parents, teachers, and community members to navigate through the District 200 world of careers along with the pathways and resources that students can use to get there. 

    For more information on any of the information above, please contact Amanda Harmer, Career Facilitator, at (815) 206-7750.


    • Scholarships
    • College Visits
      ♦ For a calendar of college representative visits at WHS, click here
      ♦ For a calendar of college representative visits at WNHS, click here
    • Selective Service - for males over the age of 18 (required before financial aid is provided)
    • Xello – Use your student email and password to gain access to this resource
    • Financial Aid (GRADUATION REQUIREMENT STARTING WITH THE CLASS OF 2021) – FAFSA, Illinois Alternative Application for Financial Aid, or Opt-Out Form (contact counselor)
    • Volunteer Opportunities - Volunteering can help individuals gain experience in an industry they are interested in.  Volunteering is a great resume and college application builder.  There are also many scholarships that require volunteering.
    • GI Bill - For students enlisted in the military, you can get additional financial assistance.  Check out the GI Bill website for additional information
    • Resume Template
    • Project Lead the Way
    • Manufacturing Pathways Consortium - Learn more about careers in manufacturing right here in McHenry County!


    • How to assist your student with making career-related decisions at any age - Click Here
    • Financial Aid - FAFSA


    • There are several areas where we welcome community participation.  For information about volunteer opportunities in the Careers area at District 200, please click here.