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Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange is a full scholarship exchange program. 250 US students annually live w/ a host family and attend high school in Germany
 Sophomores do HOBY!
HOBY is the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Program. Sophomores from DMHS are chosen to attend summer program. Read more
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Desert Mountain SCHOOL PROFILE 2017-2018



Naviance provides students with tools that personalize and simplify the college and career planning process.  Click the icon on the left and Logon using your student id and 8 digit date of birth

  1. Naviance Student Instructions
  2. How to Sign Up for a College Visit
  3. Scroll down to view Naviance files on this page for more detailed information on how to use Naviance for Career & College Readiness . For an overview, watch this VIDEO.

College and Career Files
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CareerOneStop -  source for career exploration, training & jobs, sponsored by the US Department of Labor
Occupational Outlook Handbook - also from the US Department of Labor, this online tool is a great resourse to help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
Naviance -  Naviance  offers a Career Interest Profiler which sophomores complete during their fall semester. Juniors & seniors wishing to retake, should ask their counselor to reset student's account.
Careers & Majors - College Board tool helps students explore careers/majors with this tool, What are you into?
Career Pathways -  "10 Best Career Quizes to Help You Find Your Dream Job" 
from The Muse
Apprenticeships - College Depot @ Phoenix Library has a great resource on Crafting a Profession through training.
Nursing - a profession that has numerous degree pathways and is always in demand.  This site will give you the options.
Engineering - so many options and women are especially needed
Women in STEM - exceptional job growth in IT & Computer Science 

College Financial Aid and FAFSA
College and Career Center Misc. Info.

Get Involved!!!

Internship, Leadership & Summer Programs

Enrichment / Summer Programs - List by Interest

Some require a DMHS Call for Nominations/Applications
Ongoing  TGEN Academic Year Internships
January   USC Bovard Scholars for Juniors 
January   YMCA Youth & Government Model Congress
Jan/Feb   GIRLS STATE 2019, information  application requirements
February  Rotary Youth Salute for Outstanding Junior Leaders 2019
              Rotary Youth Info       Rotary Youth Application 
March  Boys State 2019 information, application reqs, brochure
March     Phoenix Zoo
March      University of Advancing Technology UAT Experience
Jan/Feb   GIRLS STATE 2019, information  application requirements

September   Barrow Neurological Institute HS Scientific Research
Barrow program is not offered every year, watch announcements or check with the college & career center or your science teacher.
November  HOBY - Sophomore State Leadership Seminar Program
November   AFS Cultural Exchange Program Info Mtgs 
November  CIEE Congres-Bundestage Youth Exchange Germany

December  Health Careers Summer Institute for Jrs/Srs: apply now
December TGEN Bioscience Leadership Academy




Volunteering is a great way to get involved. It can help you discover your passions and talents as well as help you gain valuable experience for the future, whether college, scholarships or employment. 

Here are some hints and contacts to get started.

You can go to to find volunteer organizations by category such as Animals/Wildlife, Environment, Community Services, Cultural/Entertainment, Disability, etc. The CIty of Scottsdale Youth Corp  helps students get involved with variety of organization that can help you pick the best fit for your passions and talents when volunteering.

Another good site is Volunteer Match where you can search by city, zip code and keyword at

Lastly, Community Information and Referral is a non-profit organization with an online directory at Depending on a student's interest area, there is probably an organization that could match up and could use some help. A student will benefit most from community service when they have a passion or interest in that area. 


Clubs @ Desert Mountain


Mrs. Mary Loftus
College & Career Center Coordinator

Room 5105 (down hall from bookstore)

7:15-3:00 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
Fridays by appointment 7:15 - 11:30 am 

Student self advocacy is encouraged.
Student 1-on-1 meetings by appointment
Students may email or stop in to request.

Parents please reach out to me via email or telephone with any questions.

Scholarship Presentations for students MOST Tuesdays 1st semester @ lunch. 

Important Dates

  • ASU Next Gen Academy

  • SCAD in PHX

  • ASU Fulton, Girls Make A Thon registration deadline

  • HOBY - Sophomores

  • ASU Info

  • HOBY due

Click dates for details
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DMHS Guidance Department Website

In-State College Information

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