Junior Newsletter

LSE Counseling Junior Parent Newsletter

August 2017

 

To keep up to date on what is happening for juniors this year click on the links below:

Junior Timeline - important dates and what is coming up for juniors this spring and summer.

Options for after high school - click here for resources to search for 2 year & 4 year colleges/universities, vocational/technical programs, military information-including academies and ROTC, and information on electrical apprenticeships.

All juniors take a class called “Take Charge” which is a required careers/college exploration and personal finance course. In this class students will:

College Admissions Testing & Test Prep options-click here for a summary of the ACT and SAT as well as options for preparing for either exam.

In addition, all juniors in LPS will be taking the ACT for free on April 3. One of the most important things juniors need to do is to begin thinking about where they would like their scores sent.  When students register for the exam they will be able to select 4 institutions to send a free score report to. This includes any school or program they are considering attending as well as the NCAA Clearinghouse if they are considering collegiate athletics.  Sending score reports later from ACT runs ~$12 per report.

PSAT/NMSQT: The PSAT (Pre-SAT) is offered to all 9th-11th grade students and will be administered on October 14, 2017. Junior students taking the PSAT are eligible for National Merit Scholarship consideration.  More information about the PSAT can be found at www.collegeboard.org. Additional information will be shared this fall with students about registration for the exam.

Students interested in learning more about their skills and abilities are welcome to take the free ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) this fall on November 14, 2017 at 11:30 or in the spring on April 10, 2018 at 11:30.  Students are not obligated to the military if they take this exam, but can submit this exam if being recruited by any branch of the military. 

Scholarships and Financial Aid - please click here for information on scholarships, scholarship search engines, and the Financial Aid process.

The College Access Grant provides funding for college visits as well as college access programs. For more information on how the College Access Grant can serve your student, please click here.

National Honor Society - Letters will be mailed to eligible juniors following the completion of 2nd semester. The initial eligibility criteria are:

Resources for struggling students:

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