Counseling NewsFlash

Announcements 01.24.22

Area Career Center (Excelsior Springs)

Students interested in applying to the Area Career Center in Excelsior Springs for next year must complete a virtual shadow visit as part of their application. Students can now scheduled their shadow visit HERE

Are you interested in a class that requires an application next year?

Check out all the applications HERE! An example of a great program that requires an application is NCAPS!

Course Selection Information

All course selection information can be found on the Counseling Website under the heading "High School Planning" on the right side of the screen. Specific timeline information along with PowerPoints and Screencasts can be found by going to the Course Selection page under the High School Planning heading. Reminder: Counselors will be available on Tuesday 1/18 and Friday 1/21 to answer student questions about course selection! They will be available outside the counseling office, if you have questions, please come during your FLEX period or in-between classes. If you are unable to come to these days, please email your counselor with your questions.

Early College Academy Applications!

Are you interested in earning FREE college credit while earning high school credit? The Early College Academy is the perfect fit for you! Check out the details HERE! You must fill out two applications and take the ACT or Accuplacer Test. Sign up to take the Accuplacer at LHS HERE! Testing is limited to the first 40 students. You must have a MCC student ID before signing up for the test.

Possible Dual Credit Scholarship for Juniors and Seniors

The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development is pleased to announce the Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Scholarship application for the current Spring 2022 semester is now open. High school juniors and seniors may be eligible for a scholarship for tuition for dual credit courses. For more information click HERE. Priority deadline is Feb 1st

LPS Community Scholarship Program

The Liberty Community Scholarship Program is OPEN! It is made up of scholarships given through the generosity of 30+ local organizations. All seniors from LHS and LNHS are eligible to apply; all organizations accept the same application! Each scholarship will be awarded to seniors from LHS and/or LNHS. Over $86,000 and 73 awards were given last May. **Did you know?? Not only has this incredible program helped students along their academic journies through 2-year & 4-year colleges, but it has also assisted students through vocational & trade schools! Look for the ** symbol preceeding the scholarship title which indicates the scholarship as a vocational trade school-focused scholarship. The submission deadline is 4pm on February 4, 2022. See the Counseling Website on December 1st for how to apply! Best of luck, Blue Jays!

Local Scholarships Available

SENIORS - Local Scholarships continue to come in! Check your Naviance Account under the College Tab and select Scholarship Search to see what is available! You might set a reminder to check back each week as we are in the thick of Scholarship Season! Remember Scholarships are available for many different reasons, not just merit based scholarships. A few to Highlight this week: Specific Majors - Like Missouri PTA Scholarship for future educators, USDA scholarships for those interested in Agriculture. Memorial Scholarships - Have you been impacted by organ transplant? You might look into the Ryan Grace Memorial scholarship. Play a Specific Sport like Golf? You should check out the MWGEA scholarship. Take some time to look at the list. You might be surprised what you can qualify for! When it comes to paying for college, every little bit helps!!!

KC SCHOLARS

KC Scholars is excited to share a great scholarship opportunity for current 9th and 11th graders as well as adults looking to return to college to complete their degree. The KC Scholars scholarship application opened on January 1, 2021 and the deadline to apply is February 25, 2021. There are 3 scholarships to select from.
1. Traditional Scholarship –
For current 11th graders – students awarded a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to 5 years.
2. College Savings Account/Match –
For current 9th graders – students awarded with a College Savings account and additional incentive funds.
3. Adult Learner Scholarship –
For adults with some college but no degree selected to receive up to a $5,000 scholarship renewable for up to 5 years.
For more information and eligibility requirements, visit kcscholars.org. You can also follow KC Scholars on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter - @KCScholars

Need Help Filling Out The FAFSA?

Maple Woods Community College will be hosting multiple FAFSA completion events for any interested student! Parents can receive free help filling out the FAFSA! Go HERE and scroll down to register for a date!

Missouri Leadership Seminar 10th graders

The MLS will be held June 3-5 on the University of Central Missouri Campus. This leadership seminar is for current sophomores interested in discovering their leadership potential. Interested students need to apply. Students can learn about the MLS via their website HERE. Interested students may fill out an application HERE and submit to the counseling office by March 1st.

Missouri Fine Arts Academy

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Class of the Missouri Fine Arts Academy. All interested Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors should apply online in one of the following areas: Creative Writing, Dance, Instrumental Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Vocal Music. The Missouri Fine Arts Academy is a two-week residential interdisciplinary arts academy that runs June 12-25, 2022 on the Missouri State University campus in Springfield, Missouri.

Fun Holiday--Compliment Day!

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This unofficial day was started in 1998 by Debby Hoffman and Kathy Chamberlin as a way “to tell the people in our lives how much we appreciate them.” Did You Know... that the word compliment is derived from the Latin, complere, which means to fill up?