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Parent & Student Portal
Parents and students can use the A+ icon located on every page of our website for quick & easy access to the portals. Parents can have 24/7 access to your child’s academic information. School supply lists are also posted on the district website! During the school year, you can view schedules, progress reports, attendance, assignments, and report cards using our website. In order to create an account, visit our website and look for the A+ icon. In order to create a new account you will select “Parent & Student Portal Instructions / Registration” and supply the requested information.
Tips for the account request page:
If you had access to the Parent Portal last year, YOU DO NOT have to create a new account.
First time users must register and have your child's STUDENT ID# to create an account. Please ask your child for their student number.
You will need only one child's student ID #. It will link up the rest of the children in your family.
Parents or guardians must register using their full legal name. Example: If your name is Michael do not enter Mike.
Once you submit your account request information, district personnel will review your request and send you an email containing a link to activate your account.
SENIOR FOCUS & SENIOR YEAR ANNUAL REVIEW
Senior year always proves to be a very busy year. Along with academic responsibilities, sports, clubs, and possibly employment, students are also expected to focus their efforts on determining their post high school plans. Seniors will meet with their Counselor early in the Fall to ensure that all requirements for graduation will be met on time and to discuss post-secondary plans.
College-bound students should:
Develop a list of 5-10 prospective colleges (familiarize yourself with admission req. & deadlines)
Build a high school resume/activity sheet
Request 3-5 letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches and community members
Register to take/retake the ACT and/or SAT tests. Most 4 year colleges require these test scores to be considered for admission.
Review the Counseling website for pertinent information (scholarship listing, important dates, etc.)
Military-bound students should:
Contact the local recruiting office for the branch you wish to join
Make sure that you know the physical fitness & health history regulations
Career-bound students should:
Create a resume
Develop a portfolio that includes letters of recommendation and a list of references
College Bound Juniors
THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS
There are 3 main ways to apply to college online. You can apply through the Common Application, the SUNY Application, or through the Individual College Applications.
The Common Application allows you to use the same application to apply to over 500 colleges/universities. You should plan to use the Common Application if you are applying to a mix of private and SUNY 4 year colleges. Please be aware that this application is very detailed and takes some time to complete, often a period of a few days. There are evaluations and recommendations for both teachers and school counselors to complete using this application. Please notify them if you plan to use this application.
The SUNY Application (www.suny.edu) allows you to use the same admission application to apply to any SUNY college/university. SUNY Viewbooks are available in the Counseling Office to assist with this application. Each school has specific supplemental requirements so take the time to familiarize yourself with specific admission criteria. You should use the SUNY Application if you plan to apply to only 4 year SUNY Schools.
You should use Individual College Applications for any school not included on the Common Application and for all 2 year schools.
For example, A student applying to Canisius, University at Buffalo, Buffalo State, and Niagara University would use the Common Application. A student applying to SUNY Brockport, SUNY Fredonia, University at Buffalo, and Buffalo State would use the SUNY Application. A student applying to Slippery Rock University (not included in the Common App), NCCC, and ECC would use separate individual college applications found at the college's website directly.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR TWO-YEAR COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS
Standardized Testing Dates 2021-2022
10/2/21, 3/12/21, 5/7/22
9/3/21, 2/12/22, 4/8/22
10/23/21, 12/11/21, 4/2/22
9/17/21, 11/5/21, 2/25/22
Registration Deadline: (done in school)
Visit the websites to register. You will need to know the LHS Testing Code: 332870
Pay close attention to registration deadline dates! Students that require testing accommodations should apply early. Fee waivers are available for those who meet the eligibility guidelines. Please contact your counselor with questions.
Throughout the Fall, college admissions representatives from across the region visit LHS to share information about their campuses. We encourage Seniors to participate in these valuable visits. Listings of visiting colleges are posted on the web. See Mrs. Ruffino with any questions.
Students can also connect with multiple colleges to attend virtual events or schedule individual in-person tours by visiting the Virtual College Tours website.
Niagara Orleans Counselor Association College Fair
LHS College & Career Fair
LHS Financial Aid Night
National Defense Authorization Act
The National Defense Authorization Act mandates that Lockport High School release
a list of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all juniors and seniors to military
representatives. This information will be given to our military recruiters on/about
December 1. Should you wish to have your child’s name removed from this list,
please submit a written and signed letter requesting name removal to Ms. Junke
in the LHS Counseling Office no later than November 30.
Military Recruiters Information
Please check with Ms. Junke in September for the updated schedule.
New job opportunities are posted on a continual basis when we are made aware of them. Please check the website regularly for new opportunities. See Ms. Junke for more information.
LHS Guidance Counselors
Brian Wilson - A-Coo - firstname.lastname@example.org
Krista Isherwood - Cop-Fi - email@example.com
Jillian Ruffino - Fl-J - firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Scapelliti - K-M - email@example.com
Kelly Junke - N-Se - firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Catalano - Sh-Z - email@example.com
Jeanette Servey - LHS WEST - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn Celotto - High School Social Worker - email@example.com