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Preparing for college & career - March Issue

AP Test Sign Up Closes March 1st!

Registration Window: Feb 4th-March 1st


How to Register: Log into your MyPaymentPlus Account.


There will be a 30 minute preadministration session. Dates and times will be updated in March 2019.


Exam Calendar


Information about missed deadlines, cancellations, what to bring to your exam, and other other important College Board documents

AP Credit Policy

See the credits that your AP test scores could earn you at UW Madison!

College Fair! All grades welcome!

Meet with more than 100 professional admission representatives to learn about academic programs, admission requirements, financial aid, scholarships, housing, and more!


Register here! Registration is not required, but appreciated (and will save you some time the day of the fair)!


Transportation is available.

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"Awww this is so nice. I want to do this for someone. I wish I knew who this was from so I could say thank you. Awww I love this! This is soooo cute! (when she opened the cheer ornament). Oh wow, these are nice - and they're Nike! (when opening the cheer shorts). I feel like a little kid. There's more! These are really nice too! (more cheer shorts). These families are really nice. This touched my heart. This just made my day" Huge smiles!
She gasped when she opened the box with the sweater and perfume. She got so excited about the earrings and said it was time to start dressing like it's Friday to make herself feel better. She's had a really tough year and this just made her day. She can't wait to snuggle up in the sheets and blanket. Huge smile!
He saw the gift bag in my office and said "is that for me?!" His face when I said yes was priceless. He was so excited to get the winter coat, saying that he just tore his old one and currently didn't have one. He quickly tried it on and said "It fits, and it's warm". He said he was going to use the Walmart gift card to get things for his family. THANK YOU!!
He just kept smiling, even said "I just can't stop smiling right now!" He also said that whoever did this is his "favorite person" :)

Upcoming March Events-Check out what is happening at LHS this month!

UW Madison Pharmacy Preview Day

Are you, or do you know a high school student interested in learning more about pharmacy career options and UW Madison School of Pharmacy programs?


Attend the Preview day!


Who: Any high school student interested in a career Pharmacy

When: Saturday, April 6th 8:15am-2:30PM

Where: UW Madison School of Pharmacy

Cost: Free (registration is required)


This is a day long event that will feature the many career paths available in pharmacy. High school students (and their guests) will have the opportunity to meet with School of Pharmacy academic advisors, faculty, and current pharmacy students. A complimentary light breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Register here! Deadline is March 31st!

Host an Exchange Student next year!

Have you ever considered hosting a high school exchange student? Hosting is a wonderful way to learn about other cultures and languages, and it results in life-long friendships that transcend national borders. Ayusa Exchange Program needs host families at La Follette for both fall semester and the academic year for students from Chile, Spain, France, Germany, Brazil, Thailand, Japan, the Netherlands, and other countries. The students will arrive in August 2019 and stay until either January or June 2020.


Host families are volunteers. They provide three meals a day, a bedroom, and a supportive home environment. Students come with their own health insurance and spending money to cover all personal expenses.


Please visit www.ayusa.org to learn more about the program and view the many fantastic students waiting for a host family. If you have questions, contact Parthy Schachter at pschachter@ayusa.org.

Summer is coming! What will you do to make your time worthwhile?

UW Independent Learning Opportunities this Summer

High school students can take advantage of college courses this summer through UW Independent Learning.


There is

  • Guaranteed Enrollment
  • Courses that transfer to UW campuses
  • More than 70 online courses to choose from
  • Early College Credit Program tuition rate=$109 per credit hour + cost of materials


Classes begin Monday, May 6th and end Friday, August 30th


Visit the website for more information

Deadline to register for Summer is April 15th!

Need a Job - Click Here!

One stop link to all the Job and Internship opportunities. Keep an eye on this page if you are a graduating senior, interested in exploring a career through internship, or need to make some cash.

Summer School at La Follette

Enrollment opens March 21st

Check out the website for more information about time and date of programming.

Important information for incoming freshmen!

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Rise Up and Write Summer 2019 Offerings

Rise Up and Write is an advocacy writing summer camp for high school students. It provides youth with the opportunity to use writing as a way to raise awareness and create change.

It is a program from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Education, the Greater Madison Writing Project, and the National Writing Project.


Schedule

  • Youth Voices in Journalism: June 17-21 @ Northland College in Ashland, WI
  • Youth Voices in Journalism: June 18-21 & 24-27 @ Brodhead High School
  • Youth Voices for Racial Justice: June 17-21 & 24-27
  • Youth Voices for Human Rights: July 8-12
  • Youth Voices for the Environment: July 22-26 * July 29-August 2
  • Advocacy to Activism: August 5-9 & 12-16 **Open to students who have participated in a Youth Voices session


Register here!

Wanda Fullmore Internship

This is a unique opportunity for Madison youth to get involved with local government, and gain training and employment. 40-50 Madison youth will be placed in 2019 in city departments and offices such as the Clerk's Office, Community Development, Civil Rights, Economic Development, Engineering, and the Fire Department.


Youth who are selected to participate in the program will receive:


  • Mandatory pre-internship training
  • 8 week summer internship opportunity
  • Regular mentoring and support from Common Wealth
  • Mandatory weekly professional development training
  • $10.50/hour for employment and training hours



Priority is given to current 11th and 12 graders. The application packet must be submitted at any of the open interview meetings. There is an open interview opportunity at La Follette on March 12th @ 3:45PM.


Check out the application packet here!

Forums, workshops, career and interview fairs. This spring is packed w/ events!! Continue scrolling down for details

Juniors: The next few posts are for you!

QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions. Deadline: March 20th, 2019
College Planning Checklist

Check out this roadmap to get you through high school college ready

Junior's To-Do List

  1. JUNIORS: Interested in applying to a UW school next year and want to receive texts from them about how to prepare? Text "PREPARE" to 99000 to enroll
  2. Juniors: Nice job on the ACT! If you haven't already created an account, do so ASAP using a personal email address and a password you can remember!
  3. Sign up for your Junior Conference and have an in depth conversation with your counselor about your senior schedule, post high school plans, ensure you are on track for graduation, meaningful things to do this summer to explore colleges, volunteer, explore a career interest and more!

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    Christensen

    Peterson

    Valdivia

    Schwab

    Taylor

    **don't forget to pick up a pass!

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Dont use your school email your post-high school apps

Juniors/Seniors: Do not use school email for ANY matters related to life after high school.

Examples: college apps, parchment account, ACT, FAFSA, scholarship applications, etc

**School Email becomes inaccessible to graduates 2 wks after graduation

Senior Information

Going to Madison College in the fall?

Madison College will be holding Advising and Registration sessions for newly admitted program students. Sessions begin late April and continue throughout the summer. Students will receiving academic advising for their program and hands on assistance with class registration.


Admitted students should watch for communication in the mail and email in March!


Contact firstyear@madisoncollege.edu with questions

Placement testing for UW System Schools

If you are planning to attend a UW System school, placement tests are required. Registration opened February 1st - Sign up today!

Univ of Minnesota Share My App Program

Students who applied to University of Minnesota Twin Cities can apply to Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester for Free! Click the link for more details

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