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Preparing for college & career - March Issue

AP Test Sign Up Information - Only a few days left to register!

Registration Window: Feb 5th - March 9th

How to Register: Log into your MyPaymentPlus Account and click on this link for STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Mandatory PreAdministration Session in C17 (choose one to attend):

  • April 10th 7:15-8:00am
  • April 10th 3:45-4:30pm
  • April 11th 11:35-12:20

Exam Calendar

Missed the deadline or need to cancel? Waitlist and cancellation forms open March 19th at 8am. Still have questions? See the district link or the FAQs page for EVERYTHING you need to know about the exam or make an appointment with your counselor

Host an Exchange Student next year!

We are currently looking for host families for High School Exchange students for the 18-19 school year. Students are sponsored through EF High School Exchange Year which hosts outstanding students from Europe and Asia. Host families are asked to provide room and board, students bring their own spending money, insurance, cell phones, etc. We would like to spotlight two students who we are hoping to welcome to the Lancer family!

Student Spotlights:

Meet Helios 16 y/o from Spain:

  • Very involved in theater and would love to participate in drama and musicals here in the US.
  • He is very close with his family and is very excited to be a part of an American family.
  • "I would like to go out to dinner with my host family, I also would like to hang out with my host siblings or/and friends, learn about their culture and customs and share with my host family and new friends a lot new and unforgettable moments."

Meet Mina 17 y/o from Norway:

  • Mina plays table tennis, volleyball, and basketball. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and hanging out with friends and family.
  • She is looking forward to learning about American culture and going to La Follette Football games!
  • "I'm a person that likes people, and loves to talk. I'm not afraid to try something new, and I'm an independent girl. I always try to make the best of things, and not try to make problems of it. I'm also a very flexible person"

Please contact Brooke Crego a local coordinator with EF for more information about hosting! (970) 302-5156 More information here:

***In addition, we are looking for a placement for a German exchange student for 1st semester. Contact Mr. Tollefson at***

TEEM Scholars

Are you interested in changing the world? No one changes the world more than educators--and MMSD and UW-Madison have a partnership designed to help 9th and 10th graders explore how your passion for social justice might make you one of Tomorrow’s Educators for Equity in Madison. You can find out more about TEEM Scholars and link to the application here: Applications are due March 15th to Ms. Howard.

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

Summer School at La Follette

Enrollment opens March 21st

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

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 21st

Rise Up and Write

  • Youth Voices for Human Rights: June 18 – 22 & 25 – 29
  • Youth Voices for the Environment: July 9 – 13 & 16 – 20
  • Youth Voices for Human Rights: July 23 – 27 *1 week session*
  • Advocacy to Activism: August 6 – 20 & 13 – 17
Learn more here and sign up here
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Earn $15/hour painting cross walks this summer!

6pm-2am Sundays thru Thursdays late-May thru mid-August. Must have a drivers license

Youth Business Mentoring Program through Common Wealth Development

Looking for a job? Apply to the YBMP

Who: Students 14-17yrs old

When: You MUST attend one of the following meetings in room A20:

  • Tuesday, March 13th @ 3:50
  • Wednesday, March 14th @ 3:50 & 5:15

Questions: contact Annie Johnson at office: 256-3527 x17 cell: 220-8155

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.

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

Actuarial Career Night

Tuesday, March 6th, 6-7pm

UW-Madison, Grainger Hall of Business Administration, Madison, WI, USA

Madison, WI

Interested in a high paying career using your math skills? Put a big bank into your studies with Actuarial Science.

Don't know what an Actuary is? Come and learn the basics about Actuarial Science. Hear from both current actuarial faculty and students.

Room 1280, Grainger Hall. Questions can be directed to:

Pharmacy Preview Day

Saturday, April 14th, 8:45am-2:30pm

777 Highland Avenue

Madison, WI

More information

  • Learn more about the event here and about what you can be doing now in school and in your community to put you on the right path to college and eventually pharmacy school.
  • Breakfast and Lunch Provided
  • Registration by April 6th required

Experience Madison College

Meet instructors and students, participate in hands-on activities and take a campus tour focused on your interests. 12-4pm @ the Truax Campus. Register here

  • March 9th - Health Education
  • March 30th - Business & Applied Arts
  • April 13th - Human & Protective Services
  • April 27th - Applied Science, Engineering & Technology
  • May 4th - Arts and Sciences/Liberal Arts Transfer

All Dressed Up

Saturday, March 3rd, 7:30am

1701 Wright Street

Madison, WI

Need a dress for Prom, but worried about covering the cost? Shop for a FREE prom dress at All Dressed Up.

Registration is REQUIRED.

Resources for Spanish Speakers

Juniors: The next few posts are for you!

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!




    Nordmeyer (substitute for Ms. Valdivia)



    **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

College Reps coming to La Follette!!!

Open to all students. Juniors & Seniors STRONGLY encouraged to meet with college reps to hear first hand about what various colleges have to offer. Coming in March: UW Green Bay, Upper Iowa Univ, Minn St - Mankato, UW Oshkosh

New program makes college possible for low-income students

Madison College Scholars of Promise is a new program providing financial aid, advising, support and lots more. High school juniors and seniors may be eligible for payment of a portion of their tuition. To apply you must submit:

  • Madison College Admissions application
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and
  • A written essay by April 1

Fall applicants will be notified by the end of June or early July.

Talk with your counselor to find out more and get the essay prompts

11th & 12th Grade College Bound Athletes & NCAA

Students who plan to participate in Division I or II collegiate athletics during college, must complete an NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse form. Students should register at the end of their junior year, work with their counselor and coach.

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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