Lakeland Counseling News

January 11-15, 2016

ACE - Accelerated College Expereince

The ACE program allows students who qualify the opportunity earn both their high school diploma and an associates degree at no cost to the student.

Requirements for students:

- Sophomore status (10th grade)

- 2.5 GPA or higher

- Free/Reduced lunch OR first generation within the family to attend college

How is this possible? The ACE program extends high school by one year. During their Junior year students complete 50% of the coursework at Lakeland HS and 50% at Oakland Community College. During their Senior year students complete only two courses at Lakeland HS and an increased load at OCC. During the final year (5th year Senior) students take a full schedule of college classes.

Interested in this opportunity and meet the requirements? Please contact your counselor for more information. For those students who qualify and are interested an informational meeting will be held in Lakeland's media center on February 3 at 10:00 a.m., during our seminar period.

FAFSA Workshops

For seniors who are going to college in the fall it is important to complete your FAFSA application as soon as possible. Below is a link for registering for the financial aid workshops that are offered at Oakland University. You do not have to be attending Oakland University to take advantage of this service. They are free and open to the public.

PSAT Results Interpretation

On January 25th counselors will be meeting in classrooms with Juniors to review and and assist with interpreting their PSAT results. Those results should be available for students to see now. If you did not receive an e-mail from College Board about your scores you can go to their website to create an account and see your scores.

Counselors will also be helping you get connected with CollegeBoard and Khan Academy accounts so you can prepare on your own for the SAT in APRIL!

Finals Week

Final Exams are January 20th-22nd. Half-Day schedule for exam days.

Wednesday, 1st and 4th period exams

Thursday, 2nd and 5th period exams

Friday, 3rd and 6th period exams

Semester 2 Schedules

Schedules for second semester will be released and available on Skyward on January 14th.