Counselor Connection

La Canada High School

Freshman Forum

PSAT sign-ups are now closed.


Math Tutoring Available: Wednesdays after school by Ms. DiFiore in Room 213. (2:45-4:00). Tutoring is open for all math levels.


Are you interested in the Universe, Galaxies, solar system, and Earth's place within all of it? Click here for information on Astronomy Institute with Mr. Traeger !


The student voice of La Cañada High School. Check out www.thelclens.com for a community perspective of the student, by the student, and for the student. Contributions and ideas are welcome and all students are encouraged to get involved and share their perspective.


Here is a list of LCHS 2015-2016 Club Offerings here on campus! http://www.lcusd.net/Page/3542


Tip #4 for a successful beginning to High School

  • Read your textbooks! From the advice of a senior--It may not seem like you need to read everything right now, but developing your work habits is important for you academic future… especially if you are planning on eventually taking AP classes.

Sophomore Scene

PSAT Sign-ups are now closed.


Math Tutoring Available: Wednesdays after school by Ms. DiFiore (2:45-4:00). Room 213 starting on September 8th. Tutoring is open for all math levels


The student voice of La Cañada High School. Check out www.thelclens.com for a community perspective of the student, by the student, and for the student. Contributions and ideas are welcome and all students are encouraged to get involved and share their perspective.


Are you interested in the Universe, Galaxies, solar system, and Earth's place within all of it? Click here for information on Astronomy Institute with Mr. Traeger !


Here is a list of LCHS 2015-2016 Club Offerings here on campus! http://www.lcusd.net/Page/3542

Junior Junction

SAT II Subject Test

Certain Subjects Tests are only offered once. Please plan accordingly.

o November administration: French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean (need to purchase a cd player)

o December administration: Latin


Extra-curricular Activities

· Continue involvement with your favorite sports/clubs or activities. Pick the ones you’re most passionate about, you don’t need to do 10 activities – you’ll burn out!

· Consider taking on leadership roles to challenge yourself

· Here is a list of LCHS 2015-2016 Club Offerings here on campus!http://www.lcusd.net/Page/3542

· Are you interested in the Universe, Galaxies, solar system, and Earth's place within all of it? Click here for information on Astronomy Institute with Mr. Traeger !


Math Tutoring Available: Wednesdays after school by Ms. DiFiore (2:45-4:00). Room 213 starting on September 8th. Tutoring is open for all math levels


The student voice of La Cañada High School. Check out www.thelclens.com for a community perspective of the student, by the student, and for the student. Contributions and ideas are welcome and all students are encouraged to get involved and share their perspective.


Scholarship Opportunities

· Sign-up on websites to earn scholarships!

o www.fastweb.com

o www.Scholarships.com

o www.ScholarshipExperts.com

o www.StudentScholarships.org

· “Voice of Democracy Program” - Speech Contest – Grand Prize $30,000 (Deadline November 1st, 2015)– https://www.vfw.org/VOD/

· “Bluetooth Breakthrough Award”- Invention Contest - $5000 - (Deadline Nov 4, 2015) -https://www.bluetooth.org/en-us/news-events/bluetooth-breakthrough-awards

Senior Stop

Facing the College Application Process Presentation


Naviance Feature Highlight: Common App Matching

· If you have applied or will apply to Common App member schools, you will need to match your Common App account to your Naviance account by following these steps:

o Logging into Family Connection. http://connection.naviance.com/lchsca

o Clicking the Colleges tab.

o Clicking Colleges I'm Applying To.

o The Common App Account Matching screen is displayed at the top of the page. A student is eligible to complete the Common App Account Matching process if they have:

o Created a Common App account on Common App.

o Added at least one college on Common App.

o Signed the Common App FERPA Release Authorization on Common App.

· Click here to view a tutorial: https://vimeo.com/102639828

College Application Resources

· Common Application YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CommonAppMedia

· Presenting yourself on the UC App: UC APP HELP

· The CSU Application: CSU APP PPP


Performing Arts College Fair

Location: University of California, Los Angeles

Ackerman Union, Grand Ballroom

308 Westwood Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90024

310/206-0832

Fair Hours:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

1:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/PVA-College-Fairs/Pages/Los-Angeles.aspx


Career Information

The nation’s most comprehensive Career “Warehouse” can be found in the “Occupational Outlook Handbook.”

This resource contains information on every job imaginable, including what type of salary you can expect to make, what type of education is required and what the job prospects look like for each specific job: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm

There are also quizzes and fun activities to help you explore the website: http://www.bls.gov/k12/

Important Dates:

· College visits: ongoing (see calendar below).

· STEP College Advisory Workshops: Sept. 23- Oct. 29

· Sept 21-Nov. 6: Students may make their final college appointment with their counselor to request the counselor letter of rec, aka “Secondary School Report.” Sign-up for your appt. in the front office. For quick questions, please continue to use the clipboards to sign up or do a walk-in at lunch!

· Early Action/Early Decision Due Dates: Check Naviance! Most are Nov. 1-15, but it can be earlier in some cases. It is your responsibility to know your deadlines!

· UC Application Submission: 11/1-11/30

· CSU Applications: 10/1-11/30

· USC Scholarship Deadline: 12/1

· SAT and ACT testing must be completed by December for college admissions:

www.collegeboard.org www.actstudent.org


STEP College Advisory Workshops This Week

Workshops will take place this Wednesday and Thursday (Sept 30 and Oct. 1) in the IRC. Students MUST sign up in advance via Naviance by going to the College Visits section and registering for a workshop of their choice. The STEP options for this week are as follows:

STEP Refining Your College List

STEP Personal Statement tips

If you are planning to attend a STEP College Advisory workshop, please notify your STEP teacher to inform them of your absence.


Campus Explorer: As they become available, new events will be added to the top of the Campus Explorer Document (open houses, campus events, etc…). This list is not all inclusive, but it is a good starting point to get you thinking about visiting campuses. Campus Explorer