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Preparing for College & Career - April Issue

Important Election

Multiple Judge seats, 2 school board seats, and a state wide referendum are on the ballot on April 3rd. Find out who is running and on your ballot

Check out this link about new voter laws so you are ready by April 3rd to cast your vote

AP Exam - Next Step: Mandatory Pre-Administration Session

You've registered for your AP exam(s). Now what?

1. Attend one of the 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

**This paperwork MUST be complete before students sit for their exam(s). Students should make arrangements ahead of time if none of the times listed work for them, as there will not be an opportunity to complete this paperwork after the 11th.


Exam Calendar


Missed the deadline or need to cancel? Waitlist and cancellation forms are open. 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


2. Go to Raise.me to create an account. Students can earn micro scholarship for taking AP courses and exams

Need a Job or Volunteer Experience? Click Here!

One stop link to all the Job and volunteer opportunities shared with Student Services staff. 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.

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Resources for Spanish Speakers

Moving out of LHS area but want to attend LHS next yr?

You MUST apply for an internal transfer if you plan to move out of the LHS attendance area but want to return next fall. Application window is open from May 7th-August 17 but applying between May 7-25 is recommended.

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

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Planning to Attend Summer School?

MMSD Summer School
  • June 18th-July 27th

Course Catalog and Registration Form

  • Families can check enrollment status via the Parent Portal. Families will be contacted only if there are scheduling conflicts - otherwise there will be no confirmation of enrollment via phone or email - only through the portal.
  • Contact your school counselor to find out what classes you should take


Bus Information:

  • If you receive free/reduced lunch, you will be provided with a bus pass.
  • There are also Unlimited Ride Passes available for purchase from Metro for $30 for ages 5 - 17 or still in High School. Metro Summer student pass info

Pharmacy Preview Day

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

777 Highland Avenue

Madison, WI

More information

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

Junior Section

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
  • April 13th - Human & Protective Services
  • April 27th - Applied Science, Engineering & Technology
  • May 4th - Arts and Sciences/Liberal Arts Transfer

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!

    Acker

    Christensen

    Dumbleton

    Schwab

    Taylor
    Valdivia

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

Spring/Summer: The Best time for College Campus Tours!

Take a little day trip or incorporate a visit into your larger family vacation. Check college websites for Tour dates and information. Read 10 Questions to Ask on a College Campus Tour before your visit.


UW System Campus Tours

Madison College

WI Private Colleges

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.
  • Students enrolling full-time in college Fall'17 may request their final amateurism certification starting April 1. This is required for students competing at Division I and II schools.
  • Students should log in to their Certification Account at eligibilitycenter.org and:
  1. Review their added sports and answers to Sports questions.
  2. Check their graduation and enrollment dates and update if needed.
  3. Review any open tasks and complete necessary information.

Senior Section

Scholars of Promise Update

For all students who are attending Madison College next year and applying to the Scholars of Promise Program, the deadline has been extended to April 13th. The following are required in order to be considered:


  • Obtain an 80% attendance rate during senior year of high school
  • Achieve a minimum of 2.25 cumulative high school GPA
  • Submit your ACT scores to Madison College
  • Apply for admission to Madison College by the established deadlines
  • Submit the Scholars of Promise Essay
  • Complete the Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) by May 1 of your senior year. This process must verify two things:

****If you need help to submit your FAFSA, please sign up to one of our FAFSA workshops where one of our Financial Aid Specialist will help you through the process. To register for one of the workshops, please click here.
Placement testing for UW System Schools

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

Quick guide for updates about your students college

Get the latest updates on the UW System Universities and Colleges

Receiving a scholarship from a private sector business or the college you are attending?

We would like to recognize you in the June issue of our student newspaper, The Lance . Bring a copy of the scholarship letter to Ms. Kennedy or send a pdf to dkennedy@madison.k12.wi.us by April 23rd.

La Follette Local Scholarship Awards Night

Wednesday, May 16th, 7pm

La Follette High School Auditorium

  • Award winners will receive an invitation by mail in early May. If you receive an award, it is imperative that you attend the event as donors will be present and some may choose to rescind the scholarship if the awardee is not present. Dress up attire is appropriate for this event. No jeans, please.
  • If you are not invited to this event but are receiving a private sector scholarship(s) do the following:
  1. See Ms. Kennedy by April 23rd with your scholarship award letter and you will be acknowledged in June edition of The Lance
  2. See your counselor to get your picture taken and posted on social media

FAFSA - Top Priority for ALL college-bound seniors

If you have not completed the FAFSA, this should be your top priority. Students who delay may miss out on valuable financial aid for college. 2 things to remember:
  1. First step: Parent/Guardian AND Student must create their own FAFSA ID
  2. Second step: Complete the FAFSA application based on your 2015 taxes
***Madison College offers FREE FAFSA Workshops to all students planning to attend college in the fall (regardless of if they plan to attend Madison College or not!!)
Minnesota-Wisconsin Tuition Reciprocity Application

Headed to a college/university in Minnesota in the fall? If so, you MUST complete the reciprocity application in order to receive in-state tuition rates

SENIORS & School Email

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

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