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Preparing for College & Career - April Issue

Important Election

The Superintendent of Public Education and 2 school board seats are up for grabs on April 4th. Find out what other seats will be on your ballot

Check out this link about new voter laws so you are ready by April 4th 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 on April 5th, 2017 (choose one): 7:30-8:15am, 11:35am-12:20pm, OR 3:30-4-15pm

**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 5th.


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


Exam Calendar

Still have questions? See the district link for EVERYTHING you need to know about the exam or make an appointment with your counselor

Missed the deadline or need to cancel? Waitlist and cancellation forms open March 13th at 8am.

Need a Job - Click Here!

One stop link to all the Job and Internship 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.

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 2nd-August 26 but applying between May 2-13 is recommended.

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

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 24th - Health Education
  • March 31st - Business & Applied Arts
  • April 21st - Human & Protective Services
  • April 28th - Applied Science, Engineering & Technology
  • May 5th - Arts and Sciences/Liberal Arts Transfer

Asian Youth Career & College Fair

Friday, April 7th, 9am-2pm

1701 Wright Street

Madison, WI

April 7th, 9-2pm - Truax Campus
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Click the link for more details and to sign up!

Junior Conference - one of the most important meetings you will have w/ your counselor. Dont miss your opportunity!

  • Review your senior schedule requests
  • Ensure you are on track to graduate
  • Set some academic, extracurricular, and volunteer goals for the remainder of this year and upcoming summer
  • Discuss your post high school plans and learn about the steps to get there


Acker

Bina

Christensen

Dumbleton

Offerdahl

Schwab

Taylor


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

Spring Break: 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.


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 May 1st. 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!

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 May 1st.

La Follette Local Scholarship Awards Night

Wednesday, May 17th, 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), please see Ms. Kennedy by May 1st with your scholarship award letter and you will be acknowledged in June edition of The Lance.

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
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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