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Preparing for College & Career - April Issue

Important Election

Multiple Judge seats and school board seats, are on the ballot on April 2nd. Find out who is running and on your ballot.

Check out this link about new voter laws so you are ready by April 2nd to cast your vote

Precollege Summer Arts Intensive

Rising Juniors and Seniors-Study the arts and earn two college credits this summer! Choose one of three tracks: Visual Art, Theatre/Drama, or Dance Deadline to apply is May 1st

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AP Exam - Next Step: Mandatory Pre-Administration Session

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


1. Attend one of the following mandatory Pre-Administration Sessions in C17:

April 16th 11:35-12:35

April 17th 11:35-12:25 and 3:45-4:45


**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.

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 6th-May 24th.

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

Planning to Attend Summer School?

2019 Dates: June 24th-August 2nd

Get more information here

Madison College Summer Programs

Interested in an educational summer experience?! Madison College offers a variety of hands on, experiential summer youth camps for 11-17 year-olds.

2019 offerings will be available in March.

Complete this form for information and inquiries regarding Summer 2019 opportunities.

Junior Section

Questions to Ask on College Tours

Planning any college tours? Want to know how to figure out the best fit? Take a look at these not so typical questions to ask!

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 5th - Business and Applied Arts
  • April 19th-Applied Science, Engineering, and Tech
  • April 26th-Arts & Sciences/Liberal Arts Transfer
  • May 10th-Human and Protective Services

Setting Sights: A College Search and Selection Workshop for Students of Color

Rising seniors, learn how to prepare for, apply to, and be successful in higher education!


Setting Sights is a full day workshop at UW Madison about the college search and application process. It will feature sessions and a college fair led by deans and directors of admissions who are leaders in their industry from institutions around the country.


Session options include:

  • writing the extended college essay
  • preparing for standardized tests
  • building a college list-where to apply
  • nuts and bolts of paying for college
  • navigating the college application timeline
  • Admissions/Scholarship interviews


Register online

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!

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    Christensen

    Peterson

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    Valdivia

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

Parent Action Plan-11th Grade

Junior year usually marks a turning point. This is because for most students and families, it’s when college planning activities kick into high gear. Here are some ways you can support your child and give him or her the best options.

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

You took the ACT-Now What?

A hard copy of your scores will also be sent to the address you wrote on your answer sheet. When you receive it create an online account with your ACT ID printed on your score report. Three things to know:



  • Colleges want your official ACT score through your online account. Counselors cannot send this for you.
  • Use a personal email (not your school email)
  • Remember your password. There will be many of these, so start a system early in the application process!
Does one of your colleges of interest require the SAT?

View upcoming dates, practice questions, and scores.

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, and work with their counselor and coach.

Senior Section

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!!)

Compare your College Financial Aid Awards with TuitionFit

TuitionFit lets students and families share the individual college offers they receive. It organizes and anonymously displays the data so everyone can compare real-time college prices.


For more information, check out their website

Scholars of Promise

For all students who are attending Madison College next year and applying to the Scholars of Promise Program, the deadline is April 1st. The following are required in order to be considered


More information here (including eligibility, benefits, expectations, and frequently asked questions)

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!

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

Madison College Scholarship Application Due May 3rd!

Madison College Scholarship App is now open! See what's available here!

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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