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Preparing for college & career - October Issue

Future Leaders WI Scholarship

Open to any resilient, action-oriented student, 16 yrs or older who is a WI resident and desires to serve through healthcare, education, and community betterment programs. Deadline: November 1st

Complete the application today!

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Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 7:30am

LaFollette High School, C17

Who: Interested Sophomores & Juniors

Cost: $20 - Come to Student Services to sign up - 1st come, 1st serve

  • Test prep is available for FREE through Khan Academy & PSATPrep Live
  • REQUIRED: Complete pre-test paperwork during 2nd period on Monday, Oct 14th in C17.

Reasons to take the PSAT:

  • Practice for the SAT
  • Juniors MUST take PSAT in order to compete for the National Merit Scholarship
  • Practice for sophomores who would like to compete for National Merit their Junior yr.

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Click here to learn more about Hispanic-Serving Institutions and see how can help you earn money to attend them.

Looking for volunteer hours?

Volunteer for the Trick or Trot 5k Run/Walk:

  • Parking sign assembly
  • Volunteer check in
  • Donation table-collect donations before the event
  • Registration-help greet and register participants on race day
  • Water/candy stations-give out water or candy to participants on race day
  • Course marshall-elp guide and cheer runners along the race route
  • Clean up crew-help clean up the Franklin school gym after the event
Contact Jean at with any questions

Job, Internship, Volunteer Opportunities

One stop link to all the opportunities shared with staff in our Student Services office. Keep an eye on this page if you are interested in exploring a career through internship, need to make some cash, or are a graduating senior.
Struggling financially? Need housing & resources?

Click on this link to find resources for community, housing, health, legal, childcare and more!

Early College Credit

Interested in taking a course at college while in high school? There are some new guidelines, forms, and options to familiarize yourself with.

11th & 12th Grade College Bound Athletes & 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 your counselor and coach.

Seniors: The remaining posts are for you AND sign up for your Senior Conference ASAP!

Book an appointment w/ your counselor online:







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

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Edgewood College Fall Preview Days

Friday, October 12th or Friday October 26th. Register Today!

Discover your Major

Unsure which UW campus offers your degree of interest? You can search for majors and fields of study across the entire University of Wisconsin System.

Check out Major Mania!!

Experience Madison College

Madison College hosts several events to experience life as a college student, meet instructors, participate in hands-on activities and take a campus tour that highlights your interests. Registration is required by 10 a.m. the day before each event. Walk-ins are welcome based on availability.

Future students, parents/guardians, and mentors are all welcome!

More Information is available here.


  • Health-October 12th-Registration available now by using this link.
  • Business & Applied Arts-October 19th-Registration available now by using this link.
  • Human and Protective Services-October 26th-Registration available now by using this link.
  • Applied Science, Engineering & Technology- November 2nd-Registration coming soon
  • Liberal Arts Transfer-November 9th-Registration coming soon

Explore Apprenticeship Opportunities!

Find information about local apprenticeship opportunities through the Building Trades Council. Elizabeth Roddy is your first point of contact if you are interested in an apprenticeship. Email her at when you are ready to get started!

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Updates

Priority Deadline: November 1st. Priority consideration for admission, admission to the Univ Honors Prog, and most Univ scholarships is given to students are completed by November 1st.

Regular Deadline: January 1st. Full consideration for admission. Univ Honors Prog admission is on a space-available basis and scholarship consideration is on a funds-available basis.

FAFSA priority deadline: March 1st, 2018. Applying for aid as soon after Oct 1st 2017 is strongly encouraged. This will help to ensure students and families have submitted the info necessary to receive their financial aid award notice as soon as it is available. Univ of Minn will begin sending financial aid award notices to admitted students by early February.

Secondary Admission Programs: Additional Application Materials Required

All college need these three application materials:

Still need to retake the ACT? Dont delay, sign up and start prepping now!!

Next ACT Test Date: December 8th

Regular Registration Deadline: November 2nd

  • See the following link for a FREE study guide and general information about the ACT
  • ACT Academy is another FREE test prep resource
  • During sign-up, don't forget to choose 4 FREE destinations for your test scores.
  • If you receive free/reduced lunch, see your counselor before signing up.

Paying for College

College Goal WI - Free professional assistance to complete the FAFSA

La Follette, East, and Memorial high schools will be hosting College Goal Wisconsin for the Madison area this year! College Goal WI is a FREE FAFSA completion workshop for all Madison seniors applying to college and their families. Check out the flier for more details

  • Learn more about the FAFSA - the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - a critical part of students accessing federal loans and grants to pay for post-secondary education
  • FREE individualized assistance from FAFSA experts to complete the application.
  • Get in a drawing for a $1000 scholarship

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

**School Email becomes inaccessible to graduates 2 wks after graduation**