Counselor Connection

Preparing for College & Career - May Issue

Lancer Honors - Recognizing Excellence in our Lancer Community

If you don’t know already, we are VERY proud of our Lancers! Check out our newsletter that highlights some of the amazing ways our Lancers are being honored! We will be updating this page often, so please visit the page more than once!


Know a Lancer who’s been recognized? Let our Counseling Department know by emailing Ms. Christensen at jdchristense@madison.k12.wi.us

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 17th but applying between May 7th-25th is recommended.

Mark your calendars for La Follette 2017-18 Enrollment & Registration

Follow these steps to enroll your student:


  1. Complete the online enrollment beginning August 1st
  2. Come to La Follette on August 15th from 11am-6:30pm OR August 18th from 7:30am-1pm

Additional Enrollment & Registration information can be found here

AP Exams - make sure you are ready!

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


  • Regularly scheduled Advanced Placement exams for 2018 begin Monday, May 7th and conclude Friday, May 18.
  • All regularly scheduled AP exams take place at the Alliant Energy Center's Exhibition Hall at 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way in Madison
  • Parking is free.
  • Bring a photo ID - you will not be admitted without one
  • Arrive 30 minutes before your exam
  • Bring pens with blue or black ink and No. 2 pencils. Mechanical pencils not allowed
  • Do not bring cell phones, smartphones, smartwatches, digital cameras, Bluetooth-enabled devices, MP3 players, email or messaging devices into the testing facility. Even if powered off, you will be dismissed if you are found with one of these devices on you.
  • Click on this link for other important exam information


Exam Calendar

Scores will become available through student's online AP account in July


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

Resources for Spanish Speakers

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

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
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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Junior's To-Do List

  1. 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. Nice job on the ACT! Next step: Create an account using a personal email. Counselors recommend that all college bound students take the ACT at least 2 times. Use this document to help you sign up.
  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!

Juniors & School Email

Juniors: 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

Figure out your college fit - prioritize a campus visit this summer!

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

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AP + PLTW Student Recognition

To earn this student recognition, you must:

  1. Complete three courses in a pathway - one AP course; one PLTW course, and a third course, either AP or PLTW
  2. Earn a qualifying score of 3 or higher on the AP Exam(s) and a score of Proficient or higher on the PLTW End-of-Course (EoC) Assessment(s).
  3. Click here to get started


Click here for additional information

Interested in joining the military?

The ASVAB is being administered on May 11th at 8:15am in room B17. Talk with Mr. Taylor in Student Services for more details.

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), see your counselor to get your picture taken and posted on our NEW Lancer Honors - Recognizing Excellence in our Lancer Community page

College Bound? Your school will need your final high school transcript

YOUR COLLEGE CAN WITHHOLD YOUR FINANCIAL AID AND/OR YOUR ADMISSION IF YOU DO NOT SEND YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPT! Check this one off your list in a flash!

  1. Log into your Parchment account
  2. Enter your college's name in the search box
  3. Select "Hold for Grades"
  4. Input payment information
  5. Submit!
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!

Selective Service

Almost all male U.S. citizens and male immigrants, who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service.


  • It's important to know that even though he is registered, a man will not automatically be inducted into the military.
  • Registration allows you eligibility for federal student loans and federal jobs/job training.
  • Visit the Selective Service website to register

FAFSA - Dont miss out on financial aid for college!

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. 3 things to remember:
  1. First step: Parent/Guardian AND Student must create their own FSAID
  2. Second step: Complete the FAFSA application
  3. Enter parent/guardian 2016 tax information into the FAFSA application.
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

Parents/Guardians get text updates

Aside from reading the monthly Counselor Connection, you might wonder how students hear about opportunities outside of school, scholarships, workshop reminders, important events, etc. If you would like to get the same reminders from counselors as your student does related to life after high school, sign up is easy.


Class of 2018: Text @lhslancers to 81010

Class of 2019: Text @laf2019 to 81010

Class of 2020: Text @2020lhs to 81010

Class of 2021: Text @lancer2021 to 81010

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Class of 2018: Text @lhslancers to 81010

Class of 2019: Text @laf2019 to 81010

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Class of 2021: Text @lancer2021 to 81010