Counselor Connection

Preparing for College & Career - May Issue

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.

Resources for Spanish Speakers

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AP Exams - make sure you are ready!

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


  • To view your assigned date and time, please visit your myAP account
  • The majority of regular scheduled exams will take place at home
  • If you need to test in person,
    • 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

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

Badger Summer Scholars

Rising Sophomores through Seniors, Deadline: May 31st

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Career Discovery Boot Camps

What: VIRTUAL Career Discovery Boot Camp at Madison College for 6-11 grade student


Programs include:

  • Generating Sustainable Energy
  • Biology, Technology, and Engineering
  • Leadership Launch
  • Baking Fun
  • Automotive Technology
  • Early Childhood Education

No cost to register

Virtual Engineering Summer Program

Virtual Engineering Summer Program (ESP) is a free, three-week program for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the upcoming school year. The Virtual ESP course curriculum includes math, chemistry, engineering, and physics (TBD)

Planning to attend summer school?

MMSD Summer School


  • June 21st - July 29th


Course Catalog


  • Families will receive an email when their student is registered
  • Contact your school counselor to find out what classes you should take

Juniors-this section is for you!

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

La Follette Local Scholarship Update

Local scholarship recipients will be notified this week. We are working with a videographer to create a wonderful celebration video that will be released at the end of May.


Scholarship recipients will be able to pick up their certificates, scholarship check (or more information about how to receive their scholarship funds) and an opportunity to write a thank you card to their donor at our Senior Pick-Up Palooza events on Friday, May 21st between 12:00-6:00 and Saturday, May 22nd between 9:00-3:00.

Seniors, the following information is for you!

You made your college choice; What's next?

Check out the following check list to be sure you are staying on track before evening arriving on campus

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

Financial Aid Information

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 2017 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

TuitionFit

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

Pay for College-Compare Aid

Perform side by side comparison of financial aid packages