Counselor Connection

Preparing for College & Career - May Issue

Saturday Academy-May 4th & 11th

Need some time to get work done, study, or take a test? Saturday Academy is happening May 4th and 11th from 9AM-12PM.

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.

Looking for some Volunteer Hours?! Check out the Disability Pride Festival!

If you are 16 and older, Check out this opportunity to get 6+ hours of volunteering credit for a really great cause!

The Disability Pride Madison 2019 Festival is on July 27th from 11AM-6:30PM at Tenney Park. Tasks include set-up, tear down, working concessions, monitoring for trash and recycling, greeting at the welcome booth, and more!

Shifts range from 1.5-2 hours

Email with questions.

Interested in Information Technology?

Come to the Education Technology Open House at Madison College on Thursday, June 6th between 2PM and 6PM.

Madison College staff will be available to help students apply for IT programs at Madison College. Current IT students and faculty will be demonstrating their projects and the cutting edge technology taught in IT programs including networking, cyber security, computer hardware, website development, front-end developer and mobile apps development for IPhone, Apple Watch and Android devices.

For more information, visit the website, contact the School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology office at 608-246-6800, or email

A message from University Housing at UW-Madison

The division of University Housing at UW-Madison hires many high school students to work for us over the summer months. This summer, we have many exciting opportunities for students to join our Team.

We are currently recruiting for Dining Team Members, Custodians, Maintenance Workers, Painter Laborers, Trades Laborers, and many more! See your counselor for specific position descriptions.

Access the online application here.

Some deadlines are as early as May 4th!

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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Resources for Spanish Speakers

AP Exams - make sure you are ready!

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

  • Regularly scheduled Advanced Placement exams for 2019 begin Monday, May 6th and conclude Friday, May 17th.
  • 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

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.

Juniors-this section is for you!

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!






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

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

Experience Madison College

Learn about Madison College by seeing it for yourself! Meet instructors, participate in hands-on activities and take a campus tour focused on your interests:

Future students, parents/guardians and mentors are all welcome to attend.

Upcoming events:

Protective Services-May 10th

For more information, to register, and to check back for more events, see the website

Seniors, the following information is for you!

La Follette Senior Scholarship Celebration

Wednesday, May 15th, 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.
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


  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 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

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 2019: Text @laf2019 to 81010

Class of 2020: Text @2020lhs to 81010

Class of 2021: Text @lancer2021 to 81010

Class of 2022: Text @lancer2022 to 81010

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Class of 2019: Text @laf2019 to 81010

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