FREE College Fairs (April 25th and 28th)
Subject: Free College Fairs (April 25th and 28th)
Admission representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities will be available to speak with students one-on-one at both of the following events:
Greater Los Angeles National College Fair on Thursday, April 25th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Pasadena Convention Center
Orange County National College Fair on Sunday, April 28th from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Anaheim Convention Center
This is the first year that students can register online (at the link below) for either the Pasadena or Anaheim fair. You will be asked a few short questions regarding your graduation information, home address, and major of interest. There is even an option to add a parent or guardian.
Once you register, you can print a flyer with your barcode identification. You will be able to take your flyer to the fair on April 25th or April 28th and college representatives will be able to scan your barcode to immdiately access your information. Remember to register for the fair and keep your barcode flyer some place safe until the college fair.
SAT & ACT Registration Info
Subject: SAT and ACT Registration
If you haven't yet taken either the SAT or the ACT, now's your chance to register for one of the following tests:
SAT I or SAT Subject Tests - May 4th (Deadline April 5th)
SAT I or SAT Subject Tests - June 1st (Deadline May 2nd)
ACT - June 8th (Deadline May 3rd)
You can register for the tests at the links below. Remember to send your test scores using all of the available codes at the time you register. If you wait until later to send your scores, you will have to pay for each one you have to send individually.
There are two tricks to use when sending scores:
You can use the code 3594 to send your scores to all of the CSU and Cal Poly schools. In addition, if you send your scores to one UC school, like UCLA or UCSD, your scores will be sent to all UC schools. So with two codes, you have sent your scores to all the CSU, Cal Poly, and UC schools. Make sure you use your additional codes on private or out-of-state colleges and universitites.
If you receive free or reduced lunch or are part of the Cal-SOAP, AVID, or Upward Bound program, please fill out the fee waiver application below and bring it to me in the College and Career Center BEFORE you complete either the SAT or ACT application online.
Please let me know if you have any questions about registering for the SAT or the ACT.
SEE MS. GILDON in the College and Career Center - Room 332
Welcome Back to Your Junior Year, Class of 2014
Can you believe it? We are more than halfway through our High School Careers! For many of you, the time has flown by, and for others, well, you wish it would go faster! Your Junior (11th grade) year is a very important one! You'll have the opportunity to take the 'real' PSAT on October 20th (a Saturday) You can take the SAT, or the ACT (keep your eyes and ears open for the dates, locations, and sign ups). If you need to retake a portion of the CAHSEE exam, check with the counseling office. Many of you are taking AP courses, and will have AP exams in May. If you don't have an AP course, and believe an AP course will benefit you, please see your Counselor! This will be your final year of taking the CST's in April. More scholarship opportunities will be available. Watch for Lakewood's Scholarship bulletins, and/or go online and get searching yourself! Take care of your business. Know where you stand with your A - G requirements, and your graduation requirements. Be proactive and prepared, not caught off guard and unprepared. It's your future, it's in your hands!
Gear Up is here to help and support you in any way we are able. Stop by the office or send an email with any questions/concerns!!
Have a Great Year!!! =) =) =) Mr. Estes
KEY DATES for Junior Year
Click on the link to make sure you have these key dates on your Calendars!
College Testing Websites: Check Them Out for the SAT and/or ACT
For SAT or PSAT: www.collegeboard.org
For ACT: www.actstudent.org
Click on the link below for info about SAT / ACT FREE Online Prep from Zinch:
Reminder: Class of 2014 Pledge
In September of 2010, Mr. Estes visited every 9th grade English class of the Class of 2014 students. He delivered a pledge to the students, which was to be taken home, signed, and returned in order to receive a Class of 2014 T-Shirt. Well, hundreds of students and their parents signed the pledge and received their T-Shirt. In case you missed out on the pledge, I am attaching a copy of what was passed out at that time. There's only a few 2XL shirts left, but it's not about the T-Shirt, it's about taking care of your business! Are you still living up to the Pledge? Contact or see Mr. Estes for details.
Math Help is Available, Take Advantage of It!
Please check with your Math Teacher, as many of our Teachers offer their own tutoring times for their students. For Algebra 1-2, Geometry, and Intermediate Algebra, there is special tutoring offered either before or after each Chapter Test. Keep up to date with your Math Teacher!!
Also, through ilearn and schoolloop, you have instant access to the textbook, practice problems, and help videos.
Click on the links below to find out what Math Help is available here at Lakewood HS.
Algebra 1-2 students also have the 'Second Chance Club' which takes place approximately a week after each End of Chapter Exam.