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LBUSD College and Career Center Pinterest Page

Search the LBUSD's College and Career Center Pinterest account to find the right fit for you after high school.  Create a free Pinterest account at http://pinterest.com (if you don't already have one).  Then you will be able to learn more about specific areas by going to http://pinterest.com/ afterhighschool/boards to view any of the following College and Career Center boards:

  • College-Bound Student-Athletes
  • Career Exploration
  • Career Assessments and College Major Search Tools
  • Future Visual and Performing Arts Majors
  • Post-Secondary Resources for Student with Special Needs
  • Volunteering - Pay It Forward
  • Test Preparation and Testing Options
  • Applying for College Admission
  • College Preparation Blogs
  • College Search Tools
  • More About College
  • Scholarships and Other Financial Aid Resources
  • Virtual Campus Visits and Chats
  • Tips from College Insiders

Work Permit Applications are Available in the College and Career Center

When getting a Work Permit for the first time, you will need to pick up a Work Permit application in the College and Career Center, fill out the "For Minor to Complete" Section, your new boss will fill out the "For Employer to Complete" Section, and your parent or guardian will fill out the "For Parent to Complete" Section.  Remember to have your Social Security card (or a copy of the card) with you when you bring your completed Work Permit application back to the College and Career Center so that your Work Permit can be issued.  Remember that you do not need a Work Permit application until after you get hired.

Find a College that is the Perfect Fit

BigFuture is a free website with a step-by-step approach that helps with the college planning process for students and families.  You can find the best college matches based on what matters to you most (type of school, location, majors, financial aid available, sports, etc.)  When you're making you decisions, you'll get tips and advice from college planning experts and college students to help you understand your choices.  You'll get instand college matches (access to nearly 4,000 two- and four-year colleges and universities) and then can explore those colleges more in depth.  Next you can see if you're on track to meet the college's requirements.  Go to www.bigfuture.org/college-match to start exploring.

Next SAT to register for is November 8th (October 9th deadline)

Register by the October 9th deadline for the November 8th SAT test online at http://www.collegeboard.org.  If you get free or reduced lunch or are in AVID, Cal-SOAP, or Upward Bound programs, remember to stop by the College and Career Center to pick up a fee waiver before you apply for the test.  Seniors, most colleges will accept up to this SAT Test for college applications.  Check to see if the colleges and universities that you are applying to will accept the this or the December 6th SAT tests for Fall 2015 admissions.

Register for the October 25th ACT (September 19th Deadline)

Register before August 8th for the September 13th ACT online at http://www.actstudent.org. If you qualify for a fee waiver, you can stop by the College and Career Center to get your waiver before you apply for the test.  Most colleges will accpet the October 25th test dates for college application.  Seniors, check to see if the colleges and universities that you are applying to will also accept the December 13th ACT for Fall 2015 admissions.

Free and Inexpensive SAT and ACT Preparation

The PSAT is the best SAT prep that Sophores and Juniors can do to help get a feel for the test on Wednesday, October 15th. The test is free for Sophomores and is $15 at the Banker's Office for Juniors. If Juniors receive free or reduced lunch, they can bring a copy of their lunch letter to Room 129 to our USC College Advisor, Cynthia Le. In addition, there are several wonderful free SAT prep sites available for all students including www.march2success.com and a few more listed on the LBUSD College and Career Pinterest page on the testing board at www.pinterest.com/afterhighschool/test-preparation-and-testing-options/. In addition, the College Board, the company that gives the SAT, also has SAT prep on their site for under $80 at www.collegeboard.org (or with a fee waiver it is less than $40)
College and Career Center

Lakewood High School College and Career Center

Lakewood High School College and Career Center

The Lakewood High School College and Career Center

is your resource for information about

POST-SECONDARY OPTIONS, including:

CAREERS

COLLEGES – COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND 4-YEAR COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

Paid, on-the-job training to learn a skilled trade such as carpenter, plumber, electrician

TRADE SCHOOLS/VOCATIONAL EDUCATION/SPECIALTY SCHOOLS

MILITARY

GAP-YEAR PROGRAMS

Also: Career and Technical Education Internships (Previously known as ROP Classes)

Classes and Internships for 11th and 12th Grade Students

FINANCIAL AID: FAFSA, Cal Grant Submission, and Scholarships

JOB BOARD/WORK PERMITS

Assistance completing job applications and preparing for interviews  

VOLUNTEER/SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Services Resources  of the Career Center include:

GUEST SPEAKERS, COLLEGE/MILITARY REPRESENTATIVES AND WORKSHOPSThroughout the year the College and Career Center hosts workshops on topics ranging from “Completing College Applications” and “Applying for Financial Aid” to “Job Search Techniques (filling out applications, creating a resume, interviewing skills)” and “After High School…What’s Next”

COLLEGE CATALOGS – California Community Colleges, CSU, UC, Private Colleges and Universities

QUICK REFERENCE WEBSITES – A list of valuable web site addresses that offer assessment tools and sources of information on careers, colleges, scholarships, and financial aid

The College and Career Center is located in Room 332

Students are welcome before school, during nutrition, lunch, after school, or by appointment.

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Earn $105 Working as a Student Pollworker at the November 4th Election (9/26 Deadline)
The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk would like to encourage you to volunteer as a student poll worker for the upcoming November 4th Statewide Direct Primary Election.

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