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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
  • College Major Search Tools
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • 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

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When getting a Work Permit for the first time, you will need print out a Work Permit Application or pick one up from the College and Career Center.  Fill out the "For Minor to Complete" Section, have your new boss fill out the "For Employer to Complete" Section, and ask your parent or guardian sign the "For Parent to Complete" Section.  Remember to have your Social Security card (or a copy/picture of the card) with you when you bring your completed Work Permit Application to the College and Career Center.  Remember that you do not need a Work Permit Application until after you get hired.

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Register by the October 7th deadline for the November 5th SAT test online.  If you get free or reduced lunch or are in AVID, Cal-SOAP, or Upward Bound, remember to stop by the College and Career Center to pick up a fee waiver before you apply for the test. 

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Register before November 4th for the December 10th ACT online. If you get free or reduced lunch, or are in AVID, Upward Bound, or Cal-SOAP, stop by the College and Career Center to get a fee waiver before you register for the test. 

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ASSIST helps you explore majors offered at UC and CSU campuses. It provides several paths you can take to learn about specific majors, requirements for majors, major preparation at community colleges, and transferring courses to the University of California or California State University. 

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Big Future 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.)  You'll get instant college matches (access to nearly 4,000 two- and four-year colleges and universities) and then you can explore those colleges more in depth.  You can also see if you're on track to meet the colleges' requirements. 

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There are five service academies in the United States.  Four of the academies require a nomination from an authorized nominating source.  Each academy offers young men and women a FREE college education at a highly-ranked, nationally-recognized academic program while preparing them for an officer's commission in the armed forces. The academies are:

 

U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York

U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York

U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland

 

The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut is the only one that does not require a Congressional nomination.  Visit each service academy's website for additional information.

 

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College and Career Center

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 Work Based Learning/ROP Classes)

Classes and Internships for 11th and 12th Grade Students

FINANCIAL AID: FAFSA, California Dream Act, Cal Grant Submission, and Scholarships

JOB BOARD/WORK PERMITS

Assistance completing job applications, resumes, and preparing for interviews  

VOLUNTEER/SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Services/Resources of the College and 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/BROCHURES – California Community Colleges, CSU, UC, CA Private Colleges, and Out-of-State Colleges 

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.

College and Career Center Links and Resources

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College and Career Specialist/Scholarship Coordinator

Gildon, Jenny
Associate

News

9/22/16

Calling all Lakewood Students - Lots of money is available for you right now.  Look at the scholarship bulletin and start applying.

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9/21/16

Chipotle is hosting a National Career Day on September 28th from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in various local locations including the Lakewood Mall, Long Beach, and Signal Hill. See attached flyer for additional information.  Click on the link above to request a personal interview appointment.

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9/21/16
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CaliforniaColleges.edu is the one-stop website for information about higher education in California for students, counselors, and parents. It has been developed in collaboration with California State University (CSU),  University of California (UC),  California Community Colleges (CCC), Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU), and the California Department of Education.

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$$$FINANCIAL AID$$$: The FAFSA is available starting on October 1st for seniors.

Seniors, financial season is coming soon and to maximize your chances of receiving aid, you should file early and accurately. Go to the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid, the FAFSA, at https://fafsa.ed.gov (not fafsa.com which is a pay site) to apply starting October 1st.

 

In order to be eligible for all federal aid, you must file your FAFSA (or California Dream Act Application if you are not a US citizen) as soon as possible (starting October 1st) if you are going to be attending any type of college, university, or trade school in the Fall 2017.  Mark your calendar for Cash for College Night on Thursday, October 13th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the LHS Auditorium.  You can learn about filling out the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application and presentations will be available in both English and Spanish.  Additionally, you could win a $1,000 scholarship just for attending the event!

 

There are several wonderful FREE SAT and ACT prep sites available for all students including March2Success, 4Tests, and a few more listed on the LBUSD College and Career Pinterest page on the "Test Preparation and Testing Options" board. In addition, the College Board, the company that gives the SAT, has partnered with Khan Academy to provide full-length tests to use for practice.  Want even more FREE in-depth assistance?  Go to Free SAT Prep to have 36 hours of live SAT tutoring online, with 4 full-length practice SAT exams, and comprehensive instruction for each SAT subject.  Also, if math is the subject you need to focus on the most, EdReady can help you assess your current math level and help you get ready focollege-level math for the SAT, ACT, or college placement tests.

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Seniors, you can work on many private school applications (such as Chapman, Loyola Marymount, and USC) at on the Common Application, UC applications on the UC Admissions page, and many Historically Black College and University applications at the Common Black Application.  Apply to CSU and Cal Poly schools by logging into your California Colleges account and clicking on "College Planning" and then "Applying for Admission" under the California State University (CSU) heading. For the Common Application and the Common Black Application, all schools will have different requirements and deadlines, so check each individual school's website to ensure that you don't miss any important information.  The deadline for all CSU and UC applications is November 30th.

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