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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 (if you don't already have one).  Then you will be able to learn more about specific areas by going to 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.

The next SAT registration deadline is February 13th for the March 14th Test

Register by the February 13th deadline for the March 14th SAT test online at  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. 

Register for the April 18th ACT (March 13th Deadline)

Register before March 13th for the April 18th ACT online at 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.

Free and Inexpensive SAT and ACT Preparation

There are several wonderful free SAT and ACT prep sites available for all students including,, and a few more listed on the LBUSD College and Career Pinterest page on the testing board at In addition, the College Board, the company that gives the SAT, also has SAT prep on their site for under $80 at (or with a fee waiver it is less than $40)

EOP Deadlines for Seniors

Below are EOP deadlines for the Cal State System. While the application is the same for each campus, each campus has different deadlines. Some link the application and recommendation deadlines, while some are staggered.

CSU Channel Islands - January 31, 2015 (completed file deadline)

Chico State - November 30, 2014 for student applications and January 31, 2015 for recommendations

CSU Dominguez Hills - November 30, 2014

CSU East Bay - November 30, 2014

CSU Fullerton - February 1, 2015

Humboldt State - November 30, 2014

CSU Long Beach - January 15, 2015

CSU Los Angeles - November 30, 2014 for application and March 2, 2015 for supporting paperwork

Maritime Academy - None

CSU Monterey Bay - November 30, 2014 (Priority) and January 15, 2015 (final deadline)

CSU Northridge - November 30, 2014 (Priority) and January 10, 2015 (final deadline)

Cal Poly Pomona - February 1, 2015

CSU San Bernardino - November 30, 2014

San Diego State - December 15, 2014

San Francisco State - January 31, 2015

San Jose State - December 15, 2014

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - January 15, 2015

Sacramento State - November 30, 2014 and recommendation due January 15, 2015

Sonoma State - March 2, 2015

CSU Stanislaus - November 30, 2014 and recommendations due February 13, 2015

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





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




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


Assistance completing job applications and preparing for interviews  


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.

Educational Opportunites Program (EOP) Deadlines

Educational Opportunites Program (EOP) Deadlines

Black College Expo

Black College Expo

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

FINANCIAL AID: January 1st to March 2nd

Seniors, financial season is now here 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 (not which is a pay site) to apply. 

Remember that to be eligible for all federal and state financial aid, including the Cal Grant, you must file your FAFSA (or Dream Act Application at if you are not a US citizen) by the March 2nd deadline.  Attend one of the upcoming financial aid workshops in the College and Career Center to get help with your application.  Remember to bring your parents' tax returns (2014 or 2013 if they have not yet completed this year's taxes).  The last Cash for College Workshop is on Wednesday, February 4th at 12:00 pm.  If you attend, you will be eligible to win a $2,000 scholarship.  Sign up to attend with Miss Le in Room 129.  There will be two more Workshop for Cash Wednesdays on Wednesday, February 18th and Wednesday, February 25th at 12:00 pm.  No reservation is necessary for those last two workshops.

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Port of Long Beach Summer Paid Internship (2/3 Information Meeting)
Learn while you earn $11/hour, and explore exciting careers at the Port of Long Beach.  If you are a current sophomore, junior, or senior who has at least a 2.5 GPA and is interested in an exciting summer of enriching opportunities to learn a... Continue
Posted by: Jenny Gildon
Published: 1/28/15

Scholarship Bulletin #3
Find out about upcoming scholarships, contests, workshops, internships, conferences, and college fairs in Scholarship Bulletin #3.  Continue
Posted by: Jenny Gildon
Published: 10/23/14

Programs and Camps for Summer 2015
The purpose of the Summer Programs Directory is to help provide information about quality summer programs and camps to students and parents. Links to specific category pages can be found on the left side of each page on the site. The category page... Continue
Posted by: Jenny Gildon
Published: 10/9/14

Earn Scholarships Automatically for Your Achievements in High School is a new site where any high school student can automatically earn scholarship money from colleges for individual, bite-sized, achievements all throughout high school.  For example you can earn scholarships for each final grade of an A or B in a class, participating in an after-school activity or club, or spending a few hours volunteering in your community.  While the goals on are bite-size, the scholarships from over 100 different colleges are much larger.  For example, if you get an A in your English class this year, you can receive scholarships from dozens of colleges on all at once, like a $1,000 from Tulane University or $500 from the University of Central Florida.

Follow these three steps:

  1. Add your Achievements to your “Portfolio
    Go to your Portfolio page and add your achievements, starting with your A’s and B’s and then your extracurricular activities, community service, and more. 
  2. Watch your scholarship earnings pile up
    Every time you add an achievement, you’ll see an instant message telling you how much scholarship money you’ve been awarded for it.  Go to your “Micro-Scholarships” page to see how you can earn even more.  Visit your “Colleges” page to see your total earnings from each college, and follow colleges to learn about them and to more easily see your earnings from them.
  3. Cash in your scholarship earnings  Submit” your Portfolio to participating colleges in 12th grade before the posted deadlines but after you’ve added every single one of your achievements and courses to your Portfolio.  If you’re offered admission by participating colleges, they’ll include your scholarships in your financial aid package.

Go to to start your free account now.

Find the Perfect College Fit

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.)  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 instant 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 to start exploring.

Explore majors available at CSU and UC campuses with ASSIST

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.  Go to to start exploring.

College and University Applications are Available Now

Seniors, you can still work on private school applications at, some CSU applications at, and many Historically Black College and University applications at  For the Common 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.

Scholarship Bulletin #3

Find out about upcoming scholarships, contests, workshops, internships, conferences, and college fairs in Scholarship Bulletin #3.  Check the News Section to open the Scholarship #3 document or check the College and Career Center calendar for the links to each scholarship.