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:
COLLEGES – COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND 4-YEAR COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES
Paid, on-the-job training to learn a skilled trade such as carpenter, plumber, electrician
TRADE SCHOOLS/VOCATIONAL EDUCATION/SPECIALTY SCHOOLS
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 WORKSHOPS – Throughout 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.
Career Center Locker
FINANCIAL AID: The FAFSA is available on January 1st for seniors, but not before 1/1/16
Seniors, financial season is coming soon and to maximize your chances of receiving aid, you should file early (starting January 1st) 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 after 1/1/16..
Remember that to be eligible for all federal aid, you must file your FAFSA (or Dream Act Application at https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ if you are not a US citizen) as soon as possible (January 1st) if you are going to be attending any type of college, university, or trade school in the Fall 2016. Mark your calendar for Cash for College Night on Thursday, January 7th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 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.