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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 April 6th for the May 2nd Test

Register by the April 6th deadline for the May 2nd 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)

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.

FINANCIAL AID: FAFSA is still available to Seniors going to community college

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 aid, you must file your FAFSA (or Dream Act Application at if you are not a US citizen) as soon as possible if you are going to be attending community college in the Fall.  You can still get help with your financial aid application in the College and Career Center or our College Advisor's Office (Room 129).  Remember to bring your parents' tax returns (2014 or 2013 if they have not yet completed this year's taxes).

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Register for the March 28th Early Bird Placement Test (3/19)/Mandatory Meeting for All Seniors going to LBCC (3/26)
Register for the Long Beach City College Early Bird Placement Test by following these steps:

   Apply to LBCC online at
   Receive an email from LBCC with your ID# within 24 hours of completing y... Continue
Posted by: Jenny Gildon
Published: 3/13/15

WARNING - Don't Give Out Personal Information Over the Phone/Financial Aid is FREE
Several seniors around the district have received phone calls from someone claiming that they are either from the Federal Claims Department or the Federal Bureau of Grants Department associated with the Department of Health and Human Services.&nbs... Continue
Posted by: Jenny Gildon
Published: 3/10/15

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

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.