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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.

Next SAT to register for is December 6th (November 6th deadline)

Register by the November 6th deadline for the December 6th 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.  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 test for Fall 2015 admissions.

Register for the December 13th ACT (November 7th Deadline)

Register before November 7th for the December 13th ACT online at 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 still accept the December 13th test dates for college application, but some, like San Diego State, will not.  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 Sophomores 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 College Advisor, Cynthia Le. In addition, 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.

Black College Fair

Black College Fair

Educational Opportunites Program (EOP) Deadlines

Educational Opportunites Program (EOP) Deadlines

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Volunteer and Leadership Opportunity - Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Council (November 10th Deadline)
The Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC), a program of the Jane Goodall Institute USA (JGI), is made up of a passionate group of young people from around the United States who are dedicated to making positive change happen i... Continue
Posted by: Jenny Gildon
Published: 10/28/14

Future Film Majors - Chapman University Application Deadline is November 1st for Film Production
Seniors, if you are applying to Chapman University as a Film Production major, remember to complete your application on the Common Application website with the Art Supplement by Saturday, November 1st.  Get help with your application any Tues... Continue
Posted by: Jenny Gildon
Published: 10/28/14

Deadline Extended: Free Bay Area College Tour

FREE Bay Area College Tour - Visit UC Berkeley, San Jose State, San Francisco State, and Stanford University from Thursday, November 13th through Sunday, November 16th.  The extended application deadline is Wednesday, October 29th.  Fo... Continue
Posted by: Jenny Gildon
Published: 10/27/14

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 start to work on your UC application at, your private school applications at, your CSU applications at, and many Historically Black College and University applications at  The UC application can not be submitted for a few more weeks (November 1st), but this is a good time to get parts of it completed and start thinking about your personal statements.  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 #2

Find out about upcoming scholarships, contests, workshops, internships, conferences, and college fairs in Scholarship Bulletin #2.  Check the News Section to open the Scholarship #2 document or check the College and Career Center calendar for the links to each scholarship.

Trick or Treat After You Complete...Your College Applications

Seniors, bring a printed confirmation of your college application submissions to Room 332A at lunch any day between Wednesday, October 29th and Friday, October 31st to receive a treat.  For every completed application, you will have a chance to win one of many gift cards that will be given out each day.  For UC applications, since you cannot submit until November 1st, you can bring a printed copy of the entire completed application.