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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 October 8th for the November 7th Test

Register by the October 8th deadline for the November 7th 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 December 12th ACT (November 6th Deadline)

Register before November 6th for the December 12th 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.  Seniors, check to see if the college or university that you're applying to will accept the December test date.

Free 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, has partnered with the Khan Academy ( to provide full-length tests to use for practice.  Want even more FREE in-depth assistance?  Go to to have 36 hours of live SAT tutoring online, with 4 full-length practice SAT exams, and comprehensive instruction for each SAT subject.

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.

Career Center Locker

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Career/College Exploration Night

Career/College Exploration Night

Black College Fair - Long Beach

Black College Fair - Long Beach
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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 (not 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 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.

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Local Scholarship Application for Seniors (Deadline 11/12)
The Local Scholarship Application for Lakewood High School seniors is now available.  In order to be eligible for more than 50 Lakewood and community scholarships, seniors must complete and submit the application below which includes an acade... Continue
Posted by: Jenny Gildon
Published: 9/21/15

College Representatives Visit Lakewood
Each year the College and Career Center hosts admissions representatives from colleges both locally and nationally. All students are welcome to get a chance to not only find out more about colleges and universities, but also to talk directly with ... Continue
Posted by: Jenny Gildon
Published: 9/15/15

City of Lakewood College Fair at Mayfair Park (10/13)
The City of Lakewood College Fair will be on October 13th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Mayfair Park (5720 Clark Avenue, Lakewood). Meet college and university representatives from around the country and find out more about admissions requirements, ca... Continue
Posted by: Jenny Gildon
Published: 9/15/15

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.

Many College and University Applications are Available Now

Seniors, you can work on private school applications at, UC applications at, and many Historically Black College and University applications at  CSU applications will be available on October 1st at  For the Common Application and HBCU applications, 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 #1 (COMING SOON!)

Find out about upcoming scholarships, contests, workshops, internships, conferences, and college fairs in Scholarship Bulletin #1.  Check the News Section to open the Scholarship #1 document during the week of September 21st.