Info for Juniors
Junior Parent Information
Because of limited in-person events due to COVID, please take some time to review the Junior Parent Information video. Included will be important reminders on how to best help your junior utilize their junior year. It's important for your students to begin planning for graduation now! For questions, please contact your students counselor.
College Planning for Juniors
Junior Post-Secondary Checklist
- Complete SuperMatch College Search on Naviance
- Use Naviance to research Colleges of Interest
- Add at least three (3) colleges to your list of Colleges I’m Thinking About
- Military-bound students begin talking to recruiters
- Attend local college fairs
- Attend College & Career Planning Night
- Take the PSAT for National Merit consideration
- Meet with your counselor to discuss post-secondary plans
- Check admission requirements for the colleges you are thinking about
- Register with the NCAA or NAIA Clearinghouse if you plan to play a sport at the college level
- Take the ACT or SAT test
- Enroll in an ACT prep offered by LPS or complete the ACT Prep Me on Naviance or contact a private agency
- Visit colleges of interest
- Attend at least one Career Connections event
- Consider an internship or job shadow
- Consider taking at least one AP or Dual Credit class
- Attend Northland CAPS or Career Center Open House
- Revise your resume
- Update your Personal Plan of Study
- Check on your A+ requirements
- Check the Counseling Department Weekly News for college visits at LHS.
Scholarship Opportunities for Underclassmen
On occasion, our scholarship listing on Naviance includes scholarships for underclassmen. This is updated daily so please check back regularly!
Log-in to your Naviance Student
- Click on COLLEGES
- Click on SCHOLARSHIP LIST
- Click on LOCAL & REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
- Under "browse a category", select UNDERCLASSMEN
These scholarships will be updated regularly, so be sure to check back often for additional opportunities.
If you are interested in applying for the wide range of national scholarship opportunities available to high school students, please check out the links to the right of this message or log-in to Naviance to access an additional national Scholarship Search tool.
Test Optional SchoolsDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools have adopted a test optional approach to admissions for the class of 2021. This opportunity has been extended to the class of 2022 for many institutions. For more information about test optional admissions review these articles.
College Entrance ExamsCommon Application - The Common App is one tool students may use to plan and apply for college. The benefit is students complete 1 application and it can be sent to hundreds of institutions.Military and EmploymentOur military recruiters are happy to talk to your student about an exciting career opportunity after high school! Visit our website for military recruiter contact information here!
- What is a Test-Optional College?
- Applying Test-Optional? Here's How to Decide
- Going Test Optional? Taking the tests? 10 Things to Consider