College Planning Night - Wednesday, March 11th, 6-7pm

For those of you planning on attending college in the fall of 2021, it's time to start planning for the application process! To get you started on the right track, we will be holding a College Planning Night on Wednesday, March 11th, from 6-7pm in the LMHS Library. Juniors and sophomores looking to get a head start on the process are encouraged to attend. Topics will include: Building your college list, college admission requirements, admissions plans, components of the application, Naviance, Common Application, Coalition App, SAT and ACT, the college essay, requesting transcripts, letters of recommendation, interviews, financial aid, time for questions and answers, and more.

College Application Essentials Workshop Series - Spring 2020

Start your senior year prepared and ready for the college application process. Workshops will run during lunch. Students will be allowed to go to the front of the line, get their lunch, and bring it to a classroom TBD. We will begin at 12:20, so please be prompt. Juniors must be registered for the workshops in advance. The cost is $20 and includes a copy of the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020 ($24.99 value). To register, bring cash or a check made out to ‘LMHS’ to Mr. Korte by Friday, April 17th. Financial assistance available upon request for students qualified for free/reduced lunch.

Week #1 - May 4-8
Introduction to Naviance, Brag Sheet and Activity Resume
The first day of this week will be an instructional overview on how to access Naviance Student, how to complete the brag sheet, and what an activity resume is and why you need one. The remaining 3 days will be used as time to complete the brag sheet and develop an activity resume with the help of your counselor. The brag sheet and activity resume are documents to be given to your teachers and counselor before they write your letter of recommendation. Doing a thorough job in completing this first step can go a long way in getting recommendations that give an accurate picture of who you are to colleges.

Week #2 - May 11-15
Letters of Recommendation, The College Essay, Building your College List
We will discuss the importance of getting strong letters of recommendation and how to go about it, and students will identify two teachers who they will ask for letters. We will also go over how to submit the request through Naviance.  Students will be presented with the Common Application essay prompts, and given information about how to write an effective college essay. We will also have a discussion about the different criteria to consider when building a college list, and how to go about actually building a preliminary list. Students will use Naviance and other resources, and save a list of colleges they would like to apply to in their Naviance Student accounts.

Week #3 - May 18-22
Common Application
Throughout this week, students will create a free Common Application account, learn how to answer many of the questions that the Common App requires, and actually complete the majority of their Common Application. The Common Application is accepted by nearly 900 colleges and universities.


1Berkshire Youth Leadership Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 14, 2020 Extended to March 1st

The 1Berkshire Youth Leadership Program seeks to develop young individuals to be the next generation of community leaders; preparing them for constructive and responsible involvement in community affairs, while also thinking seriously about career pathways. Students apply during the end of their Sophomore year and begin the program in the summer going into their Junior year.

Throughout the 10-month program, students explore our community – its resources, leadership, issues, and opportunities. They share ideas and learn what it takes to become a consensus builder and effective decision-maker. Participants examine the functional areas of business and the career pathways found right here in their own backyards. They explore civic responsibility and the various roles they can play in their communities to inspire a life-long commitment to the Berkshires.

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