College Application Essentials Workshop Series - Spring 2022

Start your senior year prepared and ready for the college application process. Workshops will run on June 15th, 16th, and 17th from 9-10am at LMHS (most likely in the cafeteria). I will remain available each day from 10-11am for anyone who wants to stay and work beyond that time. Juniors must be registered for the workshops in advance. The cost is $20 and includes a copy of the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022. To register, bring cash or a check made out to ‘LMHS’ to Mr. Korte by Friday, May 20th. Financial assistance is available upon request for students qualified for free/reduced lunch.


Day #1 - June 15th, 2022 - 9-10am

Introduction to Naviance, Student Activity/Brag Sheet, and Activity Resume

On this day we will have an instructional overview on how to access Naviance Student, how to complete the Student Activity/Brag Sheet, what an activity resume is, and why you need one. You will then complete the Student Activity/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.


Day #2 - June 16th, 2022 - 9-10am 

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. 


Day #3 - June 17th, 2022 - 9-10am

Common Application

On this final day, students will create a free Common Application account, learn how to answer many of the questions that the Common App requires, and begin to complete the Common Application. The Common Application is accepted by nearly 900 colleges and universities.


Questions? dkorte@leepublicschools.net 

College Planning Night for Juniors

For those of you planning on attending college in the fall of 2023, 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 Tuesday, March 22nd, from 6-7pm in the LMHS Cafeteria. 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.

SAT Information for Juniors

For juniors, it's time to start thinking about college, and part of that process for most of you will be taking the SAT exam. The SAT is a standardized test, and the scores are used as part of the college admissions process. When you apply to colleges next fall, the colleges will look at a variety of factors to determine whether they want to admit you to attend their school. Those factors include but are not limited to your grade point average, the rigor of the courses you have taken in high school, activities you have participated in, letters of recommendation, and SAT (or ACT) scores.

SAT School Day at LMHS

On Tuesday, April 26th, LMHS will be offering the SAT in school for juniors. The cost of the exam is $55 (financial assistance may be available if you qualify for free/reduced lunch - please let me know if you believe you qualify). Checks should be made out to 'LMHS' and turned in to the main office. To register, please complete this form and turn in payment by Friday, February 25th.

Think Ink SAT Prep Class

We are happy to report that we have once again contracted Mr. Jim Hurley and his THINK INK SAT Preparation Program for our students here at Lee. Mr. Hurley is widely regarded as being one of the best in preparing students for the SAT. The program will include 10 sessions and is scheduled to begin on February 9th with a target test date of April 26th. The sessions will primarily run on Wednesdays from 6-8pm. All materials will be provided other than a three-ring binder, notebook, and writing instrument. The cost of the program for LMHS students is $250 (includes a $25 material fee). Checks should be made out to 'LMHS' and turned in to the main office. To register, please complete this form and turn in payment by Monday, January 31st.

Berkshire Youth Leadership Program - Applications OPEN for High School Sophomores

The relaunched Berkshire Youth Leadership Program is a 10-month-long program for High School Juniors that aims to help students build a strong sense of self in the Berkshires, facilitate deepened leadership skill development, provide career exploration options, engage students in collective community service, and offer a space to develop meaningful relationships with peers across the entire region. Students must apply for the program in the winter of their Sophomore year and selected students will then begin their participation with a 3-night retreat at Camp By Bousquet in Pittsfield from June 9th-12th, 2022. Starting in August 2022, students will then participate in monthly, day-long sessions that will run through April 2023. Any and all Berkshire County high school sophomores, or sophomore aged home-school students in the Berkshires, are urged to apply. The deadline for current Sophomores to apply is February 11th, 2022. For more information, and the link to apply, please go to https://1berkshire.com/1berkshire-programs/youth-leadership-program/

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