It's never too early for high school students to start preparing for college and the LHS College and Career Center is hosting a series of events to help spur students to consider their options now that the school year is underway.

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Thu Aug 24, 2017

It's never too early for high school students to start preparing for college and the LHS College and Career Center is hosting a series of events to help spur students to consider their options now that the school year is underway.

•     Session 1:  Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m., outside the LHS College and Career Center on the second floor of the main building

Topic: “The PSAT:  Preliminary SAT”

Target Audience:  10th and 11th grade parents

Linda Buie, Dean of Instruction, and Kay Ray, will explain the benefits of students taking the PSAT.

The PSAT will be given on Wednesday, October 11, at Longview High School to sophomores and juniors.  Cost of the test is $18.00.   This important test begins the National Merit Competition for juniors.  Sophomores are encouraged to take the PSAT as preparation for their junior year.  Deadline to register at LHS is Monday, September 25!!!!

•     Session 2:  Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m., outside the LHS College and Career Center on the second floor of the main building

Topic:  “Financial Aid Options for College Bound Students” and “College Admission Testing”

The FAFSA application online will open on October 1, 2017!

Target Audience:  12th Grade Parents and Students

Tieraney Beall, academic advisor, will explain types of financial aid available to college bound students, especially how to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  She will gladly answer your questions so that college can be affordable.

Kay Ray, scholarship coordinator, will have information about the ACT and SAT fall test dates for seniors and information about the optional ACT and SAT essays.

•     Session 3: Monday, November 13, 2017  

Greater East Texas College Night at Maud Cobb Activity Center sponsored by the Greater Longview Organization for Business and Education (GLOBE)  6:30 p.m.  Free admission.

Target Audience:  9th through 12th grade parents and students

Representatives from over one hundred colleges, universities, and technical schools and the military will be present to answer questions about admission, financial aid, and academic programs.  This is a great opportunity to be added to the schools’ mailing lists and to visit with college recruiters.

•     Session 5: Tuesday, January 10, 6:30 p.m., outside the LHS College and Career Center on the second floor of the main building  

Topic:  “The PSAT, SAT, ACT and Getting Juniors Ready to Apply to College”

Target Audience:  9th-11th Grade Parents

First, Kay Ray and Linda Buie will distribute the official College Board PSAT score reports that are set to arrive in early January 2018 and then explain the components of the score report.  All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who took the October 2017 PSAT and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Next, Kay Ray, scholarship coordinator, and Tieraney Beall, academic advisor, will explain all that juniors need to do during the spring semester so that they are ready to apply to college in fall 2018 of their senior year.  Information will include taking college admission exams, writing college admission essays, and meeting college deadlines.

•     Session 6: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 6:30 p.m., outside the LHS College and Career Center on the second floor of the main building  

Topic:  “Earning College Scholarships”

Target Audience:  12th Grade Parents

Kay Ray, scholarship coordinator, will explain how students can earn thousands in scholarships from local community organizations, businesses, churches, and school organizations.  Mrs. Ray will also explain the importance of the student resumé, giving examples to follow so students can create an outstanding resumé, and the importance of letters of recommendation.  She will have a list of all the local scholarships LHS students won by the Class of 2017.

Visit the Longview High School Counseling and Guidance Website for information about college, college visits, college recruiters visiting LHS, college admission testing, and scholarship resources and available applications for LHS students.  Please check the daily announcements for the latest information.

For more information please contact Longview High School at (903) 663-1301.