Catching Up with the 
College and Career Center
October 25, 2019
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On-Campus College Visits To The College & Career Center
College rep visits are coming to a close, but there are still a few you can sign up for!
You must sign up 
on Naviance at least 1 
day before the visit, and 
then you MUST check 
in with your teacher on the day/period of the visit.
Concordia University - Irvine         
Pomona College     
Fashion Institute of Design & 
     Merchandising, Irvine    
Franklin University Switzerland    
California State University,
      Long Beach 
The University of Alabama
Colorado State University Pueblo

Cypress College- 
Senior Preview Day
The Cypress Community College Senior Preview Day  is coming up on Tuesday, November 5th, and we don't want you to miss out! 

This is an awesome daytime event that will showcase Cypress's programs and on-campus services, as well as clubs, sports, and more! We will take a bus to the school, hear from their representatives, have free lunch, and get some free swag! 

Sign-ups are limited, so come by the College and Career Center today to pick up a permission slip!

Permission slips are available in the College and Career Center, and are due no later than Thursday, October 31st
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What's Going on in the 
College and Career Center? 
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Here are a few things to keep in mind...
  • College Visits-  Check Naviance for frequent updates about schools visiting Los Alamitos and how you can attend 

  • Community Service, Job Openings, On and Off Campus events will continue to be updated in the College and Career Center E-Newsletter and bulletin boards in the College and Career Center

Skilled Trades Fair
The College and Career Center is excited to announce that we will be hosting the first-ever  Skilled Trades Fair here at 
LAHS on  Wednesday, October 30th 
at lunch in Room 500
This event will be a great chance for junior 
and senior students to talk to 
apprenticeship programs, as well as 
community college certificate programs,
 and  learn about different options for 
students after graduating high school. 
These conversations will allow you to
 successfully research and connect to  the 
ever-growing, lucrative skilled trades workforce.

Industries include: 
- Electrical  -Medical Assisting  
-Automotive Technology   -Sheet Metal 
  -Operating Engineers (heavy equipment)    
-Automotive Collision Repair   -Fire Science    
-Welding   -Dental Assisting   
-Plumbing/Pipe Fitting    

FAFSA Filing & College Application Help
Financial Aid (FAFSA) Workshops
October 22nd & 24th @ 6:30 pm in the College and Career Center
Receive one on one help completing your FAFSA application

College Application Help
Every Tuesday in NOVEMBER at lunch & after school in the College and Career Center
Great opportunity to work on your application or essay. Counselors will also be available to answer questions.

Pre-ACT & ASVAB Exams

- The Pre ACT will take place on Saturday, November 16th at 7:30am. Students can sign up by paying the $22 fee in the Activities Office. 
The deadline to sign up for the Pre ACT is Thursday, November 7th.

*Letters will be sent home prior to the test with specific information on what students can bring on test day, where to report, etc.
If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Barton or Mrs, Schaeffer in the College and Career Center.


- The ASVAB will take place on Wednesday, November 6th at 7:30am.  The  ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Career Exploration Assessment is a valuable tool in helping students (regardless if you plan to join the military, or not) pinpoint future careers according to interests and work values. 
Please sign up in the College and Career Center to reserve your spot by Monday, November 4th. 

ROP Rotary Students of the Month
Congratulations to our September and 
October  Students of the Month!
These outstanding students 
participate in our ROP programs, and 
were recognized by the 
Los Alamitos/Seal Beach Rotary Club. 
-September Rotary Student of the Month: 
Jai Crowder.
Jai Crowder is a senior in our advanced sports medicine program. Jai someday hopes to become an orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. Our Sports Medicine teacher Mr. Hansen says, "Jai brings compassion and concern that comes from her heart to every athlete for whom she provides care, and helps to educate." She is going into her third year of involvement in our Sports Medicine Center. 

-October Rotary Student of the Month: 
Elizabeth Beaudreau.
Our Computer Science teacher Mr. Grant says, "Elizabeth excelled in my Intro to Computer Science course last year by demonstrating creativity on projects and showing the ability to think outside the box when it came to programming.  She is very detail oriented and persistent, two qualities that are also essential to success in computer science.  This year she is taking Computer Science A, and although it is much more difficult class, those skills are allowing her to deconstruct complex programs and figure out ways to make them work.  Elizabeth has great people skills and always does a great job of working well with other students and helping them if necessary.  She is planning on pursuing a STEM major in either Engineering or Computer Science and I am confident she will be very successful!"

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines
For details and scholarship application information, check Naviance under 'Scholarships'- 
New scholarships added weekly!
Information and some copies 
also available in the      
College and Career Center

*Scholarships for Seniors are available in the Spring. We will be making announcements when they become available.

Visit for a free source on college and scholarship searches 

Here are some ongoing job opportunities:  

Current Job Listings are available on the Job Board in the College and Career Center, come pick up a flyer 
today  for more information!

fo r more information on job permits, and entertainment permits.

On Campus Student Events
Skilled Trades Fair
Wednesday, October 30th- lunch 

Wednesday, November 6th- 7:30am

Saturday, November 16th- 7:30am

Off Campus Events
Please support our athletics teams and performing arts programs at their fall events!


Need a Letter of Recommendation? 
Seniors, do you need a letter of recommendation for your college or scholarship applications? Here's the best way to get one!
1. Log on to Naviance, and fill out the 2019-2020 Senior Brag Sheet under the 'About Me' section, under 'My Surveys', and then 'Surveys Not Started'. 
2. Take a printed copy of your Brag Sheet to any teacher/coach/counselor that you are asking a letter from, along with any addressed envelopes that might be needed for that person to mail in your letter (some may be electronic, it depends on the school's requirements). 
3. Don't forget to give the letter writer plenty of notice, and say "Please" and "Thank you!". 
4. It's always a good idea to follow up with a 'Thank You' note- remember that these letters take time and thought when being written!

Griffin Lab

Calling all Griffins! 
After school homework help is available! 
If you need a little extra help with homework, or a quiet place to study, come by the Media Center after school from 2:37-4:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays! Our awesome and highly qualified LAHS teachers are available to answer questions and lend some help during this time. 

College Planning Calendar for Seniors
  • Online submission opens for UCs on Nov. 1st and closes on Nov. 30th. Complete UC application early- do not wait until end of Nov, and keep a hard copy of your application!
  • Remember the CSU application deadline is also Nov. 30th.
  • Continue working on all applications/essays.
  • Register for CSS profile if any of the colleges you are applying to require it.
  • Begin working on your FAFSA
  • Send SAT or ACT test scores to all schools to which you are applying that need them.
  • Finalize and send any early decision or early action application that is due this month. It's a good idea to have a parent, teacher, counselor, or other adult review the application before it's submitted.
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