Catching Up with the 
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February 15, 2019
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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. 

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College and Career Center? 
Happy New Year! As we head into the 2nd semester of the year, here are a few things to keep in mind...
  • Work Permits are required for any high school student to work and can be picked up in the College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT tests are recommended for students in the spring of their junior year, and fall of their senior year. Signs ups are only available at (SAT) and (ACT)
  • Senior Scholarships are now available on Naviance!
Save the Date! Community College Events

Community College Week (visits in the College and Career Center) : Community Colleges will come to the College and Career Center for small-group meetings that will allow you to get more information on their schools and programs, and have your questions answered!                                                                 * You must sign up on Naviance under 'Colleges', then 'Research  Colleges', then 'College Visits'                    
(More schools may add later in the month, make sure to check  Naviance on Friday, 2/22 to see if more have added!)

- Tuesday, 2/26
2nd period: Long Beach City College
5th period: Orange Coast College

- Thursday, 2/28
3rd period: Golden West College
4th period: Cypress College
5th period: Santa Monica College.

Community College Fieldtrips
This is a great opportunity for students to see these campuses, learn more about the programs and all of the fun activities and clubs that take place on campus!
Come by the College and Career Center to grab a permission slip! The first 50 students to return their permission slips can guarantee their spot! 

-March 5th: Orange Coast College 
-April 4th: Long Beach College*
-April 5th: Cerritos College*
(*As these are back-to-back, students can only pick 1 of these dates to attend; we cannot have you miss 2 days in a row!)

Mentor Breakfast
  Our 2019 Mentor Breakfast was a huge success and
       we are thankful to all of the parents, volunteers,                  and of course community members who made              this event possible! 
Students had the opportunity to hear from several
mentors from the fields that they are interested in
pursuing and made invaluable connections. 

Dr. JoAnna Schilling, President at Cypress College, inspired our students with her story of triumphing through failures, and her very interesting journey with her background in theater, play writing, and education. She reminded our students to dream big, never give up, and  
                that hard work will always pay off.                         Thank you Dr. Schilling for your motivating message!

Internships & Enrichment Programs
*Check Naviance under the 'Colleges' tab, in the 'Enrichment Programs' section. 

Students can also come to the College and Career Center to look over materials from other programs throughout the country. (Most are summer programs and are not currently available, but we are happy to help if any other programs are made available). 
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

Scholarship                   Deadline
-Rossmoor Women's Club

 Senior Scholarship         3/1/19

-Los Alamitos PTA Council Scholarship

-Key Club or Circle K Members
-Jr. League of Orange 
  County                              3/1/19

-Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated

-Cecile Stephens Charitable Foundation Scholarships for Band, Choir, Dance, Drama, and Vocational/Tech
-Soroptomist International of Cypress; Kay Moyer Memorial

-AYSO 'Soccership'            4/15/19

-Golden West College        4/19/19

-BigSun Athlete 
 Scholarship                        6/19/19

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d for free sources 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 Events
Winter Recess: 
February 18- 22
Off Campus Events
Please support our athletics teams and performing arts programs at their fall events! 

LAEF SAT Prep Class
From our friends at LAEF: 

To assist our Griffins in the college application process, we will be offering an SAT Prep Program geared specifically for  Juniors planning on taking the May 4th SAT Exam. (Typically, Juniors take their SATs for the first time in May, then SATs  again in the Fall of their senior year.)
This preparatory class is designed to raise your child's score. We familiarize students with the format and content of the exam,  practice test-taking strategies that maximize scores, and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on the exam to  guide additional independent practice. We provide your student with the same strategies for which leading SAT Prep  companies charge over $1,500. The best part is... we're only asking for a $90 suggested donation to LAEF to cover the upfront cost of instruction, facilities and materials!

This SAT Prep program will be filled up on a first-come, first-served basis. All classes will meet on Saturday mornings at LAHS in the Media Center from 8AM-11AM. The five classes are scheduled for March 23, March 30, April 6, April 13 and April 20. All materials will be provided for FREE!

To sign up and to get more details, visit
Notes about College Applications & FAFSA- Financial Aid
Seniors, a few things to remember: 
1. Congratulations if you have completed your college applications, 
give yourselves a hand!

2. If you plan to apply to a community college, you can do so now! 
Applications are open and you are encouraged to get started
3. Regardless of what type of school you are attending after graduation, you should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible! The deadline is March 2nd, but the sooner it gets done, the better! 
4. Create an FSA ID number (both the student and one parent need to sign up for an ID number), and you and your parents can complete the FAFSA in no time! 
Make sure you only visit  (no other websites will be authentic)

College Planning Calendar for Seniors

February & March:
  • Most priority deadlines for the CSS Profile are in February.
  • FAFSA deadline is March 2nd.
  • Check for assessment test requirements and dates if applicable.
  • Keep up your grades... do not let "Senioritis" get the better of you! You will need to submit your final transcript to the college of your choice... you do not want to risk your acceptance being rescinded in June!
  • Acceptance letters and financial aid offers will start to arrive!
  • Community College Applications will begin to open.
  • Community College Week will be held on February 25-March 1 where you can meet with local Community College representatives- sign up on Naviance today!
  • Sign up for Senior Preview Days at Orange Coast, Long Beach, and Cerritos Colleges     
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