Post Grad

The LHS Post Grad Center is a fully staffed, vibrant resource open to all students and their parents.

Post Grad Center staff and trained volunteers “get it”, and begin working with students early in their high school career to develop each individual’s plan for their own “Life After Littleton”. 

Regardless of a student's goals for their lives beyond high school, each student will be exposed to everything that Post Grad has to offer and to meet with PGC staff members several times during their years at LHS - in their Seminar classes, at evening events and in their required one-on-one meetings as both Juniors and Seniors, or by appointment or drop-in. 

This adds up to amazing opportunity for students to get the information, access to tools and resources, and the coaching they’ll need to maximize their post LHS opportunities.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Becky Reimers (rreimers[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us),

OR Ms. Jan Rutty (jrutty[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us), or call 303-347-7721.

NEW!! Class of 2018 College and Career Planning Timeline!

The Post High School Planning Calendar  for both college and career planning is a detailed guide for Juniors and Seniors to use throughout the year to keep track of important college-related events such as standardized testing (SAT, ACT), as well as the dates of important events at school and in the community. Also, check out this Doorways Presentation for help with your post-secondary planning. 

Naviance...? Whaaa...?

Log on to to your Naviance account HERE.

Naviance 101 For Website.pdf will guide you through the basics you'll need to search for, read about and apply to any college in the U.S., and many in Canada.  If you have trouble logging on to your Naviance account, stop by the Post Grad Center for assistance. 



How To...

Junior Advisement and One-on-One Meetings Begin in February 2018

Attention Juniors (and their parents!)

Post Grad is planning several activities to kick off your planning and preparation for your life after high school:

  • "Life After Littleton Night": Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm. Breakout sessions will include:
    • College Entrance Exams
    • Building Your College List
    • Apprenticeships and Certificate Programs
    • The Parents' Role
    • Financial Aid and Scholarships 101
    • and more!
  • "Junior Advisement":  Post Grad staff will present to all Juniors during their Seminar classes in February and March.  The topic will be an introduction to the college, or other training, search and application process.  
  • "One-on-One Junior Meetings": We encourage all Juniors, whether college bound or not, to make their one-on-one meeting with a member of the Post Grad team to discuss how to begin their planning.  These 45-minute meetings will take place during students' OFF period in the Post Grad Center during February and March.

The Parents' Role


Parents and guardians play an important role in their student's post high school planning. Probably the most important way of being involved is to be a supportive sounding board from early in high school as students are formulating their ideas, goals, hopes and dreams about their futures. Ultimately, though, parents need to remember to let the student take the lead, spend the time and go through the actual search and application process for themselves.  Here are some interesting and fun links to explore:

 

 

More Articles About the College Search and Application Process

Non-College Options for "Life After Littleton"

The Post Grad Center strongly encourages all students to develop a plan for their "Life After Littleton". Whether your plan includes pursuing a college degree or not, EVERY student needs to continue their life's education.  This can include:

- 4 year college degrees
- 2 year college degrees
- training for a certificate in a specific field
- apprenticeships in a skilled labor field
- joining the military
 
Check out the link in the lefthand column of this page title "Alternatives to College".

"Life After Littleton" Night

A boatload of information about college AND alternatives to college. For Students (and Their Parents!!)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm

Choose from several breakout sessions including:

  • "Financial Aid 101" 
  • "Scholarships 101"
  • "Alternatives to College: Certificate Programs at ACC"
  • "College Entrance Exams"
  • "Building Your List of Colleges"
  • "The Parent's Role"
  • "Alternatives to College: Trade & Tech Education and Career Options"
  • "Earning College Credit in High School"

Families with students in any high school grade are welcome. 

Mark Your Calendars!

 

Paying for College

"College in Colorado"  (www.collegeincolorado.org)  is a FREE website with worlds of resources to help you discover your path, design your plan and own your future through higher education.  Visit the CIC website for an overview of the financial aid process for college that includes information on:

Price Tags for Colorado Schools: