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. Suzanne Mountfort (smountfort[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us), or call 303-347-7721.

Post-High School Planning Calendar for Junior & Senior Year!

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



 

The Boettcher Scholarship Application

is Now Open!

Read more about this prestigious and highly valuable four-year, full-ride scholarship to any Colorado college or university at boettcherscholarshiponline.org. The deadline for the student portion of the application is Friday, October 5th by 11:59pm.  The Boettcher website indicates that the deadline for all materials, including the counselor's portions is November 1st.

If you would like to apply, and have NOT already received an email invitation to do so, please stop by Post Grad or email Mrs. Reimers at rreimers[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us

Naviance...? Whaaa...?

Log on 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...

Senior Meetings

One-on-One Meetings For Seniors

Each college-bound LHS Senior will meet one-on-one with a trained volunteer in the Post Grad Center during an OFF hour at some time in September or early October.  Seniors will sign themselves up for these meetings, using the SignUp Genius platform and live links that will be provided by their Seminar teachers.  These meetings will continue the discussion that we began with students during the spring of their Junior year about their lives after high school graduation.  Students can choose to focus on the college search and application process, or on the many excellent alternatives to college: skilled trades/tech education and career options, certificate programs, apprenticeships and the military. 
 
All Seniors should already be familiar with our online college search/planning/application tool, Naviance and how to log on and use the amazing array of tools this platform offers. If students have questions about any of this, feel free to stop by Post Grad for some help. In Senior Meetings this fall, students will be exposed to lots more information about the college/trade school application process, as well as exactly how to accomplish the required tasks.
 
The meetings are 45 minutes in length and student will schedule themselves for their meeting (using SignUp Genuis in their Seminar class) during an OFF period on the student's schedule.  If a student doesn't have an OFF period, they can schedule a meeting during a lunch period.  These are somewhat shorter than class period meetings, so please be on time!  You are welcome to bring your lunch to Post Grad if you're scheduled during lunch.
 
Attendance is mandatory, but don't worry, you won't want to miss out!

Essay Workshop

Mr. Stedron's (famous) "College Essay Workshop"

Mr. Stedron won't put you through the agony of endless self-examination.  He will steer you toward writing your own, effective, attention-grabbing college essay with his straightforward strategies.  DO NOT miss this.  You could pay a private college counselor a pretty penny to help you, OR you could invest your lunch period and achieve a truly noteworthy result! You make the choice.

Tuesday, October 2nd, BOTH lunch periods in The Forum 

 

College Week at LHS

October 1st - 5th

Juniors & Seniors.....

It's a very busy time in Post Grad!   Admissions representatives from nearly 125 colleges from both Colorado and across the nation will visit Littleton throughout the autumn, and into winter, but early October will be especially active.

Each rep will hold a separate meeting which Juniors and Seniors can attend to find out more about that particular school and ask specific questions.  The meetings last from 30-45 minutes and students must sign up on their Naviance account.  Click the "Colleges I'm Thinking About" link and look in the lefthand column of the page under "College Visits".  Students will need to stop by Post Grad early on the day of the meeting to pick up a pass out of class to attend the meeting.

These reps are often the first member of their admissions team to review students' applications, and they typically retain a list of the students who attended their meetings in high schools.

 Don't you DARE miss out on this opportunity to meet with the admissions rep from school you're interested in applying to

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".

College Fairs

Denver Area College Fairs

 

Lakewood High School - Out-of-State College Night

9700 W. 8th Avenue

Lakewood, CO 80215

Thursday, October 4th (5:1 PM - 8:00 PM)

 

Mountain Vista High School - In-State and Out-of-State College Fair and Workshops

10585 Mountain Vista Ridge

Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Saturday, September 29, 2018 (9:45 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

Denver National College Fair

Denver Mart 
451 E. 58th Avenue
Denver, CO 80216

Fair Hours: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018
1 p.m. – 4 p.m

Must register at www.nacacfairs.org

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: