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...

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 between early September and early November.  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. In your "Life After Littleton" meeting 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 are scheduled during an OFF period on the student's schedule.  If a student doesn't have an OFF period, we will 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 10th, A Lunch (The Forum) 

If you cannot attend this session, stop by Post Grad to pick up the very useful handouts.

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

College Week at LHS

September 25-29

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 late September 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" tab and look to the upper right portion of the page under "Upcoming 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".