Post Grad

Online Post Grad Office Hours

9:30-11:30am

Monday & Tuesday:  Mrs. Mountfort (smountfort[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us)

Wednesday & Thursday:  Mrs. Reimers (rreimers[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us)

 

If you have questions, or just want to say "Hi", please email one of us.  If we're not onine at that moment, we'll get back to you quickly.

DON'T PANIC!   College + Coronavirus

 

The world has changed dramatically in the past month, and it seems the changes will continue to take place at least into the near future.  But, DON'T PANIC!  Everyone...high school students, college students, teachers, professors and college admissions...have all been affected by the coronavirus in many, many ways, and we're all in the same boat. For now, a good way to help manage the stress you, as a student or a parent, may be feeling will be to keep yourself informed.  We will regularly post informative, well-sourced articles here as they become available.

JUNIORS:

As you may already know, the April/May SAT and ACT test dates have been canceled across the country. The testing agencies (College Board and ACT) are suggesting that students may want to register for one of the summer testing dates. Any registration fees that you may have already paid will be credited back to you or you may transfer the fee to a future testing date. More and more colleges every day are changing their admissions policies to become "test optional".  At least for now. It will be important for you to monitor any schools you may be interested applying to regarding their policies going forward.

All U.S. college campuses are now closed entirely.  This means that no campus tours are available for now  But!  Most schools have excellent websites, many of which include high-quality virtual tours.  You can gain a ton of knowledge, insights, opinions and visuals via the Internet. You can also often find out who our region's admissions representative is on the school's website, and communicate with them via email.

SENIORS!

Again, things are changing rapidly, so be sure to stay informed about the schools you've applied to regarding things like changing dates for accepting an admission offer, potentially changing deadlines for deposits.  You and your family should communicate regularly about the school choices that are available to you at this point. 

Keep in mind that Metro State University, CU-Denver and all of our in-state community colleges have traditionally continued to accept applications through the summer.  The University of Colorado - Colorado Springs has an application deadline of May 1, and the University of Northern Colorado continues to accept applications until August 1. If you believe you may want to stay close to home for your first semester(s), these schools would be excellent choices.  Don't delay in applying because there may be a significant influx of students who decide to do this too.

If you have questions, or would just like to check in with either Mrs. Mountfort or Mrs. Reimers, please do!

Interesting articles:

How Coronavirus Affects College Admission: US News

A List of Temporarily "Test Optional" Schools

Virtually Possible: Locking Down the College Search in a Global Pandemic: Forbes

Coronavirus Pandemic Complicates College Plans for High Schools Students: NPR

Coronavirus May Drive More High School Students to In-State Colleges: CNBC

AP Updates: The College Board

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.

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How To...

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. 

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".

Paying for College

The new "My Colorado Journey" website has replaced "College in Colorado" as 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  website for an overview of the financial aid process for college that includes information on:

Price Tags for Colorado Schools: