Post Grad

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The Post Grad Google Classroom

(Classroom code: lnu5atu, all lower case letters)

Virtual Essay Workshops - By Khan Academy

Everyone knows about Khan Academy, right?

Kahn Academy has produced a wonderful series of short videos covering all aspects of writing your college essays. Click here to access this comprehensive series. The videos cover topics including:

  • Brainstorming for essay ideas
  • Writing a strong essay
  • Avoiding common mistakes
  • Taking your college essay to the next level

NOW is a good time to check these videos out and start getting ideas down on paper.  Ms. Walker and Ms. Reimers are happy to help you proofread/edit your essays.  Or, you can ask your language arts teacher or your parents to help do this.  Be sure to have someone other than yourself read through all of your application writing before you submit!

 

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 virtual one-on-one meetings as both Juniors and Seniors, or by appointment or drop-in or virtual meetings. 

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. Kate Walker (kwalker[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us).

Naviance...? Whaaa...?

Log on to your Naviance account HERE.



How To...

One-on-One Senior Meetings

Every LHS Senior will meet one-on-one, via Google Meet, with a trained Post Grad volunteer either during an OFF period or during after school time during September and 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.  This is the same process that students used last spring to sign up for your Junior Meetings. 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 their virtual 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. Remember!...the detailed instructions for requesting a transcript and requesting teacher letters of rec are on the homepage of students' Naviance accounts. There are several steps for both processes, so be sure to follow the instructions carefully.
 
Attendance at Senior Meetings is required, but don't worry, you won't want to miss out!

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
 
We've put together a neat presentation, titled "Doorways" to help students/parents begin to consider all of the options available for after high school graduation. Take a few minutes to view the presentation.  It will help you understand more about your choices. Also, check out the link in the lefthand column of this page title "Alternatives to College".

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. 

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: