Guidance Department

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THE LHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT is committed to helping students successfully navigate through high school academically, socially, and personally. Through individual and group meetings with students and parents, we provide information and guidance on course planning and selection, standardized testing options, and post-secondary planning. We take a developmental approach to providing a comprehensive guidance plan for all students in grades 9 through 12. This begins with the guidance counselors visiting the middle schools to help 8th grade students make informed decisions about course selection and getting involved in school activities at the high school. This is done in conjunction with an eighth grade parent night to introduce parents to the high school.

ONCE STUDENTS HAVE TRANSITIONED IN AS FRESHMEN, we meet with the ninth graders in groups to stress the importance of being an active participant in their high school education. It is important to understand early on that the decisions they make as freshmen can impact thru future plans.

IN THE SOPHOMORE YEAR, we administer the PLAN assessment to all 10th graders and then schedule individual meetings with the students and parents to begin the discussion and planning for what comes after high school. We often refer to this meeting as “The Kick-off” to the college planning process.

BY JUNIOR YEAR, students should be in full gear with their post secondary planning and we help jump start this by providing students with the tools to get started in group sessions. We also host a Junior Parent Night to inform parents on the college search and planning process.

THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDANCE PLAN CULMINATES IN THE SENIOR YEAR with individual meetings with seniors and their parents to help guide them through the post-secondary and college application process. As you navigate through the LHS guidance pages, I hope you will find the information to be useful and informative.