Seniors at LHS Prepare for the Future

February 26, 2014

Seniors participating in Ms. Archer's Career Preparation/Transition courses have been working all school year to experience a smooth transition from LHS to various post-secondary environments.  Students have been busy finalizing their career and employment plans for after high school by setting post-school goals in the areas of education, employment, and independent living. 

 

In order to make informed decisions, seniors have completed a variety of both formal and informal transition assessments, have completed the ASSET or COMPASS community college placement exam, and/or have taken the ACT college entrance exam, and have made various college/university/job site visitations.  In addition, students are in the process of completing job shadowing experiences and interviews in the career area(s) of their choice, are busy working on college applications, completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), developing an accurate and up-to-date resume, completing scholarship applications including writing college essays, and various other planning activities.  Finally, these seniors are in the process of completing an electronic career portfolio on the www.careercruising.com website. 

 

Seniors are enjoying their final semester at LHS, while excitingly planning their future post-school goals.  According to senior, Brian Gonzalez, "It is exciting to plan my future and work toward my goals.  Right now, I am trying to keeping my grades up while also applying for scholarships, writing college essays, getting my FAFSA done, and completing all of the college admissions, housing, and financial aid paperwork.  It takes time, organization, determination, and a lot of effort, but it is worth it to get closer to my goals."  His fellow classmate, JoAnna Arreola, agrees.  "Being a senior is a lot of hard work, but I'm really glad I made it to this point.  I can't wait to graduate and begin a new part of my life.  It's kind of scary, but the Career Preparation/Transition courses I have taken at LHS have helped me be more confident and prepared for my future."

 

For further information about LHS transition services, please contact Ms. Becky Archer, LHS Transition Coordinator, at 308-324-4691 extension 2-309 or at becky.archer@lexschools.org.

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