LHS Seniors Prepare for the Future

April 21, 2015

Seniors participating in Mrs. 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 better 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 have completed college admission applications, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) applications, and specific college, local, Foundation, and regional scholarship applications of their choice.   They are also in the process of completing job shadowing experiences and interviews in the career area(s) of their choice, and various other planning activities.  Finally, these seniors are “putting their final touches” on an electronic career planning portfolio created on the www.careercruising.com website.  

Seniors are enjoying their final days at LHS, while excitingly working toward their post-school goals.  According to senior, Jose Tecla, “It is exciting to plan my future and work toward my goals.  Right now, I am trying to maintain decent grades while also completing all of the preparation activities for my freshman year in college – like registering for fall semester classes, and completing college housing and additional financial aid paperwork.  It takes time, organization, and a lot of effort, but it is worth it to get closer to my goals.”  His fellow classmate, Karina Manzo, agrees.  “Being a senior is a lot of hard work, but I’m really glad I made it to this point.  I can hardly wait to graduate and begin a new part of my life.  It’s sort of scary, but the Career Preparation/Transition courses I’ve taken help me feel 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.