Guidance

School Guidance and Counseling Program


The mission of the school counseling program of the Laingsburg Community Schools is to provide a comprehensive and developmental counseling program that addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. The school counseling program is an essential part of the total educational program. School counselors are advocates who provide support to maximize all students' potential and academic achievement. In partnership with educators, parents or guardians, and the community, school counselors establish a culture of high expectations where students are empowered to reach their potential while utilizing their unique abilities and interests.

For further information on the counseling program, counseling materials, or procedures by which a parent may limit a student's participation in the counseling program, please contact the school counselor in your child's school.
 
New Student Orientation    -    August 20, 2018
  
        9th Graders and transfer students invited 
              AM session  9:00 - 10:00
              PM session  6:00 - 7:00


Seniors  
     College Applications  -  Seniors should begin completing college applications starting 
          August 15th.  Online applications are available on the college website.  Applications 
          should be submitted to the college by September 30th.

     Transcripts  -  A transcript can be requested through Parchment.com.  Students should 
          create an account in Parchment, then request a transcript be sent to the college where
          where they are applying.

     College Entrance Exam Scores  -  ACT or SAT scores should be requested by the student
          directly from the College Board or ACT.  All colleges will require scores before admissions
          decisions will be made.  

     College Planning Night   -   Students and Parents are invited to participate in an evening of
          planning, preparing, and gaining as much information as possible to help students prepare 
          for college.  Topics of discussion will be college applications, transcripts, SAT and ACT, 
          Financial Aid (FAFSA) and much more.   Meeting is September 18th at 6:30 pm in LGR.

     FAFSA  -  Free Application For Federal Student Aid
          All students planning to attend college must complete a financial aid form at
          FAFSA.gov.  The financial aid application is available beginning October 1st.
          For priority consideration of State aid programs, complete the FAFSA by March 1.

 

     College Visits  -  The best way to decide if a particular college is a good fit is to visit the 
          college.  Students should set up visits through the college admissions office during their
          junior and/or senior year.  Another way to learn about a college is to attend the college
          visits happening at LHS.  Many colleges will set up visitations at the high school so that
          students can become familiar with them.  Students can sign up in the Guidance Office to
          visit with College Admissions Representatives.   Schedule to date is as follows:

                       Michigan Technological University   -   September 12th     1:00 pm   
                       Baker College of Owosso    -    September 20th    8:00 am
                       Central Michigan University    -    September 20th    10:30 am
                       Michigan State University    -     September 25th     9:00 am
                       Northern Michigan University    -    September  26th    10:00 am
                       University of Michigan    -    September 26th    10:00 am
                       Grand Valley State University      -      September 27th     8:00 am

     Financial Aid Night   -   Students and â€‹Parents are invited to a Financial Aid Night where 
            local specialists will be presenting information on how to complete the FAFSA form.
            Please join us on October 16th at 6:30  in the LGR and get your questions answered
            regarding Financial Aid.

     Scholarships    -   Listed below are websites and specific scholarships to help students with 
            their search for scholarships.

                        www.fastweb.com
                        www.scholarships.com
                        www.careercruising.com
                        B.Davis Scholarship
                        Shiawassee Community Foundation
                        www.finaid.org
                        BigSun Scholarship  bigsunathletics.com


Juniors
     PSAT  -  Juniors will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT Test on October 10th.
         To register, students should sign up in the Guidance Office by September 20th.  Cost is
         $17.  This test is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test where students can earn
         scholarship money with a qualifying score.
  
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