I'm Lori Buher, School and Career Counselor for La Conner Middle and High School Students. I am available by email or phone during regular school firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-466-3173.
FAFSA APPLICATION FOR 2021 GRADUATES OPENS OCTOBER 1: Both you and your guardian need to complete this application. FAFSA = Free Application for Student Financial Aid. Apply at: studentaid.gov
FAFSA SUPPORT: WASHINGTON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT COUNCIL (WSAC) gives you step-by-step support as you complete the FAFSA. https://wsac.wa.gov/fafsa-completion
Juniors - See the link below to a short article with tips about asking for letters of recommendation for college and scholarship applications. Whether you are thinking you'll attend a 4-year university, a 2-year college for a transfer degree, or a technical school (3 months to 2-year programs), you'll need letters of recommendation.I'm thinking of you all, and proud to be able to be a part of this important journey.TAKE THE SAT - Washington State Public Universities are no longer requiring the SAT as a part of their admission process. Private colleges and schools outside of Washington State may continue to require these pre-college tests. The SAT will be offered on our campus in September 2022. We offer both the SAT and ACT throughout the year at other locations. If you would like to register for either the SAT or ACT to be taken at a location other than LCHS, register through the testing website: collegeboard.org (for SAT) or ACT.org for the ACT exam. Fees for both exams are approximately $60.00. Waivers are available for those families qualifying for free and reduced lunch. To register for the LCHS SAT testing day in September, please email Mrs. Buher.
CAREER AND COLLEGE INFORMATION AND UPDATES
TIPS FOR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS This is for you, Juniors! WWU gives you good information about how to stand out when you are completing your college applications.
BTC CAREER PATHWAYS SURVEY Short survey that matches your interests in Bellingham Technical College programs.
CAREERS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Good Article about options other than four-year college programs.
APPRENTICESHIPS Q AND A this is a good link for apprenticeships in general.
JUNIORS: PREPPING FOR NEXT YEAR
11TH GRADE CHECKLIST Tips for preparing to apply to Universities and Four-Year Colleges.
SAT Practice with Kahn Academy - Think about answering one question a day.