College & Career Planning

Upon graduating LCS each student will pursue a job, join the military or attend college. Student Life is designed to help students with this decision. Throughout their high school years, students will meet with the Director of Student Life. These meetings are designed to help students better understand their personality, abilities and desires. As they understand themselves better, students are equipped with wisdom and are better able to discern God’s direction in their life.

Early in their senior year, students who are pursuing further education at a college or university are encouraged to start their applications. As students begin applying, schools will request certain documents from LCS. It is important that students follow appropriate procedures for processing these documents.

How to Request Information be sent from LCS to a College

  1. The student fills out the self-perspective form.
  2. The parent fills out the parent-perspective form.
  3. Fill out the college’s application. Be sure to list Taylor Philippi as your guidance counselor as well as his email tphilippi@lcs.org.
  4. The student fills out the college & scholarship processing form (gold sheet). Please allow 10 school days for your counselor to process any transcript, secondary school reports and/or counselor recommendations.

SAT/ACT Tests

Students are encouraged to begin taking their SAT/ACT tests their junior year. Typically, colleges require an SAT or ACT, therefore it is not required to take both. Students should be aware that the ACT focuses more on mathematics and science, while the SAT focus on mathematics, reading & writing.

Students should visit the SAT and ACT websites. After creating an account, they will be able to sign up for tests and send scores to colleges they are interested in.

If a college requires test scores to be sent to them, it is the responsibility of the student to send them. LCS does not send test scores to colleges.

Helpful Resources

Many colleges use what is called the “common app.” Essentially students fill out one application and are able to send it to multiple colleges. Check your college’s website to find out if that colleges uses the common app.

If families are planning on applying for federal student aid, they should fill out a FAFSA (Federal Student Aid). They can begin their FAFSA application after October 1st of their child’s senior year.

Students who desire to play sports in college should register with the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association).