Life after high school: Innovation and Information Night at LHS set for January 15

  • What: Parent and Student Innovation Information Night
  • Where: LHS Auditorium
  • When: January 15 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Who: Sophomores, juniors (and their parents) and anyone else interested in advanced opportunities

The night will begin with a brief overview of the Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment College on Campus programs Lapeer Community Schools offers. Both prepare students to be both college and career ready upon graduation and students take advantage of both in their daily high school schedule. Soon, students will be selecting their courses for the 15-16 school-year, and this is a perfect opportunity to talk directly to the college advisers.

Parents and students will attend any three of their choice of the 8 scheduled presentations. Hosts will help direct families to the designated rooms.

Students who are currently juniors and sophomores are the target audience as most programs are open to juniors and seniors. All interested students and parents are encouraged to attend, including younger students, if planning for the future.

  1. Advanced Placement: 16 courses are offered to students. As early as 9th grade, students take advantage of the opportunity to earn college credit. The presenter is Dr. Michael Hobolth, Asst Principal at LHS. He will present the various programs, including the new Capstone Diploma. LHS is one of 100 schools worldwide selected to offer this prestigious program.
  2. College on Campus Dual Enrollment Programs:   Instructors and admissions administration from each of the following college partners will present programs and answer questions in a small group setting. College classes offered during the regular school day at CFI-West Campus on Millville Rd, Lapeer. District transportation is provided.

The College on Campus programs each have a particular major/career focus and yet, all assist with making critical decisions prior to graduating and entering the college of their choice. Each program becomes a springboard for the college coursework that will follow in their freshmen year of college . Prerequisites will be met, and/or general education credits will be completed. Students are encouraged to research the programs that they will eventually follow in college and determine how these programs will assist them. These programs provide the experience in a college classroom with college instructors and college credit at little to no cost to them as well as the support of their high school and family. The programs, to the traditional college freshmen, are valued at $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the school and program. With the national average for student loan debt now exceeding the credit card debt, at almost $30,000, students must seek every avenue to bring down the cost of college. Earning college credit while in high school is a great option.

  • University of Michigan-Flint Business and Humanities Programs
  • Baker Computer, Engineering and Health programs.
  • Mott Community College Business and Criminal Justice programs.

We hope to see you at Lapeer High School Thursday night as you investigate your college earning options as a high school student. The experience and savings are extremely valuable to the student making important decisions and to the parent with the cost of tuition increasing each year.

For more information, www.lapeerschools.org has the complete schedule of programs or contact Director of Transitions, Susan Wilmers, at swilmers@lapeerschools.org or 810-538-1655 or the high school counseling office at 810-667-2421.

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