Two workshops to assist graduating seniors and their parents in making informed decisions about career and college are planned for Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 3-4, at Laguna Beach High School.
A financial aid seminar will held in the high school’s library Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 7-9 p.m. Topics covered will include information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) as well as LBHS scholarships.
Last year, the LBHS Scholarship Foundation awarded over $330,000 for 260 scholarships to the 2013 graduating class, scholarship clerk Lynn Gregory said.
The LBHS Community College and Career Technical Education Fair will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school’s library on Wednesday, Dec. 4. More than 15 community colleges and technical education schools and military representatives are scheduled to attend.
“About 30 percent of our graduates attend community colleges and about 5 percent attend technical, trade, fashion or art schools,” said South Coast ROP career guidance specialist Dawn Hunnicutt. “While community colleges offer an exceptional education at very affordable prices and prepare students to transfer to universities, technical schools provide skills needed for particular types of employment such as culinary arts, photography, and cosmetology. Students who are focused on employment or career-focused education and training will find valuable information available from the technical school representatives.”
“The high school’s Community College and Career Technical Education Fair is an amazing opportunity for LBHS students to explore their options for life after high school,” said LBHS secretary Rosalie Triggs. “Not all students are prepared financially, scholastically or emotionally to go away to four-year schools.”
The event is scheduled to coordinate with the matriculation assessment in math and English needed to register for fall classes at community colleges.
Saddleback Community College hosts an application workshop on Thursday, Dec. 5 in the LBHS library and conducts math and English assessments in the same place the following week, Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.