Welcome to the LHS Career Center

Pam Keese  Career & College Advisor
425 431-7538
Hours: 7:00am-2:30pm
Hours may vary depending on events, meetings..

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!!

The Career Center is available to help LHS students in preparing for life after high school. Choosing a career path can be a difficult decision. When students have some idea of the type of career they are interested in, it helps determine a college major or what type of specialty or trade school would be required to accomplish their career goals.

The following resources are available to all students, parents and teachers:

  • Career and college information
  • Scholarship & financial aid information
  • College Information Catalogs – brochures, catalogs, DVD’s
  • Vocational, Technical, Art & Design School Information
  • SAT, ACT study guides 
  • Personal assessments via WOIS 
  • Resource books and guides
  • Military Information
  • Job postings and Resume help
  • Guest speakers: Career & Military presentations
  • Volunteer Information & Paper work
  • Field Trips!
Please visit the Career Center regularly. It is very important that you do not wait until you are a senior to begin your college/career exploration. If you are unable to obtain all the information you are looking for, let me know and I  will do what I can to get the information you need.

Career Center Hours: 7:00am-2:30pm on school days

The Career Centers available scholarships are listed under the document link on the left under Scholarships 2014-2015

Be sure you are checking out the Career Centers FB page for all the latest events and opportunities; Jobs, Scholarships, Internships, Field Trips, College Visits, Guest Speakers



Are you an undocumented/non citizen senior who wants to go to college and needs financial assistance???

The Dream.US Scholarship Program
Effective for the Fall 2014 semester, the University has embarked upon a new initiative in which it
has become a partner institution with The Dream.US Scholarship Program
to assist undocumented students in obtaining scholarships.  The Dream.US
Scholarship Program provides college scholarships to highly motivated
students who entered the United States as minors under the Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protect Status (TPS),
and who, without financial assistance, cannot afford a college
education.  All funding is provided by private donations to The Dream.US
The Fall 2014 application period will offer the following scholarship opportunities:
o   First-time college students (with no more than 12 college credits) with a high-school gpa of 2.5 or higher;
o   Community college graduates with a gpa of 3.0 or higher;
The scholarships will cover a maximum of $12,500 for an associate’s degree and $25,000 for a bachelor’s degree.

Currently enrolled students who meet the above criteria have been
contacted directly.  We will be reaching out to all prospective
students, as well. The application deadline is October 26, 2014. 
Please refer students for additional information and to apply for the scholarships to the following:
Visit: www.thedream.us
Email: TheDream.US@scholarshipamaerica.org
Telephone: 1-507-931-1682 and ask for TheDream.US Scholarship Program




 Fantastic news for undocumented students. You are now eligible for student aid !!!


 here is an awesome new place to look for scholarships for students in Washington!!!!! Lots of other great info as well.  www.studentscholarships.org

 Look under the document link for a copy of the high school  Guide To College Admissions Handbook

 Getting ready for the FAFSA!

Be sure to get your pin now. Both the student and the parent or guardian need a pin number BEFORE beginning the application process: Apply today at: http://www.pin.ed.gov/PINWebApp/pinindex.jsp

How is financial aid calculated? : http://www.finaid.org/calculators/finaidestimate.phtml

Types of aid. Who gets Aid: http://studentaid.ed.gov/about

Deadlines: Pay attention to due dates and deadlines. There are state and federal deadlines and your colleges may have deadlines. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm

What documents will you need: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/help/before003.htm

General questions about financial aid: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm

Apply for FAFSA: Be sure this is the website you use. There is NO fee for the application process. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/



Traditional Path not for everyone

The traditional path to college is not for everyone, but everyone needs to continue with some sort of education after high school. Good choices as alternatives to traditional college are technical schools and apprenticeships. By receiving some type of training or education after you graduate high school, you will be more likely to find a job with good pay and benefits.

Technical Schools

A technical college, also known as a vocational college or a trade school, is an educational institution (school) that prepares students for a career in a specific field. Students are taught skills for their career of choice only. For example, if you attend a technical college in hopes to be a plumber you will focus on plumbing only. Career Examples: Cosmetology, Plumbing, Photography, Air Traffic Control, Dental Assisting, Auto Mechanics, Culinary Arts, Carpentry, Welding, as well as many more. A good local option is Lake Washington Institute of Technology. http://www.lwtech.edu/


All apprenticeship programs offer you the opportunity to get paid while you learn the trade. Training usually includes job experience as well as classroom instruction. Many programs also offer benefits to apprentice workers Take a look at the Parents Guide to Apprenticeships put together by WA Labor & Industries http://www.lni.wa.gov/IPUB/100-530-000.pdf

 How to become an Apprentice: http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/Become/default.asp

Women in Apprenticeships: http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/Women/default.asp

Apprenticeships programs in Washington:  http://www.lni.wa.gov/tradeslicensing/apprenticeship/programs/

South Seattle Community College:Georgetown Apprenticeship Training Center. This is an awesome center!!! http://georgetown.southseattle.edu/AEC/



Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training

2 quarters, 42.5 credits

e-Apprenticeship Construction Training

2 quarters, 42.5 credits

This program is designed to assist men and women, including those non-traditionally employed in the trade, to gain the skills needed to become successful competitors for building and construction trade apprenticeship programs. Participants learn trade skills, which are relevant to the work-site of various trade occupations.    http://sviweb.sccd.ctc.edu/p_pact.htm

Time line for next years Seniors! Being organized and planning ahead will make a HUGE difference in how your senior year goes.  http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/timeline.jsp?tab=applyingIron Worker