Junior year can be a busy one. Students may find themselves with an increased workload that includes higher-level Honors and AP courses. Additional testing for college eligibility begins with the PSAT, SAT Reasoning, and/or ACT with Writing, SAT Subject Tests, and AP exams. Some students may find their social life and extracurricular participation are broadening and the time to begin post-high school planning has begun. Students are starting to think about potential colleges, careers, and majors.
During this time the priority should be to pass classes required for graduation, fulfill college subject eligibility requirements, earn the best grades possible for college eligibility and continue to nurture intellectual curiosity and good study habits for the future.
Junior Parent/Guardian Information Night — 9/14/23
Here is the recorded presentation and the slides with information for parent/guardians of senior students.College Information Night — Schedule for 11/30/23
Here are the slides decks from the different college systems from the 2022-23 school year (resources will be updated for this school year after 11/30/23):
- Community College (West Valley)
- California State University (San José State)
- University of California (UC Merced; slides unavailable)
- Out-of state Public University (Arizona State)
- Private University (St. Mary's College).
Additionally, here is a video recording and the slides from the event in the 2021-2022 school year with five different college systems. The recording still contains relevant information about the college systems.
Nuts & Bolts of College Application Process — Scheduled for 5/13/24
Here is the recorded presentation from the 2022-23 school year; this will be updated after 5/13/24. The presentation provides an overview of general college application steps and LGHS-specific application steps for the main college systems: California Community College, California State University (CSU), University of California (UC), out-of-state public colleges, and private colleges.