LHS Counseling October Newsletter 2019


PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 Results Are In

Over the next couple weeks, the 9th, 10th  and 11th graders will be getting back their PSAT score report from the spring.  The counselors will be going over their score reports with them and sharing resources to help practice and improve their scores for the next spring assessment they will be taking.  One free way to help prepare for these assessments is through Khan Academy online. Please ask your student to share their score report with you. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s school counselor.


PSAT/NMSQT for 11th Grade Students is October 16, 2019

The PSAT/NMSQT will be given at Lincoln High School on Wednesday, October 16th.  Students need to report directly to the west gym for the test at 7:40.  The test will begin by 8:00 AM

The PSAT/NMSQT is a practice SAT.  It is also the ONLY test that qualifies our students for the National Merit Scholarship.  Visit www.collegeboard.org to learn more about the National Merit Scholarship Program.   

Juniors can register for the PSAT beginning on Monday, September 30th in the Counseling Office.  The fee for the test is $20.00 (cash or money order- no personal checks). If you receive free/ reduced lunch, the fee can be waived (see your counselor for details).


October is MI College Month

We define "COLLEGE" as any post-high school education that results in a certificate or degree, from on-the-job training, trade school, apprenticeship programs to a 2-year or 4-year college or university and beyond.  We stress the best match and fit for each student and their personal goals.

By the end of the month, we aim to have every senior complete at least one college application and complete the FAFSA--Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Seniors who meet this goal will be eligible for participation in a pizza party later in the year.  We continuously strive to promote a "college-going culture" school-wide.

MI College Month Calendar
10/1  FAFSA Application Opens     Students and their parents can start to apply for financial aid on October 1 using tax information from 2018.
10/1 College Tuesday     Wear college gear.  Teachers will discuss the college they attended and their major/minor with students.
10/8 College Tuesday     Wear college gear.  Teachers will discuss how they paid for college with students and whether or not the college investment is worth it.
10/14 College Application Workshop in Mr. Pahle's 12th grade English classes.
College Application Workshop in Ms. Whitley's, Ms. Winters' and Mr. Jacobs' 12th grade English classes.
10/15 College Tuesday     Wear college gear.  Teachers will discuss a positive college experience or fun thing they did in college with students.
10/21 Scholarship/Financial Aid Workshop in Mr. Pahle's 12th grade English classes.
10/22 College Tuesday     Wear college gear.  Teachers will discuss where they lived in college with students.
10/23 Scholarship/Financial Aid Workshop in Ms. Whitley's, Ms. Winters' and Mr. Jacobs' 12th grade English classes.
10/28 Make-up college application workshop for students who were absent and seniors with no English class this semester.
10/29 Make-up financial aid/scholarship workshop for students who were absent and seniors with no English class this semester.
10/29 College Tuesday     Wear college gear.  Teachers will talk about a job or career in their subject area.
11/7 FAFSA Filing Event for seniors and parents from 6 - 8 pm in the LHS Media Center.
TBD Pizza Party for seniors who have applied to college and completed the FAFSA.
TBD Senior Decision Day Celebration in the Spring.



Upcoming College/Career Fairs and Financial Aid Workshops

Click here for a complete list of details on each event listed below.

Oct. 7       13th Annual Ann Arbor Library College Night, 7 - 8:30 pm @ Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room, 3090 E Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Oct. 24     Ann Arbor College & Transition Services--Building Bridges for Students who Learn Differently, 6:30 - 8 pm @ Huron High School, 2727 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI  48105

Oct. 26     Financial Aid Workshop,  9 am - noon @ Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Nov. 7     FAFSA Filing Event, 6- 8 pm @ LHS Media Center


Credit Recovery Starts October 10

The after school credit recovery program starts on October 10, but students can sign up at any time.  The program is from 2:45 to 4 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the 1408 computer lab.  There are teachers available for support at this time.  The courses are online and self-paced.  They are required to take tests and exams at the school.  If you did not receive an application and would like to sign up, see your counselor.


Students Taking Advanced Placement Courses @ LHS 

AP students have been working with their teachers to join their AP Class Section online so they can get feedback on their progress and register for AP exams.  Students will begin registering for the AP exams in the fall.  This is an earlier date than ever before due to changes at the College Board level. 

The cost for each AP exam is based on their lunch status.  Full pay--$94/exam.  Free/Reduced--$53/exam.  We are looking at a deadline of November 8 for payment for all exams.  We will have the option to pay online with a credit card.  Stay tuned...


Naviance Tool -- College, Career, Transcripts

Students can explore careers, explore colleges, research scholarships, request letters of recommendation, request transcripts, sign up for college visits and more through the Naviance website.  https://student.naviance.com/lincolnshs

Students log in using their powerschool username and password.  Any questions about this website should be directed to their counselor.

For a list of Upcoming College Visits, check the counseling department calendar below.

LHS Counseling Department Calendar