LPHS has a partnership with the California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) to support students in meeting their college, career, and financial aid planning goals. Using technology-based college planning tools CCGI helps LPHS support more students, more effectively. The combination of technology tools and personal guidance helps empower students to successfully research potential colleges and career paths, choose high school courses that prepare them for college, and navigate the process of paying for and applying to colleges.
Each year, LPHS students will participate in classroom lessons that focus on tools available on CaliforniaColleges.edu, California’s official source for college and career planning. The site functions as a “go-to” source for information on all three public higher education systems in the state, as well as independent non-profit colleges and universities both within California and nationwide.
All LPHS students in grades 9-12 are given a free account on CaliforniaColleges.edu that allows them to:
- View side-by-side college comparisons.
- Browse career interest inventories.
- Search for scholarships.
- Get help with the FAFSA.
- Choose the high school courses needed for college requirements.
- Keep track of deadlines and events.
- Have an online portfolio to save things like careers and colleges of interest, inventory and assessment results, resumes, and other important documents.
As a partner district, all 9-12 grade students in HLPUSD with signed parent consent forms have access to the following excellent advantages:
- Official academic transcript data is uploaded into the secure online student portfolio.
- Students can view transcripts at any time and they can invite parents to view transcripts at any time.
- Students can use academic data as the basis for high school and college planning decisions.
- When students apply to California State University (CSU) via CaliforniaColleges.edu a verified electronic transcript is sent to CSU. This expedites the CSU admission and financial aid decision making processes.
For questions on consent forms, contact your child’s counselor.
Additionally, 10th-12th grade students and their parents can download CCGI’s free college planning mobile app, College Guide. The mobile app provides an easy and fun way to plan for college and make students do not miss important deadlines. Go to www.californiacolleges.edu to download the app – it is available via iTunes and Google Play.