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PSAT

posted Sep 1, 2018, 1:36 PM by Delacie McNeice

The PSAT will be given Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 to interested 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students.  The PSAT is great preparation for those planning to take the SAT and enter a four-year college.  Students can opt to receive free admission and financial aid information from colleges and be entered into the National Merit Scholarship Program (11th graders only).  The cost is $18.  Interested students need to sign up in Student Services by Sept. 10.  

2018-2019 CCTC Dual Enrollment Deadlines

posted Jan 15, 2018, 8:49 AM by Delacie McNeice


Students wishing to take CCTC courses for the 2018-2019 school year need to be aware of the following deadlines:

Fall 2018 Classes - Must qualify and submit application to Student Services by May 25, 2018 (applications will not be accepted in summer for Fall classes)

Spring 2019 Classes - Must qualify and submit application to Student Services by December 7, 2018

Central Carolina Placement Test

posted Oct 16, 2017, 10:57 AM by Delacie McNeice

The Accuplacer, Central Carolina's placement test, will be given on Thursday, November 2 at 7:50am.  The ACCUPLACER® Placement Test is an untimed computer based placement test which measures skills in Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, and College Algebra. There are approximately 20 multiple-choice questions per test. Test questions are based on the student’s responses. Questions will either increase or decrease in difficulty and in point value depending on how you respond. This test is an important step in the admissions process at Central Carolina Technical College.  Scores can be used to qualify for dual enrollment as well.  Interested students need to sign up in Student Services by October 26, 2017.

Francis Marion University Interview Day

posted Oct 12, 2017, 8:01 AM by Maria Spring   [ updated Sep 1, 2018, 1:27 PM by Delacie McNeice ]

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, a FMU Admissions Counselor will at LEHS to sit down one-on-one with interested seniors and determine their eligibility for admission and scholarships. Please sign up Student Services by October 5th

College Application Day at LEHS!

posted Oct 10, 2017, 12:00 PM by Maria Spring   [ updated Sep 1, 2018, 1:28 PM by Delacie McNeice ]

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, LEHS will host College Application Day. The goal of College Application Day is to provide a forum for all South Carolina seniors to complete and file college applications.  Some colleges will be waiving their application fee that day. Please see Ms. Spring in Room 207 to sign up and receive College Application Worksheets.

Senior Graduation Review Meetings

posted Sep 5, 2017, 5:43 AM by Delacie McNeice   [ updated Sep 1, 2018, 1:29 PM ]

Counselors will meet individually with potential graduating students beginning Sept. 10, 2018.  During the conference the following information will be discussed: academic record, graduation progress, post-secondary plans, and financial aid.  Parents are encouraged to attend these meetings.  If you would like to be a part of this meeting, please contact your student's counselor by Sept. 7, 2018 to schedule an appointment.

Sign up for Remind to receive important updates from Student Services

posted Aug 30, 2017, 5:45 AM by Delacie McNeice

Sign up for important updates from Student Services! Get information on your phone about scholarships, field trips, new classes, and more! 

Class of 2018: Text the message @36ebkd to the number 81010.

Class of 2019: Text the message @eehg73 to the number 81010.

Class of 2020: Text the message @2ag46d to the number 81010.

Class of 2021:  Text the message @7dg9g to the number 81010

College Scorecard

posted Sep 15, 2016, 12:18 PM by Delacie McNeice

The U.S. Department of Education has developed a unique online tool that seeks to help ensure that students and families have the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and reliable information available on colleges (both 2 and 4 year). The site allows visitors to sort and filter their search results to easily compare schools and decide which college makes the most sense when considering the typical costs, average student loan amount, students’ ability to repay their loans, and their future earnings.

Collegescorecard.ed.gov

Another thing to note is that students and their families can obtain financial aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The form is available online and in Spanish, and allows many students to automatically import their families’ tax information.  Additionally, with new changes being made for this year’s application, students and families can now apply for financial aid earlier—starting on October 1, as the college application process gets underway, rather than in January—and they can use their families’ tax information from two years ago to complete it. 

Central Carolina Scholars Program

posted Jan 24, 2016, 12:18 PM by Delacie McNeice

For students graduating with the classes of 2016, 2017, 2018, or 2019 and attending Central Carolina, Central Carolina will provide the first two years tuition-free.  Students must meet various criteria to be eligible for the program.  See the attached flyer for more information. 

The Redesigned SAT

posted Sep 5, 2015, 2:04 PM by Delacie McNeice   [ updated Sep 5, 2015, 2:05 PM ]

The new SAT will debut with the March 2016 administration.  Due to stagnant performance results, the College Board decided to redesign the SAT.  The new test will better reflect what students are learning in the classroom.  The focus is on the knowledge and skills that evidence shows matter most in college and career readiness.  The SAT covers core content areas deemed essential for success in college – reading, math, writing, and language.  Five key changes include:

       1It better reflects what you are learning in the classroom.

     2“SAT vocabulary words” are gone.

      3.  There is no penalty for guessing.

      4.  It focuses on the math that matters most.

      5. Free test practice for all through Khan Academy.

For more information and comparisons between the current SAT and the redesigned SAT visit the following sites:

sat.org/new

Collegereadiness.collegeboard.org

***LE counselors strongly encourage all students planning to begin college in August 2016 take the SAT no later than the December 2015 administration.  Due to the redesign, colleges and scholarship organizations are still evaluating how to use these new scores. 

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