Carrie Paquette

Lakeland High School

Assisting students in Grades 9-12

Located in the Counseling Center

College & Career Advisor

Open up my "Virtual Classroom" to watch a 3-minute introductory video about how I can help you during your time at Lakeland High School & view important links!

Paquette - *LHS Virtual Open House

Graduating from high school is not the end of your education. It’s the beginning of the most focused part of your education that will lead you to achieve your dreams and goals.

Contact Information

Phone: (208) 687-0181 Ext. 2109

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Click here to connect to my Facebook Group - Lakeland HS College & Career Advising

Your career journey may include:

  • 2-year or 4-year College or University

  • Trade / Vocational / Technical School

  • Military

  • Apprenticeships

  • Entering directly into the workforce

I am here to guide you and support you in your post-secondary education and career journey following high school graduation. Whether you are a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, there are steps you should be taking to make sure you have clear goals and plans for your future and are following the steps to achieve those goals. I’m here to help you figure all that out!

I can assist you with:

  • Scholarships

  • FAFSA - Financial Aid

  • SAT / ACT

  • College: Research, applications, admissions process, decisions

  • Career choices and pathways

  • Military Options - Including ROTC, Academy, and National Guard

  • Apprenticeships

  • Volunteer Opportunities

WILL YOU REALLY EARN MORE $$$ IF YOU GO TO COLLEGE? (Trade and vocational programs included)

  • Yes. A recent study found that on average, college graduates earn over $1 million more in earnings over their lifetime than high school graduates with no postsecondary education!

  • Also, nine of the Idaho Department of Labor's top 10 “Hot Jobs” call for some sort of education beyond high school

  • About 80% of jobs created in the past 25 years require some sort of post-secondary training

SOME kind of education after high school is important! Let’s find yours…….

Is college the only path? Picking the education that's best for you.

  • Click HERE for an article about all the different education paths to choose from.

Virtual Senior Awards Night - June 2, 2020


Students & Parents: You will find COVID-19 related postsecondary information and updates here. See below for new virtual resources and updates for Idaho colleges and colleges across the US, SAT and ACT updates, and more.

Online Post-Secondary Resources for Juniors AND Seniors

  • As a service to students and families, NACAC is providing an online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The chart on this website includes updates from colleges and universities worldwide. NACAC WEBSITE


  • Here is a hub that has been created for the COVID-19 crisis where students can find resources they need to stay informed and stay on track with things like virtual college tours, application deadlines, standardized testing changes, and movement in acceptance deposit dates. You do not need to sign up for Cappex - just scroll down for information that is updated daily. You can search for your college: Click HERE

  • NACAC College Openings Update. Click HERE for information on colleges and universities that are still accepting applications from qualified freshmen and/or transfer students for the fall 2020 semester

  • NACAC Virtual College Events and Deposit Dates Spreadsheet HERE

  • Virtual College Tours - Select: YouVisit , Google Spreadsheet , YOUniversity and CampusTours

  • A majority of colleges are now offering their own virtual tours and online resources, right on their college websites. (You can literally Google the school name + “virtual online campus tour”). Schools are making these resources more interactive, since students are now relying on online resources to get a feel for the college’s culture and curriculum.


  • If you demonstrate financial need, colleges MAY consider waiving or deferring your enrollment deposit that is required to hold your spot. If you don't have the financial means to pay your enrollment deposit click HERE for a Request for Enrollment Deposit Fee Waiver Form. Let me know if you want to fill out this form, as it requires a signature.


  • The Scholarship Chart has been updated and PDFs of all previously paper-only applications from the Scholarship Wall are available to print at home.

Virtual Events & College Fairs

See "Fairs, Tours, and Events on "All Things College" page

Helpful Articles and Links

  • The COVID College Choice: How To Pick A College During A Global Pandemic - Click HERE for article


  • Updates to SAT testing dates HERE

  • Updates to ACT testing dates HERE

  • ACT Student and Parent Virtual Resources HERE

  • List of test-optional colleges that do not require the SAT can be found HERE. Make sure to also check updated information from colleges you are interested in regarding SAT requirements.