Carrie Paquette

Assisting students in Grades 9-12

College & Career Advisor

Located in the Counseling Center


Phone: (208) 687-0181 Ext. 2109

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  • Seniors: @paq2019
  • Juniors: @paq2020
  • Sophomores: @paq2021
  • Freshmen: @paq2022

Your career journey may include:

  • 2-year or 4-year College or University
  • Trade / Vocational / Technical School
  • Military
  • Entering directly into the workforce following high school

I am here to guide you and support you in your 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
  • Career choices/paths
  • Military choices (including ROTC, Academy, and Air Guard)
  • Jobs and Apprenticeships
  • Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Scroll down for helpful links:

Click on each link to go to that page....from there click on additional links

Check here for a listing of upcoming events, opportunities, and deadlines at Lakeland High School, at colleges, and in the community.

Check here for all grades 9-12

Check back frequently for updates! Also check out the Scholarship Wall in the senior hallway (coming soon)

Fill out your FAFSA

Open October 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.

Why fill out a FAFSA

Any student who plans to or might possibly attend some kind of college should submit the FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid between October 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

  • Helps determine eligibility for federal loans, grants or work-study programs.
  • Many colleges require it to be on file for their own need-based or merit-based aid packages.
  • Many scholarships require you to have filled out a FAFSA.
  • Some colleges even set aside money specifically for students who did not qualify for federal aid.
  • Some financial aid is first come, first serve. This is why you want to fill it out as early as you can.
  • Some colleges also have earlier deadlines for the FAFSA than June 30, 2019.

WUE - Reduced Tuition in the West

Go to this page to see FactSheets for each college in Idaho

The Idaho State Board of Education has launched a new online resource, Next Steps Idaho is aimed at students and parents of students exploring options for life after high school. Next Steps is an important part of the go-on equation for Idaho. It provides a wide range of clear, easy-to-digest information, all in one, easy-to-access place. The information is specific to Idaho and helps counter some of the obstacles Idaho students face when considering post secondary college and career training. It targets students from 8th grade to 12th grade.

Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, ROTC, NROTC, Air Guard

Providing comprehensive career information, resources and services to help you make successful education and career decisions.