Planning Ahead: Lampeter-Strasburg Holds Its First College and Career Planning Night

Eager to assist their college-bound students by providing more opportunities like advanced classes and in-depth programs, the Lampeter-Strasburg School District held its first College and Career Planning Night on Thursday, November 16th in the Performing Arts Center.

On Thursday night, students grade six through twelve and their parents gathered to learn about the various programs that L-S is proud to offer their students. They were able to meet with colleges and universities that offer high school programs and acquire information on the college-level opportunities that are available at the high school.

The night began and ended with a visitation of the colleges and universities, including Penn State York, Lancaster Bible College, HACC, Millersville University, and even Thaddeus Stevens, that all offered classes and programs for high school students. For example, HACC offers college level classes that you can take in the comfort of Lampeter-Strasburg High School.

Students can also travel to Millersville or LBC and take classes at the college, surrounded by college students. Parents and students were able to ask questions and learn more about the programs offered. They could also meet with any of L-S High School’s three guidance counselors, who were handing about information about the ACT, SAT and college planning.

From 7:00 to 8:00 pm all of the parents and students headed to the PAC to listen to a presentation given by high school principal Dr. Feeney and all three of the high school’s guidance counselors. Dr. Feeney made it clear that the goal of the night was to be sure that students were aware of their opportunities, planning ahead, and preparing for college. The presentation was aimed at discussing the many classes and programs for college-bound students that L-S offers.

The guidance counselors discussed AP courses, dual enrollment, HACC high school classes, CTC offerings for eleventh and twelfth graders, and more. If you weren’t able to make it Thursday night, but want to see everything you missed, you can view the presentation here.

A majority of the papers and information handed out that night can be picked up in the high school’s guidance office. Additionally, if you are interested in beginning to plan for college, you can join a group of students who will be meeting weekly with the guidance counselors. These meetings won’t start for a few more months, but you can sign up now in the high school’s guidance office if you are interested.

All in all, Lampeter Strasburg’s first College and Career Planning Night was a success, with many students and parents walking away much more informed on the several amazing opportunities that Lampeter Strasburg offers its high school students.

--By Olivia Sullivan, LS News reporter

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