The PSAT Test will be offered Saturday, October 16th at Lincoln Southwest. Any junior or highly motivated sophomore that wants to take the PSAT must register with the Counseling Center secretary, Whitney Franklin. Tickets are on sale now and the deadline to register is Friday, October 8th, or until all test spots are taken. The cost to take the test is $30.
For helpful hints and to take the practice test visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice
Juniors who take the PSAT this year will be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Program. All Juniors will have a seat guaranteed as long as registration and payment is received by October 9th. This test will also help prepare for the SAT and/or ACT.
Highly motivated Sophomores may take the test for practice, but results this year will not be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sophomores who take the PSAT this year may still test their Junior year to be considered for the scholarship program next year. Limited seats are available for Sophomores; registration for these seats is on a first come, first served basis.
Below are the two presentations given on Senior Family Night, Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in the LSW Auditorium.
Counselors will begin individual senior meetings in early September and continue throughout the first semester (December). Amanda Ludwig from EducationQuest will be available by appointment at LSW on Wednesday throughout the school year. Sign-up for her appointments are here.
Please contact your (student’s) counselor with further questions!
Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, students may choose to receive an S/U mark rather than a letter grade until December 22, 2020. In addition, there will not be a limit on the number of courses a student can select for S/U grading during the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year (Term 2). Please note the following if considering this option:
- The LPS Board Regulation regarding Honor Roll qualification still applies: Students with a 3.5 or higher weighted GPA on the previous semester’s coursework, including at least 30 graded credits (not included S/U) in a block school and 25 graded credits (not included S/U) in a non-block school are eligible for the Honor Roll.
Students may request S/U grading for any/all classes by completing the appropriate form located in the FORMS section above. If you have questions about this process or whether it’s right for you, please contact your counselor.
National Honor Society and other qualified LSW students will once again be offering individual and drop-in tutoring for students who need help in one or more class this quarter. The option to Zoom with tutors will be available for both individual and drop-in tutoring. Students needing to meet regularly with a tutor should submit the Individual Tutoring Request Form, which can be found on our Resources for Academic Support page or in student’s grade level Google Classrooms. Any student is welcome to stop in the Media Center during PLC time on Wednesdays for drop-in tutoring – no sign up needed. Please contact your counselor with questions!
Did you know Lincoln Public Schools offers high-quality, affordable workshops to help students prepare for the ACT test? The October 5th registration deadline for the next LPS ACT Workshop is approaching quickly! This workshop is timed specifically to support students who will be taking the December 12th test, but is open to any student interested in preparing for the ACT. Tuition for LPS ACT workshops is $125 (reduced tuition is available for students who qualify for free or reduced meals). Please visit the LPS ACT Test Prep website for more information or to register for an upcoming workshop.
*ALL 2020-2021 test prep sessions will be taught via synchronous Zoom instruction and will utilize Google Classroom. Students are expected to attend during scheduled class hours and have camera on to participate fully in class.*
The PSAT will be offered Saturday, October 17th at Lincoln Southwest. Any junior or highly motivated sophomore that wants to take the PSAT must register with Kathleen Clements in the counseling office. Tickets go on sale September 28th and the deadline to register is Friday, October 9th or until all seats are full. The cost to take the test is $30 and is due at the time of registration (cash or check only).
For helpful hints and to take a practice test visit HERE.
Juniors: You must take the PSAT in your junior year in order to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Learn more about the National Merit Scholarship Program by visiting their website HERE. This test will also help prepare you for the SAT and ACT.
Sophomores: You may take the test as a practice, but your results will not be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Program. If you choose to take the PSAT this year, it would be practice for next year as well as the ACT and SAT. Limited spots are available for sophomores and registration will be based on a first come first serve basis.
Questions: Reach out to your counselor through e-mail
Visiting the LSW Virtual Counseling Center (VCC) is an interactive experience that mirrors what students and families might experience if they were to stop by the LSW Counseling Center in person – learn more about this awesome resource and see it in action by visiting the LSW VCC page today!
The EducationQuest Virtual College Fair is September 27-30!
During these four days, students and their families can virtual visit college booths, chat with college representatives in real time, and watch live or recorded college-prep sessions. This event is free to attend, but you must register — visit the EducationQuest Virtual College Fair website for all the details and to register!
Here’s a sneak peek at the College-Prep Sessions this year! Live sessions will be held Sept. 27 and will be broadcast via Zoom.
3:00-4:00 p.m. – What It Takes to Get Admitted to College
4:00-5:00 p.m. – What Are You Going to Major In?
5:00-6:00 p.m. – The Campus Visit – Your Key to Finding the Right College
6:00-7:00 p.m. – How to Find and Earn Scholarships
7:00-8:00 p.m. – How to Pay for College
You’re invited to EducationQuest Foundation’s Virtual Financial Aid Program. By attending, you’ll learn how to pay for college and will be eligible to register for a $500 scholarship!
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30pm.
Register here to join the event.
As you participate in the presentation, you may want to reference these resources:
If you need help with college planning or the FAFSA, call EducationQuest to set up a free virtual appointment.
To stay on track to college, sign up for the Countdown2College email service and attend the EducationQuest Virtual College Fair September 27-30.