College & Career Counseling
What do you want to do after you graduate from school?
All high school students eagerly anticipate graduation, and why not? It’s one of the biggest milestones in their young lives. But then they are faced with the question, “What do you plan to do after you graduate?” Being asked to decide what they want to do with the rest of their lives can be overwhelming to 18-year-olds, but it doesn’t have to be. Beginning in middle school, we encourage students along with their families to think about and explore career options and the path(s) required to get there. The more information students have, the better equipped they are to make wise decisions when the time comes. At LCCS, we use programs like Pennsylvania Career Zone, Education Planner, and Career One Stop to help students in middle and upper school explore, plan for, and pursue careers that reflect their passions, skills, and life goals.
These and other useful and free websites help students explore careers that will match their skills and interests as well as research programs and narrow their focus to find schools that are a good fit for them.
Many careers require education beyond high school. The links below can help students research the college, university, or other post secondary program that’s right for them. Some of these sights also provide career information.
Gap Year Options
Taking an intentional gap year is becoming a more popular option for many students, whether they get accepted to a college and then ask the college, in writing, to hold their place while they defer admission, or they are pursuing another track while deciding whether or not to apply (or reapply) to colleges. Below are links to mission minded gap year programs in which LCCS students have participated or considered.