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Counseling Department Programming

The College Essay

Common Application, SRAR, Naviance Summer Workshop

Welcome to PSAT: You Took Them, Now What?

2021-22 Programs

LOCATION DETAILS WILL BE SENT OUT PRIOR TO EACH EVENT.

When looking at the schedule, you will notice that most of the presentations are designed with a particular grade level in mind. Regardless of which school a student attends or their grade level, families are encouraged to virtually attend any sessions they wish. It is our desire, that regardless of the host school, you feel welcomed. While we have two high schools, two middle schools and six elementary schools, we are one Lower Merion family. Students are welcomed and encouraged to be part of all sessions.

HH/LM - Coffee and Conversation 7:30 AM - For Parents/ guardians of students from all grades
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Virtual

Coffee and Conversation

September 30, 7:30-8:30 AM The first C and C of the year will be a question and answer session about the start of the year and transitioning. Parents and guardians of students from all grades are welcome to attend

LOCATION DETAILS WILL BE SENT OUT PRIOR TO EVENT


FAFSA Completion Night
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This evening will be a step-by-step review of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, aka FAFSA. The director of financial aid from a local university will help you with each question on the form so you can be ready to submit to colleges. For seniors and their families.

Evening Coffee and Conversation
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HHS & LMHS

This event occurs during the first hour of Parent Conference Night at each high school and will be a Q and A with counselors about financial aid, post-high school planning, college application deadlines and any other topics raised by families.

Post High School Planning Night for Juniors
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HHS

The presentation will cover all aspects of post-high school planning. It will focus on the range and types of colleges, campus visits, timeline, and how to find the right fit and plan. Designed for juniors and their families.

Post High School Planning Night for Juniors
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LMHS

The presentation will cover all aspects of post-high school planning. It will focus on the range and types of colleges, campus visits, timeline, and how to find the right fit and plan. Designed for juniors and their families.

College Admission Round Table
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This evening will be a presentation for sophomores, juniors and their families. Hear from college representatives from different types of institutions speak about their type of school and requirements to gain admission.

PSAT's: You Took Them! Now What?
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Representatives of the School Counseling Departments from both high schools will review the PSAT results and what students can do to prepare for the upcoming college admission testing. For sophomores and their families.

Navigating High School and Planning for the Future for 9th Graders
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For freshmen and their families. Now that you are well on your way, let's discuss plans for the next few years. It's time to plan for the future!

Coffee and Conversation
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The topics for this C and C will center on a number of crucial components of the college process including the financial aspects as well as receiving the decisions from colleges and how to handle next steps. Please bring your questions for a lively discussion!

Naviance
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HHS

The participants will learn the many functions of the Naviance Application System. This program is open to parents and guardians of students from grades 9-12 and precedes course selection night.

Naviance
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LMSD

The participants will learn the many functions of the Naviance Application System. This program is open to parents and guardians of students from grades 9-12 and precedes course selection night.

Coffee and Conversation
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This conversation will revolve around parts of the college admission process including recommendation letters, testing, and the essay along with other topics of interest.

Special Interests Round Table
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This evening will be a presentation for juniors, seniors and their families to hear from different types of organizations speak about their area of specialty. The special interests explored can range from gap year; to college programs for students who learn differently; to options for international students who want to study in the US or US students who want to study in another country; to career programs at a technical institute.

Evening Coffee and Conversation
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This event is held on conference night, and will be a Q and A about financial aid, college decisions, deadlines and visits to campus along with other topics raised by families.

Financial Planning for College
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For parents of elementary and middle school students. It is never too early to start planning and saving for college. Please come and hear how to make saving for college a reality.

Career Symposium
HHS & LMHS

The exact date of this event is TBD.


The Annual Career Symposium will take place for all Sophomores and Juniors. Community members, grouped by occupation, speak to students about their type of work. Students choose in advance which disciplines they want to hear about, with the goal of becoming aware and getting motivated.

Coffee and Conversation
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The emphasis of this C and C will be on the final steps within the college process, financial aid packages and appeals, making the final decision and students' responsibilities within the process.

Career & College Readiness for 8th Grade Families
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Career and college readiness is important to consider as early as 9th grade so come and hear how your student may be best prepared for the next four years and beyond. Welcome to high school!