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2022-23 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, three middle schools and six elementary schools, we are one Lower Merion family. Students are welcomed and encouraged to be part of all sessions. When presentations are virtual, links will be sent out prior to each event.

College Application Process
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LMHS Auditorium (In person)

This presentation will be devoted to the nuts and bolts of the application process, the Common Application, Naviance, recommendations, and deadlines. This is a MUST for seniors, parents and guardians.

Coffee and Conversation
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HHS School Counseling Office and LMHS Main Office Conference Room (in person)

The first C and C of the year will be a question and answer session with the Career and College Access counselor and a school counselor about the start of the year and transitioning. Parents and guardians of students from all grades are welcome to attend.

College Application Process
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HHS Auditorium (In person)

This presentation will be devoted to the nuts and bolts of the application process, the Common Application, Naviance, recommendations, and deadlines. This is a MUST for seniors, parents and guardians.

Financial Aid Overview
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Virtual Event

A financial aid expert from the area will provide an overview of the financial aid process for students and their families. While this will be particularly relevant to senior families, all students and their families are welcome. Zoom link will be sent via email.

FAFSA Completion Night
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Virtual Event

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. Zoom link will be sent via email.

Coffee and Conversation
LMHS

This event occurs during the first hour of Parent Conference Night at each high school and will be a Q and A with the Career and College Access Counselor and a School Counselor about post-high school planning and timeline.

Coffee and Conversation
HHS

This event occurs during the first hour of Parent Conference Night at each high school and will be a Q and A with the Career and College Access Counselor and a School Counselor about post-high school planning and timeline.

Post High School Planning Night for Juniors
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LMHS Auditorium

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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HHS Auditorium

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 Admissions Round Table
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Virtual Event

This evening will be a round-robin event 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. Zoom link will be sent via email.

PSAT's: You Took Them! Now What?
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Virtual Event

This program will be devoted to understanding the PSAT results and what students can do to prepare for the SAT and ACT for sophomores and their families. Zoom link will be sent via email.

Navigating High School and Planning for the Future for 9th Graders
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Virtual Event

For freshmen and their families. Now that you are well on your way, lets discuss plans for the next few years. It's time to plan for the future! Zoom link will be sent via email.

Coffee and Conversation
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Virtual Event

This session will be a Q and A with the Career and College Access Counselor and a School Counselor about post-high school planning and timeline. Zoom link will be sent via email and available on the district calendar.

Coffee and Conversation
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.

Coffee and Conversation
HHS

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.

Naviance
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LMHS

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 is held prior to course selection night.

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 is held prior to course selection night.

Coffee and Conversation
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Virtual Event

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 in Post-High School Planning Select-A-Session
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Virtual Event

This evening will be an event for Juniors, Seniors and their families to select 2 of the 4 topics to join us live on zoom - with the option of seeing the recorded version of all 4 at your leisure:

  • Gap Year
  • College Planning for Students Who Learn Differently
  • Options for International Students who want to study in the US or US Students who want to Apply to Colleges Abroad
  • Athletics in College, we will cover NCAA Divisions 1,11,111 and Club and Intramural
Career Symposium

The exact Date, Time and Location of this event is TBD

The Annual Career Symposium will take place for all Sophomores and Juniors. Students will engage with a wide variety of speakers representing many different careers and professions.

Financial Planning for College
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Virtual Event

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.

Evening Coffee and Conversation
LMHS

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

Evening Coffee and Conversation
HHS

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

Coffee and Conversation
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Virtual Event

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.

College & Career Readiness for 8th Grade Families
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Virtual Event

Career and college 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!