Preparing Students for Post-Secondary Education
Through our University Advising Program, LCC Senior School students receive ongoing support and guidance. Whether on an individual basis or during times in the schedule specifically dedicated to advising, our two academic advisors help students map out their future path. A wealth of information on university options and strategy, summer opportunities, and career possibilities, is available. Here’s how we support students:
Students meet 7 times during the school year. Through presentations and discussion, advisors help them to:
- Self reflect and identify strengths and skills
- Define their interests and learning styles
- Identify potential academic and career paths
Students meet 10 times during the school year. The academic advisors focus on:
- Developing academic skills and relating them to interests, academic paths and university programming
- Planning next steps: graduation timeline and thinking ahead in terms of course option
Students meet 10 times during the school year. With post-secondary schooling around the corner, academic advisors help students concentrate on:
- Setting goals and planning timelines
- Determining the courses and marks required to reach the defined goals and outlining a process
- Developing communication and writing skills
- Translating students’ learning styles into ideal academic environments
- Linking skills and interests to potential careers
- Completing CEGEP applications
Students meet one-on-one with the academic advisors who provide guidance.
Workshops are offered on university applications as well as on a variety of topics, such as note-taking and financial literacy.
Connecting Students with the Community
LCC offers an array of opportunities that help inform student decisions. Here’s how:
- A student-run group organizes a speaker series, inviting professionals from various fields to speak about their careers.
- The series includes journalists, health care professionals, lawyers and marketing professionals, to name a few.
- Guest speakers from Canadian, American and International universities present on a variety of topics: the admissions process , preparing to transition to post-secondary life and the road to employment
- Information sessions with university and CEGEP admission representatives from all over the world take place on campus
- University tour visits are organized
"Common App" Wednesdays
"Common App" Wednesdays is an after-school optional university application workshop. Grade 11 students are provided with step-by-step instructions on how to prepare university applications for the US, Canada and the UK.
Focus is on the Common Application, which is used for thousands of universities and colleges in the US. By the time students graduate grade 11, the application will be complete.
ACT and SAT Prep
Of the various hurdles and challenges faced to gain entry into American universities, standardized tests stand out as a crucial aspect of the admission decision. In partnership with The Princeton Review, LCC offers after-school preparation courses for the ACT and SAT exams where students are given the opportunity to:
- Learn key concepts
- Master test-taking skills and strategies
- Take mock exams under exam conditions