On Friday November 13th, 2015 the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be offered to all interested students at Lakota West. Testing will occur during the regular school day beginning at 8:00AM and finishing about 11:30AM. The primary purpose of the test is to help predict a student’s academic and occupational areas of strength/aptitude. The test combines verbal, math, science, and technical skills with three career exploration scores to predict success in a wide variety of occupations. Additional information about the ASVAB is available at www.asvabprogram.com or from your student’s guidance counselor.
There is no cost to participate.
Interested students should stop by the Guidance Office to pick up a parent permission form. Signed permissions forms must be returned to Student Services by Tuesday Nov 10, 2015.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty
WHAT ARE CAREER SHADOW DAYS?
Our Career Shadow Days program enables you to have a comprehensive learning experience within a vocational area of interest, in or near your community. These quality opportunities are provided in the hopes of influencing your future career path.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
· Are you passionate about a particular career?
· Do you value the opportunity to be connected with a professional who will allow you to “shadow” what they do and answer your questions?
· Many shadowing opportunities require one of more visits. Are you willing to give up a half-day or up to two-or three-days throughout the school year to learn about a specific career choice? And are you willing to shadow on the weekends?
· Can you arrange for your own transportation?
HOW DOES THE PROGAM WORK?
The Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty will facilitate the process of connecting highly motivated students with a local business or community organization in your chosen area of vocational interest. As the organizations will be requested to provide a comprehensive learning experience for you, we ask that you commit yourself to the program, be willing to see it through to its conclusion and be willing to focus on applying yourself to gain the intended benefits.
WHAT IS REQUIRED?
Your guidance counselor and the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty must feel that you are sincerely interested in participating in this program, and will be willing to apply your energies and thoughts to see this program through.
· You need to have a minimum accumulative average grade score of 2.0.
· You must present yourself in a professional manner, dressed appropriately and arrive a few minutes prior to their requested starting time on days of your visits.
· You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation.
· At all times, you will adhere to the schedules provided by your host organization.
· You will have time to ask questions, however much of your time will be spent shadowing and attentively listening.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Pick up an application from your guidance counselor or online HERE. Decide on one vocational area that you are the most interested in shadowing. You must also be willing to commit to at least a half-day up to a two- or three-day commitment during your school year. Visits are encouraged to be scheduled during weekdays, and are limited to your days off.
Take time to share your thoughtful comments when filling out your application and return it to the contact listed on your application or to the Rotary club of West Chester/Liberty.
Once approved, you will be notified and sent information about the program. Your parents will need to sign a consent/waiver form and return it to the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty. The organization will be requested to provide specific areas of information to you about what it is like working in their field. The opportunities for advancement, compensation, and requirements essential to qualify for a career will also be included.
AFTER SHADOWING, WHAT’S NEXT?
Upon completion of each shadow visit, please write to your designated contact thanking them sincerely for their time. Please also share with them what you’ve learned.
Upon completing your visit, you are requested to prepare an evaluation of your experience and submit it to your counselor and to the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty. This evaluation is intended for you to internalize what you’ve observed and the knowledge you have gained and then for you to ask yourself if your attributes are a good match for this career. In addition, your response will assist our evaluation of the program and help up to improve the program in the future.
Internships provide incredible opportunities for high school students to gain significant work experience and make informed decisions about future career goals.
For information regarding internship opportunities, CLICK HERE.
Below are links to applications and brochures:
New Social Work Internship Opportunity – Applications Due October 2
Lakota seniors are invited to apply for a new internship with Community First Solutions. Students interested in social work, geriatrics/aging, mental health, and behavioral health counseling should submit their application by Friday, October 2. The internship will take place on October 12, 13, and 14. Please see the brochure, description of the learning experience and student application below for more information.
Student fees are due at this time and can be paid with cash or check at the school. You can also view and or pay them online @ www.lakotaonline.com click on the quick link that reads EZPay. If you have any questions please contact one of the following and we will be happy to help.
Graduates must have outstanding fees or any other financial obligations paid in full in order to receive a diploma.
Links to important 2015-16 forms and documents for Lakota West High School.