- Login via LAUSD’s Clever page by selecting Login with Active Directory
- Enter your LAUSD single sign-on information (student email and password)
- Click on the Naviance icon to enter the student landing page
600+ college and university representatives will be available to talk with high school juniors & seniors and their parents at the NACAC Virtual College Fair. There are 4 FREE one-day virtual events to choose from. Attend as often as you’d like.
Create your itinerary by selecting which colleges you’d like to learn about. Sign up to attend their live and interactive Zoom sessions on how to apply, financial aid, student life, and more. Watch, learn, and have your questions answered about academics, athletics, diversity, study abroad, and other topics.
Don’t know where to start? No worries. Each fair offers NACAC Meet-Ups with information on how to find your best college fit, how to pay for college, and more. Plus, you can use chat to talk with college counseling expert.
Administered in May by The College Board, Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams give you the chance to earn college credit while still in high school and helps put you on the fast track to a college degree. Stay tuned for more information closer to testing time.
- ACT vs. SAT – What’s the difference?
While not mandatory, students are encouraged to take community college courses to earn college credits while still enrolled in high school. Please be aware of which courses are UC/CSU transferrable, and within these courses, which ones can be used to meet general education and preparation requirements for a major.
To concurrently enroll at LAVC:
- review LAVC’s Class Schedule for your preferred session;
- if you are new to LAVC and have never been enrolled and/or issued an LAVC student ID number, complete the LAVC admissions application to obtain your LAVC student ID number (otherwise, continue to #3);
- complete the student information section and the course subject/number portion of the enrollment section of the LACC Application for Concurrent Enrollment;
- return your completed and signed form to Ms. Hodali, our college counselor, for approval and administrative signature. She will forward to LAVC’s admission’s office to complete the process.
- if you plan to take courses at another LACC college, please refer to that college’s particular process for concurrent enrollment.
*NOTE: The Science Academy will NOT approve requests for any courses that are normally offered during the regular school year as part of the SA curriculum or SA/LAVC dual enrollment curriculum. These classes include Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-calculus, Spanish 1, 2, 3, Health, and any other electives chosen as part of the SA High School curriculum.
Research for scholarship opportunities should generally be done during the summer between your junior and senior years. However, application deadlines and requirements vary by each scholarship/organization so we encourage students to give themselves ample time to research and meet any application requirements.
- Breakthrough Junior Challenge – annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science (students ages 13 to 18).
*DISCLAIMER: participation in a program through a specific university or college does not guarantee admission into that school.
- COSMOS – (8th-12th) in this 4-week residential program, students have the opportunity to be mentored by renowned faculty, researchers and scientists in state-of-the-art facilities, while exploring advanced STEM topics.
- Stanford University Office of STEM Outreach’s Summer Programs for High School Students – many of these opportunities are non-residential and/or have specific requirements. Please research in full before applying.
- The Intern Project – (juniors & seniors) find paid summer internship opportunities throughout LA County. Regardless of eligibility or acceptance into the program, TIP’s website also offers valuable resources such as writing resumes and interviewing.
- Camp CHLA – (freshmen, sophomores, juniors) a 5-day intensive program where students job shadow health care professionals, observe medical procedures, participate in skills labs, and attend presentations on various healthcare specialties.
- Samuels Family Latino & African American High School Internship Program – (juniors) this 7-week long summer program is a laboratory-based research-training program, which offers hands-on experimentation in projects relevant to pediatric illnesses (i.e., regenerative medicine, cancer and blood diseases, endocrine illnesses and neuroscience).
Volunteering is a great way to try out career options, polish your job-readiness skills, and more importantly, get involved in and give back to the community.
*DISCLAIMER: neither The Science Academy nor LAUSD endorses any organization or volunteer opportunity listed in this section. We strongly encourage students and parents to conduct additional due diligence to ensure that students find organizations and/or opportunities that are aligned with their interests and values.
- The Congressional Award’s Voluntary Public Service Program – students may register when they turn 13 1/2 years old.