- Junior Presentation
- Graduation requirements
- College planning ladder
- Junior/Senior timeline
- College Representative Visits & Onsite Admissions
- Michigan College Locator Map
- Choosing a School
- College Comparison Chart
- College Visits
- Understanding Admission Factors & College Considerations
- College Application Process
- NCAA Eligibility
- Determining Final Decision:
- Financial Aid Information
For the Classes of 2016 - 2020
A MINIMUM of 30 CREDITS IS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.
(19.5 required + 10.5 elective = 30.0 credits.)
Elective credits allow for each student to customize their program of study.
Check off if completed
|Language Arts ....... 4.5 Credits
Sequence outlined in the Curriculum Handbook - 4.0 Credits
|Speaking & Listening Elective - 0.5 Credit||____||____||____||____|
|Social Studies ................................... 3.0 Credits|
|9th Grade - World History - 1.0 Credit||____||____||____||____|
|10th Grade - US History I/II - 1.0 Credit||____||____||____||____|
|11th Grade - Am Government & Econ -1.0 Credit||____||____||____||____|
Mathematics ................................. 4.0 Credits
All students must have one math-related course
Science ......................................... 3.0 Credits
Optional sequences outlined in Curriculum Handbook
|Biology 1.0 Credit||____||____||____||____|
|Physical Science, Chemistry or Physics 1.0 Credit||____||____||____||____|
|Additional Science 1.0 Credit||____||____||____||____|
|Business & Communications Technology....1.5 Credits|
|9th Grade - Career Foundations 1.0 Credit||____||____||____||____|
|12th Grade - Personal Finance & 0.5 Credit||____||____||____||____|
|Physical Education ......................... 1.0 Credit|
|9th Grade - Physical Education 0.5 Credit||____||____||____||____|
|9th Grade - Health 0.5 Credit||____||____||____||____|
Visual, Performing, Applied Arts .... 1.0 Credit
* .5 credit is fulfilled by the required
|World Languages ......................... 2.0 Credits
Sequences outlined in the Curriculum Handbook
|Electives ..................................... 10.5 Credits||____||____||____||____|
Service Learning ............................. 40 Hours
See program description in the Curriculum Handbook.
|Online Learning Experience (fulfilled within required courses)|
|Mandatory MME Testing
Students are required to test in all areas of the MME in order to graduate.
Students are required to pass a senior exit presentation to graduate.
College Representative Visits and On-Site Admissions
College representatives will be scheduled to visit Lake Orion High School in the fall for informational sessions. The procedure is as follows for students wishing to attend informational presentations:
The dates and times of the college representative visits will be posted outside of the Career Center on the bulletin board.
A sign-up sheet will be available in the Career Center for students who want to attend the informational presentation.
On the day of the informational college visit, the student must pick up their pass from the Career Center before school begins in order to attend the presentation.
Students are responsible for coursework missed while attending the presentation.
Many colleges conduct on-site admissions at the high school. During an on-site admission, a student who has followed the proper procedure, could meet with a college representative and get an immediate decision from the college representative regarding their admission status. During these face to face meetings with college admissions representatives, students are allowed an opportunity to personally describe their accomplishments, academic endeavors, and have their questions about the colleges answered. The procedure is as follows for on-site admissions:
The dates and times of the college representative visits and on-site visits will be posted on the bulletin board outside of the Career Center.
A sign-up sheet will be available in the Career Center for students who want to be considered for an on-site admission interview. Please understand that due to time constraints and college admission criteria, not all students who sign up will meet with the representatives.
Any student who signs up for an on-site interview must also sign up for an informational session with the same college.
Most colleges who participate in on-site admissions require students to complete a hard copy application. Students are responsible for checking with Mrs. Jones in the Career Center to see what type of application the college accepts for the on-site admission.
If the hard copy application is required by the college, students are responsible for obtaining their own application. The application must be completed by the student and turned in to their respective counseling office along with the application fee (only checks or money orders will be accepted) at least 2 days prior to their appointment with the college representative.
Students who submit their applications either on-line or by mail in the summer will not be eligible for an on-site admission meeting.
Students should be prepared and dressed “business casual” when meeting with the college representative.
On the day of the on-site college visit, the student must pick up their pass to attend the meeting from the Career Center before school begins.
There are many factors to consider in selecting the right college.
Some of these include:
Public vs. Private
In-State vs. Out of State
Community College vs. 4 year University Cost of Attendance
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Campus Life (Athletics, Activities, Housing, Food, Dorms...) Graduation and Retention Rates
You need to think about what is important to you. Putting together those factors that matter the most will help you find a school where you will be both Happy and Successful.
Understand Admission Factors & What Colleges Consider
The first part of planning for college is understanding the factors colleges consider when looking at a student profile.
Quality / Rigor of Academic Courses INCLUDING senior year
Academic Performance / Grades / Rank
Test Scores (ACT,SAT,SAT Subject Tests, AP, etc.)
Letters of Recommendation(s)
What about foreign language?
Positive recommendations from educators and mentors
Personal statement and essay(s) demonstrating writing ability and self-expression
A "demonstrated interest" that shows your enthusiasm for the colleges to which you're applying
Extracurricular activities, including participation in sports, performing/visual arts, voluteering, etc.
Community involvement, par-time work or internship
Interview (if applicable)
Source: The College Board
Three Ways to Apply to College:
Onsite Interview with a College Admissions Counselor:
These will take place in September & October. You will need to sign up in the Career Center.
Apply to the College Online:
Apply directly online at the college website. Make sure you proofread your application and correct all mistakes before you submit the application.
Submitting a paper application:
Make sure your application is completed accurately and neatly. Be sure to sign and date your application and attach any application fees in form of check or money order payable to the University or College. Make copies for your records.
*Most colleges want you to send your transcripts electronically (unless you are doing an “Onsite Interview”. You must set up a free Parchment account.
o To set up a Parchment account that connects to your email for tracking your transcript requests follow the instructions below.
o Instructions on How to set up an account
o Click here - Parchment.com and create your account
Colleges need your ACT and/or SAT scores. Follow instructions below.
Some colleges (U of M, MSU, GVSU) require you to send the scores directly from the ACT/SAT website (there is a fee for this)
The links are provided below for your convenience. You will have to log on to your specific account and put in your own request.
Other schools will accept a copy of your scores from the high school. Go to your counseling office and complete a transcript request form and we will send your test scores to your chosen college.
For Division I or Division II Colleges
Register with the NCAA Clearing Center as early as sophomore year
NCAA Eligibility Center Presentation – requirements for Division I and Division II college
To send ACT scores to NCAA Eligibility Center, use code 9999
To send SAT scores to NCAA Eligibility Center, use code 999
For an NAIA college
Register with NAIA Eligibility Center
Contact Mrs. Bell with any questions regarding NCAA eligibility Christine.Bell@lok12.org
Financial Aid Information - State of Michigan click HERE
To Request your Transcripts
Current Students: There is NO CHARGE while you are attending LOHS
There are two ways to get your transcripts
Most colleges want your transcripts electronically - to do this, you must set up a Parchment account.
*The only exception to this is for “Onsite Interviews” at LOHS
- How to set up an account with Parchment – click for the Instructions
- To create an account - click to login
*This is a FREE account to you and can work with two different e-mails
** Note: If a college/university site requires a fee please stop in to see your
counselor BEFORE making payments
- Complete this FORM TRANSCRIPT - (attending LOHS students only)
- Stop in your counseling office at the High School give the above form to the Secretary
Graduates / Former Students: *Note there is a $5.00 Processing Fee
This is a two-step process…
- Complete this–TRANSCRIPT FORM (former student/Graduates)
(This is REQUIRED to continue with this process.)
For your convenience you may return the form via any of the ways listed below:
- Fax: 248-693-5643
- Scan/E-mail: Last name between A-LAS Last name LAT-Z
- Mail: Lake Orion High School – Transcript Processing
495 E. Scripps Road
Lake Orion, MI 48360
Step 2- Payment Options
- Credit Card – process via PAYSCHOOLS
- Check- Please make checks out to LOCS (Lake Orion Community Schools)
- Cash – In person
As soon as we have the completed form from both Step 1 and Step 2
your request will be completed.
If you have any questions, please contact the Counseling Offices
A – Led
To Request Other Transcripts
Adult Education GED / High School Completion Program
Please choose from the options below:
Call the Learning Options Office at 248-693-5450
Fax request to 248-693-5670
Scan/Email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail request to:
Learning Options High School
455 East Scripps Road
Lake Orion, MI 48360