Student Action Plan:
- Take the right courses to earn your Hawaii High School Diploma.
- Take challenging courses and consider going for an Honors Recognition Diploma.
- Attend school regularly and get the best grades possible.
- Participate in extracurricular activities and volunteer opportunities.
- Record your extracurricular activities and volunteer work in your Naviance resume.
- Build your "Colleges I'm applying to" list and keep track of your applications on your Naviance account
- Meet with your counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate from high school and reach your college & career goals.
- Take the SAT in October if you need to improve your score of if you did not take it your Junior Year. Register on line at sat.org/register Fee Waivers are available for Seniors who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Visit the Hawaii DOE website for eligibility information and the on line application for the free and reduced lunch price program.
- Take the ACT in September or October if you need to improve your score of if you did not take it your Junior Year. Register online at actstudent.org Fee Waivers are available for Seniors who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Visit the Hawaii DOE website for eligibility information and the on line application for the free and reduced lunch price program.
- Register for NCAA Eligibility and/or NAIA Eligibility if you want to play Division I or Division II college sports. Make sure your end of Junior transcript has been sent to NCAA and/or NAIA if you did not do it at the end of Junior Year. Fee Waivers for NCAA and NAIA registration are available for Seniors who qualify.
- Take the ASVAB if you are interested in joining the military and you need to improve your score if you did not take it your Junior Year. It is offered at Leilehua High School at least two times per year.
- Apply for colleges by the deadlines: Early Action and Priority Deadlines provide the most financial aid opportunities.
- Send your transcripts to the colleges or scholarship organizations that require them for the application. Complete the LHS Transcript Request Form and submit it to the Registrar's Office. Be mindful of deadlines! It takes up to 5 days to process transcripts so submit your requests early. The cost is $2.00 per transcript. Please note: Due to COVID Transcript Fee is waived until further notice. Click here for a transcript request form
- Understand how to pay for college on the College Board and Federal Student Aid websites
- Attend the Financial Aid Night 1st Quarter, a FAFSA Workshop 2nd or 3rd Quarter, and College Planning Night 4th Quarter.
- Create your FSA ID and apply for financial aid with the FAFSA beginning October 1st.
- Apply for scholarships from the colleges you are applying to and from the lists on Naviance or website.
- Request letters of recommendation for college admissions and scholarships based on your application needs. Check this out before you ask so that you Get Great Letters of Recommendation. Ask recommenders in person, at least 2 weeks notice by using the LHS Teacher Recommendation Request Form or the LHS Counselor Recommendation Request Form.
- Write your personal statement/college essay for college admissions and scholarships. Get tips from College Board and Purdue.edu
- Complete Advisory lessons in your Advisory class.
- Go to iPrep, college fairs, college visits, and college field trips.
- Decide which college you will enroll and complete enrollment and college housing steps including paying any deposits required. Go to the CCC in HH101 if you need help with enrollment steps.
- Submit the final transcript request for your transcript to be sent after graduation. The cost is $2.00. Click here for a final transcript request for graduating seniors only.
- If you plan to play sports in college, then send your final transcript to NCAA or NAIA depending on which organization the college you will be enrolled uses for eligibility. The cost is $2.00 Click here for a final transcript request for graduating seniors only.
- Apply for summer opportunities in your career field of interest or at the college you will be attending.
- Submit all college acceptance letters and financial aid/scholarship award letters to the CCC so that you can recognized in the Graduation Program as a Scholarship Recipient and the college you plan to attend (Mules on the Map).
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Parent Action Plan: 12th Grade