La Pine High School

College and Careers

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College & Careers Help

Our staff and volunteers are here to help students think about and prepare for college and career opportunities. Drop by or make an appointment to learn more.

Please visit our School to Careers page here for more helpful, up to date information!

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Senior Career Requirements

Students that are considering a Post-Secondary option:

  • CRLE job shadow, or have taken Freshman Academy and a Careers course, or AVID as seniors
  • Cover Letter/Resume
  • FAFSA Completion
  • OSAC Application/Oregon Promise Grant
  • Apply for 3 different Scholarships
  • Apply to a Post-Secondary option
  • 10 hours of community service as a senior

Students that have chosen a career pathway after graduation:

  • CRLE Job Shadow
  • Taken Freshmen Academy and a Living on your Own or AVID class as a senior
  • Cover Letter/Resume
  • Mock interview
  • Personal Finance through our business classes or through the Living on your Own class
  • 10 hours of community service as a senior

**Proof of completion must be turned in to Mrs. Montgomery. Senior requirements must be completed in order to graduate. Students will not receive the GEAR UP scholarship if requirements are not met.



Scholarships are available through a variety of sources. The college you plan to attend will have both merit and department scholarships available. Mrs. Montgomery compiles a list of USA, State and Local scholarships that can be found at the Scholarship List link below. OSAC (Office of Student Access and Completion) offers 450+ scholarships with one application. National search sites such as Fast Web, Scholly and Sally Mae give you the ability to search for thousands of scholarships.

Check out Mrs. Montgomery's Scholarship Wall for more great opportunities.


College & Scholarship Tracker

Download this google doc as a word document or fillable PDF and keep track of all of your College Applications and the Scholarships. This tool can help you stay on track of deadlines and requirements.

College and Scholarship Tracker


Financial Aid


Applying to college and for financial aid and scholarships can feel daunting. We can help.

College Search:




National Tests:

Letters of Recommendation

  • Letters of recommendation from teachers, administrators and counselors must be requested in advance. Click here for the Information Sheet and Resume form to assist in the preparation of your letter.


School to Career

Students can earn credits for participating in these work-based programs. Our school offers several programs including:

  • Cadet Teaching
  • Volunteering - .5 credit - 72 hours
  • Paid Work Credit - .5 credit - 144 hours

For information on this program, please contact Bridgit Montgomery. Her website for LPHS College and Career can be found here.

Job Shadows, Internships, Work Experience

Job Shadow Experiences, Internship Opportunities, Job Search Help, Resume Help, Letters of Introduction, Interviewing Skills and other help for students entering the workforce. If you are interested in learning more about a particular career, we can help you set up a job shadow experience where you can ask questions and learn more.


Foreign Exchange/Gap Year

Students interested in a foreign exchange program during high school have many options to consider. Each year our local Rotary Club sends and hosts high school students in their programs. Applications are available in late September for travel in August of the following school year.

Other programs include:

Those considering a Gap Year between high school and college can look at these resources:


For students wishing to go straight from high school into the military, a call to one of our local recruiters is the best place to start. Meetings can be set up in the recruiting office or in the Future Center.

ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Core)

ROTC is offered at some colleges and is designed as officer training, while students are going to college. Once selected for a ROTC program most likely you will be offered either a full or partial scholarship. The ROTC department at the school you plan to attend will have detailed information about post-college commitments.


The Academies offer students a very prestigious education, one that is filled with rigor and regimentation. To admission process is arduous, but worth it, if this is the route for you.

Aspire Mentor Program

The Aspire Mentor Program is under the umbrella of the Oregon Student Access and Completion office. Volunteer mentors work through the high school College & Career Centers to help students navigate decisions about life after high school. Questions can be directed to Bridgit Montgomery


School to Career Program Manager and Aspire Coordinator:
Bridgit Montgomery


If you have questions about enrollment or graduation, please visit our Counseling page.

Community Volunteers

ASPIRE is a program designed to help all students with their plans after high school, by matching students with trained adult volunteers. Students can receive help developing a plan for their future, filling out college applications, applying for financial aid and assisting with career planning.

Click here to access the Volunteer application and Background Verification Check.