La Pine High School
Ask teachers and counselors early. Give at least 3 weeks notice.
A variety of field trips and tours are coordinated by the College & Career Center. These are advertised on the website, with posters around school and on the large calendar in the School to Careers Center. We have the opportunity to visit many different and diverse places in Oregon, such as the Skills Trade Fair, PANAC College Fair, Midstate Electric Career Day, and more. Classroom speakers are encouraged and promoted in classrooms and are facilitated by the School to Careers Center. Last year Financial Beginnings taught financial literacy classes to our seniors. We have professionals come into speak with our students once a month from many different backgrounds.
The School to Careers Center is here to help you with getting a job!
Trade Schools are a great alternative to traditional 4-year university. Students interested in the trades should check out degree programs offered by all Oregon community colleges and private trade schools. See link below for a list of trade schools in Oregon.
Apprenticeships differ from Internships in that they are usually long-term and you are actually being trained for a permanent position. Most internships have been in the Skilled Trades fields in the past, but we are finding that with the growing need of skilled workers, they are expanding to areas such as Computer Science, Coding, etc. Check out the websites below to learn more or stop by the College & Career Center and we would be happy to visit with you. Please check out the PowerPoint presentation below outlining the value of an Apprentice Program.
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 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.