Education: LVHS Prepares Students for Future Success

Education: LVHS Prepares Students for Future Success

The Lake View High School Wildcats are taking major strides in preparation for future success in college and their careers, and scholarships continue to arrive this Spring.

The class of 2019 stepped forward with seven students selected to participate in the prestigious Northwestern Academy Program, a multi-year college preparation and enrichment program.  The goal of Northwestern Academy is to work with students to strengthen leadership skills, self-reliance, critical and creative thinking skills, and self advocacy. 

The Class of 2018 is trailblazing as they continue to work toward success in college and career.  A cohort of sophomores started with Deloitte Academy this year.  Deloitte Academy is a program sponsored by Deloitte Consulting that focuses on goal setting, college readiness, career skills, and presentation skills.  In addition to Deloitte, almost one-third of the class applied to College Possible and OneGoal cohorts. 

The class of 2017 is setting a record pace with 25 juniors selected as Chicago Scholars, including two who were also selected as Cubs Scholars. These students are already preparing for senior year with workshops, including College 101, FAFSA 101, College Selectivity, and Writing Personal Statements. To support our value of college preparation, LVHS formed two new partnerships this year with the organizations OneGoal and College Possible. OneGoal and College Possible both assist with preparing our students for college and beyond through 320 hours of curriculum in a supportive group of college-bound peers.  Included in their work, these organizations coached a cohort of junior students to prepare for the ACT test, which included practicing skills in timeliness and college prep study habits. Three juniors won Alliance Française scholarships this year.  Two students will be exploring Paris this summer, and one student will enjoy a 2-week immersion experience at Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota.

The class of 2016 started the year with the goal of all seniors applying to at least three colleges and 100% of eligible students completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This year, LVHS had a total of 1865 college applications submitted.  Of the 285 seniors in the class of 2016, 97 have received  acceptances at DePaul University, 32 students were accepted to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and 9 have been welcomed to the Illinois Institute of Technology. The graduating class of 2016 has already earned nearly $12.1 million in scholarships, and the acceptances, awards, and celebrations continue.  The tremendous amount of awards includes a Golden Apple Scholar, one full ride to IIT, and one Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship to UIUC.  Lake View is excited to see what else is coming for the Class of 2016.