Our full-time college and career counselors work with students and parents throughout their four years at LVHS to help navigate every aspect of the college preparation and application process – from course selection to SAT/ACT preparation to applications and essays.

Most colleges and universities have a set of basic curriculum requirements for applicants. At Lake View High School, our course offerings are designed as “College Preparatory” courses, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education.

College Resources: 

College & Career Coach 
José Valencia 
jjvalencia3@cps.edu

For Parents College Admissions Scholarships/Student Aid    

LVHS Parent presentation

BigFuture: College Search Step-by-Step Guide

Federal Student Aid

   

Naviance parent registration

Peterson’s: Finding the Perfect College

BrokeScholar

   
  Writing the College Application Essay

Cappex

   
Employment College Application FAQs

College Greenlight

   

One Summer Chicago

College Selection FAQs

Fastweb

   

Illinois WorkNet Youth Employment Guide

Letters of Recommendation

CPS Academic Works

   

 

 

CPS Live Scholarship Workbook

   
Other College Resources  

City Colleges of Chicago STAR Scholarship

   

College Athletics Eligibility

 

One Million Degrees

   

LGBTQ Student support

       

Undocumented Students

       

College alternatives