College Readiness a Priority at LBHS

Counseling Department Prepares Seniors for Application Process

As the college application process gets underway for Long Beach High School seniors, the counseling department has been busy hosting events and activities to ensure that they are ready, well-educated on options and fully supported.

The annual Grade 12 Student/Parent Night on Sept. 17 drew more than 125 attendees, who learned about the college application journey and steps they should consider. 

Kate Foster Anderson, the Long Island representative for SUNY Geneseo, and Sunil Samuel, Hofstra University’s vice president for undergraduate admissions, served as guest presenters for the evening. Speaking from a college admissions perspective, they advised students on how to present themselves on their applications, in their college essays, for teacher recommendations, and on their resumes and transcripts. Both speakers discussed college/university views on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program as well.

The high school also held a college fair on Sept. 20 that was attended by approximately 50 schools from across the nation. Seniors had the opportunity to visit various booths and explore countless possibilities in the high school’s gymnasium. The college representatives provided information about their programs, admissions requirements, campus life and other details, and answered students’ questions based on their specific interests and preferences.

 Delivering an educational program that supports college and career readiness is one of the district’s major priorities. The counseling department and other members of the high school staff will continue to work closely with seniors and their parents throughout the school year as the students decide on their future endeavors.