Pankow Center Counseling
COLLEGE APPLICATION process
- Common Application - many schools in one stop.
- Or you can apply directly on many schools' websites.
- If you receive free or reduced price lunch, you are eligible for up to 4 application fee waivers. See your counselor for help!
- Request LCN Transcripts
- Request LCHS Transcript
- Note - if you apply on CommonApp only, your counselor will attach your transcript, but it is still a good idea to request using the links above for "self-view" and make sure everything looks the way it should.
Send SAT Scores:
- Your scores appear on your transcript, so in most cases this is an unneeded step.
- If, after receiving your transcript, (about 2 weeks after you send it) your college is still asking for SAT scores, then you will need to send scores directly from your College Board account. There is a small fee for this.
Do your FAFSA:
- Create your FSA ID - this is the ID you will use every year to complete your FAFSA, and to manage your federal student aid, including loans.
- Complete FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is the form you need to be eligible for grants, loans, and most scholarships. Opens each year October 1st (2023 opening will be in December) for the following academic year.
- The State of Michigan now offers the Michigan Achievement Scholarship. It is estimated that 80% of Michigan students will qualify for this sizable award - but you have to do your FAFSA to get it.
improve your test scores
- SAT prep - help on preparation and practice tests.
- Retake SAT - it often helps to do it again. Schools will take your best score.
- Take the ACT - sometimes it helps to try both exams. All colleges accept both.
- If you receive free or reduced price lunch, see your counselor for a fee waiver to retake SAT or take ACT.
Get more info on available options, and how to enlist or apply using these links:
There are far too many to list! Please come see me and we can chat about your goals and how to find a good fit for you.
An apprenticeship is typically a situation where you are in school and on the job concurrently, earning while you are learning. There are many of these available! Below are some links to a couple of the options. Each link has info on many opportunities.
- MUST Construction Careers - Info for Michigan's unionized construction careers apprenticeships.
- US Apprenticeships - all things related to US Dept. of Labor sponsored apprenticeships.
- Also see our Career & College Exploration page for more options!
Pankow Senior Honor Cords
Career and Technical Education (CTE) - Maroon and Silver (Award of Achievement)
Any senior who has completed 3 semesters at the Pankow Center (not necessarily in the same program). Accumulated a GPA of 3.3 or higher (B+ or better) during those 3 semesters of CTE. Currently enrolled in a 4th semester.
Math/Science/Technology (MST) - Maroon and Silver (Award of Achievement)
Any senior who has completed all four years of the MST Program; students that have a B+ or higher will be noted as Completer of the Program “With Honors”.
Mu Alpha Theta - Lavender and Gold (Award of Accomplishment)
MST Mu Alpha Theta seniors receiving an honor cord have met the initial criteria for membership which includes maintaining a 3.0 mathematics GPA. In addition, these students have also adhered to the expectations set by the chapter which includes tutoring, attending all scheduled meetings, participating in Pi Week, and taking part in at least one mathematics competition per year. Honor cord recipients must maintain their membership for a minimum of two years.
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) - Purple and White or Gray
Pankow Leadership Council - Maroon and White (Award of Accomplishment)
Student must be a senior in good standing with student council.
Students must have at least 3 years of service on student council during high school.
Seniors with less than 3 years of service on student council may receive an Honor Cord, if they demonstrated outstanding service.
The Advisors of the Student Council will do an evaluation for the senior with less than
3 years of service.
Performing Arts Acting (PA) - Maroon and Silver (Award of Achievement)
Any senior who has completed 7 semesters and enrolled in 8th in the same program at the Pankow Center. Accumulated a GPA of 3.3 or higher during 7 semesters for Acting.
Performing Arts Dance (PA) - Maroon and Silver (Award of Achievement)
Any senior who has completed 5 semesters and enrolled in 6th in the same program at the Pankow Center. Accumulated a GPA of 3.3 or higher during 3 semesters for Dance.
Science National Honor Society (SNHS) - Purple, Green, and Gold (Award of Accomplishment)
Science National Honor Society seniors receiving an honor cord have met the initial criteria for membership which includes maintaining a 3.6 science GPA. In addition, these students have also adhered to the expectations set by the chapter which includes tutoring, attending all scheduled meetings, participating in events run by SNHS, and participating in Earth Week. Honor cord recipients must maintain their membership for a minimum of two years.
Thespian (Acting) - Gold and White
Thespian Troupe 7494 seniors receiving an honor cord have met the initial criteria for membership by earning points through theatrical endeavors including: acting, sets, crew, and other theatre related activities. Additionally, seniors receiving an honor cord must maintain active status in Troupe 7494 throughout their membership by attending and participating in Troupe meetings, activities, and service projects.
I am available to help with whatever you need! Located at the back of the Pankow office suite, nearest to the student restrooms - drop in to my office, and say "Hi!" If you need to make an appointment, or want to ask a question, here is my contact info:
call: 586-783-6570, x1226
Above and to the right are some helpful links, and info that you may need.
Also, check out my staff page