College and Career Planning

Please see below for information regarding College and Career Planning at SLHS on this page.

2020-21 SAT Test Dates and Accommodations Information
SAT Test Dates 2020-21

2020-21 ACT Test Dates and Accommodations Information 
ACT Test Dates 2020-21

Check out FairTest for national information on ACT/SAT testing sites. Washington’s 2-/4-year colleges have stated they will use holistic review for Class of 2021 college applications and lack of an ACT/SAT exam score will not be seen as a deficit. This website also includes a sortable list of all the test optional colleges in the country that is updated frequently.

Please use the resources below for current information regarding the college application timeline, testing news, and other helpful information listed by grade. Please check this page frequently for updated newsletters from Mrs. Clark.

If you have questions not addressed in these resources, please contact Miss Vradenburgh or Mrs. Clark 

For an overview of the college planning process:
College Planning Guide

For details about the college application process:
College Night Information Packet- 2020-21

Note to Senior Parents


9th Grade: Focus on achieving good grades and ask for support if needed.  GPA really matters now.  Choose a few extra-curricular activities and do them well.

Parent Newsletter SLHS April 2021- 9
Parent Newsletter SLHS May 2021- 9


10th Grade: Continue to focus on grades and activities.  Seek out leadership positions. Start researching careers and college using Naviance and other online resources. Meet with Mrs. Clark or Miss Vradenburgh to make sure you are on track to meet graduation requirements and college prerequisites.

Parent Newsletter SLHS April 2021 - 10
Parent Newsletter SLHS May 2021 -10


11th Grade: Increased focus on college research:  attend college fairs, utilize Naviance, make college visits, meet with college representatives.  Take the SAT or ACT in the spring.  Keep grades up and take challenging classes.  Check in with Mrs. Clark or Miss Vradenburgh.

Parent Newsletter SLHS April 2021 - 11
Parent Newsletter SLHS May 2021 - 11


12th Grade:  Fall is college application time!  Learn how to use Naviance for transcript and letter of recommendation requests. Apply for Financial Aid (using the FAFSA) starting October 1 and for scholarships.  Meet with Mrs. Clark or Miss Vradenburgh to assist you in this process.

Parent Newsletter SLHS April 2021- 12
Parent Newsletter SLHS May 2021 - 12