Welcome to Post Graduate Planning
Hello and welcome to LVA’s Success Center page. The Success Center is a resource center that can help with finding college information & preparation, college visits, military assistance, scholarship & FAFSA assistance, part-time job referrals, volunteer opportunities, and internships opportunities. Visit the Success Center if you are looking for books on college admission, scholarships, writing the college essay and more – these books are for use in the library. If you are preparing for the SAT or ACT, stop by to ask questions. The Success Center has test preparation books and online resources that you can use to practice the SAT, ACT, or AP exams. Be sure to explore Naviance Family Connection to access information about colleges, scholarships, and career exploration. We welcome all LVA students and parents to take advantage of the services provided in the Success Center and look forward to assisting you on YOUR path to Success!
Hours: 10:00 am - 11:00 am Monday – Friday
Location: Inside the Library
Joel Diamond - College Counselor
Phone #702-799-7800 ext. 4059
Colleges & Universities
Use this link to see a list of the many private and some public colleges that have agreed to accept a standard application form, known as the "Common Application" or "Common App". Over three hundred private and public colleges will accept the Common Application. Be sure to check that you have completed each portion of the application, including possible supplemental questions that specific colleges might require, in addition to the essays.
Scholarships are gifts. They don't need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations. A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education. Scholarships are awarded on various criteria usually reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Please visit with your counselor or stop by the Success Center if you have any questions regarding scholarships. Also, please visit Success Center and view the bulletin boards for available scholarships.
Jobs, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
Are you looking for a part-time job or an internship during the school year or for the summer? The links below can help you with your search. Also, make sure to stop by the Success Center and view the bulletin boards for available part time teen jobs, volunteer and internships opportunities.
Naviance Family Connection
One of your most powerful tools will be Naviance Family Connection. All Students get registered for Naviance Family Connection start of the school year of their freshman year. Make sure to ask you child for his/her username (his/her email address) and password (student ID#) to gain access, as this account is meant to be shared as a family. College-related information and announcements are very often sent via email through Naviance. If you are a parent and would like to receive the same email announcements that students get, you can add yourself as a parent on your student profile page in Naviance
Outside Las Vegas Foundation Summer Opportunity
Outside Las Vegas Foundation is looking for an Educational Guide intern for summer. The minimum age is 16 with parental consent. Applications will be accepted until May 8th, with interviews by the end of that month. The internship will begin the week of June 5th and run through August. Completion of the internship results in a $650 award as well as individualized job shadowing experiences! This would be a great opportunity for a student interested in our local outdoors and educational experience.
Interested in an Educational Guide intern for summer?
Shelly Kopinski Education Program Manager
919 E. Bonneville Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 997-3350 office