SUCCESS Not Just Access

Readiness matters. At LEAD, we prepare students for what happens beyond graduation, so they can pursue their goals and thrive.

Our College Counseling department makes Ready for College.  Ready for Life. a reality.  Students should have a variety of options to choose from— college and career— in order to make a post-graduate decision that is best for them and sets them up for success.

Our students tell the story better than anyone else.

The LEAD Model

Our department proudly tailors our work to each student while remaining focused on preparing our students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and life.

Through the LEAD model, each student participates in a comprehensive “Best-Fit” process of preparing for life after high school, including:

  • College visits, yearly for high school students
  • College Seminar, a dedicated time in the school day for 9th-12th graders to focus on college and life preparation
  • Student evaluations and research on college and career options
  • Full-time college counselor for every senior
  • Financial aid and scholarship application information and assistance

Students develop a college and career list based on their individual needs and work with seminar teachers and college counselors to evaluate the various pathways to accomplish post-graduate goals.

We celebrate students decisions at Senior Signing Day where students announce their decision, whether it be career, military, technical training or two-year and four-year education.


Profile Sheet

Download our high schools individual profile sheets to learn more about how we help our students be READY FOR COLLEGE. READY FOR LIFE.

Schedule a Visit

We are now using Scoir to schedule rep visits. This service is free to colleges, and it allows reps to plan trips in a map view, see availability of multiple high schools at a time, create virtual visits, and sync with your personal calendars. Please create an account, and schedule a time to meet with our students in the fall.

If you can’t find a time that is convenient, then you can request a visit in Scoir. In Scoir, you can sign up for an in-person visit or a remote visit based on the preference of your university.


Alumni are encouraged to contact the following people with updates and questions.

LEAD Public Schools
Courtney McEwen: Director, College & Career


LEAD Academy
Jason Harrison: LAHS College Counselor
DeAndra Lockett: President/Class of 2015
Instagram:  lahsalumni

LEAD Southeast
Ariana Nieves: LSEHS College Counselor
Marisol Garcia-De Jesu: President/Class of 2021
Instagram:  lead_southeast_alumni

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