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College & Career Center

Career Guidance

The counselors recognize the importance of supporting student development of a positive attitude toward work and the necessary skills to to make a successful transition from school to the world of work. We aim to provide opportunities for students to increase their career awareness. Classroom guidance lessons include completing interest inventories, researching various career clusters, developing a realistic budget based on income, connecting the relationship between education and earning potential and selecting high schools based on strengths and interests. The counseling department also facilitates the annual Career Day at ROGERS. Career Day includes guest speakers from a variety of work fields inspiring our students with their stories of educational and work achievement. Speakers represented numerous fields including engineering, news broadcasting, acting, law enforcement, game design and medicine.

Career Day 

Students will have the opportunity to learn about three different occupations and how school relates to the world of work. We appreciate our partnerships with our speakers who take time out of their work day to inspire our young people in Lawndale!

For speaker volunteer opportunities, please contact the counselors at Will Rogers.

College & Career Club

The 7th grade and 8th grade College Prep Academy classes participate in the College & Career Club. This club provides students with the knowledge, tools, and support, and confidence they need to plan for their future. The curriculum is designed for students to self-direct their own learning, with an eye toward college, and to give them important information and resources they can use to encourage a college-success culture among their peers and their community. As part of the program, students have the opportunity to tour various academic programs to learn about opportunities. Some of the tours have included:

  • Fashion Institute Of Design And Merchandising And The Grammy Museum
  • UC Riverside Visit
  • El Camino College Visit
  • Chef Tech Academy Visit
  • Chef Tech Academy Visit
  • Los Angeles Center Of Photography 
  • Cal State Fullerton Tour
  • NY Film Academy Tour
  • UC Irvine Tour
  • LA Galaxy Tour
  • College Prep Academy
  • Field Trip To Ucla
  • USC College Tour And Women's Water Polo Game
  • Pepperdine University Tour
  • Career Field Trip To Beach Cities Cat Clinic
  • Career Exploration At Petco




Thank You to Our Sponsor!

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The Lawndale Elementary School District Education Foundation provides opportunities for the children of the Lawndale Elementary School District to achieve their potential by supporting programs and additional resources that engage students and enhance standard curriculum in extraordinary ways.