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College and Career Readiness: SchoolLinks

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are thrilled to introduce Schoolinks, a powerful college and career readiness platform, to Lake Zurich High School. As the Director of College and Career Readiness and Interim Principal of Lake Zurich High School, we are excited about the opportunities this platform will bring to our students and their future success.
Schoolinks provides valuable resources and tools that will benefit our students in their college and career exploration. Here are some key highlights:
  • Comprehensive College and Career Exploration: Schoolinks offers a vast database of colleges and career pathways, helping students make informed decisions about their future.
  • Personalized Academic Planning: Students can create tailored academic plans to align their coursework with their interests, ensuring they stay on track towards their goals.
  • Scholarship and Financial Aid Guidance: Schoolinks provides a comprehensive scholarship database and resources to help students secure funding for their education.
  • Work-Based Learning/Internships: Schoolinks provides opportunities for students to explore work-based learning experiences and internships, connecting them with real-world professionals and industry partners to gain valuable hands-on experience in their desired career fields.
  • Life Planning: Schoolinks supports students in developing essential life skills such as financial literacy, time management, and goal setting, empowering them to make informed decisions and plan for a successful future beyond college.
  • College Applications: Schoolinks streamlines the college application process by providing resources, tools, and guidance to help students create compelling applications that highlight their strengths, achievements, and unique qualities.
  • Alumni Connection: Schoolinks facilitates connections between current students and alumni, providing a network of support and mentorship. Students can learn from the experiences of successful alumni and gain valuable insights into different career paths.
  • Enhanced College and Career Readiness: Schoolinks helps to equip students with the necessary tools and information to navigate their post-secondary options effectively.
We want to assure you that Schoolinks adheres to Illinois state data collection requirements, prioritizing the privacy and security of student information. Most of the data we are collecting is already in our database. We will need students to submit work experience and volunteerism as we have in past years. 
At Lake Zurich High School, our dedicated team of counselors, teachers, and Schoolinks Student Ambassadors will be available to provide guidance and support to students as they navigate the platform.
We invite you to explore Schoolinks alongside your child and take advantage of the valuable resources it offers. As a guardian in the district, you will be able to learn and work alongside your student(s) as they navigate this robust new tool. We encourage you to work with your student to explore all of the ways that Schoolinks will support your student’s journey!  Should you have any questions or require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Finn at
Together, we can empower our students to thrive in their post-secondary journey and achieve their aspirations. We appreciate your continued support in preparing our students for a successful future.
Thank you.
Ali Finn
Director of College and Career Readiness
Dr. John Walsh
Interim Principal, Lake Zurich High School