Finding Your Career Path
Lakeside Middle School has partnered with UNT's High School Career Connect to help students establish a path to postsecondary education and a successful career.
This site is designed to keep students informed of HSCC's work at Lakeside Middle School.
The University of North Texas and the Greater Texas Foundation established High School Career Connect to provide career advice, postsecondary planning, and workforce trends to help prepare students for life beyond high school.
Primarily through one‑on‑one peer mentors, HSCC maps the primary high school‑to‑career paths: jobs, certificates, and college degrees. HSCC then helps formulate career strategies based on a student’s skills and interests.
As a result, students possess individualized career paths for postsecondary education, helping them graduate with enhanced skillsets and increased employment potential.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, High School Career Connect is not performing in-person presentations or in-person mentoring until further notice. However, we are still here to support your campus and students in their college and career research and planning, and we are developing remote techniques to allow access to our program content and career mentorship. If you are interested in working with us to continue providing your students and parents with career and college resources, please contact us at 940-369-5243 or email us at HScareerconnect@unt.edu.
Here are the High School Career Connect mentors working with Lakeside Middle School in 2019‑20:
Need to contact the HSCC mentors? Email HSCC here: HScareerconnect@unt.edu
Endorsements consist of courses related by a student's interest or skill set. They provide students with in‑depth knowledge of a subject area to prepare for postsecondary education and a career. Lakeside Middle School offers the following endorsements:
To see examples of careers associated with each endorsement, visit High School Career Connect's Endorsements and Majors page.
Lakeside Middle School Contacts
Kara StandridgeCareer Investigations Teacher
For 2020 Seniors
The coronavirus pandemic and resulting facility closures have created obstacles to students pursuing postgraduate education. The University of North Texas is offering:
- The Texas Success Initiative Assessment, better known as the TSI test, in virtual formats. Testing is not just for incoming UNT students, but is available for any students through UNT's Testing Center.
- Alternatives to students who plan to attend UNT in the fall but were unable to take the SAT or ACT entrance exams.
- Transfer and freshman orientations this summer in a virtual format.
More About HSCC
For more information on HSCC's mission, assessing skills and interests, endorsements, majors, postsecondary options, and career resources, please visit HSCC's website.