High School

Unique Learner Experiences at Exploration

Unique Learner Experiences

Hear from a panel of our very own high schoolers who use their high school experience at iLEAD Exploration to follow their own creative paths.

College Information: Finding Your Best Fit

College your best fit

Our college advisory team will share college options available for our learners. There is a college fit for everyone!

High School Spotlight: Heather and Hope Hemsley

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We are the Hemsley twins. Not only are we sisters, but we are also best friends. We share so many interests: musical theatre (acting, singing, and dancing), piano, volleyball, traveling, and serving others (through our church, camps, food distributions, etc.). We are very similar and sometimes our identity is linked to one another being twins, but we assure you we are two distinct people! Our differences confirm our uniqueness and point us toward our own future dreams.

I, Heather, am a writer. I find fulfillment in expressing myself through the written word, and this results in short stories, novellas, and drafts of books and TV scripts. I am passionate about writing content for future generations that is inspiring, encouraging, and challenges them to discover who they are and establish their beliefs. I have won a Sweepstakes Ribbon for my creative short story at the L.A. County Fair, have edited and published a children’s book, and have written and published two historical fiction novellas. Editing and composition are also passions of mine, which I practice while creating newsletters. In addition, I enjoy helping others with their struggles. In the future, I hope to become a motivational speaker and/or a mentor.

I, Hope, am an artist. My two biggest passions in life are helping others and expressing myself through artwork, both of which I hope to do in my future as an art therapist. I love art of any kind and have worked with almost every medium, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, charcoal, etc. One of my new favorite mediums, however, is digital media, in which I use a drawing tablet to paint on my computer. I draw inspiration from the world around me, whether it is nature, music, or movies, using it to paint scenery and characters. Like my sister, I have entered some of my drawings into the L.A. County Fair, and have received multiple 1st place awards and sweepstakes. I continue to sharpen my gifts by practicing new styles and entering into art challenges, as well as creating character concept art for an L.A. director (who happens to be my cousin!). I hope to not only spread light and joy through my art in my future career but in my everyday life.

We continue to develop our gifts and passions through the flexibility of being learners through iLEAD Exploration. Our schedule allows us hours of time for rehearsals, shows, recitals, tournaments, writing, and art. We are excited about our futures and hope to make a difference in our world through our gifts. We understand that getting the most out of life isn’t about how much we keep for ourselves, but how much we pour into others.

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Thank you, Heather and Hope, for sharing your stories with us! We are so proud of you and grateful to have you as part of our iLEAD family!


High School Overview for New Families and Incoming 9th graders

9th Grade Overview

Ready for the big leap to high school? We are here to partner with you during this exciting season in your child’s life. Come learn more about iLEAD Exploration’s High School Team so that you can head into 2021 with confidence!

High School Ratatouille Watch Party

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On December 11, iLEAD’s Associated Student Body (ASB) hosted a movie watch party event for the high school student body. Learners were able to watch the Disney movie Ratatouille through Disney + Watch Party! Interested participants joined through Zoom and were separated into breakout rooms where they could watch the movie and talk to each other in the chat in smaller groups! My group had a lot of fun laughing at various quirks of the movie, and another group had a discussion afterwards about how differently they remembered the movie from when they were younger. All in all, the event went well and everyone who joined had a lot of fun connecting over this amusing movie! Our high school ASB will be hosting more fun events similar to this in the future. We hope to see you there!
-Julianna Longhenry, iLEAD ASB Regional President

Dual Enrollment Overview

Dual Enrollment iLEAD Exploration

The High School Team will share an overview of dual enrollment and present the advantages of taking community college courses while in high school.

College Application Q & A

College Application

During this webinar, our College Advisor and Academic Counselors will answer your questions about the college application process.

Virtual Meet & Greet with iLEAD Exploration’s High School Team (2nd meeting)

Virtual Meet and Greet iLEAD Exploration

Meet Exploration’s high school team and get your questions answered. We hope to see you there!

Virtual Meet & Greet with iLEAD Exploration’s High School Team

Virtual Meet and Greet iLEAD Exploration

Meet Exploration’s high school team and get your questions answered. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming High School Events

Virtual High School Meet and Greet

We hope you are all settling into the new school year. If you have a high school learner, please take a look at the exciting opportunities below, as deadlines are quickly approaching.

NHS
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS serves to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. iLEAD Exploration is excited to invite all iLEAD Exploration learners who are currently in 10th-12th grade and who have been enrolled with iLEAD a minimum of one full semester and have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to apply. The application period is open from now until September 30 at midnight. If you have a learner who applied last fall and received an acceptance letter, they do not need to apply again. Meetings will begin in October. Please share with your 10th, 11th, and 12th grade learners who qualify. Please click HERE to apply.

ASB
ASB (Associated Student Body) is a leadership team comprised of learners who will represent the entire student body of high schoolers. The main objective of ASB is to help learners feel more connected to school and each other through involvement in ASB-organized activities. This year, we plan to launch virtual clubs as well as several fun virtual events! Click HERE to apply!

Webinar: Parent Roundtable

Parent Roundtable

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Webinar: Exploring Naviance

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NACAC College Fairs

The National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) sponsors college fairs all over the country and in Canada. These can be slightly overwhelming, but they are definitely worth it. Your freshman year in high school is a great time to attend these.

What to expect at a college fair:
Around 300 colleges from around the world
Informational sessions in more than one language
Advice on paying for college
How to apply
Essay writing tips
Student athlete information
Counseling services
Scholarship sponsors
GI Bill information for veterans

Upcoming Fairs:
April 22, 2018 – Orange County National College Fair; Anaheim
April 24, 2018 – Inland Empire National College Fair; Ontario
April 26, 2018 – Los Angeles National College Fair; Pasadena

Please visit the NACAC website for more details.

Be a Coca-Cola Scholar

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Attention High School Seniors!

Now is the time to apply to be a Coca-Cola Scholar. You could win $20,000 to help pay for college. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31, and we don’t want you to miss your chance.

You cannot win if you don’t apply! Please visit the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for more details.

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