602 F Street
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-3102 Fax: 219-324-2142

Principal: Mr. Ben Tonagel
Associate Principal: Mr.Scott Upp

Guidance Office News & Updates

LPHS Counseling Calendar
(Updated 10/26/2016)

Summer 2018 Job Opportunity
(Updated 3/20/2018)

Please see the attachment below for an exciting summer job opportunity!

Please note that applications are due by April 27, 2018.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Application

2018-2019 Scheduling Information
(Updated 2/13/2018)

Information regarding scheduling for the 2018-2019 school year may be found by clicking on the link below.

2018-2019 Scheduling Information

ACT Testing 2/10/18
(Updated 2/9/2018)

Due to inclement weather, ACT testing scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 10, at LaPorte High School has been cancelled. ACT will contact testers regarding a new test administration date.

ACT Rescheduled Testing Sites

Happy School Counselor Week
(Updated 2/6/2018)

The best part of being a school counselor is the students! Thank you, LPHS Show Choir, for the awesome performance! 

Show Choir

Senior Scholarships
(Updated 2/1/2018)

Seniors! Local scholarship packets are now available for pick up in the Counseling Office. Be sure to read and follow directions carefully. Applications should be neat and written in pen. Due date is February 23 at 3:30, no exceptions!!!!

Available scholarship descriptions are below. Pick up a packet in the Counseling Office!

Scholarship Descriptions

Freshman Parent Night Presentation
(Updated 2/1/2018)

Freshmen Parent Night Presentation

Class of 2022 Scheduling Information
(Updated 1/29/2018)


BMS Important Scheduling Dates

KMS Important Scheduling Date

January 31 in class

Scheduling Video & Information

February 1 in class

Scheduling Video & Information

January 31 (6-7p)

Parent Information Night

February 1 (6-7p)

Parent Information Night

February 8

(7-9a) & (3-5p)

Parent Appointments

February 6

(7-9a) & (3-5p)

Parent Appointments

February 23 in class

Online Course Requests

February 23 in class

Online Course Requests

April 27

Last day to request course change

April 27

Last day to request course change


LaPorte High School Freshman Courses 2018-2019

Program of Studies-Freshman Edition

Unity Foundation of LaPorte County Scholarship App
(Updated 1/11/2018)

The Unity Foundation of La Porte County Community Scholarship application is now available online!

Unity Foundation Common Application (Application Deadline: March 31, 2018)

The common application was designed to allow students to apply for several different scholarships through one application. The common application evaluates the responses provided and matches applicants with the scholarships for which they may be eligible. The common application saves students time by requiring only one application to be completed for most Unity Foundation scholarships. When the student goes through the initial questions on the website and is then matched to various scholarships, they should choose to complete the Common Application first as it will auto-fill into the other applications. To start the process, they should use the GREEN Begin Search button on the page that this links to: Additional scholarships administered by Unity Foundation of La Porte County:Robert J Hiler Memorial Scholarship (Opening mid-January – Deadline March 31, 2018)Scholarships for natural or legally adopted children of a Hiler Industries employee. Employee must have worked for Hiler Industries for at least one (1) year. Applicants must be in good academic standing and be pursuing an undergraduate bachelor degree from an accredited, tax-exempt college or university. Recipients must enroll as full-time students.

Kabelin Family Scholarship Application (Application Deadline: March 31, 2018)

Current graduating high school seniors who have a blood- or marriage-related parent or grandparent employed at Kabelin Ace Hardware for a minimum of two years OR have themselves worked at Kabelin Ace Hardware for a minimum of one year. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited, tax-exempt college or university. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate achievement based on academics, extra-curricular activities, community involvement, and employment history.

Diane K. Bamberth Memorial Award Nomination Form (Nomination Deadline: March 31, 2018)

Current graduating high school seniors of La Porte High School pursuing an undergraduate bachelor degree from an accredited, tax-exempt college or university. Applicants will demonstrate the courage and character of Diane Kay Bamberth through community service, leadership, humility, courage, tenacity, and has exhibited strength through diversity, and a strong moral fiber. Recipients must enroll as full-time students. Nominators may be: Colleague, Clergy, Community Member, Family Member, Professor/Teacher, Other.

Jan Nona Environmental Stewardship Award Nomination Form (Nomination Deadline: March 31, 2018)

Residents of La Porte or Porter County having demonstrated success in moving beyond ordinary citizenship to activist in the area of environmental protection. This is not for studetns only; it is also for adults. Students may even wish to nominate a teacher. The award is made to a non-profit in honor of the recipient. Nominators may be: Community Member, Family Member, Professor/Teacher, Self, Other.

Additional printable scholarship application forms available on Unity Foundation’s website:

New Day Foundation’s Connie Yagelski-Marhanka Music Scholarship Application (Postmark Deadline: April 6, 2018)

These scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors of La Porte County who are including music in their studies towards a degree or career. Applicants must download the scholarship application and mail printed application, essay, and transcript to: New Day Foundation, Scholarship Committee, 8101 W Country Lane, Michigan City, IN 46360.

Susan Hay Hemminger Scholarship Foundation Application (Postmark Deadline: April 15, 2018)

There are four award criteria: financial need, academic achievement, community service / leadership, and ability & commitment. Applicants must be legal residents of La Porte County, Indiana, graduates of a high school district the includes La Porte County in its boundaries, and accepted/enrolled in a two- or four-year undergraduate program at an accredited institution. Applications must be downloaded and mailed to: Susan Hay Hemminger Scholarship PO Box 9242 Michigan City, IN 46361.

The Michigan City Chapter of the Drifters Scholarship Application (Postmark Deadline: April 15, 2018)

The Greater Michigan City Chapter of the Drifters, Inc. is offering this scholarship to local area students in effort to financially assist a distinguished African-American and/or other minority undergraduate student of Michigan City High School pursuing higher education. This application must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2018.

Scholarship Application

Ironworkers Local 395 Application
(Updated 12/1/2017)

Attention Class of 2017....

The Ironworkers Local 395 is currently accepting applications. Students who are interested should look at the attachment listed below for information on how to apply.

Ironworkers Local 395 Application

Financial Aid Planning Powerpoint
(Updated 9/28/2017)

Please see the attached powerpoint from the Financial Aid Meeting given on September 27.

Financial Aid Planning Powerpoint

Follow us on Twitter for important updates!
(Updated 9/7/2017)

Wells Scholar Information
(Updated 9/7/2017)

Seniors interested in applying to be a Wells Scholar at IU Bloomington for the 18-19 school year need to pick up information in the Counseling Office by next Thursday, September the 14th.
Interested students should have
  • Shown exceptional qualities of character and leadership
  • Been significantly involved in extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrated a concern for their community
  • Excelled in terms of class rank, grade point average, and performance on standardized tests

In the past, successful Wells nominees have typically:

  • Ranked in the top 5 percent of their class
  • Compiled a GPA of 3.9 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Scored 1400 or higher on the combined SAT Critical Reading and Mathematics tests, or 32 (composite) or higher on the ACT
  • Shown a pattern of serious commitment to one or more activities outside of class

2017-18 Counselor Structure
(Updated 8/31/2017)

Please find the attached division of counselors for students. 

LPHS Counselors

2017-2018 Junior Checklist
(Updated 8/30/2017)

2017-2018 Junior Checklist

2017-2018 Senior Checklist
(Updated 8/30/2017)

2017-2018 Senior Checklist

2017-2018 Dual Credit & AP Offerings at LPHS
(Updated 8/30/2017)

2017-2018 Dual Credit & AP Courses

PE Proficiency
(Updated 8/30/2017)

Please find 2017-2018 PE Proficiency paperwork.


Skyward Login & Instructions
(Updated 8/29/2017)

Please click on the link below to login to Skyward. If you are unsure how to login, please follow the instructions listed in the attached word document. 

Skyward Link

Skyward Login Instructions

Slicer Support Services
(Updated 9/7/2016)

Slicer Support Services

NCAA Eligibility Center
(Updated 7/16/2015)

Students interested in playing sports in college should visit the NCAA Eligibility Center at  http://eligibilitycenter.org. For information on eligibility rules, also see attachment. 

Eligibility Rules

(Updated 5/17/2007)

Have you ever thought about how to help your son or daughter in planning for their post-high school life? Do you wonder what you could be doing to assist your child as he/she makes decisions regarding college? If so, help isn't too far away.

Parents and students can now access a very helpful site that provides a step by step guide through the college planning process AT EVERY AGE.

For more information and for interacting with the web site, Trip To College, visit http://www.triptocollege.org

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