College & career readiness

GISD Ready


The GISD Ready program is designed to assist students to take that next step after high school.


Planning for life after high school

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Dallas County Promise

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Dallas County Promise!

The Promise is a partnership of school districts, colleges, and nonprofits coming together to make college completion possible for more Dallas County students. Seniors from the thirty-one participating high schools (yes, LCHS is one!) can get started by completing their Promise Pledge at

Thanks to an unprecedented financial commitment from the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Foundation, all seniors – regardless of GPA or family income – at thirty-one Promise high schools will have the opportunity to earn a full-tuition scholarship, a Success Coach mentor, and access to additional transfer scholarships to attend partner four-year universities, including SMU and UNT-Dallas.

To receive the Dallas County Promise, seniors must meet three key deadlines:

  1. Complete the Dallas County Promise Pledge
  2. Complete the DCCCD admissions application and submit FAFSA/TASFA with a DCCCD college listed
  3. Complete DCCCD registration for the fall semester

Promise Scholars who meet financial requirements and have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher will be automatically awarded the DCCCD Rising Star Scholarship which covers the additional cost of textbooks and provides an in-person Rising Star advisor. Please note - seniors in a Promise high school must complete the Promise Pledge to be eligible for both Promise and Rising Star.


Dallas County Parent Promise

Lakeview Centennial is proud to be joining the Dallas County Promise PARENT Promise. Now, not only are our students promised the gift of a free college education - but now many of our parents are promised this gift as well. 

Parent Promise is a scholarship program which provides a pathway for parents to earn a certificate or associate degree in order to pursue a career in an in-demand field of study at no cost to you. Parent Promise will cover any gap between state and federal financial aid at Dallas​ College to make sure tuition is covered.​

For more information go to the DCC site at for more information.

College readiness events

FAFSA Fun Nights

October 15, 2020
October 27, 2020 -
Use the FAFSA Night Sign Up to attend
November 17, 2020
January 13, 2021
February 15, 2021

In order to attend, you must sign up and wear a mask. Only one parent may accompany one student. Please look for a sign up link that will be sent via email.  

First page of the PDF file: FAFSAOCt27

College Week 2020

September 14th
My Options Monday: Finding your best fit college and college research day
September 15th
Tour Tuesday: Virtual tours, college representative visits, and GISD Virtual College Night 6pm-8pm
September 16th
Wear Ya Going? Wednesday: Connecting college to career, and career dress up day
September 17th
Thrifty Thursday: How to pay for college and financial aid awareness day
September 18th
Reflection Friday: Essay writing and ACT social media campaign #WhyApplyDay

College Night 2020

College Night is will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 15th from 6pm-8pm. 
Register at to attend. 

Sophomore, junior and senior parent meetings

To stay up to date, please download the meeting details below.