Focus On Your Future

While choosing a high school, do you wonder…
  • How will I focus my academic and extra-curricular time on something real, like a college major or career?
  • How will Louisville challenge me so that my transcript and interviews will stand out among millions of college applicants?
  • What experiences will I have that will help me decide WHERE to go to college?
Louisville has developed five unique Focus Program cohorts for our juniors and seniors to do exactly that: FOCUS valuable time and energy on real-world experiences that influence future decisions. 

Program Opportunities
  • Learn professional skills at a career readiness seminar
  • Shadow a professional to gain work experience and make industry contacts
  • Attend career-oriented field trips
  • Conduct informational interviews and network with alumnae
  • Engage with professional guest speakers
  • Sharpen personal finance skills before college
  • Select elective courses related to your chosen field
  • Make a significant contribution to extra-curricular activities on the school campus

Focus Program Cohorts

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  • Business and Communications

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  • Journalism and Media

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  • Law and Social Justice

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  • Medicine and Health Sciences

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  • STEM

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  • Guest Speakers and Panelists

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List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Benefits of the Focus Program

    If you want a solid academic foundation and the chance to explore a potential career field, then this program is for you! As a Focus Program scholar, you will highly distinguish yourself when applying to college.

    The Focus Program is an opportunity to go beyond the regular school curriculum and independently study and experience a particular field you are interested in. The experience itself, along with the opportunity for personal growth and the satisfaction of completing the Focus Program, should be a major reason for participating.
  • Q. Official Recognition

    After your first year in the Focus Program, you will receive a lapel pin for your school blazer. When you complete the two-year program you will get transcript credit and a certificate that identifies your commitment to your chosen field.
  • Q. Career Readiness Seminar

    An all-day workshop for juniors kicks off their Focus Program experience. The day is professionally run and provides introductions to networking, resume writing, LinkedIn, job shadowing expectations, and informational interviews. A panel of alumnae shares advice on mentoring, college majors, and finding the right fit.
  • Q. Financial Readiness Workshops

    These workshops give Focus Program seniors the opportunity to learn about online/mobile banking and sending money; budgeting and saving for college; borrowing, credit, and paying for college; securing and monitoring financial information.
  • Q. Connection with Alumnae

    Focus Program students are supported by alumnae and Louisville parents who provide informational interviews and job shadowing. These connections have a big influence on students career choices and open their eyes to other possibilities.
"It was wonderful meeting the students as a guest speaker. I was so impressed by their questions and their level of interest in this career path. You are cultivating some future leaders. I wish we had this when I was in school!"
-Gina Di Domenico Espinoza '03, LA Supervising Deputy City Attorney
"When I started my job shadowing I was extremely shy. This experience helped me feel confident asking for other internships and job opportunities by not being afraid to be confident in my abilities. Without this experience, I would not be the person I am today."
Lauren McMahon '18

Focus Program Field Trips

Louisville High School

22300 Mulholland Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Phone: (818) 346-8812
Fax: (818) 346-9483
Louisville High School is a private, Catholic, college-preparatory school for girls in grades 9 through 12, located in Woodland Hills, CA. Louisville educates young women in a vibrant, supportive learning community guided by the mission of the Sisters of St. Louis to “work toward a world healed, unified, and transformed.” Challenging academics and caring faculty empower each student to develop her confidence, integrity, and faith to meet the needs of an ever-changing world.