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Welcome!

Seniors:  We will not be able to send FINAL transcripts to your college/university of choice until the Sumter County School Board releases them to us.  It is unknown when they will be ready however, anticipate having transcripts mailed out by July 1st.  

Mrs. Lake's Summer schedule: June 10th, June 17th, June 24th, July 1st, July 8th, July 14th, July 15th.  

Mrs. Stephenson's Summer schedule: June 18th, June 25th, June 29th, July 9th, July 13th 

Please be sure to email us with questions or to schedule an appointment on one of the days above!  

Remember Freshman Friday is on July 31st and orientation is on August 4th.  

Have a great summer and we are looking forward to the 2015-2016 school year! 

There is a free health careers camp being held at UCF this summer - for more information contact Jennifer at 407-889-2292 ext 102

Parents of Seniors

The student is responsible for sending SAT/ACT scores to the colleges.

*If you are a Dual Enrollment Student: Please make sure you contact Lake Sumter State College for any college transcript that must be sent.   

All students have been registered on the Florida Student Financial Aid website (Bright Futures). They have their username and pin number saved.  The Final Evaluation will be done in July 2015 please visit the website for more information. 

There is a great article on financial aid with more information on a webinar that you can attend. They are attached as PDFs at the bottom of the Guidance page.

Khan Academy: The link below has resources to help students and parents navigate this challenging college process. These resources include video interviews and conversations with successful students from all walks of life and admissions officers and counselors at some of the nation's top schools.

https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=All%20Users&utm_campaign=College%20Admissions%20Announcement&utm_content=Final

  

ACT/SAT

Current Juniors and Seniors should be taking the SAT and ACT.  Registration is done online at www.collegeboard.com and www.actstudent.org and more information is available in Guidance. Please see your school counselor if you get free and reduced lunch for a fee waiver for the tests. 

ACT Basic Info: 

  • Answer EVERY question during the allowed time for that section
  • Your scores on the multiple-choice tests are based on the number of questions you answer correctly -- There is NO penalty for guessing
  • Composite score range from 1 (low) - 36 (high)
  • 4 sections plus optional writing section (if you sign up for it)
  • English, Mathematics, Reading, Science .. then writing optional at the end

 SAT Basic Info: 

  • Correct Answers +1 point
  • Incorrect Answers 
  • -1/4 point for incorrect multiple choice
  • 0 points for incorrect student produced responses written in the math section
  • SAT scores are reported on a sale from 200-800
  • critical reading & mathematics & writing
  • Every SAT contains a 25-minute essay (1st section of the test)

Remember: These scores are needed to be eligible for Bright Futures!

SAT/ACT High School Code/CEEB Code: 101833

SAT Test Center Site Code: 10381

ACT Test Center Site code: 243870

Test Prep: http://www.ivybound.net/tests/sat/

Test Prep: http://www.ivybound.net/tests/act/

PERT

The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) is Florida's customized common placement test. The purpose of the P.E.R.T. is accurate course placement based on the student's skills and abilities. The P.E.R.T. is aligned with the Postsecondary Readiness Competencies identified by Florida faculty as necessary for success in entry-level college credit coursework. The P.E.R.T. assessment system includes Placement and Diagnostic tests in mathematics, reading and writing.

Students who score 106 or better on Reading and 103 or better on Writing portions of the PERT may be eligible for the English dual enrollment classes taught at VHS. Students who have completed Algebra 2, score 123 or better on the Math and a 106 or better on the Reading portion of PERT may be eligible for the math dual enrollment classes taught at VHS.  Students who are eligible for the English dual enrollment classes and Math dual enrollment classes may also be eligible for Science dual enrollment classes.

We will offer a re-take of the PERT exam at the end of the year.  Testing date TBA.


COLLEGE/CAREER RESOURCES:

State University System of Florida: http://flbog.org/

College & Career search: www.flvc.org

Private Colleges/Universities of Florida: http://www.pcuf.net/

College Athletics information (Junior year): www.ncaaeligibilitycenter.org

Career Planning information including earning power: http://beyondeducation.org

College planning tips for Juniors:      http://www.mappingyourfuture.org/collegeprep/juniortips.htm

College planning tips for Seniors: http://www.mappingyourfuture.org/collegeprep/seniorcalendar.htm

 

TEST HELP RESOURCES:

Homework/test help: http://brightstorm.com/

FCAT test prep: www.fcatexplorer.com (log-in from the front office is required)

SAT Prep: http://domesatreview.com and www.ineedapencil.com

SAT Prep Videos: http://www.mometrix.com/academy/sat-test/

Student Tutorials: www.floridastudents.org (student centered resources designed to assist a students)

Contact:

Grades 9, 10 and 11 last name A-L & Grade 12 last name A-J - Nicole Lake (Nicole.Lake@tvcs.org)

Grades 9, 10 and 11 last name M-Z & Grade 12 last name K-Z - Katie Stephenson (Katie.Stephenson@tvcs.org)

PDF Files

Demonstration of Mastery - Explanation of Semester Exam Exemption Policy
Financial Aid Flyer -
FLVS Registration - How to register for a course
Paying for College Webinar Flyer -
Welcome to FLVS - Mandatory FLVS program at VHS


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