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Attention Seniors:  Your final transcript will be sent in mid-late June from the Guidance office. 

If you are a Dual Enrollment Student:  You MUST contact LSSC and send your final transcritp since this involves money! 

Counselors summer work days:

Mrs. Nicole Lake: June 9th, June 14th, June 16th, June 20th, June 23rd.  Please email to make an appointment at


*Don't Forget: The FAFSA opens October 1st for the 2017-2018 school year!

Community Service Opportunity: Contact Kalan Taylor (ph: 352-569-6874) for more information: 

Sumter County 4-H would like to extend the opportunity for older youth to earn community service hours this summer. During the summer months 4-H will be offering the following community service opportunities:

  • 4-H Residential Camp – Camp Cherry Lake
    • o   August 1-5
    • Youth usually earn 80-95 hours
    • Application attached (see PDF below)
    • Applicants will need to meet with 4-H agent for an interview and attend both mandatory counselor trainings: June 4th 9-2 and July 16th 9-2
  • Summer Day Camps
    • Youth can earn 28-35 hours
    • No application but will need to meet with 4-H agent for an interview
    • See Flyer below

Upcoming Testing/Activities Dates

Next ACT: June 11th- Not at VHS

Next SAT: June 4th- Not at VHS

Parents of Seniors

If your student wants to attend a 4-year institution right after HS, they should be applying now. Priority deadlines for most of the universities are November 1.  If your student has missed this deadline, please have them talk to their school counselor because various schools accept late applications.  A HS transcript is usually required to fill out the applications and your student can request one from Guidance.

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 as you apply to college.   

All students will be registered on the Florida Student Financial Aid website (Bright Futures) in December when the application opens. 

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.



Current Juniors and Seniors should be taking the SAT and ACT.  Registration is done online at and and more information is available in Guidance. Please see your school counselor if you believe you are eligible for a fee waiver (2 per test). 

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

The NEW SAT 2016: (First administration for the NEW SAT- March 5th 2016)

Are there resources to help me prepare for the redesigned SAT?  The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to offer free test prep services for the SAT.  Please visit this site for free services that will provide personalized practice pathways to help pinpoint areas where you need to improve, full-lenth practice tests, and practice materials that are available to print!

What is different about the NEW SAT? 

  • The redesigned SAT will consist of 2 sections (evidence-based reading & writing as well as math) with an optional essay. 
  • The score scale will range from 400 to 1600 with the essay being scored separately. 
  • The total test time is now 3 hours (+50 minutes with the essay).  There is NO penalty for guessing on the redesigned SAT. 
  • In the redesigned SAT’s Math Test, students are asked to respond to multistep problems that are presented in real-life contexts like those they will encounter in college and in their careers.
  • In the redesigned SAT, students are also being asked to analyze and synthesize both words and numbers and to find inconsistencies in the information they convey.
    • For a more in-depth look at the kinds of questions that will be on the redesigned SAT please visit:
    • Please see PDF file below for the NEW SAT testing specifications

Remember: These scores (ACT/SAT) are needed to be eligible for Bright Futures and for consideration by the Buffalo Scholarship Foundation!

SAT/ACT High School Code/CEEB Code: 101833

SAT Test Center Site Code: 10381

ACT Test Center Site Code: 243870

Test Prep: for the NEW SAT!

Test Prep: - great prep for either SAT or ACT, create an account, complete learning games, etc

Test Prep: and - click on top banner for SAT practice

Test Prep:


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.



State University System of Florida:

College & Career search:

Private Colleges/Universities of Florida:

College Athletics information (Junior year):

Career Planning information including earning power:

College planning tips for Juniors:

College planning tips for Seniors:

College Price Planning tool for Seniors:

College Searching:

United States Department of Labor 'Bureau of Labor Statistics':



If you are in need of tutoring, the guidance office can help set up a student tutor through the National Honor Society. Please contact your counselor for more information.

Homework/test help:

SAT Prep: and

SAT Prep Videos:

Student Tutorials: (student centered resources designed to assist a students)

Varsity Tutors ACT:

Varsity Tutors SAT:


Nicole Lake – last names A-G all grades -

Gerard 'Jerry' Callahan – last names H-O all grades -

Katie Stephenson - last names P-Z all grades -

PDF Files

Camp Cherry Hill Lake Counselor application - Due May 27th
Demonstration of Mastery - Updated 1.6.16
FLVS Registration - How to register for a course
New SAT testing specifications - Information on the NEW SAT-practice test questions
Welcome to FLVS - Mandatory Virtual School Introduction

 August 2014
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