We are excited to to start the 2016-2017 school year with you all! Any new student or freshman can attend a special orientation on July 29th starting at 5pm. We encourage you all to attend our regular orientation on August 2nd- we have 2 sessions: 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm
We have 3 counselors here to help this year:
Nicole Lake- Last names A-G (all grades) firstname.lastname@example.org
Merideth Brock- Last names H-O (all grades) email@example.com
Kara Cribley- Last names P-Z (all grades) firstname.lastname@example.org
*Don't Forget: The FAFSA opens October 1st for the 2017-2018 school year!
Upcoming Testing/Activities Dates
SAT/ACT Testing dates for 2016-2017- TBA
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 www.sat.collegeboard.org and www.actstudent.org 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-length practice tests, and practice materials that are available to print! https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
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: collegereadiness.collegeboard.org
- 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: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat- for the NEW SAT!
Test Prep: www.prepfactory.com - great prep for either SAT or ACT, create an account, complete learning games, etc.
Test Prep: http://www.ivybound.net/tests/sat/ and www.khanacademy.org - click on top banner for SAT practice
Test Prep: http://www.ivybound.net/tests/act/
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: http://flbog.org/
College & Career search: www.flvc.org
Private Colleges/Universities of Florida: http://www.pcuf.net/
College Athletics information (Junior year): www.eligibilitycenter.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
College Price Planning tool for Seniors: www.pell.collegeabacus.org
College Searching: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
United States Department of Labor 'Bureau of Labor Statistics': http://www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm
TEST HELP RESOURCES:
Homework/test help: http://brightstorm.com/
SAT Prep Videos: http://www.mometrix.com/academy/sat-test/
Student Tutorials: www.floridastudents.org (student centered resources designed to assist students)
Varsity Tutors ACT: https://www.varsitytutors.com/free-act-resources
Varsity Tutors SAT: https://www.varsitytutors.com/free-sat-resources
PDF FilesDemonstration 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