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Welcome!

We are in the last 9 weeks of the school year and we have some important tests and dates to be aware of.  Please make sure your students are getting plenty of rest the night before and are on time to school for testing days.  Please read below and contact Guidance for more information.

Skyward Access is available to parents at this time, please contact Central Office for password resets.

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

If you need a High School transcript to be sent to your college(s) please let us know in a timely manner.  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.   

The 'Senior Parent Night' Info is loaded as a PDF at the bottom of the page, from both the meeting in September and the meeting in January.  Cap and Gown orders can also be done online at www.herfforlando.com  There is plenty of good information to take a look at, please let us know if you have any questions.

All students have been registered on the Florida Student Financial Aid website now (Bright Futures). They have their username and pin number saved. 

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

2015 Freshman Orientation Night -
Demonstration of Mastery - Explanation of Semester Exam Exemption Policy
Financial Aid Flyer -
Financial Aid Overview Seniors 2015 - Presentation from Parent Night Jan 27 2015
FLVS Registration - How to register for a course
Paying for College Webinar Flyer -
Senior Parent Night 2014 - Senior Parent Night Info 2014
Welcome to FLVS - Mandatory FLVS program at VHS


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