Midterm exams start this week! Study hard and do your best!
Skyward Access is available to parents at this time, a letter was mailed home with login and access information.
Parents of Seniors
Please be aware of college application deadlines- they are approaching quickly! The first week of November is the priority deadline for most colleges! 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. Cap and Gown orders can also be done online at www.herfforlando.com There is a financial aid night scheduled for January 27, 2015. It will be held in the HS cafeteria from 6pm to 7:30pm. Parents will be given 1.5 PI Informational Hours for attending.
All students will be registered for the Bright Futures scholarship on the state website in classes during the month of January. Contact guidance with any questions.
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.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
o 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)
o English, Mathematics, Reading, Science .. then writing optional at the end
SAT Basic Info:
· Correct Answers +1 point
· Incorrect Answers
o -1/4 point for incorrect multiple choice
o 0 points for incorrect student produced responses written in the math section
· SAT scores are reported on a sale from 200-800
o 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
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 score 123 or better on the Math portion 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.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/
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)
**Mr. Gerard Callahan in for Mrs. Stephenson (Gerard.Callahan@tvcs.org)
PDF FilesDemonstration of Mastery - Explanation of Semester Exam Exemption Policy
Financial Aid Flyer -
FLVS Registration - How to register for a course
Paying for College Webinar Flyer -
Semester 1 Exam Schedule - Letter to Parents
Senior Parent Night 2014 - Senior Parent Night Info 2014