Welcome back to school. We are looking forward to a great, successful school year, full of learning and student achievement!
Parents of Seniors
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.
3 Things Your Students Can Do This Summer To Help Prepare For The Future:
1. Get some work experience
Whether they land a paid summer job or choose to volunteer in your community, getting involved in some type of work will help teens build important "soft skills" such as being punctual, serving others and getting along with coworkers and supervisors. Plus, they may discover a new interest or passion to pursue in the future!
2. Visit a few college campuses If your students plan to travel this summer, encourage them to carve out some time to visit some colleges along the way. While they may not get a full sense of campus life like they would during the school year, they will be able to get a general impression, check out the facilities and speak to admissions officials at a more relaxed pace.
3. Prep for Tests We're talking SATs and ACTs. Especially for those who will be a junior or senior in the fall, summer is a good time to make a focused effort to prepare for college entrance exams. The tools available below or they may consider enrolling in a local test prep course.
Current Juniors and Seniors should be taking the SAT and ACT tests. Registration is done online at www.collegeboard.com and www.ACT.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.
SAT/ACT High School Code/CEEB Code: 101833
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 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 Guidance is required)
SAT Prep: http://domesatreview.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 DiMeo (Nicole.DiMeo@tvcs.org)
Grades 9, 10 and 11, last name M-Z & Grade 12, last name K-Z - Katie Stephenson (Katie.Stephenson@tvcs.org)
PDF Files10th Grade FCAT Reading - Letter to all 10th grade parents
9th Grade FCAT Reading - Letter to all 9th grade parents
FCAT Retakes - Letter to select 11th and 12th grade parents
Financial Aid Flyer -
FLVS Registration - How to register for a course
Freshman Orientation Guidance presentation - Incoming 9th graders for the 2014-2015 school year
LSSC DE Orientation Information - Mandatory orientation session for new DE students
Paying for College Webinar Flyer -