12th Grade Information
Welcome Class of 2014
Guidance is here to make sure you have a smooth and stress-free senior year. Have you taken or signed up to take a college entrance test? Check out the links below to help you sign up for the SAT or ACT, which is required by all 4 year colleges and universities. When you register for the ACT or SAT, include the NAIA Eligibility Center (9876) on the list of places test scores should be sent. If you are planning to attend a community college in Florida, you can take the SAT or ACT but a third alternative test is also available-the PERT. The PERT is a computer generated test and can be taken at the community college. Contact the College of Central Florida at 854-2322 to set up a time to take the PERT. You can also sign up to take the PERT with Mr. Costner in the College and Career Lab (03-109) during the school day.
College Entrance Tests
If you are a JUNIOR or SENIOR student who currently receives free or reduced school lunch, you are eligible for two (2)ACT and (2)SAT fee waivers during your high school career (not each school year). See Mrs. Brazell-Smith in Guidance to get a fee waiver.
Are You on the Right Track to College?
Too many students who aspire to go to college have a hard time picturing themselves making it there. Thy have real obstacles like cost, grades, feeling overwhelmed by all the steps and responsibilities at home. There is a new web resource, You Can Go, that can help you navigate through all the steps. Check out the videos interviewing real kids, just like you, who wondered if they would ever make it to college and DID!
Finding the right college is not an easy proccess. How do you find a college that offers the major you are interested in? How much will it cost? What is the educational quality of the school you are interested in? Find out how to research colleges through the Consumer Reports for College website.
Click here for information about the different types of financial aid: http://www.aie.org/paying-for-college/financial-aid/
Click here to view the official FAFSA (Federal Student Aid for College) powerpoint, which has important information, websites, and contact numbers to assist students and their parents with applying for student aid.
Click here to go directly to the FAFSA online application http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Do you or your parents need help filling out the FAFSA form? College Goal Sunday is February 22, 2014. Click here for more information and locations where you can get the help you need. http://www.fasfaa.org/cgs
Click here for financial aid info if you have ever been in Foster Care or are a Homeless Student http://www.casey.org/Resources/Publications/pdf/ProvidingEffectiveFinancialAid.pdf
Click here for access to the Bright Futures Scholarship Site. http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/
Click here for access to the Bright Futures Applications https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/ua/sawstua_uaform.asp
Click here to fill out the application for the College of Central Florida http://www.cfcc.cc.fl.us/
Senior News You Can Use
Email your counselor, Mrs. Brazell-Smith, if you have a question!
Email, Mrs. Driggers is you need to have your transcript sent to a college.