-New student registration
-New student orientation (generally the Thursday before the first day of school)
-FSA ELA retakes for junior and seniors-Individual/personal counseling; college advisement
-Advertisement of SFC College Night, SAT/ACTdates, and scholarships
-Visitation in Junior English classes for information regarding graduation requirements and post high school planning
-Announcement of National Merit Semi-Finalists
-PSAT registration for all 10th grade (automatically registered), and PSAT/NMSQT registration for 11th graders interested in seeking a qualifying score for National Merit
-Advertisement of college representatives' visit on campus
-Start with Hello Week- School-wide assembly-suicide and violence prevention
-Preparation of transcripts and recommendation letters for application process
-Bright Futures and graduation requirements explained to 9th graders
-Advertisement of "Senior Parent Night" for parents of seniors regarding college application process.
-Collectively applying for Bright Futures/FASFA with all seniors
-Working with seniors for meeting college deadlines (i.e. UF-Nov. 1)
-Advertisement of SAT/ACT dates
-Explanation of Bright Futures to 10th graders
-Register for and provide ASVAB(Career Services Aptitude Battery test)
-Working with seniors regarding graduation and college requirements
-Administration of PSAT (always during the third week of the month--either Wed/Sat)
-Recruit students for HOPE Squad – suicide prevention club
-Completion of college applications and recommendations
-Continued discussion with senior plans for future
-Share information with students about planning tools: FloridaShines.org
-Send mid-year reports to colleges and universities
Advertisement and assistance with applications for SFC scholarships and SBAC Foundation scholarships
-Distribution of FSA ELA scores to re-takers
-Distribution of PSAT results through English classes
-Dual enrollment Santa Fe applications open
-Begin registration for following year through credit checks given out in English classes
-Conduct financial aid workshop for students and parents to register for FAFSA online
-Counselors visit English classes to register 9th-11th grade
-Counselors visit middle schools to register 8th grade students
-Registration/selection of classes for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders for following year
-Advisement concerning SFC for dual enrollment and other various programs
-Contact students for final transcript requests for seniors
-Determining senior graduation status
-Graduation/practice/presentation of diplomas
Ongoing Throughout the Year
-Coordinate and attend parent/teacher conferences
-Approval of FLVS courses
-Register new students
-504/IEP meeting consultations
-Individual counseling with students
-Individual appointments with parents
-Collaboration/coordination/consultation with teachers, parents and community resources
-Monthly HOPE squad trainings- suicide prevention
OTHER GUIDANCE SERVICES
All Grade Levels
-Individual Career Guidance/Career Development services are available to students and parents by appointment. Contact the Guidance office by calling the school at (352) 955-6702.
-Vocational/technical information and opportunities are advertised on WCAT and in PawPress. Brochures are available for Santa Fe College dual-enrollment, Alachua County Magnet School and Academy Programs, Santa Fe College/University of Florida Tech-Prep options, US Military Service, etc.
-Introduction to education and career planning: Classroom guidance and career orientation modules are implemented in early fall. These activities focus on the role of career planning in high school as well as throughout life transitions.
-College and career classroom presentation that explores the various two and four-year college degrees. It highlights the academic preparation required for various career paths and examines the SAT/ACT preparation and testing processes.
-Administration of the ASVAB. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is an academic and vocational aptitude test which is excellent practice for the SAT/ACT college admissions exams. The test is administered in October, to all those who choose to take it, and scores are interpreted in early November.
-Classroom Guidance lessons on “Road to College and Careers”
-Financial Aid Seminar: This classroom presentation, presented in October, outlines financial aid and scholarship processes. Handouts, website addresses, and resource materials are distributed to all seniors.