Guidance Services

  • August

    -New student registration
    -New student orientation (generally the Thursday before the first day of school)

    September

    -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.

    October

    -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

    November

    -Completion of college applications and recommendations
    -Continued discussion with senior plans for future
    -Share information with students about planning tools: FloridaShines.org

    January

    -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

    February 

    -Dual enrollment Santa Fe applications open

    March

    -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

    April

    -Registration/selection of classes for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders for following year
    -Advisement concerning SFC for dual enrollment and other various programs

    May

    -AP Exams
    -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
    -Course advisement
    -Classroom guidance
    -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.

     9th Grade

    -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.

    10th Grade

    -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.

    11th Grade

    -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”

    12th Grade

    -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.