Athletics/Eligibility: Coach Gwynes
Bus Information: Mr. Chaplinski
Car Registration: Ms. Eibach
Illness: Administration
Locker Assignments/Problems: Coach Gwynes
Lost and Found: Main Office
One Day Parking Permit: Ms. Eibach
Parking Decals: Ms. Eibach
Pay for Lost Books: Ms. Eibach
Permit to Leave School: Administration
School Activities: Coach Gwynes
School Withdrawal: Guidance (Ms. Menter)
Student Insurance: Guidance
Transcripts: Brenda Griffin
Grade Portal Passwords: secretaries
Theft: Officer Keen, our SRO (School Resource Officer)

Where can I read about Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship?

Where do I get information about the PSAT?
PSAT: http://www.collegeboard.com/

How do I register for the SAT or ACT?
SAT; http://www.collegeboard.com/
ACT: http://www.act.org

Where do I begin to get Financial Aid for College?

My child is going into the military. What test should he/she take?
Take the ASVAB: http://www.asvabprogram.com/

How do I make sure my child is eligible to play college sports?
Student-athletes can receive clearance from the NCAA. Parents should obtain the eligibility requirements before ninth grade to assure all academic and documentation requirements of the NCAA are met. For NCAA Eligibility - http://ncaa.org/

College Application FAQs

Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions About Applying to College

Once you decide which colleges you are interested in, it’s time to start on your applications. It’s normal to have a lot of questions about this process. Here are the answers to some we thought you might ask.

What’s a good way to organize the application process?

You should start by looking over the whole process and learning what you need to do and when you need to do it. Although each college has its own schedule and deadlines, the College Application Calendar should give you a good overview.
Organize college paperwork into file folders — a separate one for each college you’re interested in — and keep track of each college’s specific requirements. Completing a college application checklist for each one is another good idea.

When should I start working on my applications?

You should start your applications in the summer before your senior year. You have more free time then and can focus on getting the application requirements and reviewing them. Most students do the majority of their application work in the fall of their senior year. Before you dive in, make sure you know exactly what you need to do for each application.

How many colleges should I apply to?

You should create a list of five to eight colleges that you are interested in attending. The list should contain a mix of safety, probable and reach colleges -- that is, some colleges that you think are very likely to accept you, some that are likely to accept you, and some that are less likely to accept you. Of course, it’s important that you feel that all of them are good fits for your needs. Read more about the number of colleges to apply to.

Is it better to apply online, or send a paper application?

You should check with the colleges you are interested in to see which format they prefer. Most colleges prefer online applications, which are often quicker and easier for them to process. One benefit of applying online is that it is easier to correct a mistake on an electronic application than it is on a paper version. It can also save you money; many colleges waive the application fee if you apply online. Remember, your information is confidential and the college you apply to doesn’t share it with anyone else. Most colleges do accept paper applications, but you should check to make sure.

Is it okay to send additional material that I think will support my application?

In most cases, you should only submit the information requested. Colleges put a lot of thought into their admission packages; they have determined what information they need from each applicant and do not have the time, resources or desire to sift through material that they consider unnecessary. Colleges look negatively on students who don’t follow their directions explicitly.

Do colleges really care about your senior year grades?

They do care, and they’re paying attention. Colleges want to be sure that you have maintained the level of academic performance that you’ve shown them, and are ready to succeed in higher education. Your high school sends a mid-year transcript with your application -- and also sends one to the college of your choice at the end of the year. The college expects to see that you have kept up the same rigorous program the whole year. Your acceptance offer could be withdrawn if the college feels that senioritis caused your grades to drop.

Why should I apply to colleges that I know my family can’t afford?

You don’t know which colleges your family can afford until you get an estimate based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that you submit at the beginning of January in your senior year. The FAFSA determines what your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is, and what types of aid the college can offer you. Many families discover that they can get financial aid and afford colleges that they thought were beyond their budget.

Colleges will accept either the SAT or ACT. So which should you take?
It's all about the numbers. Some students end up scoring substantially higher on the SAT; others do better on the ACT. The Princeton Review offers a free assessment to help you determine which test is best for you. Find an upcoming assessment in your area here.

To help you zero in on the right exam, here are 7 key differences:

ACT questions tend to be more straightforward.
ACT questions are often easier to understand on a first read. On the SAT, you may need to spend time figuring out what you're being asked before you can start solving the problem. For example, here are sample questions from the SAT essay and the ACT Writing Test (their name for the essay):
SAT: What is your view of the claim that something unsuccessful can still have some value?
ACT: In your view, should high schools become more tolerant of cheating?
The SAT has a stronger emphasis on vocabulary.
If you're an ardent wordsmith, you'll love the SAT. If words aren't your thing, you may do better on the ACT.
The ACT has a Science section, while the SAT does not.
You don't need to know anything about amoebas or chemical reactions for the ACT Science section. It is meant to test your reading and reasoning skills, based upon a given set of facts. But if you're a true science-phobe, the SAT might be a better fit.
The ACT tests more advanced math concepts.
The ACT requires you to know a little trigonometry, in addition to the algebra and geometry you'll find on the SAT. That said, the ACT Math section is not necessarily harder, since many students find the questions to be more straightforward than those on the SAT.
The ACT Writing Test is not required.
The 25-minute SAT essay is required, and is factored into your Writing score. The 30-minute ACT Writing Test is optional. If you choose to take it, it is not included in your composite score—schools will see it listed separately.
The SAT is broken up into more sections.
On the ACT, you tackle each content area (English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning) in one big chunk, with the optional Writing Test at the end. On the SAT, the content areas (Critical Reading, Math, and Writing) are broken up into ten sections, with the required essay at the beginning. You do a little math, a little writing, a little critical reading, a little more math, etc. Will it distract or refresh you to move back and forth between different content areas?
The ACT is more of a "big picture" exam.
College admissions officers care about how you did on each section of the SAT. On the ACT, they're most concerned with your composite score. So if you're weak in one content area but strong in others, you could still end up with a very good ACT score.

Assessment test that measures what you learned in school.
What kind of test is this?
Aptitude test that measures how you apply what you learned in school.
215 multiple choice questions and an optional essay.
What am I in for?
128 multiple-choice questions, 10 fill-in questions and an essay.
3 hours 25 minutes
How much time am I given?
3 hours 45 minutes
Algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Calculators are allowed.
What about math?
Algebra, geometry, statistics, probability and data analysis. Calculators are allowed.
30 minutes on a topic, Optional
What about the essays?
25 minutes on a topic, first section of the test.
Tests ability to interpret science experiments
What about science?
No science questions.
1-36 points for each of 4 subtests, subtests are averaged for a composite score, 36 is the highest score.
How is it scored?
200- 800 points for each section (critical reading, math, writing), highest total score 2400
Only correct answers are counted. Respond to all questions. J
Are there penalties for guessing?
A fraction of a point is deducted for wrong answers. Skip if you can’t narrow down the choices.
At least 4 weeks before the test
When to register?
At least 6 weeks before the test
Online Registration