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SAT/ACT Lunch Chat with Mrs. Mackoul

We had a great turn out today for the lunch session on SAT and ACT. Attached is the information that the students received.

information for ACT& SAT

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Career Investigations

Please see the attached power point for the lunch chat on “Career Investigations…..What do I want to do with my life?”

Career Investigation PPT 1718

 

 

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Participate in Virtual College Week

 

October 24-26, 2017

Florida Virtual College Week: Live Webinars, Funded by the State of Florida, Expert Advice

The three-day event will provide high school counselors, students, and parents with a wide variety of live webinars, featuring experts in the areas of college and university admissions, scholarships, financial aid and career planning. The event speakers also represent a wide variety of institutions from the Florida College System, the State University System and the Florida Department of Education

To register for the event click on the link below.

https://www.floridashines.org/go-to-college/participate-in-virtual-college-week-and-night

 

 

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FAFSA tips for Seniors

Now is the time for students to complete the FAFSA application and create a FSA ID username and password. Below are a few resources to help you.

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/create-fsaid.wmv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdaGZASwjZU

 

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PSAT Information and Resources

What is the PSAT?

The PSAT is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. The PSAT helps test-takers prepare for the SAT and become familiar with the kinds of questions and directions that will be seen on the SAT. The PSAT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. Taking the PSAT in the 11th grade is the only way you can qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.

What’s on the PSAT?

The PSAT consist of Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Math.

When is the PSAT?

October 11th during school. After the PSAT students will go to lunch and continue with the regular school day.

What is the cost to take the PSAT and where do I pay my fees?

All students in grades 9-11 will take the PSAT but students that would like to receive their scores will need to pay $20. Students in the 10th grade do not need to pay as their fees are paid by the state. Fees must be paid by Friday, September 29th at 3:00 pm. Students can bring their money to room 130 before or after school. Checks should be made out to Creekside High School and the students name and grade should be listed in the memo box.

Resources for the PSAT

College Board

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice

College Board Student Guide and Practice Test

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/official-student-guide-psat-nmsqt-2017.pdf

PSAT Prep Live

https://www.kaptest.com/college-prep/psatpreplivetest

Checklist: What to Bring on Test Day
• No. 2 pencil(s) with erasers (mechanical pencils are not allowed)
• Approved calculator-a scientific or graphing calculator is recommended (fully charged/fresh batteries)
• A picture ID

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Guidance Parent Night September 28th

Guidance Parent Night will be held on September 28th. The meeting will begin at 6:00 in the Auditorium and then breakout sessions will occur by specific grade. Each session will be include topics that are important to that grade level. Students also received this information from the counselors throughout the month of September. We look forward to seeing you on the 28th at 6:00pm in the auditorium.

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