College and Career Information
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance: http://fafsa.ed.gov/options.htm
At Florida's Virtual Campus you can:
* Review progress toward requirements for the Bright Futures Scholarship
* Plan courses for each year of high school
* Explore colleges and careers
* Apply for college
Lake County School District is currently experiencing technical problems with FLVC. The two entities are not communicating properly, therefore, information is not up-to-date. As soon as the problem is resolved, we will remove this notice from this site. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Other Excellent College and Career Readiness Resources:
https://www.flchoices.org/. - Florida's FREE high school, college and career planning tool.
http://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions - Khan Academy is an non-for-profit organization on a mission to provide a world-class education for anyone anywhere! All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
http://www.mynextmove.org. - My Next Move is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, and developed by the National Center for O*NET Development. The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is a free online database that contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students, job seekers, businesses and workforce development professionals to understand today's world of work in the United States.
http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/Pages/Default.aspx. - The National Association for College Admissions Counseling - Guiding the Way to Higher Education
https://www.mappingyourfuture.org/. - the goal at Mapping Your Future is to help students plan for higher education by offering reliable and unbiased money management advice and counseling. Online and offline resources include college preparation, school selection, career exploration, and counseling aimed at helping students and families better understand student loan obligations and learn about practical money management solutions to ensure healthy finances while in school and beyond.
https://student.collegeboard.org/. - AP Courses, SAT Preparation & Registration, College and Career Planning
http://www.actstudent.org/career/. - ACT Preparation & Registration, College and Career Planning
https://www.commonapp.org/Login. - the Common Application - serving students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing applications that students and school officials may submit to any of our over 500 members. Membership is open to colleges and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process. *Please note, SLHS School Counselors have had to "OPT OUT" of providing transcripts electronically on the Common Application. However, with our new data management, Skyward, we should be able to provide accurate transcripts through PDF's. Unfortunately, because Skyward was not fully functioning at the beginning of this academic year, Counselors had to "OPT OUT" of the electronic portion of the Common App. This means that students who are graduating in May, 2015, will need to request paper versions of the transcript and it will be mailed to the requested college/university.
* Please note, FLORIDA colleges/universities communicate with high schools through FASTER, the Florida Automated System for Transferring Educational Records (the "FASTER System"). The FASTER System provides school districts, state colleges, universities and technical centers with the means to exchange transcripts and other student records electronically. Therefore, when a student applies directly to a Florida College/University rather than through the Common Application, records will be transferred electronically.
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/. - Affordable Colleges Online (ACO), an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families. They recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Florida that offer online college programs. A few of the key features on the page include (1) a unique list of accredited not-for-profit institutions offering online programs, sorted by affordability, (2) spotlight interviews provided by many college deans with the institution's philosophy on online learning, and (3) direct links to the specific online departments. Additionally, ACO helps high school students research post-secondary options by providing content-rich resources including financial aid guidebooks, accredited college search tools, and free open online courses (MOOCs) from national universities such as MIT and UC Berkeley.Our Florida colleges guide can be accessed here at no-cost: www.affordablecollegesonline.org
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