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Guidance Staff
Claudia Parsons - Receptionist

Diane Koenig - Registrar / Records

April Tompkins - Data Entry

Don Heeke - Testing Coordinator

Deshay Harris - Student Success

Guidance Counselors
Joey Giberti
Middle School Guidance Counselor
gibertij@columbiak12.com

Amy Grunder -
High School Guidance Counselor,
Students 9th through 12th grade with the first initial of their last name, A-K.
grundera@columbiak12.com

Stephanie Hencin -
High School Guidance Counselor,
Students 9th through 12th grade with the first initial of their last name, L-Z.
hencins@columbiak12.com


Contact Us!
Guidance Department
386-319-7275

Guidance Fax
386-497-5964
REMINDER TO ALL SENIORS:
The guidance office would like to remind all Seniors that they must complete an online course in its ENTIRETY with a passing grade in order to graduate. All credits/grades MUST be submitted from FLVS, Edgenuity and Credit Recovery by May 15, 2019 (last day for seniors).
BRIGHT FUTURES
Seniors must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) for eligibility purposes.

Students must APPLY for the scholarship by submitting the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than August 31 after high school graduation. If a student does not apply for the scholarship by the deadline, a student cannot receive the scholarship! All eligibility requirements must be met by high school graduation, but scores of ACT®/SAT®/P.E.R.T. tests taken through June 30 are accepted for evaluation purposes.

After submitting the FFAA, the student is responsible for tracking application and award status online and keeping the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) informed of any demographic or institutional changes.

Additional Bright Futures Information in the message block below.
MANDATORY DUAL ENROLLMENT MEETINGS
The Fall Mandatory Dual Enrollment meetings will be held Monday, October 8th and 15th at 6:00 PM in the media center. Any student interested in starting Dual Enrollment classes must attend one meeting WITH their parent/guardian. Students already taking Dual Enrollment courses are not required to come to the meeting again as they have completed this requirement.
ATTENTION JUNIORS:
All Juniors are encouraged to take the SAT and/or ACT this year. A comprehensive study guide for the SAT can be found at Khanacademy.org.

ATTENTION STUDENTS AND PARENTS:
Students MUST PASS the following statewide assessments:
* Grade 10 English Language Arts or a concordant score
* Algebra 1 end-of-course(EOC); the results constitute 30 percent of the final grade* or a comparative score.

A student can meet assessment graduation requirements by receiving a score concordant to the FSA ELA Reading passing score on either the ACT or SAT and a score comparative to the Algebra 1 EOC Assessment passing score on the Post secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT).

FWHS will host the SAT at our location on the following dates:
*November 3, 2018
*March 9, 2019
* May 4, 2019

There are links on our website to both the SAT and ACT webpages for easy access to registration.
ATTENTION SENIORS:
Seniors: If you are interested in early admittance to college, you must start applying now. Most deadlines for college applications are in November. This means you must have SAT/ACT scores. The last test date you can use is November in order for the scores to be received in time by your college of choice. Please sign up for either the SAT or ACT as soon as possible. There are links to these two websites located on our page for your convenience.
ATTN: SENIORS:
The Federal Financial Aid application opened up on October 1st. If you intend to go to college next year, you need to fill one out immediately. The financial aid application qualifies students for grants, loans and scholarships even if you plan to attend a technical school after graduation.

If you need help filling out the FAFSA, representatives will be on campus October 11th. Please go to guidance to sign up for an appointment.



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