Guidance Personnel

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

Don Heeke - High School Academic Advisor, Students 9th through 12th grade with the first letter of their last name, A-E. Middle School FSA Testing, ACT and SAT. heeked@columbiak12.com

Kim Dumas - High School Academic Advisor, Students 9th through 12th grade with the first letter of their last name, F-L. High School FSA and EOC Testing. dumask@columbiak12.com

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

Allison Philpot - School ESE Coordinator philpota@columbiak12.com

Contact Info

Guidance Phone - 386-319-7275

Guidance Fax - 386-497-5964

ATTENTION STUDENTS AND PARENTS:

Students MUST PASS the following statewide assessments to be eligible for graduation:

  • Grade 10 FSA English Language Arts (ELA) or meet concordant score requirement on ACT or SAT.
  • Algebra 1 end-of-course (EOC) or meet comparative score on PERT (Seniors only), Geometry EOC, PSAT, SAT, or ACT.

FWHS will host the SAT at our location on the following dates:

  • November 6, 2021
  • March 12, 2022
  • May 7, 2022

There are links on our website to both the SAT and ACT webpages for easy access to registration.

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.

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.

FLORIDA SHINES

Florida Shines is our state’s student hub of innovative educational services, offering an array of FREE online tools and resources designed to help students succeed in school, earn a college degree, and embark on a rewarding career. Florida Shines works with the state's K-12 school districts, public colleges, and universities to develop tools that benefit students, parents, and educators alike.

HIGH SCHOOLS STUDENTS CAN:

  • Research Florida's public college and university and compare school profiles
  • Explore degree and certificate programs
  • Check high school transcripts to stay on track to graduate
  • View admissions requirements and deadlines
  • Learn about ways to pay for college
  • View Bright Futures Scholarship eligibility
  • Discover education and career planning options through MyCareerShines and more!

Visit https://www.floridashines.org/.

STEP-BY-STEP COLLEGE SEARCH

Although there is no magic formula for choosing a college, you can start by asking yourself some questions that help most students find the right fit. Use this guide to learn some key college search categories, answer questions to discover what's important to you, and get advice from college students and educators.

It's your journey. We are just here to help get you started.

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