Mark your calendars for January 9th (9th and 10th grade) and January 29th(11th grade). On January 9th, we will go over the new online community service platform as well as the new community service guidelines. On January 29th, we will discuss everything that juniors should be doing to prepare for college and post-secondary work, as well as the new Bright Futures requirements.
The window for seniors applying for Bright Futures and FAFSA opens on October 1st. We will be calling all seniors who have an English class at Sickles down to the media center to complete their Bright Futures application and begin their FAFSA. Any seniors who do not have an English class on campus can come down to media on Oct. 8th or 9th at the beginning of any class period.
All students and their parents are invited to our annual College Fair Night on Monday, September 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The fair will be held in the gymnasium. We are hosting around 100 colleges and universities on that night.
Senior students and parents - Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our Senior Parent Workshop starting at 6:00pm on Wednesday, September 4th!
We will go over:
College information and details of in-state college information
Guidelines to looking at schools and making choices
FAFSA and paying for college
And much more!
Seniors, sign on to your Bright Futures account to view your current scholarship standing. You can log in to www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org to view your account. Also new this year, Bright Futures requires that each set of test scores be sent to at least one Florida college for them to be used for Bright Futures to superscore. You can do this by logging in to Collegeboard.org for SAT and Actstudent.org for ACT. Also all community service hours must be turned in to Mr. Gennaro by May 15th for them to be counted. If you have any questions, you can call Bright Futures at 1-888-827-2004.
Time is running out to complete your FAFSA. Visit FAFSA.ed.gov if your FAFSA is not completed. Once submitted, check with the financial aid office at the college that you will be attending.
Seniors attending HCC next Fall need to fill out the online application and visit an advisor at the Dale Mabry campus. The applications can be found at apply.hccfl.edu. HCC is also having their open house for all new incoming students on April 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Please check our scholarship board in the guidance lobby to view our current scholarship offerings.