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Education and Career Planning for Life
MyCareerShines is a comprehensive education and career planning system that will help you succeed in the increasingly competitive global economy. You will learn about yourself, discover the many options and opportunities for your future, and gain access to the information and tools to achieve your goals.______________________________________________________________________
Thank you to all the students and parents who joined us for FAFSA Night!
2018 State University System (SUS) Admissions Tour Matrix
College Admissions- Do you Dare to Compare?
How do YOU stack up to students admitted to Florida Colleges and Universities?
The matrix and guide provide information on school size, location, deadlines, GPA and standardized test averages, cost and contact information.
FAMU FAU FGCU FIU FPU FSU NCF UCF UF UNF USF USF UWF
Click here- for SUS Florida Public University info
Private Colleges & Universities of Florida (PCUF) 2017-2018 Guide
Click here for the guide.
Federal Student Aid ID reminder:
Now is the time for students to complete the FSA ID username and password in preparation for the upcoming financial aid season starting October 1, 2017. YouTube tutorials from Federal Student Aid are available. Please use these in preparation for financial aid applications:
How to Create an FSA ID - YouTube
FAFSA and FSA ID Tips for Parents - YouTube
Counselor Assignments - 2018-2019
Students are assigned by grade level and alphabetically (by last name) as follows:
Note: click on a name to e-mail a specific counselor:
AVID/11th/12th HSCA..............Mrs. Pearson– Dept. Chair
All 9th & 9th/10th HSCA............Mr. Lecker
10th & 11th A-L.........................Mrs. Marino
10th & 11th M-Z........................Ms. Sanabria
12th A-L....................................Ms. Gabel
12th M-Z...................................Mrs. Sansbury
Bright Futures Eligibility Brochure (2019 Graduates)Initial Eligibility Guide for 2019 high school graduates.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Attention parents and students who need to apply for extended time
(supported by 504 or IEP) on standarized exams:
(PSAT, SAT, AP, and ACT)
We have been reminded by College Board and ACT testing centers that Eligibility Form deadlines for test accommodations based on disability are due to the testing center several weeks prior to the intended test date. In order for the Guidance Office and the testing centers to process the applications, eligibility forms and required documentation must be completed and submitted to the Guidance Office at least 8 weeks (2 months) prior to the intended testing date.
Extended time requests for SAT/PSAT/AP tests begins with filling out the Consent form and returning it to Guidance.
The ACT has a consent form as well: ACT Consent Form
All forms should be returned to Guidance.
Students should see their counselor if questions arise.
New procedure for PERT testing for Dual Enrollment
ERHS will still offer this test for free 2-3 times a year but now you can also take it at Lake Sumter!
Effective 5/01/18, the process will be as follows:
*****Make sure to see your counselor first for the PERT test referral form - we must verify your eligibility!!
- The student will register for the PERT test on the LSSC website at: https://lssc.edu/testing. If the student does not have an LSSC XID number they can use a 10 digit phone number to register for the PERT.
- The student will go to the Cashier’s Desk (on the Leesburg Campus) or the Enrollment Services Desk (on the South Lake and Sumter Campus) and pay the $20 fee. The student will be issued an LSSC Student ID Number (known as an XID) if one has not already been assigned.
- The student will receive the PERT Placement Test Form and a receipt.
- The student will then take the PERT Placement Test Form to the Testing Center to complete the PERT Test.
It Is important that students arrive early for their assigned testing time with enough time to pay the fee, receive their XID, and make their way to the testing center.
Students testing later in the day should take college business hours into account.
There is a new place to go to find out your Bright Futures eligibility:
From a link on this page you can log into the data system that will give you a breakdown of your courses/GPA/test scores/etc. towards earning Bright Futures.
With the FAFSA application opening in just a few weeks, please use this FAFSA tip directed to students and parents suggesting that they establish their FSA ID and Password BEFORE filing the FAFSA. This will save an extra step and additional time during the submission process.
The website for FSA ID and Password set up/reset is https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
2019 SENIORS!Don’t be late for a very important date!October 1, 2018
FAFSA 2019-20 application OPENS
This is the Federal Application for Financial Student Aid
Florida Financial Aid Application OPENS - This is Bright Futures and other state aid.There is a new place to go to find out your Bright Futures eligibility:https://www.floridashines.org/go-to-college/pay-for-college#________________________________________________________________________________From a link on this page you can log into the data system that will give you a breakdown of your courses/GPA/test scores/etc. towards earning Bright Futures.
Academic Advisement Flyer - What Students and Parents Need to Know
State Assessments for High School Graduation
Information related to statewide assessment requirements is available in Graduation Requirements for Florida's Statewide Assessments (PDF).______________________________________________________________________________________________
You need to apply for NCAA eligibility if you plan to play sports in college!
If you wish to participate in NCAA Division I or II athletics, you need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. You need to qualify academically and you will also need to be cleared as an amateur student-athlete. You are responsible for achieving and protecting your eligibility status!
--with important information on changing eligibility requirements for the class of 2018 and beyond!!______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Florida Trend’s 2017-2018 next
Check out the “Get Smart Guide”
Florida’s public and private colleges and universities, state colleges and career/technical schools offer a range of degrees, certificates and experiences. Many also offer online degree programs. Whichever path you choose, you can find the place to pursue your dreams in the Sunshine State.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Free Financial Aid Guide!
It's never too early to learn about college financial aid programs, and one of the best sources is the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the Federal Student Aid office. To find out about federal financial aid programs and your rights and responsibilities under these programs, read "Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid" from the U.S. Department of Education online at:______________________________________________________
Are you looking for a meaningful 1/2 credit course to take for your online requirement?
Florida Virtual School is very proud to offer a new half-credit high school elective: Career Research and Decision Making.
Career Research and Decision Making will help students explore different career and education pathways, as well as show them how to prepare for college. In this exciting new FLVS course, students will be coached and led by a student leadership expert who has trained more than 1 million students - Harvard graduate Mawi Asgedom. This course is the newest in a series of Mawi Learning courses offered by FLVS (Leadership Skills Development, Peer Counseling). All designed to help students better prepare for a successful future!
Course highlights include:
- Conducting career research and preparing for college
- Building a resume
- Learning interviewing and networking skills
- Understanding financial literacy
- Finding grit and resilience techniques to last a lifetime.
Visit Career Research and Decision Making at FLVS Course Catalog to learn more.
A FREE, Powerful Algebra End-of-Course Prep Tool
To help teachers and students succeed on the Algebra 1 End-of-Course exam (EOC), the University of Florida and Study Edge have created Algebra Nation – a FREE, online, easy-to-use, EOC preparation resource aligned with the latest state standards.Algebra Nation_____________________________________________________________Great opportunity for 1st generation college students wanting to attend FSU!!!
Florida State University – Welcome to the Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement (CARE)
The Florida State University Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) provides preparation, orientation, and academic support programming for students who are among the first in their family to attend college and may face unique challenges in college because of educational or economic circumstances.
Minimum Requirements for Participation in CARE
•First-Generation (neither parent can have a bachelor’s degree or higher)
•Pell-Eligible (FAFSA must indicate you are eligible for the Pell Grant)
•2.8 GPA (as recalculated by the FSU Office of Admissions)
•19 ACT and/or 1330 SAT
Apply online at http://care.fsu.edu
________________________________________________________________________________________FOR ALL YOUR DUAL ENROLLMENT NEEDSLink to Lake County Schools Dual Enrollment information page:Be sure to use the links on the left side of the page!Link to Lake Sumter College Dual Enrollment page:____________________________________________________________________________________
Our Goal for ERHS Students:College and Career ReadyStudents are considered college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in introductory college credit-bearing courses within an associate or baccalaureate degree program without the need for remediation._______________________________________________________Free help and advice for parents from College Board!
Many resources to help you get your student prepared for higher education!_____________________________________________________________________________________Florida's Community/State Colleges
You may not be aware of what steps are needed to get into college. You may think college is not a realistic goal.
Florida's 28 (community/state) colleges are open to everyone and offer GED training, adult basic education, as
well as certificate, associate, and bachelor degree programs. Certificate and degree programs offered at the colleges
range from auto mechanics to nursing to the Associate in Arts degree, which guarantees transfer to a state
university. Many colleges are now offering bachelor degrees, as well. If you plan to pursue an associate or bachelor
degree, you will need to earn a standard high school diploma, a GED, or its equivalent. You do not have to
have a minimum GPA or SAT/ACT score in order to be admitted, you just have to have a goal and the
willingness to learn. Here are some tips on how to get into a Florida college: click here____________________________________________________________________________________________
Student Athletes!Fall = Time to Register with the NCAAIf you are a senior who is planning to participate in Division I or II sports as a college freshman, fall is the time to register to be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. You must do this in order to qualify for college athletics and you can register beginning in October. Check out the rules at the student information page at:
East Ridge High School
Phone: 352/242-2081 Fax: 352/242-2091