Good Luck to Ms. Gabel as she begins a new adventure!  We will miss you!

    Seniors A-L please contact the guidance office for assistance.



    We have a new fax number:  new Fax: 352-394-0214 



    Incoming 9th Grade Pre-Registration PowerPoint from February 26 & 27


    Skyward Online Registration Instructions


    Registration and Scheduling Timeline for 2019-2020 *Dates are subject to change.

    See ERHS website for current updates.

    • March 4th – March 8th: Online Skyward registration for all 8th -11th grade students (do your best - you will meet 1 on 1 with your counselor the week of March 25th to clarify choices and requirements)
    • March 5th and March 7th: Online scheduling assistance during Flextime for current 9th -11th grade at ERHS
    • March 25th – March 29th: Registration verification for 9th -11th grade in Media Center with school counselor
    • May 20th: Distribution of course request list to 8th -11th grade students for changes
    • May 24th: Deadline to submit changes to course request list
    • August 1st: Tentative: Access to schedules for returning students on Skyward; see website for details regarding early textbook pick-up (students will need ID and access to schedule)
    • August 2nd: Tentative: Keys to the Kingdom (orientation/schedules for all 9th grade & new students)
    • August 12th – August 23rd: Schedule changes in Guidance Express ONLY for all grade levels during school


    Start planning for next year!!!


    2019-2020 ERHS Course Guide



    2019-2020 9th grade Registration




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    Education and Career Planning for Life

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    Thank you to all the students and parents who joined us for FAFSA Night!


    Senior Night Power point Guidance Presentation





    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. 


    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. PearsonDept. Chair

    All 9th & 9th/10th HSCA............Mr. Lecker

    10th & 11th A-L.........................Mrs. Marino

    10th & 11th M-Z........................Ms. Sanabria

    12th A-L....................................contact the guidance office for assistance

    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!!

    1. 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.
    2. 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.           
    3. The student will receive the PERT Placement Test Form and a receipt.
    4. 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.




    ERHS Curriculum Guide for 2018-2019






    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:
    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.

    State Assessments for High School Graduation

    Information related to statewide assessment requirements is available in Graduation Requirements for Florida's Statewide Assessments (PDF).


     Attention athletes!

    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!

     NCAA Eligibility Center

    --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 UniversityWelcome 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


    Link 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 Ready
    Students 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 
    NCAAStudent Athletes!
    Fall = Time to Register with the NCAA




    If 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

    Guidance Office

    Phone: 352/242-2081     Fax: 352/242-2091




Last Modified on March 28, 2019