Senior Parent Meeting
Parents of seniors are invited each year in September to meet with the guidance staff and walk through the steps necessary toward completing college applications. Topics include the various sections of a typical college application (essay, resume, teacher recommendations, etc.) the role of a healthy and involved parent, any State University System admissions updates, reminders regarding the Bright Futures scholarship, and the use of Naviance throughout the process.
Junior College Night
The guidance staff invites parents of juniors to attend a crucial college preparation night in November of each year. During that meeting, parents are introduced to the year-long admissions process that is monitored by the guidance department. Specifically, the focus is on college entrance tests (SAT & ACT), the assembly of application information for the following year and exploring college options in order to create a credible college application list.
Financial Aid Night
Each January the guidance office welcomes parents of all students, but specifically focused on parents of seniors, to meet a representative from the Florida Department of Education’s Office of Student Financial Aid. This expert will inform and field questions related to both state and federal financial aid, including the types, amounts, and the process of receiving that aid.