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Announcements
WELCOME TO THE KWHS COLLEGE & CAREER PLANNING WEBPAGE!

KWHS Guidance Department showing its college spirit!
Left to right: Mrs. Spencer, Ms. Missert, Mrs. Townsend, Ms. Morales,
and Mrs. Rowe. Unavailable: Ms.Cooper (but she'd say Go Gators!)
Updates for the Class of 2017 via text (Remind) are regularly sent directly to your mobile device.
Instructions to sign up for these notices are here.
If you're not receiving these messages, you are missing opportunities!
SENIORS APPLYING TO COLLEGES!
Use the Make Me a Freshman Website to create a FREE account
and make checklists to help you complete all of your college admissions
and financial aid application materials.
Sign up to day at https://makemeafreshman.com/
Updates for the Class of 2018 via text (Remind) are now regularly sent directly to your mobile device.
Instructions to sign up for these notices are here.
If you're not receiving these messages, you are missing opportunities!
College Admissions Action Plans for Families
The College Board has many resources posted online to assist students and families prepare for the college admissions process: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents.

In addition, action plans developed by the College Board to assist students and their families prepare
for the college admission process each year of high school are posted below.

9th
Grade
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents/parent-action-plan-9th-grade
10th Grade https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents/parent-action-plan-10th-grade
11th Grade https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents/parent-action-plan-11th-grade
12th Grade https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents/parent-action-plan-12th-grade
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION FOR SENIORS PURSUING COLLEGE The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the first step for most students pursuing financial aid for college, opened earlier than in years past
on October 1st.

Please use the documents below to get a start on the FAFSA and the Financial Aid Process.
Missed KWHS's Senior Financial Aid Night on
Thursday 11/3? No problem! All of the materials are posted at the bottom of this page under Files > Class of 2017 folder > Senior Financial Aid Night


How to Set Up Your FSA ID (document)

Completing the FAFSA (checklist)

Form Your Future - FAFSA Resource Guide (document)


Senior Financial Aid Reminders (document)

FAFSA Student Aid Report Reminder (document)
RaiseMe.com Start earning micro-scholarships for colleges
for your achievements in high school.
https://www.raise.me/
University of Georgia
College of Veterinary Medicine
VetCAMP
Interested in a career in veterinary science? This may be a great opportunity for you!
VetCAMP
(Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) will house up to 52 high school students on UGA’s campus for seven days. At VetCAMP, students will be involved in various activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, providing mentorship and helping them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. Click here to view the VetCAMP multimedia story on YouTube that UGA Public Affairs produced.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, please go to
http://vet.uga.edu/academic/vetcamp
Community Service Opportunity
- 21st Century After School Program at Gerald Adams School
Students interested in earning community service hours while supporting the 21st Century After School Program at Gerald Adams School school days starting at 3 PM are encouraged to contact
Ms. Ashley Henriquez at ashley.henriquez@keysschools.com.
Community Service Opportunity - Key West Botanical Gardens Students interested in earning community service hours while supporting upcoming Key West Botanical Garden events Feb 11 and Feb 12 are encouraged to contact Ms. Jane Scharer at janescharer@gmail.com.
Annual Trip to FAMU, Florida Memorial + Bethune Cookman Universities
If you are interested in the weekend trip to learn about the educational opportunities at FAMU, Florida Memorial, and Bethune Cookman Universities March 24th through March 26th, please see Mrs. Townsend for important information from Mr. Glenwood Lopez, organizer of this special opportunity to experience these schools first-hand. Or contact Mr. Lopez directtly at 770-401-7932.
Zonta Club
of Key West's
Journey to Success
IMPORTANT, UPCOMING COLLEGE & CAREER PLANNING EVENTS
Seniors, Juniors and their families are encouraged to use the
College & Career Planning IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES document distributed to during classroom visits and parent nights at the beginning of the semester. These documents are also posted in the respective class folders
at the bottom of this webpage.
EVENT DATE
Senior Classroom Visits 17 + 18 January 2017
(Make Up Session 1/19 in the Media Center, 2:45 PM)
Junior Classroom Visits 24-27 January 2017
FAFSA Assistance Workshops for Seniors
at FKCC

Wed 1/18 + Wed 1/25, 5-7 PM
FKCC Library
2nd Semester Junior Parent Night Tues 1/31 at 6 PM, KWHS Library
Open ACT/SAT Registration Assistance Thurs 2/21 at 2:30 PM,
KWHS Library
Resume Boot Camp
for juniors + interested students
Mon 4/3 + Tues 4/4 2:30 PM,
KWHS Library
Research the Fastest Growing or Any Occupations
Interested in the fastest growing occupations in Florida or nationwide,
as well as the predicted earnings and required education?
U.S Department of Education Website
CareerShines Website
BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIPS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION
CLASS OF 2017 If you are a CURRENT SENIOR and believe you qualify for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, please make an appointment with Mrs. Townsend to complete the application starting in January 2017. Please do not complete it on your own. Technically, students have until June 2016 to make the qualifying test scores; however, it is highly recommended that Bright Futures eligibility requirements are met as early in the senior year as possible to confirm scholarships in advance of the end of the school year. Eligibility requirements are available here.
CLASS OF 2018 and later Now is the time to work on GPAs, community service hours, graduation requirements, and SAT/ACT preparedness in preparation for Bright Futures eligibility.

For comprehensive Bright Futures information, please consult the Bright Futures website.
COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS - ACT & SAT
Current Sophomores and Juniors who recently received their PSAT scores - you will receive further instruction from Guidance in classroom visits this February in regards to your scores and next steps. In the interim, please view this document for your next steps.
UPCOMING SAT AND ACT COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS AND REGISTRATION DATES FOR 2016-2017 ARE LISTED HERE.
Interested to know how your ASVAB scores correspond to SAT or ACT?
Please review the
ASVAB Concordance Table.
FREE and PERSONALIZED SAT PREP
Students - Link your College Board and Khan Academy accounts
for the free practice through these steps:
1. satpractice.org – log in to or create your Khan Academy account
2. Link Your Accounts – when prompted, agree to link your Khan Academy and College Board accounts
3. Send Your Scores – Sign in to or create your College Board account and hit “Send” to send your scores.
Sign up. Link up. Get practicing.
SAT ACT
Register online here: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/​
SAT Registration Quick Guide + Test Day Checklist
Register online here: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/​
Files
 Brag Sheet, Resume Template and Letter of Recommendation Form
Students - review and complete at least one of these worksheets to give to recommenders when you ask for a letter of recommendation. Remember to ask for letter of recommendation at least 2 weeks in advance of the letter of recommendation deadline. The resume may also be a requirement of some college admission applications.
 Class of 2017 - Senior Classroom Visits, Parent Night & Other Meetings
Materials and Resources covered and distributed during the Class of 2017 meetings with the College Advisor.
 Class of 2018 - Junior Classroom Visits, Parent Night & Other Meetings
Materials and Resources covered and distributed during the Class of 2018 meetings with the College Advisor.
 Class of 2019 - Sophomore Classroom Visits, Parent Night & Other Meetings
Important information for the Class of 2019 in preparation for College & Career Planning.
 Class of 2020 - Freshman Classroom Visits, Parent Night & Other Meetings
Important information for the Class of 2020 in preparation for College & Career Planning.
 2015-16 Comparing Colleges.pdf
How does one decide which college is the best fit? Please use the attached for assistance.
 50 Fastest-Growing Occupations Projections in Florida in 2014.pdf
A spreadsheet of hot vocations in the State of Florida, including the expected level of education and wages.
 College Visit Letter 2015 v1.doc
Request form for College Campus Visits. Must be approved by the College Advisor PRIOR to the visit to count for one of four excused absences during the Senior year.
 FOCUS Parent Instructions.pdf
Instructions for parents to access and monitor grades in Focus, the student database and gradebook.
 FOCUS Student Portal Login PDF.pdf
Student Focus Portal Instructions
 Key West High School School Profile AY2017.pdf
Key West High School's School Profile for the 2016-2017 academic year.
 KWHS Registration Sheet.pdf
KWHS Course Registration Sheet
Useful for course numbers needed to complete college applications.
Contacts
+ Townsend, Gavin
Click on name to see details.

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