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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!
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, now opens October 1st of each year.
Please use the documents below to get a start on the FAFSA and the Financial Aid Process.
There will be a KWHS Senior Financial Aid Night in the Fall Semester (Date TBD). In the interim, please review the documents below as well as the materials 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)
Seniors - Local Scholarship Opportunities All college-bound seniors receive notification of the opportunities, including weekly local scholarship updates starting in January of their senior year via Mrs. Townsend's Remind messages.
Please see Mrs. Townsend during walk-in hours for local scholarship applications.

Not on Remind? Please see the instructions at the top of this webpage. Parents and families are welcome to join as well!
Students with Homeless Status - In-State Tuition Benefits Students covered under the McKinney Vento Act
(Homeless Status) receive the benefit of in-state tuition and fee exemption to attend
Florida's public universities, colleges, and technical schools/colleges.
If you believe you are eligible for this program, please see

Mrs. Townsend for more information.
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
Freshman/Sophomore Parent Night Thurs 3/2 at 6 PM,
KWHS Library
Resume Boot Camp
for juniors + interested students
Mon 4/3 + Tues 4/4 at 2:30 PM,
KWHS Library
Senior Post-Secondary Plans Confirmed Please confirm your plans/college
commitments with Mrs. Townsend via email, Remind or the CAP Office by 5/1.
KWHS Decision Day
(Signing + Celebration)
for Seniors
Fri 5/5, Afternoon (Time TBD),
KWHS Courtyard
Class Night,
Senior Scholarship
Presentation Event
Wed 5/31 at 7 PM,
KWHS Auditorium
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 2017 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
 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.
 KWHS School Profile AY2017.pdf
Key West High School's School Profile for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Contacts
+ Townsend, Gavin
Click on name to see details.

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