All Things College & Career

From Mrs. Flynn-Gerardi

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College *** Career *** Military

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March 23, 2021

Hello Cobras!!


Check back here often to find important information regarding college and career-related opportunities!


Mrs. Flynn-Gerardi

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HAPPENING NOW!

SENIORS:


SCHOLARSHIP SEASON IS UPON US!!! !!!


Marchman applications are open!! See below for details.


Some of you will start to receive your college acceptances (YAY!) please be sure to stop by my office so I can give you a COLLEGE BOUND COBRA t-shirt to help you celebrate!!


FAFSA IS OPEN!! YOU SHOULD BE FILLING OUT THE 2021-2022 FAFSA IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND ANY POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION AFTER GRADUATION NEXT FALL, SEE ME FOR HELP!


If you are still in the process of applying and need help, come and see me!!



JUNIORS:


Planning to go straight to university? Make an appointment to see me ASAP, its time to get things going!!


IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU BEGIN TAKING THE SAT/ACT TESTS IN THE LATE FALL/EARLY SPRING, SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON SIGNING UP-COME SEE ME IF YOU HAVE FREE/REDUCED LUNCH TO WAIVE THE TESTING FEES!!


There will be a college reportable SAT offered to all juniors for FREE on March 24th, please make sure you take advantage of this opportunity.



SOPHOMORES & FRESHMAN


We will be sending out invites for students who are eligible to take the PERT test for dual enrollment, this is a fantastic opportunity to get college credit while still in high school!!


It is never too early to start thinking about your future, come see me if you want to put together a plan!! Also to get started on those community service hours!!


Need to make an appointment with me? Drop to the bottom of the newsletter!

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HUDSON HIGH SCHOLARSHIPS

https://livepascok12fl.sharepoint.com/:f:/s/HHS_Resources/EpMbBFL-lgJCgg8STatW-MkBDP-6A4SLB5kCtQWnDghshQ?e=lts4kR to find local scholarships donated to Hudson High School. Please pay close attention to the deadlines and eligibility requirements. These can be turned into Mrs. Flynn-Gerardi in the CRC, two days prior to deadline to be submitted. Recipients of these scholarships will be recognized at HHS Night of Excellence.

** if you cannot print these there are hard copies in the CRC

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Contact Kim Dunn, Admissions Advisor/Career Specialist at 727-774-1703 for more information about programs and the admissions process. The application for August 2021 Fall classes opens March 1, 2021. Please check here for Fall program availability on March 1, 2021.

Take a look at all the cool things they offer at Florida Gulf Coast University!!

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CLICK BELOW FOR VIDEO

Here are some links for more info on FGCU

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UF Applications

Greetings from Gainesville!


We are writing to let you know that, given the current environment with the coronavirus pandemic, we are moving our application deadline to Monday, November 16. Previously, our deadline was November 1.


Keep in mind that only the application via the Coalition Application or Common Application needs to be submitted by November 16. Below is a summary of all deadlines that students must meet to complete the UF application:


Application Deadlines

  • Tuesday, December 15: Deadline to request test scores be sent to UF. Note: taking the SAT on December 5 or the ACT on December 12 will meet this deadline provided that students request scores be sent by December 15.

If students meet all of these deadlines, their admission decision will be available on February 26.

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THINKING ABOUT APPLYING TO ST LEO?? HERE ARE SOME AWESOME RESOURCES!

- Academic Viewbook

o Get a first look at Saint Leo!

- Digital Inquiry Card

o This will allow students to easily add their names to our inquiry pool to receive our emails and outreach

- Virtual Tour

o Even if students cannot visit campus physically, I would invite them to tour our beautiful campus from the comfort of their own homes!

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CHECK OUT FULL SAIL'S Live Virtual Experiences

COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY RESOURCES

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STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF FLORIDA

CLICK HERE to link to all the public state universities in Florida
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VIRTUAL CAMPUS TOURS

While you wait for college campuses to open-up, why not check out some virtual college tours?

CLICK HERE

NACAC NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIRS (VIRTUAL)

CLICK HERE to register for upcoming virtual college fairs

APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY

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THE COMMON APPLICATION

With instant access to more than 800 colleges and universities around the world, the Common App is the most seamless way to manage the application process.

CLICK HERE for more information

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THE COALITION APPLICATION

The Coalition Application is a centralized college application, first pioneered in 2016 by the Coalition for College Access, Affordability, and Success (often just referred to as the Coalition for College Access)

CLICK HERE

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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

This is a great resource to keep you up-to-date on each college's current policy on admissions: CLICK HERE

Davidson Admission Intensive

Sessions are for rising high school juniors and seniors, with session options for parents and mentors in the evening.

Each workshop has been designed by a team which may consist of Davidson admissions staff, partners from other institutions, and our high school counseling colleagues. Our goal is to provide information in a broad scope that will serve participants regardless of where they apply. We encourage participants with questions specific to a school's admission process to reach out directly to that institution.

CLICK HERE

COLLEGE ESSAY TIPS & TRICKS

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How to Write a Great College Essay, Step-by-Step

This guide will walk you through each step of the essay writing process to help you understand exactly what you need to do to write the best possible personal statement. CLICK HERE

7 GREAT College Essay Tips to Help You Stand Out
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U.S. SERVICE ACADEMIES

Applications are now open for Congressional Military Academy nominations. This is a requirement for applying for the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. For more information CLICK HERE

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

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BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP

For Bright Futures Scholarship information CLICK HERE



For full eligibility and program information CLICK HERE

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COMMUNITY SERVICE HOUR OPPORTUNITIES

In order to meet the requirements for the Bright Futures Scholarship students are required to obtain community service hours.


The organizations below provide opportunities for virtual and/or in person ways to give back to the community and earn service hours.


AARP: Become a Virtual Community Volunteer, Make a Difference in the Areas that Matter to You. Connect with Your Community by Finding Volunteering Opportunities While You're at Home!

CLICK HERE


VOLUNTEERMATCH:

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer From Anywhere | VolunteerMatch

Explore hundreds of virtual volunteer opportunities in cause areas like health and medicine, education, and community building, that you can do from a computer, from home or anywhere

CLICK HERE


FEEDING TAMPA BAY: Feeding Tampa Bay is the largest food rescue and distribution organization in our community, serving more than 700000 hungry people in the 10-county region

CLICK HERE

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PASCO COUNTY SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIP PAGE

Check out this site to find even more scholarship opportunities!!

CLICK HERE

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SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES

Helpful hint...create a separate email for these links..

BE AWARE, if any site asks for you to pay for a service, immediately, find another site. You should NOT pay anyone to find FREE resources!


TESTING

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SAT AND ACT TESTING

SAT Test Registration: CLICK HERE

ACT Test Registration: CLICK HERE


Utilize free online test preparation resources at:

www.khanacademy.com

www.academy.act.org

www.march2success.com

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ASVAB

The ASVAB is available to all students interested in career interest and career aptitude testing. Students interested in a career in the US Military should also take the ASVAB as it is a requirement for enlistment. For more information CLICK HERE


CLICK HERE for study materials to help improve scores on standardized tests including ASVAB.


TO SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT DATE: JANUARY 25TH

CLICK HERE

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MYCAREERSHINES

MyCareerShines, a service of FloridaShines, is Florida’s free, online, education and career planning system where students and adults can create a personalized plan that is just right for them. This FREE, state-funded tool allows students to assess their interests and skills, explore careers, plan for their future education, and create a personal portfolio to share with prospective schools and employers.


Most importantly students will gain an understanding of what it takes to pursue the career of their dreams. MyCareerShines offers students the chance to explore new careers and create a personalized approach to planning for the future. To learn more, CLICK HERE today and help your student get on the path to their dream career.

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COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

Students interested in collegiate athletics should visit the eligibility centers for NCAA CLICK HERE and/or NAIA CLICK HERE to learn more about eligibility requirements and recruitment procedures.

MILITARY

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RECRUITERS

AMERICA'S NAVY

JEROME CARLIE

BM2, U.S. NAVY

NAVY RECRUITER

WHERE TO FIND ME

THE COLLEGE AND CAREER RESOURCE CENTER (CRC)

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