Senior News

Class of 2020

Did you know....

A high school dropout makes on average $19,000 a year, a high school graduate makes $28,000 a year, a college graduate makes $51,000 a year. Over the course of a career, a college grad will make nearly $1 million more than a highschool graduate.

That's a lot of money!

Bright Futures

Student Responsibilities- Know and meet the requirements of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program before high school graduation as well as throughout your college career.

- Check your application and award status on a regular basis.

- Make sure that your demographic information is kept up to date on your application.

- Keep your "institution of choice" selection updated. This is where your Bright Futures Scholarship award money will be sent.

When to Apply- Seniors can apply after October 1, 2019 and prior to graduation or forfeit all future eligibility for a Bright Futures Scholarship.

- You apply at and select: State Grants, Scholarships, & Applications Applicant Quick Links Student Application.

University Applications

All universities have a Priority Admissions Deadline for receipt of completed freshman applications. The Directors of Admissions in the Florida State University System emphasize the importance of meeting all deadlines in the freshman application process. Applicants should check the status of each application often and pay close attention to the details of the admissions process specific to each institution. It is the responsibility of the applicant to meet all deadlines. Online applications can take up to 48 hours to officially be received by the Admissions Offices, so don't wait to the last minute of a deadline to submit the application.

Scholarship Opportunities

The College Board partners with scholarship providers connected to the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and PSAT™ 10. Through these partners, students can access over $300 million in scholarship awards. Learn more about scholarships.

Below are deadline notifications for three of our partners:

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation invests in exceptional students who are dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others. Know a high school senior who fits the bill? Encourage them to apply for one of 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 by October 31, 2019, at 5 p.m. ET.

For more details and a link to the application, please visit their website.

Horatio Alger Association

As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who've faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who've exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, in addition to having critical financial need.

The online application is open until October 25 for undergraduate scholarships.

For more information about the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, please visit their website.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Scholarships can open doors for students who aspire to go to college but don't have the funds. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as access to a thriving network of more than 2,600 fellow Cooke scholars and alumni.

The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program application (exclusively through the Common App) closes November 13, 2019.

Subscribe to the Cooke Foundation's counselor newsletter to stay updated on all scholarship programs and opportunities.

Herff Jones - Cap and Gown

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 12:30pm


Gap and Gown Presentation

PROM 2020

Do you want to have a say for YOUR prom? Fill out the following questionnaire and make your voice count.


Do you want to get experience in a field that interests you? Do you want a jumpstart on learning the ins and outs of a particular job? You might consider an internship. You can learn valuable skills by experiencing it from behind the scenes, in the midst of the action! Here are a few ideas:





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SGA is excited to begin planning this year's grad bash trip! They request that one senior representative from each club or sport join in the process. Watch for meeting dates and times to be announced. We'll make sure they appear here! In the meantime, start thinking of ideas to make this the best GRAD BASH in AHS history!

School Wide SAT

Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 8am

To be determined

Be ready to test bright and early!!!

PLEASE make sure you take full advantage of this opportunity!

Meet Our GCSC Navigator

Come meet Debbie Mikolajczyk! She is our new navigator and can answer questions and concerns about FAFSA and GCSC. She is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the media center.

If you have questions or would like to set an appointment email her at:



I will begin calling you down next week to discuss graduation credits, GPA, college applications, and recommendation letters. Please keep an eye out for any emails sent.

If you have any questions or concerns that cannot wait please email me,