WCHS College & Career News

October 12, 2020

October is Important!

Hello, everyone! October is a very busy month for seniors. College applications, financial aid, scholarships, and testing are all in full swing. Please read all of our happenings below and reach out with any questions.


All the best, Mrs. Faysash

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Let's plan your future! All grade levels!

Do you need help figuring out your next step? Do you have questions about the college application process? Are you wondering where you stand for your GPA and test scores for admission? Are you interested in discussing trade/tech careers or military? Email me at kfaysash@pasco.k12.fl.us so we can meet in person or via Zoom to create a personalized plan.

IMPORTANT DATES AND SIGN UPS!

10/12-10/16 Mrs. Faysash and Senior Counselors will meet individually with on campus seniors during English classes.

10/20 Wear college gear to kick off College Application Week!

10/20-10/23 College Application Week (see information below)

10/21 Saint Leo University virtual presentation during 3rd period (sign up)

10/22 PHSC virtual presentation 4th period (sign up)

10/27 Southeastern University 2nd period (sign up by 10/23)

10/29 PSAT on campus for all sophomores (and 9th/11th graders who paid)

10/29 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University virtual presentation 3 p.m. (sign up for link)

11/1 Priority college application deadline for most Florida universities

11/5 ASVAB test for military recruitment or career exploration (10th, 11th, 12th may sign up)

12/1 Priority deadline for FAFSA for most Florida universities

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PREPARE TO LAUNCH CAREER SERIES

Do you know what it takes to launch a successful life and career? Target is hosting Prepare to Launch, a 4-session virtual series starting Friday, October 16th, featuring employees and executives from over 24 companies (including Target, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Shipt, Microsoft, Best Buy, and many more). You will get to meet these amazing speakers, along with successful tech entrepreneurs as they share stories, lessons learned, and must-have skills that have advanced their careers. We hope to see you there and can't wait to help you launch yourself into a successful future!

Register on EventBrite: (zoom links will only be emailed to those who register): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prepare-to-launch-tickets-114744722554

Series Dates & Times: -

Be Curious: Friday, October 16th (8:45am - 11:00am)

Be Bold: Friday, October 30th (8:45am - 11:00am)

Build Meaningful Relationships: Friday, November 13th (8:45am - 11:00am)

Demystifying Tech Careers: Friday, November 20th (8:45am - 11:00am)

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COLLEGE APPLICATION WEEK OCTOBER 20-23

Did you know NOW is the time to be finishing up your four-year university applications? Have you finished your Common App? Have you created and submitted your SSAR report for UF, FSU, FGCU, or FAU? Have you completed UCF's mandatory SPARK form? Do you want help with your essays? Do you need assistance creating a FAFSA account for financial aid?


Sign up for a time slot or two next week so we can finalize all of your documents! You will have an SRA for this work time. Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f45aaae28aaf58-college2

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SENIOR COLLEGE, CAREER, AND MILITARY ACCEPTANCES!

We want to celebrate you success! Please let me know when you have been accepted to universities, colleges, trade schools, and military. We have a fun shirt for you and will also be posting to social media and our Senior "WE GOT IN" bulletin board in the 100 hallway.

SENIOR FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION

WCHS Financial Aid and Scholarship Night
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PSAT/NMSQT TO BE HELD OCTOBER 29TH AT WCHS

ALL sophomores will take the PSAT free of charge on October 29th. The PSAT can be used to measure college readiness, access scholarships for college, and practice for the SAT.


GUIDE https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/psat-nmsqt-student-guide.pdf

SIGN UP FOR ASVAB!

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PHSC Questions and Answers

We are so fortunate to have a wonderful PHSC advisor specifically to answer your questions about college/technical programs at PHSC. Advisors and admissions representatives are still working virtually to assist you. If you would like to discuss PHSC, please reach out to our student recruiter, Josie Oliver at oliverjo@phsc.edu.
Wesley Chapel High School College Application Night 2020-2021
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Juniors/Seniors, if you qualify for free/reduced lunch, please contact Mrs. Faysash for FREE SAT and ACT test waivers.

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COVID-19 COLLEGE AND UNIVERSTIY UPDATES

Cappex has compiled links the most up-to-date information for over 900 colleges and universities. Freshman information, application deadlines, virtual tours and events are all listed. Great resource for seniors!


https://www.cappex.com/covid-19-coronavirus-college-admissions-student-resource-center


For COVID-19 school updates for our 12 public Florida universities, visit the link below:


https://www.flbog.edu/2020/03/26/university-information-on-covid-19-2/.

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My Career Shines

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, visit www.MyCareerShines.org today and help your student get on the path to their dream career.

Stay Up-to-Date with REMIND

Would you like to stay updated on the latest College and Career info from Mrs. Faysash (scholarship opportunities, campus visits, college and career presentations)? Join the College and Career Lab on Remind.


Class of 2021 - Text @21faysash to 81010
Class of 2022 - Text @22faysash to 81010
Class of 2023 - Text @faysash23 to 81010

Class of 2024 - Text @faysash24 to 81010

Meet with Mrs. Faysash

There are several ways we can still meet to discuss your future! I am happy to have a Zoom or phone call with you to discuss: financial aid, college applications and timelines, post-graduation plans, or any other college and career needs. Any grade level welcome!