WCHS College & Career News

December 16, 2020

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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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

12/8 October PSAT scores released--see "Test History" in myStudent

12/18 Last day to register for January PSAT if you didn't test in October (sophomores)

1/6-1/11 Mrs. Faysash visits sophomore English classes to view and discuss PSAT results

1/26 PSAT Make-Up

1/28 PHSC Application Workshop (sign up with Mrs. Faysash by 1/25)

2/17 ASVAB test for 10th, 11th, 12th graders (sign up with Mrs. Faysash by 2/6/2021)

2/23 PHSC Application Workshop (sign up with Mrs. Faysash by 2/18)

2/25 District College and Career Fair (virtual) from 6-8 p.m. More details to come.

4/27 FREE SAT School Day Test (Juniors)

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SAVE THE DATE: VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR FEB. 25TH

We would love students and parents join us for our Pasco County Schools 2021 Virtual College and Career Fair! We will host this event on Thursday, February 25th from 5-8 pm. The first hour will feature a series of recorded presentations from schools. The final two hours from 6-8 pm will give students and parents the opportunity to attend individual college and university breakout rooms for question and answer sessions. We will also be hosting presentations for several general college topics including applications, essays, financial aid, Bright Futures and more! This event is open to all middle and high school students in Pasco County. We hope you can join us in helping students become college and career ready!
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Class of 2021 Pasco Education Foundation Scholarship Application Now Open!

Seniors, apply for over 50 local scholarships with one application! Last year Pasco Education Foundation awarded over 120 local seniors with college scholarships (including several from WCHS!). Apply between now and January 31st to be considered. Please see me if you need assistance. Good luck!


https://www.pascoeducationfoundation.org/students/



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WIthlacoochee River Electric $11K Scholarship Now Open!

This four year scholarship is available to students who have at least a 2.0 GPA and will be attending a Florida post-secondary school. Last year ten WCHS students received this generous award! Applications are due March 26th.


https://wrec.net/educational-foundation/

Fall 2021 PHSC Applications are Open!

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PHSC Application Fee Waivers for ALL STUDENTS!!

PHSC is waiving application fees for all students. Contact Josie (oliverjo@phsc.edu) for a PHSC application fee waiver.
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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.
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FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION

WCHS Financial Aid and Scholarship Night
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FREE SAT FOR JUNIORS APRIL 27TH

All Juniors will be automatically registered to take a FREE college-reportable SAT at school on April 27th. If you will need accommodations for this test, you must fill out a request form and turn it in to Mrs. Faysash by February 15th.


https://accommodations.collegeboard.org/pdf/ssd-consent-form-accommodations.pdf

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FREE Practice for SAT Testing/KHAN ACADEMY

Khan Academy and College Board have developed a partnership to help students prep and practice for the SAT for FREE. The Khan program includes personalized recommendations and ten official timed SAT practice tests!


https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

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MAKE-UP PSAT/NMSQT TO BE HELD JANUARY 26TH AT WCHS

The PSAT will be offered on Tuesday, January 26th at WCHS to sophomores who were not able to take the October test. MSOL and Traditional students who missed the October date are all eligible to test but must register by DECEMBER 18th. To reserve your spot, please email Mrs. Faysash at kfaysash@pasco.k12.fl.us.

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

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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.
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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!