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


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November Opportunities

College Applications

Deadline to apply to UCF and USF is December 1st! Make sure your applications are submitted! Also, pay attention to SSAR, SPARK, transcript and other deadlines for all college applications!


Notify us of your Admissions

Use the link below to notify us of your acceptances. We will come celebrate you with a balloon and shirt!

https://cchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=232096


Chasco King and Queen Scholarship

The Board for the New Port Richey Chasco Fiesta would like to present all seniors exhibiting the qualities of a king or queen the opportunity to be recognized as the outstanding individuals they are. Those of royal quality display leadership, self-introspection, personal growth, compassion, ethics, innovation, action, and civic mindedness. We invite all seniors who feel they have these qualities to apply for the chance to be the next Junior King and Queen for the New Port Richey Chasco Fiesta.

Those who wish to apply must create an application including the following:

(Applications should be sent to Frank Grey at fgrey317@gmail.com by December 1st)

1. High School Transcripts.

(Grades will be considered but are not the most important factor).

2. A multi-page essay in which you talk about the following.

a. Why you would like this honor.

b. What have you done for your community in the past?

c. An achievable and actionable plan to make a unique change in the community.

October Opportunities

Scholarships

See Mrs. Garrett for a flyer for the WREC Scholarship and the Florida Eastern Star Grant Scholarship!


The University of Florida Honors Program is accepting applications for the Stamps Scholarship and the John V. Lombardi Scholarship. Both scholarships provide a financial stipend and four fully funded summer enrichment experiences. Please see Mrs. Garrett if you are interested in applying.


Job Opportunities

Lexus of Wesley Chapel is offering part time work for Juniors and Seniors! See Mrs. Garrett for more information!

September Job and Volunteer Opportunites Available!

Daycare Paid and Volunteer positions are open at Discovery Point Lexington Oaks- Contact Melissa at melissa@dplexingtonoaks.com to apply!


Stage manager paid and volunteer positions are available!


Juniors and Senior students who might have an interest in gaining some experience working in a theatre as stage crew. I have PAID positions open (minimum salary is $10/hr starting Sept. 30, 2021). The link to the application is:

https://pasco.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=16609



Saddlebrook has job opportunities available!!

Contact Mr. Ravenna at erikravenna63@gmail.com for more information!

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WCAA Volunteer Opportunity

Wesley Chapel District Park is hosting the Gulf Coast Memorial Cup Lacrosse Tournament on November 13 & 14. Ages of players range from 8U through High School. Many of our local schools have students in the tournament - Wiregrass Ranch, Wesley Chapel, Cypress Creek, Land O'Lakes, etc


We're looking for high school student volunteers to help as score keepers, concessions, set up/take down, parking (no money exchanged )and timekeeper and get those student community service hours credit!


Please use the Sign Up Genius link below to choose your time slot. We're working in 2- hour shifts. Sign up for as many as you'd like! All hours will be signed for by a WCAA Board Member after hours are completed.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0849AFAC28A5FD0-gulf
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Florida P.E.O. Scholarship Available!

Provides financial assistance for tuition and fees to qualified women who will be pursuing undergraduate study at a Florida college or university. See Mrs. Garrett for more information!

In-Person Appointments with Mrs. Garrett

Request in-person appointments with Mrs. Garrett here: https://cchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=87009

College Bound Coyotes and Military Bound Coyotes

Calling all College-Bound and Military-Bound Coyotes...Tell us about your college acceptances and military enlistments so we can celebrate your achievements throughout the year! Complete the Mach form here: https://cchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=232096…

Community Events and Programs

Community Service Opportunities

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Museum Volunteers Needed

The Museum of Archaeology, Paleontology and Science housed at Wendell Krinn Technical High School is looking for volunteers to assist them. Please contact Charles Zidar, the founder and director, at charlesmapsmuseum@gmail.com for additional information.

Junior Ambassadors of Goodwill (JAG) Virtual Hybrid Community Service Program

The Junior Ambassadors of Goodwill (J.A.G.) is a virtual hybrid service program for high school students aged 14 and up. Students can earn up to 22 hours of community service.

More information about the JAG Virtual program can be found here: https://goodwill-suncoast.org/high-school-student-volunteers/

Once there, click the JAG Virtual logo for links to the Student Handbook: https://issuu.com/goodwill-suncoast/docs/jag-handbook-virtual_fin_sngle-pg

To apply, visit: https://goodwill-suncoast.org/junior-ambassadors-of-goodwill-virtual-sign-up/

April Britt Charity Foundation

The April Brit Charity Foundation is in need of volunteers for upcoming events to support the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Family Support Network, Pasco Athletic Leagues Football and Cheer, and Firefighters Charities of Pasco. Email April Britt at abritt@whitedoveinc.net
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Resources

Colleges and Universities

State University System

For more information on admissions for the 12 State Universities in Florida, visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XQCzts61bDNoDA4L209-84HI1x1HIfmc/view?usp=sharing

College Admissions

This is a great resource to keep you up-to-date on each college's current policy on admissions: https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/newsroom/college-admission-status-coronavirus/

Virtual Campus Tours

While you wait for college campuses to open-up, why not check out some virtual college tours at: https://www.cappex.com/covid-19-coronavirus-college-admissions-student-resource-center

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, visit https://www.rickscott.senate.gov/floridians/academy-nominations.

Career and Technical Programs

Did you know Florida is home to 48 technical colleges and 28 state colleges offering career and technical training in 17 career pathways? Career and Technical Education programs offer exciting options for students, allowing you to move toward your career faster and more affordably than the 4-year or more traditional university track.

Visit GetThereFL.com to learn more about the benefits of CTE, aligning yourself with your interests within a career pathway, and connecting with your local college to learn more and enroll in a program.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

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Bright Futures Scholarship

PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT UPDATES FOR BRIGHT FUTURES:


The Bright Futures Scholarship testing deadline for 20-21 graduates has been extended to Dec. 1, 2021. Seniors are required to submit the FFAA no later than Aug. 31, 2021, even if all requirements have not yet been achieved.


For Bright Futures Scholarship information visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zL9kPP3Fcf1CXbqfXW5B70sKBxTsIslP/view?usp=sharing



Full eligibility and program information can be found at: https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPHome/SAPHome?url=home

Scholarship Database

This month we are transitioning from our traditional monthly scholarship newsletter to a central scholarship database site hosted by the school district. Check this link frequently for updated scholarship information: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/scholarship_database

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Students can apply for federal financial aid through the FAFSA beginning October 1 of their Senior year. To learn more about the FAFSA, visit: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Congress-Bundestag Vocational Exchange Program

The Congress-Bundestag Vocational Exchange Program is now accepting applications for scholarships to study abroad program in Germany.

For more information visit: https://www.nacelopendoor.org/sites/default/files/2020-10/CBYX%20Overview_0.pdf

Sean Bartell Memorial Foundation Scholarship

The Sean Bartell Memorial Foundation is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship in memory of Sean Bartell, known to many as a remarkable son, brother, student, and friend. All applications are due to Mrs. Larimore on April 28, 2021. Download an application at: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/my-drive

Testing

SAT and ACT Testing

SAT and ACT exams are scheduled throughout the year on Saturdays. Students must register for the exams on the testing Web sites. Juniors and Seniors who qualify for free or reduced lunch can see Mrs. Larimore for test fee waivers.


SAT Test Registration: www.sat.org

ACT Test Registration: www.actstudent.org


For more information on school-day testing, visit the CCHS Assessment Web page at: https://cchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/assessments/


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. There is no cost to take the exam. Learn more at: asvabprogram.com/student-program


March2success.com provides study materials to help improve scores on standardized tests including ASVAB.

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

Collegiate Athletics

Students interested in collegiate athletics should visit the eligibility centers for NCAA at http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future and/or NAIA at https://play.mynaia.org/ to learn more about eligibility requirements and recruitment procedures.
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Other Resources