OHS Counselor Corner 2022-2023

School Counselor Updates

2022-2023 Semester 1 Updates:

  • Counselor Caseloads have changed make sure you check out the new breakdown:)
  • All students can come to Guidance during Lunches (A/B) to see their counselor without an appointment. Please do not just send students down to guidance unless it is a CRISIS situation. Emails and appointments only:)
  • College and Career Room is open during lunches:)

College and Career Updates

Class of 2023:

College Application Season

  • Apply to 4-6 colleges (Do not put all your eggs in one basket)
  • College list and applications need to be done on Xello.
  • Common Application and Coalition need to be used when only option for a college. Please make sure to add all information correctly and your school counselor info as well.
  • Transcripts must be requested on Xello. Contact your school counselor for each school that you need records sent to.

Letters of Recommendations

Please ask the person you are requesting a letter from ahead of time. Give 48-72 hours for it to be completed.

VCC Dual Enrollment Spring 2023/ OTECH FAll 2023

FALL 2022 Updates

Applications for SPRING 2023

Please see your counselor for more information. Application window opens Sept 12- Oct 10 2022

  • Have a 3.0 minimum unweighted cumulative (high school) GPA for grades 6-11 at the time of application or a minimum 3.0 weighted cumulative GPA for high school seniors at time of application. (Not applicable for homeschool/FLVS applicants)
  • Obtain eligible college-ready test scores through the PERT, ACT and/or SAT in all three sections (Reading, Writing/English and Math) by the assessment score deadline.

Link for Steps for Application Process

spring-2022-de-application-step-by-step.pdf (valenciacollege.edu)


OTech: For all oTech Dual enrollment questions, please schedule time to speak with a campus advisor:

Fall Application Deadline: February

Spring Application Deadline: September**OTech has not updated their Spring Application YET.

  • 2.0 unweighted GPA
  • junior or senior high school student
  • Must pass the Reading FSA and Algebra EOC or PERT.
  • Students will follow the sequence of courses for each program.
  • There are full-time and part-time options.

Upcoming Events

Important Dates Guidance and College and Career

  • Spring Valencia College Dual Enrollment Registration: September 12th- Oct 10
  • 504 Meetings ON-Going
  • Senior One on One Meetings through English classes: Sept 19th- Oct 6th
  • College Week: September 26th-30th
  • Quest bridge Application Opens: September 27th (Juniors/Seniors)
  • On-Campus College Fair: September 29th (morning period 2-4)
  • FAFSA Opens: October 1st
  • Junior One on One Meetings through English classes: Oct 11th-22nd
  • HBCU College Fair: October 7th
  • School Days ACT: October 18th
  • School Days SAT: October 12th
  • Sophomore One on One Meetings: Dec 5th-16th

Social Work Corner

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FAFSA (Financial Aid)

OCT 1st FAFSA opened to complete your application for Fall 2023 school year. Seniors please make sure that you fill this out. Whether you have decided on where to go or what you are doing filling it out may give you options for opportunities to funds you didn't know you could receive :)

Website: Roles | FAFSA Application | Federal Student Aid

Instructions on the Process below:

Filling Out the FAFSA® Form | Federal Student Aid