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Freshman-Sophomore Night . Guidance Counselors Deanna Stephenson (A-G) x-235 Suzanne Hamar (H-N) x-266 Melodie Yarber (O-Z) x-246 Nancy Hutek x-241 (Department Head, Impact, Special Diploma) Emily Lippincott x-270 (Collegiate Academy) College & Career Counselor David Elkins x-244.

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Guidance Counselors

    • Deanna Stephenson (A-G) x-235
    • Suzanne Hamar (H-N) x-266
    • MelodieYarber (O-Z) x-246
    • Nancy Hutek x-241 (Department Head, Impact, Special Diploma)
    • Emily Lippincott x-270

(Collegiate Academy)

  • College & Career Counselor
    • David Elkins x-244
graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements
  • Available in lobby
    • Pg. 7 Sophomores
    • Pg. 8 Freshmen
graduation requirements1
Graduation Requirements
  • One Online/Virtual Course
    • One “course”must be completed through online learning.
      • Contact your student’s guidance counselor for more info.
what about foreign language
What about Foreign Language?
  • Foreign language is not required for high school graduation.
    • 2 credits of the same foreign language are required for admission into four-year colleges and universities.
      • Bright Futures Scholarships: Both Florida Medallion and Florida Academic Scholars programs require 2 credits of the same foreign language.
making up classes
Making up Classes
  • Florida Virtual School
    • Offered through the internet for free.
    • 9-18 weeks per ½ credit.
    • Students sign up online at FLVS.net.
  • Credit Recovery
    • Offered after school in computer lab at AHS.
    • Completion time varies for each student.
    • Students sign up with guidance counselor.
  • Night School
    • Offered at various schools throughout the county from approximately 6-9 pm two days per week.
      • Three closest: Brandon, TBT, Plant City
    • Completion time varies for each student.
    • Students sign up with guidance counselor.

REPORT CARDS

Tuesday, February 11th

life after armwood
Life After Armwood
  • Keep doors open
    • Good grades
    • Be nice to your teachers, administrators, counselors
    • Look at your PSAT scores
    • GET INVOLVED!!!!!!!!
i don t know what i want to do after high school
I don’t know what I want to do after high school.
  • Florida Choices Planner
    • FLChoices.org
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    • Bls.gov/ooh
what do colleges look for
What Do Colleges Look For?

Brag Sheet

  • Rigor of courses taken
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Class rank & GPA
  • Application essays
  • Recommendations

HOW DO YOU STACK UP???

sat and act
SAT and ACT?
  • Sign up term 2 of junior year
    • 11th and 12th on free/reduced lunch qualify for 2 fee waivers for SAT and 2 for ACT.
      • Also qualify for up to 8 college application fee waiver requests if given SAT & ACT waivers
  • Free Test Prep Materials
    • PSAT-My College Quickstart
      • Personalized test prep based on

weaknesses

florida college system
Florida College System
  • 28 Public Community Colleges and State Colleges
  • The average cost of tuition is much lower in the Florida College System compared to private institutions and public universities.
independent colleges universities of florida
Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida
  • Adventist University of Health Sciences
  • Ave Maria University
  • Barry University
  • Beacon College
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Clearwater Christian College
  • Eckerd College
  • Edward Waters College
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Everglades University
  • Flagler College Florida College
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida Memorial University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Hodges University
  • Jacksonville University
  • Keiser University
  • Lynn University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Rollins College
  • Saint Leo University
  • Southeastern University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Stetson University
  • The University of Tampa
  • University of Miami
  • Warner University
  • Webber International University

Private, not-for-profit & accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS).

which college to apply to
Which college to apply to?

Cappex.com

Bigfuture.org

Petersons.com

career technical schools
Career & Technical Schools
  • Erwin Technical Center
  • Aparacio-Levy Technical Center
  • Brewster Technical Center
  • Leary Technical Center
  • Tampa Bay Tech Adult School
free money
FREE Money
  • FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    • Determines if students qualify for federal grants, loans, and work study programs
    • Some colleges require the FAFSA to be considered for institutional aid
    • Fill out starting January 1st of senior year - FAFSA.ed.gov
  • Floridastudentfinancialaid.org
    • Apply for state scholarships and grants, including the Bright Futures scholarship program.
      • Application opens December 1st of senior year
  • Studentaid.ed.gov
    • Resources and information on financial aid.
scholarships
Scholarships
  • Fill out college applications early senior year.
    • Automatically considered for some scholarships.
  • Other scholarships will require that you apply for each one individually.
  • Beware of scams!
    • If you have to pay money to get

money, it’s probably a scam.

scholarship search sites
Scholarship Search Sites
  • Fastweb.com
  • BigFuture.org
  • Finaid.org
  • Cappex.com
  • GoCollege.com
  • CollegeData.com
  • CollegeAnswer.com
  • CollegeScholarships.org
bright futures scholarships
Bright Futures Scholarships
  • FLVC.org
    • Check Bright Futures status online
florida academic scholars
Florida Academic Scholars
  • 16 core classes
  • 3.5 recalculated GPA
  • 100 hours community service
  • 1290 SAT (Between Reading and Math sections only) or 29 ACT composite.
    • Currently pays $103 per credit hour at a 4-year university.
florida medallion scholar
Florida Medallion Scholar
  • 16 core classes
  • 3.0 recalculated GPA
  • 75 hours community service
  • 1170 SAT (Between Reading and Math sections only) or 26 ACT composite.
    • Currently pays $77 per credit hour at a 4-year university.
florida gold seal
Florida Gold Seal
  • 3.0 recalculated GPA
  • 3 credits in a vocational area
      • 3.5 GPA in vocational area
  • 16 core Classes
  • 30 hours community service
  • SAT (440 Reading, 440 Math) or ACT (17 English, 18 Reading, 19 Math) or PERT (104 Reading, 99 Writing, 113 Math)
  • Pays between $39-48 per credit hour
    • Only covers A.S, A.A.S, Applied Technology Diplomas, and Career Certificate Programs.
college athletics
College Athletics
  • Division 1 & 2 Athletes must register and qualify with NCAA Clearinghouse to compete in college.
    • EligibilityCenter.org
  • NAIA
    • Naia.org
what s going on at armwood
What’s Going on at Armwood?

ARMWOOD_HS

Grades, Messages, News

School Website

Texts & E-mails

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