ICHS School Counseling Department

        

Notices and News

Scholarship Spotlight

Access all scholarship applications at the ICHS Scholarship Google Folder: Scholarship Folder

Has your School Counselor made a difference in your life? Complete the 2017 Florida School Counselor Scholarship application at this link for the chance at a $500 scholarship. Deadline of April 1, 2017.

Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce Scholarship 2.5 GPA and higher...what can you do for your community? What have you done for your community? Apply for this need-based scholarship by downloading and completing the application here. Deadline of April 7, 2017.

Richard Hagy Memorial Scholarship Complete application and requirements found here. Requirements of graduating seniors: 2.5 or higher GPA, demonstration of financial need, and involvement in high school sports. Two letters of recommendation (one from a coach) and personal essay with a minimum of 500 words on the following: "How has being a bully, or a target of a bully, or a witness of a bullying situation affected you?" Deadline of April 19, 2017.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Resource

Thinking about attending a technical college? Looking for scholarships and financial aid? Need assistance with SAT/ACT prep? Visit http://www.collegescholarship4u.com/- a resource developed by Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce and the Lee County School District and created to provide students and parents with informational resources geared towards higher education.

How do I see my counselor?

The counseling office in the cafeteria is open for student walk-ins during all three lunch shifts. If you need to meet with your grade level counselor, please submit a Counselor Appointment Request at the link below (Request a meeting with a counselor!) Our counseling department will review the appointment requests at the end of each day and you will be called out of class when it is best for your schedule by your grade level counselor.

Parents: Please make sure to include your child’s full name and student ID number in your emails. Also, please be sure to include your name as listed on emergency contact information so the counselor can respond to your email.

Are you aware of the updates to FAFSA Application Processes? Review the document below to see what changes have been made.

Meet the Counselors

Important Dates

Date Information Other Information
March 28, 29, 2017 FSA Reading Retakes 11th and 12th Grade students not meeting requirement
March 30, 2017 Algebra EOC Retakes NGSSS Students not meeting requirement
April 4, 2017 Algebra EOC Retakes FSA Students not meeting requirement
April 7, 2017 Registration Deadline for SAT on May 6 Create an account/register at sat.collegeboard.org
April 8, 2017 ACT Test Date
April 10 through April 17, 2017 No School Spring Break
April 18, 2017 Quarter 4 Begins
April 25, 26, 2017 Geometry/Algebra 2 EOC For students enrolled in Geometry and/or Algebra 2
May 2, 3, 2017 FSA Reading 9th and 10th Grade students
May 5, 2017

Registration Deadline for SAT on June 3

Registration Deadline for ACT on June 10

Create an account/register at sat.collegeboard.org

Create an account/register at actstudent.org

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to earn 24 credits in specific subject areas. A formula for graduation is depicted below. Detailed graduation requirements are listed below for each grade level in PDF documents.

 

All students must complete an online course within the 24 required credits in order to earn a standard diploma. More information regarding the online course requirement is outlined in the following document http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7574/urlt/0101173-onlinegrad.pdf  An online course is a formal education program involving student–teacher interaction in which a student learns mostly through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace. 

Students may meet this requirement by completing an online high school course offered by:

- Florida Virtual School (FLVS)

- A district high school (to include traditional district schools, district franchises, and

virtual charter schools)

- A postsecondary school as an online dual enrollment course

- District virtual instruction programs

Directions for creating a virtual account and registering for a course are below.

SAT and ACT

SAT

The SAT is a globally-recognized college admissions test which lets students show colleges what they know in the subjects of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admissions decisions. Students may register for the SAT at sat.collegeboard.org

SAT practice tests and questions can be found at this website: Khan Academy

ACT

The ACT is a national college admissions exam that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the United States. Students can register for the ACT at www.actstudent.org 

Fee Waivers

Eligibility for fee waivers for the SAT and ACT may be found at the links below on the website for each assessment. Students may pick up a fee waiver eligibility form from the school counseling office. The form must be returned with supporting documentation that indicates financial need and will be kept on file in a locked drawer to ensure confidentiality. The eligibility form and documentation must be on file before a student receives any test fee waivers.

SAT Fee Waiver Eligibility

ACT Fee Waiver Eligibility

Additional Resources

CPALMS student tutorials now available online!

Floridastudents.org is a site dedicated to students. This site now contains over 200 high-quality, standards-focused tutorials in all content areas and grade levels. The number of student tutorials is on target to exceed 400 tutorials by the end of the summer. Additionally the site contains more than 2,000 additional learning resources and a banner that links to the official SAT practice now on Khan Academy.  Floridastudents.org is designed for students as a supplement to classroom instruction.  It is to be used exclusively for and by students and is not designed or intended for integration into classroom instruction. This is a great learning resource and encourage our students and parents to utilize this tool. 

Visit: http://www.floridastudents.org/