ICHS School Counseling Department

Important Information

Calendar Information

Be sure to visit the Lee County Schools website to access the updated School Calendar.

Direct link to the 2017 - 2018 School Year Calendar 2017 2018 Amended School Calendar

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 above (Click here to schedule a meeting with your 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.

Notices and News

Scholarship Spotlight

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

 

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes

Enter the SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 scholarship to help cover education expenses. Two $500 scholarship winners will be randonly chosen every two weeks beginning around October 30, 2017 and ending May 14, 2018.

Who is eligible to enter? High school seniors; no requirements for GPA or financial need. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, 13 years of age or older.

How often can I enter? Starting September 12, 2017, students can enter the sweepstakes online once during each entry period.

Visit www.suntrust.com/offtocollege 

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.

Documents

Important Dates

Date Information Other Information
February 9, 2018 SAT Registration Deadline

Registration deadline for SAT Test on March 10, 2018

Late registration deadline February 28, 2018 (fee applies)

February 10, 2018 ACT Test Date

Registration deadline January 12, 2018

Late registration deadline January 19, 2018 (fee applies)

February 19, 2018 No School

Presidents' Day

February 20, 2018 No School

Inservice Day

March 9, 2018 ACT Registration Deadline

Registration deadline for ACT Test on April 14, 2018

Late registration deadline March 23, 2018 (fee applies)

March 10, 2018 SAT Test Date

Registration deadline February 9, 2018

Late registration deadline February 28, 2018 (fee applies)

March 16, 2018 New Student Day

End of 3rd Quarter, New Student Day

Previous Professional Duty Day

Visit Amended School Year Calendar

March 19, 2018 through March 23, 2018 No School

Spring Break

ACT and SAT Testing

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 

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

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

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.

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/