ICHS School Counseling Department

Important Information

The School Counseling department will work a handful of dates during the summer months. Please contact the school directly and speak to Nicole Thomas if you need to set up a meeting with a School Counselor during the summer months.

The School Counseling department will return to work on July 24, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. Enjoy your summer break and be safe!

2017-2018 Schedules and Course Registrations

If you will be enrolled in Island Coast High School during the 2017-2018 school year and need to select elective courses for the upcoming school year, please view the appropriate Course Registration form below and visit the Google Form (under step 3) to select elective course preferences for the 2017-2018 school year.  

Your 2017-2018 course schedule will be available to pick up at Gator Gear Up, on Monday, August 7, 2017. Hours for Gator Gear Up will be posted on the Island Coast website. Further information will be available as well.

2017-2018 Course Registrations

Students will select their elective courses via a Google Form. Students should reference the file below (Course Registration Forms) that matches the grade level they will be in for the 2017-2018 school year. Students will reference Step 3 on the Course Registration Form and follow the link to the electronic Course Registration Google Form (a tinyurl located under Step 3)

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


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.

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

Important Dates

Date Information Other Information
June 6 through July 20, 2017 Fifth Quarter

For invited students who are rising sophomores

Mondays through Thursdays, 8 am to 12:30 pm

July 28, 2017 SAT Registration Deadline For August 26 SAT Test Date
August 4, 2017 ACT Registration Deadline For September 9 ACT Test Date
August 8, 2017 Gator Gear Up

Drop in between 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Pick up class schedule, purchase locker/PE uniform, academy/athletics information,

bus transportation, drop off student meds/discuss health concerns, etc.

August 10, 2017 First Day of School

Students' first day, 2017-2018 school year

August 26, 2017 SAT Test Date

Registration deadline July 28, 2017

Late registration deadline August 15, 2017 (fee applies) 

September 4, 2017 No School

Labor Day Holiday

September 8, 2017 SAT Registration Deadline

For October 7 SAT Test Date

September 9, 2017 ACT Test Date

Registration deadline August 4, 2017

Late registration deadline August 18, 2017 (fee applies)

September 21, 2017 No School Observance of Rosh Hashanah
September 22, 2017 ACT Registration Deadline For October 28 ACT Test Date
October 5, 2017 SAT Registration Deadline

For November 4 SAT Test Date

October 7, 2017 SAT Test Date

Registration deadline September 8, 2017

Late registration deadline September 22, 2017 (fee applies)

October 13, 2017 Quarter 1 Ends

October 16, 2017 No School Professional Duty Day
October 28, 2017 ACT Test Date

Registration deadline September 22, 2017

Late registration deadline October 6, 2017 (fee applies)

ACT and SAT Testing


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 

2017-2018 Test Dates coming soon...


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

2017-2018 Test Dates coming soon...

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/