ICHS School Counseling Department

        

Important Information

The last day of work for the School Counseling department for the 2016-2017 school year is Tuesday, May 30.

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 complete the appropriate Course Registration link below. There are Course Registration forms, per each grade level, for reference as well. The Course Registration forms include all elective courses available at Island Coast High School. 

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.

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.

Meet the Counselors

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
May 23-26, 2017 Final Exams Early Dismissal Days May 24, 25, and 26 
May 26, 2017 Last Day for Students 2016-2017 School Year
June 3, 2017 SAT Test Date
June 5 through June 29, 2017 Summer Credit Retrieval

For invited students who are rising juniors

Mondays through Thursdays, 8 am to 12 pm

June 6 through July 20, 2017 Fifth Quarter

For invited students who are rising sophomores

Mondays through Thursdays, 8 am to 12:30 pm

June 10, 2017 ACT Test Date

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

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/