-Academic and Classroom Support Interventions
-Dual Enrollment, International Baccalaureate and Career Academy Course Offerings
-Organizational, Study, and Test-Taking Skill Development
-College Application Process
-Annual Lake Wales High School College Fair
_Annual Lake Wales High School Career Fair
-Financial Aid Planning
-Education in Understanding Self and Others
-Relationships and Effective Social Skills
Register for the tests through the following sites.
SAT registration: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register
ACT registration: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/index.html
The PERT test is required for dual enrollment participation. See your school counselor for more information.
PERT Study Guide: https://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/5592/urlt/0078248-pert-studentstudyguide.pdf
Community service is not required for graduation, but is highly encouraged for all students. Below are a few forms you will need to complete to ensure your community service hours are appropriately counted. Forms for Community Service can be picked up in the Student Services Office or downloaded below.
You must turn in the following forms to receive credit:
- Proposal (needs to be signed by student, parent, agency and approved prior to hours being logged)
- Hour Log (signatures need to be for each line- not one signature that covers all)
- Reflection (must be submitted WITH the hour log)
- While not a requirement, it is always a good idea to make a copy of all paper work before submitting it.
- Work hours are now accepted for Bright Futures Scholarship - See your counselor for further information.
The world of financial aid can be quite overwhelming for parents of Seniors to navigate for the first time! We encourage you to educate yourself on the different types that are available to you and your child. We will assist in this endeavor by offering training and FASFA support. For information on general financial aid information visit https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out
Applying for scholarships is the responsibility of the student. Students will be automatically added to a scholarship group on Schoology where they will have access to available scholarships. It will be the student's responsibility to check the Schoology group for any updates on scholarships.
Be sure to complete your FAFSA form in January of the year you graduate. This can be done online at https://studentaid.gov.
For up to date information on Bright Futures Scholarship visit: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/bf/.
We also encourage you to explore the following sites for scholarship opportunities:
Due an updated student information system, graduates from 2015 and before will need to request their transcript through the Polk County Public Schools website. The link for such is below.
Class of 2016-Present
Graduate from 2016 to present can request their transcripts through Parchment. The link for such is below.
(see the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors at www.schoolcounselor.org).