Fall

  • Check your graduation requirements on Skyward.
  • Check your status for meeting FAS-FMS Bright Futures Criteria including Gold Seal(vocational).
  • Check your school email daily for important information and events.
  • With multiple pathways to success, you get to choose the best one for you! Career and technical programs, 2-year degrees, and 4-year degrees can lead you to the future you want. Discover your options and learn where to start. Live Webinar, Sept.15th, starts at 6:00pm, click to register and attend this event.
  • College Application Assistance, Live webinar, Sept 22 starts at 6, click here to register and attend.
  • Learn how to fund college, scholarships and grants, Sept. 29, starts at 6, click here to register and attend.
  • Sign up for SAT, ACT, and/or ASVAB(for students interested in military).
  • If you are interested in military, contact recruiter for specific branch. Explore and visit military.com for more information.
  • Click here to register for the November 10th ASVAB, deadline to register is October 20th.
  • If you took the school day SAT last year and were on free/reduced lunch, your 2 free SAT waivers are already loaded on your college board account to retake the SAT. Email your assigned school counselor if you are new and/or do not have a fee waiver in your account. You must be qualified for free/reduced lunch to receive a waiver.
  • Attend the St. Lucie County College Fair on Tuesday, September 27th at the Havert Fenn Center in Ft. Pierce from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Over 50 colleges will be in attendance answer questions about admissions, financial aid, and scholarships.
  • Apply for FAFSA in October!!!  FAFSA Application for the 2023-2024 opens in October 1st. We will host a FAFSA help session October 12th from 6pm-7:30pm in the PSLHS media center. A completed FAFSA is requirement for some federal and state grants, loans, and Bright Futures, even if you do not qualify.
  • Research application deadlines and plan to finish early just in case there is an issue. Check university admissions website for their specific information and assistance. Most priority college application deadlines including financial aid is November 1st.
  • Are you undecided? Check out mynextmove.org to take a career interest inventory, explore careers, and apprenticeships.
  • Undecided? Take advantage of the Online Career Coach at IRSC. Take assessments, find career and explore educational programs at IRSC to meet your goals.
  • Going to IRSC for a career or degree program? Make an appointment with an IRSC Success Coach for individualized help with admissions steps for your specific program of interest.
  • Make sure all community service hours are turned into JAG services monthly to meet BF requirements. This is not a graduation requirement.
  • Complete SLPS Free/Reduced Online Meal Application to see if you qualify for 2 SAT/ACT fee waivers.
  • Use Florida Shines to research careers, find jobs, apply for  scholarships, investigate college majors, build a resume, career interest inventories.
  • Complete your college application and continue to apply to scholarships.
  • Report your college acceptances and scholarship winnings to Ms. Scherden in 941B.
  • Most of the Florida Universities do not need a letter of recommendation. If you do need a letter from the school counselor, please complete the letter of recommendation request form then email your counselor. You must let your counselor know at least 2 weeks in advance to complete your request. Click here to complete the counselor letter of recommendation form only if it’s required.

Winter

  • Check graduation requirements via Skyward and GPA.
  • Make sure to check college application status and beat deadlines.
  • Apply for State for Florida Financial Aid 12/1. One application for Bright Futures and other State of Florida Scholarships.
  • Continue to check school email. The St. Lucie Education Foundation Scholarships will be released soon.
  • Finish your senior year strong, admissions can be rescinded.

Spring

  • Continue to apply for scholarships.
  • Check Bright Futures requirements, if you meet the GPA and classes requirement but not the test score requirements, sign up for the next SAT/ACT.
  • Students entering the military need to finalize plans and sign papers with the military recruiter.
  • Students attending college need to select the post-secondary institution they will be attending and request final transcript via TBA. You need to follow up by contacting their office of admissions, financial aid, etc.  Make sure to meet their deadlines.

All students are encouraged to complete the Florida Financial Aid Application on December 1st of their senior year. There are multiple State of Florida Scholarships and Grants available. There is one application for all programs. In order to apply, the student must first create a student account. Once the account is created, you must log into your account and proceed to complete the application.

Link to Create Student Account for Florida Financial Assistance 

Please visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance to view requirements for all State Scholarship and Grant Programs.   Link to State of Florida Scholarship & Grant Programs