Kim Bailey, M.Ed
941-426-2050, ext. 210
CEEB Number for the SAT and ACT: 102385
High School Related Resources
Programs of Study – This High School Program of Study booklet is intended to provide valuable information to allow you and your parents to make selections that will best prepare you for future success. It has been designed to explain the rich variety of challenging and rigorous choices available to you. – Click here
High School Community Service – Sarasota County’s guidelines for earning community service hours to meet Bright Futures requirements. Students may begin earning hours once they have been promoted to grade 9.
Student Progression Plans – Sarasota County’s course plans for elementary, middle and high school students including promotion requirements, graduation requirements, GPA calculation and credit options.
Florida Virtual School – The State of Florida requires that all high school students take one online course for graduation.
FCAT 2.0 – Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests. Measures student achievement in reading, math, science and writing for various grade levels. 10th grade Reading is required for graduation.
EOC – End of Course Exams are computer-based, criterion-referenced assessments for specific courses.
Charlotte Technical Center – Information about vocational/technical programs that are available to high school students through dual enrollment. Apply on this site.
State College of Florida – SCF provides dual enrollment opportunities for high school students to earn high school and college credit at the same time. Admission requirements include 3.0 unweighted GPA, junior status and qualifying PERT scores.
Advanced Placement Program – Through AP college-level courses and exams, students can earn college credit in high school.
College Planning Resources
PSAT – Test that provides practice for the SAT and gives 11th grade students the chance to qualify for National Merit Scholarship opportunities.
PLAN – Test that provides practice for the ACT.
ACT – A national college admissions examination that consists of five subject area tests: English, Math, Reading, Science and Writing.
SAT – A national college admissions examination that consists of three subject area tests: Reading, Writing and Math
PERT – The PERT provides accurate college course placement based on a student’s skills and abilities. Juniors will take the PERT and will be required to take college readiness courses during their senior year if they do not meet college-ready cut scores.
Collegeboard – Resource for college entrance tests, college planning, college search, applying to and paying for college.
College Navigator – Search for colleges; build a list of schools for side-by-side comparisons; pinpoint school locations with an interactive map; export search results into a spreadsheet; save your session including search options, results and favorites.
Colleges That Change Lives – Non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process.
CollegeWeek Live – A free online college fair and admissions event website. Students can connect to admissions reps from hundreds of colleges and see current college student video webcasts about campus life.
Common Application – One online application to 347 different colleges and universities across the nation.
My Majors – Provides useful advice on college and university majors based on interests and achievements.
YOUniversity TV – Online video resource community with HD video campus tours of hundreds of colleges and universities. The “Match Me” tool can help match personality types with different colleges.
Khan Academy – free SAT prep and other academic support resources.
Zinch Webinars – Free webinars on college prep related topics.
Unidos Now – College preparation resources for low-income, first generation college students.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid – Guide to applying for a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Provides eligibility requirements and guidelines for those applying for federal student loans and aid.
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship – Information and application for the Florida Bright Future Scholarships. Access eligibility requirements now and apply after January of your senior year.
Sarasota County Financial Aid/Scholarship Site – Links to many scholarship/financial aid opportunities and the local Sarasota County Scholarship Opportunities list.
Fastweb – Create an account and fastweb will email scholarship opportunities to you.
Scholarship Junkies – Provides high school students with information on the scholarship process from the perspective of students who have won national scholarships. Learn how to find scholarships, how to choose which scholarships to apply for, how to compile competitive applications and more.
FinAid – The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators sponsors and maintains this free, comprehensive, independent and objective guide to sources of financial aid.
LendEDU.com – Resource focused on promoting financial literacy through free educational resources. Information on financial aid, student loans, college budgeting and scholarship search. Video course covering important financial aid topics.
Career Planning Resources
Florida Choices – Explore colleges, careers, scholarships and financial aid. Take assessments to match interests, skills and values with career options. Create a personal resume and a portfolio to save searches for reference throughout all four years of high school.
College and Career Planner – Helps middle and high school students understand their options, select agraduation plan and map out the coursework they need in high school to prepare them for post-secondary education or training appropriate for their chosen career path. This Florida Virtual Campus site also provides valuable information about preparing for and attending college in Florida.
SRQVolunteen – Community service opportunities