Guidance

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Below is THE GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE sponsored by the high school guidance department. Look for more information on their Schoology Group Page.

Complete 10 tasks from the list below for a chance to win a prize!

The Great Kindness Challenge.pdf

SAT and ACT test dates for 2022-2023 school year

Quick Facts:

  • 4 parts: Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and the optional SAT Essay

  • 400–1600 score scale

  • 3 hours and 50 minutes with the SAT Essay — or 3 hours without it

  • 4 answer choices

  • 4 college application fee waivers for every student who uses an SAT fee waiver

The best way to register for the SAT is on-line at www.sat.collegeboard.com.


Senior Test Date –$60.00


Application Deadline Test Date

October 7 November 5

November 3 December 3


Junior Test Dates


Application Deadline Test Date

February 10 March 11

April7 May 6

May 4 June 3


ATTENTION JUNIORS: The Fort LeBoeuf Guidance Department will be administering the SAT on Tuesday April 25th. This will count as an official score to be used when applying to college.






The best way to register for the ACT is on-line at www.actstudent.org.


Senior Test Dates – Cost $63.00


Application Deadline Test Date

November 4 December 10


Junior Test Dates

Application Deadline Test Date

January 6 February 11

March 10 April 15

May 5 June 10

June 16 July 15


Important – Any student that plans to apply to Penn State University or play NCAA Division I, or NCAA Division II sports must have their SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the College Board SAT Program or the ACT testing company. Students should see their guidance counselor for testing center, college, and scholarship codes.


The Penn State University (all PSU campuses) code is 2660 and the NCAA eligibility clearinghouse code is 9999.

The Senior Year – College Planning Guide


What should seniors do to prepare for going on to college?


  • Keep your “cool” during your senior year. Systematically move from one phase of the college and scholarship application process to the next phase.

  • Keep your grades up. This year is important. Remember that many colleges will see your first and second semester grades and will be impressed if you’ve taken competitive courses. Some colleges may change their admissions decision if you have a severe drop in grades your senior year.

  • Begin/continue extracurricular involvements. Colleges are looking for well-rounded students to populate their campuses. Admissions officers do take into consideration your potential for being involved in extracurricular activities in college.

  • Manage your time wisely. Your senior year goes by quickly. Don’t procrastinate when it comes to completing college and scholarship applications.

  • Keep your parents informed about colleges you are interested in attending. Seek their counsel.

How does my senior go about applying for college?


The Student should:

  • Meet regularly with the school counselor

  • Visit college campuses

  • Students are permitted two educational days to visit colleges. Students must turn in an excuse prior to taking an educational day and then turn in proof of the college visit upon returning to school.

  • Call the admissions office three to five days ahead to schedule a tour

  • If you want, ask to speak with a faculty member, a coach or someone in the Financial Aid Office

  • Prepare for a possible interview with an admission officer

  • Meet with college representatives at school

  • Attend college fairs

  • Use the Internet to go on virtual tours of college campuses and programs

  • Work systematically on your applications and essays. Find out precisely what forms, test scores, portfolios, auditions, and letters of recommendation are required for all of your college applications. If letters of recommendation are needed ask teachers early so they have plenty of time to complete your request

  • Develop a personal timetable to make sure applications are submitted by due dates

  • Complete applications and submit to your guidance counselor. Your guidance counselor will complete guidance counselor sections, and include official transcripts in your applications.

  • Have applications complete and ready to be mailed in before Thanksgiving break.

  • Mrs. Uveges is available, by appointment, to help with the college and scholarship application process. You may also contact Mrs. Uveges by

  • phone at 796-3037 or email at uvegesc@fortleboeuf.net.



A representative from the Erie County Career and Technical School (ECTS) will meet with the freshman class in October to introduce students to the career and technical programs being offered at ECTS. Students who wish to attend ECTS will begin the application process in November of this year. The freshman class will have an opportunity to tour ECTS, visit career and technical labs of interest, and meet the faculty and students currently attending ECTS. ECTS enrollment applications and brochures will be mailed home to all freshmen. Students may also pick-up applications in the high school guidance office. For further information on ECTS programs visit the web site at www.ects.org

*All freshman will be visiting ECTS on Monday November 9th to explore programs and become acquainted with their options through ECTS.


The following technical labs are available at the Vocational Technical School:

Auto Body Repair

Electronics

Automotive Technology

Facilities Maintenance

Early Childhood Education

Graphic Communications

Art and Design for Business

Health Assistant

Computer Programming

Metal Fabrication

Construction Trades

Precision Machining

Cosmetology

Computer Networking*

Culinary Arts

Tourism & Hospitality Management*

Drafting & Design

*programs for juniors and seniors only

Electrical Engineering

FAFSA Filing Night


On Wednesday, November 9th, the high school counseling department will host a FAFSA filing session from 6:00-8:00 P.M in the high school cafeteria. Financial Aid Officers from Edinboro University will be on hand to help parents complete the FAFSA.

  • Parents of seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2022 should attend this workshop if they need assistance filing for their students FAFSA.

  • Parents should come prepared with 2020 student and parent tax return. Students should also bring their Chromebooks.

  • Parents will also need to have a FSA ID for their student and for themselves. A pin number is no longer used.

  • Please call the high school counseling office at 796-3037 to make a reservation.


The Fort LeBoeuf High School, Center for Post-Secondary and Career Discovery, will be hosting the 7th Annual Sophomore Panel Discussion Day on October 19th, 2022. The Sophomore Panel Discussion is an event that provides the opportunity for students to meet with community partners and leaders and learn more about career pathways and post-secondary opportunities. The sophomores will be able to meet with panel members from two different career pathways to explore their interests. This is a great opportunity for students to take advantage of and interact with leaders from business and industry in our area, it provides the starting point of formulating an individual plan for their futures.



Register and Prepare for College Entrance Exams:

  • www.sat.collegeboard.com – Students should go to this website to register and prepare for the SAT. Students will be able to manage their SAT scores on this website after completing the SAT

  • www.actstudent.org – Students will use this website to register and prepare for the ACT. Student will be able to manage their ACT scores on this website after completing the ACT

Research Colleges, Admission Practices, and Financial Aid

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Athletics



Meet with a College Admissions Representative

Throughout the fall semester a variety of colleges and universities will be visiting Fort LeBoeuf High School during tutorial to speak with students who are investigating future college programs. Encourage your student to listen to the announcements and attend these meetings. It is a great way for them to get their questions answered or even obtain a free college application.