Florida Virtual College Week: Online, Free, State-Sponsored, Expert Advice

Mark your calendar, April 4 – 6. Florida will host its first ever Virtual College Week. The live three-day event will feature presentations from experts in the area of college preparation, admissions, financial aid and more. Representatives from the Florida College System, State University System, Florida Department of Education and others will participate.

Tuesday, April 4: High School Counselors: Guidance for Guidance

Get the latest information from the State University System, Florida College System and the state’s Career and Technical Education programs. Learn about counseling tips, tools and techniques from the Florida Department of Education.

Wednesday, April 5: High School Students: College 101

Get insight on the admissions process, find out how to earn college credit while you’re still in high school, and learn what resources are available to help you succeed in college.

Thursday, April 6: Parents: Surviving College with Your Student

Learn how to pay for college without breaking the bank and how to help your student successfully transition to college.

Florida Virtual College Night

Watch the presentations from Florida’s first ever Florida Virtual College Night.

 

Traviss Technical College Open House

Traviss Technical College will have an Open House on Thursday, April 13 from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM and5:00 PM-7:00 PM. Our open house is an excellent opportunity for your seniors to view our many different programs as well as your returning high school students. Our teachers and counselors will be available to meet with students and discuss our programs. We have tours available throughout our Open House. We will have many extra activities as well as a Career Fair during our morning session. We would love if you could bring a group of students. Please contact Hilda Ringley (hilda.ringley@polk-fl.net) if you are bringing a bus.

Open House Flyer

Connor Devore’s short film “Without Warning”

Connor Devore’s short film Without Warning was selected as a TOP TEN finalist in the Palm Beach International Film Festival’s Student Showcase of Films. The film is eligible for online voting competition now through March 09, 2017. The winner of the online vote will receive the $500 Audience Award to be announced live at the Student Showcase of Films Red Carpet Awards Show on March 10, 2017. 

Please follow the link www.pbcgov.com/filmfestival and vote for your favorite film! Feel free to help spread the word on social media…

Optimist Club

The Optimist Club is hosting their annual Oratorical Contest interested students should prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the assigned topic to be presented at the local Optimist Club. You could win $100 at the local level, $2500 at the District Level. Please see your Counselor for more information.

The contest is taking place March 13th.

The Optimist Club

The Optimist Club is hosting their annual Oratorical Contest interested students should prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the assigned topic to be presented at the local Optimist Club. You could win $100 at the local level, $2500 at the District Level. Please see your Counselor for more information.

The contest is taking place March 13th.

Colloge and Career Planning Workshop

Students, your LHS school counselors want to invite you to a College and Career Planning workshop. Choose one of the following dates. The workshop will be held in B-14.Monday 2/6 2:00pm-3:00pm

Tuesday 2/7 2:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesday 2/8 2:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday 2/9 2:00pm-3:00pm

 

Going to college and earning a degree are just the first steps. Finding a career you love is what it’s all about.

 

During this helpful workshop you will:

· Gain self-awareness of interests, skills and work values!

· Discover options that relate to your areas of interest and colleges/programs that offer your major!

· Explore areas of job growth and salaries!

· Make a plan for your future!.

*Can’t attend one of the workshops? Go to http://www.mycareershines.org and Register under the MAKE A PLAN section on the right. Take the assessments and then share your results with your guidance counselor. J

 

If you have questions prior to the workshop, please email your counselor.