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LIFESTREAM 24-Hour Helpline for COVID-19 Pandemic:  352.408.6625
 
Please view our Teacher Connection Page:   https://sites.google.com/tvcs.org/vhs-teacher-connection/student-services/guidance
 
Important information IF you are registered to take the SAT at VHS:
  • Students must arrive by 7:30am (at the latest).  Temperature checks will be performed.  Check in will take longer than usual!!
  • No CELL PHONES allowed in testing center
  • Students MUST have an admission ticket, photo ID, No.2 pencils, approved calculator. 
  • SAT: To check your calculator please visit: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/calculator-policy
  • All students and staff will wear a mask or protective face covering while in the test center
  • Food and drink are allowed as usual during breaks.  Students are allowed to bring hand sanitizer
  • Students will be seated 6 ft apart (most testers will be in the cafeteria)
  • Students will need to confirm a series of statements/health screening prior to entering the testing center
  • Students who violate requirements put in place by their test center or College Board should be dismissed from the test center; if this happens, their scores will be canceled and they will not receive a refund
 
To register for the next SAT or ACT please see the links below:
 

Counselor Contact Information:

All grades last names: A-G (+scholarship coordinator) Nicole Lake- nicole.lake@tvcs.org

All grades last names:H-Po Merideth Brock- merideth.brock@tvcs.org

All grades last names:Pr-Z Amy Henges- amy.henges@tvcs.org

 

State/District Testing coordinator: Jennifer Blake- Jennifer.Blake@tvcs.org 

 

2020-2021 The Villages High School Program of Study

Upcoming SAT/ACT Testing

STUDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR ADMISSION TICKET AND PHOTO ID IN ORDER TO TEST!!!  

SAT Testing dates 2020-2021: August 29th, September 26th, October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th, March 13th**, May 8th, June 5th**.  Please register to test: www.sat.collegeboard.org

ACT Testing dates 2020-2021: September 14th**, October 24th, December 12th, February 6th, April 17th, June 12th**, July 17th.**.  Please register to test: www.actstudent.org

**The SAT will NOT be offered at VHS on March 13th or June 5th- but it is still a national test day**

**The ACT will NOT be offered at VHS on September 14th, June 12th or July 17th- but it is still a national test day**

Parents of Seniors who are applying to universities/colleges:

If your student wants to attend a 4-year institution right after high school, priority deadlines for most of the FL universities are around November 1st.  If your student has missed this deadline, please be sure to contact the universtiy, must schools accept late applications.  A transcript is usually required to fill out the applications that ask you to 'self report' and your student can request one from their school counselor and we will provide an advising guide for this.

The student is responsible for sending SAT/ACT scores to the colleges/universites they plan to attend.

*If you are a Dual Enrollment Student: Please make sure you contact Lake Sumter State College for your transcript with your Dual Enrollment classes on it.  This may be needed as you apply to universitites/colleges.  Be sure to check with each individual college/university.  Transcript request link for LSSC: http://www.lssc.edu/admissions/Pages/Transcripts.aspx

Khan Academy: The link below has resources to help students and parents navigate this challenging college process. These resources include video interviews and conversations with successful students from all walks of life and admissions officers and counselors at some of the nation's top schools.

ACT/SAT- College Entrance Testing:

Current Juniors and Seniors should be taking the SAT and ACT.  Registration needs to be completed online at www.sat.collegeboard.org and www.actstudent.org.  Please see your school counselor if you believe you are eligible for a fee waiver (2 per test). 

What’s the difference between SAT and ACT?

Testing Time:  The time you have to complete the SAT and ACT is roughly the same — 3 hours for the SAT (+50 minutes for essay) versus 2 hours and 55 minutes for the ACT (+40 minute for writing).

Testing Structure: The SAT has 3 tests + optional essay.  The ACT has 4 tests + optional writing.  The SAT has 154 questions and the ACT has 215 questions. 

Time per question:  The SAT is 1 minute and 10 seconds.  The ACT is 49 seconds.

Score Range: SAT Composite score: 400-1600 (SAT Essay reported in 3 dimensions, each 2-8).  The ACT Composite score: 1-36 (writing doman scores: 2-12).

The SAT structure:

  • Reading (65 minutes; 52 questions)
  • Writing (35 minutes; 44 questions)
  • Math - no calculator (25 minutes; 20 questions)
  • Math - with calculator (55 minutes; 38 questions)
  • Essay- optional (50 minutes; 1 essay)

The ACT structure:

  • English (45 minutes; 75 questions)
  • Math (60 minutes; 60 questions)
  • Reading (35 minutes; 40 questions)
  • Science (35 minutes; 40 questions)
  • Writing-optional (40 minutes; 1 essay)

The biggest difference in the structure is the amount of time you get for each question. Do you work better under pressure, moving through material quickly and precisely without losing focus? If so, the ACT’s faster-paced sections might be a better choice. If, on the other hand, you prefer taking the time to consider and double-check your answers, the SAT might a better option for you. 

Remember: These college entrance test scores (ACT/SAT) are needed to be eligible for Bright Futures and for consideration by the Buffalo Scholarship Foundation!

High School Code/CEEB Code: 101833

SAT Test Center Site Code: 10381

ACT Test Center Site Code: 243870

Test Prep: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat- for the SAT

Test Prep: www.prepfactory.com - great prep for either SAT or ACT, create an account, complete learning games, etc.

Test Prep: http://www.ivybound.net/tests/sat/ and www.khanacademy.org - click on top banner for SAT practice

Test Prep: http://www.ivybound.net/tests/act/

PERT- The Post Secondary Education Readiness Test:

The Post secondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) is Florida's customized common placement test. The purpose of the P.E.R.T. is accurate course placement based on the student's skills and abilities. The P.E.R.T. is aligned with the Post secondary Readiness Competencies identified by Florida faculty as necessary for success in entry-level college credit coursework. The P.E.R.T. assessment system includes Placement and Diagnostic tests in mathematics, reading and writing.

How to become eligible for the Dual Enrollment Program:  Typically Sophomores will be tested in February who have a 3.00 unweighted GPA and take the PERT exam.  The P.E.R.T. is aligned with the Postsecondary Readiness Competencies identified by Florida faculty as necessary for success in entry-level college credit coursework. The P.E.R.T. assessment system includes Placement and Diagnostic tests in mathematics, reading and writing.

Juniors will also take the PERT exam in February, regardless of GPA.  This will help for placement of coursework in Senior year and allow another opportunity to take Dual Enrollment courses. The PERT is given a number of times at VHS but students can also take the exam at The College of Central Florida in Ocala for a small fee.  Be sure you bring your test scores to VHS.    

For more informaiton about the Dual Enrollment program at VHS please contact Francine Costa or email her with your questions- CostaF@LSSC.edu.

COLLEGE/CAREER RESOURCES:

ASVAB Practice Test: http://asvabpracticetestonline.com/

State University System of Florida: http://flbog.org/

College & Career search: www.flvc.org

Private Colleges/Universities of Florida: http://www.pcuf.net/

College Athletics information (Junior year): www.eligibilitycenter.org

Career Planning information including earning power: http://beyondeducation.org

College planning tips for Juniors:      http://www.mappingyourfuture.org/collegeprep/juniortips.htm

College planning tips for Seniors: http://www.mappingyourfuture.org/collegeprep/seniorcalendar.htm

College Price Planning tool for Seniors: www.pell.collegeabacus.org

College Searching: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

United States Department of Labor 'Bureau of Labor Statistics': http://www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm

TEST HELP RESOURCES:

If you are in need of tutoring or extra help, consider attending 'Academic A-Day' on select Saturdays!  
 
Be sure to sing up using this from: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiRr98aB0YdQ0G0j-IPG3pUoH4PtS99rsLltWqjXEOoI3PQg/viewform
 
Homework/test help for Math, Science & English: http://brightstorm.com/

Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/

Varsity Tutors ACT:  https://www.varsitytutors.com/free-act-resources

Varsity Tutors SAT: https://www.varsitytutors.com/free-sat-resources

PDF Files

Community Resources - List of resources in the community
FLVS registration directions - How to register for a FLVS course
Junior Year College Planning - From assembly on 1/9/20
LifeStream MRT Hotline - 24-Hour Helpline for COVID-19 Pandemic
PSAT/NMSQT assembly on 1/17/20 - Presentation to 10th graders
Rising 9th graders-Virtual Parent Night - Presentation that should have been held on 4/7/20
Senior Parent Night 9/19/19 - College Planning Powerpoint
Senior Parent Night 9/19/19 - FAFSA Presentation


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The Villages Charter School (VCS) is committed to ensuring that its website is accessible to people with disabilities. If you use assistive technology and are experiencing difficulty accessing information on this site, please contact patrick.murphy@tvcs.org to gain access to inaccessible content or functionality of online content. To file a formal grievance under Section 504 and Title II with VCS please contact Patrick Murphy, Instructional Technology Supervisor at 352-259-2350.