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What does the Career Specialist do?

Hello Seahawk Families,

I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Becky Black and I am pleased to serve Sunlake High School’s students. I have worked in Pasco County for 20 years as a teacher, guidance counselor and now as the Career Specialist (since 2012). I assist students with their transition from high school to whatever path they choose to take beyond graduation.  I serve all high school students, however, most of the students who take advantage of my services are Seniors and Juniors. I pride myself on having an “open door” policy and I try very hard to meet the needs of every student.

I help students with, but not limited to the:

  • College application process and required documents necessary (counselor recommendations, unofficial transcripts, Common App.).

  • College requirements for public & private universities in Florida.

  • 2 year state colleges or technical educational schools/centers.

  • Financial Aid (scholarships, FAFSA, and grants).

  • SAT or ACT (waivers, test dates, materials, the registration process).

  • Community Service

  • Military opportunities and recruiter contacts upon student request.

  • Career advisement.

If you have questions regarding your graduation requirements or schedule, stop by Guidance and request to speak with your grade level counselor. We look forward to working with our Sunlake families.


College Planning Timeline

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Testing Accommodations

If your student is ESE or has a 504 Plan and you would like him or her to take standardized tests with accommodations, you need to call your student’s counselor at (813) 346-1000. Paperwork needs to be sent to the testing agencies in advance for approval before the student takes the test.


Remind 101

Sign up for Mrs. Black’s Remind 101 service to receive important information via text message about graduation, scholarships, deadlines and more.

Seniors (Class of 2017): Text @weare2017 to phone # 81010

Juniors (Class of 2018): Text @sunlake18 to phone # 81010


SAT/ACT Study Guides and Waivers

Are you thinking about taking the SAT or ACT? For free study resources, please stop by Mrs. Black’s office to pick up study guides. If you are eligible for Free/Reduced lunch, you may qualify for 2 SAT and 2 ACT tests for free. You may even be eligible for college application fee waivers.


ACT Resources

ACT Website: www.actstudent.org

ACT Test Prep Resources: www.actstudent.org/testprep/index.html

ACT Resources for Parents: www.act.org/path/parent


SAT Resources

SAT Website: http://sat.collegeboard.org/home

SAT Test Prep Resources: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice

SAT Resources for Parents: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents


PSAT Resources

PSAT Website: www.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt

The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are to:

  • Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice
  • See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college
  • Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11)
  • Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT
  • Receive information from colleges when you check “yes” to Student Search Service

State University System Matrix

Take a look at the link below. These are the Florida Universities and their requirements at a side-by-side glance. This is a really great tool! You will see the grades and test scores freshmen needed to get into these schools. Check it out now so you are prepared when you are taking your SAT, ACT, and filling out applications.

SUS Tour Matrix 2015


FloridaShines

Website: www.floridashines.org

  • Explore Florida’s college and university offerings
  • Learn about financial aid
  • Compare schools and apply for admission
  • Review transcripts
  • Find career resources
  • Dual enrolled high school students can access online library resources used within Florida’s colleges and universities