Guidance and College Planning
- Theology 4 credits
- English 4 credits
- Math (Alg 1, Geometry +2 above) 4 credits
- Science (Biology and Chemistry) 3 credits
- World History 1 credit
- American History 1 credit
- American Government .5 credit
- Economics .5 credit
- Foreign Language 2 credits
- Performing, Fine or Practical Arts 1 credit
- Personal Fitness .5 credit
- PE Elective .5 credit
- Elective Courses 4.5-5.5 credits
Florida Virtual School
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is an accredited online learning school. Students must register at www.flvs.net. FLVS courses may incur a cost to the families of around $300. If your student receives a state funded scholarship, please check with guidance before signing up for an FLVS course.
Students may take one of the following as pass/fail on FLVS:
- Personal and Family Finance
- Drivers Ed
- HOPE/PE or any Physical Education course
If you want to utilize the pass/fail option, you must complete the pass/fail form with your guidance counselor prior to starting the class. Any other course taken through FLVS must be taken for credit.
College Check List
- Finalized your ACT/SAT Scores
- Determined your "dream schools", "target schools" and "safe schools"
- Visited Colleges
- Obtained and filled out college applications
- You can find these under the admission or undergraduate tabs on the college or university webpages
- Common App
- What is it? A college application that allows you to choose multiple schools to apply for by using one application. Not all schools use the common app.
- View the Common App Here
- Bright Futures App Here
- Prepared your resume
- Brief yet thorough
- One page only
- Provide valid and reliable contact information (name, address, email, phone number)
- Written the requested essay
- Compiled an Activities Page
- Ask teachers for letters of recommendation
- Please allow for 10-14 days for letters to be written
- Must request through SCOIR
- Provide whomever is writing information about you. Your resume, activities page
- Request transcripts to be sent on SCOIR
- Gather all paperwork and mail
- Applied for additional scholarships
- Completed your FAFSA
- Competitive ACT/SAT Scores
- Rigorous high school courses
- Community service
- Activities and membership in school events/clubs
- Essay response
- Admission deadlines vary.
- Our suggestion is to make a list of your "dream schools", your "target schools" your "safe schools"
- Once your list is made, get on their websites and look at admission deadlines and mark your calendar
- Colleges will schedule days to visit the Lopez campus. These meetings occur during lunch. Utilize this time to ask questions and get information regarding those schools.
- If you are interested in a specific college visiting the school, please let Mrs. Batley know and they will do their best to schedule it.
- Juniors and Seniors can make arrangements for college visits. These visits must be made at least one week in advance using the admission website of the college you are interested in visiting. Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to set college visits for non-school days. If you are missing school to attend a college visit you will need to forward your admission visit information email (make sure dates are listed) to [email protected]. Students should not miss more than three (3) times a school year for college visits.
- upon returning to school, the student MUST provide official verification form the college visit. This is a note on the institutions official letterhead and it must state your name and date you attended the visit. Please return this form the first day you return back to Lopez or via email. Those who do not provide official documentation will not be awarded a College Visit Day.
- Athletes attending an official or unofficial visit should forward your invitation/confirmation to [email protected].
- The coach or admission office should be able to supply you a letter verifying your visit to campus. Please provide this to the attendance office or email to [email protected].
- Application available October 1
- Deadline to complete the application is May, 2023.
- What is the FAFSA and should I complete this for my student?
- The FAFSA will help determine the aid that you will be given for the college you choose to attend. It does not matter the level of your family's income, be sure to complete this application. Completing the application will outline your students eligibility for aid, grants, work-study, and loans.
- Do you need assistance completing the FAFSA?
- Click Here for assistance
- What is an FSA ID? How do I create an FSA ID?
- An FSA ID is a required username and password that is used to access certain U.S Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to identify you when accessing financial aid information and also used to electronically sign your Federal Student Aid documents.
- Click Here to create your FSA ID
Guidance Office Information