Middle School Planning
- 2015 – 2016 Middle School Planning Sheet
The following document illustrates the common educational pathways for a middle school student. These pathways assume successful completion of previous coursework as well as meeting other prerequisites that may apply. This is intended as a planning guide only.
- Middle School Education Resources
If you are the parent of a Florida middle school student, this guide is for you. It is designed to explain Florida’s high school graduation programs, including two programs that let students graduate from high school in three years. The guide also provides information to help students and their families as they plan and prepare for post-secondary goals, including information on acceleration options and advanced coursework.
- Florida Choices
The Career Cruiser is a career exploration resource used to promote career development for students. It provides self-assessment activities to assist students in thinking about the relationship between personal interests and career goals. Charts display sample occupations in 17 career clusters. Occupational descriptions, average earnings, and minimum educational level required for the job are also listed. This publication is now only available online.
HS Grad Requirements
Florida’s state graduation requirements are outlined below.
College & Career Planning
Florida Trend’s Next – Your guide to life after high school in Florida. The magazine has been created to help teens unlock and open doors of opportunity to a successful future.
ACT Information – The ACT is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc.
SAT Information – The SAT test, first introduced in 1926, is intended to assess a student’s readiness for college.
Florida CHOICES – Online Career and Educational and Exploration & Information (CHOICES)
How to Get into College: Step by Step Guide for Grades 6 ‐ 12
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education
Other Important Links
- Bright Futures
- FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- FLVC (Florida Virtual Campus)
- NCAA Guide
Community Service Hours
- Study Skills and Tips – http://www.how-to-study.com
- AP course and exam information – https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home
- Dual Enrollment PHSC – http://phsc.edu/explore-programs/dual-enrollment
- Explore career options
- Community Service Hours
- EOC information and test preparation
- Note Taking Skills
- College Checklist
- Developing Your Study Skills
- Test Taking Strategies
- Manage Your Time
- Transcript Request Form
- Character Counts – http://charactercounts.org
- Connect with Kids – www.connectwithkids.com
- Teen Dating Violence – www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention
- Cultural Diversity – http://www.ipl.org/div/hello/
- Teaching Tolerance – www.tolerance.org
- Grief Support – www.hph-hospice.org
- Suicide Prevention – http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- Anti-Bullying – www.stopbullying.gov
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – www.SAMHSA.gov
- Drug Abuse – www.drugabuse.gov
- Love is Respect – www.loveisrespect.org/
- February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month www.cdc.gov/Features/DatingViolence/
- Alateen – www.alanon.alateen.org
Support for students who have family members who are struggling with addictions.
- Bullying is not fair, and it hurts.
Click on the links below for more information and to stop bullying NOW.
- What Can Students Do
- What Should I Do If I’m Bullied?
- Prevent Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Teens
- Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Teens
- What to Do if Your Child is Being Bullied
- Click HERE for the latest “Just for Parents” newsletter produced by the Florida Department of Education. This month’s issue focuses on Bullying Prevention.
Meet Our School Counselors
Serving Blended Students A-M
IMs. Radle earned her B.S. degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She taught Social Studies in the mountains of Virginia for seven years before moving to Florida. Once in Florida she continued teaching Social Studies while earning her Masters Degree in School Counseling from the University of South Florida.
Supporting Blended Students N-Z
Serving K-8 Students
Rena Sadler graduated from the University of South Florida with Bachelors degrees in Biomedical Science and Psychology. Before earning her Masters degree in School Counseling, she taught science at the middle and high school levels. Mrs. Sadler grew up in Pasco County and enjoys spending time out doors with her family.
Serving 9-12 Full Time and Home Education Students
Mrs. Reker earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in Social Work. After working many years in social services Mrs. Reker decided to go back to school and earn her Master’s in School Counseling. She joined Pasco County Schools as a high school counselor and has now joined Pasco eSchool working with the full time students. When Mrs. Reker is not working she enjoys being outside and spending time with her friends and family.