Academics

LEON HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMICS

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It is the goal of the Leon Touchdown Club to assist all football players as champions on and off the field. Success begins in the classroom! To be eligible for college participation, you must meet multiple academic requirements. There are specific and sometimes very DIFFERENT core class and GPA requirements for 1) graduating from high school; 2) college admissions; and, 3) NCAA eligibility. Good Grades = Good Opportunities!

IMPORTANT SAT NOTE: If a student takes the current SAT before March 2016 and then takes the redesigned SAT at a later date, the NCAA Eligibility Center will not combine section scores from the current and redesigned SAT when determining a student's initial eligibility. FREE SAT INFO AND PRACTICES TESTS ARE AVAILABLE AT https://www.khanacademy.org/sat The NCAA Eligibility Center will only combine section scores from the same version of the test. Because the redesigned SAT varies in design and measures different academic concepts than the current SAT, a numerical score on the current test may not be equivalent to the same numerical score on the redesigned test. Students should use recipient code 9999 (please verify as this may change)

Click our Recruitment tab for a link to the NCAA eligibility center.
Consult with yourLeon High School Guidance Counselor!


LEON HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE

Four Year Planning Worksheets (Graduation and promotion requirements)

Academic Assistance
(Where to find tutoring help, after school help and help with study skills at Leon)

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
(3 Florida Lottery funded scholarships)

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTS

The SAT and the ACT are both tests used by colleges in making admissions decisions. The chart below shows some comparisons. Students who will be seeking admission to a four-year college or university should take one of the college admissions tests during their junior year, or as early as possible during their sophomore year. Plan to test multiple times. It is recommended that students register online by accessing the appropriate website (below). Materials for mailing your registration are available in the Leon Guidance Office. Fee waivers are available for students meeting family income guidelines.

www.actstudent.org

www.collegeboard.com

 

 

The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) Web site at www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org provides the FFAA to students seeking state scholarship and grant awards for the next postsecondary academic year.

The application should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. 

Students will need their Social Security number and their GPA. 

Steps Students Should Take to Complete the Application Process:

• Go to www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org

• Select State Grants, Scholarships & Applications and Apply Here to complete and submit an online application. 

• Select Programs Offered to view detailed state programs information. 

• Pay attention to program deadlines listed in the application conditions section, the application results screen, and the application acknowledgement communication, sent to the student’s e-mail address on the application. 

Watch for official e-mail acknowledgement communication, which provides each Student with instructions for obtaining a USER ID and PIN to access the submitted application, update information on the application, and check the status of the application. 

This single application is utilized to evaluate the student for all of the programs listed below:

• Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program – Deadline By High School Graduation Date 

• José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant – Deadline April 1 

• Rosewood Family Scholarship Program – Deadline April 1 

• Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans and Servicemembers 

        – Deadline April 1 

• Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program – Deadline April 15 

It is important for students to complete the Florida Financial Aid Application even if they plan to attend college outside the state of Florida. Bright Futures eligibility will remain in effect for several years following high school graduation and the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Program is a national scholarship program.

College & Career Planner:  When To Do What Checklists

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The classroom is as important as the football field!  Be smart, study hard, play hard, be successful!

GO LIONS! 

 Parent Information Opportunities

Leon High School 2015-2016

Sponsored by the Leon High School Guidance Department and PTO

PARENT NIGHTS

Junior and Senior Parents

Auditorium

Presentations and handouts to help with senior year planning:  college admissions, scholarships, and financial aid

Freshman and Sophomore Parents

Auditorium

Planning for grades 11 and 12; bring the PSAT score report for your student and we will discuss how to interpret your student’s scores

Junior Parents

Auditorium

Preparation for senior year and post-secondary planning

 FREE ONLINE SAT PREP COURSES!

Kaplan’s PSAT, SAT and ACT Online Prep courses are self-paced programs designed to raise student scores in time for Test Day.   Students will prep with individualized, adaptive lessons based on diagnostic and practice test results. 

Kaplan is dedicated to providing test preparation to all students and improving their college opportunities.  Therefore, these online prep courses are being made available to all Leon High School students AT NO COST- visit www.kaptest.com/kas and enter one of the promo codes to enroll! 

·         KAS2S711 for SAT Prep 

·         KAS2A711 for ACT Prep 

·         KAS2P711 for PSAT Prep 

Why take advantage of Kaplan’s Online Prep? 

The Most Personalized Prep. Smart Track- a Kaplan exclusive- generates a customized study plan based on your diagnostic results and continually adapts the plan based on your progress throughout the course. 

The Ultimate in Convenience. The SAT and ACT tests similar skills.  Smart Track recognizes what you have learned for one test so that you do not have to start at square one when you prep for the next exam.  

Unmatched Expertise. With more than 70 years of experience, Kaplan’s proven methods and strategies will help you get your best score on Test Day.   

If you have any questions please contact Kaplan Representative Heather Geeser at 850-224-3555 or heather.geeser@kaplan.com. 

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