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Guidance

Counselor Information

Class of 2021 Counselor
Chuck Stanhope
Web Page

Email: CStanhope@escambia.k12.fl.us
Phone: (850) 937-2300 Ext. 231

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Class of 2020 Counselor
Christy Mills

Web Page
Email: cmills@escambia.k12.fl.us
Phone: (850) 937-2300 ext. 234
Edmodo Group Code: 1dqkpq

 

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Class of 2019 Counselor
Jennifer Moore

Web Page
Email: jmoore2@escambia.k12.fl.us
Phone: (850) 937-2300 ext. 283

 


Class of 2022 Counselor
Renee Willis
Web Page
Email: rwillis@escambia.k12.fl.us
Phone: (850) 937-2300 Ext. 280

 


Testing Coordinator
Karen Porter
Web Page

Phone: (850) 937-2300 Ext. 232

 

Scholarships

National Technical Honor Society
Jon H. Poteat Scholarship
:
Available to all current NTHS members who have not graduated.

Deadline: 12:00 am EST, April 20
Application

Financial Aid (Need Based Funds)

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administration - best links to sources of information about student financial aid, including an online version of the FAFSA: finaid.org

U.S. Department of Education Student Financial Assistance - FAFSA online, College Opportunities On-Line Database, Parent information: ed.gov/finaid.html

Sallie Mae Financial Aid - College planning, paying for school, information on loans: salliemae.com

Scholarships:

www.mycollegescholarship.org for an excellent overview of the scholarship search and application process
Florida Bright Futures (Lottery Scholarship): Everything you need to know is here:
www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/

Florida Bureau of Student Financial Assistance - Florida scholarship, grant, and loan information and applications including Bright Futures: FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org

NCAA - lists schools that offer college sports by type, division, and location and outlines requirements for scholarship eligibility: ncaa.org
To register with the Clearinghouse: ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/student/index_student.html

Online College Network: Post your academic, sports, and creative arts resume' for college recruitment links to scholarship searches: onlinecollegenetwork.com (Tate's password is Aggies)

Free Scholarship Search Sites:

fastweb.com brokescholar.com
scholarshipexperts.com edvisors.com
collegeanswer.com collegenet.com
scholarships.com collegeview.com
collegescholarships.com careersandcolleges.com
collegeboard.com/pay free-4u.com
studentawards.com college-scholarships.com
princetonreview.com  

 

Minority Scholarships:
free-4u.com
finaid.org/otheraid/minority.phtml
BlackExcel.org - college admissions and scholarship service for African Americans
uncf.org - United Negro College Fund info on scholarships, grants, summer enrichment, and mentoring programs
hispanicfund.org - Hispanic College Fund
free-4u.com/native1.htm - Native American Scholarships
 

Career & College Exploration

Florida Academic and College Tracking for Students (FACTS) -
Review your H.S. transcript and Bright Futures eligibility, research
and apply to Florida schools, career exploration :
facts.org

U.S. Bureau of Labor - research specific jobs using links to the
Occupational Outlook Handbook and obtain up-to date career
statistics and projections:
bls.gov

Career Key - free computer match of personality to job types with a
link to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Sponsored by North
Carolina State U:
careerkey.org

CareerInfoNet - Career info and trends. Includes videos about
careers:
acinet.org

MyFuture - General career choice information, scholarships, links
to military opportunities:
myfuture.com

MyMajors.com -Match interests and achievements with college
majors:
mymajors.com

National Association of College Admissions Counselors -
Information from the individuals who make college admissions
decisions. Follow “Student Resource” link:
nacacnet.org

College Board Online - SAT/PSAT info: sat.collegeboard.org/home

ACT Online - Registration and free access to scholarship searches
and college information:
actstudent.org

Peterson’s Education Center - Peterson’s college database:
petersons.com

The Princeton Review - search by school’s name, region, state, size
and cost. Includes ratings and test preparation:
princetonreview.com

Junior Achievement - Search for colleges , seek out financial aid to
help you pay, gain knowledge on how to handle your money,
explore careers, get tips on how to start a business of your own,
and much:
studentcenter.ja.org/

SallieMae/College Answer - College preparing, selecting, applying,
paying:
collegeanswer.com

College Net - searchable database of colleges, scholarships and
resources. Some online college applications:
collegenet.com

FishNet - info. via college search page;create a profile of yourself to
send to colleges, read articles about college and admissions:

mycollegeguide.org

Xap Student Center - College and career preparation: xap.com

Parent/Teacher Conferences

To schedule a phone or in person conference between a parent and teacher(s), call the guidance secretary, Sue Reeder, at (850) 937 - 2300 ext. 229.

* To email a teacher directly go to the Tate homepage, click on "Faculty & Staff", click on the letter of the last name of that teacher, and scroll down to find the teacher's name and email link.

Registration Process

INFORMATION NEEDED FOR
J.M. TATE HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION

  • Proof of residence in your name — Gulf Power bill, telephone bill, water bill or mortgage rent statement (cannot use drivers license, or cable bill)
  • Shot Records/Blue Card required (Fl. St. 232.032)
  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Withdrawal form and school records from previous school
  • Custody papers (if applicable)
  • IEP (if applicable)

Questions?
Call the Tate guidance secretary at 850-927-2300 ex. 229

YOU MUST GO TO THE STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE
BEFORE YOU ENROLL IF:

  1. You live outside of the Tate district.
  2. Your child lives with another family without a custodial parent in the same residence.

    *A notarized letter from the parent giving custody of the student to the people that the student will be residing with must be submitted to the Student Services Office for approval.

Escambia County School District
Student Services Office
J.E. Hall Center
30 E. Texar St.
(850) 469-5448 or 469-5582

Testing

ACT/SAT INFORMATION

Both the SAT and ACT test companies emphasize that the best way to improve scores is to take a challenging academic curriculum which includes higher math (at least through Algebra II) and advanced classes in as many areas as possible. Test preparation classes or resources usually serve to increase awareness of test procedures and questions. They also give hints on how to be more efficient in timed situations and how to reduce anxiety as a result of being more familiar with the test.

ACT - www.actstudent.org
"Preparing for the ACT" - Free booklet you can download from your computer or pick up a copy in guidance if you do not have access to a computer.
  www.actstudent.org/testprep/index.html for a full list of free and purchase items
  www.actstudent.org/writing for information and hints on the writing assessment
 Free ACT practice test for Juniors and Seniors who are Poarch Creek tribal members or First Generation students. Learn more
here.

SAT - www.collegeboard.com
"Taking the SAT Reasoning Test" - Free booklet you can download from your computer or pick up a copy in guidance if you do not have access to a computer.
www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/prep_one/prep_one.html free and purchased materials for SAT
www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html free and purchased materials for PSAT

KAPLAN PRACTICE TEST ADMINISTRATIONS AND SEMINARS: 
Kaplan is a national test preparation company that periodically gives students an opportunity to take a "real" ACT, SAT, or PSAT that is not scored. These sample tests are free, but remember they will encourage you to sign up for an expensive test prep course. Call 1-800-KAPTEST for schedules and reservations. Test are given at UWF.

BOOKS AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE:
Many companies sell items for test prep. The best materials are usually those produced by the test makers themselves (See links above for on-line purchase). Local bookstores carry resources. Look for ones made by Collegeboard (SAT) and ACT. BE SURE YOU ARE GETTING INFORMATION ON THE NEW VERSIONS OF THE TESTS!

PJC Continuing Education Classes: Call 484-1796 for details and registration info for ACT and SAT Prep courses, which are usually offered on Saturdays.

TEST REGISTRATION AND PREPARATION

College Board Online - SAT/PSAT info collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about.html

ACT Online - Registration and free access to scholarship searches and college information: actstudent.org

ASVAB - ASVAB practice test asvabpracticetestonline.com

Resources

College & Information

Page Links

Registration Cards 2018-2019

Contact Christy Mills  Christy Mills ex: 234 Junior Guidance Counselor
Contact Jennifer Moore  Jennifer Moore ex: 283 Senior Guidance Counselor
Contact Karen Porter  Karen Porter ex: 232 Testing Coordinator
Contact Renee Willis  Renee Willis ex: 280 Freshman Guidance Counselor