Counseling Center

The High School Counselor functions as a primary student advocate within the school community by challenging, encouraging and supporting students. Counseling Center services include individual and group counseling, conferences with students, parents and faculty, student assessments, college and career information, consultation and coordinating referral services. On a day to day basis we are also available to deal with crisis situations that need immediate attention.

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Senior Notes Links

Senior Notes

Careers
Applications for working papers may be obtained or submitted before or after school. Working cards are usually issued the following day. Students must appear in person to sign their card. Please plan ahead.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Find information about any career

Career Browser – Find career ideas to match your interests and abilities

What Can I Do With A Major In? – Career ideas relating to college major

What Do You Like? – Exploring Career Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics based on what you like to do.

CareerZone – Career exploration information from The NYS Dept of Labor; match your career interests to tasks, skills and knowledge used in various occupations.

Military Career Guide – A leading resource for the military world of work

College
Students and parents are reminded that applications for college and scholarships MUST be submitted to the Counseling Center AT LEAST FIVE SCHOOL DAYS prior to the deadline. This is required due to the individual attention that each application receives. Written requests for transcripts and records must allow for 5 school days processing time. The CEEB code for Tamarac High School is # 335593.

Exploring College and Career
This booklet is designed to be a valuable tool for 11th and 12th graders and their parents in planning and preparing for college exploration and career choices. Please refer to it for step by step guidance in all phases of the college research, application and selection process.

Exploring College and Career Booklet

College Resources
College Matchmaker – Search for a college which meets your criteria. A great site from The College Board.

AnyCOLLEGE.com – Where the college search begins. Search by Degree, Major and State.

CollegeData – College 411- Find the college that’s right for you!

College Search – US News and World Report- Find a college to suit your interests

CollegeNet – An easy to use tool for college and scholarship searches

COLLEGE MAJORS 101– Get information on the top college majors, college info and more.

SUNY – A complete listing of the 64 SUNY campuses

Apply directly by using SUNY APP

Financial Aid
October 2016 Financial Aid Information Session- Click here for Presentation
Students may pick up Financial Aid handouts and resources in the Counseling Center

Financial Aid Resources
Startheregetthere.org – Student Financial Aid Awareness

SUNY SMART TRACK – Empowered Financial Planning

Finaid.org – The most complete Financial Aid site on the Internet.

Fastweb.com – Finding scholarships to help pay for college

Hesc.ny.gov – New York State Higher Education Service-Your Source for College Financial Aid

Testing
The College Board – SAT , SAT Subject Tests and PSAT Information

CollegeXpress SAT Word Game – Challenge yourself with SAT vocabulary and more.

Khan Academy – Download and take a real practice test. Watch videos showing solutions for problems you got wrong or found difficult.

MajorTests.com – SAT practice exams

ACT Bulletin Board – ACT Information

Kaplan Test Prep – Commercial site for test prep information

Regents Exam Prep – Prepare for NYS Regents Exams

Other Resources
LOOKING AHEAD NEWSLETTER– Our fall newsletter specifically designed for our 9th and 10th grade students! This issue contains information such as “I’m the School Counselor” and “The Road to College and Career Planning” along with tips and other advice for you and your parents.

COURSE SELECTION GUIDE – Access the High School Course Selection Guide to use as a reference when choosing your course of studies. This resource outlines high school graduation requirements and provides a description of courses offered in the High School.

Study Skills – Help yourself improve your study strategies

College Basics – LOTS of help with Essay writing and college application organization

Resume Writing – Design a professional resume

ADOL – ” Family First Aid” A wealth of resources regarding Adolescence

NCAA Eligibility Center Online – Important information and registration information for prospective NCAA Division I and II student athletes and their families. Review the List of Approved Core Courses (Tamarac code #335593) and make sure all of your courses are approved for NCAA credit.

Summer 2016 Pre-College Program and Camp Information

Student Achievements
College Acceptances

FORMS

Request for Transcript  – for former students and graduates

Working Paper application