WHO WE HELP
High School Students
SOME IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOUR SENIOR YEAR:
What are you good at and what are your career interests? Narrow down your options, and learn about the education and training required to land your dream job.
Make the grades.
Know the requirements.
Make a list of the admissions requirements and deadlines for your top schools. Take any required tests like the ACT, SAT during your junior year. Register for free SAT prep from Khan Academy or free ACT prep from ACT Academy.
Plan your finances. How will you pay for your education? Does your family have savings? Do you qualify for scholarships? Will you need to work a part-time job?
Read All Available Information.
Download LEAP Tampa Bay and Plan It Florida’s College and Career Readiness Guide for handy information you can take with you.
DURING YOUR SENIOR YEAR, MAKE SURE TO:
Narrow your list of colleges/other schools.
Check college application deadlines.
Know when your application is due and gather all the information needed. Don’t forget to ask teachers, coaches, and mentors if they will write a letter of recommendation for you.
Take or retake required tests.
Complete the FAFSA.
Complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens on Oct. 1 each year, and can help you get money for your education. To file an application, you’ll need a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and financial documents from your family. For help completing the application, visit the FAFSA website or attend a workshop in your area.