College and Career Center

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    The College and Career Center provides resources to help students plan for college and career, including researching colleges, college applications, financial aid, scholarships, SAT/ACT testing and more. Check the Important Links section on the right side of this page for helpful information. Contact: Linda Norris, College and Career Advisor,



    HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE PLANNING FOR JUNIORS - Juniors watched a video and received a packet of information in their US History Classes in November/early December. The video highlighted key steps in preparing for high school graduation and planning for college. Information shared included high school graduation requirements, Dual Enrollment criteria, college options, acceptance statistics for the 12 public universities in Florida, SAT and ACT testing, requirements for Florida Bright Futures scholarships, financial aid and more. Watch the video here. Download the handout here.

    JUNIORS - now is the time to register for the SAT/ACT tests. These college entrance exams are required by many 4-year colleges/universities, Florida Bright Futures Scholarships and other scholarships. Taking them second semester of Junior year is the recommended timeframe. Since most students take them 2 or 3 times, you are encouraged to register/take them now so that you are prepared to apply to colleges fall of senior year. Students must register themselves online - click here for dates, registration deadlines and links. Questions? Contact Mrs. Norris, College and Career Advisor.

    FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES - all seniors should complete the Florida Financial Aid Application. This one application is used for all state of Florida grants/scholarships, including BRIGHT FUTURES!  It's easy, online and only takes a few minutes. Seniors should complete it now - even if they are still working on the requirements, like service hours or test scores. Learn more about all the state scholarships, including Bright Futures here.

    FREE VIRTUAL TUTORING - the Manatee County Libraries offer free tutoring support via This service includes one-on-one help via live tutoring, including homework help. Live tutors are available from 8am to 10pm, 361 days of the year! Learn more here.


  • Volunteer - help our school and community

    Being a volunteer allows you to help those in need and to experience personal growth.  There are so many different ways to perform community service, but it's up to you to find what you enjoy.  The attached document may help you identify ways to volunteer. It's a little trickier now that many organizations are closed (or limiting volunteers) because of COVID 19, but get creative and find ways to be a "virtual" volunteer.  Remember, you must work with your guidance counselor to get projects approved before you start and also to document your hours. Those forms are on the Guidance page of the MHS website.

    Community Service Ideas

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