The Villages High School



We hope you are all ready to 'hit the ground running' as we enter the LAST 9 weeks of the school year!  We can hardly believe that this year is almost over.  Keep in mind that the 4th quarter, plus your EOCs exams and final exams make up your 2nd semester grade.  Take advantage of our A-Days to get some extra study time!
Attention Juniors Friday March 24th: Counselors will be distributing and discussing the 11th grade course selection sheets to students for next year.  They are due back to their business teachers on March 31st.
Upcoming Parent Nights:
Thursday March 23rd: Parent Night 6pm @VHS (Academy Tour for 10th graders)
Tuesday March 28th: Parent Night 6pm @ VHS (Rising 9th graders)
Introducing the 'VHS Math Lab':  Tuesdays and Thursdays form 2:45-3:30pm in room 212.  
Current Juniors:  The Common Application Announces 2017-2018 Essay Prompts

Senior Parents:  The FAFSA opened October 1st 2016.  Please consider using this link to help with FSA ID and password BEFORE filing out the FAFSA.  This will save an extra step and additional time during the submission process.  Students MUST complete the FAFSA in order to earn Bright Futures scholarships!!

If you need to schedule a parent/teacher conference please contact your students counselor to make an appointment:

Nicole Lake- Last names A-G (all grades)

Merideth Brock- Last names H-O (all grades)

Kara Cribley- Last names P-Z (all grades)


Upcoming SAT/ACT Testing- 11th & 12th graders


SAT Testing dates 2016-2017: October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd, January 21st, March 11th, May 6th, June 3rd*.  Please register to test:

ACT Testing dates 2016-2017: September 10th*, October 22nd, December 10th, February 11th, April 8th, June 10th*.  Please register to test:

*June 3rd SAT and June 10th ACT will NOT be at VHS- but it is still a national test day*  Please see the PDF below for our 'SAT/ACT Tutoring' days held on select Saturdays

Parents of Seniors

If your student wants to attend a 4-year institution right after high school, priority deadlines for most of the universities are November 1st.  If your student has missed this deadline, please have them talk to their school counselor because various schools accept late applications.  A transcript is usually required to fill out the applications and your student can request one from Guidance.

The student is responsible for sending SAT/ACT scores to the colleges/universites.

*If you are a Dual Enrollment Student: Please make sure you contact Lake Sumter State College for your transcript with your Dual Enrollment classes on it.  This must be sent as you apply to universitites/colleges.   

All students have been registered on the Florida Student Financial Aid website (Bright Futures) in January.  Each student has their own unique username and pin they can use to access the site.

Khan Academy: The link below has resources to help students and parents navigate this challenging college process. These resources include video interviews and conversations with successful students from all walks of life and admissions officers and counselors at some of the nation's top schools.



Current Juniors and Seniors should be taking the SAT and ACT.  Registration is done online at and and more information is available in Guidance. Please see your school counselor if you believe you are eligible for a fee waiver (2 per test). 

ACT Basic Info: 

  • Answer EVERY question during the allowed time for that section
  • Your scores on the multiple-choice tests are based on the number of questions you answer correctly -- There is NO penalty for guessing
  • Composite score range from 1 (low) - 36 (high)
  • 4 sections plus optional writing section (if you sign up for it)
  • English, Mathematics, Reading, Science .. then writing optional at the end

SAT Basic Info: 

Are there resources to help me prepare for the redesigned SAT?  The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to offer free test prep services for the SAT.  Please visit this site for free services that will provide personalized practice pathways to help pinpoint areas where you need to improve, full-length practice tests, and practice materials that are available to print!

What is different about the NEW SAT? 

  • The redesigned SAT will consist of 2 sections (evidence-based reading & writing as well as math) with an optional essay. 
  • The score scale will range from 400 to 1600 with the essay being scored separately. 
  • The total test time is now 3 hours (+50 minutes with the essay).  There is NO penalty for guessing on the redesigned SAT. 
  • In the redesigned SAT’s Math Test, students are asked to respond to multistep problems that are presented in real-life contexts like those they will encounter in college and in their careers.
  • In the redesigned SAT, students are also being asked to analyze and synthesize both words and numbers and to find inconsistencies in the information they convey.
    • For a more in-depth look at the kinds of questions that will be on the redesigned SAT please visit:
    • Please see PDF file below for the NEW SAT testing specifications

Remember: These scores (ACT/SAT) are needed to be eligible for Bright Futures and for consideration by the Buffalo Scholarship Foundation!

SAT/ACT High School Code/CEEB Code: 101833

SAT Test Center Site Code: 10381

ACT Test Center Site Code: 243870

Test Prep: for the NEW SAT!

Test Prep: - great prep for either SAT or ACT, create an account, complete learning games, etc.

Test Prep: and - click on top banner for SAT practice

Test Prep:


The Post secondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) is Florida's customized common placement test. The purpose of the P.E.R.T. is accurate course placement based on the student's skills and abilities. The P.E.R.T. is aligned with the Post secondary Readiness Competencies identified by Florida faculty as necessary for success in entry-level college credit coursework. The P.E.R.T. assessment system includes Placement and Diagnostic tests in mathematics, reading and writing.

How to become eligible for the Dual Enrollment Program:  

Juniors and Seniors must have a 3.00 unweighted GPA and take the PERT exam.  Students who score 106 or better on Reading and 103 or better on Writing portions of the PERT may be eligible for the English dual enrollment classes taught at VHS.

Freshman who have completed Algebra II, score 123 or better on the Math and a 106 or better on the Reading portion of PERT may be eligible for the math dual enrollment classes taught at VHS as a Sophomore.  This is the ONLY dual enrollment class a Sophomore can take. 

Students who are eligible for the English dual enrollment classes and Math dual enrollment classes may also be eligible for Science dual enrollment classes.



ASVAB Practice Test:

State University System of Florida:

College & Career search:

Private Colleges/Universities of Florida:

College Athletics information (Junior year):

Career Planning information including earning power:

College planning tips for Juniors:

College planning tips for Seniors:

College Price Planning tool for Seniors:

College Searching:

United States Department of Labor 'Bureau of Labor Statistics':



If you are in need of tutoring, the guidance office can help set up a student tutor through the National Honor Society. Please contact your counselor for more information.

Homework/test help for Math, Science & English:

Khan Academy:

Varsity Tutors ACT:

Varsity Tutors SAT:

PDF Files

Class of 2017 Parent Night - Powerpoint for Senior Parent Night
Community Resources - List of resources in the community
Congress-Bundestag Vocational Exchange Scholarship - For High School Graduates
Demonstration of Mastery - Updated 1.6.16
FLVS registration directions - How to register for a FLVS course
Freshman Orientation parent night 3/28/17 - Powerpoint from 3/28/17 Freshman Parent night
New SAT testing specifications - Information on the NEW SAT-practice test questions
New VHS Academies for 2017-2018 - Agriscience and Construction Management
Program of Studies 2017-2018 - Courses offered at VHS
SAT/ACT Tutoring dates -

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