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About Our Team | College Visits | College Events
| Resource Links | Test Prep Options | Test Dates

About Our Team

Throughout the high school years, the Advisory program at Academy aims to prepare students for college. PSAT prep, College Search Activities, Interview Practice, Resume Writing and Career Interest Surveys are all activities Academy Upper Division students do during their four years here. In the fall of the senior year, intensive individualized counseling and support with application essays and forms are offered by the English Department and College Counseling Team.

Robert Sullivan, Upper Division Director
813-948-7600 x.307 | rdsullivan@academyatthelakes.org
Mr. Robert Sullivan, our Upper Division Director, is always available for consultation with students and parents about the college choice process. He is also available to write Counselor Recommendations.


Paul Hagenau, Director of College Counseling
813-948-7600 x. 301 | phagenau@academyatthelakes.org
Mr. Paul Hagenau is our Director of College Counseling, and he encourages all seniors to speak to him about their college application plans. He is available to review applications and give valuable feedback to students about their responses and essays, as well as to write Counselor Recommendations.


Deborah Pitcairn, Registrar, Associate Director of College Counseling
813-948-7600 x. 301 | dspitcairn@academyatthelakes.org
Mrs. Deborah Pitcairn, our registrar and Associate Director of College Counseling, is the person to whom requests for transcripts should be made. You may find the Transcript Request form on the Forms page of our web site (link). She is also available to discuss with students and parents their questions about the college application process and to write Counselor Recommendations.


Mike Kennedy, College Counselor Consultant
813-335-0546 | kenngrp@tampabay.rr.com
Mr. Mike Kennedy, our consulting college counselor, visits campus twice a month. Students and parents may sign up to meet with him on those days. Mr. Kennedy has over thirty years of experience in the fields of college admissions and education. He works with students and families through personalizing the college admissions process and by providing the most recent and accurate information in the college admissions field. He also lends guidance to high school and college admissions offices on a variety of issues and topics.

Consulting Appointment Availability
April 28 and May 16 from 8:30am-1:00pm.
Please call the office if you would like to schedule an appointment with Mr. Kennedy.


College Visits

College visit dates coming soon.


College Events

Admissions Information Session
Monday, April 28, 7:30-9:00pm
, Admissions Information Session for Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Rice Universities and the University of Chicago.  Register at: http://exploringeducationalexcellence.org/
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Dr
Tampa, FL 33607

 

Coast to Coast College Tour
Tuesday, April 29, 7-9pm – Coast to Coast College Tour will present an evening information session featuring admissions representatives from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California – Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University.

Register at:  www.coasttocoasttour.org

The session will be held at
Intercontinental Tampa
4860 W. Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL  33609

 

Exploring College Options
Sunday, May 11, 7:30pm Exploring College Options: a student/parent information session for Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Stanford Universities and the University of Pennsylvania.  Register at www.exploringcollegeoptions.org

The session will be located at:
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza
4200 Jim Walter Boulevard
Tampa, FL  33607


Standardized Testing Registration and Preparation Sites
The ACT – www.actstudent.org
SAT information / College Board – http://www.collegeboard.com
Testing Accommodations Information

College Major and Career Interests Sites
Majors & Career Central –
www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles

Occupational Handbookwww.bls.gov/OCO/

College Search Sites
Colleges that Change Lives – www.ctcl.org/
Colleges of Distinction – www.collegesofdistinction.com/
College Board – https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search
Peterson’s – www.petersons.com/college-search.aspx
Princeton Review – www.princetonreview.com/search.aspx

Financial Aid Information
Florida Bright Futures –
www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/

Bright Futures Requirements -
http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/factsheets/BF.htm

College Board Financial Aid Profile – The CSS Profile
https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/prf/index.jsp

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)– www.fafsa.edu.gov
FastWeb (scholarship opportunities) – www.fastweb.com
FinAid – www.finaid.org

For Scholar Athletes
CollegeStudentAthlete.com
NCAA – https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/
NAIA – www.playnaia.org

College Fair Information
NACAC for Parents – www.nacacnet.org

Other Links:


Test Prep Options

eKnowledge Online SAT/ACT Prep Program

eKnowledge is an online SAT/ACT prep program co-sponsored by FHSAA and eKnowledge for Florida students.
The cost is only $18-20 for this normally $200-299 program.
Please click here to see flier for details Or visit this website for information: www.eKnowledge.com/ATL

Florida Virtual School

Free online courses for credit and grade – www.flvs.net

  • Reading for College Success – is a course to improve verbal/critical reading skills for the SAT/ACT
  • Critical Thinking Skills – is a course to improve math and reading skills for the SAT/ACT

If you are interested in registering for the courses on FLVS, please see Mrs. Pitcairn for information.

USF Continuing Education

USF Continuing Education offers test prep classes. For more information, visit http://cereg.usf.edu/WebModule/reg/index.jsp?categoryId=10032

Independent Tutoring Resources

Huntington Learning Center
13911 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL
813-908-1000

Knowledge Points
2201 Collier Parkway
Land O’Lakes, FL 34639
813-319-4592
Mr. Randy Contreras, Director
www.knowledgepoints.com/landolakes

Myers Tutoring
4534 West Village Drive
Tampa, FL 33624
(813) 966-9377
myerstutoring@gmail.com

Kaplan Test Prep
5405 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL
813-899-2355

Princeton Review
5004 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL
813-989-8121


Test Dates

 

SAT 2013-2014

Test Dates Registration Deadline Late Registration*
01/25/14 12/27/13 01/10-01/14/14
03/08/14** 02/07/14 02/21-02/24/14
05/03/14 04/04/14 04/18-04/18/14
06/07/14 05/09/14 05/23-05/28/14

* Fee Required
**SAT only on March 8, 2014; all other dates SAT & Subject Tests. Go here for more information.

ACT 2013-2014

Test Dates Registration Deadline Late Registration*
09/21/13 08/23/13 08/24-09/06/13
10/26/13 09/27/13 09/28-10/11/13
12/14/13 11/08/13 11/09-11/25/13
02/08/14 01/10/13 01/11-01/24/14
04/12/14 03/07/14 03/08-03/21/14
06/14/14 05/09/14 05/10-05/23/14

* Fee Required