College Planning Resources & Links

College Counseling Newsletters


The college counseling department publishes a quarterly newsletter during the school year. We will post them here and in Naviance.

Many additional resource links are available through Naviance.

Transcript Request

Please contact Mrs. Pitcairn at 813-948-7600 ext. 328 to make transcript requests. Current seniors applying to college should make transcript requests through Naviance Student.

College Information and Guides


College Search Sites


College Fair Information


Paying for College

In the last three years alone, Academy at the Lakes’ seniors have earned more than $7.1 million in scholarship offers. In addition to scholarships, however, there are a number of other resources available to help you afford a college education for your child.

Our College Counseling team is here to meet with your family, one-on-one, to help guide you and answer your questions about paying for college. Questions? Visit one of the websites below or contact Director of College Counseling Debbie Pitcairn at

Standardized Testing, Registration and Preparation Sites


Registration & Preparation


Test Prep Options

Khan Academy
Free NEW SAT prep

Revolution Prep
Local Rep: Dina Radovic
Ask Mrs. Pitcairn or Mrs. Kent for more information about this program.

Satellite Test Prep

Testive ACT/SAT Prep

Related Article: Prepping for the SAT & ACT

Tutoring Centers

Myers Tutoring
4534 West Village Drive
Tampa, FL 33624
(813) 966-9377

Huntington Learning Center
13911 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL

Knowledge Points
2201 Collier Parkway
Land O’Lakes, FL 34639

Parliament Tutors
will come to campus or home
813- 279-8007

Infinite Edge Learning Center, Inc.
17419 Bridge Hill Court
Tampa, FL 33647

Kaplan Test Prep   
5405 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL

Princeton Review
5004 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL

Florida Virtual School
Free online courses for credit and grade

  • 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.

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


College Entrance Exam Dates