Counselor Corner


On this page, you can find out the latest news and announcements from our Student Services department. OCPS has compiled a single document that has a list of scholarship opportunities for students; Download scholarship document.

Posted 12/10/2018
Important information from Student Services:
Click here for the NEW Valencia Book Voucher process for Spring 2019 classes
Learn more about FIU Dual Enrollment
Learn more about Orange Technical College Dual Enrollment

Valencia College Bridges to Success Scholarship 
The Bridges to Success Scholarship application is currently available for Valencia College. This is a scholarship program that includes two years of classes and books paid for at Valencia College. Students that have already applied to Valencia College and received their Valencia ID number must create their Atlas account to access the application.  The completed scholarship application deadline is January 24, 2019. Please visit the Valencia College website to apply - 

Posted 12/5/2018
There are two FAFSA Help Sessions remaining for December 2018.

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  • December 10 (Periods 2-6) Student Services Room 802
  • December 12 (5 pm-7 pm) Media Center

What to Bring:
● 2017 Income Information (Taxed Income and Untaxed Income)
● 2017 Income Tax Refund Form and W2’s
● Social Security Card (Student and Parents)
● Driver’s License (Student and Parents)
● Alien Registration Card (Eligible Non-Citizens)
● FSA ID username and password (used to electronically sign FAFSA) 
Student and Parent(s) must create their own

FAFSA Guide for 2018-2019
>>Click here to download a copy of the FAFSA Guide for 2018-2019<<

Posted 10/8/2018
October 8-12=College Week
There are many exciting things taking place for this year's College Week. 
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Posted 9/6/2018
CLEP Testing 
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Registration to students currently enrolled in OCPS who earned a 2 or higher on the last AP exam administration on the following exams:
AP English Language and Composition
AP Psychology
AP US History
AP Spanish Language and Culture
All testing will take place at Edgewater High School from 8am-11am. Students will be assigned a test time based on the exam desired and the order in which they registered to test. Signups will conclude Friday, September 14, at 3pm.


Students should sign up using this link:

Posted 8/13/2018
College & Career Information for 2018-2019


Download some important information from Mrs. Harmon.

Posted 7/26/2018
Presentation Recap


Posted 7/20/2018
Questbridge Scholarship

Seniors if you are a high achieving student in the top 5-10% of your class, have an SAT score of 1310 or ACT of 28 and a family income of approximately $65,000 please visit the following website for a fantastic scholarship program called QuestBridge:

Posted Posted 7/20/2018
FAFSA Help Sessions


Throughout the school year, we host FAFSA Help Sessions. Please check back once school begins for specific dates.
What is Financial Aid?
Grants, scholarships, loans, and work study to help students pay for college or a technical school 
What should I bring to complete the FAFSA?
Social Security Number or Alien Registration Number
Your W-2s, and your parent’s w-2s
Your parent’s 2017 income tax form (and 2016 form if you are applying for summer term)

Bring your 2017 tax information and get help with your FAFSA

The FSA ID username and password should be created prior to attending the FAFSA help session.  Please visit the website: to create your username and password. 



Posted 7/20/2018
New policy for signing up for college visits

All college visits to LNHS will be listed in Naviance. Naviance is accessible to students on their laptops through LaunchPad.  

Please locate the list of colleges visiting Lake Nona HS in the "Colleges" tab.   Look in the "My Colleges" section for the list of upcoming college visits to LNHS.  Once you find a visit you would like to attend, select "sign up" for the visits you would like to attend.  You must sign up as soon as possible for the visits you are interested in attending and no later than the day before the visit.  Most visits are limited to the first 40 students. 

Lists of students attending the visit will be pulled the day prior to the visit and will be emailed to teachers.  Your name must be on the list in order to attend.

Students must check in with their teachers prior to coming for the visit and are responsible for making up any missed work.  Teachers must approve students missing class to attend the visit.  

College visits are only open to juniors and seniors.

Posted 9/29/2017
Khan Academy
KhanAcademy LogoStudents, not only does Khan Academy help you prepare for the SAT and improve your chances of getting a better score, but the more time you spend practicing on Khan Academy the more you will increase your chances of earning a $1000 scholarship.  
Fifteen OCPS students with the highest number of minutes spent on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy receive $1,000 in scholarship money. The SAT All in Challenge begins in September ends in May. Let's go Lake Nona. Get on Khan Academy practice for the SAT, improve your scores and earn some money!