Skyline High School and Lord Fairfax Community College are Working Together
to Help Students Prepare for College and Careers
YOUR ONE-STOP CAREER RESOURCE
Becky Barr, Career Coach
Located in Room 631 at Skyline High School
Hours: Thursday and Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
(540) 631-0366 ext. 31218
The Goals of a Career Coach are to:
- Work closely with students, parents, guidance counselors and teachers.
- Develop a written plan for students to meet their goals and objectives in the career path they have chosen.
- Provide students with a wide range of career options and to connect students with businesses and industry.
- Assess students' skills, interests and values to help them determine a specific career field by administering a career assessment.
- Provide a list of colleges that match the students' career goals.
- Focus on students' strengths and interests.
- Be a liaison between Skyline and Lord Fairfax Community College - placement test and dual enrollment.
Start early. Make a plan. Discover your future.
News You Can Use
ATTENTION SENIORS: If you are planning to attend Lord Fairfax Community College next year, now is the time to complete the application and attendance process. Go to www.lfcc.edu to complete an application and see Mrs. Barr in Room 631 to schedule a time to take the Placement Tests. You must take the placement tests unless you have taken the SAT and scored a minimum of 500 on Critical Reading and Writing and 520 on the math. Some math courses may require higher scores in order to enroll. If you have taken the ACT, you must have scored a minimum of 21 on the Reading and Math sections. Same qualifier applies for math as in the SAT. Registration for Fall 2013 classes will begin in April. All testing must be completed before signing up for courses. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Barr in Room 631.
All financial aid for the 2013-14 school year begins with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Go to www.pin.ed.gov to apply for your FAFSA pin number. You and a parent need a pin in order to send in your application. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete the FAFSA. Need assistance? There will be a Financial Aid Information Session on Dec. 11th at 7 p.m. at the Front Royal Community Center. An overview of the FAFSA will be presented. There will be a FAFSA workshop, Super Saturday, on Feb. 9 in the Skyline HS library from 9am – 2pm. Come anytime during those hours with your FAFSA information and receive help in filling out the FAFSA. See Mrs. Barr if you cannot attend Super Saturday or if you have other questions about the procedure.
Scholarship “season” is approaching. Skyline High School and LFCC have scholarships available to current seniors. Check the schools websites in late January or early February for information on scholarship opportunities.
ATTENTION JUNIORS: If you are considering a four year university after high school, this spring is the time to take the SAT. Skyline HS is a test center for the March 9th SAT. Register for the test by February 8 at www.collegeboard.org. It will also be given May 4 and June 1 at other local high schools.
Still looking for that perfect college fit? Now is the time to surf the web for information on colleges and also for taking road trips to visit schools that are of interest to you. The following are just a few of the many websites to help you with your search:
Each of these websites has information on colleges, majors, how you stack up in the admissions process, etc. The Career Coach is here to help you with any questions you may have about the college admissions process. You can also visit individual college websites for an abundance of information for prospective students. Also, ask the Career Coach about the Guaranteed Admission program that LFCC has with over 30 colleges, including UVa and Virginia Tech.
Not sure what your major is going to be or what career to pursue? Talk to the career coach about an interest assessment to get some ideas on how your interests match up with careers. All Freshmen have taken or will take an interest assessment while taking English 9. It’s never too early to start thinking about your future.
Also, check out these websites for major/career information:
On these sites, you can investigate careers by cluster, i.e. Information Technology, Health Sciences or Business, or get information on specific careers and technical education.