Counselor's Corner Resources

High School

High School

Please note this page is under construction and not completely finished. 
Information on this page: 
  • SAT/ACT College Admissions Test 
  • FloridaShines.org 
  • MyCareerShines.org 
  • YPP/Community Services Hours/ Volunteering 
  • High School Showcase 
 

 
SAT and ACT Information 
 

 
 

 

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FloridaShines is the website for Florida high school students looking for more information for college or career. There are webinars for students and parents looking for more information regarding high school graduation requirements,  college admissions, and financial aid including the Bright Futures Scholarship. More information can be found at www.floridashines.org 


 

 
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MyCareerShines is the website for Florida high school students looking for more information or career/college major search tools. There are webinars for students and parents looking for more information regarding college admissions and majors. There are also fun tools and assessments to assist student with career choices.  More information can be found at https://mycareershines.kuder.com/account/login-register 

 

 
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FloridaStudents.org is a great website for parents and students to access educational resources by subject area and grade level. 
 

 

Volunteering / Community Service / YPP
 Youth Partnership Program / 
​Grades 9 - 12 High School 
The Youth Partnership Program (YPP) encourages high school students to serve as community volunteers with the purpose of increasing their awareness of the needs of the community and the lifelong value of volunteerism.  It also provides the opportunity for students to become knowledgeable about their rights and responsibilities as a community volunteer.

Youth Partnership Program Guidelines and Training Program Guidelines

  • Students may count volunteer work AFTER the completion of the school-based training workshop offered by the high school.
  • Students will not be paid for services rendered.
  • Students may use this program to meet the requirements of the Superintendent's Diploma of Distinction (100 volunteer hours), Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program (30-100 volunteer hours depending upon specific scholarship), and the International Baccalaureate Program* (150 volunteer hours). *IB includes Creativity, Action, and Service.  Contact the IB counselor at Spruce Creek High or DeLand High Schools for details. 
Training

All students must attend a training session with their high school's YPP Coordinator PRIOR to starting their community service.  The training provides general guidelines on volunteering, tips to find a volunteer placement, and the necessary paperwork to document their service hours for the school.  These trainings are held periodically throughout the school year at each high school and it is the responsibility of the student to attend.  NOTE:  The student must attend the school's YPP Volunteer Training to obtain the documentation referenced above. Please contact your assigned counselor for the training session. Full-time Volusia Online Learning (VOL) students can contact Ms. McQueen-Jacob for the next available training, or forms needed:rlmcquee@volusia.k12.fl.us  or  (386) 734-7190 extension 53715
 
Where to Volunteer and Acceptable Volunteer Hours 
It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for their volunteer experience.  Many special interest clubs at schools participate in learning service projects, such as community clean-up, earth day projects, or tutoring in after-school programs.  Students can also contact non-profit organizations for possible placement.  Examples include, but are not limited to, Boys & Girls Clubs, Boys Scouts, Girls Scouts, local libraries, churches/synagogues, environmental groups, historical preservation organizations, food banks, senior centers, and health fairs.  There are also many opportunities within our own schools and at all levels for high school students to volunteer. 
​ NOTE:  Be sure to have your YPP Agreement Form completed and approved by your YPP Coordinator prior to commencing your volunteer service.

 

 
High School Showcase - December 14, 2017 from 5-7PM at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in Deland. Volusia County High Schools showcase their Academies and Programs. 
Middle School
Elementary School
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