Update: September 12, 2014

 
Guidance and Counseling Department News
Friday, September 12, 2014 through Friday, September 19, 2014 
 
Registration Form
Please update the registration form for your student and return it to the Guidance and Counseling Department by Friday, September 19, 2014.  It is extremely important that we have updated and correct information.  We will need these forms returned even if there are no changes.
 
SUNY College Fair
The University at Buffalo is sponsoring SUNY College Fair on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 4 pm at Alumni Arena.  Students may register for this event at: www.suny.edu/studentevents.
 
Western New York College Consortium
On Monday, September 22, 2014, the Guidance and Counseling Department scheduled the Western New York College Consortium for high school students outside the high school gymnasium from 9:15 am to 10 am.  Admissions counselors from over 15 local colleges and universities will be in attendance.  Parents are invited to attend!
 
Westfield Academy and Central School District Open House
On Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm, teachers will host a District Open House.  Come out and see all of the outstanding programs Westfield Academy and Central School offers! 
 
Jamestown Community College’s College and Career Night
On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Jamestown Community College is holding their annual College and Career Night between 6 pm and 8 pm at the Physical Education Complex.  Over 60 college and university admissions officers, as well as 80 representatives from business will be in attendance. 
 
Class of 2015 Information
The recommended deadline for all SUNY school applications is Monday, November 17, 2014.  Apply online at www.suny.edu ($50) or www.sunyjcc.edu (Jamestown Community College only-Free).
 
ACT Information 
Registration for the Saturday, October 25, 2014 ACT is Friday, September 19, 2014.
Registration for the Saturday, December 13, 2014 ACT is Friday, November 7, 2014. 
Cost is $54.50.     (www.act.org)
 
SAT Information
Registration for the Saturday, October 11, 2014 SAT is Friday, September 12, 2014. 
Registration for the Saturday, November 8, 2014 SAT is Thursday, October 9, 2014.
Registration deadline for the Saturday, December 6, 2014 SAT is Thursday, November 6, 2014. 
Cost is $52.50.     (www.collegeboard.com)  
 
Financial Aid Night
The Guidance and Counseling Department will be sponsoring a Financial Aid Night on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6 pm in the Auditorium. The Financial Aid Director from Jamestown Community College, Laurie Vorp, will describe the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid process, as well as answer any questions you may have.  (The snow date for the Financial Aid Night is Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 6 pm in the LGI). 
 
Class of 2016 and 2017 Information
All Juniors and Sophomores should take the PSAT
On Wednesday, October 15, 2014 it is highly recommended that all Juniors and Sophomores interested in attending college take the PSAT from 8 am to 11:15 am in the Large Group Instruction Room.  The PSAT is the preliminary SAT, and for Juniors, serves as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test which some colleges use to provide students with financial aid.  The cost of the test is $14 (checks made payable to WACS).  Please sign up in the Guidance and Counseling Department by Thursday, October 9, 2014.
 
Class of 2017 Information
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, members from the LoGuidice Center will be having a presentation about the Career and Technical Educational (CTE) opportunities at BOCES from 9:15 am to 10 am in the LGI.  Parents are invited to attend. 

On Tuesday, January 6, 2015 the Guidance and Counseling Department is sponsoring a field trip to the LoGuidice Center for sophomores interested in Career and Technical Education during their junior and senior years.  The bus will leave Westfield Academy at 8:30 am and will return at 12 pm.  At the LoGuidice Center, sophomores will see first-hand the career and technical education courses offered, their content, and the facilities available to them. 

 To attend the event, interested sophomores must sign up in the Guidance and Counseling Department by Thursday, December 18, 2014.  In addition, the school district requires a parent permission slip signed and returned indicating you are aware of the field trip your student is attending.  Permission slips will be available in the Guidance and Counseling Department.

Westfield Academy and Central School Information

1)       During your high school career, involvement in extra-curricular activities is important, as colleges, universities, and employers wish to see well-rounded students who have participated in a variety of activities.  Please get involved in your school and community.

2)       Maintain a comprehensive list of all your school and extra-curricular activities.  Student Data Sheets are available in the Guidance and Counseling Department. 

3)       Complete an interest inventory and search for careers at www.nycareerzone.org.

If you have any questions, please contact the Guidance and Counseling Department or call 716/326-2151.