Guidance and Counseling Department News! 

Updated: August 26, 2016
 
Tours for students will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 9 am to 12 pm starting in the Guidance and Counseling Department. 
 
School begins on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7:50 am.
 
The Guidance and Counseling Department hopes that you had a relaxing, enjoyable, and fun summer vacation.
 
Schedule changes will be made on a walk-in basis at the following times: 

Seniors: Monday, August 29, 2016 from 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm.

Juniors: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm.

Sophomores/Freshmen: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm.

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ALL schedule changes be resolved during these times.

The drop/add period for the 2016-2017 school year is four (4) school days and ends on Monday, September 12, 2016.

The Guidance and Counseling Department will be closed on Thursday, September 1, 2016 through Tuesday, September 6, 2016. 
 
Westfield Academy and Central School District Open House
On Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm, teachers will host a District Open House.  Check out all of the outstanding programs Westfield Academy and Central School offers!  
 
Class of 2017 Information
Financial Aid Night
The Guidance and Counseling Department will be sponsoring a Financial Aid Night on Monday, September 19, 2016 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.
 
Western New York College Consortium
The Guidance and Counseling Department scheduled the Western New York College Consortium on Monday, September 26, 2016 in the cafeteria from 9:15 am to 10 am.  Admissions counselors from over 15 local colleges and universities will be in attendance.  Parents are invited!

Service Academy Night
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will sponsor the Service Academy Night on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm at Canisius College, The Regis Room, Second floor of the Student Center, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo, New York for students interested in applying and attending a Service Academy or ROTC.  

Jamestown Community College Annual College and Career Night
Jamestown Community College’s Annual College and Career night will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at JCC’s Physical Education Complex.  Over 60 college and university admissions officers, as well as 80 representatives from business will be in attendance.  

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
(SAT I) $45 (No Essay) $57 (with Essay)
Test Date                Deadline
October 1, 2016         September 1, 2016
November 5, 2016 October 7, 2016
December 3, 2016 November 3, 2016
Register at www.collegeboard.com
Westfield Academy and Central School CEEB Code 335880
Fredonia High School Test Center Code 33422

American College Test (ACT)
$42.50 (No Writing)                $58.50 (with Writing)
Test Date                  Deadline
October 22, 2016          September 16, 2016
December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016
Register online at www.act.org
Westfield Academy and Central School CEEB Code 335880
Fredonia High School Test Center Code 182730
 
Class of 2018/2019 Information
All Juniors and Sophomores should take the PSAT
On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 it is highly recommended that all Juniors and Sophomores interested in attending college take the PSAT from 8 am to 12 pm 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 $15 (checks made payable to WACS).  Please sign up in the Guidance and Counseling Department by Friday, October 14, 2016.
 
Class of 2019 Information
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
On Thursday, December 7, 2016, 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 10, 2017 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 11:15 am.  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 Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  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.

If you have any questions, please contact the Guidance and Counseling Department at 716/326-2151 or scooper@wacs2.wnyric.org. 
 
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