Update: February 5, 2016

 
Class of 2016 Information
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after January 1, 2016.  Both parent and student need a Federal Student Aid ID (FSAID).  To register for a FSAID, go to www.fsaid.ed.gov  then complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.
 
Falconer High School is sponsoring College Goal NY on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 9 am.  
The purpose of this event is to help seniors and their parents to complete the FAFSA form (regardless of the college the student is planning to attend).  
If you are interested in this program, register online at https://collegegoalny.org/2016-event-locations/falconer-central-school/view-location.
 
College Applications
Please provide the Guidance and Counseling Department with the names of the colleges you are applying to so we can send out the appropriate documentation (transcripts, schedules, and if necessary, letters of recommendation).
 
SUNY/Jamestown Community College Applications
State University of New York (SUNY) college applications are available at www.suny.edu.  The cost is $50 per school.
Jamestown Community College application is available for FREE at www.sunyjcc.edu
 
NCAA Eligibility Center
Students interested in playing a sport at a Division I or Division II college or university must complete the NCAA Initial Eligibility Application.  Applications are now available at www.eligibilitycenter.com.   
 
Class of 2016 and Class of 2017 Information
Jamestown Community College Open House
Jamestown Community College is sponsoring an Open House Program on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 9 am to 12 pm.  During this program, students will be able to apply to JCC on site, understand the admissions process, explore degree and certificate programs, tour JCC, and attend presentations on financial aid and other topics.  To register for the event, contact JCC at 716-338-1072 or email admissions@mail.sunyjcc.edu.
 
Buffalo National College Fair
The Buffalo National College Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.  To register for the event, go to www.nacacnet.org/ncfstudent.
 
SAT Information
Registration deadline for the Saturday, March 5, 2016 is Friday, February 5, 2016.
Registration deadline for the Saturday, May 7, 2016 is Friday, April 8, 2016. 
Cost is $54.50.  Register online at www.collegeboard.com.
This is the new SAT Examination. 
 
ACT Information
Registration for the Saturday, April 9, 2016 ACT is Friday, March 4, 2016.
Cost is $56.50.  Register online at www.act.org.
 
Class of 2017 Information
Junior Parent and Student Night
On Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6 pm in the LGI, the Guidance and Counseling Department will be sponsoring a “Junior Parent and Student Night” for all parents and members of the Class of 2017.  The purpose of the evening is to discuss expectations, requirements, and to provide information for what to expect during students’ senior year.  It is extremely important that you and your daughter/son attend this event.
 
Class of 2017 and Class of 2018 Information
Jamestown Community College Placement Examinations
The Jamestown Community College English Placement Examination will be given on Monday, March 14, 2016 and Tuesday, March 15, 2016 during English class. 
 
The purpose of the English Placement Examination is to determine each student’s skill level and eligibility to enroll in Jamestown Community College’s College Connections Program to earn college credit while in high school:

ENG 1510: English Composition I (80 or above on Reading and a 4 or above on Writing)

MAT 1600: Pre calculus (40+ on College Level Math) 

MUS 1510: Introduction to Music (80 or above on Reading)

The English Placement Examination is a two-part examination: The first section is a multiple choice reading comprehension examination while the second section is an essay examination.

Additional information on the Placement Examinations can be found at: http://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/accuplacer-tests

For sophomores and juniors to be eligible to take these exams, students must sign up in the Guidance and Counseling Department by Thursday, March 10, 2016 and they must have their social security number (for JCC).

Class of 2018 Information
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
If your sophomore would like to attend the LoGuidice Center in the fall of 2016 for Career and Technical Education (CTE), please ask your student to pick up an application in the Guidance and Counseling Department and return it by Friday, March 4, 2016.  The LoGuidice Center works on a first come, first serve admissions basis, making it important to complete the application and turn it in to the Westfield Academy Guidance and Counseling Department.
 
Class of 2020 Information 
Eighth Grade Parent Night
The Guidance and Counseling Department is sponsoring an 8th Grade Parent and Student Night on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 6 pm in the Large Group Instruction Room.  The Guidance and Counseling Department will provide information regarding graduation requirements, the scheduling process, and answer any questions you may have about high school.  Both 8th grade students and their parents are invited to attend.
 
Westfield Academy and Central School High School Information
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be given to interested students on Monday, March 7, 2016 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm in the LGI.  The ASVAB is used by the Guidance and Counseling Department to show how well students perform in the areas of English, Mathematics, and Practical Arts.  Interested students must sign up in the Guidance and Counseling Department by Thursday, March 3, 2016.  The ASVAB Score Interpretation will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm in the computer lab.

Please note: No personal information will be released to military recruiters.

Course Selection for the 2016-2017 School Year
Course selection for the 2016-2017 school year will begin in February.  Course selection books will be provided for all high school students in February and will be available at www.wacs.wnyric.org.  If you have any questions about the scheduling process, please contact the Guidance and Counseling Department.
 
Have you moved or changed your telephone number?
If you need to update your address or telephone number, please contact the Guidance and Counseling Department. 
It is extremely important that we have updated and correct information. 
 
Student Data Sheets are available in the Guidance and Counseling Department
Please make sure that you are participating in a variety of extra-curricular activities (sports, music, art, clubs, and organizations).  Many colleges and scholarships want to see a well-rounded student.  Maintain a student data sheet (or list) of activities you have participated in during your high school career.  If you would like a student data sheet, pick one up in the Guidance and Counseling Department.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Guidance and Counseling Department or call 716/326-2151.