Update: December 12, 2014 

Next Update: January 9, 2015 
 
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after January 1, 2015.
Both parent and student need a PIN number.
To register for a PIN number, go to www.pin.ed.gov then complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.
 
Class of 2015 Information
Apply online at www.suny.edu ($50) or www.sunyjcc.edu (Jamestown Community College online-Free).
 
Class of 2015 and 2016 Information 
ACT Information 
Test Date                                       Deadline
February 7, 2015                          January 9, 2015
April 18, 2015                              March 13, 2015
June 13, 2015                May 8, 2015

Cost is $54.50.
Register online at www.act.org

Before you leave for the test center, make sure that you have your admissions ticket, two forms of picture identification, two #2 pencils, and a calculator.

Westfield Academy and Central School CEEB Code 335880
Fredonia High School Test Center-182730 (not all exams given at Fredonia)
 
SAT Information
Test Date                                       Deadline
January 24, 2015                          December 29, 2014
March 14, 2015                            February 13, 2015
May 2, 2015                                 April 6, 2015
June 6, 2015                                 May 8, 2015
 
Cost is $52.50.
 
Register online at www.collegeboard.com 
 
Before you leave for the test center, make sure that you have your admissions ticket, two forms of picture identification, two #2 pencils, and a calculator.
 
Westfield Academy and Central School CEEB Code 335880
Fredonia High School Test Center-33422 (not all exams given at Fredonia)
 
Class of 2016 
SUNY Fredonia’s 3-1-3 Program
SUNY Fredonia will be holding a 3-1-3 informational meeting on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 in THE WILLIAMS CENTER Room S204 ABC at 7 pm.  This meeting is for prospective students and parents to explain the SUNY Fredonia time-shortened degree program during which students spend their senior year at both high school and SUNY Fredonia.
 
Junior Parent and Student Night 
On Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 6 pm in the LGI, the Guidance and Counseling Department will be sponsoring a “Junior Parent and Student Night” for all parents and students in the junior class.  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 2016 and Class of 2017 Information 
Jamestown Community College Placement Examinations
The Jamestown Community College English and Elementary Algebra Placement Examinations will be given on Monday, March 16, 2015 and Tuesday, March 17, 2015 during English class. 
The purpose of these Placement Examinations 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 1540: Elementary Statistics (80 or above on Reading, a 4 or above on Writing, and a 76 or above on Elementary Algebra)
MUS 1510: Introduction to Music (80 or above on Reading)
BIO 7505: Biology: A Molecular Approach (BAMA) (57 or above on Elementary Algebra)

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.

The Elementary Algebra Placement Examination tests skills on operations with integers and rational numbers, operations with algebraic expressions, and solution of equations, inequalities, and word problems.

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 13, 2015 and they must have their social security number (for JCC).
 
Class of 2017 Information
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
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.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) applications are due by Friday, March 13, 2015
If your sophomore would like to attend the LoGuidice Center in the fall of 2015 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 13, 2015.  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.
 
Westfield Academy and Central School Information
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be given to interested students on Monday, March 9, 2015 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 5, 2015.  The ASVAB Score Interpretation will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm in the computer lab.

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

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.
 
Course Selection for the 2015-2016 School Year
Course selection for the 2015-2016 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.
 
Participate!!!
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.
 
Student Data Sheet 
Maintain a comprehensive list of all your school and extra-curricular activities.  Student Data Sheets are available in the Guidance and Counseling Department. 
 
Career Zone 
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.