Guidance and Counseling Department News! 

Updated: 9/22/2017
 
Westfield Academy and Central School Information 
Registration Form
Please update the registration form for your student and return it to the Guidance and Counseling Department by Friday, September 22, 2017.  It is extremely important that we have updated and correct information.  
 
Western New York College Consortium
On Friday, September 22, 2017, the Guidance and Counseling Department scheduled the Western New York College Consortium for high school students 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 to attend!
 
Health Career Fair
On Friday, October 6, 2017, the Biology Department at SUNY Fredonia will be sponsoring a Health Career Fair from 10 am to 11 am at the Science Center on the SUNY Fredonia campus. 

At the Health Career Fair, high school students will gather information about a variety of degree programs as well as a variety of college programs and careers in the field of Health Sciences.  These programs and careers range from Marketing and Management to Nursing to Medicine to Pharmacy to Veterinary Sciences.

To attend the event, interested students must sign up in the Guidance and Counseling Department by 2:30 pm on Friday, September 29, 2017.

LoGuidice Center Open House
The LoGuidice Center in Fredonia will sponsor their annual Open House on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 5 pm to 7 pm.  During the Open House, parents and students can take tours and learn more about the outstanding Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs the LoGuidice Center offers!
 
Jamestown Community College’s College Planning Night
On Wednesday, October 17, 2017, Jamestown Community College is holding their annual College and Career Night between 6 pm and 9 pm at the Physical Education Complex. 
6:00 – 6:45 PM - Admissions Rep Panel SessionCarnahan Building Theater (Panel will consist of Admissions Representatives from JCC, a four-year SUNY institution, a private institution and an out-of-state institution)
6:45 – 8:15 PM – College Reps Available – GYM
6:50 – 7:20 PM– College Student Panel SessionCarnahan Building Theater (Panel will consist of JCC alumni and/or current students who have transferred/who plan on transferring to a different college post JCC graduation)
7:50 – 8:30 PM – General Financial Aid presentation with focus on the Excelsior ScholarshipCarnahan Building Theater
 
Student Data Sheets
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.

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

Class of 2018 Information
ACT Information 
The registration deadline for the October 28, 2017 ACT is Friday, September 22, 2017.
The cost of the test is $62.50.
Stop by the Guidance and Counseling Department for registration materials.
 
Financial Aid Night
The Guidance and Counseling Department will be sponsoring a Financial Aid Night on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 6 pm in the Auditorium. The Financial Aid Director from Jamestown Community College, Jill Colburn, will describe the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid process, as well as answer any questions you may have.
 
Class of 2019 and Class of 2020 Information
All Juniors and Sophomores should take the PSAT
On Wednesday, October 11, 2017 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 $16 (checks made payable to WACS).  Please sign up in the Guidance and Counseling Department by Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
 
Class of 2020 Information
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Presentation and Field Trip
On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 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 9, 2018 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 from the bus loop 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 Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  Permission slips will be available in the Guidance and Counseling Department.

Guidance and Counseling Department Contact Information 
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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