Counselor for Class of 2014
Class of 2014 Graduation Requirements
You must have 24 credits to graduate
- 4 Mathematics Credits to include Algebra 1 and Geometry (or equivalent) and higher
- 4 Language Arts Credits
- 3 Science Credits- 2 credits must be lab-based
- 3 Social Studies Credits to include World History, American History, Economics/Government
- 1 Fine Arts/Practical Arts Credit
- 1.5 Physical Education Credits- .5 credit must be from Personal Fitness
- 7.5 Elective Credits
- Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
- Must pass FCAT Reading or earn a 19 on the Reading Section of the ACT or a 430 on the Verbal Section of the SAT
Standard Diploma- Merit Designation:
- Meet the requirements for a standard diploma
- Earn 26 credits
- Earn at least 1 approved industry certification
Standard Diploma- Scholar Designation:
- Meet the requirements for a standard diploma
- Earn 26 Credits
- Fulfill the following requirements:
- Pass the FCAT 2.0
- Earn 1 credit in Algebra 2
- Earn 1 credit in Pre-Calculus or Dual Enrollment Math Course
- Pass Biology and US History EOCs (not Algebra or Geometry). If students did not take the EOC in one of the classes and still earned credit, they must take and pass the EOCs in December or May of this school year.
- Earn 1 credit in Physics or Chemistry
- Earn 1 credit in an equally rigorous science (see counselor for the approved courses)
- Earn 2 credits consecutively in the same foreign language
- Earn 1 credit in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, or an approved industry certification
Scholarship/Financial Aid/ College and Career Exploration Information
Important links for financial aid, scholarships, and college/career exploration:
www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org (Bright Futures and other scholarships)
www.fastweb.com (Scholarship, financial aid, educational planning information)
www.finaid.org (Scholarship and financial aid information)
www.fafsa.gov (Free Application for Federal Student Aid- All College bound students need to complete this- after December)
www.scholarshipexperts.com (Scholarship info)
www.studentscholarships.org (Scholarship info)
www.flchoices.org (Career, Interest, Education, and College exploration)
Scholarship information sent to Pine Forest High School:
National Coalition of 100 Black Women Scholarship: Must be an African American male or female and a resident of Escambia or Santa Rosa County. Please see the following link for details: Nat'l Coalition of 100 Black Women Scholarship- 2014.pdf.
FL Peanut Producers Association Scholarship: Must be or have a family member who is an actively producing peanut grower, not necessarily a member of the FPPA. Please see the following link for details: FL Peanut Producers Assoc. Scholarship-2014.pdf.
Scholarships from the University of New Orleans: Must attend the University of New Orleans. Please see the following link for details: Univ. of New Orleans Scholarship-2014.pdf.
FL A&M Alumni Association Scholarship: Must be a resident of Escambia or Santa Rosa County and attend FAMU. Please see the following link for details: FL A&M Alum Assoc. Scholarship-2014.pdf.
Pensacola Pledge Scholars Scholarship: Must live withing the city limits of Pensacola and attend UWF or PSC. Please see the following link for details: Pensacola Plege Scholars Scholarship-2014.pdf.
Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship: Must be a high school athlete. Please see the folloiwng link for details: http://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm.
Better Business Bureau Foundation: Please see the following link for details: BBB Scholarship 2014.pdf.
NW FL Gator Club-University of FL scholarships- Must be enrolling at UF. See the following link for details: NWF Gator Club Application-PDF_1.pdf.
Grand Lodge of Florida- Order Sons of Italy in America -Florida Foundation: Must be of Italian decent and reside in the state of Florida or Georgia. Please see the following link for details: GRAND LODGE OF FLORIDA 2014 scholarship.docx.
Student-View Scholarship Program: Several scholarships available. Please see the following link for details: Student-View Scholarships 2014.pdf.
Johnson Scholarship Foundation: Please see the following link for details: Johnson Scholarship Foundation 2014.pdf.
ROTC Scholarship: $500 scholarship available to a Florida high school senior who will be attending a Florida 2-year college or 4-year college. Must be enrolled in the JROTC program high school program. Please see the following link for details: ROTC Scholarships 2014.pdf.
Anne Massey General Scholarship: $1000 scholarship available to a Florida high school senior who will be attending a Florida community college or 4-year college. Please see the following link for details: Anne Massey General Scholarship 2014.pdf.
StudentScholarships.com scholarships: Multiple scholarships available. Please see the following link for details: Studentscholarships.org scholarships 2014.pdf.
ScholarshipExperts.com scholarships: 6 scholarships available. Please see the following link for details: Scholarshipexperts.com scholarships.pdf.
EAAE Scholarship- For students intending to major in Education. Must be a 12th grader enrolled in an Escambia County School. Please see the following link for details: EAAE Student Scholarship Application 2014.doc.
Southern Scholarship Foundation- Rent-free scholarship housing for qualified students. Please see the following link for details: Southern Scholarship Foundation.pdf.
PCI Scholarships- Please see the following link for details: PCI Scholarship Application 2014.doc
Pensacola Interstate Fair Scholarships: 30 $1000 scholarships available. Students must have volunteered at the fair for at least 10 hours sometime during their 9th-12th grade years. Please see the following link for details: Pensacola Fair Scholarship 2014.pdf.
Pensacola State College Scholarships: Please see the following link for details: http://pensacolastate.edu/financialAid/scholarships.asp
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program- Please see the following link for further details: Buick Acheivers Scholarship.
Michele W. Hill Foundation Academic Achievement Community Service Scholarship- Please see the following attachment for further information: Hill Foundation Scholarships. Deadline to apply is March 21, 2014.
Raider Run Scholarships- Local scholarships awarded to Northwest FL High School Seniors. Please see the following link for more information: Raider Run Scholarships. Please also see the following website: http://www.active.com/running/navarre-fl/michele-hill-raider-run-2013?cmp=1745.
PSC Ambassador Scholarship Program- Please see the following link for further information (deadline 1/31/14): PSC Ambassador Scholarships
Pensacola State College HPOG (Health Profession Opportunity Grants). Students must enroll in one of PSC's 25 healthcare programs. Based on financial need and can provide assistance with tuition, books, childcare, transportation, etc. Please contact PSC at (850) 471-4590 or visit their Warrington campus at 5555 W. Hwy. 98 in Pensacola, FL 32507 in building 3600 for further information.
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs- Scholarship criteria information and applications available at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships - applications accepted online from August 1-October 25, 2013.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Programs- Scholarship criteria information and applicaitons available at www.jkcf.org/scholarships - applications accepted online beginning August 2013.
Wings Over America Scholarships- Eligiblity requirements and applications are available at www.wingsoveramerica.us. You may be eligible if your parent is serving or has served in the Navy. Applications will be accepted beginning October 1, 2013.
Mason's Essay Contest and Scholarship Program- 10 scholarships available each worth $1000- Please see the following link for further details: Mason's Essay/Scholarship Program
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program- Eligibility and other information and application available at www.jackierobinson.org.
Young Entrepreneur Foundation Scholarship- For details please visit www.NFIB.com/YEA.
SQ PWP Scholarship Program- For Varsity level athletes. Further information is available at www.playingwithpurpose.org. Dealine to apply is February 1, 2014.
George W. Jenkins Scholarship Program- Academic scholarship for University of Miami. For details please visit www.miami.edu/jenkins.
Florida P.E.O. Scholarship and Chapter BU-Florida Scholarship Fund- Scholarships for women in financial need who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Please see the following links for both scholarships' guidelines and application: PEO FL Scholarship Guidelines, PEO Chapter BU FL Scholarship Guidelines, PEO Scholarships Guidelines and Application.
Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation (MSISR) Scholarship- Please see the following link for details details: MSISR Scholarship Info.
NROTC Scholarship- Please see the following link for details: NROTC Scholarship.
Tulsa Welding School (in Jacksonville, FL) Scholarships- Please see the following link for details: TWS Jacksonville Scholarships.
American Legion Scholarships- Multiple scholarships available. Please see the following link for details: American Legion Scholarships 2013. Please also see the following website: www.floridalegion.org.
American Legion Oratorical Contest- Scholarships for winners. Please see the following link for details: Americal Legion Oratorical Contest 2013.
University of South Alabama Leadership Scholarship. Please see the following link for details: USA Leadership Scholarship 2014.
Florida Retired Educators Foundation has scholarships available for students interested in the teaching profession. Futher details are available at www.frea.org.