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The one-stop shop for Douglas Anderson parents and students

to stay informed about a variety of guidance information!
 
 
 
GUIDANCE STAFF
 

KATHY MORTENSEN ANDERSON
School Counselor
A – F   All Grades
346-5620, ext. 119
mortensenk@duvalschools.org

Guidance Department Chair

 
ALLISON ARMSTRONG
School Counselor
G – M   All Grades
346-5620, ext. 117
armstronga@duvalschools.org
 
 
SHANEKA FERRELL
School Counselor and College Visits
N – Z   All Grades
346-5620, ext. 116
 
 
DAYLE MACK
Records Clerk: Records, Transcript Requests,
and Community Service
346-5620, ext. 118
mackm@duvalschools.org
 
 
PATTI LARA
Office Clerk: Parent-Teacher Conferences,
Homework Requests and Records
346-5620, ext. 191
larap2@duvalschools.org
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Tuesday, March 7 - JUNIOR COLLEGE NIGHT (Recital Hall @ 6 p.m.) - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
 

TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS

Requesting a Transcript through Naviance:

1. You must add the colleges you are applying to in your Naviance account and then request transcripts in order for us to send transcripts:

   a. Select “colleges I’m applying to” then click “+add to this list”

   b. Select “lookup” (in blue) to find your school

   c. Select the type – Regular Decision, Early Action, Early Decision, Rolling 

      • You must select the CORRECT type. If you are unsure, please read your application documents and/or ask your counselor! 

   d. If you are requesting a transcript, make sure you check the “request” box under the “Transcript” heading then select “Add Colleges.” 

      • Option Two: By clicking the “Request Transcripts” link after adding the college to the “Colleges I’m Applying To” List. (Use this only if you 

   e. Click “Add Colleges.” 

   f. Check “I have submitted my application” if you have done so (if not, you can update this setting once you have submitted your application)

   g. Repeat to add additional colleges you are applying to

   h. Select “Add Colleges” at the bottom once you have selected all your colleges

* This list includes all schools you have added to your Common App in addition to schools you have applied to not using the Common App. For colleges that do not accept eDocs submissions, you will see a “stamp” logo next to the school name. If there is a “stamp logo,” students must come to the School Counseling office to pick up the hard copy transcript to mail out. The first three transcripts are free. Each transcript after the three will cost $2.00. If you have a Fee Waiver you will not be charged for any transcripts. 

Request Transcripts for Scholarships:

1. Complete the following steps to request transcripts for scholarships

   a. Click the “Colleges” tab.

   b. On the left hand side there is a tab titled “Resources,” click on “transcripts”

   c. Click the “Request transcripts for scholarships or athletics”

   d. Type your Name in the Recipient space for “Transcript One” 

   e. If you need additional Transcripts, type your Name in the Recipient space

   f. Click “Add Transcript Requests”

   g. Students must pick up their transcript in the School Counseling office 48 hours after the request was completed. 

To Check Your Transcript Status:

▪ Log onto Naviance/Family Connection 

▪ Click the “Colleges” tab 

▪ Click “Transcripts” (in the left column) 

▪ Click “View the status of all my transcript requests” 

Please note: The School Counseling Department does not send official SAT or ACT scores to colleges. It is the student’s responsibility to send official scores through either Collegeboard (www.collegeboard.org) and/or ACT (www.actstudent.org). Please see your counselor with any questions.

 

Douglas Anderson has officially become an SAT Test Center!  Students can now sign up and take the test here at DA. Our Center Number is 10302. The dates for all SAT and ACT tests are posted on bulletin boards throughout the school.

 

Admissions Hour for Seniors – The Guidance Department will be offering an “Admissions Hour” after school each week after school from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays where seniors can come to guidance and get assistance with online applications and admissions questions.

 

GRAD TRACKER for 10th Graders!
The Douglas Anderson School Counseling Department is excited to offer you and your 10th grade student an opportunity to meet with a school counselor to plan for the future. During this conference we will review graduation requirements and set post-secondary goals!  The meetings will begin in mid-September and continue throughout the year.

 

General Information:
 
•     NAVIANCE
 
   
 
Senior Information:
 
•     DA Senior Web Page!
•    AP Credit Policy
 
Scholarship / Financial Aid Information:

•   FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Do Not Send until after January 1 of senior year (unless applying for summer after graduation)
      o   www.fafsa.ed.gov
      o   To estimate your eligibility for federal student aid. Visit the FAFSA4caster
      or
      https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/next-steps/how-calculated to get more information on the your EFC - Expected Family Contribution -the amount of    federal student aid you are eligible to receive  
 
Community Service Resources:
 
 
College Planning:
 
 
Testing Prep Information:

•    2016-2017 ACT/SAT TEST DATES (DA’s School Code is 100791)
•    The College Board (SAT, PSAT, and AP) – www.collegeboard.com
•    ACT – www.act.org
•    BEST Saturday Test Prep Academy – (904) 354-1464 – BEST Flyer, BEST BrochureBEST Registration Form
•    For SAT or ACT Test Prep information, contact:
UNF – 620-4200 or www.unftestprep.com
FSCJ – 354-1464
DCPS – Community Education – 858-6080
•    PERT Student Study Guide
•    SOAR is an innovative program that makes it easy for parents to play an active role in their children’s education. SOAR is designed for military families, and is easily accessible worldwide.  Students take an assessment aligned to state standards, and SOAR directs them to individualized tutorials to improve skills where needed. Parents can monitor their children’s progress from anywhere, and are provided with resource materials.
•    Number2.com's online test preparation courses are totally free! By creating an account you can access a customized course that includes user-friendly tutorials, practice sessions that dynamically adapt to each student's ability level, a vocabulary builder, and more.
•    Majortests.com provides practice tests and resources for high school, college and graduate tests.
•    Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT.
•    How well young men and women do on standardized tests can have a great impact on their future. March 2 Success was developed as a free, no obligation tool to help anyone improve their test scores in the areas of English, Math, and Science. If you're a current or recently-graduated high school student who wants to learn more about March 2 Success, click on the STUDENT button in the menu bar, or click Register in the upper right corner to get started.  March 2 Success provides materials needed to help improve scores on standardized tests such as state exit exams, SAT, ACT, and ASVAB 
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