Guidance Department

During spring of your junior year and spring of your fall year, please be sure to get to know your guidance counselor!

SAT and ACT testing

By early fall of your senior year, you should have completed your SAT and/or ACT testing.  All registrations are done online, through the college board website.  Please see your guidance counselor if you need fee waivers.


During your senior year, you will need to complete the FAFSA forms.  The office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.  Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.  Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.


You will use Naviance, along with your guidance counselor and educators, to research schools, to request and submit letters of recommendation to colleges and universities, to request transcripts be sent from the school, and more.  The Naviance program is behind your school district log-in.


Follow the School of the Future on Twitter, because we post scholarship information almost daily.  You can also check out the School District of Philadelphia’s scholarship bank website!