College and Career Center

Welcome to the Counseling Department and College & Career Center

As a member of the Flowing Wells High School community, you're in the best place to find out more about opportunities for our students. Are you looking for scholarships, information on colleges, or even academic advice? Then you've come to the right page; here you'll find all of our helpful information to make your decisions easier. Please feel free to contact our counselors for help or for additional information.

Scholarship

Why Apply For Scholarships?

Scholarships are meant to help pay for post-secondary education. You can receive a scholarship based on academic achievement, athletic achievement, for a skill or talent, for financial need, or simply because you completed the application. The key to scholarships is to apply. Visit the counseling office to see the Scholar Dollars bulletin. Please note that these are not the only scholarships available to you. If you have any questions or need assistance see Mrs. Simeza in the college and career center or your alphabet counselor. Please see the right hand side of this page for additional helps and important forms. 

Most scholarships need at least one letter of recommendation. Here are some tips for getting the best letter.

  • Ask at least two weeks before you need the letter.
  • Complete a self-assessment form.
  • Ask someone who knows you well.
  • Give the details of the scholarship so the individual can personalize it. 
  • Follow up before the deadline to make sure it’s complete.
  • Waive your right to see the letter of recommendation.

Post Graduation

Five Paths Forward to Success

Our student body is a diverse group of nearly 2,000 ninth-twelfth graders that strive to find the best in each other. They embrace their differences and appreciate their commonalities. You’ll also find that our teachers bring out the best in every student, recognizing his or her individual potential. We’re proud of our fines arts program, and we love sports. If you have an interest you want to pursue, you’re more than likely to find it here at Flowing Wells High School. We are a community here dedicated to helping every student find success through our 100% initiative.

The 100% initiative is a k-12 commitment to ensure that 100% of our students engage in a post-secondary educational experience, including college, trade schools, the military, and apprenticeships. The initiative fosters student self-reliance that will lead to equal opportunities for students being successful and completing their education. Here are the five paths that we suggest student's follow under this initiative.

College or University

There are many factors to consider when choosing a university, such as size and location of the campus, cost, degree programs, extra-curricular activities, and other opportunities like study abroad programs. Begin researching schools early and use College Board to help you with this process. If possible, visit the campuses that you think you might want to attend. Beyond the big AZ three, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and Arizona State University, there are hundreds of colleges out there for you to explore. From small liberal arts to big state schools, your options are unlimited!

Paid Internship or Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships provide on-the-job training that help to prepare exceptional workers for Arizona’s industry. Arizona has more than 100 registered apprenticeship programs in industries such as agriculture, forestry, and fishing, mining, construction, manufacturing, transportation, communications, electric, gas, sanitary services, and public administration.

Military Service

The Armed Services provides vocational skills training to succeed in one of the many military occupations in return for a commitment of time. Because the career, training, and educational opportunities are different for each branch of the military, students who are interested, should talk to recruiters representing different military branches. For more information on a military service option, see a local recruiter or go to one of the military websites.

National Service

AmeriCorps State and AmeriCorps VISTA members are a diverse group. VISTA members who are qualified to serve with Arizona Serve are nationally recruited, recent college graduates, retired and experienced individuals, and various community leaders. VISTA members sign up with a host agency for a full-time term of service, 365 days. In return for their service, members are provided with orientation and training, a living stipend calculated at no less than 95% of the poverty line, settling in and transportation costs, child care benefits (if applicable), and a basic health coverage plan. 

Trade or Technical School

Vocational schools, sometimes called trade or technical schools, provide students with job-specific training. Most programs last approximately two years. Some technical schools also offer the opportunity to earn a Bachelor's degree.
You need to consider several important factors when researching these schools.

  • Placement rate
  • Student completion rate/graduation rate
  • Facilities
  • Accreditation
  • Services
  • Tuition/fees

Registration

We are glad that you are interested in joining our community. We are proud to be the Caballeros. Each of our students shares a sense of respect and commitment. Please take the time now to complete the following steps to complete the registration process for Flowing Wells High School. You can e-mail or fax any documents or questions to Stacey Ramirez at 520-690-2260. 
 
Registration Information Needed

  • Proof of Residency (utility bill or rental agreement) We cannot accept phone bills.
  • Withdrawal form
  • Transcript or grades
  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization records

Open Enrollment Requirements

  • Grades (2.0 for higher)
  • Attendance records
  • Discipline (If student has had no discipline issues, please print and have your current school sign it.)
  • Open enrollment form

Transcript Request Requirements

  • Please fill out the request form with the required information.
  • Name as it appeared while attending FWHS
  • Date of birth
  • Year you graduated or the last year you attended
  • If you are going to pick up your transcript, please specify, otherwise provide us with the name and address of the institution you would like it sent to.
  • There is no fee for requesting a transcript

Verification of Education

  • Must be in writing with a release of information form signed by former student
  • Please send e-mail or fax to Stacey Ramirez

For specific questions on registration at Flowing Wells or your child's records, e-mail Cha Duran at the Registrar's office.

More Resources

Academic and Financial Planning

Anti-Poverty Aid

McKinney Vento & YOTO Resources

The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. The McKinney Vento/Homeless Liaison can help eligible students with enrollment, can connect students and families to district and community resources, and will arrange other services such as transportation and free breakfast and lunch. For more information, please contact our McKinney Vento Liaison, Julie Goss.

Youth on Their Own (YOTO), a local 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, is a dropout prevention program that supports the high school graduation of homeless unaccompanied youth in the Greater Tucson region. YOTO provides students with financial assistance, basic needs, and guidance as they work to obtain their high school diplomas. Check the official website to see if you are eligible. Contact Julie Goss if you qualify for daily guidance and resources as a YOTO student.

DACA Students

  • DACA Flowchart - For determining eligibility and for guidance in next steps
  • DACA College Guidebook - A packet on how to help DACA students choose, apply, and receive acceptance into a college or university

More Partners

  • Air Force
  • AmeriCorps Vista – Arizona Serve
  • Army
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • JTED
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Pima One Stop
  • RCAC - MEC
  • Scholarships AZ
  • The Family Resource Center of FWUSD
  • The Humane Society of Southern Arizona
  • The United Way
  • U of A MESA program
Additional Info
Scholar Dollars

Check out this months Scholar Dollars bulletin for an updated list of scholarships currently available for Flowing Wells students to apply.

November 2017