Guidance, College & Career

On Thursday, January 21st the West Orange HS Guidance department will be holding virtual presentations for incoming SunRidge MS and Lakeview MS students. These presentations will be available in Canvas along with the 9th grade course request forms for the upcoming school year. The presentations will be available to parents through their Canvas accounts and through our social media and newsletter.

Meetings and course request forms will be available for current students as follows:

February 2nd: Rising Seniors

February 9th: Rising Juniors

February 16th: Rising Sophomores

WOHS parents and students can use these codes to schedule an appointment with guidance.

What is SCOIR? (pronounced ‘score’)

OCPS has moved to a new College Planning system called SCOIR – SCOIR is replacing the previous college search platform, Naviance. SCOIR is designed to break down the college admissions process into manageable steps that help students evaluate all the important questions one step, one day at a time. Students are able to search for colleges based on personal and academic interests, build their college list, and explore campus communities to understand what type of college environment will fit them best.

How to activate your SCOIR account:

Step 1 – Log into your student LaunchPad account

Step 2 – Find & open the SCOIR icon

Step 3 – On the welcome screen, click both boxes & hit “Sign Up”

Hot off of the presses, you can get your copy of the Quarter 2 Student Services Newsletter HERE! There is a lot of great information about testing, scholarships, dual enrollment, and more!

West Orange High School has put together a presentation of the available elective courses. Click here to view the revised presentation. It will be available for students to view on screens in the cafeteria.

Click here to view the graduation requirements (required courses).

OCVS has opened the enrollment window for the 2020-201 school year. This virtual program is free to all K-12 students residing in Orange County. Students can earn a high school diploma, participate in Dual Enrollment through Valencia College or Orange Technical College, and participate in extra-curricular activities. Students have the opportunity to participate in anytime, anywhere learning with a flexible setting and rigorous curriculum. Click here for more information or call OCVS at 407-317-3327.

Rising juniors, rising seniors and soon to be graduates have a chance to attend a “virtual camp” and earn a stipend through Career Source. It is a great opportunity to explore CTE programs.

Click here to learn about the CTE Explore program.

Click here to learn about Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics

Click here to learn about the Computer Coding program

Do you know that West Orange High School provides Career and Technical Education opportunities? See Mrs. Armbruster in Room 839 (located next to the auditorium entrance) Monday thru Friday during A and B lunch. Click here to learn more.


Mrs. Stephanie Walker is taking over for Mr. Orras alpha group (A-Car) who has retired. We wish him the best in his retirement and thank him for his years of service to the students and families of WOHS.

Ms. Lauren Burg is taking over Ms. Rabieh’s alpha (Jok to Me) and Ms. Rabieh is now our school government/leadership teacher.

Ms. Nadia Morel is currently out of the office on maternity leave through October. Her alpha group (Cas-Fi) has been divided between the other WOHS school counselors. Please reach out to your assigned counselor:

Cas-Ch: Ms. Stephanie Walker

Ci-Cos: Ms. Weslee Aristor

Cot-Da: Ms. Lauren Burg

De-Dig: Ms. Erica Sumpter

Dim-En: Ms. Sylvia Rountree

Ep-Fi: Ms. Julie Mazur

Emails will be answered in the order they were received once they return at the end of July. For all other inquiries or for immediate assistance please contact Student Services at 407-905-2403.

The WOHS community service forms are now “fillable” so students can download and type in their info, rather than printing, handwriting, and then scanning the document back to their counselor (we also still have hard copies for students to pick up in guidance if they want too).

Mrs. Bateman has found an awesome website for students to use to find local in-person and virtual volunteer organizations!

All of this information can be found on the WOHS community service website page.

Congratulations to Guidance Counselor Sylvia Rountree, who will be retiring on October 1st. A new counselor will not be added which will result in a shifting of the student alpha range for all counselors effective October 1st.

Seniors will be able to obtain recommendation letters from either their new or old counselors, but it is recommended that you request those letters sooner rather than later.

Request letters here.

Congresswoman Val Demings would like to share information about the 2020 Congressional App Challenge with all high schools and middle schools in Congressional District 10. Click here to find complete competition and registration information.

Winning apps are eligible to be displayed in the US Capitol Building and featured on the House of Representatives and will be invited to a Capitol Hill Reception in Washington D.C.

STUDENTS CAN USE ANY PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE (example: C, C++, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, “block code,” etc.) and ANY PLATFORM (PC, web, tablet, robot, mobile, etc.). There are NO LIMITS on the application theme or topic!

ELIGIBILITY AND AGE DIVISIONTo be eligible to participate in the Congressional App Challenge, you must be a middle or high school student at the time of app submission.