The Brick City Carnival is seeking help from youth volunteers for our Brick City Carnival event on October 9th from 5-8pm. The Brick City Carnival is a non-profit community event that offers residents a safe trick or treat and family fun entertainment. Every booth we have has a game kids will play to win candy (we provide the candy). Volunteers have helped with manning the games and received volunteer hours for their service. We do have a volunteer room where Publix donates food to give a break to the volunteers during the event. High school clubs can create informational booths and provide a game for the kids to play. 


    Hours needed for volunteers is 3pm-9pm.


    Contact Person: Kelsey Mears, Assistant Director Parks & Recreation, 352-671-8558, Kelsey.Mears@marionfl.org


    Click Here for Flyer and Volunteer Form Brick City Carnival Volunteer Form


    VFW "Voice of Democracy" Student Essay Competition


    Open to students in 9th - 12th grades

    Record a 3-5 minute audio essay and submit it along with a typed essay and completed entry form


    DEADLINE: Oct. 31, 2021

    Click here for application VFW-Voice of Democracy Application

    9/11 20th Commemorative Anniversary

    To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Marion County first responder agencies and Hospice of Marion County have collaborated on a week-long event schedule (see attached).


    On Friday, Sept. 10, the 9/11 Traveling Wall will make its way through Ocala.  The wall will be set up at the Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park (2601 E Fort King St., Ocala) through Sunday, Sept. 19. 


    The attached flyer also highlights additional activities taking place throughout the week 9/11 20th Anniversary Flyer.  


    You can call 352.873.7441 with questions about these events.


     Nova Southeastern University will be on LWHS Campus Aug. 26

    A College Admissions Recruiter from Nova Southestern University will be on Lake Weir Campus, Thursday, Aug. 26 during B-Lunch on the stage.



    Marion County Public Schools and the College of Central Florida present Careers and Colleges Expo 2021 on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    The event, sponsored by counselors at all Marion County public high schools and the College of Central Florida, takes place in CF’s gymnasium located at 3001 SW College Road in Ocala. 

    Representatives from dozens of public and private colleges, universities, technical institutes, and military branches will be on hand, sharing valuable information with local students. 

    College-bound students, as well as those interested in career exploration and military enlistment, will find valuable information at the Expo. 

    The public is invited to attend this free event.


    SAT & ACT Waivers - Are You Eligible?

    Fee waivers are available to low-income 11th- and 12th-grade students in the U.S. 

    You're eligible for fee waivers if you say "yes" to any of the following:

    • You're enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
    • Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
    • You're enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
    • Your family receives public assistance.
    • You live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home, or are homeless.
    • You are a ward of the state or an orphan.


    Email your Guidance Counselor to request a Fee Waiver Number



    ACT Test Date Registration Deadline
    17-Jul-21 June 18th
    11-Sep-21 Aug. 6th
    23-Oct-21 Sept. 17th
    11-Dec-21 Nov. 5th
    12-Feb-22 Jan. 7th
    2-Apr-22 Feb. 25th
    11-Jun-22 May 6th
    16-Jul-22 June 17th
    ACT no writing $60.00
    ACT with writing $85.00



    SAT Test Date Registration Deadline
    28-Aug-21 July 30th
    2-Oct-21 Sept. 3rd
    6-Nov-21 Oct. 8th
    4-Dec-21 Nov. 4th
    12-Mar-22 Feb. 11th
    7-May-22 Apr. 8th
    4-Jun-22 May 5th
    SAT Registration Fee $55