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American Youth Academy

School Counseling

Welcome AYA Eagles

Assalamu Alaykum students, families, and community members:


My name is Sara Bassoumi. I am the school counselor for American Youth Academy. The guidance programming is designed to assist your student in making the most of their educational experiences. As your student’s counselor, I am dedicated to their success and their personal and social development, academic progress, and post-secondary plans. I am a graduate of the University of South Florida where I received both my master and Ph.D in Educational Leadership. I understand that the college search and application process can be overwhelming for students and families. With over 4000 colleges and universities in the USA, the choices are almost limitless.

I am available to help students and their families navigate this process. Please contact me at (813) 987-9282 ext. 216 or email to schedule a meeting at your convenience.


The guidance office assists students in the following areas:

·       Career inventory/assessment

·       College search and selection process

·       College applications and essays

·       College visits

·       ACT/SAT

·       FAFSA

·       Grants, Scholarship and Financial Aid

·       Social and Emotional Counseling



Important Information: October 1st- FAFSA Opens!! Visit to fill out the application and to register for you FSA ID (required completing the FAFSA).

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