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The Broward Advisors for Continuing Education Program (BRACE) is unique to the Broward County School System. Appointments with BRACE Advisors can be arranged by calling Dawn Welters or Beth Milewski at 754-322-1270.
If you are Class of 2014, text: @mrsfarrand
If you are Class of 2015, text: @e320a
If you are Class of 2016, text: @afc98
If you are Class of 2017, text: @0053d
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UPCOMING EVENTS & INFO
BC Online and College Readiness Course
This college readiness course provides students with a chance to assess their skills in reading, math, and writing and, if needed, to get help building competence in one or more of these critical areas. The course is self-paced and led by three Broward College instructors. The course starts immediately upon registration and runs until the end of August. Following is a link to a more detailed course description and a link to enroll. The course is FREE! It can assist with SAT/ACT scores.
All Seniors must complete (Mandated by the State of Florida) a Senior Survey. The data collected helps to determine what are our student's post-secondary plans. The survey is easy and you can access it through Virtual Counselor. Go to Virtual Counselor and in the Student Info drop box select Senior Survey. See below for more information.
Broward College FREE Summer Programs
Broward College is offering current high school students in Grades 9-11, as well as graduating seniors who will be attending Broward College, unique educational opportunities this summer to receive additional high school or college credits. All programs are free to any Broward County resident and include transportation to and from the three main Broward College campuses and the Downtown Center, as well as lunch. Some of the programs will be the same on each campus, while others are unique to a single campus. Enrollment in the programs is on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, it is important to register early, as space is limited. Please read the flyer enclosed and complete the application. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tom Albano, Broward College District Director at (954) 201-7931 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UF Summer Online Dual-Enrollment
ATTENTION PARENTS & JAGUARS Current 10th and 11th graders, do you have a 3.5 or above unweighted gpa? If so, you may be eligible to take classes at the University of Florida this Summer in the comfort of your own home! In addition to the gpa requirement, you must have taken one of the following three tests and met the minimum score listed here: SAT – with a 1490 composite score, ACT – with a 21 composite score or PSAT – with a 142 composite score. Click the link below to check out their website and apply today!! The deadline is May 30th and seats are limited. Also, check out the unique courses offered. Every course taken will be weighted as an AP class (6 quality points to your weighted gpa helps your class ranking!!) Click on links below for more information.
ACT & SAT
All juniors planning to attend college should take the ACT and/or SAT Exam. Students can retake these exams as many times as they wish until they are satisfied with their score. Registration is offered online. Paper registration forms are available in the BRACE office. Fee waivers are available for those who qualify.
The decisions that are made now can affect high school graduation and admission to college. Planning your life after graduation can be overwhelming. Use the official statewide student advising website, NavigatingYourFuture.org, to determine your career objectives and higher education opportunities.To find a college based on admission criteria, retention rates, and accreditation, visit http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cool/
I have many resources available to you. Make an appointment to discuss any questions or concerns you might have about planning for your future! It is never to early.
Colleges and Universities
- Online Common Application
- Broward College
- New College of Florida
- Florida Polytechnic University
- Florida State University
- Florida A&M University
- University of South Florida
- Florida International University
- University of Central Florida
- University of North Florida
- Florida Atlantic University
- University of West Florida
- University of Florida
- Florida Golf Coast University
Financial Aid Information
Students should visit www.fafsa.gov to complete the online FAFSA. Please remember that if a Web site requests credit card information or some other form of payment to complete the FAFSA, then that site is not the official government (FREE) Web site.
Pay close attention to deadlines as you apply for financial aid. State-imposed deadlines for state-funded aid appear on FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.gov. Because schools may have their own deadlines for federal campus-based and school financial aid, students should directly contact financial aid administrators at their prospective schools to determine if schools have their own application forms for aid and to confirm school deadlines.
Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) and correct any errors, if necessary, in the information supplied on the FAFSA. Students can make changes to data on the SAR by visiting FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.gov and clicking on ‘View and Print Your Student Aid Report.'
As you begin to apply for financial aid, you should be careful to keep your personal information safe. Please read Save Your Money, Save Your Identity at www.studentaid.ed.gov/pubs pubs to learn ways to reduce the risk of identity theft.
Bright Futures Application Process
Seniors are encouraged tocomplete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) from December 1st until graduation. This on-line application takes about 5 - 10 minutes to complete. To apply for Bright Futures and other Florida financial aid programs, go to:
- State Grants, Scholarships & Application
- Look for: APPLY HERE
- Initial State Student Application
- Proceed to application and complete carefully!
MAKE CERTAIN TO USE THE CORRECT SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER If social security number is incorrect or missing from the high school record, the Bright Futures application will not beprocessed! It is advisable to check your transcript information carefully!
Date of birth, Social Security Number, Spelling of Name, Gender and Race all must match transcript. Please see Guidance Office as soon as possible to correct errors.
Steps to apply for Florida Student Scholarship and Grant programs. CLICK HERE