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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 Beth Milewski at 754-322-1270.
If you are Class of 2015, text: @e320a
If you are Class of 2016, text: @afc98
If you are Class of 2017, text: @0053d
If you are Class of 2018, text: @mrsfarran
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UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS
If a student is interested in attending any of the college visitations. A pass must be obtained in guidance prior to the scheduled date. Schools are being added on a weekly basis. Please contact BRACE for any questions.
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.
FAU College Expo
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) would like to extend an invitation for your student body to participate in the FAU College Expo to be held on their campus on November 1, 2014. This is an exciting opportunity for students to learn about the colleges at FAU, as well as introduce students to FAU activities by providing them with free admission to the homecoming game. At the game, five students' names will be selected for one year full scholarships.Students must pre-register for the FAU College Expo at https://expo.fau.edu/.
BCPS will host the Greater Fort Lauderdale National College Fair on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, from 9 A.M. - Noon and 5:30 - 8:30 P.M. This event is free and open to the public.
Florida College Tour
Sophomores and Juniors want to visit 6 florida universities? Then come on a college tour - three day and two night tour of FL Universities. The tour will take place on January 14 to 16, 2015. We will visit UCF, UF, FSU, UNF, U of N. FL, FGCU. A deposit is needed to reserve space, and only 50 students will be allowed to attend. See BRACE for more details.
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