I want to welcome students and parents to the JP Taravella BRACE page. My name Is Marjorie Gitten, the BRACE Advisor at JPT. The Broward Advisor for Continuing Education (BRACE) Program
is unique to the Broward County Public School System. BRACE provides students with information on post-secondary options, such as college, university, technical school and military service as well as information on scholarships, college admission testing (SAT/ACT), financial aid and the college application process.
Students will have access to information from BRACE from classroom visits, college visits, along with events throughout the school year. Additionally, students may always visit the BRACE office, located in Guidance, during their lunch period. Students and parents are welcome to contact Mrs. Gitten for an appointment.
BRACE Advisor—Mrs. Gitten
—The Taravella Guidance Department is pleased to introduce Naviance Family Connection. Students and parents can use Family Connection to access online resources, scholarship information, emails from Mrs. Gitten, along with researching college options. Students will be signing up for Naviance during school. Click the following link NAVIANCE
—If you are applying to any of the State universities, pick up a transcript request form in the Registrar’s Office in Guidance. All applications to the State universities are online. Go to the individual school’s website to start your application. If applying to a private or out-of-state school, many colleges use the Common Application. Go to www.commonapp.org
to start your application. If unsure, go to the individual’s schools website and find the “Apply” link. A completed application has four components. 1) the application. 2) the application fee. 3 )high school transcript. 4) test scores sent directly from collegeboard.org
(SAT) and act.org. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure test scores are being sent to ALL schools that you intend to apply to.
FAFSA and CSS PROFILE FORM
—Students applying for financial aid will be able to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting October 1, 2016. Students can file a 2018-19 FAFSA using their parent’s 2016 tax information. Many select schools ask applicants to fill out the CSS Profile form. This is done through www.collegeboard.org
. This is a separate form in addition to the Federal Financial Aid Form (FAFSA). Check the school that you will be applying to see if they require the CSS Profile form. (The State universities in Florida DO NOT
require the CSS Profile form.)MIAMI HERALD SILVER KNIGHT AWARDS
The Silver Knight Award is the most prestigious community service scholarship offered in Broward County. Competitors must initiate and carry out a project benefiting the community. Their GPA must be stellar. Ideally, after they have been graduated, underclassmen will continue the work that they have initiated.
Each high school in Broward County may enter only one nominee for each of fifteen academic categories. The nominee’s community service project does not have to be related to his or her academic category.
There are only fifteen winners in all of Broward County. Each winner receives a check in the amount of $2,000, a free round trip air trip compliments of American Airlines, and a beautiful Silver Knight trophy. Each of the fifteen categories allows for three runners-up who each receive a check for $500 and a Silver Knight plaque.
The nominees must be seniors and have worked on their projects throughout their high school years. All of the nominees excel academically and have hundreds of hours of community service in other areas than their specific projects. They are to be commended as outstanding young people whose way of life is to give of themselves to others. Parents or students interested in more information can visit Ms. Gitten
in Guidnce, call her at (754) 322-2321.
Please click this link for transcript information at J.P.Taravella or how to request transcripts.