The Vision of Broward County Public Schools
Educating today's students to succeed in tomorrow's world.
The Mission of Broward County Public Schools
Educating all students to reach their highest potential.
School Counseling & BRACE Advisement
To provide all students with a district and school family who cares for them and engages them with nurturing relationships to empower lifelong learning and academic success.
To implement a comprehensive school counseling and educational program fostering academic achievement, social & emotional learning, and college, career, & life readiness.
School counselors promote and enhance achievement with an annual comprehensive school counseling plan that ensures every student receives school counseling services.
School counselors implement a program based on the National Standards for School Counseling programs and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model.
They also provide resources for staff, students, families and others to ensure that a family-friendly environment is established and ensure that students have access to a safe school climate necessary for academic and social/emotional growth.
Programs and Services
School counselors provide a number of programs and services to help students achieve success and develop life skills in three personal competency areas.
From Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12, school counselors support teachers and parent to help students achieve competencies at each grade level. The following are examples: test-taking strategies, study skills, using a planner, getting organized and raising their GPA.
Career Development Success
School counselors utilize career development lessons and strategies to help students understand the relationship between personal qualities, education and training, and the world of work. Examples of these strategies are: career awareness and exploration, goal setting, high school graduation facts, scholarship opportunities and use of future-planning tools.
Personal and Social Emotional Success
School counselors work with staff and community to provide support for students, ensuring they are safe and healthy and promoting life skills such as education, character development, social skills, making friends, alternatives to peer pressure and managing stress.
How can I find resources in the community?
The Community Partners Resource Guide was created as a "one-stop-shop" for resources in the community and across the county.
How Can I Get Information on Mindfulness and Social And Emotional Learning?
Information on Mindfulness and Social and Emotional Learning can be found here.
What Are We Doing to Help Students Going Through a Tough Time Currently?
School Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologists, Family and Community Engagement and other mental health related staff are working remotely to meet the needs of our school community.
You can find additional resources within the BCPS Mental Health Portal by visiting: https://www.bcps-mentalhealth.com/
You can also call 754-321-HELP or visit www.browardschools.com/Page/52426 to be connected with support and resources.
Additionally, the Mindfulness in BCPS Canvas site is currently available to provide mindfulness education, support and resources to BCPS students, families, and staff, including:
- On-demand lessons, activities, recordings, and resources
- Daily schedule including live sessions and pre-recorded sessions
Click here to access the Mindfulness in BCPS Canvas site: https://browardschools.instructure.com/courses/868545
How Can I Talk to My Child About Coronavirus?
Here are some helpful resources for talking to your children about Coronavirus:
- National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
- PBS Kids: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus from NPR
- Brain Pop Video About the Coronavirus
- Child Mind Institute: Talking to kids about the Coronavirus
- Inside SEL: SEL Resources for Parents and Teachers
How Can I Get Assistance with College/Career Advising?
School Counselors and BRACE Advisors are available to assist students. Additionally, a special Canvas course is available for Seniors with important resources and weekly, recorded webinars on a variety of topics. You can access the College and Career Readiness for Seniors in the Canvas Commons or click here to register. Recorded webinars will be available once per week and posted on the Canvas course announcements.
High school students should also check out the High School College and Career Readiness Canvas page here
In addition, now is a great time to log into Naviance through your Clever dashboard. Naviance is a college and career system where students can explore colleges, careers, scholarships and work on your resume. Visit www.browardschools.com/Naviance for more information