COOPER CITY HIGH SCHOOL’S GUIDANCE PROGRAM
Cooper City High School provides a Guidance Program to every student. Every child has access to the guidance services and to school counselors and will be treated equitably. Program components include assistance with academic and career information for future planning, test score interpretation, registration, scholarship and financial aid, personal social development, test anxiety and many other topics that address the concerns and needs of the Cooper City school community as students transition from high school to the real world.
Counselors regularly visit classrooms and work with students individually to assist them in achieving their potential. We encourage parents to get involved with their student’s education and speak with a guidance professional for assistance. This includes the four counselors, the Guidance Director, an ESE Specialist and the BRACE Advisor.
Parents and students may keep up-to-date and informed of “happenings” in Guidance through our School News, on the front page of this website.
How to Access a School Counselor For You and/or Your Child
Cooper City High School is committed to providing excellent customer service.
Our counselors keep regular hours; however, they are often in a classroom, in a group, with students and parents, where they are not always able to assist immediately. Should parents wish to contact a counselor, please call 754-323-0215 to make an appointment with the assigned counselor. In nearly all circumstances, assigned counselors will attempt to return phone calls before the end of the day each school day.
Cooper City High Schools Guidance Team
Kimberly Lilly: 9th Grade
Ronald Ziccardi: 10th Grade and Guidance Director
Maritza Baez-Valldeperas: 11/12 Last name letters A thru L
Beatriz Dominguez: 11/12 Last name letters M thru Z
Michele Kitman: ESE Specialist
Christine Siwek: BRACE Advisor
All registration information will be verified when new students register at Cooper City High School. School Board policy mandates that students who attempt to enroll in CCHS, and our school is not their boundaried school, will be immediately withdrawn and enrolled in their home school. Be aware that those parents who register at Cooper City High School fraudulently could be prosecuted. Falsifying address information is a misdemeanor. Please click this link to access registration information and forms.
CCHS’ Broward Advisor for Continuing Education is Christine Siwek. BRACE provides assistance with post-secondary planning, including college/university searches and application processes, financial aid and scholarship information, and career planning. Students may access BRACE by stopping into the Guidance/College & Career Center at any time to utilize the computer stations and resources available to make informed decisions and seek out opportunities. Mrs. Siwek is available before and after school, as well as during lunch hours. Please click this link for the CCHS BRACE webpage, where you will find many resources as you plan education after high school.
Michele Kitman, the ESE Specialist, is now part of the guidance staff. She works with our Exceptional Student Education program and can be contacted at 754-323-0220 if you have a child who is an ESE student.