Phone: 754-323-0700

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Mrs. Raff

Welcome to a new and exciting school year!  My name is Meryl Raff and I am very excited to join the Flanagan Family as your new Brace Advisor.  I bring with me a lot of passion, energy and knowledge to help you all with your post-secondary plans. 

I attended F.I.T, where I earned my Business Degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising.  My love of shopping became my profession, as I assisted stores throughout the country with their marketing and merchandising needs.  While working in the industry I met my husband.

I have two awesome children. My son, Jared, works and lives in North Carolina as a GIS Specialist and my daughter, Jamie, lives and works in Coral Springs as a Math Teacher.

I have been working for BCPS for 19 years and have enjoyed every moment of it.  Being a Brace Advisor has been the most rewarding position I have held. I am here to help you with college planning, scholarships, financial aid, college admissions testing, the college application process, military or technical schools.  There is a world of opportunities available to you; let’s work hard and follow your dreams. Looking forward to meeting and working with you all.


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    COLLEGE & CAREER VISITS
    https://www.naviance.com
    College & Career Visits are opened to Juniors and Seniors!
    You must register in order to attend.
    Steps to register: NAVIANCE -> COLLEGE HOME TAB -> REGISTER 

    TRANSCRIPT REQUEST
    https://www.naviance.com
    Transcripts are to be requested through NAVIANCE once you've submitted your application.
    Steps to register:

    • Go to NAVIANCE
    • Click on COLLEGES IM APPLYING TO
    • Click on +INITIAL transcript
    • INDICATE how you applied

    SAT/ACT scores are NOT on transcripts 

    SAT
    College Admissions Exam
    https://www.collegeboard.org

    ACT
    College Admissions Exam
    http://www.act.org


    FEDERAL STUDENT AID (Seniors)
    https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
    Applications open October 1st
    To qualify for federal student aid (grants, loans, and work-study funds), you have to meet certain requirements.
    Don’t forget to create an FSA ID #
    (Student & Parent/Guardian whom claims student must create FSA ID#)

     

    SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

    Students from 9th to 12th grades should actively search for scholarships throughout the year! There are millions of dollars in opportunities for eligible students. We encourage you to use the Naviance Scholarship List sorted by deadline to find scholarships that you are eligible to apply for. 

    Information on scholarships, internships, free summer programs and more be found on Naviance Student! Click on the "Colleges" tab, then “Scholarships and Money” from the drop-down list, and then "Scholarship List" to find them. All Broward students have access to Naviance Student, a powerful college and career planning and organizing tool designed to inform students, parents, and schools.

    Click here to learn how to log in to your Naviance Student account. Parents/Guardians must have updated email addresses in the district’s emergency contact database to access the Naviance Student parent/guardian portal. Contact your school’s IMT to update your emergency contact information.


    BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
    https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPHome/SAPHome?url=home
    Applications open October 1st
    The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement.

    WELCOME SENIORS!
    College Application Time!
    Most applications are due by November 1st! If you haven't already, remember to send your SAT/ACT scores to the schools you are applying/applied to. 
    Transcript request through NAVIANCE once you've submitted your application.
    Register for College Visits in NAVIANCE under the COLLEGE HOME TAB!
    All Seniors should be applying for Bright Futures, and FAFSA.

    WELCOME JUNIORS!
    Now is the time to take your SAT/ACT. Some applications open up during the summer!
    (If you are applying during the summer, remember to send your SAT/ACT scores to the schools you are applying/applied to.
    Transcript request through NAVIANCE once you've submitted your application.)
    Register for College Visits in NAVIANCE under the COLLEGE HOME TAB!
    NAVIANCE is a great way to help you plan for your future. Now is the time to add colleges to your "Colleges I'm Thinking About" list, Search for Scholarships and take assessments to help determine what careers and majors are right for you.

    WELCOME SOPHOMORES!
    NAVIANCE is a great way to help you plan for your future. Now is the time to add colleges to your "Colleges I'm Thinking About" list, Search for Scholarships and take assessments to help determine what careers and majors are right for you. 

    WELCOME FRESHMAN!
    Please use NAVIANCE to set goals, add colleges you are interested in attending to your "colleges list", find scholarships that apply to your class and taking assessments to help you find out what careers would be best for you in the future.