BRACE (BRoward Advisors for Continuing Education)
The 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, financial aid, college admission testing, and the college application process.
Post-secondary information is provided to students through classroom visits, events, and activities throughout the school year.
Online registration is the fastest method. You will know immediately if your preferred test center has space for you to test, and you also can print your admission ticket.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.
High school students who can't afford to pay test fees may be eligible to take the SAT/ACT for free using fee waivers. Fee waivers can be used for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests and ACT. Students must be in 11th or 12th grade to use an SAT Reasoning Test or ACT fee waiver, or in 9th to 12th grade to use an SAT Subject Test fee waiver. Learn more about Fee Waivers.
The Five Golden Rules for College and Career Preparedness
What's Next After High School
The real world. It can be a scary and difficult place to navigate but you can make a plan now with all the resources available to you so you'll be better prepared. There are many different destinations and none of them are wrong. What you need to research and explore is which option is the best for YOU! Here you can learn a little about those options. Click on the option to be redirected to more detailed information!
An educational institution or establishment, in particular one providing higher education or specialized professional or vocational training.
A gap year is a perfect opportunity to try your hand at a potential career path, and gain valuable work experience in a certain field. This could be in the form of a volunteering placement or even a paid position.
Serving our country is a big sacrifice that requires lots of consideration but can provide lots of opportunities and benefits.
With 5 branches to choose from, there is a wide range of opportunities that can be granted due to serving our country. While being a service member, one can pursue a multitude of careers that can carry on even after active duty has ended.
Trade schools, also known as technical schools or vocational schools, are technical post-secondary institutions that teach you a specific skill or trade, preparing you for a technical occupation. You’ll get hands-on education and relevant job training for less time and less money. Did you know that there is a shortage of workers in the skilled trades? Due to this shortage, wages are increasing in the skilled trades and are resulting in even more higher-paying jobs. Check out the 3 technical colleges here in Broward County and the programs they offer!
Going straight into a job is one option that provides more financial freedom and although it is not a long-term solution it can be the bridge for one.
Entering the workforce is another path a student can take after graduation. It's one that allows students to gain money and save for big financial decisions they need to make like paying for college in the future or renting a home or purchasing a car. However, as with all other paths it should be carefully planned and thought out. You should be thinking of creating a resume, acquiring more skills from programs offered at South Broward, and researching jobs you would enjoy and are capable of doing. Usually, this path is a stepping stone into a different one whether that be college, a technical school, or a career is up to the plan that you create and accomplish.
If you are a job seeker, CareerSource Broward has everything you need to assist you with your job search or lead you to information to help you gain the skills to conduct a search.
It is CareerSource Broward’s goal to help you to become more competitive in your job search. For this reason, they require that all customers who seek their assistance have a résumé since this will allow you to receive a job referral from a staff member or participate in on-site recruitment events in our centers. If you do not currently have a résumé, consider attending one of their job readiness workshops. Once you have a résumé, please ensure you update it periodically, so that employers can view your most recent qualifications. We wish you the best in your job search!
Cypress Bay High BRace Contacts
Shari Bush (Contact via our School Staff Directory)
Meetings are available Monday - Friday throughout the day in the College & Career Center (Room 458).
Dr. Kristina M. Taylor (Schedule a meeting via Outlook)
Dr. Taylor provides assistance in Spanish and with questions specific to financial aid, scholarships, Brace Cadets, and Naviance.
Meetings are available Monday-Friday before school, after school, and during periods 1,4, & 5.
To maintain the safety of students and staff, all meetings are held virtually through Microsoft Teams until further notice. We expect to resume in-person meetings in August 2021.
Parents may call 754-323-0385 to set up an appointment.