Due to Covid-19 restrictions and other intervening factors, Broward County Public Schools will be waiving the required 40 Service-Learning hours needed for high school graduation for the 2020/2021 school year. It is very important to note, however, that students who qualify for Bright Futures Scholarships are still required to complete Service-Learning hours as part of the scholarship requirements. For a full list of Bright Futures Scholarship requirements, visit: https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPBFMAIN/SAPBFMAIN
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Whenever a student is repeating a course for credit recovery or grade forgiveness through Broward Virtual School (BVS), please register for the appropriate CREDIT RECOVERY course, not the original subject area credit.
Broward Virtual School (BVS) is offering the following courses specifically for credit recovery:
• English 1, 11, 111, & 1V
• Algebra 1
• Algebra 2
• Economics with Financial Literacy
• US Government
• US History
• World History
Students seeking NCAA eligibility should not enroll in any course with credit recovery in the title.
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EOC GRADES and GRADE CALCULATION:
Students will not earn a 1st semester one and 2nd semester grade, starting this school year. Students who are enrolled in a yearlong EOC course will only be issued a final grade once the student has completed the course and an EOC score has been received from the state. State EOC courses include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Biology, and US History.
The State has determined a new formula to calculate the grades for EOC courses. Click here for the EOC Grade Calculator and calculate your final grade: EOC Grade Calculator
School year 2015 and after, EOC grades are calculated as follows:
1st Quarter = 15%
2nd Quarter = 15%
Midterm Exam = 10%
3rd Quarter = 15%
4th Quarter = 15%
EOC = 30% (There is no Final Exam for these EOC courses. The EOC will replace the final exam).
FRESHMAN CLASS INFORMATION
Freshman class CHECKLIST
Freshman class PRESENTATION
SOPHOMORE CLASS INFORMATION
Sophomore class CHECKLIST
Sophomore class PRESENTATION
JUNIOR CLASS INFORMATION
Junior class PRESENTATION
SENIOR CLASS INFORMATION
Senior class PRESENTATION
ABOUT BLANCHE ELY'S GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT:
School counselors promote and enhance achievement with an annual comprehensive guidance plan that ensures that every student receives guidance services. Credentialed school counselors provide comprehensive counseling programs that incorporate prevention and that intervention with continuous academic, career and personal/development activities that will prepare them for meaningful participation in a diverse, changing world. These activities include classroom guidance, small groups for skill mastery, individual counseling for students with specific needs and a variety of other proactive and innovative ways to support student performance.
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 to 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 & Services
Guidance provides 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. The District Grant-funded program at the elementary level “Broward Comprehensive Counseling Project” currently established at four elementary schools, creates a model guidance program that promotes a comprehensive approach to school counseling.
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 such as FACTS.org
Personal and Social 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.
For more information, go to https://www.browardschools.com/schoolcounseling
The PSAT results will be distributed to students the week of January 26th.
Please encourage your students to utilize their results and the score report to their advantage.
Students can log into the My College Quick Start at http://www.collegeboard.org/quickstart and follow the steps to access important helpful information on practice tests, college planning, etc. Students must use the access code located on the bottom of their PSAT paper score report to explore a host of college preparation information.
On January 13th, guidance counselors will begin the course selection/register process for the 2015-2016 school year. Students will receive a copy of the AP Potential list to assist them in planning their courses and selecting AP courses. Students who are identified as AP Potential will be recommended to take AP courses.
Below is a link to a short video prepared by College Board that explains the PSAT score report and step-by-step information on how to use it. Please take a moment to view the video and possibly share it with your students. Click on the link or copy and past it in your browser:
The SAT is an essential passport for a student's college admission journey. It gives colleges a picture of your knowledge, skills, and potential. On April 12, 2016 during the regular school day the new SAT will be administered to all juniors FREE of charge. Students need to do NOTHING to register for the test. The district will automatically register all eligible juniors for the test. Start practicing for the new test today. A little practice goes a long way. Click HERE to get started on the FREE SAT practice test through Khan Academy.
PSAT/SAT Redesigned Comparison Data
The Guidance Department at Ely High School, in collaboration with the faculty, parents, and community, will provide all students with the academic, career, and personal/social skills development needed to be successful in school and in life.
Mr. Jarrett Mellerson 754-322-1004 - Guidance Director, All Standard diploma 12th grade students
Ms. Suzette Wright - 754-322-1002 - All Standard diploma 11th grade students/All Aspiring College Bound Student-Athletes
Mr. David Rodriquez - 754-322-1003 - All Standard diploma 10th grade students
Coming Soon!- 754-322-1001 - All Standard diploma 9th grade students
Ms. Paley Munn - 754-322-0978 - All special diploma Students and ESE Support Services
Ms. Olga Ramos - 754-322-1034 - ESOL Coordinator and Testing Coordinator
Ms. Buffie Phillips - 754-322-1009 - BRACE Advisor