• Guidance

    The High School Guidance center's purpose is helping students with their academic achievement throughout the 4 year process. We strive to offer guidance programs for helping students plan and prepare for postsecondary schooling and helping students with personal growth and development, in addition to offering guidance programs for helping students plan and prepare for their work roles after high school.

    Guidance Counselors


    Ester Dawkins, Guidance Director

    William Menzel

    William Menzel

    Tracey Walton

    Guidance Support Staff

     Tonya Brown Data Processor

    Tonya Brown Dataprocessor

    Hilda Padron Registrar


    Available Services

    Guidance and counseling services are available to every Stranahan High School student. Services include assistance with educational information and planning, test score interpretation, academic placement, and personal/social counseling.

    Virtual Counselor

    Students and parents can access school records electronically by using Virtual Counselor. Students need to first create an account at Data Warehouse. Parents can then log on to Broward Schools, click on the Virtual Counselor link and then create their own account. Virtual Counselor helps in reviewing courses, grades, test scores and graduation requirements.

    Florida Virtual School

    Students may also register for any FLVS course offering (contingent upon availability and parent/counselor approval) online at Florida Virtual School.

    Co-enrollment Program/Night School:

    Students needing additional credits to graduate with their class, may enroll in night school. This program is limited to students who meet the following criteria:

    * failed a required course for graduation and are deficient in credits.

    * have a GPA below 2.5

    Guidance counselors will assist the students with course selection and completion of authorization forms.

    Note: Effective 2002-2003 school year, students can only earn a maximum of 2 credits for their lifetime as a high school student.

    Advanced Placement Program

    The Advanced Placement Program consists of over 35 college level courses and exams that are offered at the high school level. Courses are available in several subject areas from art to statistics. Participation in AP courses gives students an excellent preparation for college and university studies. Successful completion of the course and receipt of a qualifying score on the national AP exam will result in college credit or advanced placement in college courses at many colleges and universities.

    Career Technical Program

    Career Technical Prep is an educational strategy offering a connection of students’ academic experience and career goals in a technical field. Upon program completion, students are academically and technically prepared for advanced study at a Technical Center, Community College or University.

    While in high school, students can earn credit from post-secondary institutions including, but not limited to Atlantic Technical Center, McFatter Technical Center, Sheridan Technical Center and Broward Community College. See your counselor for information on Career Technical Programs at your high school.

    Note: Stranahan offers Programs through the Career Technical Education Department. Students can take courses in the following programs:

    Automotive, Business, Engineering Technology, Family and Consumer science and Horticulture/Landscaping.

    Schedule Changes
    To request a schedule change, students must complete a schedule change form which they will give to their first hour teachers. Teachers will return all completed forms to guidance. Please note that changes will take at least two weeks from the time of receipt to the final processing of requested change.