• Hello there McFatter Family,

    With Advanced Placement tests well under way, I want to remind students to locate their e-ticket in advance and log in 30 minutes ahead of the test. Also make sure to complete your checklist… see below for more information.

     

    An email went out to all ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade students to complete an online form for the Intent to Return and Course Selection. If any student has not receive the information, please check your spam. The message came from Lillie.decastro@browardschools.com. If you do not have it, please send an email with your name to get it resent.

     

    Please see below for more information.

    Stay well,

    Ms. deCastro

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    5/18 – 6/3: School Remains Closed, but Virtual Learning Continues

    5/1- 5/31: Mental Health Awareness month (see attached)

    5/18  - 5/22: AP Testing continues (click for schedule)

     

    5/18: McFatter PTSA Zoom Meeting at 4pm (details below)

     

    5/21: Virtual Town Hall Meeting at 6:30pm (details below)

     

    5/22: Phase 2 of Broward College Dual Enrollment Forms Due

     

    5/26: Last day of class for the seniors ***NEW DATE***

     

    6/2: Last day of class for grades 9, 10, and 11

     

    6/8: Senior Drive-In Awards Ceremony

     

    6/20: McFatter Virtual Graduation Ceremony

     

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    NEW Attachments:

    HEART Flyer

    Maritime Flyer

    Virtual Town Hall

     

    Recurring Attachments:

    Adapting to the New Normal

    A Ramjohn Memorial Scholarship

    BC Honors Summer Program Flyer

    BCPS PhotoExample

    BCPS PhotoFrame

    BC Summer Academy Flyer

    Brace Cadet Ideas

    Bright Futures Application FFAA Instructions

    BROWARD COLLEGE UPDATE MEMO

    BTC May Newsletter

    CANVAS /Attendance Sign in Directions

    CDC Face Covering DIY

    CoVid-19 Self-Monitoring Information Sheet

    DE Broward College Approved Course List

    DE Broward College PERT Testing_COVID 19

    Financial Aid Information

    FOCUS Handout

    Free Online Mental Health Support Counseling Flyer

    Mental Health Awareness Month Flyer

    McFatter Senior Awards Survey

    Rotary Scholarship

    Student Support Letter

    Updated Office Hours Memo

    YEARBOOK ORDER FORM

     

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    PTSA ZOOM MEETING:

     

    Please join us for our General Meeting on, Monday, May 8th at 4 pm via Zoom.

    Stacy Casson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: PTSA General Meeting
    Time: May 18, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83867679311?pwd=Y3VKZEdJNXJlcmxOYnNCN3gvOUtyZz09

    Meeting ID: 838 6767 9311
    Password: StrongPTSA

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    Practical Nursing PSAs:

     

    Thank you again to the PN Students for their messages below:

     

    Teenage suicide and depression: 

    https://youtu.be/wafvneXo8eg

     

    Dealing with the stress of Covid 19:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcp96atHehs&feature=youtu.be

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    AP TESTING REMINDER:

     

    Two Days Before Each Exam

    Locate your e-ticket. Students will receive an email with their unique exam e-ticket that includes their AP ID. On exam day, students will use their e-ticket to access the exam. If a student hasn't received their exam e-ticket by email, they can access it through their student account on My AP. E-tickets are nontransferable and shouldn't be shared with anyone. Students who haven't been receiving College Board emails still have time to confirm their contact information.

     

    Complete the AP Exam Day Checklist (.pdf/513.39 KB) for each exam they're taking. Students should complete this checklist and keep a printed or handwritten copy with them for reference during testing. Completing the checklist will help students feel confident they're set up for success.

     

    On Exam Day

    Click the e-ticket to check in 30 minutes before exam start time. Students should allot 80 minutes for each exam—30 minutes to enter their AP ID, name, and other information, and 50 minutes to draft and submit their responses. Make sure your students know their local testing time, since each subject's exam will be taken simultaneously worldwide.

     

    If a student accidentally closes the browser, their device crashes, or they temporarily lose internet access, they can quickly click their exam e-ticket again to return to the exam.

     

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    Food Resources:

    In light of the constant changes occurring at this time, we want to share several resources available to anyone in need in the community. Please utilize or share with others in need of food support for their family. There is also a flyer in the attachments section above for Grab N Go Meals which is available Monday through Friday.

     

    This list is updated daily at www.feedingsouthflorida.org/covid19 - Distribution Locator.

     

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    YEARBOOK PURCHASES:

    It is not too late to get a yearbook. If you wish to buy one, they are available through Focus. Please review the directions below in the attachment section.

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    TECH SUPPORT TIP(S) OF THE WEEK:

     

    Broward Schools Tech Support Hotline is 754-321-0569. They are there from Monday to Friday from 8-3:30 to help any parent or student with computer and software issues.

     

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    May Reading Challenge - Million Minutes:

     

    High Schools in Broward County are encouraging students and staff to read a Million Minutes in May. This challenge is for students, staff, parents, and friends. It could be a fun challenge for everyone, even if just a personal one for you or for some of the high school students who I know love to read. All you do is log your minutes spent reading here: A MILLION MINUTES IN MAY READING LOG

    You will receive a ne w log each time you complete the log, but together we hope to get to and exceed a million minutes! Thank you

     

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    MINDFULNESS:

     

    Join Us daily Students, Families, and Staff

    LIVE Sessions offered daily at 8 AM, 10 AM, and 2 PM

    Enroll here to receive daily schedule options: https://browardschools.instructure.com/enroll/R4DLDH

    Take a moment for yourself today. If you wish a little “getaway”, check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gHKDHmgVlU (you may have to back up the video when you get there to see the jellyfish)

     

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    Maritime Webinar:

     

    Please see the attached Flyer for the Registration Information for the National Maritime Webinar on May 22nd.

     

    All students must register first to obtain the link and be entered into the prize giveaways. We are excited to offer this opportunity to both Middle and High Schools.

     

    Our two speakers from Port Everglades will be discussing Career Pathways and time allowing will hold a Q and A session. On the registration form, the students may submit general questions. We are also able to forward questions to the speakers in advance. Click on the Maritime Flyer above for more information.

     

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    Student Support:

     

    Mrs. Fort, the school social worker, has put together a list of ways that you can support your student to stay on track as we all adjust to distance learning. In the past few weeks, she has heard similar comments and themes, so she is sharing some of those themes to provide some suggestions to help, in case you’ve encountered some of these struggles.

     

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    COUNSELOR CONTACT INFORMATION:

     

    High School Student Services is here for you. You can email at any time…

     

    School Counselors:

    Ms. Bluth: Deborah.bluth@browardschools.com

    Ms. Fussell: Tamika.fussell@browardschools.com

    Mrs. Olagbemi: Juliet-annolagbemi@browardschools.com

     

    BRACE Advisor:

    Ms. Lynn: Brigitte.lynn@browardschools.com

     

    ESE Specialist:

    Ms. Jackson: Andrea.jackson@browardschools.com

     

    Please make sure that you have subscribed to our Canvas Course by CLICKING HERE. Also Go into Naviance and update your email information, so that we can send you notifications of new scholarships and other Naviance updates.

     

    If you have not already done so, please subscribe to REMIND for text updates. To subscribe send a text to 81010 and put in the appropriate code:

     

    12th grade: @mths20

    11th grade: @dc3dhe

    10th grade: @mstfuss

    9th grade:

    (Last name beginning with A-F): @672db4d (Ms. Bluth)

    (Last name beginning with G-M): @9thgradegm (Ms. Fussell)

    (Last name beginning with N-Z): @MTHS23 (Mrs. Olagbemi)

     

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    ATTENDANCE:

     

    Being counted as present in school is still very important. Please be advised, in case you did not receive the information via email, text, Parent Link call, that the only way to be marked present as a high school student is to log into sso.browardshools.com and click into CANVAS daily. Every student should have at least once course. If you don’t, we have set up a VIRTUAL COUNSELING COURSE. See above for the link. This is the ONLY way to be PRESENT in school.

    Additionally, attendance on SCHOOL DAYS is required even if you do not have an assignment due on that day! Please help us to help you by logging in to CANVAS. For directions, see the attachment above.

     

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    SENIORS:

    Please check out Ms. Lynn’s section below for the most up to date information on Senior Awards Night. Also for dates and times of senior activities like Cap and Gown distribution. Also, in case you didn’t hear, your NEW LAST DAY of high school is May 26th, so finish up strong!

     

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    BROWARD COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT UPDATE:

     

    Broward College is rolling out the application process for Fall 2020 in three Phases (Based on the student status in the process).

    1. Phase I – Continuing DE students (who already have test scores) – Forms Due May 1, 2020
    2. Phase II – New DE student (with test scores already available) – Forms Due May 22, 2020
    3. Phase III – New students who need to take the placement test – Forms Due – TBD

     

    DE Summer Registration Begins – June 12, 2020

     

    Please email or send a REMIND message to your McFatter School Counselor for more information and documents.

     

    Testing: Currently, BC is working diligently to create a way to carry out remote testing. Please stay tuned for more information… we need you to be patient. Thank you.

     

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    FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES:

     

    The Office of Student Services assists BCPS students and families experiencing homelessness or who are living in transition.  

     

    During this difficult time, BCPS can help connect families with local resources and professional service providers.

     

    Please see attached HEART flyer for details.

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    This information came from the Broward Schools School Climate Discipline Department. If your family needs immediate cash assistance, please call 211, and they have access to numerous resources to assist. 211 will locate the nearest agency closed to your homes, but first, you would need to call.  For example, Hispanic Unity, The Urban League and Healthy Mother Healthy Babies are funded through United Way to provide cash assistance for people who lost their jobs due to COVID-19.  Whoever is applying will need an ID and a letter stating they lost their jobs due to COVID-19.  This aid is available to everyone regardless of immigration status.  And if they ask who sent them - they can say United Way. 

    Please see the link below for more information about resources.  It would also help to add this link to your school websites for everyone to see.  https://www.unitedwaybroward.org/coronavirusresources

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    BROWARD SCHOOLS WEEKLY UPDATE:

     

    This week’s video provides preliminary results from the Distance Learning Survey, number of virtual teacher/student connections, mental health resources, summer programming, 2020 Florida School-Related Employee of the Year finalist, 2020 National Merit Scholarship winners and the story of Bradley Johnson, who overcame tremendous obstacles to achieve something greater than himself.

    https://eduvision.tv/l?mmyLOL

     

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    Virtual Town Hall Meeting:

     

    Please join Dr. Rosalind Osgood, Vice Chair of the School Board of Broward County, and a panel of distinguished guests for a virtual town hall to discuss the pandemic’s impact on Mental Health, Distance Learning, the 2020 Census, Voting and Public Safety. 

     

    To join the conversation and participate LIVE beginning at 6:30 pm on Thursday May 21st, please connect via:

    • Zoom app ID:  894 9512 0779
    • By phone:  dial 1-646-558-8656 and enter code 89495120779#

     Your participation is important and appreciated!

     

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    STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

     

    Students interested in a customer service position working from home may send their resume to: lpaul@nhflorida.com. Students must be 18!

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    CDC FACE COVERING DIY:

     

    Based on the Broward County requirement to wear face covering, I am including a PDF DIY on making face coverings from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

     

    The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

     

    CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household

    items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

     

    Per the CDC, Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

     

    The attached PDF document has an option for any DIY level of skills.

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    COLLEGE BOARD AND ACT FREE ONLINE RESOURCES (From FCAN):

    A combined 4 million students took the SAT and ACT during the 2018-19 academic year. Additionally, more than 2.8 million students took almost 5.1 million AP exams in 2019.

    So with COVID-19 adversely affecting millions of students’ ability to prepare for their college admission tests or AP exams, College Board and ACT have stepped up to provide a suite of free resources to help keep their college goals on track.

    Hyperlinks Included:

    AP Student Resources

    College Board recently surveyed more than 18,000 AP students to see if they still wanted a chance to take their exams this year, and the answer was a resounding yes. As a result, College Board has developed secure, online exams for each course.

    The resources now offered by College Board to AP students include free, live AP review lessons delivered by AP teachers from all over the U.S.

    SAT Resources

    College Board has already canceled the SAT and SAT Subject Test administration scheduled for May 2 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. That followed the cancelation of scheduled exam dates in March and April.

    As of today the June date is still on the calendar.

    In the meantime, students can keep their college readiness skills sharp with help from College Board and Khan Academy, which are providing free online resources including personalized learning tools and full practice tests. You can also view SAT-related updates from College Board.

     

    ACT Resources

    ACT, the nonprofit organization that administers the test of the same name, is also offering free digital learning resources on its website.

    ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test to June 13.

    Among the resources offered by the nonprofit is ACT Academy, which provides free online learning for students seeking to improve their academic skills through individualized learning plans.

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    NEWS FORM MS. LYNN, BRACE ADVISOR: 

     

    Please email Brigitte.lynn@browardschools.com with any questions you may have regarding BRACE News. Greetings and well wishes.

     

    New Business - Hot off of the Press:

    Senior Awards Ceremony - 

    We are SO excited to announce that we will be holding a Drive-In Senior Awards ceremony, on campus, to honor all of you! Members of the Class of 2020 and their families are invited to join us in our West parking lot on June 8, at 6:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to come together to celebrate your accomplishments, and we hope that all of you will attend. In addition to the Awards announcements and distribution, this is also when you will return your graduation gowns (keeping your caps & tassels) and pick up your diplomas. Each member of the Class of 2020 will also receive a gift, sponsored by the Senior Class.

    In order to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, several important guidelines will be strictly followed:

    1. This event is *only* open to members of the McFatter Technical High School Class of 2020 and their families.
    2. Each senior and family will be allowed *one* vehicleadmitted to the lot.
    3. You are encouraged to decorate your vehicle, but no oversized vehicles(party buses, limos, etc.) will be allowed – the vehicle must be able to fit in a standard-sized parking space. If it will not, the car will be turned away at the lot entrance.
    4. Upon your arrival, security will direct your vehicle to a designated parking space, where it will remain until the end of the ceremony.
    5. No one will be permitted to get out of their vehicles during the ceremony, but you’re encouraged to cheer as you and your classmates are recognized.
    6. We will have a sound system in the lot, and the ceremony will be live-streamed, so families are encouraged to bring devices (phones, etc.) that can access the internet *using a cell signal*(most cars will be too far from our buildings to access our wifi signal).
    7. At the end of the ceremony, cars will exit the lot in a “parade” that will include a stop for you to return your graduation gown and pick up your diploma.

    We know that so much of your senior year has not ended as you had hoped, so we are so thrilled to be able to celebrate with all of you at this event. Next week you’ll be getting an invitation to the event, and it is important that each senior respond to the RSVP request. We can’t wait to see you all!

     

    Senior To Do List:

    • Commit to Final School Choice (not necessary for Broward College/state colleges)
    • Complete Senior Awards Survey prior to May 11th (attached) (extended to May 15th)
    • Turn in service hours prior to May 11th (extended to May 15th) (This deadline is for students who wan their name in the senior awards program.  You have until May 26th for Bright Futures purposes)
    • Request Final Transcripts by completing the 2019-202 Broward Graduation Survey located in Naviance
    • Complete the 2019-2020 Broward Graduation Survey (located in Naviance) a district mandated graduation requirement also how we know where to send your final transcripts (Deadline May 26th)
    • Complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA/ Bright Futures authorization) also a district mandated graduation requirement  (4 seniors have not completed) www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org.

     

    The BRACE Cadets cohort 4 application is now available for grades 9-12 in Naviance under the college tab, enrichment programs: BRACE Cadets Cohort 4 2020-2021

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/12gCairDXnLpNZgTd1lkSNQG-WVnzzv71/view

    What is a BRACE Cadet?

    BRACE Cadets are high school students who implement special projects in their schools to help their peers get ready for college, career and to succeed in life after high school.

     

    Who is eligible to be BRACE Cadet?

    All high school students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply to become BRACE Cadets.

     

    College Signing Day -   College signing day was May 1st.  Many of our seniors posted their photos and post-secondary plans on their Instagram account (mcfatterclassof2020).  Congratulations to all of you!  

    The district would also like to recognize the Class of 2020.  If you would like to share your post-secondary plans, please use the attached template and return it to me.  I will then forward it to the district.   

     

     

    Score at the Top, a private college advising company, has been hosting many virtual college information sessions.  So far they have held meetings with UCF, FSU, UF, and UM.  They were recorded. If you would like to watch them, they can be found at www.scorewebinars.com.

     

    The Rotary Club of Hollywood is offering at LEAST two (2) $1,000 scholarships for students to attend Atlantic, McFatter or Sheridan Technical College. (students continuing a technical certification).  Complete applications will need to be scanned and emailed to Lynn.goldman@browardschools.com, the subject line should read: Hollywood Rotary Scholarship Application by noon on June 15th (regardless of what the application says, June 15 not June 1st).  The application will need to include the signed document page, the application itself and the two letters of recommendation.  Since we will not be needing the sealed envelope with a signature across it, we will need a contact phone number for the person writing the letter of recommendation.

     

    Still No news from Bright Futures

     

    Community Service - Many students, especially seniors, are wondering how to earn community service from home.  Hands on Broward has some at home activities.  Check them out at:

    https://www.handsonbroward.org/at-home.  I have also attached a document that the district BRACE Cadets created.  Keep in mind that if you are under 18, you will need your parents permission before posting anything online.  Also you will need someone other than your parent to act as your supervisor.  It is probably best to get prior approval/permission from Ms. Dixson (cyd.dixson@browardschools.com) or your guidance counselor that your service would qualify.

     

    Transcripts - Students who need official hard copy transcripts can request them through the office of records retention, at: https://www.browardschools.com/Page/35524.  Unfortunately, there is a $3.00 fee that can not be waived.

     

    Old Business - 

    I held my first post-secondary conference TEAMS meeting.  There were a few glitches (my fault) during the meeting.  I will be re-recording another session.  I will share the link as soon as I schedule a date and time.  In the meantime here is the link to Wednesday's recording.  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/d68b4b05-d466-44fb-89f7-972a49acea9f

    Seniors - There are a couple end-of-year items that every senior must do (besides meeting graduation requirements).  One is that every complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA - Bright Futures Authorization).  (I have recently emailed the students who have not done so.)  Another item is that every senior must complete the Broward graduation survey in Naviance (2019-20 Broward Graduation Survey).  The survey opens up on April 3rd. It is best to complete the survey using a computer as opposed to a smart phone.  The survey can be done in multiple sittings.  You can answer questions and then come back to it.  Once you submit it, it is locked.  You would have to contact me in order to get it unlocked, if you want to make additions/changes.  Please list all scholarships that you have been offered.  Pay attention to the instructions (i.e. - no commas, etc.) for me to acknowledge them.  Final transcripts will be generated based on the information that you submit on the survey.

    Have you checked out the College and Career Readiness section on Canvas?  The district has created some great lesson plans for college and career planning.  There are lessons for all grade levels.  Seniors - You may be interested in the one on the FAFSA or the "Understanding My Financial Aid Award Letter."  They are listed under College and Career Readiness.  Make sure that you check them out.

    Transcripts - I am currently able to send electronic transcripts to colleges and universities.  Students should make their requests through Naviance.  I am monitoring this system throughout the day, every day.   Due to FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), we are not allowed to email transcripts.   Students who need official hard copy transcripts can request them through the office of records retention, at: https://www.browardschools.com/Page/35524.  Unfortunately, there is a $3.00 fee that can not be waived.

     

    Financial Aid - Students who have been offered admission to a college/university and who have completed their FAFSA can expect to start getting financial aid award letters.  Very often the student will need to log in to their student portal at the perspective institution, in order to see their letter.  It is important to understand what the student is being offered.  Is it gift aid, earned aid, or borrowed aid? Attached is a NyFF flyer which briefly explains about financial aid.  If you have questions regarding your child's financial aid award letter, please contact me.  (More often than not, I will need to see the letter in order to advise the student properly.)

     

    FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Time - See attached FAFSA Step by Step Worksheet

    It is not too late to apply.  The 2020-2021 FAFSA (for Aug. 1, 2020 - July 31, 2021) will open on Oct. 1st.  I encourage all seniors, and their families to complete a FAFSA and to do so ASAP.  There are certain forms of aid that are on a first come first served basis and they are small pools of money.  The earlier that you apply the better.  The 2020-2021 FAFSA is based on 2018 taxes.  The correct website is www.fafsa.ed.gov.  It is a free application!  It is best to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when possible.  This should alleviate the need for verification (student's needing to prove their income information). 

    • Students planning on starting college over the summer should complete a 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 FAFSA.  The 19-20 FAFSA covers the academic year from Aug. 1st, 2019-July 31st, 2020.

    Need help completing the FAFSA?  Here are a couple of opportunities for Virtual FAFSA workshops.  Following are the links.

    BC FAFSA Fridays - https://seahawkFAFSA.eventbrite.com

    B2L FAFSA Saturdays - https://b2lFAFSA.eventbrite.com 

     

    Bright Futures Review - Senior transcripts were sent to Tallahassee for the Bright Futures mid-year review.  Students can check their award status at: https://www.floridashines.org/go-to-college/pay-for-college.  There will be one more review after graduation (July/August).  Test scores through the June test dates will be considered for the second and final review.         

    Transcripts - All transcripts should be requested through your Naviance Student account.  For schools that have multiple ways to apply, be sure to list how you applied to the school (i.e. - directly to the institution, common app, coalition app, etc.) The students will use their Broward County single sign on.  The log on and password are similar to virtual counselor (Student ID # 06....and birth date for password (MM/DD/YYYY).

     

    Free and Reduced Lunch - There are many benefits to qualifying for free or reduced lunch, other than the meals themselves.  Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch are eligible to receive SAT and ACT fee waivers for both their junior and senior years (1 per test, per year).  Additionally, seniors who have taken a test using a fee waiver are able to receive college application fee waivers.  If a student were to take advantage of all the fee waiver offers, they could save over $500.  It is well worth the time to complete an application to see if you qualify.

    Fee Waivers for juniors are now available in the BRACE office for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.  (I have these fee waivers at home.  Please contact me for your code.)

     

    Scholarships!!!! - All students, especially seniors, should be very familiar with the scholarship page on Naviance.  It is listed under the college tab.  There are multiple ways to search for scholarships.  Each scholarship has its own deadline.  I would make a scholarship search part of your weekly routine.   

        

    RaiseMe - Students (all grade levels) and parents, are you aware of Raise.me?  It is a way for students to earn micro-scholarships for things that they are already doing (i.e. - completing a FAFSA, taking AP courses, earning an A).  Raise/me has partnerships with many schools across the country.  I highly recommend that all students create and update a Raise.me account. https://www.raise.me/

     

    Scholarships:  One of the best resources available to our students is Naviance Student (formerly known as Family Connection).  In addition to great college and career resources, there is a wonderful scholarship section.  It is located at on the student's college page.  Click on the Colleges tab, then Scholarship Match or Scholarship List.  The "AAA Complete Easy to View Bulletin," through google docs, shows an easy to view, easy to sort list.  Check out these social media scholarship links.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scholarshipmoneyforstudents/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scholarshipmoneyforstudents/?hl=en

    YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNeevUe8tLB8PdF0JwWK2ag

    Twitter:      https://twitter.com/scholarshipsusa

     

    PB & J Scholarship - Deadline: May 31st - Award: $500 - $1,000

    The PB&J scholarship awards students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed.

    From The Scholarship Director:

    When I attended Farrington High School in Hawai’i, my GPA and test scores were low, but I was determined to go to college. I managed to receive ten different scholarships, which helped me fulfill that dream. To give back to future students, I lived off PB&J sandwiches during my first year in college to save money to fund a scholarship for another student like me.

    Application available at: http://bit.ly/pbjscholars2020

     

    Southern Scholarship Foundation, Inc. - Deadline: Ongoing - Award: Low-cost housing

    Rent free housing for students admitted to FSU, UF, FAMU, or FGCU.~ Motivation demonstrated through awards and activities.~ Financial need.~ Minimum 3.0 GPA.~ Information and application available at: http://www.southernscholarship.org

     

    Interesting Websites:

    Following are a couple of free test prep websites.

     

    PERT prep - Go to Broward.edu.~ Click on Student Resources, then click Testing center.~ When you click the PERT link it opens up to offer you a PERT study guide and practice test.~ They also have links to YouTube tutorials.~ You can also register for a free 4 - week on line college foundations course.

     

    March2Success~ - www.march2success.com

    Website includes test prep for the ASVAB, SAT and ACT.~ They also offer help with high school math and verbal skills.~ There is a high school science hub to help with Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science.~~~ Additionally they offer a college readiness online course.~ There is a Spanish option for this website.~ 

     

    http://www.maldef.org ]www.maldef.org - MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) Scholarship List.~ This list is an informative resource for students, parents, and educators.~ MALDEF is not a direct provider of the scholarships on the list, with exception of the MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program. (This can be a good resource for students who have residency issues.)