back to your 2nd year of high school! The Guidance Program is ready
to help you succeed in high school and plan your future.
counselor can help you with questions and concerns in the following areas:
• Career Decision Making • Personal/Social Information
counselor’s name is
My ESE specialist’s name is
counselor will provide information and assistance to you through classroom
guidance lessons and activities throughout the year.
need more assistance, ask about participating in a small group or make an
appointment with your counselor.
are an ESE student, the ESE specialist will work with you, your family, and
your counselor. Find out when your next Transition IEP meeting will be
held. Also find out what types of accommodations you are entitled to for
coursework and tests.
are an LEP student, talk to your counselor and all your teachers about your
needs. Make sure you are in the courses that are right for you!
your schedule. Make certain your courses suit your long-term goals.
the graduation requirements for your class.
the Bright Futures Scholarship and other scholarship requirements and
your progress toward qualification with your counselor/ESE specialist.
to develop good study skills. Ask your counselor to place you in a studies
skills group. Ask your ESE specialist and teachers for more information.
now! The PSAT is free to all 10th graders! The PSAT is a practice college
admissions test that YOU SHOULD TAKE! It’s a chance to find out what these
tests are like.
with college/technical school representatives who visit your high school.
Character Trait 1 – COOPERATION is working with others to accomplish
a common purpose.
want to see your grades, test scores, schedule, or graduation requirements?
That and much more information is at your fingertips!
At school, go to http://web/dwh
and click on Virtual Counselor.At home, go to
started to earn your service learning hours? Forty hours are required for
appointment with your counselor/ESE specialist to explore career
information. Ask your counselor to include you in a career group that will
focus on career decision-making.
are not already in extracurricular activities, get involved now. It’s good
for your resume.
students continue working with the ESE specialist and guidance counselor.
students, talk to your counselor and teachers about your needs. Make sure
you are in the courses that are right for you!
students, begin to think about whom you would like to invite to your next
Transition IEP meeting.
using CHOICES available on the Internet. This program can help you
identify your interests and match your personal inventory with possible
occupations. Search for colleges or technical schools. Go to
about my future now? Yes! Attend the Greater Fort Lauderdale National
College Fair on October 19, 2011 at the
Broward County Convention Center.
Character Trait 2 – CITIZENSHIP is knowing, understanding, and
displaying a high regard for rules, laws, government, heritage, and for
those whom have served and sacrificed for community and country.
student planner provided by your school or purchase one to keep track
of important events.
your family about saving money for school or training after high school
core credits have you earned and what is your core GPA? Go to Virtual
Counselor for the answers.
be able to take a course through Broward Virtual School. Find out
more from your counselor of visit www.bved.net.
should have a designated place at home for studying. If not, find one NOW!
Character Trait 5 – KINDNESS is being helpful, thoughtful, caring,
compassionate, and considerate.
goal to attend a military academy? See your counselor/ESE specialist
immediately to find out what you need to do.
don’t have a resume started, find out how to do it. CHOICES can
create a resume for you.
the links on Virtual Counselor.
Character Trait 4 – RESPECT is showing consideration, understanding,
and regard for people, places, and things.
for your exams! That means don’t miss class, do homework, listen to the
teacher, ask questions, and participate in class. Form a study group.
March you will take the FCAT, which is required for graduation. Be
prepared for this important test!
the BRACE website for information that can help you plan your
future. Explore all the links. Go to www.browardschools.com. Click
the Departments link. Click the BRACE link.
Character Trait 5 – HONESTY is being truthful, trustworthy, and
for most challenging courses you can handle when selecting next year’s
Advanced Placement or honors courses for you? Think about it!
carefully by using Virtual Counselor. It’s not too early to think
about your senior schedule.
serious discussion with your parents about your future career goals.
Introduce yourself to the BRACE (Broward Advisor for Continuing
Education) Advisor. These Advisors will assist you in your
postsecondary educational choices.
Character Trait 6 – SELF-CONTROL is having discipline over one’s
behavior or actions.
time researching your future and finding the right career for you. Use
CHOICES (www.FACTS.org), the BRACE website links, and
counselor/ESE specialist about technical schools and all the fantastic
high-paying careers that require technical training.
out the websites for the Broward County technical schools:
Character Trait 7 – TOLERANCE is recognizing and respecting
differences, values, and beliefs of other people.
into summer possibilities such as volunteering, internships, or summer jobs.
how to calculate your weighted and unweighted GPA.
to work on your study habits and time management skills.
Character Trait 8 – RESPONSIBILITY is meeting obligations by being
reliable, accountable, and dependable to self and others.
Make a list of your strengths and talents. Post it on your mirror as a
find out scholarships and financial aid. It’s a process that takes hard
work and a great deal of time.
about dual enrollment courses. Juniors and seniors can earn
college credit while still in high school.
math course are you taking next year? Are you taking the appropriate math
course needed for college? technical school? your career path?
your resume and give it to your counselor/ESE specialist and BRACE Advisor
in the fall.
for your exams.
more service learning hours by volunteering.
getting a part-time job over the summer.
college campuses while on the family vacation. If you are an ESE student,
stop by the Office of Disability Services.
to register for the October PSAT this coming fall to qualify for the
National Merit or National Achievement Scholarships. To qualify, you must
take the PSAT in 11th grade.
read, read – ask your teachers for reading lists or read whatever interests
out these websites this summer:
www.browardschools.com. Click the Departments link. Click the BRACE
Florida's official student advising site: