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Post-Secondary Assistance

Post-secondary opportunities, training, and financial assistance are available to families from three excellent sources listed below.   The federal government financial aid website, the Florida financial aid website, and the District’s BRACE website provide parents and students with the processes for applying for financial aid and for exploring scholarship opportunities. 

 

These different websites can help you and your student navigate the waters of the college process.  Federal applications for financial aid are filed after January 1st of the student’s senior year while scholarships have varying deadlines.  The Florida Student Financial Aid website also provides this information on applying for financial aid and scholarships; however, this site is limited to the state of Florida.  Applications for Florida financial aid may be filed any time after December 1st.  Finally, the BRACE website also lists many, many scholarship opportunities, local, regional, and national, as well as a guide on how to choose a post-secondary path (technical, college, private, public, etc.) and other related information. 

 

As you and your student consider choices for college, university, or technical school, these websites can be extremely helpful.  For additional websites, do a GOOGLE search for financial aid, scholarship opportunities or choosing a college. Check these out today!

 

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov            1-800-4FEDAID (1-800-433-3243

http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/studentsupport/guidance/brace/

 

Physical and Mental Health Assistance

When there are times that you may need physical and emotional help – parents and/or students – there are community resources available that can provide immediate assistance, as well as those that can provide long term assistance.  The school counselor as an advocate is your first stop but when that resource is not available, here are two (2) telephone numbers that will come in handy.  The first – FIRST CALL FOR HELP – can provide immediate assistance for almost any physical or emotional emergency or even non-emergency.  The second – Broward County Family Counseling Program – can provide therapeutic assistance for your family or a short or long term basis, whichever is necessary to resolve your mental health issues.

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2-1-1 FIRST CALL FOR HELP (order change)

Broward County Family Counseling Program 754-322-3153

 

Professional Organization Resources for School Counselors

Both the Florida School Counseling Association and the American School Counselor Association provide a wealth of resources and networking opportunities for school counselors.  Another helpful resource for school counselors is the National Association of School Psychologists’ site.  There you may view and print many, many resources related to trauma and mental health.  If you are interested in membership to any of these valuable and useful organizations, membership information as well as professional development opportunities and resources are available at each of these respective websites.

 

www.flacounseling.org

www.schoolcounselor.org

www.nasp.org

 

Student Records Access for Parents and Students

Parents and students may access records of attendance, grades (middle and high school only), test scores, graduation requirements status (high school only), and much more on the District’s VIRTUAL COUNSELOR using their virtual counselor secure login.  Other areas of interest on this useful website are career and postsecondary planning websites, lunch menus, district calendars and other useful resources.

 https://www.browardschools.com/virtualcounselor/

 

Effective Parenting

All resources provided are FREE and do not imply endorsement or recommendations by the Broward County Public Schools.

 

http://www.naeyc.org/FAMILIES        

Resources for parents on early childhood programs and children’s literature that will enhance your relationship with your student and lead to better performance in school.

 

http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/pages/parenting.general.html

An excellent site for articles on communicating with teens, discipline “without disgrace”, temper tantrums, responsible behavior, problem solving, summertime activities, improving reading and much, much more.

 

http://www.nea.org/parents/index.html

Getting involved in your child’s education is a critical component of student success.  Whether you child is in elementary, middle or high school, here are some tips for you to participate in your child’s education.  It starts with YOU!

 

www.fcatparentnetwork.com

Parents can view their child's FCAT reading, mathematics and science scores on the Internet by logging on to the FCAT Parent using the log-in and password provided by their child’s school.  This secure site features detailed information on the meaning of the scores and provides resources to improve student performance in the future.

 

There are many more resources on the web that can help you assist your student.  Search for parenting resources or FCAT prep or any number of terms to help YOU get the assistance YOU need to get involved in your student’s education and contribute to their success in school and across the lifespan. 

 

Activities

Teaching Tolerance is a program that is FREE and available to the public and to elementary school counselors.  Provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance provides a magazine of helpful and insightful information about being tolerant, as well as a wealth of activities that can be found on their website.  Teaching Tolerance is for all ages.

www.tolerance.org/parents/index.jsp

 

The Department of Labor has developed a website JUST FOR KIDS to assist even the youngest school child with career exploration.  Filled with video and pictorial career descriptions, games, and activities, this site will keep you and your child occupied for hours with the wealth of information it provides.   

www.kids.gov

 

K-13+ activities are available from Family TLC: The Nation's Network of Child Care Resource and Referral.  Family TLC provides tools to enhance the parent/child relationship. Information to help caring adults find age-appropriate, fun, learning activities to do.  Activities change each month – Check it out!

www.familytlc.net

 

For more information on getting involved in your child’s education, GOOGLE parent-child activities on the Internet.

 

 

 

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