to 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:
Academic Information • Career Decision
Making • Personal/Social Information
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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, meet the ESE specialist who 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!
got the power! Do you 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
the graduation requirements for your graduating class.
your schedule to make certain you are in the right courses.
carefully during the freshmen orientation assembly and when counselors visit
your classes. You will hear about many things such as graduation
requirements, grade point average (GPA), credits, and service learning
Character Trait 1 – COOPERATION is working with others to accomplish
a common purpose.
good study skills. Learn how to study. Your counselor/ESE
specialist has more information about courses that teach study and
student planner to keep track of assignments, tests, and your schedule.
started on the right foot by making the best grades you can!
involved – checkout clubs, music, art, sports, JROTC, and other
your counselor/ESE specialist about exploring and selecting a career.
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 who have served and sacrificed for community and country.
organized. Time management is so important in high school and in life!
how to use CHOICES available on the Internet. This program can help
you identify your interests and match your personal inventory with possible
careers. Search for colleges or technical schools. Go to www.facts.org.
a quiet place at home to study.
Character Trait 3 – KINDNESS is being helpful, thoughtful, caring,
compassionate, and considerate.
what it takes to qualify for a Bright Futures Scholarship. Go to
your family about saving money for education or training after high school.
teachers for tips on class note taking.
want to attend a military academy, 9th grade is the time to start
preparing. See your counselor/ESE specialist right away!
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 study!
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
you begin to earn service-learning hours? Definitely – it’s a
graduation requirement. Contact the Service Learning Coordinator for your
Volunteer in a field you would consider as a possible career.
prepared and well rested for FCAT testing during the spring semester.
organized. Use your student planner every day!
watch too much TV? Do you spend too much unproductive time on the
Internet? Keep a journal for one week to find out. Manage your time.
You’re in charge!
Character Trait 6 – SELF-CONTROL is having discipline over one’s
behavior or actions.
your parents, teachers, ESE specialist, and counselor about your career
choices and paying for future education.
careful course selections for 10th grade. Consult with parents, teachers,
counselor/ESE specialist. Use Virtual Counselor to see what courses
you’ve taken and how many credits you’ve earned.
Character Trait 8 – TOLERANCE – is recognizing and respecting
difference, values, and beliefs of other people.
to work on your study habits and time management skills.
teachers, administrators, counselors, the ESE specialist, and other adults
(such as a religious leader, employer, coach) who would be willing to write
letters of recommendation. You will need these letters your senior year.
Character Trait 8 – RESPONSIBILITY is meeting obligations by being
reliable, accountable, and dependable to self and others.
your summer. Have fun and consider volunteer work or summer programs.
for your exams. Make the best grades you can!
your course selection for 10th grade one more time! Use Virtual
how to write a resume and make that a summer project – Go to Resume
Builder in CHOICES (www.FACTS.org).
read, read over the summer!
forget your math. Review to strengthen your skills! Organize a summer math
your resume this summer and review it with your counselor next year.
working or volunteering over the summer break.
out these websites this summer or any time!
www.browardschools.com – Click the Departments link. Click the BRACE
student advising site: www.FACTS.org