MSD School Counseling/Guidance

MSD School Counseling/Guidance

 

Guidance Counselor Team

See bulletin above for Counselor Contact Information

Ms. Chirichella - 9th Grade

Ms. Marine - 10th Grade

Mr. Turmaine - 11th & 12th Grade (A-L)

Ms. Dearen - 11th & 12th Grade (M-Z) 

Ms. Richmond - 504 Students

Ms. Kusher - 9th & 10th Grade PASL (A-L) - https://browardschools.instructure.com/courses/1087995

Ms. Oz - 9th & 10th Grade PASL (M-Z) - https://browardschools.instructure.com/courses/1087220

Mr. Randy Congdon- BRACE College & Career Advisor

Ms. Ziccardi-  School Counseling/Guidance Director 

Registration

Welcome to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School!

You may pick up a registration folder in the front office on Monday - Thursday between 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Once completed, you can bring the folder back to the front office on Monday - Thursday between 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Beginning July 21st, someone in the guidance office will review your registration folder to call you for a registration appointment. Any additional questions, please call the main office at 754-322-2150. 

We look forward to welcoming you and your student to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 

Transcript Information

Request for Transcript and/or Records 

  • FOR CURRENT STUDENTS:
    • Seniors ONLY- Make sure that you have applied to the college or university before you request a transcript. Request your college transcript using your NAVIANCE account and provide payment via the ESTORE.  If applying via Common App, MATCH your Naviance account with your Common App.  If applying via Coalition, manually add the schools into your Naviance account.  If applying directly to the institution, manually add the schools in to your Naviance account.  Any questions, Ask Mrs. Farrand.  
    • Juniors and Seniors- If you need a copy of your transcript for a scholarship or for your personal use, do the following:
      • Complete and return the Transcript Request Form- along with a copy of the student school ID via email toamelia.pena@browardschools.com. Payment for all transcripts can be done through the ESTORE.
      • You will need to provide 2 to 4 business days for the transcript to be generated if you want it printed, official and in a sealed envelop. You will receive and email confirmation when the official transcript is ready to be picked up.  You can then pick-up the transcript from the MSD front office during school days from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  
      • If you need the transcript via email (it will NOT be official), you must provide and email address in the Transcript Request Form and the transcript will be sent to you from Mrs. Amelia Pena, school registrar.
  • FOR GRADUATES from 2015 to 2020**Print a Transcript Request Form. Instructions for processing are on the form. Email the form and a copy of your drivers license toamelia.pena@browardschools.com. To pay for your transcript request, go to the ESTORE.
  • FOR GRADUATES before 2015** CONTACT BCPS RECORDS RETENTION @ 754-321-3150 or visit the BCPS website browardschools.com/transcripts or email at verifications@browardschools.com

     **REQUESTS FOR TRANSCRIPTS must be in writing.  We cannot accept phone calls or faxes. Please plan ahead. Due to the high volume,      there is a turn around time of 2-4 business days.This includes proof of student enrollment, graduation verification, immunizations, good student discount forms, social security forms or other government or agency forms.

 Any questions, contact:

Mrs. Amelia Pena (School Registrar)  amelia.pena@browardschools.com

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is an opportunity for students to take college level classes at

Broward College, UF, and/or FAU and therefore, earn college credit.

Requirements to dual enroll: unweighted GPA and college ready test scores (see below for each college's requirements

Broward College

Students can take the ACCUPLACER exam over the SUMMER to work on becoming eligible for SPRING TERM 2022. The student will need to go to:

Students will visit www.broward.edu/dual and click on the tile for Testing.

Here they will find the link to the Remote Testing Request Form.

 

Please see the attachments below regarding the new process to participate in the dual enrollment and early admission programs at Broward College.

*Checklist Signing Up Step-by-Step

*Parent User Guide

Broward College Dual Enrollment: 

  • Opportunity for 9th- 12th graders

  • Offers sessions for the Fall, Spring, and Summer Term

  • Student must submit, online, a new dual enrollment recommendation form for EVERY term the student is interested in taking dual enrollment. 
  • It is the student's responsibility to check out MSD's school counseling CANVAS page, student's email, and listen to announcements regarding deadlines for paperwork. 
  • Student must have BOTH of the following to be eligible:

    • 1) Unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher

    • 2) College Ready Test Scores (1 out of the 4)

        • PERT

        • SAT/ACT

        • ACCUPLACER

TESTING - ACCUPLACER - RESOURCES

Examity Automated Test Taker Guide

Info Sheet ACCUPLACER Next Generation NG

Quick Guide For Students - Steps for Automated Proctoring

Technical Success Guide for Test Takers.pdf

***Practice Questions for ACCUPLACER: 

Accuplacer Sample Questions for Students

College Board ACCUPLACER Practice 

College Board ACCUPLACER Practice 2

Broward College ACCUPLACER Info Page

BC COURSES RESOURCES: 

Broward College Dual Enrollment Approved Course List 

Frequently Taken Courses

2019 2020 Associate Degree General Education Sheet

 

Broward College's Achieving Success in DE: watch presentation from Broward College on how to be successful in your BC class- link and PowerPoint presentation are below: 

https://broward-edu.zoom.us/rec/play/GWUOMq-mvENINWV3fIHqUDYAAWo6YtA2ZM02KzXH-VCtunoEzRjEFmE_GZe8AXxTLV3Jf3ws3BMNlpmr.inTtfam24ajo0EO- 

**Achieving Success in DE - Final Presentation.pdf

University of Florida

  • Opportunity for 11th & 12th graders ONLY

  • Offers sessions for the Fall and Spring Term

  • Classes are only offered in an ONLINE setting 

  • It is the student's responsibility to look on UF's dual enrollment website to see when UF's deadlines are. 
  • Student must have BOTH of the following to be eligible:

    • 1) Unweighted GPA of 3.6 or higher

    • 2) College Ready Test Scores (1 out of the 3)  

        • SAT – with a 1100 composite score

        • ACT – with a 22 composite score

        • PSAT – with a 1130 composite score

  •  For more information, student can go to UF's dual enrollment site https://dualenrollment.dce.ufl.edu/

  • UF DE Flyer Spring 2021

Florida Atlantic University 

  • Opportunity for 9th- 12th graders

  • Offers sessions for the Fall and Spring Term

  • It is the student's responsibility to look on FAU's dual enrollment website to see when FAU's deadlines are. 
  • Student must have BOTH of the following to be eligible:

    • 1) Unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher

    • 2) College Ready Test Scores (1 out of the 4)

        • PERT

        • ACCUPLACER 
        • SAT/ACT

  • For more information, student can go to FAU's dual enrollment site: https://www.fau.edu/registrar/dual-enrollment/

Advanced Placement

AP Scores will be coming out in July and August 

Graduation Requirements

Service Hours 

Service Hours

Service hours will no longer be accepted via email. You must physically turn them into Mr. Turmaine and Ms. Ziccardi. If you have hours from last school year or hours that you complete over the summer, please save them and submit them in August. 

*9th and 10th Graders will turn in their service hour log and approval form to Ms. Ziccardi. Her email address is veronica.ziccardi@browardschools.com

*11th and 12th Graders will turn in their service hour log and approval form to Mr. Turmaine. His email address is  jerry.turmaine@browardschools.com 

Service Hours Graduation Requirement:

  • 40 hours are needed to graduate
  • 75 hours for the Florida Medallion Scholars Program (Bright Futures Scholarship) - This is 1 of 3 requirements to be eligible for Bright Futures Scholarship.
  • 100 hours for the Florida Academic Scholars Program (Bright Futures Scholarship) - This is 1 of 3 requirements to be eligible for Bright Futures Scholarship.
  • 250 hours minimum for a Silver Cord

Community Service Approval and Log Forms:

  • Any student who wishes to earn a standard high school diploma must meet the graduation requirement of 40 documented service hours. 

  • Students should not just go to a site and work for hours. 

  • Location/Organization must be NONPROFIT Organization.

  • The service site or organization must be approved and specific paperwork must be submitted.  Not all projects undertaken by school clubs and organizations count for service hours and could be rejected.

  • It is recommended that students speak with the program coordinator, Ms. Ziccardi or Mr. Turmaine, for approval of community sites/organization and service hour forms BEFORE completing the hours.

  • The approval form must be turned in when a student is performing service that is not part of a school sponsored organization. Anything outside of school, must have the approval form submitted. 
  • The log form must be turned in to show hours completed. 

***Opportunity for Service Hours, please go to:

https://www.handsonbroward.org/     

https://www.volunteermatch.org/

Service Hours Approval Form

Service Hours Log Form

Course Cards & Course Descriptions

Course Cards for 2021-2022 School Year:

Grade 9 Course Card 2021-2022

Grade 10 Course Card 2021 - 2022

Grade 11 Course Card 2021 - 2022

Grade 12 Course Card 2021 - 202 

 

Want to learn more about electives? Check out the documents below to see some amazing videos and course descriptions about our elective programs. 

MSD Electives

MSD Drama

Course Descriptions

 

Senior Privilege Application

Rising Seniors! If you are planning on having Senior Privilege as your study hall next school year, you MUST complete the Senior Privilege application below. 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=y7Ws7nBTWEOpaqN4PJXUIg1-prxQD05Ps7RNN-F0UhRUNTI5UDBaQTFCN0FOQUNQNzRHQk1ORDNYQS4u (Links to an external site.) 

 

College and Career - BRACE

Mr. Randy Congdon- BRACE Advisor

randy.congdon@browardschools.com

The Broward Advisors for Continuing Education (BRACE) Program is unique to the Broward County Public School System. BRACE provides students with information on post-secondary options, such as college, university, technical school, and military service as well as information on scholarships, college admission testing, financial aid, and the college application process.  Our school district has created a canvas page for all high school students in Broward county to view. It is another great resource for information.

ALL GRADES -To access the district canvas page go to:  High School College and Career Readiness (HS-CCR)

11th and 12th GRADERS- To access our MSD College and Career Canvas page go to: MSD College and Career BRACE 

ACT/SAT College Board

All juniors and seniors planning to attend college should take the ACT and/or SAT Exam. Students can retake these exams as many times as they wish until they are satisfied with their score. Registration is offered online. Fee waivers are available for those who qualify.

ACT/SAT Tutoring:  LibrarySATACT 

 

ACT

The website to register for the exam or to request your test scores to be forward to a college or university is ACT. org.  You can also use the website to find all related information on the exam and FREE practice programs. 

ACT.org Website-  ACT 

 

College Board Opportunity Scholarships:

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships guide you through the college planning process and offer you a chance to earn money for college for each action you complete. The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you’ll have to earn. It doesn’t require an essay or an application, and it doesn’t have a minimum GPA or test score requirement. Scholarships can be used at two- and four-year colleges. Go to cb.org/opportunityto sign up and take action to be eligible for scholarships that range from $500 to 40,000. 

SAT.org Website- SAT 

Testing

More information to come 

 

 

Presentations

 

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