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

Ms. Folmar- BRACE College & Career Advisor Support

Ms. Ziccardi-  School Counseling/Guidance Director 

Registration

Welcome to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School!

At this time, we are completing our registrations via a phone meeting. Please call the guidance/school counseling's office at 754-322-2174 to schedule a registration appointment for your student(s). We will be glad to assist you with the steps needed to proceed with the registration process. This includes scheduling a registration date and emailing you the required paperwork. 

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

As of now, we have not received any update about SUMMER 2021 DUAL ENROLLMENT. We will keep you informed, as soon as we hear.  

Broward College's Dynamic Form for Fall 2021 Term is due online by April 22nd. This pertains to students wanting to participate in Dual Enrollment @ Broward College/Online with BC, Early Admission, or take a Dual Enrollment class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. 

**Students who need qualifying test scores for Fall 2021 Term- deadline for you to be able to take or retake the ACCUPLACER is by April 1st, 2021 **

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 Steps - Short Version 

*Checklist - Steps - Detailed

*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 3)

        • PERT

        • SAT/ACT

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

Advanced Placement

If you are taking an Advanced Placement (AP) course on FLVS/BVS, you must email Ms. Ziccardi or Mr. Winans a copy of your "FLVS AP Exam Only Join Code Request Form"

This is IMPORTANT to do so there is an AP exam ordered for you. 

Graduation Requirements

Service Hours 

Service Hours

ATTENTION SENIORS, Service Hours-
If you want to qualify for a Silver Cord (which you can wear on graduation day), you MUST have at least 250 service hours by Friday, February 26, 2021.
Your 40 service hours which are required for graduation MUST be turned in by Friday, May 7, 2021.

During E-Learning, Mr. Turmaine and Ms. Ziccardi will accept service hour forms via email.

*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

Grade 9 Course Card 2020-2021 

Grade 10 Course Card 2020-2021

Grade 11 Course Card 2020-2021

Grade 12 Course Card 2020-2021

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 - 2022

Course Card Tutorial: 

Please go to the link below to watch the process of how to fill out your course card for the 2021-2022 School Year. 

https://browardschools.instructuremedia.com/embed/5b306eee-b3dc-4e5a-9391-0d44b9c55c40

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

Course Descriptions

Incoming 9th Graders Interested in Applying for Leadership Class?

Here is the link to apply:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=y7Ws7nBTWEOpaqN4PJXUIlvdQNnNlphKnUquVmsDBs9URUlLQ1hHOUVTVllHRFQ3VUZGVDBXTVQ4Ni4u

Off Campus Study Hall Guidelines: 

Rising 12th Graders:

 *At MOST 2 Study Halls on your schedule

 *Taking a BC course at MSD DOES NOT qualify you for off-campus study hall

 *In order to leave campus early, for dual enrollment, you must show your counselor a copy of your college schedule.

 *1 Dual Enrollment Course @ BC, FAU, or UF = 1 Study Hall on MSD Campus and 1 Study Hall off MSD Campus (This option allows you to leave school early every other day at 1:10 p.m.)

 *2 Dual Enrollment Courses @ BC, FAU, or UF = 2 Study Halls off MSD Campus and 0 Study Halls on MSD campus (This option allows you to leave school early every day at 1:10 p.m.)

 *Senior Privilege – Based on 3.5 GPA, Good Attendance, No Discipline, On Track for Graduation. 

           ◦NO Commitment to a Dual Enrollment Course

           ◦If you choose Senior Privilege, then this is your ONLY Study Hall On your Schedule

 * You can mix Senior Privilege & 1 Dual Enrollment off MSD Campus Study Hall

          ◦Both of these study halls will be off MSD campus (You can leave school early every day at 1:10 p.m., but you must take at least ONE Dual Enrollment Course at BC, FAU, or UF)

Rising 11th Graders:

 *At MOST 2 Study Halls on your schedule

 *Taking a BC course at MSD DOES NOT qualify you for an off-campus study hall

 *You can have 2 Study Halls on your schedule ONLY if you take a dual enrollment course (at Broward College, FAU, or UF).

 *In order to leave campus early, for dual enrollment, you must show your counselor a copy of your college schedule.

 *How You Can Have 2 Study Halls: 

 *1 Dual Enrollment Course @ BC, FAU, or UF = 1 Study Hall on MSD Campus and 1 Study Hall off MSD Campus (This option allows you to leave school early every other day at 1:10 p.m.)

 *You can choose to only have ONE study hall on your schedule, but it will be an MSD Study Hall.

College and Career - BRACE

 

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 

****SAT School Day - On March 3, 2021, juniors have the opportunity to take the SAT at MSD. If you are a junior and planning on coming in, you must complete and submit this form by February 5th:

 

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/ SAT Updates:

All students who were enrolled at Stoneman Douglas high school on February 14, 2018 will not have to pay out-of-pocket fees associated with the College Board’s assessments, for the duration of their time in high school.  This fee exemption includes SAT test fees, SAT score send fees, SAT Question-and-Answer Service (QAS) fees, SAT Student Answer Service (SAS) fees, AP score send fees, the CSS Profile fee, and CLEP fees.  College Board employee Beth Martin will serve as a liaison between the school and the College Board to provide support for the school and students during this initiative. 

For all questions contact:  Mrs. Beth Martin  via email at:  msdstrong@collegeboard.org

Need to send your SAT Score Report to a school?

If you need to send a SAT score report to a university/college, you must contact Beth Martin at College Board – msdstrong@collegeboard.org

In the e-mail, you will need to provide the following information:

·  Name

·  Date of Birth

·  SAT Test date – all scores from a particular test date will be sent.

·  College/University you want score sent to – please include name and code.  Please click on this link to look up school codes.

Please click here to learn more about Score Choice.

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

PSAT for 10th graders is January 26th, 2021 - 10th graders are pre-registered automatically; therefore, no action is needed. Just be ready for the exam.

Another PSAT opportunity for 11th graders will be on January 26th, 2021. 11th grade students interested in taking the January 2021 PSAT MUST purchase the PSAT exam on the E-Store $18.

Please go to this link to access the MSD Testing CANVAS Pagehttps://browardschools.instructure.com/courses/1099897

 

 

Presentations

 

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