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. Farrand - BRACE College & Career Advisor 

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. 

Broward College

Broward College's Spring 2021 forms must be completed and submitted by

Thursday, October 1st. 

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 - Signing Up Steps - Detailed Version

*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

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" by Thursday, October 1st. 

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

Graduation Requirements

Service Hours

Service Hours

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

ACT/ SAT- CollegeBoard

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

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 

College and Career - BRACE

You can access the MSD College and Career BRACE Canvas page via this link- MSD College and Career BRACE

My name is Mrs. Ana Farrand.  I am fortunate to work with great students who want to make plans and set goals for their future.  I look forward to assisting you with your questions regarding all post-secondary options.  

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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, assistance with college admission, college application, college process and  financial aid. 

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

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