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Pembroke Pines (K-12) Campus - Guidance Counselor (9-12)

***Governing Board Meeting***

The Franklin Academy Foundation Board of Directors will meet on 9/30/2021 at 6:00 pm

Franklin Academy – Pembroke Pines (K-8) Campus

Welcome to Franklin Academy’s High School Guidance Department. Our counselors are here to assist students in the areas of academic, personal/social and career development. We are committed to helping each student reach his/her personal goals.


DIRECTOR OF GUIDANCE

SAT ACT Free Workshops -TBD

  • CALCULATING HIGH SCHOOL SEMESTER AND EOC GRADES

  • Calculating Semester Grades:

    Courses are broken down into parts called semesters. Semester grades determine whether the course is passed and .5 credit is earned. Each semester grade is made up of three (3) grades: two quarter grades and the exam grade.

  • 2 Out of 3 is a Must!
  • To receive a passing grade for the semester, the student must earn a passing grade in a) both quarter grading periods, or b) one quarter grading period and the semester examination.
  • These three grades are combined as follows to calculate the final semester grade:

    Semester 2: Q3 = 37.5% of semester grade Q4 = 37.5% of semester grade E2 (semester exam) = 25% of semester grade.

    Semester 1: Q1 = 37.5% of semester grade Q2 = 37.5% of semester grade E1 (semester exam) = 25% of semester grade.

  • Calculating EOC Final Grades:

    EOC classes are full year courses that are calculated for one final grade and earn 1.0 credits. These courses include Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, and US History. These courses are calculated with the following percentages:

    Q1 = 15% Q2 = 15% Midterm = 10% Q3 = 15% Q4 = 15% EOC = 30% (End of Course exam)

    The Broward County Grade Calculation tool can be found at https://www.bee-man.us/school/broward_grades.php

  • BROWARD VIRTUAL COUNSELOR

  • Students can access their academic information by logging into their Broward Virtual Counselor account. Academic information includes cumulative GPA, test scores, academic history, graduation information, and community service hours. Students may email their school counselor to receive their 06 Broward County student number and password.
  • http://bcps.browardschools.com/VirtualCounselor/

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Parenting Positively During a Pandemic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKTGIULo-h0&feature=youtu.be

The Children's Services Council offers resources for parents through the Broward County Parent Resource Guide. Information regarding education, basic needs, family support, health and mental care, financial assistance, disability services, employment and abuse can be found by accessing the link below.

https://cld.bz/2Hk8oT/8/

DUAL ENROLLMENT

Testing for the Spring 2022 Term is now available. Please see Spring 2022 Dual Enrollment document below.

SPRING 2021 Dual Enrollment

COLLEGE & CAREER CORNER

Link to September 14

September 15 - Not applicable to FA students

Link to September 22

Link to September 28

Link to September 29

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

Best Colleges and Schools in the U.S.

University Headquarters Resource for Majors

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS

Most colleges use both SAT and ACT test results to help determine admission eligibility. Both tests are widely accepted. Students will be asked for our school code when registering: 100023


COLLEGE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND SCHOLARSHIP

FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP

Bright Futures Scholarship

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Eligibility Chart

FFAA Application Step by Step Reference Guide

FFAA Student Handbood/Application Essentials


STUDENT COMMUNITY SERVICE

PLANNING FOR GRADUATION

Graduation Requirements

College Planning for 9th and 10th Graders

College Planning for 11th Graders

College Planning for 12th Graders

Please consult with your counselor for more information.