All Things Virtual

This post details everything you need to know about Brevard Virtual School. We will discuss how to register for courses, and how to know which courses to take. This post is for CBHS students who will take some classes through BVS; this is not for full-time BVS students. Registering If a student has not previously … Continue reading All Things Virtual

Dual Enrollment at EFSC

This post is all about Dual Enrollment at Eastern Florida State College. We will touch on what Dual Enrollment is, initial eligibility, and some updates in this COVID-19 time. What is Dual Enrollment? Dual Enrollment is a course of study for dedicated high school students. Students can earn both high school and college credit at … Continue reading Dual Enrollment at EFSC

Weeks 15&16: 11/18-11/26

7th-9th grade assembly and NJHS field trip to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital! Assembly During week 15, we held an assembly for all students grades 7-9. 8th grade students who attended the leadership conference introduced the guest speaker, Danny, who is a mental health counselor with Peace Club. Danny spoke about vaping, mental health issues, and … Continue reading Weeks 15&16: 11/18-11/26

Week 14: 11/12-11/15

All about attendance! Did you know attendance is a better prediction of graduation than test scores? Missing school drastically affects academic success. This post will cover the importance of attendance and resources that help increase attendance. This week the guidance staff met with our Attendance/Truancy Resource Teacher, Ms. Nelida Lopez-Martinez. She gave us many amazing … Continue reading Week 14: 11/12-11/15

Week 13: 11/4-11/8

Jostens senior meeting, Veteran’s Day Ceremony, Classroom presentations, Middle School Dance, and Dual Enrollment reminders. Jostens Senior Meeting It is hard to believe that we are already talking all things graduation for current seniors, but it will be here before you know! This week Jostens spoke to all of the seniors about cap and gowns, … Continue reading Week 13: 11/4-11/8

Weeks 11&12: 10/21-11/1

Financial Aid Night, Parent Teacher Conferences and grades, classroom presentations: college application deadlines & state university requirements, and middle school PE waivers. We have been quite busy in the guidance department the last two weeks. Financial Aid Night We were very fortunate to have a financial aid advisor from FIT speak on all things financial … Continue reading Weeks 11&12: 10/21-11/1

Week 10: 10/15-10/18

Letters of recommendation, classroom presentations, and homecoming week! Letters of Recommendation Some colleges require a counselor recommendation as part of the application process. If a student needs one, please complete a “Brag Sheet” found in my (Ms. Carr’s) office. The Brag Sheet includes information about community service, extracurricular activities, and more. This helps us to … Continue reading Week 10: 10/15-10/18

Week 9: 10/7-10/11

Interim grades, band/chorus/orchestra concert, and upcoming events! Interim Grades This week interim grades were posted. We do not send report cards for interim grades, so please check Focus for grade information. Check Week 7’s post for helpful links to navigate Focus. If a student is struggling in a class, the first contact should be the … Continue reading Week 9: 10/7-10/11

Week 8: 9/30-10/4

A field trip to Eastern Florida State College, and a reminder about FAFSA! Field Trip On Thursday I went with 18 seniors to Eastern Florida State College’s annual College for a Day event. Seniors from all high schools in the county joined us. When we arrived there were several tables setup where the students got … Continue reading Week 8: 9/30-10/4

Week 7: 9/23-9/27

This post will be all about our first ever Counselor Connect Expo. We hosted the event on Thursday, 9/26 from 6pm-8pm. We estimate about 150 parents and students attended. We had 8 different speakers present on a variety of topics. Overall it was a success! Guidance will host another similar event in January. Auditorium The … Continue reading Week 7: 9/23-9/27