Franklin Academy

BUILDING BETTER PEOPLE, EVERY DAY

Enroll Return to Main
Franklin Academy

BUILDING BETTER PEOPLE, EVERY DAY

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

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.


SCHOOL COUNSELOR

  • Mrs. Christine Englert, Director of Guidance englert.christine@franklin-academy.org

  • BRACE Advisor/Dual Enrollment Coordinator

  • Ms. Ivy Velasquez velasquez.ivy@franklin-academy.org

  • FREE SAT/ACT TUTORING BROWARD COUNTY

  • Great news! The next Broward County Library Free SAT/ACT Online Workshop begins November 12.

    Prepares for both the December 5th SAT and the December 12th ACT!

  • This intensive program is comparable to that of an expensive SAT or ACT test-prep course. Online class sessions, which include practice tests and intensive test-taking strategies, focus on four components per subject: fundamentals, technique, recognition/reaction, and timing manipulation. Click here to register!

  • 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

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

Spring Dual Enrollment

COLLEGE & CAREER CORNER

Virtual Webinar Series offered every Wednesday from 6-7PM. Receive information, resources and action steps to prepare for success in life after high school.

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION


COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS

PSAT/NMSQT for 11th grade students will be administered on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

PSAT 10 for 10th grade students is TBD.

PSAT Practice Tests


Most colleges use both SAT and ACT test results to help determine admission eligibility. Both tests are widely accepted. We recommend students take both tests in order to determine which test is better for them.​


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

Online Classes through Florida Virtual School


Please consult with your counselor for more information.