Broward County Family Resource Guide 2020-2021

The following information highlights some of the many Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) resources for families. For comprehensive information, including lists of schools, departments, programs and services, visit . BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


CAREER, TECHNICAL ADULT & COMMUNITY EDUCATION Career, Technical, Adult & Community Education (CTACE) offers course enrollment to students in grades 6-12. There are more than 100 programs, made up of nearly 400 courses, within 16 career clusters. Students who complete a sequential CTACE Program, as defined by the Florida Department of Education, have the opportunity to earn industry certifications. Earning industry certification increases job opportunities. For more information call 754-321-8400 or visit The College Academy at BC (Broward College) is a joint venture between BCPS and Broward College. Students attending the College Academy at BC are degree seeking, full-time dual-enrollment students, who will complete their last two years of high school, while earning an Associate of Arts degree from Broward College. Students receive free tuition, and textbooks. More information is available at COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS Community Connections, a collaboration between BCPS and local organizations, provides workshops, training courses and other learning opportunities for families. For more information, visit communityconnections or call 754-321-1599. EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING SUPPORT BCPS serves more than 32,000 students with disabilities and offers a free and appropriate public education, in compliance with the federally-mandated Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. A continuum of services and programs are available to meet the individual needs of students eligible for special education and related services, ages 3 through 22. This continuum of services may be provided in a variety of settings, which include general education classrooms, resource rooms, specialized day schools and hospital homebound. Eligible students are provided supports and/or services as per their Individual Education Plan (IEP) that are based COLLEGE ACADEMY

on each child’s unique needs, as related to their present levels of academic achievement and functional performance. To learn more, visit or call 754-321- 3405.

For important enrollment information and a student registration form, contact the registrar’s office at your assigned school or visit FIND YOUR CHILD’S HOME SCHOOL  To find out the schools assigned to your home address, call Demographics & Enrollment Planning at 754-321-2480 or use the online school locator at schoollocator. BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE Before and After School Child Care (BASCC) provides students with a safe, nurturing and comfortable environment where they can receive assistance with homework and participate in activities. Care is provided every day the school is open, including early release days, with a snack or dinner included. Visit or call 754-321- 3330 for more information and details on fees. Broward Advisors for Continuing Education (BRACE) works with school counselors to provide students with information regarding careers, scholarships, financial aid and the college application process. BRACE Advisors also provide information regarding technical schools, military options and direct workforce entry. They facilitate and attend open houses, college fairs, and other college and career readiness activities and events. For more information, call School Counseling and BRACE Advisement at 754-321-1675 or visit BROWARD VIRTUAL SCHOOL Broward Virtual School offers full-time enrollment to students in grades K-12 through an online educational delivery system. Home educated students in grades 6-12 may also enroll part-time. Students choose their learning location and may earn their high school diploma entirely online. For more information, call 754-321-6050 or visit BROWARD ADVISORS FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

ESOL PARENT OUTREACH The ESOL team provides information,

orientation and resources for non-English speaking families to help their child make academic progress, regardless of their level of English proficiency. Bilingual Community Liaisons are available to support newcomer families. To learn more, visit browardschools. com/esol or call 754-321-2951. FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) department provides information about ways in which families can be engaged in their children’s education, and how schools and communities can support student achievement through effective engagement. For more information, call FACE at 754-321-1599 or visit FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is where students get the majority of their grants, loans and work study funding to go to most colleges, universities and technical schools. Many funding resources are available on a first come first served basis, so students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, regardless of income. School counselors and BRACE advisors are available to assist with the FAFSA application process. For more information about FAFSA, visit FAMILY COUNSELING PROGRAM Through the Family Counseling Program, licensed clinicians provide short-term mental health therapy to students and their families. Clinicians are trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. For more information call the Family Counseling Program at 754-321-1590.

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