Thursday, December 15, 2011

USF Engineering Expo

The University of South Florida College of Engineering personally invites DUNCAN U. FLETCHER HIGH SCHOOL to the 40th annual Engineering EXPO! Located in USF’s engineering complex, this FREE exhibition seeks to educate K-12 students on the importance of engineering, science, technology, and math (STEM) in their lives. EXPO will be held on Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th of February 2012, taking place from 9am to 4pm on both days.

Last year the USF Engineering EXPO had more than 18,000 elementary, middle and high school students in attendance. Guests have the opportunity to visit interactive booths and shows put on by over 30 USF student organizations, 15 engineering and science departments, 10 research laboratories, and many local corporations. All of our exhibits are designed to be interactive - to teach students while entertaining them. This is a great opportunity for college-bound students to learn about USF Engineering and for students of all ages to gain an interest in the fields of engineering, science, technology, and math.

Each USF student organization is encouraged to fulfill Sunshine State Standard benchmarks for K-12 students during their activity. These benchmarks and corresponding activities are posted in a scavenger hunt handout at EXPO. On Saturday, Boy, Girl and Cub Scout troops will have the opportunity for their scouts to learn and earn merit badges that will be taught on site. Blue cards, badges, and belt loops will be provided and given out to those who earn them, free of charge (for the first 300).

Popular Shows at Engineering EXPO typically include:

● Physics: The Science of Everything

● X-Labs Electric Show

● IEEE: Laser Light Show

In previous years, corporate exhibitors have included TECO Energy, NASA, Honeywell, Raytheon, and Sypris Electronics. All of these corporations offer demonstrations and activities while giving students a unique opportunity to meet with local engineers.

This year’s event will be catered by Lupton’s BBQ once again. Lunch will be from 10am-2pm and the cost for a complete meal may vary from $5-$8, depending on selections. Vegetarian options will be available. More detailed information about the catering menu will be available closer to the event date on our website, along with other important updates. T-shirts, snacks, and many different souvenirs are also available for purchase throughout the day at the EXPO store.

Please visit us online at to register now and see our FAQ if you have any questions or concerns!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

College Process Session

There will be an information session on navigating the college application process hosted by "College Simplified".  This is absolutely free and they will specifically discuss college essay writing, financial aid,

preparing for the SAT and ACT.  The next session will be held at Pablo Creek Regional Library.

Place: Pablo Creek Regional Library
          13295 Beach Boulevard

Date: Saturday, December 17, 1-3 p.m.

Call  855.843.5687 to reserve your spot!

Reservations required · Refreshments will be served

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Duck brand duck tape

Visit for scholarship information from Duck brand duct tape. All you have to do is send them a picture of you wearing a duct tape dress/tux. Contest starts March 3. Full details are on their website.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

ExxonMobil Scholarships

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

Named for the first African American to walk in space, ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships are available to 2012 graduating high school seniors in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools.

Four scholarships for two males and two females --- $5,000 each --- will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students on behalf of the former NASA astronaut, physician and businessman, Dr. Bernard Harris. Deadline for submissions is April 2, 2012.

 For students to apply click this link:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bright Futures


The Bright Futures Scholarship website is now live and ready for you to apply to the scholarship.  Remember you MUST have community service hours and you MUST complete a FAFSA this year to be eligible. 

We have a cheat sheet for applying here:

Apply here:

FCAT 2.0 Study Material

There is a lot of study material here:

Let's Move Jacksonville

Let's Move Jacksonville Final

Scholarship Newsletter

The November Scholarship Newsletter is here!  NOTE: Due to security, you may not be able to see this at school but you will see it at home.

Kathy's Nov 2011 Newsletter

Monday, November 21, 2011

ACT and SAT Prep Class

ACT Test Prep Class

Dates: January 10-March 1 (8 weeks)
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m., Tuesday and/or Thursday

Teachers: Ms. Scott (English) and Ms. Murrell (Math)

Price: $95.00 check or cash for both sections or $65.00 for 1 (includes curriculum)

Registration: Beginning November 29 in main office, 4:00-7:30 p.m.
continuing Monday-Thursdays through January 5
(Offices are closed December 16-January 2)

Maximum enrollment: 20 students

SAT Test Prep Class

Dates: March 6-May 3
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m., Tuesday and/or Thursday

Teachers: Ms. Scott (English) and Ms. Murrell (Math)

Price: $95.00 (check or cash) for both sections or $65.00 for 1 (includes curriculum)

Registration: Beginning January 30 in main office, 4:00-7:30 p.m.
continuing Monday-Thursdays through March 1
Maximum enrollment: 20 students

Interested parents may contact me by email at for more information.

Friday, November 18, 2011

It's Her Business


Guidance is looking for 5 girls that are interested in attending the 7th Annual Teen Entrepreneurship Conference "It's HER Business".

Friday, March 9, 2012
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of North Florida, University Center

Cost: FREE (Breakfast, Lunch, and Materials provided)

· Must be 15-18 years of age and enrolled in a Duval County High School to attend.

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from UNF.

The It’s HER Business Teen Entrepreneurship Conference is a one-day conference for girls ages 15-18 enrolled in high school.

It is designed to encourage financial literacy and help girls learn about starting businesses and managing personal finances through interactive games and hands-on activities.

We use successful local business women as conference facilitators/mentors to share their ideas and experiences with the participants.

This event brings parents, students, school administration, and women business owners together in one forum and has so far exposed over 600 young women to a whole new world of opportunities.

The application is available via your School Counselor!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Take Stock in Children

If you are currently in 9th or 10th grade, on free/reduced lunch, and have 2.5 gpa PLEASE see Mrs. Sasan about a mentoring program that you could be eligible. 

Take Stock in Children is a wonderful organization that pairs you up with a mentor.  Your only resposibility is to attend school, keep up your grades and meet with them weekly here on campus.  Full details are on the application which you will pick up from Mrs. Sasan.

PS. While we're on the note of free/reduced lunch, if you haven't filled out an application for it PLEASE DO SO!!  You don't know if you're eligible for it until you fill out the application.  You don't HAVE to eat the lunch but it sure opens up a lot of doors for scholarship opportunities.   Applications can be picked up in Guidance or just click this:    :)

What are Counselors Doing in there!?

It's a busy time of the year in Guidance! 

Lower Division:
Mrs. Dunkley and Mrs. Sasan are currently meeting with students who made F's on their report cards. 

Upper Division:
Mrs. McWilliams and Mrs. Kirkland are meeting with all of the juniors.  Guess what they're talking about.  Credits, Bright Futures, and planning for college

Students who have made a D or F on their report card can ask their teachers about Learning Recovery.  Full details on Learning Recovery is available here:

Compass Odyssey help after school is available Monday through Thursday 1:50p-3:20p in A16.

UF and Santa Fe bound?

Cooperative Living Organization has low-cost housing for incoming UF and Santa Fe students. For more information, contact them at:
117 NW 15th St.
Gainesville, FL 32603

Food Drive!

Students- don't forget that Interact is holding a food drive that benefits BEAM.  Bright your canned food and non-perishable food items to your 7th period class. 

KFC Scholarship

The Award

The Scholarship offered by the KFC Colonel's Scholars Program provides funding for:
Tuition, Fees, Books, Room and Board!!

Awards can be up to $5,000 per year. The scholar could receive up to $20,000 over four years to help complete a bachelor's degree.


To be eligible to compete for the KFC Colonel's Scholars Scholarship, an individual must:
Graduate from high school this academic year (between 12/1/11 and 8/31/12)
Earn a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.75
Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a public, in-state college or university (start date no later than 9/30/12)
Be a US citizen or permanent resident
Demonstrate financial need

Scholars may begin their college career by entering into either a 2-or 4-year accredited in-state college/university, as long as they stay on track to complete a bachelor's degree program.

Scholarship Timeline:
Application process opens the first day of December
Application process closes the middle of February
Semifinalists are asked to provide additional documentation in March
Selected scholars are notified in May

Complete details and actual application is available here:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dignity U Wear

Calling all students who are home for the holidays! We have an excellent opportunity for you to earn volunteer hours during your holiday break. We need high school and college students during the week of December 26th - 30th to help us sort clothing. We have two 3-and-a-half hour shifts each day, one at 8:30am-12:00pm and another at 12:30pm-4:00pm. Free lunch at noon and cool raffle prizes throughout the day!

Dignity U Wear by providing brand new clothing. Your volunteer support is critical to our success. This is a great opportunity for groups of friends, youth groups, or school clubs. We hope you choose Dignity U Wear this holiday season to donate your time and earn volunteer hours.

Please call now to select your volunteer date and time soon. We are sure that we will reach capacity quickly with students who are in need of volunteer hours. For more information please call Pranoo Kumar at 904-636-9455 ext 18 or email

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

NOVA Information Meetings

NOVA Southeastern University is having information meetings for prospective new students to discuss admission requirements, accreditation, financial aid, and related issues. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011 10am
Saturday, November 19, 2011 10am
Saturday, December 3, 2011 10am

NSU Jacksonville Student Educational Center
6675 Corporate Center Parkway, Suite 115
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904.477.3114 to RSVP

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

EDU, Inc. Common Black College Application

The 2011-2012 EDU, Inc. Common Black College Application is now available for students to submit online. The EDU, Inc. Application allows students to apply to 35 HBCUs at the same time for only $35. The EDU, Inc. Application increases students educational options by allowing them to receive acceptance letters, financial aid packages and scholarship offers from several different colleges.

Please visit our website at to get more information about the EDU, Inc. Common Black College Application. Thank you for your time.

Sweater Drive

The PTSA is joining forces with WJCT and Vystar to gather sweaters for individuals in need.  Please help this cause by donating your sweaters that you no longer need.  There will be a collection bin in the main office area.  The drive will last from November 1st through November 30th.

Essay Contest

The Amity Turkish Cultural Center is having an essay contest with the theme of : One Billion Hungry in the World. What's Your Role? 

Prizes include a trip to Turkey, and gift cards.  Complete the essay and submit it directly on their website.

Monday, October 31, 2011

This week..

Report cards are being sent home on Thursday, November 3rd.  Your student will receive a copy that day as well. 

Don't forget that you can see your students grades online via the Oncourse system.  If you haven't received your username and password yet then please come to Guidance and see either of the secretaries.  You must show your photo ID to receive this information.

Please stay tuned for information on Learning Recovery....

Friday, October 28, 2011

Upcoming Parent Nights

Mark your calendar!  Guidance will be hosting parent nights in December and January here at Fletcher High in the auditorium.

December 12th 6pm - 9th and 10th Grade Parent Night
January 10th 6pm - Junior Parent Night
January 17th 6pm - Senior Parent Financial Aid Night

Hope to see you there!

PERT Study Guide

PERT (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test) assesses your mathematics, reading, and writing skills.  It is used for placement in college courses.  In high school we use PERT for placement in dual enrollment courses.  Below is a link to help you prepare for the PERT.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Southern Scholarship Foundation

Southern Scholarship FoundationAd-FlyerSouthern Scholarship Foundation SSF Application-New

Southern Scholarship Foundation

Southern Scholarship Foundation 2011-2012

Thursday, October 20, 2011

MORE Scholarships

The possibilities for you to earn scholarships just keep pouring in.  Check out this latest link that has tons of scholarships listed.  The link forces you to download a pdf file which is a document that lists the scholarships.  Good luck to everyone.

Upcoming College Visits

Juniors and Seniors:

Did you know that we have some of the colleges actually come out and talk to you?!  Check out what colleges you want to hear from here at FHS and sign up in the Guidance Office with Mrs. Alexander.

10/25/11 USF
10/26/11 Mercer & FSCJ
10/27/11 Edward Waters College
11/1/11 Fortis Institute
11/3/11 Bama @ Birmingham
11/17/11 University of Alabama
11/18/11 Florida Atlantic University

More will come just keep listening to the announcements! You must be a junior or senior to sign up for these meetings.

October 2011 FHS Scholarship Newsletter

Newsletter October 2011

The first edition of the 2011-2012 Scholarship Newsletter is out! Please click to view it and then feel free to download and print it out.

Scholarship Newsletter

The first edition of the 2011-2012 Scholarship Newsletter is out!  Please click to view it and then feel free to download and print it out.

Georgia Southern is Coming to Jax

Georgia Southern will be hosting an Open House in Jacksonville.  This is a great opportunity for students and parents to learn more about what Georgia Southern has to offer. They will be able to speak with current students, staff, alumni, and parents to learn more about academic opportunities, student services, financial aid, and on-campus housing. There will also be representatives from the academic colleges and student services departments to answer all of their questions.

Place: Cummer Museum
Date: October 20th
Time: 6:30-8:30

They are encouraging students to make a reservation by either calling 912-478-5851 or through their Eagle Info Page. They can create an Eagle Info Page here: and clicking on the "Register Here" tab.

Friday, October 7, 2011

ESOL Students Presentation


Infórmate cómo ayudar a tu hijo(a) a llegar a la universidad

Ofreceremos Información en cuanto a

 Requisitos de Graduación

 Exámenes de entrada a la universidad:


 Jacksonville Commitment (beca)

 Ayuda Financiera (Becas Federales y Estatales)

Cuándo: Jueves, octubre 13, 2011

Dónde: Englewood H.S. (media center)

4412 Barnes Rd. 32207

Hora: 6:00 p.m.

Para más información llame a la Sra. Martinez o la Sra. Palomo al (904) 390-2202.

(Presentación en Inglés y Español)

ESOL College 101 Night


What will your son/daughter need to graduate from high school:

Information regarding:

 Graduation Requirements

 College Entrance Tests- ACT, SAT, PARCC

 Jacksonville Commitment (scholarship)

 Financial Aid- Scholarships

When: Thursday, October 13, 2011

Where: Englewood H.S. (media center)

4412 Barnes Rd. 32207

Time: 6:00 p.m.

For information call Ms. Nancy Martinez or Ms. Palomo at (904) 390-2202

(Presentations in English and Spanish)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Volunteer Opportunity

Make a Difference Day

At Everbank Field

*** Volunteers Needed ***

When: Saturday, October 22, 2011

Time: 9:00 am—12:00 pm

Where: Everbank Field (foot of the Matthews Bridge)

This is the award winning event that invites volunteers to spend a Saturday morning learning how to improve the health and appearance of trees and participate in clean up of the area surrounding Everbank Field. Following a brief presentation, volunteers are divided into groups under the supervision of forestry professionals. The fun begins with hands-on instruction as we provide the care our city trees need to survive and flourish. Volunteers should bring pruning tools and work gloves. As work will be close to a highway, no one under the age of fourteen may participate. Volunteers will receive an informative pruning booklet and a special t-shirt. This is a fee free event, but registration is recommended. Call 398-5757 or email to RSVP. (check in will begin at 8:30 a.m.)

Directions: Volunteers should look for the Keep Jacksonville Beautiful and Greenscape banner at our staging area in the city lot located northeast of Everbank Field on East Duval Street. For further information contact the Greenscape office at 398-5757 or the Keep Jacksonville Beautiful office at 630-3420 (

Sponsored by:

Greenscape of Jacksonville, Inc & Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission

African American Resources

1. Wake Forest University has an opportunity for minority students to attend its MBA program for FREE, and so far, the response has been very poor. Please pass along this opportunity to your friends, families. This is a great school and a tremendous opportunity to attend a top graduate school. See the details below, the contact person is: Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing, Rm. 3139 Worrell Professional Center, Babcock Graduate School of Management – Wake Forest University_ WINSTON_SALEM N.C 27109-8738 email: or visit
phone# toll free (866) 925-3622

2. Black Male Teachers needed. Do you know any Black Males who are seniors in high school who want to go to college out of state for FREE? The CALL ME MISTER program offered by 4 historical black colleges in South Carolina, Benedict College, Chaflin University, Morris College and South Carolina State University – visit the details online application or call 1.800.640.2657

3. Harvard University is offering free tuition to families of HONOR STUDENTS and their income is less than $125,000 per year. Visit http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edc/ or call 617.495.1581.

4. Syracuse University School of Architecture is desperately seeking young women and men of color interested in pursuing a 5 yr. professional degree in Architecture. Contact: Mark Robbins, Dean School of Architecture, 201 Slocum Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-1250 (315) 443-256

Monday, September 26, 2011

Volunteer Opportunity

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011

Time: 2p-5p

Place: Jaguar Stadium

Parking: Lot J (Enter Gate 1)

Benefits: jacksonville Melanoma Foundation; Melanoma Research Foundaton which educates teh community about skin cancer

Duties: Package and distribute 50,000 stadium cups to each seat in the stadium

Contact: Dan Labyak 535-5570

Register Online: click on volunteer tab to left

Free Carrabba's appreciation lunch 10/22

Rain-out date: Sunday, October 9, 7am.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

11th and 12th Graders

Juniors and Seniors:

Now is the time to start meeting with colleges/universities.  Did you know that we have some of the colleges actually come out and talk to you?!  Check out what colleges you want to hear from here at FHS and sign up in the Guidance Office with Mrs. Alexander. 

9/19/11 Stetson
9/21/11 UNF
9/27/11 Ga. Southern
10/7/11 Berry College
10/26/11 Mercer
11/3/11 Bama @ Birmingham
11/17/11 University of Alabama
11/18/11 Florida Atlantic University

More will come just keep listening to the announcements! You must be a junior or senior to sign up for these meetings.

Updated list 09/23/11 Click here to download

Monday, September 19, 2011

National College Fair - Jacksonville

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011
Time: 9am - 1pm
Place: Prime Osborn Convention Center

Over 150 colleges will be attending this year's National College Fair here in Jacksonville!  It's free and all you have to pay for is parking ($5).

 Register online at

Take a look at these links

Seniors - looking for financial aid info?  Check out the following for scholarship and grant information:

- College financial aid office
- College foundation office
-College department of your major
-Professional associations related to your field of interest

Beware of scholarship scams!!
You should never have to pay to get a scholarship.  It really is FREE money!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Award Contest - Hispanic Heritage

Governor Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce

2011 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott today invited students in kindergarten through 12th grades to participate in the Hispanic Heritage Month art and essay contests. They also invited students, parents, teachers and principals to nominate full-time Hispanic educators in elementary, middle or high schools for the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award.

The student contests focus on the theme “Celebrating Hispanic Leaders in Business – Past, Present and Future,” and Information about the contests and Florida’s Hispanic heritage is available on Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Month website,

“Throughout our state’s history, Hispanic business leaders have helped make Florida the national leader we are,” Governor Scott said. “The cultural contributions to our state and country continue to leave a lasting legacy of strength, determination and pride.”

“The essay and art contests are a great opportunity for Florida’s children to learn about people who have made our state such a great place to live,” Mrs. Scott said. “As Florida’s students grow to become the leaders of tomorrow, it is important they learn about a variety of successful role models.”

About the Student Contests

Art Contest for Grades K-3 – The Hispanic Heritage Month art contest is open to all Florida students in grades K-3, and two winners will be selected. Please visit to download complete guidelines and entry forms.

Essay Contest for Grades 4 - 12 – The Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest is open to all Florida students in grades 4 through 12. Three winners will be selected: one elementary student (grades 4-5), one middle-school student (grades 6-8), and one high school student (grades 9-12). Winners will receive a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Please visit to download complete guidelines and entry forms.

About the Excellence in Education Award

Governor Scott’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award Contest is open to all Hispanic, full time educators in an elementary, middle or high school in Florida. Three winners will be selected: one elementary teacher (grades K-5), one middle school teacher (grades 6-8), and one high school teacher (grades 9-12). Winners will receive a check for $1,500. Forms can be found at

Contest Entries and Nominations
Student contest entries and educator nomination forms must be mailed to:

Florida’s Foundation
Attention: Hispanic Heritage Month
820 East Park Avenue, E-100
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

All entries must be postmarked by 5:00 p.m. EDT, September 23, 2011.

About Hispanic Heritage Month
Several Latin American countries celebrate the anniversaries of independence during Hispanic Heritage Month. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua celebrate independence on September 15. Mexico achieved independence on September 16, and Chile, on September 18. Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1974 when President Gerald Ford issued a Presidential Proclamation extending Hispanic Heritage Week into a month-long celebration, from September 15 through October 15.
For additional information about Hispanic Heritage, contests and other related events, please visit

Save Duval Sports Event

Save Duval Sports will be hosting a Bowl-A-Thon on 10/01/2011. Please view the flyer and support the cause.

Bowl-a-thon Flyer

The Carbux Car Wash at the Wl-mart Shopping Center on Hodges and Beach will also wash your car and donate $4 to Save DCPS Sports!  Just use the code 2225

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dual Enrollment

All students enrolled in dual enrollment classes must have a signed application and test scores submitted to Ms. Longino in guidance by 9/9/11!

SAT Prep Class After School

SAT Preparation Class Registration

 Monday Aug. 22 - Thursday Sept.8
4:00 - 7:30 pm in the main office
Register early! Class is limited to 20 students!
$60.00 for one section or $90 for both, including workbook.
Classes begin Tuesday, September 13th.
Verbal section on Tuesdays, and Math on Thursdays,
from 3:00 - 4:30 pm for 6 weeks.


Don't forget that we have a Twitter! Follow us to get quick updates.

Open house!

Mark your calendar for Open House at Fletcher High.

D.U. Fletcher High School
Monday, September 12, 2011
6:30 PM

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Free and Reduced Lunch Forms!

Duval County Public Schools has activated a Free and Reduced Meal application link on DCPS’ Food Service webpage. Parents or guardians can visit this page to fill out and submit the application.
Prior to submitting, there will be a print option at the bottom of the page to print the entire application for personal records. Once submitted there will be a confirmation page that can also be printed.

To fill out the form, visit

Why fill it out?! You can open doors for your student to receive scholarships!! You won't know if you will qualify unless you fill it out.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bright Futures Scholarship CHANGES

There have been some major changes to the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.  Please download the form below to get the most current Bright Futures eligibility information.  You'll notice that the Florida Academic Scholarship that used to require 75 hours of community service will now require 100 hours.  The Florida Medallion Scholarhip did not require any hours of community service but will now require 75 hours.  SAT and ACT scores will also begin to increase depending on your student's graduation year.

Bright Futures Eligibility Chart:

Bright Futures Website:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Community Service Resource

If you're looking for a major listing of community service available around Jacksonville please visit:

It's a free website that you will create an account on and peruse their hundreds of community service opportunities. 

Make sure to take your Community Service Log with you when you do any hours!

Young Males Summit

The summit is a week long event sponsored by the Healthy Jacksonville Men’s Health Coalition.

The Summit features a Young Males Summit on June 17, 4-7:30pm at the FSCJ Downtown Campus’ Advanced Technology Center.


Friday June 17, 4:00-7:30pm

• 4:00-5:00 p.m.: Welcome & presentation

• 5:00 – 6:00 Workshops

Kids Together Against Cancer

Do you have a parent with cancer or know someone who does? KTAC is the first program in our area to offer support to children and their families during a parent's cancer journey. Under the auspices of St. Vincent's Health Care and through a generous gift from the Rice Family Foundation, we have developed a five week program to help parents provide their children with the coping skills they need during this difficult time.

Visit for more info.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Achieving the Dream Scholarship

Achieving the Dream Scholarship program which the Mayor’s Hispanic Council and the Hispanic Chamber sponsor. They will be awarding $5,000 in scholarships this fall and the deadline to register is 7/1/11.

MHAAB Mission:

To provide a means by which the City may obtain information, guidance, and ongoing comprehensive studies relating to its citizens of Hispanic descent, in order to effectively recognize the concerns and desires of Hispanic citizens.

Basis for Selection:
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, based solely on the content of the application. Applications will be evaluated and selections made by a panel of judges consisting of FCHCC and MHAAB members. Applicants' scores will be based upon the following criteria:

Academic Transcripts and Grades................ 30%

Honors and Awards................................... 10%

Extracurricular Activities............................ 20%

Essay...................................................... 30%

Financial Need.......................................... 10%

Scholarship Requirements:
The FCHCC and MHAAB have established scholarships in the amount of up to $2,000 to be awarded to Hispanic students that meet the following criteria:

The applicant must be currently accepted to and planning to attend a two- or four-year university during the 2011-2012 fall term, or currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited institution and has a cumulative GPA average of 3.0 or better.

The applicant must be at most a third-generation Hispanic, a Permanent Resident Alien or U.S. citizen with established residency in the Florida First Coast region: Duval, St. Johns, Baker, Clay, or Nassau counties for at least three (3) years prior to the awarding date of the scholarship.

Applicants Must Submit:
*Completed Application
*Official transcript
*Proof of acceptance or enrollment in a two- or four-year university or graduate school
*Essay (400-450 words) explaining why you need or deserve to receive this scholarship Two professional letters of recommendation Resume (if application is for graduate school).

The stipend will be used to pay for tuition and/or books and will be in addition to and not to conflict with any other scholarships or grants the student may be entitled to.

Deadline for Submission:
Applications must be submitted online no later than July 1, 2011. Selections will be made by the Scholarship selection committee. Recipents will be informed in the Fall.

Frequently-Asked Questions:

Can I hand deliver my application to one of the BOD members?
Your application must be submitted online and only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Do I need to submit my application via Certified mail?
There's no need to send your application either Certified or Registered mail.

Would I be notified if I have been selected?
Yes, only selected recipients will be notified by phone. Communications will happen in the late summer. Keep checking our website for the list of selected Achieving the Dream recipients. The names of the selected recipients will be published on our website and in our Fall eNewsletter issue.
What is the deadline to submit an application?
July 1, 2011.

What is the website address where I should submit my application?
Applicants will submit applications to this web address:
Apply by clicking here:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Center for Student Opportunity College Center Scholarship

Center for Student Opportunity College Center is offering a $2,000 four-year renewable scholarship to first-generation college students graduating in the high school class of 2011 (entering the college class of 2015). 

The CSO College Center aims to promote college and access and opportunity to historically underserved, first-generation student populations. 

Qualifying students are:
•     currently high school (or home-schooled)
•    seniors attending in the United States
•    involved in extracurricular and leadership programs in school or in the community
•    seeking financial aid for college

To qualify, the student’s parents must not have earned a four-year college degree. The student must also be attending a CSO partner college or university. A complete list of CSO College Partners can be viewed here:
The application can be found at
and the deadline to apply is May 27, 2011.

Als Formalwear Scholarship

 Two (2) $1000 College Scholarships will be awarded. They shall be made payable to the accredited college, university or other institution of higher learning as designated by the winners, in care of the individual winner, and are intended for use during the 2011/2012 school year. The scholarships are not assignable or transferable and there shall be no changes or substitutions.

How To Apply:
To Apply –

May 31, 2011

Senior Brochure with Activities

Seniors! Here's your copy of the brochure for your senior activities in case you lose your hard copy. It's full of all of the basic information you need for all of the end of the year activities.

Senior Activities Brochure

Summer Jobs and Tips!

Naval Station Mayport is hiring civilian teens for summer employment.

Navy Region Southeast will be recruiting High School and College students for PAID summer positions. Resumes will be accepted through starting May 2nd, 2011 through May 13, 2011 (first cutoff date is May 7, 2011).

To qualify, applicant MUST be a US Citizen, in High School or College.Students with no work experience are encouraged to apply. Please direct students to the website- as all applications must be submitted online.

How to apply: Click this for the directions

The employment details are here: click this for details

Need to work on your resume? Click this for a sample resume.

Camp Broadway

FSCJ will be hosting a theatrical camp for students ages 9-17 during June 13-17.

Place: Wilson Center for the Arts
Cost: $550
Contact: Katherine McManus 632-3015

Full details here: Camp Broadway Flyer

DCPS Scholarship Web page!

Check out :

It's a page dedicated to scholarships located in the scholarship book that seniors receive at the beginning of the year. There you will find local, state, and national scholarships.

Juniors- a lot of these scholarships are offered every year so it'd be a good idea to start looking at some of the requirements and dates so that you can plan on applying for them during YOUR senior year in 2012-2013.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Project SOS Leadership Internship

Project SOS is holding it's first Leadership Internship, June 13th, 2011 - June 30th, 2011, at UNF, and it's absolutely free to the students selected. They are looking for 20 students who are great mentors, and role models for their peers.
The first week of camp will be centered on getting our attendees creative juices flowing. The attendees will be challenged to create a short skit that best exemplifies the positive message Project SOS endeavors to pour into middle and high schoolers on the first coast.

The second week will be spent in revamping the current Project SOS classroom and mentoring club presentation. The students will do research on the latest statistics involving bullying, drugs, alcohol, teen sex, suicide, self-abuse and violence. They will give our classroom instructors ideas on how to make our program even more relevant to middle and high school students.

The third week will be spent preparing for a youth rally that will take place at Murray Hill Theater the evening of June 30th. This rally will spread our positive message to over 500 kids in a full-filled exciting atmosphere.

Beaches Educational Scholarship!

Seniors! You're almost at the finish line so keep racking up those scholarships! Here's another opportunity from the Beaches Educational Foundation.

Click to download application and full details

Friday, March 18, 2011

College Week Life - FSU

College Week Live - live chat with FSU peeps!
Florida State University welcomes you and your students to participate in a virtual college fair hosted by CollegeWeekLive on March 23 and 24. Admissions representatives and current students will be available to answer questions from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (EST) each day. Please encourage your students to register at and attend this free event.

If your students are unable to attend CollegeWeekLive or just want to visit more with FSU, several upcoming online chat sessions on our chat homepage. During these events, current FSU students will share their personal experiences about academics and student life.

We look forward to chatting with you and your students soon!

Florida State University
Office of Admissions
282 Champions Way
PO Box 3062400
Tallahassee FL 32306-2400

Phone: 850.644.6200
Fax: 850.644.0197

Summer Youth Aerospace Program

There will be an Aerospace Adventures 2011 Summer Youth Program held June 20-25 at Cecil Field Airport. The summary of activities along with details of costs can be viewed at the links below.

Download flyer here!

Download registration form here!

Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is an organization dedicated to aiding in the education of talented youth. Each year, they award five $2000 college scholarships; one Leadership Scholarship and four Academic Scholarships.

Essay required, letters of recommendation required, must be African American

Details here: Click to download flyer

Monday, March 14, 2011

FSCJ Theatre Talent Grant

FSCJ Theatre Talent Grant
AUDITIONS and INTERVIEWS for the 2011-2012 school year Thursday, May 5th, 2011 @ 4:00pm Wilson Center for the Arts FSCJ South Campus 11901 Beach Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32246

Requirements for Performance scholarship:

* Most recent transcript
* Most recent SAT or ACT scores
* Current recommendation letter
* One monologue between 1 and 2 minutes

Requirements for Technical scholarship:

* Most recent transcript
* Most recent SAT or ACT scores
* Current recommendation letter
* Informal portfolio/resume presentation

For more information on performance contact Ken McCulough @ 646-2042 or For more information on technical contact Johnny Pettegrew @646-2421 or

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholar...

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships: $5000
Labels African American, Hispanic, Scholarships
Four scholarships for two males and two females -- $5,000 each -- will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students on behalf of the former NASA astronaut, physician and businessman, Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African American to walk in space.

Here's the link to the program:

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships deadline is April 1.

Family Medicine Scholarship

Considering a career in Family Medicine? SCHOLARSHIP!
Open only to high school seniors who are considering a career in Family Medicine. This application must include a written letter by the applicant stating why he/she wants to be a Family Physician, a letter of recommendation from his/her high school counselor, a copy of high school transcript and a nomination from a Family Physician who is a member of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians.

How To Apply:
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March 22, 2011

Summer Driver Education Course


Summer Driver Education registration will be

Tuesday, April 12th beginning at 6:30 p.m. sharp

in A, B, and D halls of the academic building at Fletcher High School. (The applicable hall will be posted at registration).

The class is open to high school students only.

There will be 3 classes with a maximum of 25 openings per class. Registration is limited to the student and his/her parent or legal guardian.

For more information click here!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DCPS Scholarship Book - updated


Please visit the link below to see the updated Scholarship Book. You should've received one at the beginning of the school year when you met with your senior counselor. There have been some updates (more scholarships...more $$$). Check it out and apply!

Lifeguard Training Course

Lifeguard certification course being held at Mayport Naval Base. Must be at least 15 years old. Full details are at the link below.

Prequal days: March 26 and March 27.

Click and download flyer with details

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Real$ense Prosperty Campaign and College Goal Sunday

Real$ense Prosperity Campaign will continue to support College Goal Sunday 2011 by offering additional sessions for parents to file their 2010 taxes in advance of the College Goal Sunday February 20th event. These opportunities are: 

Wednesday, Feb. 2th: Florida State College at Jacksonville Betty P. Cook Center from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the David Yulee Room.

Wednesday, Feb. 9th: Florida State College at Jacksonville Kent Campus in room F-128. Hours of operation are being confirmed at this time.

Thursday, Feb. 10th: Florida State College at Jacksonville Downtown Campus from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the lobby of the A Building.

Families are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to accomplish a key step in the financial aid application process. Remember, some families may qualify for free tax filing. Please help ensure our college-going high school seniors and families are aware of the valuable service the Real$ense Prosperity Campaign is providing to the community and our College Goal Sunday effort. Questions specific to tax filing services may be directed to Real$ense at

Volunteer Opportunity

Diabetes Walk

Date: April 9, 2011
Time: Volunteers typically begin arriving at 5am - 8am. Finish up by 10:30-11:30am
Location: Jacksonville Fairgrounds
Theme: Reach for teh Stars

Volunteer Chair Contact: Carrie Anderson 904-687-7887

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

SAT Prep at Main Library

The Jacksonville Public Library’s Main Branch, in partnership with Sylvan Learning, will present, “Acing the SAT,” a free session offering tips and tricks for test taking and writing the essay, and strategies for improving scores.

Registration is required.  Choose one of their dates (January 15, March 5, or April 2)  and call the Main Library's Teen Department at
630-0673 to register.  The class is from 11am-1pm.

The Main Libary is located in downtown Jacksonville at 303 N Laura St

FSU Service Scholar Program

This is a reminder that applications for the FSU Service Scholar Program must be submitted and supplemental materials postmarked by January 14, 2011. More information about the program and the application can be found through our website

Florida State University is pleased to present the application for the Service Scholar Program for the 2011- 2012 academic year. The Service Scholar Program recognizes select incoming students with an outstanding record of community service and leadership, and who want to continue that commitment at FSU. The Program benefits include a scholarship valued at $2,400 per year for up to four years, exposure to a diverse group of individuals and social issues, and numerous leadership opportunities.

An important part of continuing the success of this extraordinary Program is recruiting excellent incoming students. Therefore, the Center for Leadership and Civic Education is making tremendous efforts to promote this opportunity to all incoming FSU freshmen or interested high school juniors and seniors, but we need your help! Please forward this email to any organizations, schools, or students you know that might be interested.

For more information about the benefits, requirements, and application process please visit the Center for Leadership and Civic Education online at Applications can be accessed as a PDF from that website or online at Completed applications must be submitted or postmarked by January 14, 2011 to be considered for this unique program.

Underclassmen Night - In case you missed it!

Last night, 1/10/11, Guidance hosted an Underclassmen Night geared towards 9th and 10th grader parents. If you missed the presentation or just wanted to download a copy of the PowerPoint click on the link below!  Any of the fancy forms (like the Community Service Log) that we talked about are on the blog as well as in the Guidance Office.

Safe Driving for Teens!

Learn how to help your teen beat the statistics and be a safe driver by attending the “Safe Driving for Teens” presentation given by William Miller of Allstate. The event will be held on Thursday, January 13th at 7p.m. in room B-2 (the courtroom) of Fletcher High. Students in attendance will be entered into a drawing for a Gate Station gift card. For more info contact Bridget Starr at 233-3816 or

Monday, January 3, 2011

FAMU Scholarship Fair

Florida A&M University will be hosting a Scholarship Fair where scholarships will be awarded!

Eligible students will receive personal invitations from FAMU.

Prospective students who qualify are also welcome!

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2011

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Andrew Jackson High School (3816 Main Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206, 904-630-6950)

Please contact the Office of Recruitment for additional information:

(850) 599-3512 or visit

USF Engineering Expo

The University of South Florida College of Engineering personally invites you to the 39th annual Engineering EXPO! Located in USF's engineering complex, this free exhibition seeks to educate K-12 students on the importance of engineering, science, technology, and math in their lives. EXPO is held on the 18th and 19th of February 2011, taking place from 9am to 4pm on both days.

Last year the USF Engineering EXPO had more than 6,000 elementary, middle and high school students in attendance. Guests have the opportunity to visit interactive booths and shows put on by over 30 USF student organizations, 10 research laboratories, 15 engineering and science departments, and many local corporations.

All of our exhibits are designed to be interactive - to teach students while entertaining them. This is a great opportunity for college-bound students to learn about USF Engineering and for students of all ages to gain an interest in the fields of engineering, science, technology, and math.

Popular shows at Engineering EXPO typically include:

• Physics: The Science of Everything

• Chemistry Magic Show

• Laser Light Show

In previous years, corporations that have provided exhibits include TECO Energy, NASA, Honeywell, Raytheon, and Sypris Electronics. All of these corporations offer demonstrations and activities while giving students a unique opportunity to meet with local engineers.

This year BBQ by Lupton's will be catering the event. Lunch runs from 10am to 2pm and the costs for a complete meal will be $5-$8 depending on selections. Vegetarian options will be available. More detailed information about the catering menu will be available closer to the event date on our website, as well as other important updates. T-shirts, snacks, and souvenirs are also available for purchase throughout the day.

Register now to attend the 2011 USF Engineering EXPO by visiting them online at

PSAT Results are in!

Counselors will be distributing PSAT results this week.  9th and 10th graders will receive them via English classes.  11th graders who took the exam will be called up to guidance to receive their scores.  All students who took the PSAT will hear a presentation on how to interpret and understand their scores.  Parents, please ask your students to share their PSAT booklets and answer documents with you.

Click here: for detailed information on how to understand the PSAT scores!