Guidance Department Staff
- Need to make up a credit in Summer School? Please see your counselor to discuss the courses needed and obtain the application necessary to register. Registration begins soon, click here for details.
- Practice for EOC exams: Visit www.flvs.net/eoc for review session, practice tests and resources.
- Seniors who are working on classes online, at night school or in the EdMentum program will need to complete their courses before the end of senior exam week in order to graduate in June.
- The Florida Department of Education recently introduced a Scholar Diploma Designation for which you may qualify upon graduation. Two of the requirements are passing the Biology EOC and American History EOC which many of our high-level seniors did not have to take. If you meet all of the other requirements and are interested in earning the Scholar Designation, you will need to get the form into Mr. Weber by Friday, November 8th in order to take the Biology or American History EOC's in December. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Weber in Main Guidance
- If you need to make up credits to graduate on time, please see your counselor ASAP!
New Graduation Requirements:
New graduation information is available for your review, please find the information and videos on the District’s website: Click Here to go to the site.
To set up an appointment for registration
please call (754)322-1400. If you were previously enrolled in a
Broward County Public School you may not need to provide all of the documents
listed below. Please let the Monarch High staff know when you set
up your appointment.
piece of evidence needs to be submitted from this list:
- Current telephone or electric bill in the name
of the parent/guardian enrolling the child.
- Rent receipt with name of lessor and contact
- Lease agreement with name of lessor and contact
- Mortgage commitment.
- Home purchase contract including specified closing
date, with copy of deed to be provided within 60 days of closing date. Note:Closing date should be before the last day of the current semester.
piece of evidence needs to be submitted from this list:
- Automobile insurance.
- Current Florida Drive License/Florida Identification
- Cellular telephone bill.
- Credit card statement.
- Bank account statement.
- United States Postal Service confirmation of
address change request or evidence of correspondence delivered through
U.S. Postal Service.
- Declaration of Domicile from the County Records
- A Florida Certificate of Immunization. The Blue 680 Health Form is needed.
- Physical Exam. If your child is entering
a Florida Public School for the first time, you must have documentation
- medical examination performed within one year
prior to the day of registration by a doctor within the United States.
- Transcripts of grades or report card from previous
school showing proof of promotion. Students enrolling in exceptional
education (ESE) classes, including gifted, must present copies of the
most recent Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and psycho educational
- Date of Birth Verification (birth certificate,
passport, or school transcript).
- Social Security Card (if available).
questions may be directed to the Guidance department at Monarch High School
at (754)322-1400 or www.browardschools.com.
If you are a new to Monarch High School, click on the link above to obtain information you need.
Graduation Requirements By Year
SBBC POLICY 6000.1: STUDENT PROGRESSION PLAN
Calculating your Term Grade
SBBC POLICY 6000.1: STUDENT PROGRESSION PLAN
The weight of each quarter grade is 37.50% of the final semester grade.
The weight of the midterm or final examination is 25% of the final semester grade.
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 exam.
Semester Grade Calculations See how your exam grade can affect your semester grade
Online, Night School, GED Online & Home Education
- To sign up for a class online, visit www.flvs.net. See your counselor to discuss the correct courses, segments needed and placement options.
- If you wish to attend night school, you will need to meet with you counselor to obtain the necessary forms.
- Your counselor will need to meet with you to discuss what courses to sign up for.
- Online full time education: www.flvsft.com for more information.
- GED Online
- Home Education Information
Advisors for Continuing Education
Come by the Main Guidance office for assistance with all your post secondary plans and to make an appointment with Ms. Siadman. You may also email her at email@example.com.
and Financial Aid Information
College Financial Aid
Got Mail? Many organizations are targeting you for a piece of the money pie! Please remember to Beware of Scams! "FAFSA.com" is targeting many students now. Applying for Financial Aid for college is a good thing and we do want all college bound seniors to apply online after January 1st. However it's important to know, when the time comes, go to the official website to apply for financial aid. It's available for FREE at: www.FAFSA.ed.gov. What sometimes happens...students will google FAFSA because they know they need to do it and the first thing that comes up on the search engine is the .com company... with a hefty fee.
Free Scholarship databases and search engines
Scholarship Resource List
(For an updated list and other resources, see Ms. Siadman in the Main Guidance Office)
Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation
- Many colleges do not require or take into consideration a letter of recommendation, however, if your college does require a letter of recommendation from your counselor, kindly give us two weeks to prepare your letter and provide us a 'Getting to Know' form (also available in room 264). Please also provide the address and contact person of the College, University or Scholarship program you are applying for. Teacher recommendations would also require a two week advance notice.
- Transcripts are requested in the main Guidance office. There is a fee charged for transcripts ($1 electronic/$2 hardcopy).
and Career Information
- FLVC.org Information and applications for college, career planning, choosing a major.
- Remember, if you receive free or reduced lunch, you may be eligible for a fee waiver for your application fees. See the BRACE Advisor in the Main Guidance office for more information.
- Monarch High School Profile 2013-2014
Technical Schools in Broward County
Area State Colleges and Universities
College Information and searches
- www.ncaaclearinghouse.net NCAA Clearinghouse Application for Athletes -to be completed in June of your Junior year
- www.collegboard.com College statistics
- www.Flchoices.org The Florida Department of Education's career information web site that provides career and educational exploration and information.
- www.fldoe.org Florida Department of Education.
- www.nelnet.net/collegeplanning FREE personalized college planning and financial assistance.
- Next Step Magazine is a great resource for information about colleges, careers, scholarships, and post-secondary options www.nextstepu.com
- EdRef.com presents factual information on 7,500 US colleges and universities, including minority, athletic, and religious search options. We also provide our very flexible EdRef Navigator College Search Tool allowing individuals to "fine tune" their search based on criteria such as campus setting, degree programs offered, religious affiliation, and number of students.
- www.cyberguidance.net Portal to many career, college and academic resources from a Duval County magnet school (excellent and open to the public)
- Matchcollege.com is a free college search and information site, providing information on admissions, financial aid, tuition and more on over 6,000 colleges and universities nation-wide.
SAT & ACT
- SAT Information and Test Registration www.sat.collegeboard.com (paper applications available in Guidance)
- ACT Information and Test Registration www.actstudent.org (paper applications also available in Guidance)
- Remember, if you receive free or reduced lunch, you are eligible for a fee waiver. See the BRACE Advisor in the Main Guidance office before the registration deadline.
- New changes for ACT and SAT admissions: you MUST bring a valid photo ID and your ticket to be admitted on test day. You will no longer be admitted to the test center without a valid ID even if the staff knows who you are. Also, plan ahead, you will no longer be able to register as a standby on test day. See the SAT/ACT section below for information and links to the sites for more details.
- New, Redesigned SAT
The College Board announced a significant overhaul of the SAT college admission test. These changes will affect current high school freshmen who plan to take the test as juniors in two years. The following link compares the current SAT to the redesigned SAT. Sample questions and test examples for the new test have not yet been released.
Below are a few sites that can help you prepare for your tests. Some are free and others will charge a fee. You can also go to the library or bookstore to get the SAT and ACT prep books.
- www.fcatexplorer.comTo sign in, the use your last name and the first initial of your first name (ex: lastf), the password is 06 followed by the first four letters of your last name, then followed by your two digit month of birth, then your two digit day of birth (ex: 06lastMMDD).
- Students have the opportunity to use concordant scores on alternative assessments (SAT and ACT) to meet the graduation requirement in lieu of earning a passing score on the Grade 10 FCAT.Scores have been updated for the students in the class of 2011 through the class of 2013: ACT Reading: 18 ACT Math: 15, SAT Reading: 420 SAT Math: 340. Concordant scores for students entering grade 9 in 2010-11, who are scheduled to graduate in 2014: Reading: 19 ACT Math: 15, SAT Reading: 430 SAT Math: 340.
-Free online homework help www.broward.org/library
- Mu Alpha Theta students offer free peer tutoring for Math on Mondays & Wednesdays from 2:45 t0 3:45 in room 253.
- National Honor Society students offer free peer tutoring for Science on Tuesdays in room 365 and Math on Thursdays in room 518.
- www.khanacademy.org. Learn almost anything for free. This website has a library of thousands of videos covering many subjects that you can learn at your own pace.
- www.patrickjmt.com Free & useful math videos
Free Counseling services available to all broward county students and their families.
Dr. Renae Lapin 754-322-1462 Office at Monarch HS
All volunteer service requirement information and forms are available in the Main Guidance Office.
Voluntees Service Coordinators:
- Yenny Hak (firstname.lastname@example.org) for students A-G
- Rhea Cardinale (email@example.com) for students H-O
- Joanne Ulrich (firstname.lastname@example.org) for students P-Z
Monarch Knights may begin to acquire service hours in the summer following
their graduation from 8th grade.
- For further information, go to the School Board's website and click on "School Info" the third item in the right hand column entitled "Service Learning-High School" contains the program guidelines, the Application and Approval Form and Log sheet.
ideas on places that may require student assistance, check out the website www.volunteerbroward.org and click on Student Volunteer Guide. There are nearly 200 nonprofit
agencies listed as needing students to perform volunteer service.
don’t need to stop at 40 hours! Remember that you need 100 hours
to qualify for the Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholars Award. In
addition, students can earn Silver Cord honors recognition at graduation
with 250 volunteer service hours.
hours must be pre approved prior to performing the volunteer service. You may download the approval form or pick one up in the main Guidance office. Fill out
parts A, B, & C and submit to Guidance. If your project is approved,
you will be given a log sheet to be signed by the appropriate person
in charge at your volunteer site.
- Seniors must turn in documentation of completing 40 hours of community service by May 15, 2014. The 40 hours of community service IS a graduation requirement.
- The deadline to turn in documentation of 250 Community Service hours for Silver cord recognition is April 15, 2014. Silver cords are special ordered each year therefore exceptions CANNOT be made.
Below are some local opportunities:
- Check the Main Guidance Office for new Volunteer Service opportunities.
- Tomorrow's Rainbow
A non-profit organization located in Coconut Creek. Through the use of miniature horses and ponies, bereaved children re-learn how to trust, remember how to smile and are guided towards happiness. Any student that is interested please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Vicky Reid at email@example.com or call the volunteer hotline at 954-657-8933, for the Volunteer application visit www.tomorrowsrainbow.com. Tomorrow's Rainbow, Inc. 4341 NW 39th Ave. Coconut Creek, FL33073
- Broward Public Library/Century Plaza Branch
The Century Plaza Branch is looking for Portuguese speaking high school students who need service hours to tutor Portuguese speaking children in elementary school. This program will be held on school days form 3:30pm - 4:45pm at the library. The volunteers must fill in a volunteer application, attend an orientation and agree to commit to a schedule to help children with their homework. The Students will be from grades one through five. Emphasis will be on reading skills. If any students are interested, please contact Maureen Ruiz @ 954-360-1331.
- Lyons Creek Middle School
Lyons Creek Middle is looking for Spanish speaking students to tutor students that have Spanish I or Spanish II classes at the middle school. Any interested students should contact Mr. Satty @ 754-322-3717.
- Forest Glen Middle School is looking for Spanish-English or Creole-English speaking students who would like to earn service hours tutoring ELL middle school students once a week. For information please contact Tiffany Barnett at 754-322-3408
English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Information
Questions/comments about the Guidance page please email our Guidance Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.