High School Preparatory 9th through 12th Grade

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COURSE OVERVIEW

At our high school level, emphasis is placed on college preparation with required course offerings in english, math, social studies, history, science, foreign languages, the arts, computer education and physical education. Technology is included in all subject areas.

South Florida School of Excellence offers extensive selection of various course offerings. Courses vary from college prep, honors and advance placement courses. Our curriculum provides the very best in critical thinking and college preparation by incorporating technology integration of relevant software and programs in dedicated Computer Science Lab and Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Lab.

Communication with parents and students is provided at school's web portal provides daily access to individual student grades. Teachers maintain web pages that display class information ranging from daily homework assignments to explanation of long term projects.

GUIDANCE & COLLEGE PLANNING

College Planning at South Florida School of Excellence is a long-term process.  Guidance Counselors for grades 7th -10th are well versed in the requirements for college admissions, and academic requirements are tracked carefully.  In addition, students are encouraged to develop and peruse extra-curricular activities both within the school community and throughout the South Florida area.  Overall, the goal is to help students get a good sense of who they are, how they learn and where their talents lie.

9th Grade: Getting On Track

The focus in 9th grade is on the transition to high school. Students complete the ”Learning Style Inventory” that helps them to discover how they learn best so that they can be as successful as possible during their high school career.  Students are encouraged to think towards their future goals.  To this end, the 9th Grade Guidance Counselor works with students and parents to develop a four-year academic plan.  An evening program in the fall for parents provides a comprehensive view of the high school years, including curriculum options, graduation requirements and the college admissions process

10th Grade:  Staying on Course

By the time students reach grade ten, they have a good understanding of what it takes to be a successful high school student.  During the first quarter, students are encouraged to push themselves academically through a presentation on study skills. All sophomores will take the PSAT in October.  They will then complete the Career Interest Profiler and are guided to discover what careers might suit their skills and interests.  In the spring, students are introduced to their College Advisor and guided through their first online college search.  An evening career program for parents takes place in the spring.

11th & 12th Grade:  College Search & Application Process

Starting in their junior year, students are assigned a College Advisor.  South Florida School of Excellence advisors attend national and local conferences to ensure that they stay on top of the latest admissions trends.  The college planning process is comprehensive and supportive.  In this supportive environment, students learn to identify their goals and interests, to manage a complex and stressful process, and to make healthy and confident decisions about higher education. Fundamentally, we believe that each student should control the self-evaluation, research, and application writing that is essential to good college selection.

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Evening Programs
  • Athletic Recruiting (with follow-up workshops)
  • Sophomore College Night
  • Junior Workshop on College Admissions
  • Application for colleges (for seniors & parents)
  • Making Financial Aid Count
  • College Financial Planning

There is a wide range of extracurricular clubs and activities available

  • Environmental Club/Community Based Learning (CBL)
  • Publishing Center
  • Science Fair Club
  • Student Council Committee
  • Astronomy Club (NASA)
  • Science Technology Engineering and Math Club (STEM)
  • Student Government Association
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Senior High Morning Announcements (WAHS)
  • Band Club
  • Chorus Club
  • Dance Club
  • Safety Petrol
  • Year Book