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Hours beginning this year, will count towards Bright Futures scholarship
opportunities. Make sure that you keep up with them and do not get behind in
getting them completed. Remember that everything you do at this point since
you are in high school, counts towards your transcript that will be reviewed
by colleges that you hope to attend in the future. As such, make sure that
you complete and properly document the volunteer hours from this point
forward, Doing the minimum of
25 hours per year will not set you apart from
others students who apply to the same colleges that you may want to attend.
Try to exceed the minimums always and make yourself different from others.
It can and probably will help you in the future.
Community Service is strictly voluntary. This
means that a student must not receive payment for their time.
Students must document their Community Service
with dates and times, as well as the name, phone number, and address of
the person or organization supervising the activity (it is preferable
that this not be a relative).
At the beginning of the school year, students
will be asked to complete a Community Service Learning Proposal that
includes an evaluation and a short summary (3-4 paragraphs) of their
experience. If you did not complete the Bright Futures proposal or turn
it in at the end of the 08-09 school year, make sure that you get it to
guidance and a copy to me as soon as possible.
Some possible community service hours can be
located at the following web links that are supplied by guidance:
There are many other opportunities available to
enrich the lives of people in our community and enhance personal growth. We
know that the students will take advantage of these experiences.
Students may count their Service Learning hours towards the "Bright Futures,
Academic Scholars Award" requirement for Community Service. A Bright Futures
Community Service Proposal must be completed prior to accumulating the hours
for the Academic Scholars Award.
Students can also obtain volunteer sources by checking the bulletin board in
the cafeteria, or checking the LINKS book located in Guidance and the Media
West Shore Accelerated Program Requirement
Advanced Placement Information
Virtual High School Information -
Brevard Virtual School
Choosing a College Career Information
Service Learning - Bright Futures
Service Learning Criteria
West Shore Course Sequence
Choosing a College Career
Scholarships and College Finance Information
BPS AP Diploma of Distinction Information
Planning Guide Information
Dearmin - Students Last Names A-G
Dr. Spero Tschontikidis - Students Last Names
Mrs. Glenda Lovel - Students Last Names
Accelerated Studies Requirements
students in the class of 2009-2010 are required to complete two
Accelerations for graduation. Students may complete an Acceleration in
middle school by earning a passing grade in a World Language, Algebra I
Honors, Geometry Honors, or Biology Honors. West Shore high school students
may complete an Acceleration by successfully completing a college level
class. College level classes include Advanced Placement and/or Dual
Only one of the two Acceleration requirements can be satisfied while in
middle school. Students may satisfy one or both Acceleration requirements
while in high school.
Students in the class of
2011 and after will need three Accelerations for graduation with one
required from middle school and the other two will be satisfied in high
school through Advanced Placement and/or Dual Enrollment. World Language
requirement for graduation will be three years in succession of the same