Seniors...PLEASE READ

Seniors...PLEASE READ
Posted on 10/03/2021
Boca High FAFSA Night

Join TRiO and Palm Beach State College as they guide you through the FAFSA process.  

  • October 4th, 6-7:30pm: informational 
  • October 11th, 6-7:30: apply 

Register here 

Bright Futures - Application is Open

The 2022-23 Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) is NOW open! 

The Fall Deadline to complete the requirements for 2022-2023 Bright Futures is August 31, 2022.

You do not need to meet all the requirements to apply

Coalition App
  • Applying to a college that uses the Coalition App?  Check out our Guide to the Coalition App page to find out which colleges use this app, a how to guide, costs and more.
  • The Coalition App opened on August 1st.
  • Many of the colleges and universities that accept the Coalition application require you to submit at least one essay as part of your application. You can start working on these essays at any time and save drafts in your MyCoalition Locker. Make sure to review the essay prompts here.
Coalition Virtual College Fair
  • What: 140+ Coalition members will gather to share information about their schools and to answer your questions, live
  • When: The event will take place over the course of two days, Oct. 5 & 6, from 6-10 p.m. (Eastern) Register for as many sessions as you’d like. 
  • How: This virtual fair will be hosted via Zoom
  • Registration is required
Common App
  • The Common App opened on August 1st.  
  • Check out the 2021-2022 essay prompts here and start strategizing about which essay to write.
  • Remember to refer to our Guide to the Common App page to find out which colleges use the Common App, a how to guide, costs, and more!
  • Check out this video to guide you on filling out your Common App.
Did You Know?

Khan Academy has an entire section of its website dedicated to Applying for College

  • College Application
  • Admission Essays
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Admission Interviews
Explore FAU Day

Explore FAU is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to welcome prospective high school seniors and juniors to the FAU community. This event is designed to give you all the information you need to consider applying for admission. Check out what campus life is all about at the FAU Boca Raton campus.

Students can chat with faculty and staff about our outstanding academic offerings, hear about current students’ experiences, and get excited about becoming an Owl. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, housing tours will not be available during this event. We encourage you to check out our virtual housing experience, where you can take a 360 virtual tour of each of our residence halls.Your Future Awaits at FAU!

  • Dates/Time: October 16 | November 20 at 9:00 AM
  • Registration required
FAFSA Application

The FAFSA Application is OPEN!!!  Remember, financial aid is distributed as applications are submitted.  Get your applications done early!!

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form allows you to be considered for federal student aid. In addition, states and colleges use FAFSA information to award their own grants, scholarships, and loans. But, since aid is limited, you have to meet the deadlines!

FAFSA deadlines

  • Federal: To get financial aid for the 2022-2023 school year, the federal deadline is June 30, 2022.
  • State: For some financial aid, like in-state scholarships and grants, deadlines vary by state. Florida's deadline is May 15, 2022 (this is the processing date - not the mailed date)

  • School: Each college may have its own deadline. Check with the college(s) you’re interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline. Is it the date your FAFSA form is processed or the date the college receives your processed FAFSA data?

Florida Atlantic University - On Campus College Visit

Undergraduate admissions counselors for Florida Atlantic University will be on campus on Monday, October 25th.  

  • Seats are limited.
  • This presentation is open to seniors and academically competitive Juniors only.
  • Sign up on the Google Classroom or email Ms. Clarke if you are interested in attending the university presentation.
George Snow Scholarship Presentation

Each year, a representative from The George Snow Scholarship Fund provides eligible high schools students with informative presentations on the scholarships they offer.

What will be discussed:

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Scholar Support Services
  • Tips for the application

When:  November 8th

Who: Seniors Only

Sign up in the College & Career Google Classroom (apeg2tq)

HBCU Virtual College Fair

Students will have an opportunity to learn about the history of HBCU’s, uniqueness of each college and university, admissions process, alumni favorite school moments, and enter a raffle for prizes.

When: October 16, 2021

Time:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Where: Zoom (virtual)

Registration required - Zoom link will be auto-emailed on October 14th.

How to Get Your Transcripts

Boca High has created a document on how to request Unofficial, Official, and Electronic Transcripts.

  • If you have to pay, please use SchoolCashOnline.
  • No fee needed for requesting transcripts through Common Application.
  • Please e-mail the paid receipt when you request your transcript.
  • If you have questions, please email: [email protected].
Indiana University - On Campus College Visit

Indiana University will be on campus Monday, October 18th during 2nd. hour.  

  • Seats are limited.
  • This presentation is open to seniors and academically competitive Juniors only.
  • Email Ms. Clarke if you are interested in attending the university presentation.
NACAC Midwest US College Fair

When: October 14th, 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Where: Virtual/online event

What: 303 are currently listed to be in attendance with 12 Florida schools.

Registration required

The School District of Palm Beach County

The School District of Palm Beach County is hosting Virtual FAFSA nights. Click on the following link for the below events.

  • College Fair Kickoff
    October 4, 6-7 pm
  • Financial Aid
    October 5, 6-7 pm
  • No Limits! Virtual College Fair
    October 11-21, 4-7 pm
  • Florida's 2 Plus 2 Program
    October 18, 4-5 pm
  • Our Children's Great Future Panel (in Spanish)
    October 26, 5-6 pm
  • Owning Greatness & Future Planning (in Spanish)
    October 27, 6-7 pm
Prom

CONFIRMED!  

Great news, seniors...Prom IS happening this year! The planning is underway and there are some happy seniors who may now begin planning for their final dance of their high school career.

  • Make sure the join the bocahighpromdresses Instagram account to DM them a picture of your prom dress so no one wears the same one!!
  • And it is time to start thinking about and planning your Promposals!
Senior Ads in the Yearbook

Parents, if you would like to purchase an ad in the yearbook to celebrate your senior, you may do so now.

  • Purchase your yearbook FIRST
  • You do not have to purchase the ad at this time, but instead, may come back and place the order before the deadline (usually November or December - we will keep you updated)
  • When you are ready to place the ad
    • Select size
    • They will have templates for you to choose from
    • Drop in photos
    • Add text (NOTE: you may change the color of your text - Ex: If you have a black background and the text is black, you will not see it in the copy.  Make sure to change the text color so the text can be seen)
  • Deadline: February 21, 2022
Senior Photos with CADY Studios
  • Congratulations Class of 2022! You’re finally a senior and we have some information regarding your senior portraits. Please click on the link for a 90-second video from our school’s exclusive photographer, CADY. 
  • Be sure to watch the entire video and fill out the contact form, so you will receive information on how to schedule your senior portraits.
  • There is a minimum of a $30 sitting/session fee. Sitting/session fees are non-refundable and do not get applied toward photo purchases.
  • If any student needs financial assistance for the sitting fee, they can email [email protected] palmbeachschools.org
  • Sitting fee payment is due at the time of scheduling your session. 
  • For more FAQs, please visit CADY's website.
  • You MUST have your portrait taken by CADY in order to have your picture in the yearbook.
  • The deadline for class portraits is November 30, 2021.
Scholarships
  • Throughout the year as college scholarship information is released, the College and Career Center creates scholarship bulletins which are posted in all of the College & Career Google Classrooms, on Boca High website, the PTSA website, and announced in the PTSA newsletter.  There are also physical copies available in the College & Career Center.
  • Make sure to open up the latest bulletins as they are time-sensitive.
  • The following bulletins are ready NOW:
  • You can find a link to this scholarship bulletin and other scholarships on the Scholarships page of our website.
University of Florida - On Campus College Visit

The University of Florida will be here on Monday, October 11th.  

  • Open to seniors and academically competitive Juniors only.
  • Seats are limited.
  • Sign up on the Google Classroom or  email Ms. Clarke if you are interested in attending the University presentation.
Will My Credits Transfer????
  • While not all colleges give credit for AP or AICE classes, you will need to search the individual college credit by AP/AICE credit equivalencies.
  • Your PTSA has compiled a spreadsheet for your reference for the SUS (State University System Schools) that includes the AP & AICE Transferability Tables AND the General Education Requirements (Core Curriculum) for each school. 
  • For all other colleges, you will have to research on the respective school's website.
  • Learn more on our PTSA website.

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