SENIORS ONLY: Please Read

SENIORS ONLY
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

Cap & Gown

Herff Jones will be on campus for pre-order for cap & gown as well as class rings

Dates        Times/Location 

12/2         11:18 AM - 12:47 PM (Both Lunches) 

12/7         11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Cafeteria)

1/11         11:10 AM - 12:41 PM (Both Lunches)

1/26         11:10 AM - 12:41 PM (Both Lunches)

1/27         11:10 AM - 12:41 PM (Both Lunches)

1/27         5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Cafeteria)

College Acceptance

Seniors....if you have already completed your college applications:

  • check your personal emails....DAILY
  • visit each of the college websites to check on your status
    • complete any additional requests (FL Residency Form, college transcripts, etc)
    • SSAR, SPARK, etc - not all colleges require these, but if they do and you have not completed the requested form, they cannot review your application.
  • SOME colleges are already sending out acceptance letters!
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. 
Common App
  • The Common App opened on August 1st.
  • 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.
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: 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?

FAFSA Workshop - In Person

Join us and get FREE assistance with applying for the new FAFSA from TRiO EOC.

  • What: FAFSA Workshop - get help filling out the FAFSA application
  • Who:  Anyone who wants/needs assistance
  • When: December 1, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Where: Palm Beach State College, 4200 S Congress Ave., Lake Worth, FL 33461
  • What you will need:
    • 2020 IRS 1040 Tax Returns
    • Student's Social Security Number
    • Parent's Social Security Number (if applicable)
    • Student's Alien Registration Number (if applicable)
  • How to participate:
    • Students MUST complete the TRiO EOC Application before attending the event. 
    • Register for the event
Applications for the XXIII edition of the Hispanic Heritage Youth Excellence Awards are now available online

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced the opening of online applications for the XXIII edition of the Youth Excellence Awards. Senior high school students will receive grants to finance their education or carry out innovative projects in their community.

This educational program recognizes and promotes the excellence of Hispanic youth in the categories: Science and Health (sponsored by CVS), Sports and Physical Fitness (sponsored by the NFL),  Education (sponsored by Southwest Airlines), Engineering (sponsored by bp) , Media and Entertainment (sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal / Telemundo), Business and Entrepreneurship (sponsored by Wells Fargo), Community Service (sponsored by Colgate Palmolive), Public Service and Social Justice (sponsored by Nike), Sustainability (Coca-Cola), and Technology (presented by T-Mobile).

Three students from each region will be awarded, during virtual ceremonies, with the categories; gold, silver and bronze, to later compete for the national award.

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].
Lynn University - On Campus College Visit

Lynn University will be on campus Monday, November 15th, 10:00 - 11:30 am

  • Seats are limited.
  • This presentation is open to seniors and academically competitive juniors only.
  • Sign up in the College & Career Google Classroom if you are interested in attending the university presentation
SSAR - Student Self-Reported Academic Record

Seniors....

So you have completed your Common App, Coalition App, or other college application.  Do NOT forget to visit each school's website to see if they require you to complete and link your SSAR! 

While some schools require this, some use other formats - UCF (for example) uses SPARK.  Make sure to check with each college to find out what you need to complete your application.  

Remember, for many colleges, your application is NOT complete until they receive this information.

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 to 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!
Raise.me

Have a Raise.me account?

  • Make SURE you change the status of your colleges in "MY LIST" to APPLIED for each college you have applied to!!!
  • Don't forget to return to Raise.me, after you have made your college choice and print out your award letter.
  • Not a senior?  ALL underclassmen should create an account and update their information to earn micro-scholarships!!!
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.
  • LIMITED APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE.  
  • November only has FRIDAY availability!
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.
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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