College & Career
College & Career Center
The mission of the BMCHS College & Career Center is to assist 9th through 12th grade students researching career paths and post-high school education. Students are encouraged to visit the Center for the following services.
Freshman Year : begin interest inventories and become familiar with the college planning process
Sophomore Year : explore colleges and requirements; begin attending college information sessions with college representatives
Junior Year : create your college list, prepare activities or job resume, attend college information sessions, plan to take entrance exams, investigate college visits and/or plan summer college experience
Senior Year : prepare college applications, revise essays, select recommenders, apply for scholarships, start federal aid application.
The College & Career Center is open every school-day from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and we welcome student walk-ins before school, during lunch periods, during free periods, and during the 9th hour. Workshops will be scheduled as needed after school. Students can sign up for college information sessions through Naviance. The college representative visits are also displayed in the College & Career Center. Look for announcements on Schoology and Twitter.
Please Note :
This is a student center. We encourage students to visit the College & Career Center during lunch time to work on college and career plans, study, and enjoy your lunch.
A Good Beginning
One of the best resources you have is Naviance, a college and career readiness platform that helps you uncover career interests and build a college application plan. You will receive your log-in code from the Guidance Department. The staff at the College & Career Center can help you a) navigate the program and b) collect information for applications. For instance, you can explore college websites and create a list of possible applications, and even begin on your resume using the template provided.
In addition to your School Counselor and the College & Career Specialist, remember that you have teachers, club advisors, coaches, faith leaders and other staff at BMCHS who know you and can offer you insight as to your strengths and interests. Along with family and close friends, this team is on your side and wants to help you succeed.
Florida Student Aid
The Florida Student Scholarship & Grant Programs website contains information about a variety of scholarships, including the Florida Bright Futures program. The Bright Futures program has three opportunities that help fund public tuition in Florida. These are: the scholars program funding 100% of state tuition; the medallion program funding 75% of state tuition; and, the gold seal vocational program also funding 75% of state tuition. Please click below for more details on the Florida Students Scholarship & Grant Programs.
Federal aid (grants, work-study, student loans)
Even if there is only a remote possibility that your family would qualify for need based aid, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) could be a requirement in applying to other college scholarships. As long as your family has last year’s tax return information on hand you can apply and later revise the application with the current year information. Click below to get started on the application. Note that March 1 is the general priority deadline. Do not pay for access to federal aid or almost any scholarship.
Standardized testing links
To our visitors
We encourage college representatives to visit our school during the academic year. Please schedule your visit using RepVisits. We will announce your visit through the Naviance platform and through school announcements. Upon entering the school campus, please check in at the gate booth.
A final note :
All services through the BMCHS C&CC will be provided as guided by the schools’ overarching Vision and Mission, in compliance with the Diocese of Orlando and in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.