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100 E. Washington Ave
Pierson, Florida 32180
(386) 749-6800
    Grade 6 and Grade 7 – Mrs. Regina Tyus 
    Grade 8, Grade 9 and Grade 10 (A – M) – Mr. Christopher Koch
    Grade 10 (N – Z), Grade 11 and Grade 12 – Mrs. Sue Hofstrand, Guidance Director 
    Guidance Reception- Extension 23733

    Bright Futures

    General Requirements to Receive Bright Futures Awards:

    Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, as determined by the student's postsecondary institution.

    Apply for a scholarship from the program by high school graduation.

    Earn a standard Florida high school diploma or its equivalent.

    Be accepted by and enroll in an eligible Florida public or independent postsecondary education institution within 3 years of high school graduation.  If a student enlists directly into the military after graduation, the three-year period begins on the date the student is separated from active duty.

    Not have been found guilty of, or plead nolo contendere to, a felony charge, unless the student has been granted clemency by the Governor and Cabinet sitting as the Executive Office of Clemency.

    Be enrolled for at least 6 semester credit hours (or the equivalent in quarter or clock hours).

    NEW - The submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now an annual requirement for Bright Futures eligibility.  Note:  The student’s FAFSA does not have to indicate need; however, must be complete and processed error free prior to a student’s first disbursement of an award.  (The Florida State Programs May 15 deadline does not apply to Bright Futures.)  Visit the website at for online processing.

    BFEligibilityAwardChart.pdfBright Futures Eligibility Award Chart

    Bright Futures QA.pdfBright Futures Q & A.pdf

    Dual Enrollment

    Dual Enrollment allows eligible high school students to enroll in postsecondary courses. They earn credit toward high school graduation and, at the same time, earn credit toward a college degree or technical certificate. All 28 public community colleges and some of the state universities in Florida participate in dual enrollment. Students are permitted to take dual enrollment courses on a part-time basis during school hours, after school, or during the summer term. Dual enrollment students do not have to pay registration, matriculation, or laboratory fees. In addition, text books for dual enrollment are provided to students free of charge. Dual enrollment courses will be weighted the same as courses taught through other acceleration mechanisms.

    School Registration

    School Counseling Department.pdfSchool Counseling Department - Registration Information

    SAT Information

    Please visit the Collegeboards SAT website for information.

    Full-time Virtual Instruction Enrollment for 2015-16 School Year Opens April 23

    Families interested in full-time virtual instruction for the 2015-16 school year should visit See the attached letter for full details on enrollment dates and options for students.