FloridaShines newsletter copy
If your high school has a newsletter, here’s some general and topic-specific information you may wish to include to inform parents and students about FloridaShines. Feel free to modify the copy to meet your school’s needs.
FloridaShines newsletter copy for high schools
Topic: General overview and features of FloridaShines
The state of Florida has a great website – FloridaShines.org – that has valuable, FREE online resources to help students succeed in high school and prepare for college. Use FloridaShines.org to:
- Research and compare profiles of all 40 public colleges and universities in Florida
- Learn more about technical colleges and centers
- View college admissions requirements and deadlines
- Explore degree and certificate programs
- Learn about ways to pay for college
- Discover education and career planning options
Everything is all in one place, and all 100% free to use. Go to FloridaShines.org and check it out today!
Topic: Using FloridaShines during the college search process
With so many colleges to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? The FloridaShines.org website can help you answer that question. On FloridaShines.org you can see detailed profiles of every public college and university in Florida. You can see costs, admission deadlines, degrees and programs offered, locations, student demographics, and lots more. It even has filters that you can use to find schools that offer any “must haves” that are on your list, such as sports teams, Greek life, or specific types of campus facilities. Each college uploads its information directly into FloridaShines.org, so you know it’s always accurate and complete. So get a jump on the college search process today by going to FloridaShines.org and select “Explore Institutions” from the “Go to College” menu. And the best part: Everything on FloridaShines.org is 100% free to use. Check it out today!
Topic: Is the traditional college path right for you?
One size doesn’t fit all. Many of today’s students are looking for an alternative to a traditional two- or four-year college education. Thankfully, Florida has technical colleges and centers throughout the state that offer programs, certificates, and training in specific careers and industries. And for some, that’s the ticket to success! The FloridaShines.org website is a great place to explore technical colleges and centers. You can learn about costs, admission deadlines, programs and certificates that they offer, locations, and lots more. Each one uploads its information directly into FloridaShines.org, so you know it’s always accurate and complete. Learn more today by going to FloridaShines.org and select “Explore Institutions” from the “Go to College” menu. And the best part: Everything on FloridaShines.org is 100% free to use. Check it out today!
Topic: Financial aid
Paying for college is probably the biggest concern for high schoolers and their parents. But the good news is that there are a lot of ways to get your degree without ending up with a mountain of debt. The FloridaShines.org website has a great section on the topic of financial aid that you’ll want to check out. It includes information about scholarships (including Bright Futures), FAFSA, grants, loans, and even work-study programs to help offset expenses. FloridaShines.org is a website from the state of Florida, so all of the resources on it are 100% free to use. Go to FloridaShines.org, select “Go to College” and then “Get Ready for College” to learn more about financial aid.
Topic: College readiness checklists, by high school year
The FloridaShines.org website has handy checklists of key things you need to do during each year of high school in order to get ready for college. From college entrance tests to grad checks, the checklists are a roadmap to help you prepare. FloridaShines has tons of other free online resources to help you succeed in high school, college, and your future. To access the college readiness checklists, visit FloridaShines.org, select “Go to College” and then “Get Ready for College.”