Weekly State of the School Addresses with Principal Heroux:

News and updates:

Department Announcements:

Finance Department  

Step Up for Students Scholarship – EXCITING NEWS!

1. You may now qualify for the Step Up for Students Scholarship! The first important change is that Step Up for Students will recognize and consider any changes in income due to COVID-19. While you previously may not have qualified due to excess income, you now have an opportunity to qualify. If your income has changed, you need to submit a letter from your employer stating loss of job or hours and proof that you have applied for unemployment. If you have already applied but have not received a reply yet, you should write that in a letter and attach it to the application.

2. Income tax forms are not required!
Due to the coronavirus, you do not need to submit completed tax forms for 2019 to qualify. All that is needed is a current earnings statement. Typically, a check stub will suffice. If you are earning less or not working due to Covid 19, just follow the guideline in item “1” above.

3.  Once you qualify, you stay eligible for future years!
Once you qualify for this year’s scholarship, you will not need to “qualify” again regardless of your income. This change was just signed into law in the past few weeks.  A student who receives the scholarship for the 2020-21 school year will retain it for the remainder of his/her time in high school, regardless of future income changes.

Please take advantage of this opportunity to receive the Florida Tax Credit funding. Here is a link to get started: https://www.stepupforstudents.org/for-parents/income-based/how-the-scholarship-works/  

We are are here for you! Please do not hesitate to contact Manny Berdayes at mberdayes@johncarrollhigh.com or Kathlenia at kcarter@johncarrollhigh.com with any questions or concerns.

Guidance Department

Attention seniors and parents: Please be aware that Senior Final Transcripts will not be available until after graduation and not until all semester grades have been finalized and verified by administration. Transcripts will also not be released if there are any outstanding books, IPADs, chargers, lunch accounts or  monetary balances.  This will need to be addressed with the Finance Department prior to the release of records. The Guidance Department will send out final transcripts electronically or via snail mail to the universities/colleges you noted in your email to us. Our goal is to have final transcripts sent out by the end of May. Please make sure you also request to have your IRSC transcripts sent to the college of your choice if you have taken any dual enrollment classes.

Seniors: It is imperative that you continue to check your email accounts and university portals daily! Universities are updating their websites and are sending emails to students regarding changes to deadlines, orientation dates and financial aid packages. All universities are encouraging students to submit housing deposits as soon as possible – if you have not already done so. Space is often limited on campus. If special circumstances are preventing you from being able to submit a deposit to the university you will be attending, please contact the university directly, as they will be able to assist you with financial concerns. If you have questions or concerns regarding college applications, enrollment or deadlines, please email Mrs. McWhorter with your questions, or email Mrs. Wheeler to schedule a guidance phone conference.  

ACT /SAT : Please go directly to the following sites for updates on SAT and ACT information.  

  • SAT: collegeboard.org
  • ACT: act.org

If you registered for the April 4 ACT test, please check your email often, as you should receive an update regarding the change in the test date to June 13. 

FLVS: Students who are currently enrolled in a Florida Virtual course should continue following the guidelines set by their FLVS teacher and should continue working at the appropriate pace to complete the course by May 10 for seniors and May 31 for ninth – eleventh grade students. 

Campus Ministry

Though we may not be able to receive the Eucharist, there are still ways we can come together and be the living Body of Christ. The Catholic response in the face of adversity and hardship has not been to turn one’s back to the world, but instead to embrace the words Jesus taught us: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”; “Love your neighbor as yourself”; “Greater love has no man than this, that he should lay down his life for his friends.”

Now is an especially important time to practice the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Here are some ideas:

  • Check in with elderly family members and neighbors via a phone call or from a safe distance. See if you can drop off a box of food and paper products for them. 
  • Call your loved ones who might be lonely. Nursing homes have limited visits in many cases. Take a few minutes out of your day to make a card or two and send it to your local nursing home.
  • Donate to food banks. Many local families and hourly workers are beginning to find themselves in need of extra support.
  • Offer up inconveniences and anxiety for the sick and the souls in purgatory.
  • Pray for others who are in need.

Other resources:

Athletics

  • The FHSAA has canceled the spring sports season for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. In addition, there will be no renewed eligibility for student athletes. 

Drama

  • The Thespian Society’s Broadway Night fundraiser scheduled for April 18 will be rescheduled for the fall.
  • The John Carroll High School Talent Show scheduled for April 29 is canceled.
  • The production of Paper or Plastic scheduled for April 25 and 26 will be postponed.

Development and Enrollment