1. Candidate must be an entering high school freshman for the 2017-18 school year.
2. Candidates must take the SSAT and report scores to North Broward (see below). SSAT performance is used as a basis for invitations to interview with the committee. The score on the reading and verbal portion of the test is averaged and added to the score on the quantitative (math) portion of the test (50% math, 50% reading/verbal).
Students are ranked by score and invited to interview based on their ranking.
3. Candidate must demonstrate an outstanding level of academic performance with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) in a majority of advanced or Honors core academic courses.
1. Candidate must take the SSAT. A Candidate must register online at http://www.ssat.org.
- The SSAT test is administered on the Coconut Creek campus, our Center Code is 5385.
- The SSAT test must be taken only one time in order to apply for the Academic Honors
- Scholarship. Test Dates: November 12, 2016 - December 10, 2016 - January 7, 2017.
- 2. All students applying must submit the following items before January 27, 2017
a. Scholarship Information Form
b. Results of the SSAT
c. Academic records (grades 7 and 8)
d. Copies of Standardized test (grades 6 and 7)
e. Two letters of recommendation from a past or present teacher, school administrator or clergy member
f. Proof of leadership in school clubs, community organizations, school activities and membership in the National Junior Honor Society or other honors organizations
g. New applicants to NBPS must also submit the following forms
- Application for enrollment
- Student application
- Head of School recommendation form
- Teacher recommendation form
Upon completion of an interview with the Scholarship Committee, a score is derived for each student using a rubric based on the following criteria: student's enthusiasm for learning, creativity of thought, leadership, community service, personal drive and ambition, communication skills, and involvement in extracurricular activities.
Families will be notified within three to six weeks of the interview indicating:
- the student will receive a scholarship award
- the student has been deferred to a later date, based on acceptances of first round scholars and scholarship funds remaining
- the student will not receive an award
During the interview, students may share artifacts and documents supporting their accomplishments.
A portfolio is not required until their 10th grade scholarship review.
January - First round of interviews begin during the third week of the month
February - First round of scholarship offers are sent
March - Second round of scholarship offers are sent
April - Final round of interviews, if funds are available and offers are sent