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2019 GCPS Transition Fair for Students with Disabilities
 
March 23, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Peachtree Ridge High School
This event is a helpful resource for the parents and educators of students with disabilities who are transitioning to employment and community-living. It provides support to their parents and educators in planning for the future.
(Directions to Peachtree Ridge High School)

 

Student Activities Offered at Brookwood High School

BEST Club
The B.E.S.T. Club stands for Bringing Exceptional Students Together and that is, exactly, the mission of the organization. Here at Brookwood the B.E.S.T. Club provides opportunities for students with disabilities and students without to interact and create bonds and friendships through our events. We host at least one event per month after school for the students and at the end of the year we culminate all our events with an End-of-the-Year Banquet. 


Special Olympics
Historically, Brookwood High School has had a strong presence in Special Olympics at the local, area, and state levels.  Each year, BHS participates in basketball, bocce, bowling, and track events.   As students learn how to work together as a team, they can earn a spot on the state Special Olympics team, which competes in Cobb County each January.  After two years of competing at the local, area or state level, a student can earn a Brookwood High School letter.

 

Technical Programs Available to Brookwood High School Students
      Grayson Technical Program
      Maxwell High School of Technology

Post Secondary Education Information

Preparing for Post Secondary Education - from the US Dept of Education & the Office of Civil Rights, an informative document detailing a student's rights and responsibilities regarding post secondary education.

Testing Information
      
Brookwood Testing

Career Choices

My Plan website - site includes short informational videos on a variety of careers, salary calculators, top 10 lists, and an industry and career database.

CareerShip - a free on-line career exploration adventure for middle and high school students.  CareerShip is part of a public-service web site providing free career, college, financial aid, and money management information and services.

Drive of Your Life - an interactive career exploration game that helps middle and high school students learn more about themselves, higher education and careers.

Commonly Requested Accommodations for College - this chart is well worth the reading! The most common accommodations are listed, with an honest appraisal from the CEC on whether a college is likely to agree to the accommodation or what may be requested instead. (DS stands for Disability Services.)
 

Think College - although this is noted as a website for students with cognitive disabilities, it has excellent insights for any student with a disability who plans to go to college. Definitely worth browsing through!

College Board Services for Students with Disabilities -  a "How to" website for applying for and documenting accommodations for College Board tests.

 

Colleges with Programs for Learning Disabled Students - a  listing of several colleges across the country with specific programs or support for students with disabilities.

Disability Scholarships - a list of disability scholarships that may be applicable to your student.

FAFSA:  aApply for a PIN, fill out a FAFSA form or use FAFA4caster to estimate eligibility for federal student aid.

College Navigator - This website offers easy-to-use features to help students and parents learn about colleges and universities. The site has information on nearly 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the United States

Accommodation Strategies  Colleges and universities are required to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. Each school either has an office (sometimes called Disabled Student Services or Disability Services) or a designated individual to whom you (the student) provide documentation and with whom you arrange for accommodations. This resource provides typical accommodations, separated into lists by disability type!

Brookwood Best Club members show their Bronco spirit at a BHS baseball game.