The Florida College Access Network (FCAN) and the American College Application Campaign (ACAC), selected Port St. Lucie High School to receive ACAC’s inaugural School of Excellence award for their work around the Apply Yourself Florida college application completion campaign. Only one school from each state across the USA is being recognized with this award, and Port St. Lucie High School has been nominated and selected as the Florida school to receive this honor.
Port St. Lucie High School was nominated for serving as an exemplary model for Apply Yourself Florida this past year. Port St. Lucie High School’s partnership with Indian River State College to take assisting students with college applications further than the one-day College Application Day, ensuring students’ questions get answered and they are prepared for school next fall demonstrated the commitment to student success.
The goal of the ACAC and Apply Yourself Florida is to increase the number of first-generation students and students from low-income families who pursue postsecondary education by assisting high school seniors as they navigate the college admissions process, ensuring each participating student submits at least one college application.
Congratulations to school counselor Monica Brooks and the entire PSHLS team for this incredible achievement!