Welcome to SHS Guidance!

Graduation is May 25, 2018


*Scholarships are listed at the bottom of this page and are updated daily*

Are you interested in majoring in Diesel Technology?  You can apply to the Caterpillar Dealer Academy at Florence-Darlington Technical College.  

Students interested in joining the Military need to take the ASVAB - go to the below websites for practice!

www.asvabpracticetests.com

march2success.com

www.4tests.com

army.com - ASVAB Practice Test 1

www.military.com/join-armed-forces/asvab

asvabbootcamp.com

uniontestprep.com

 

SC State University Honors College Scholarship Day is January 20th

Prospective applicants must have a cumulative GPA 4.0 (weighted) or higher and 1100 SAT or 24 ACT composite or higher to qualify for 50 academic scholarship offerings.  Go to www.scsu.edu for more information and to sign up.

 

 

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ACT and SAT tests
  • Do you need to take the ACT or SAT?
    First thing you should do is speak with your School Counselor about what your plans are for after high school.  If you are planning on attending a 2-year technical school (ex. Piedmont Technical College, Midlands Technical College, Tri-County Technical College, etc.) you do NOT need the ACT or SAT score to be accepted.  These two year schools require a placement exam called the e-Compass exam that you can take at the tech school campus.  

    Students who are going to a 4-year college will need to take the ACT or SAT.  Please check the college admissions page to see what score requirements you need to meet.  Again, please go to the Guidance Office to discuss your plans with your counselor...we are here to help you figure things out!

    To sign up for the ACT or SAT you will need to create a user account (if you have not already done so) at their respective websites:

    ACT:  www.actstudent.org

    SAT:  www.collegeboard.org

    Please keep your user name and password in a safe place because you WILL have to use this info to log back in and see/send your scores.

     

    Each test has various dates and locations it is given.  You should sign up for the date that works best for you and location you will be able to travel to on that test date.  

    2017-2018 SAT/ACT Test Dates (click HERE)

    When registering for the test, you will need SHS's school code which is 411790.

     

    Remember, not all students will need the ACT or SAT for his/her post-secondary plans...discuss your plans with your counselor in the Guidance Office!

Financial Aid for College-Bound Seniors
Student Athletes
  • NCAA Eligibility Center
    All student athletes who are wanting to play sports in college need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center by the end of their junior year!  You will create a profile that college coaches will use to see your stats, grades, and other info.  Click "NCAA Eligibility Center" above to get started. 

     

Guidance Information
Meet your school counselors
  • Valerie Smith
    Director of Guidance
    Last Names M-Z
    Grades 9-12

    864-445-3011 ext. 714

    [email protected] 

  • Whitney Moore
    School Counselor

    Last Names A-L

    Grades 9-12

    864-445-3011 ext. 715

    [email protected]

  • Yolanda Moore
    CDF/Graduation Coach/CATE Coordinator
    864-445-3011 ext. 504

    [email protected]

  • Pam Conyers
    Guidance Secretary

    864-445-3011 ext. 716

    [email protected]

Military Families
Summer 2018 Activities
  • Teachers Are Everywhere - Summer Camp at Clemson
    July 29 - August 4

    This week-long course for rising 9th-12th grade students explores the many aspects within the field of education. 

    Visit the website for more details:  http://www.clemson.edu/summer/summer-scholars

    phone:  864-656-5535

  • Summer Scholars at Clemson University
    Apply to become a summer scholar and discover why Clemson is one of the nation's top 20 universities.

    Rising 7th-12th grade students up to age 17 will enjoy this one-week introduction to college subjects while being immersed in the culture of Clemson University. If you have attended this program in the past, join us once again for a new course! We encourage you to view the 2018 CU Summer Scholars program schedule

    Questions or more program information go to:  www.clemson.edu/summer-scholars/

    phone:  864-656-5535

    email:  [email protected]

  • University Test Prep - SAT and ACT Summer Institutes at USC
    ACT Summer Institute - July 9-12

    SAT Summer Institutes - July 23-26 and July 30-August 2

    Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - USC Columbia

    Visit us online for registration and program information.

    discover.sc.edu/testprep

    phone: 803-777-9444

    email:  [email protected]

  • Duke Summer College
    Duke Summer College for grades 9-12.  Check out their website here for more info! 
Transcript & Records Requests
  • Order your transcript
    Order Credentials from Parchment
    Click the "Order My Transcript" button if you're applying to college and want to order your transcript online. Saluda High School has joined forces with Parchment to bring you Secure Transcript™ – the safe, paperless way to send transcripts directly to the colleges you choose. It's easy, it's secure, and it's available 24/7.  You will need to register an account on Parchment. 

    *This service is only available to graduates from the class of 2002 to the present.

  • School Records
    Use this link if you need to request any elementary/middle/high school records, SAT/ACT scores, verification of graduation, court documents, or other vital records.  We do not have a copy of your diploma or GED in your student file.  Should you need a duplicate copy of your diploma or GED, please contact the SC Department of Education at (803) 734-8040 for diploma and (803) 734-8238 for GED questions.
College Open House Opportunities
  • College Visits
    Now is the time to start visiting colleges! 

    Go to the college's website of your choice and go to the Admissions page to see campus visit dates/events/times and register for your visit. 

    Juniors get 1 college visit day (excused day) as long as they complete/return the college visit packet - pick one up from Mrs. Conyers in Guidance.

    Seniors get 2 college visit days (excused) but must complete/return the college visit packet from Mrs. Conyers

    Any questions?  Your counselors are always here to help!

     

Scholarship Opportunities
  • Everything you need to know about winning scholarships
  • Undocumented Students
    Scholarships are available to you.  Check out this website to see a list of several scholarships and which ones you are eligible for and apply!
    Another resource for you is the DREAMer's RoadMap app for your phone.  Check out their website to learn more about scholarships you are eligible for.
    OCIYU Scholarship for Undocumented Students - due April 2, 2018 - The scholarship is only open to undocumented students living in the United States.
  • SC Teacher Loan - Education majors
    SC Student Loan is glad to announce that the 2017-18 SC Teacher Loan Application is now available for downloading at: http://www.scstudentloan.org/UserFiles/File/PDF/parentstuds/Teacher(1).pdf.  Please share this link with your students who are interested in the teaching profession.

     

    The SC Teacher Loan Program was established by the State of South Carolina to help talented and qualified students become teachers.  Students can borrow up to $2,500 per year in their freshman and sophomore years and $5,000 per year in their junior and senior years.  The loan is 100% forgivable if the recipient teaches in certain critical geographic or subject areas in South Carolina.  The complete lists of critical areas as well as the eligibility criteria and all other details of the program are available at: http://www.scstudentloan.org/students/teacherforgiveness.aspx.

     

    Funds are limited so we would ask you to encourage your potential teachers to apply as soon as possible.  Should you, your students or parents have any questions regarding this program please feel free to contact us at (800)347-2752.