Counselor's Corner

October Edition

PSAT TEST DAY-WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19th

Please check the commons area and the end of hallways for testing rosters that will tell you where to report on Wednesday morning when the bell rings. Please go straight to your testing location!
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ASVAB TEST DAY-- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19th

Information for students who signed up will be distributed prior to the test day.

FRESHMAN AND JUNIOR IGP MEETING

We will have a Freshman and Junior IGP Kickoff meeting November 3rd (more details to come). We will open Flash appointments on October 25th (you will receive a link) so you may schedule your individual meeting. We will cover all important information in the kickoff meeting. Your individual meeting time will be to ask questions or select classes.

FRESHMAN CLASSROOM GUIDANCE

Our 9th grade counselors will be visiting High School 101 classrooms to discuss careers and help students complete a career explorer using Family Connections web based program!

ATTENTION SOPHOMORES--South Carolina Governor's School Information Sessions

Do you have a strong ability in Math and Science or Arts and Humanities? If so, you might want to sit in on one of the Governor's School Sessions to see if you may qualify to attend. Representatives will be her from both campuses. The Math and Science campus is in Hartsville, SC and the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, SC. Students These opportunities give students who are academically and/or artistically talented from across the state the ability to study in a supportive environment that fosters academic excellence. To sign up, please contact Staci Dreher, drehers@fortmillschools.org


Session 1: October 25th, FLEX time (11:40-12:05 or 12:10-12:40)- Math and Sciences


Session 2: October 27th, FLEX time (11:40-12:05 or 12:10-12:40)- Arts and Humanities

Junior News--ACT/SAT

If you are planning to apply to college next year, have you taken or thought about when you will take the SAT or ACT? It is very important that you plan to take these your junior year, as you will not have much opportunity to do so your senior year. Test scores and documents are due to colleges within the first few months of the senior year in most cases. PLAN NOW AND STUDY HARD!
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ATTENTION SENIORS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PALMETTO FELLOWS

If you have met the qualifications for Palmetto Fellows, you will receive an email in early November to attend a meeting on campus on Tuesday evening, November 15th @ 5:30 p.m. Parents and students will need to be in attendance at this meeting to sign important paperwork. This is a counselor driven process, Mrs. Dreher will contact you if you qualify. If you do not receive notification by November 1st and feel you qualify, then you need to email drehers@fortmillschools.org or call Ms. Dreher at 803-835-0014.


Reminder: To qualify you must have:


  • been in the top 6% of your class at the end of the sophomore, junior, or senior year
  • made at least a 1200 on the SAT or 27 on ACT (Critical Reading and Math combined, SAT can be super scored but there is no super scoring on the ACT)
  • at least a 3.5 GPA on the SC Uniform Grading Scale

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  • a 1400 on SAT or 32 on ACT (Critical Reading and Math combined, SAT can be super scored but there is no super scoring on the ACT)
  • at least a 4.0 GPA on the SC Uniform Grading Scale

SENIORS! RESEARCH EARLY DECISION, PRIORITY, AND ALL OTHER DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS

2016 REGION COLLEGE FAIR

Monday, Oct. 17th, 6-8pm

701 Oakland Avenue

Rock Hill, SC

Location: McBryde Hall at Winthrop University

Parking: Follow signs from main entrance on Oakland Avenue


Come meet representatives from over 80 colleges and universities!

Come to York County Financial Aid Night

Tuesday, Nov. 1st, 6:30pm

701 Oakland Avenue

Rock Hill, SC

Richardson Ballroom in the DiGorgio Campus Center

Information will be presented on general and financial aid, South Carolina scholarships and grants, and South Carolina student loans by representatives from their respective agencies. This is a great way for interested students to hear important information directly from the awarding organizations.

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