AHS Guidance Newsletter
Additional Information, Dates & Events-Updated 2/17/17
10 Point Grading Scale is new this year to SC!
Seniors: Remember to Register with the Selective Service:
- It's the law
- It's a civic duty
- It ensures an equitable response system
Failure to register can close the door to:
- College loans, grants, work study
- Access to job training programs
- Millions of federal jobs, state and municipal jobs and a growing number of contractor positions
*At 26 years old it's too late--one can never register--the door to your benefits remains closed.*
Student Load Debt Per Graduate
Teen Talk is back on Thursdays during Lunch!
College Goal South Carolina
College Goal will be taking place on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Midlands Tech College Airport Campus beginning at 10am. To get more information, visit the brochure below or www.scango.org.
Lexington Medical Center Partners Program
North American Young Generation in Nuclear Essay Contest
Boys and Girls State Summer Program
The week is a hands-on application of government and citizenship. Students will participate in mock political activities at the municipal, county and state levels of government by creating the mythical state of "Palmetto." Girls and Boys State is a program developed and sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Students are selected based off of application and interview with the American Legion Post assigned to the High School. Students chosen will be sponsored by the American Legion Post. To be eligible, students must be a JUNIOR. Applications are listed below and are due by 1st block on March 14, 2017 to Guidance. Students may also come to Guidance to pick up an application. There are no exceptions to this deadline since the applications have to be picked up by the American Legion Post. Any additional questions can be directed to Ms. McBride.
Clemson University Summer Scholars
SC Business Week Summer Program
Who can participate?
- Students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year by Spring 2017
- Be currently ranked in the top one-third of their class
- Demonstrated leadership skills through school and community
Applications deadline is April 28, 2017. For more information, visit the brochure below.
Claflin University: Upward Bound Math & Science Summer Program
In order to participate in the UBMS/PRISM Program, a student must:
Ø Have a keen interest in a science or math career;
Ø Be currently enrolled in the 9th, 10th or 11th grade;
Ø Have completed at least one math (Algebra I) and one science course;
Ø Be a U. S. Citizen;
Ø Reside in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina or Tennessee;
Ø Meet federal guidelines for income and/or be a potential first generation college student.
2017 Hamilton Award
The Hamilton Award recognizes high school juniors for their academic, personal, and service achievements. Every year, they select 35 to 40 students nationally to enter our no cost leadership program.
Hamilton Award Winners Receive:
- $500 Scholarship
- Annual Leadership Conferences
- College Application Guidance
- Scholarship & Financial Aid Assistance
- Individual and Group Support
- Professional Mentors and Networking
- Internship Opportunities
To learn more visit the website.
South Carolina High School Writing Contest
HOW IT WORKS
In 750 words or less, writing in any genre or combination of genres (essay, short story, poem, play, etc.), answer this question: “How should we improve the state of South Carolina?”
Submissions are evaluated based on originality of response and quality of writing. First-Round Winners, selected from the initial submissions, will be invited to the University of South Carolina Columbia campus to participate in the Second Round Competition in March 2017. The Second Round will consist of an impromptu 40-minute essay response to be written that day.
The contest is open to all high school students who are residents of South Carolina and are seniors or juniors in October 2016.
The First-Round Winners will be published in a USC Press anthology in the Young Palmetto Books series; will be recognized in press releases; will tour USC Libraries’ Special Collections and other USC campus highlights; will be reimbursed for travel expenses (in accord with state guidelines); and will receive formal certificates of award. For each grade level, the Grand Prize Winners, as selected by the judges, will receive additional cash awards: First Prize–$1000; Second Prize–$500; Third Prize–$250.
All finalists will receive:
- Lecture with esteemed South Carolina authors and tours of USC Libraries’ Special Collections
- autographed books by SC writers
- editing by professional and academic editors
- publication in a USC Press young writers anthology
1st Place Prize for Seniors is named for Dr. Walter Edgar and funded by Thad Westbrook.
1st Place Prize for Juniors is named for Dorothy Skelton Williams and funded by an anonymous donor.
Sponsored by the University of South Carolina Honors College, the University of South Carolina Press, Young Palmetto Books, and the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Sciences.
FINALISTS WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL. To submit essay, visit this website.
HOBY State Leadership Seminars
- Develop their leadership skills to help other
- Become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, and community
- participate in a 3-4 dynamic leadership training with like-minded students from their state
Seminar Date: 5/26/17-5/28/17
Location: Furman University
School ID: 3602- Password: drcvue
Log in to learn more & register at hoby.org/registernow. Registration closes when seminar reaches full capacity.
Boys & Girls Clubs is looking for part-time employees to work in our after school programs in elementary and middle schools in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Kershaw and Fairfield counties. These positions will be hands on with kids under the supervision of an adult. Successful candidates will be passionate about working with kids. This opportunity is ideal for young adults interested in youth development as a career choice. We have shifts from two to five days per week from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.
Pay starts at minimum wage, but after a 30 day probation period, employees will have the opportunity to enroll in our nationally recognized apprenticeship program and which will allow them to learn youth development skills at their own pace while earning more pay. Employees can increase their hourly wage by up to $1.50 more in a year by completing the youth development trainings we offer in partnership with Midlands Tech. Typically the trainings take about one hour per week to complete so they are not too taxing on students.
Interested candidates should complete the attached application and return to Miles Johnson, Director of Teen Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org (803.237.6839).
Financial Aid Resources for Hispanic Students:
Our goal with this resource is to help Hispanic students with every aspect of the college search and financial aid process, including:
- The best value Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), based on cost and academic excellence
- Personal testimony from Sharney Diaz, a first-generation Hispanic college student
- Scholarships for Hispanic students
You can review it here: http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/financial-aid-hispanic-students/
Upcoming College Open Houses:
All Access dates:
Friday & Saturday, February 10-11, 2017
First Glance Events:
Anderson University: School of the Arts Preview and Auditions
Previews and Auditions:
Jan. 26-27- Music, Theatre and Art Workshops & Auditions
Feb. 10th- Music Preview & Auditions with Festival of Keys
Feb. 24th- Theatre Preview & Auditions with Spring Musical Performance
March 24th- Music Preview & Auditions
April 7th- Theatre Preview & Auditions with Spring Play Performance
April 21st- Music Preview & Auditions (President's Gala)
To Schedule your scholarship audition or to learn more, visit Schoolofthearts.com or call 800-542-3594.
Bob Jones University Campus Visit:
Brevard College Campus Visit:
- Learn about the student experience on a campus tour with a current student
- Gain insider admissions tips by meeting with your admissions counselor
- Learn about earning scholarships during a one-on-one with financial aid
- Eat in the caf and discover student culture
- Explore with your academic interest during a meeting with a Brevard faculty member
- Meet with a coach to learn more about Brevard's 20 athletic teams
Go to brevard.edu or call 800.527.9090 to schedule your campus visit.
Clemson University Campus Visit:
Visit the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism at CU’s annual Spring Blitz on April 13, 14, 17 and 18.
The Lyceum Scholars Program is America’s first academic program dedicated to studying the moral, political and economic foundations of a free society. The Program awards ten $10,000 scholarships (total over four years) to incoming freshmen. While applications for Fall 2017 are closed, we strongly encourage juniors to learn more about Lyceum in preparation for Fall 2018 scholarship applications.
Visit us at the Clemson Expo from 11-1 pm in the Hendrix Center Almeda Jacks Ballroom and from 2-3:30 pm at the College of Business Drop-In meeting room A, which is also in the Hendrix Center.
Click here for a link to Spring Blitz events. (Note: some events require registration.)
Columbia International University:
Open House Dates:
April 23, 2017
- Meet Professors, hear from students and tour campus! Tour information click here.
- We offer a $200 travel voucher for student's mileage, lodging and/or airfare. Visit here for more information.
School of Arts Showcase
Friday, March 3, 2017
- All High school Juniors and Senior females to campus
- For Musicians, Actors or Visual Artist
Must register by February 20, 2017 at converse.edu/showcase
Duke Open House:
Greenville Technical College Open House:
Lander Open House:
Spring Open House:
Saturday, February 18
Saturday, March 18
Mid-Atlantic Christian University Campus Visit:
- Experience a University level class
- Tour the campus
- Enjoy lunch
- Meet with your advisor
- Attend a worship Chapel
- Spend a night in the dorm
- Talk with Professors
- Interact with current students
- Earn a $500 scholarship and learn about financial aid
For more information on tour dates and reservations please visit MACUniversity.edu/admissions/campus-visit
Senior Days & Decision Days:
Friday, December 2, 2016
Friday, March 10, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
*Register at midlandstech.edu/visit
Take the placement test and receive your admission decision on the same day!
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017
*Register at midlandstech.edu/visit
Morris College Visitation Day:
Registration is at the Garrick-Boykin Human Development Center. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions and Records via email at email@example.com or call at 866-853-1345 or 803-934-3225.
Newberry College Open House:
North Greenville University Visits:
Students have the opportunity to tour the campus, meet our professors, eat in the dining hall, talk with Admissions staff and hang out with current students. Visit Ngu.edu/openhouse.
Overnight at NGU:
These overnight events give you the opportunity to experience life as a NGU student. You will spend the night on campus, sit in on college classes and meet with professors, coaches and current students. This event is for High School Juniors and Seniors. $35.00 reservation fee is required. Visit ngu.edu/overnight
North Greenville University Cline School of Music Open House:
Open House Dates:
Friday, March 24, 2017
Scholarship Audition Dates:
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Paul Mitchell School Columbia: Open House:
January 17, 2017
February 18, 2017
April 1, 2017
May 20, 2017
SCAD Fashion Show
May 20, 2017
SCAD Fashion Show live screening
SCAD WORKSHOP DAY:
December 2, 2016
March 11, 2017
December 2, 2016
South Carolina-Salkehatchie Open House:
Saturday, December 10th
12pm - 3pm
Basketball game at 4pm
For more information and to RSVP, visit our website USCSalkehatchie.sc.edu/Events or Call toll tree (855) 597-7255.
USC-Upstate Tours & Open House:
Weekday tours are offered at 10am and 3 pm, Monday through Thursday and at 10am on Friday throughout most of the year. Visit our the website or call the Office of Admissions at (864) 503-5246 or 1-800-277-8727 to schedule a personal campus visit today!