Starr's Mill High School Counseling

August 20, 2021

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

We hope each of you had a wonderful experience during your first weeks of school. The School Counseling newsletter will highlight pertinent information as we move throughout the school year. Please continue to visit our SMHS Counseling Department Schoology link for more detailed information.
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Who Are Your School Counselors?


Meshanna Marcus marcus.meshanna@fcboe.org Student Last Names A - D


Shellie Edwards edwards.shellie@fcboe.org Student Last Names E - Lac


Colleen Petty petty.colleen@fcboe.org Student Last Names Lad - Re


Connie Patterson patterson.connie@fcboe.org Student Last Names Rf - Z

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Click Here for SAT Registration Information

Test dates may change. Check SAT website for updates.

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Senior Classroom Guidance Meetings

We will begin senior meetings in the month of September. During this time, we will visit senior classrooms and discuss topics such as graduation requirements, the college application process, career search information, arranging college visits, HOPE GPA, and your GAFutures account. We will host senior individual meetings for a more personalized interaction shortly afterwards. Please be prepared to discuss any questions you may have regarding your post secondary options.
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Naviance

Attention Seniors and Parent(s) of Seniors:


NAVIANCE is a college and career readiness platform that will be used in Fayette County. You will use this platform to connect with Common App, and to request electronic transcripts as well as letters of recommendations to be sent to post secondary schools. Please click the link below for directions.

Letter of Recommendation

Do you need a letter of recommendation? Complete the Senior Brag Sheet and share it with your counselor and/or teacher. You will be prompted to make a copy. Please rename it with your name e.g. John Doe Brag Sheet. The more you include, the more we will be able to brag and write about you!

Peach State Tour 2021!

Join Augusta University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia this fall (August 8-September 10) for the Peach State Tour!


The Peach State Tour will be offered in a hybrid format: students will have the opportunity to attend information sessions both in-person and virtually.


This is your chance to learn more about admission processes and university offerings. The admissions staff members are excited to connect with you!


Click Here to find out more information about locations, dates and registration.

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Virtual Admission Session

Are you interested in attending the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), one of the five federal service academies that include West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard academies?


Date: August 31, 2021

Time: 6 p.m. ET

Who: All interested students

What: Virtual question and answer session with some of our outstanding Midshipmen. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about the admissions process and what it’s really like to attend USMMA.


Click Here for more information.

SMHS Counseling Schoology Page

Additional information found on our Schoology page includes,


  1. AP College Credit Policy
  2. GPA Quality Point Calculation
  3. Mental Health and Crisis Resources
  4. Work Based Learning
  5. Scholarships
  6. FAFSA