Starr's Mill High School Counseling

December 10, 2021

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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


Judy Dillon dillon.judy@fcboe.org Secretary, School Counseling Department

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Dual Enrollment Information

If you are interested in participating in Dual Enrollment for the 22-23 school year, there will be dual enrollment information sessions. Due to the updated FCBOE Covid guidelines, the scheduled session held at Starr's Mill High School has been cancelled. However, there are other planned informational meetings or you may view the presentation online via Schoology. All new and returning DE students and parents must attend a session or view it virtually to be eligible to participate in dual enrollment. Please visit the Fayette County Dual Enrollment Website for details.
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Steps for Dual Enrollment

Click here to view the steps for dual enrollment

Dual Enrollment at COI

Click here to view dual enrollment at the Center of Innovation

Advanced Placement Night

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Practice SAT and ACT with Khan Academy

Click here for self paced practice sessions for SAT and ACT.

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Virtual S.T.E.P Registration Form

Please register early. Books are limited.

UGA Vet Camp 2022


UGA is currently accepting applicants for VetCAMP 2022, which is scheduled for June 12-17, 2022. This program is offered to rising high school juniors and seniors and rising college freshmen to evaluate their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, provide mentorship and help them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. It’s a great experience and students have a lot of fun while also learning about the profession.


The application for VetCAMP 2022 is currently available on our website (http://vet.uga.edu/academic/vetcamp). The deadline for all application materials is January 24, 2022.


The cost of attending the program is $900 and covers lodging, meals, instruction and social activities. Financial assistance is available to students with demonstrated need. For more information regarding scholarship opportunities or general questions, please contact vetcamp@uga.edu once the application period has opened.

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Kevin L. Allen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Kevin was a strong, caring, talented and adventurous person. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and not hesitating to help someone out in a time of need. This scholarship was created to assist those who have Kevin's love of cars. Please visit kevinallenscholarship.org/ to learn information about his scholarship.

Georgia Scholar Program

Through the Georgia Scholar program, Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma. Applicants should be aware that Georgia Scholar is a recognition-only program and no scholarship funds are associated. The application deadline is Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at noon. Visit the Georgia Department of Education Website to learn more information regarding this program.

EMC Coweta-Fayette

Thanks to members who give to Operation Round-Up, the Coweta-Fayette Trust awards thousands of dollars in scholarships each spring. Our scholarships make it possible for students in our service area to achieve their dreams. Please visit EMC scholarship website for more details. For additional questions, contact Jacob Manus at jmanus@utility.org or call 770-252-7442.
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FAFSA Information

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now available! FAFSA is used to apply for federal or state supported financial aid such as the HOPE Scholarship and it can determine other financial assistance. Click here to learn more information about FAFSA.
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Upcoming College and Career Information Sessions

Please remember to visit SMHS Counseling Department Schoology page to sign up for additional virtual and on-site college information sessions. Below are a few upcoming sessions.


  • University of Alabama: Tuesday, 12/15 (virtual session)
  • U.S. Army National Guard: Tuesday, 1/11 (school cafe 11:20 - 1:00)
  • U.S. Navy: Wednesday, 1/12 (school cafe 11:20 - 1:00
  • U.S. Air Force: Thursday, 1/13 (school cafe 11:20 - 1:00)

Please see Mrs. Dillon, School Counseling Secretary, for additional assistance.
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What is Fastweb?

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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
  7. Dual Enrollment