School Counseling Update

Academic, Career, & Social & Emotional Development resources


Social/Emotional Development

  • Black Wall Street Event - Sponsored by the CCSD BEA group - Workshops, vendors, and entertainment. Student workshops on Financial Literacy, Real Estate, Goal Setting. Adult Workshops on Financial Assistance Resources, Health and Wellness. See the flyer below.
  • Newberry College Dyslexia Program - allows students to receive support individually on a weekly basis, as well as in the classroom. Support services include assistance with scheduling organization, pacing, and study skills.
  • HALOS kinship care presents March Educational workshops. March 4 - "Understanding ADHD" and March 11 - Positive Parenting Program. See the flyer below.
  • Additional resources for families and students can be found on the SOA website. Family Resources Social/Emotional Resources

Academic Development

  • High School Counselors are wrapping up IGP meetings. We reach out to parents at least 3 times before meeting with the students only. Please pay attention to your email for messages from School Counselors.
  • Dual Enrollment information Session- Parents and students interested in Dual Enrollment classes next school year, this will be a time to hear from TTC, SOA Dual Enrollment teachers, and SOA School Counselors about the classes and application process. See the flyer below.
  • Juniors have SAT and ACT testing coming up. There are test prep resources on the school website. TEST PREP
  • Leadership Roundup - sponsored by the SC 4-H Pinckney Leadership. March 18 in Florence, SC. See the flyer attached below.
  • Forest Hills 1 Civic Association wants to recognize graduating Seniors that live in that subdivision. Please see the form below.


  • CollegeBoard's Real Talk: HBCU Edition- March 1 & 2. A two night event for students and parents with an opportunity to compare colleges, receive advice on standing out during the admissions process, get information on special scholarships that can make college more affordable, and have top questions answered in real time. See the link in the title to RSVP and for a list of participating college reps.


  • Rotary Club of North Charleston - 4- $5000 college scholarships to graduating seniors. Deadline: March 31 Attached below
  • Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant - $1500 for the 1st year and may be renewed for $2,000, $2,500 and $3,000 for successive years. Deadline: April 1 Attached below
  • Meeting Street Scholarship Fund - $10,000 annually! LIFE Scholarship or Palmetto Fellows eligible AND Pell Grant AND planning to attend an eligible SC College/University. $40,000 TOTAL!!! Details and FAQ VIDEO
  • There are over 30 scholarship opportunities listed on the SOA website, mostly for Seniors, but a few for underclassmen. This page is updated each week.

Career Development

  • Career Day Field trip to Trident Technical College - March 2, 9:30am-12:15pm - Open Juniors and Seniors experience a day to learn and tour TTC's campus and programs. Info from Admissions, Financial Aid, Testing, Counseling, etc. Interest form

  • Clemson Career Workshop - a program designed to support the readiness of high-achieving students from diverse populations to enter college. Rising Juniors (6/25-7/1) & Seniors (7/9-7/15) get a look into Clemson University while learning tips & tools needed to prep for college & beyond. Deadline to apply: March 3
  • Green Heart Project Summer Youth Internship- PAID - Application Deadline = March 31 - develop career preparedness, healthy living skills that promote engaged citizenship through urban farming. Assist with farm maintenance, produce sales & engage in lessons connecting food, health, culture, & the environment on an urban farm.
  • South Carolina Aquarium Teen Science Cafe' - March 11, 11am-3pm - Open to 6th-12th graders. Free opportunity. "Leaf Your Worries Behind". It is all about having fun outside. Great opportunity for teens to get outside and learn a little more about nature and what it provides for humans.
  • Events and resources for Career Development available on the SOA website.

SOA School Counseling Department

The mission of Charleston County School of the Arts Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that empowers all students while embracing their individual artistic differences. In partnership with administrators, teachers, parents, and key stakeholders, school counselors provide a continuum of support for academic achievement, career and personal/social development; simultaneously, preparing all students to compete in a global economy and make a positive contribution to our community.