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Upcoming Events

May 22 - 31, 2017
(Monday - Wednesday)
SC Ready/PASS/End Of Course (EOC) Testing 

May 25, 2017
English I (EOC Testing)

May 26, 2017

Algebra I/Int. Algebra (EOC Testing)

May 29, 2017

Memorial Day - No School

May 30, 2017

US History (EOC Testing)

May 31, 2017

Biology (EOC Testing)

June 4, 2017 - June 29, 2017

(Sunday - Thursday)
2017 Summer Transportation Institute at Benedict College

The purpose of the institute is to bring awareness to the transportation industry.  Applicants must: be a rising 9th, 10th, or 11th grader; cumulative GPA 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; 2 letters of recommendation; a one page essay expressing interest in engineering, science, transportation, or technology related career.  The deadline to apply is April 30, 2017.

June 8, 2016

Last Day for Students (Half Day)

June 9, 2017
Teacher Work Day
Graduation (5:00 PM)

June 19, 2017
Report Cards Issued (Mailed)

June 18, 2017 - June 24, 2017

(Sunday - Saturday)
The Pinckney 4-H Leadership Conference at Clemson University
(Session 1)

Rising sophomores and juniors who are interested in making a difference in their school and community are encouraged to apply.  Activities include: leadership workshops, team building, experiencing college life on campus, community engagement, whitewater rafting and more.  The registration fee is $100 for the week.    The deadline to apply is April 21, 2017 with notification by May 5, 2017.  Applications are available in guidance or contact Lori Frager at  

July 23, 2017 - July 29, 2017
(Sunday - Saturday)

The Pinckney 4-H Leadership Conference at Clemson University 
(Session 2)

July 24, 2017 - July 27, 2017

(Monday - Thursday)
Coding & Programming Summer Camp for Girls
Rising 8th - 12th graders will gain basic coding & programming skills.  The camp will be held at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College .  There is a non-refundable camp fee that includes snacks and lunch.  The deadline to apply is May 15, 2017.  Applications are available in guidance or contact Debbie England at 803 535-1308 or

(Please see our Announcements Page for other school and sporting event dates.)

Voorhees College
Changing minds.     Changing lives.
P.O. Box 678
Denmark, SC 29042  

Cyber Security Camp (CYBERPI)​
Summer Training Academy
in Cyber Security for
High and Middle School Students
Note: Only 40 students will be selected to participate in this Program
Summer Camp Requirements:
 Permission Statement from Parent/Legal Guardian
 Completed Student Application and Student Essay forms
 Completed MATH or SCIENCE Teacher Recommendation forms
 Test Data from GUIDANCE COUNSELOR or final report card.
 Present a project at the Annual Science Fair in the Spring or
    Summer semester.
Benefits: The camp is free. Attendance at all sessions is
required. Stipend may be given based on funding availability.
Program Dates and Times:
Session I — High School students only (Max. 20)
Session II — Middle School students only (Max. 20)
Introductory Presentation and check-in: Science Building Auditorium
June 18, 3pm (Session I) June 25, 3pm (Session II)
Summer Academy: Overnight Sunday-Thursday
June 18-June 23 (Session I) June 25-30 (Session II)
Closing Ceremony: Massachusetts Hall Auditorium
June 23, 10am (Session I) June 30, 10am (Session II)​
Goals and Objectives
Increase Interest in STEM Majors
Recruiting high school students from the surrounding
areas with an interest in Computer Science and
Academic Enrichment Instruction
Summer Camp program that will provide academic
enrichment instruction and improve student learning
in Scientific Research.

Retention, Mentoring and Study Groups
Retaining 85% of the summer participants entering
9th grade to 12th grade by providing College student
and faculty mentoring and group studies, tutoring
services by college interns, and leadership

Improve Problem Solving and Critical
Thinking Skills

Improving problem-solving and critical thinking skills
of the participants through Computer Science and
Mathematics research projects, engineering laboratory
experiments, computer assisted instruction, and
field trips to cyber security sites.
Applications are available in guidance and are due May 15th.  

Monterrio Jones
CIO/CTO, PI – Cybersecurity
(803) 780-1219​

Barbara Nimmons, M.E.
STEM Program Director
Faculty Professor
(803) 780-1166
Fax: (803) 780-1420

Funded by National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) -
Department of Energy​

The Citadel is inviting prospective students and their families an opportunity to visit and experience the military college.  This experience is called PAWS (Preparing and Assisting the Whole Student) and is free to students in grades 9th - 12th.  The information sessions will be on Thursday's and the dates are: June 15th, June 29th, July 13th and July 27th.  Interested persons are to contact the admissions office at 800 868-1842 or

College Update
Effective fall 2018, Wofford College will no longer require standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) to complete an application for admission.  This new policy received unanimous support from the Enrollment Committee and faculty.  For more information, rising seniors can contact the admissions office at  Wofford College is located in Spartanburg, SC.

SAT Update
The registration deadline for the June SAT is May 9th.  The College Board will for the first time provide students with the opportunity to the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on August 26, 2017.  Registration is open and rising seniors are encouraged to sign up now for this test date.

Class of 2017 -  College Acceptances 
Lagarriah Brimfield - USC-Aiken, Allen University & Voorhees College
Nyquasia Brown- USC - Salkehatchie, Morris College & Shaw University
Seth Carroll - Orangeburg - Calhoun Technical College & Voorhees College
Taylor Edwards - Wingate University, Allen University, Converse College & Francis Marion University
Localzo Hook - Benedict College & Wingate University
Sierra Howard - USC-Columbia, Claflin University & Presbyterian College
Shekinah Jackson - Allen University, USC Salkehatchie & Shaw University
Sierra Ryant- The Culinary Institute of America
Infinade Tyler- Benedict College

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Free resource to help students prepare for SAT/ACT/WorkKeys/ASVAB 

Change of Information
Please notify the guidance office if your address or phone number changes during the school year.  Any changes can be made in writing or by calling the school.  This will help the school to maintain accurate contact with you about your child and school related activities.  Thanks for your cooperation.

South Carolina Colleges Guide

The South Carolina colleges guide is a no-cost resource that allows students to view in-depth information and data on colleges and universities in the state, and to use a custom search tool to identify potential schools by size, city, type, cost and more. ​

Career Resources
Listed below are career resources available in guidance for student and staff use.  
Great Jobs for Business Majors
Great Jobs for Math Majors
Job Search for People w/ Disabilities
High Growth Careers
STEM Careers
Green Careers
Non-Traditional Careers
Careers in Engineering
Careers in Law and the Legal Industry
Careers in Forensic Science
Careers in Armed Forces
Careers in Health Care
Careers in Banking, Finance and Insurance
Careers in Music
Careers in Conservation and the Environment
Careers in the Visual Arts
Careers in Library & Information Science
Careers in Photography
Career in the Publishing Industry
Careers in Science
Careers in Advertising & Public Relations
Careers in Theater & the Performing Arts
Careers in Fashion
Careers in Film Industry
Careers in Writing
Careers in Automotive Industry
Careers in Education & Related Services


High School Exit Exam Elimination
Act 155 (H. 3919) passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Nikki R. Haley on April 14, 2014, states in part “Beginning with the graduating class of 2015, students are no longer required to meet the exit examination requirements set forth in in this section and State Regulation to earn a South Carolina high school diploma."
A person who is no longer enrolled in a public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma or was denied graduation solely for failing to meet the exit exam requirements may petition the local school board to determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma. The elimination of the exit exam (BSAP, HSAP) requirement is retroactive to the graduating class of 1990. The local school board will transmit diploma requests to the South Carolina Department of Education in accordance with Department procedures, which are included below. Petitions under this section must be submitted to the local school board by December 31, 2015.
Persons eligible to receive a South Carolina high school diploma under these provisions must have met all other graduation requirements at the time of his or her high school attendance. All eligible candidates' names must be verified and submitted by the local school board. The Department will not accept requests directly from a diploma candidate. Petitions should be directed to the local school board based upon the high school that the eligible candidate attended. The process for completing petitions will vary according to local district policy, however all petitions must be received by school boards no later than December 31, 2015.
The South Carolina Department of Education will begin processing requests from local school boards as soon as possible. Since this law applies to the graduating class of 2015, students in the graduating class of 2014 who are denied graduation solely for failing to meet the exit exam requirement may petition their local school board for a high school diploma as soon as they are no longer enrolled in public school, as outlined in the law.
Please  contact with any questions. 

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