March 29, 2017
End of Third Nine Weeks (135th Day)
March 31, 2017
Professional Development/In-service Day
April 6, 2017
Report Cards Issued)
April 10 - 14, 2017
(Monday - Friday)
May 11, 2017
Interim Reports Issued
May 29, 2017
Memorial Day - No School
June 9, 2017
End of 4th Nine Weeks (180th Day)
Last Day for Students (Half Day)
Graduation (5:00 PM)
June 12, 2017
Professional Development/In-Service Day
June 19, 2017
Report Cards Issued (Mailed)
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Free resource to help students prepare for SAT/ACT/WorkKeys/ASVAB
End of Course Test Schedule: January 16-20, 2017
English I - January 18, 2017
Algebra I - January 19, 2017
Please note: Parents & Students
During testing, students may not be in possession of any electronic or other device that can be used for communicating, timing, creating images or storing images. These devices include, but are not limited to cell phones, media players, tablets, smart watches, electronic readers, headphones, stop watches, electronic translators, hand-held devices or any electronic imaging or photographic devices.
The Fall 2016 edition of NextStepU college planning magazine is available in digital format as a resource for high school students.
The edition includes great articles and interviews from experts in the field including college admissions and other counselors. You can view this online or download it in a PDF. Here is the link to the magazine:
NextStepU is also offering two types of scholarships, one easy Win free Tuition and a second new STEM scholarship. Seniors can apply at www.NextStepU.com available to your students online by linking us to your school.
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.
PSAT Test To Be Administered
On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 sophomores will take the PSAT for free. Juniors who wish to take the test must register in the guidance office and pay $15.00 fee by October 7th. Students can get free practice through Kaplan Test Prep by registering at kaplan.com/psatpreplive. See the guidance counselor if you have any questions.
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“Did you know that there are testing changes coming to South Carolina? Learn more about the new ACT tests being administered to all students in grades 3rd - 8th and in the 11th grade this April. Learn what is being tested, find out test dates, and how you can get your children prepared by clicking on the ACT button on the homepage of the South Carolina Department of Education: http://ed.sc.gov/.”
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.
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
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
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.
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