Guidance & School Counseling
Do you need to take the SAT or ACT?
First thing you should do is speak with your School Counselor about what your plans are for after high school. If you are planning on attending a 2-year technical school (ex. Piedmont Technical College, Midlands Technical College, Tri-County Technical College, etc.) you do NOT need the ACT or SAT score to be accepted. These two year schools require a placement exam that you can take at the tech school campus.
Students who are going to a 4-year college will need to take the ACT or SAT. Please check the college admissions page to see what score requirements you need to meet. Again, please go to the Guidance Office to discuss your plans with your counselor...we are here to help you figure things out!
To sign up for the ACT or SAT you will need to create a user account (if you have not already done so) at their respective websites:
Please keep your user name and password in a safe place because you WILL have to use this info to log back in and see/send your scores.
SAT vs ACT
SHS Registration Guide 2020-2021
Blanchard Machinery (CAT) Apprenticeship Program
Interested in joining the military?
You will need to take the ASVAB test - check out the websites below for practice! SHS usually offers the ASVAB twice a year (one each semester) to students that sign up. Talk with Sergeant Phillips in room 111 about signing up.
army.com - ASVAB Practice Test 1
Students whose parents have served in the military (Active, Reservist, or National Guard) since 9/11/01 may be eligible for education benefits. If the parent is still active or still in a reserve status, they may be able to transfer their benefits to an immediate family member. The link above provides specific information on the transfer of benefits.
Duke Summer College
Everything you need to know about winning scholarships
Interested in applying for one of the five service academies? (US Air Force Academy, US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy) The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.
Appointment to a service academy is an extremely competitiveprocess. To receive an offer of appointment, an applicant must obtain a nomination from an official source. There are several nomination sources and applicants are encouraged to exhaust all available options. This includes, but is not limited to, their US Representative, two US senators and the Vice President of the United States.
If you are interested in applying please let your counselor know
SC Teacher Loan - Education majors
The SC Teacher Loan Program was established by the State of South Carolina to help talented and qualified students become teachers. Students can borrow up to $2,500 per year in their freshman and sophomore years and $5,000 per year in their junior and senior years. The loan is 100% forgivable if the recipient teaches in certain critical geographic or subject areas in South Carolina. The complete lists of critical areas as well as the eligibility criteria and all other details of the program are available at: http://www.scstudentloan.org/students/teacherforgiveness.aspx . Funds are limited so we would ask you to encourage your potential teachers to apply as soon as possible. Should you, your students or parents have any questions regarding this program please feel free to contact us at (800)347-2752.
North Greenville University's Academic Scholarships
Church Matching Scholarship at Southern Wesleyan University
USC Beaufort Institutional Scholarships
USCB LIFE Plus - must be LIFE Scholarship eligible
USCB Palmetto Fellow Plus - must be Palmetto Fellow Scholarship eligible at the time of their admittance
Academic Program Scholarships for the following programs: computational science scholarships; visual art and design scholarships; Beaufort College Honors Program (Biology, Lowcountry Studies or Nursing) - honor students will receive $4,000 a year for up to four years.
#NoEffort SCSL Monthly Scholarship Giveaway
Every month, $1,000 will be given to a high school junior, senior, or college student for college tuition. You can enter once a month, every month.
1. Go to scstudentloan.org/noeffort and fill out your name, number and email. That's all you have to do!