Ware Shoals High School Counselor
news and announcements
THE 2021-2022 PROGRAM OF STUDY
KEEP UP WITH NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS ON SCHOOLOGY WITH THE "WSHS NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 2021-22" GROUP!
Students, check out Schoology to see news and announcements posted in this group.
Senior class of 2022 group
Seniors have their own group! Access it by navigating to Schoology and clicking on "Groups". This is where scholarships, college information, financial aid documents, resources, events and other information will be posted throughout the year.
Keep a check on your GPA; use the GPA Calculator:
PERSONAL/ SOCIAL RESOURCES
Teen Mental Health: Resources and Tips for Students and Parents
Tips to Help Teens Cope During COVID-19
Dealing with Anxiety
Coping with Grief and Loss
Relaxation Exercises: Breathing Basics
transcript requests: click here
FEDERAL STUDENT AID
Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA]
FSA ID [Needed to sign the FAFSA]
Scholarship Search Sites
***Scholarships for Seniors are posted in Schoology. ***
South Carolina HOPE Scholarship
This is a state-awarded scholarship valued at $2,800 for the first year only. Students that have a final minimum 3.0 GPA but do not qualify for the LIFE are eligible to receive this scholarship. Students who receive the SC HOPE and earn a 3.0 at the end of the first year of college may receive the LIFE Scholarship for the second year of college. No application is necessary for this scholarship. Eligibility is based on your final transcript.
South Carolina LIFE Scholarship
This is a state-awarded scholarship valued at $5000 per year. Students must meet two of the three requirements (1) your final, cumulative grade point average must be a minimum 3.0; (2) minimum 1100 SAT (combined critical reading and math sections) or 24 ACT; or (3) rank in the top 30% of your class at graduation. For a two year college students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (the test score and class rank requirements are waived.) No application is necessary for this scholarship. Eligibility is based on your final transcript.
South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance
This state awarded money varies each year dependent on the South Carolina Lottery Revenue. Students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours a semester and advancing toward a degree at one of the state’s two-year institutions. Students must complete the FAFSA as soon after October 1 as possible. Awards are handled by the college financial aid office.
South Carolina Palmetto Fellows Scholarship
This is a state-awarded scholarship valued at $6700 per year. Students may be eligible to apply if they meet the following three criteria: 1200 SAT/27 ACT, 3.5 GPA, top 6% of the class at the end of the sophomore, junior, or senior year; or meet the following two criteria 1400 SAT/32 ACT and 4.0 GPA at end of the junior or senior year. Students that meet the criteria will be notified by guidance to complete an application. More information about these state scholarships is available online at www.che.sc.gov.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTING
SAT + ACT Practice Website
ACT Test Prep
SAT Test Prep
SC Commission of Higher Education
Piedmont Technical College Placement Test Prep
**Test waivers for SAT and ACT are available for eligible students. Please see your counselor for details.**
NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER
DUAL ENROLLMENT TRANSFER
Curious about what PTC courses will transfer to the college you are interested in? Check out the link to find out what classes transfer: PTC Transfer Link
Here is another site that tracks transfer credit between colleges: SCTrac
INTERNET SAFETY RESOURCES
Below are national emergency and after-hours resources.
Referral services: 211 | 211.org
Suicide Prevention (United States): 1-800-273-TALK (8255) | suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Self-Injury/Cutting: 1-800-366-8288 | selfinjury.com
Eating Disorders: 1-800-931-2237 | nationaleatingdisorders.org
Runaway Hotline: 1-800-231-6946 | 1800runaway.org
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453 | childhelp.org/hotline/
Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 | rainn.org
Domestic/Relationship Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 | thehotline.org
Trevor Hotline for LGBTQ Youth: 1-866-488-7386 | thetrevorproject.org
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline | samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
Other resources for developing healthy lifestyles, including mental and emotional help: helpguide.org