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Counselor's Office

Mrs. Savannah Campbell

Ware Shoals High School Counselor

Mrs. Savannah Campbell
School Counselor, GCDF
scampbell@gwd51.org
Ph: 864-456-7923
Fax: 864-626-4516

news and announcements

KEEP UP WITH NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS ON Schoology WITH THE "DAILY BULLETIN" GROUP!

Students, check out Schoology to see news and announcements posted on the "Daily Bulletin" Group. 

SCHOOLOGY group for seniors Class of 2021

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.

COVID- 19: PERSONAL/ SOCIAL rESOURCES

Teen Mental Health: Resources and Tips for Students and Parents

http://teenmentalhealth.org/covid-19/

Dealing with Anxiety

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/anxiety-tips.html?WT.ac=ctg#catemotions

Managing Stress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHjkEfwfECo

Coping with Grief and Loss

https://www.apa.org/topics/grief

Relaxation Exercises: Breathing Basics

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/relax-breathing.html?ref=search

transcript requests: click here 


FEDERAL STUDENT AID

Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA]

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

FSA ID [Needed to sign the FAFSA]

https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Search Sites
http://www.fastweb.com/

https://www.cappex.com/scholarships/

https://www.scholarshipprograms.org/

http://www.highfivescholarships.com/

***Scholarships for Seniors are posted in Schoology. ***

STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

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 

www.prepfactory.com

ACT Test Prep

http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/

SAT Test Prep 

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice

https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

SAT Registration 

https://www.collegeboard.org/

ACT Registration

http://www.act.org/content/act/en/register.html

SC Commission of Higher Education 

http://www.che.sc.gov/Students,FamiliesMilitary.aspx

Piedmont Technical College Placement Test Prep 

https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/studentswww.accuplacerpracticetest.com

**Test waivers for SAT and ACT are available for eligible students. Please see your counselor for details.**

RESOURCES

NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER

https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/

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

COLLEGE/ CAREER

Career and College Resources

INTERNET SAFETY RESOURCES

SafetyNet.org


EMERGENCY RESOURCES

Below are national emergency and after-hours resources.

Emergency: 911
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