Guidance

 

Welcome to Guidance

Spartanburg High School provides a comprehensive Guidance Program which seeks to take into consideration the needs and concerns of all students. All students are urged to visit the Guidance Department and become acquainted with our counselors. Each student has an assigned counselor for registration and graduation credit purposes; students are free to see any counselor of their choice for other purposes.
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and parents are encouraged to schedule an IGP meeting with their guidance counselor between TBA to discuss classes for next year. Registration begins TBA.
Prior to making an appointment with your counselor, please view the Things To Talk About During Your IGP Meeting document (for current 10th and 11th grade parents and students only) located under the Event/Test Dates tab or the school’s Homepage located under Quick Links.

SHS Guidance Personnel

John E. Wolfe, Jr., Director of Guidance
Freshmen Counselors
Piper Holmes, Counselor
Students A - L calendly.com/pmholmesfa
Anton Gist, Counselor
Students M - Z calendly.com/cagist

Sophomore, Junior & Senior Counselors (The counselors have grades 10-12.)

Calla Snow,Counselor
Students A - Co - calendly.com/crsnow
Terri Roberson, Counselor Students Cr - He -
Sarah Jumper, Counselor Students Hi - Merg - calendly.com/sajumper
Glover Smiley, Counselor
Students Merr - Sa – calendly.com/gsmiley
(Please call and make your appointment.)
Meredith Biber,Counselor
Students Sc – Z -
Addie Jones,Career Specialist - GCDF
Karen L. Meadows-Rogers, Guidance Office Secretary
Schedule SC Virtual School Exam: https://calendly.com/klmeadows-rogers-7
864-594-4410 ext. 7216
Terri Wood, Records Office

Student Registration

Spartanburg High School is the high school designated for Spartanburg School District Seven. If you live in District Seven and would like to enroll your student in Spartanburg High School you can come to the school between the hours of 7:45 am and 3:30 pm to meet with a counselor in the Guidance Department. The following items are needed in order to enroll your student:
  • Residence must be verified by one of the following current documents in the name of the parent or legal guardian to the principal or designee
  • Current lease agreement (children’s names should be listed)
  • Deed to property Property tax receipt (in the name of the parent or legal guardian)
  • Affidavit of adult resident of District Seven with whom student resides (verification of proof of residence by attendance worker and/or school resource officer) prior to enrollment.
And one of the following documents:
  • Current Landline utility such as phone bill, power bill, water bill, cable bill, etc.
  • Rental receipt
The following documents are required for enrollment:
  • Birth Certificate
  • South Carolina Immunization Certificate (DHEC-1148)
  • Social security card (optional)
  • Proof of legal guardianship, if applicable
The following items are required before enrollment is complete. Spartanburg High School will request the items from the student’s previous school.
  • Transfer form from sending school, including transcript, attendance records, and discipline records
  • ESOL code number
  • Special Education
If you do not live in District Seven, but would like for your student to attend Spartanburg High School, please contact the Spartanburg School District Office at 864-594-4400.
You can download the checklist here:

Course Registration

Course registration begins in the Spring Semester of each year for the next school year. Students meet with their assigned STRIVE advisors to discuss classes and turn in their registration cards. If classes need to be changed after this point students will fill out a Request to Change form and meet with their Guidance Counselor to discuss any necessary changes. Changes MUST be made within the first 5 days of the semester. Failure to make a change within the first 5 days will result in a “F.”

Withdrawal Procedures

  • Speak with your child’s guidance counselor to ensure the incoming school’s schedule is conducive with ours. We do not want your child to lose any credits.
  • Parent/Guardian must be present to complete and sign the withdrawal form. The parent will be given a copy of the withdrawal form which is needed for registration to their new school.
  • If child is not present, parent must have the following items:
    All Books
    Uniforms (chorus, JROTC, orchestra, etc.)
    Macbook (case pouch, charger, extension cord)
  • All fee balances must be clear
  • Parent must give the name of school (City and State) where child will be attending
  • Once the official records request is received from the entering school, all records will be sent. **

Uniform Grading

South Carolina has adopted a Uniform Grading Policy that went into effect in the 2000-2001 school year. The purpose of the grading policy is to standardize grading for all courses that earn Carnegie units in South Carolina schools, including a middle/junior high school. The LIFE Scholarship requires that a student maintain a “B” average.
  • Odyssey and Honors Course are weighted the same
  • Advanced Placement courses are only at Spartanburg High School I Incomplete: student work must be completed within 10 school days. FA Failure due to excessive absences. (A “62 average” is used in computing GPR) W Withdrew: dropped from course or transferred to another school. Class rank will be computed based on all Carnegie units taken including those taken at the junior high level.

Events and Testing Dates

Please check back for Upcoming Events and Guidance News.
On-Campus College Visits (during first and second lunches)
TBA
College Application Day TBA
Career Day
TBA

Upcoming Test Dates

PSAT - TBA
COMPASS - TBA
ASVAB - TBA
Accuplace (Juniors Only) - TBA
ASVAB - TBA
ACT (Juniors Only) - TBA
AP Exams - TBA

End Of Course (EOC) Tests - TBA

SAT 2017-2018

Registration information is available in Guidance or online at www.collegeboard.org.

TEST DATES TEST REGULAR LATE

ACT 2017-2018

Registration information is Guidance or online at www.actstudent.org

TEST DATES REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Career development is an ongoing process of gaining knowledge and improving skills that will help an individual to establish a career plan. The Career Specialist, Addie Jones, works to help students begin the career process of learning about themselves and different careers. Career tests, job shadowing, career fairs, and the ASVAB. Please contact Mrs. Jones for more information.

Links for career development:

It is up to each student at Spartanburg High School to apply for scholarships. If you don’t apply you won’t receive one. We encourage you to pay close attention to requirements and deadlines, and not to wait until the Spring because by then it will be too late! Please also stay informed by reading the newsletter and announcement that you receive in your school email. We also have a comprehensive scholarship database to help you keep up with deadlines, contact information for college counselors, and more. Students can access the database here SHS Scholarship Database.
As you are awarded scholarships throughout the year, please give Mrs.Rogers a copy of the award letter. We want to include all of your scholarships in our Souvenir Book at graduation. Also, when you receive your acceptance letter(s), give a copy to Mrs. Rogers for our end-of-the-year College List.
College Entry Test
ACT
SAT
College Searches
Sccango.org is a great resource for students and parents. It is a program of the SC Commission on Higher Education.
FastWeb.com is a very good scholarship search engine and it is free! Sign up today!
The Commission on Higher Education (CHE) website has much valuable information for students and parents. Visit www.che.sc.gov. This site contains detailed information on the S.C. Education Lottery Scholarships as well as other helpful information.
South Carolina Student Loan has much information for students and parents about loans for college. They also have a lot of information about college and career planning. Visit them at www.scstudentloan.org.
South Carolina’s independent college and universities – Information on these colleges and universities is available at www.scicu.org. Look for the free download of the guide.
CollegeProfiles.com offers a great deal of information including in-depth college profiles with information about academic programs, athletics, campus life, facilities, expenses, financial aid, and more. Visit www.collegeprofiles.com.
ScholarshipExperts.com is a free scholarship matching service with a database of over 2.4 million scholarships.
College Financial Aid
Seniors are encouraged to apply for the FASFA, which is a Free Application for Federal Student Aid program provided through the U.S. Department of Education. Depending on the student and parent’s income, students can receive a Pell Grant and/or other federal aid to make their dream of going to college a reality. Open enrollment for FASFA begins the first week of January of each year. Most colleges have a financial aid deadline on March 1st. Double check with your prospective college for a deadline and for assistance with filling out the form.

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