Pickens High School Counseling Department

Students A - F

Jana Champion
janachampion@pickenscountyschools.org

Elisha Wilson

Students G - O

Elisha Wilson
elishawilson@pickenscountyschools.org

Students P - Z

Tara Joyce
tarajoyce@pickenscountyschools.org 

College & Career Coach

Daniel Bell

danielbell@pickenscountyschools.org 

Click HERE to access the Dual Enrollment website.

 

 

 

Counseling Secretary

Randi Ray

randiray@pickenscountyschools.org 

Important Information for Students

 

Class Change Requests

The Fall 2022 Class Change Request Form was taken down from the PHS Counseling Webpage on Wednesday, 8/10/2022.  There will be no more class changes for the Fall 2022 Semester after 8/10/2022.  If there is an extenuating situation in which a student might need a class changed for the Fall 2022 semester, then the student will need to come by the PHS Counseling Suite and pick up an Administrative Class Change Form.  After completing the necessary steps outlined on the Admin. Class Change Form, then a PHS Administrator will make the decision if the class change request will be permitted or not.

 

Any class change requests regarding the Spring 2023 semester will not be reviewed until the Spring Semester.  Please know that class change requests will not take place if they are for one or more of the following reasons:

1) Teacher preference.

2) Peer preference (because you have a friend in that class).

3) Lunch time preference.

 

 

 

Work-Based Learning (WBL)

The WBL program allows students the opportunity to earn high school elective credit(s) for their work experience. Interested students must apply to the program and be approved by the WBL and CTAE Director, Ms. Carissa Parker, before WBL will be added to a student's schedule.  If you are interested in applying to potentially participate in the WBL program, then please click on the electronic application link below and complete the form using your student Gmail account:

2022-23 WBL Program Application

 

 

2022-23 Student Parking Permits

Click HERE to access the 2022-23 PHS Student Parking Permit Form.  Please know that you will also need to provide a copy your driver's license and vehicle insurance when you turn in your parking permit.  Parking permits will be sold during lunch by Coach Michael Duffie.  ALL student drivers must have a current parking permit to park their vehicle on the PHS campus.

 

 

PHS Bell Schedule and School Hours

PHS is open from 7:15 AM to 3:15 PM.  Students report to 1st period by 7:40 AM and are released at 2:40 PM.  Click HERE to view the bell schedules.

 

 

 

Technology and IC Help

All students are issued a PCSD chromebook.  If you have questions or concerns regarding chromebooks, chargers, etc., then please email your requests and/or concerns to:

phstechnologyrequests@pickenscountyschools.org 

If you need assistance with logging into your Infinite Campus (IC) student account, student email account, and/or your Parent IC account, then please click HERE to see how you need to proceed and who you can contact if you need assistance.

 

 

 

Enrolling a Student to Attend PHS

 If you want to enroll your student to attend PHS, then please first complete registration and enrollment via the Registration Department at the PCSD Central Office.  Click HERE to access the PCSD Registration webpage.

Once you have completed registration, then our school will be notified and you will be contacted by the counseling secretary about setting up a new student appointment with your PHS Counselor.

Please know that you will have to first complete the registration process, registration notifies PHS once it is complete and they have processed your application, and PHS will have to receive a copy of the student's records before we will schedule a new student meeting.

 

 

Attendance and Records Assistance

1) Sick/Doctor's Notes - If you are out of school for any reason, then please bring a doctor's note or sick note to the front desk.  Doctor's notes and sick notes are not accepted after five days of returning to school.  You can also email your sick note or doctor's note to phsattendance@pickenscountyschools.org .

2) Records Requests - If you need to request records and/or update your information in Infinite Campus (such as phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, etc.), then please contact the PHS Registrar, Ms. Candy DiPrima.  Her email address is candydiprima@pickenscountyschools.org .

 

 

 

Information Regarding Graduation Requirements, Grade Promotions, Classes Offered at PHS, and Student Organizations/Clubs

Click HERE to access the document that provides detailed descriptions regarding the following information:

-Graduation Requirements for PHS students.

-The number of credits required to be promoted to the next grade level.

-Academic class offerings and their sequences of how they should be taken at PHS.

-Elective class offerings and their pathway sequences of how they should be taken at PHS.

-Students Organizations and Clubs at PHS.

 

 

 

PHS Tutoring Schedule

Please click HERE to view the tutoring schedule for the Fall 2022 semester at PHS or view the times below:

 

 

 

 

PHS Cafeteria Information

Mrs. Andrea Wood is the PHS Cafeteria Manager.  Students can either pay for meals/snacks with cash or add money to their student accounts by using the My Payments Plus website.  Click HERE to access the My Payments Plus website.  The prices for meals can be seen below:

 

 

Families that are eligible for free or reduced-price meals must apply to receive them, and all other students must pay full price for their meals.  All families are encouraged to complete the free/reduced lunch application if you believe your student(s) may be eligible.  You can use your cell phone camera and scan the QR code below to access the online application.  Paper copies are also available at the school.  Please click HERE for an important news flyer regrading free and reduced-priced meals from the PCSD Nutrition Department:

 

 

 

 

Transcript Requests and Attendance Verifications

 

Need a copy of your transcript, an education verification, and/or attendance verification (ex. for military purposes, Social Security benefits, insurance purposes, etc.) completed?  Then please send your transcript request to phstranscripts@pickenscountyschools.orgFor all transcript requests please include the following information:

1) Your first and last name (please provide your maiden name when necessary).

2) The year you graduated.  If you are currently a PHS student, then please identify what grade you are in.

3) Your date of birth (Month/Day/Year).

4) The last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN).

5) Where you need your transcript to be sent to.

 

The counseling secretary will process your request within 72 hrs.  If you would like to pick the transcript up in person or have it emailed to yourself, then please indicate so in your transcript request email.  For previously graduated PHS students, the cost for a transcript request to be processed is $3.00.

 

 

 

 

ADAP Test for Licenses

If you need a copy of your attendance verification and/or your ADAP report for your learn's or driver's licenses, then please email your request to:

phsattendance@pickenscountyschools.org

Once your request has been processed, then the student and/or parent can pick up the items from the PHS Front Office Secretary.

For the 2021-22 school year the ADAP presentation and test were given on 10/13/2021 to all 9th grade students.  If you were not at PHS on 10/13/21, then you missed both the presentation and test.  The ADAP (Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program) is a requirement in Georgia for anyone under the age of 18 to complete in order to obtain his/her driver's license.

Click HERE to register for the eADAP (electronic version of the ADAP) if you missed the test on 10/13/2021.  When registering for the eADAP, under "reason for enrollment" you will need to choose "other" and you will also need to use a personal email account instead of your student Gmail email address.

For the 2022-23 school year, the ADAP presentation and test will be given to all PHS 9th grade students on Wednesday, October 12th.  This will be the only date that both the training and test will be administered at PHS for the 2022-23 school year.

 

 

 

ACT & SAT Dates for Pickens High School

Almost all colleges and universities, and some scholarships, will require you to have either a SAT or ACT score to submit.  In order to take the SAT or ACT you will need to create an account with their websites (links included on the document link above), register to take the test, and then utilize their website to have your scores sent to the school of your choice.  Once you have created an account, then you will be able to access your scores through the SAT and/or ACT websites.  Click HERE to access the SAT/ACT schedule for test dates at PHS.  Click HERE to access the "ACT Test Guide" and look below for more resources about the SAT.

 

PHS School Code 111695

 

 

SAT Resources

Listed below are multiple SAT resources provided by College Board:

1) Click HERE to access the "Getting Ready to Take the SAT" document that lists the steps you need to take during the process of registering for the test, how to send your scores, and how to access your scores.

2) Click HERE to view the "Benefits of Taking the SAT" document.

3) Click HERE to access the "SAT Student Guide" document that provides important information about the SAT, tips and advice on taking the test, and also contains practice questions to try.

4) Click HERE to view the "SAT Quick Reference Guide" that contains contact information for various departments within College Board such as the SAT, AP Testing, PSAT, and Services for Students with Disabilities.

5) Click HERE to download a SAT practice test provided by College Board.  College Board also encourages student to utilize Khan Academy to do online test practicing.  Click HERE to access the Khan Academy website.

 

 

 

PSAT and PSAT Score Instructions

For the 2022-23 school year, the PSAT will be administered to all PHS 10th grade students on Wednesday, October 12th.  The school will automatically register all PHS 10th grade students for the test.  If you are a homeschool student interested in taking the PSAT test at PHS on October 12th, then please email our PHS Testing Coordinator, Mr. Rick Goble, to inquire about this option at richardgoble@pickenscountyschools.org

For the 2021-22 school year, the PSAT was administered to all 10th graders who were present at PHS on 10/13/2021.  PSAT scores were released on 12/6/2021 via www.collegeboard.org .  You can access your PSAT scores one of two ways:

1) Your scores were sent to the email address you provided on your PSAT.

2) If you did not receive your scores via email, then you will need to create a www.collegeboard.org account. When creating your account, please identify Pickens High School as your current school and use the CEEB Code of 111695.

 

Please visit the following website for more information on how to access your PSAT scores:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/getting-scores

 

 

 

Senior Related Information

 

Class of 2023 Fall Senior Info Letter

During the Fall 2022 semester, all PHS seniors and their families were sent a "Class of 2023 Fall Senior Info Letter" that included a copy of the senior's class schedule, transcript, and status check document.  This letter contains very helpful information to help you navigate your senior year.  Click HERE to view/access a copy of the "Class of 2023 Fall Senior Info Letter."

 

 

 

PHS School Profile

Please click HERE to view and/or access the PHS 2022-23 School Profile document.  Some college and scholarship applications will ask you to provide a copy of your high school profile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Pictures

Please know that n order for a senior to appear in the 2023 PHS Draca yearbook, he/she must have a photo made with Cady Studios.  Cady will be on campus on September 13th and October 4th to photograph seniors only.  Seniors and/or their parents should schedule appointments for those days and arrive in the old gym five minutes ahead of appointments.  Appointments may also be made on other dates; however, travel to Cady Studios will be necessary.  Cady provides drapes for young ladies and tux tops for young gentlemen.  Hair, make-up, and jewelry should be taken care of ahead of the appointment.  A $30 sitting fee is due at the time of photography for all seniors.  This fee covers special processing for senior photos and touch-ups to photos when necessary.  Appointments may be made at home.cady.com.  If you have trouble making an appointment on the website, then please call Cady Studios at 678-722-3449.

 

 

 

 

Class of 2023 Senior Information Packet

This Senior Information Packet (click on the link above) will assist you and your family with getting prepared to apply for college, scholarships, jobs, and creating professional relationships with your teachers and counselors.  Access to this packet is available to everyone who can download a pdf file.

Please click HERE to access an the pdf copy or HERE to access a Word copy (one you can type in) of the PHS Senior Information Sheet that you can type in or you can print it and write in it.  Many use this document to help them build a resume.

Please know that this document has replaced the previous "PHS Senior Profile" document that has been used in years past.  Some scholarships may ask for you to complete a "senior profile."  THIS "PHS SENIOR INFO" DOCUMENT CAN BE USED TO ASSIST YOU WITH SCHOLARSHIPS; however, please know that this document will not always suffice for a "senior profile" requested by some scholarship applications (an example of this is the Big Canoe Chapel Scholarship as they have their own senior profile document to be completed).

Your school counselors are here to assist you as needed and wish you the best of luck this year!

 

 

 

 

 

PHS Senior Presentation

Please click on the link above to download the senior Power-Point presentation.  The Power-Point will open as a "Google Slides" presentation first; however, this will not allow you to listen to the audio that accompanies each slide.  Once the presentation opens as a "Google Slides Presentation," then please go to "FILE," then click on "DOWNLOAD," and choose to download as a Microsoft Power-Point Presentation.  This will then allow the presentation to download as a true Power-Point presentation to your computer.  After the Power-Point presentation downloads to your device, then please click on the "audio" icon in the lower right hand corner of each slide to listen to the presentation information recorded for you on each slide.

 

 

 

 

Applying to College

You can apply directly through the college of your choice for admittance to a college or you can use the Common App Tool.  When applying for admission directly through your chosen post-secondary school, please visit the college's "admission" page and follow the directions provided for that school.  Most schools require similar requirements but some may differ.  You will need to check your chosen college's application requirements to ensure you are submitting a complete application.

Common App is another common method of applying to a variety of schools in both Georgia (examples are UGA and Georgia State University) and nationwide.  Common App is a non-profit member organization that represents nearly 900 diverse colleges.  This tool connects students to a variety of public and private colleges and universities across all 50 U.S. states and 20 different countries.

-Click HERE to to be directed the Common App website and start your application process.

-Parents/Guardians/Families can click HERE to be directed to the family resources page on Common App to get information on Financial Aid and how to support your student as he/she applies to colleges.

-Students can click HERE to access important documents/resources to assist in your Common App process.

 

 

 

 

Currently Available Scholarship Information                       

If you would like to view/reference a list of all the scholarships that were posted on the PHS Counseling webpage during the 2021-22 school year, then please click HERE.  If you are interested in offering a scholarship opportunity to students at PHS, then please contact PHS Counselor Jana Champion (contact info is listed at the top of this webpage) with a copy of your scholarship application, the amount that will be awarded, and when your scholarship deadline will be.

 

We encourage all students and their families to check the PHS Counseling Webpage weekly to view any and all scholarship opportunities that are presented to PHS students.  Please know that all scholarships that are made available to PHS students from local organizations are posted on this webpage so that all students, their families, staff, and the community can access this information at any time.  Below are mostly local, state, and some national scholarships that are currently available for students to apply to:

 

1) Please click HERE to access the studentscholarships.org September Newsletter listing multiple national scholarships that are currently available.

 

2) Big Canoe Chapel Scholarship (posted on 9/7/22)

-Any Class of 2023 senior student may apply to the Big Canoe Chapel Scholarship if he/she is a resident of Pickens or Dawson County and wishes to further his/her education as a full-time student after graduating from high school at a college or university (technical colleges are not eligible).

-In order to apply, students must complete the scholarship application (must include a headshot photo with the application), provide a copy of your high school transcript (must be HOPE eligible and have a 3.25 in their core curriculum with a combination of at least 3 AP and/or Dual Enrollment classes), provide a copy of your SAT and/or ACT score (you can acquire these through collegeboard.org and/or act.org), provide two written personal references, complete the Big Canoe Chapel Scholarship Senior Profile document (the BCCS Senior Profile is different than the PHS Senior Information Sheet) to be answered in essay form on a typed document, Senior Resume, and provide a letter of acceptance to the college of your choice (student will provide, not the school counselor).  PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE WEBSITE STATES EVERYTHING SHOULD BE TYPED AND NOT HANDWRITTEN.

-Completed scholarship packets (in which you turn in ALL required documents for the application) must be turned in to the PHS counseling department no later than 12pm on Friday, January 20, 2023.  It is the student's responsibility to ensure their scholarship application packets are completed, have all required documents, and are turned in on time.  No applications will be accepted after 12pm on Friday, 1/20/23.

-Big Canoe Chapel Scholarship Interviews will take place on Tuesday, February 14th, in the PHS Media Center.  All students invited for an interview will be notified beforehand.

-Please click HERE to access the Big Canoe Chapel Scholarship webpage.  Scroll to the bottom of this webpage to access the following four documents:

-BCCS Brochure.

-BCCS Requirements.

-BCCS Senior Profile (make sure to answer this in “essay” form as mentioned in the directions).

-BCCS Application (make sure to include a head shot photo with your application).

 

3) Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship (posted on 9/26/22)

-This is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to high school seniors who also showcase that they can both lead and serve.  Students must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA.

-Click HERE to view more information regarding this scholarship opportunity.

-Click HERE to access the online application.

-The deadline to apply for this scholarship opportunity is October 31st.

 

4) Voice of Democracy Scholarship (posted on 9/26/2022)

-The Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 25,000 9th-12th grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.  Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, State, and National levels. Department (State) winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington DC, to tour the city, be honored by the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and its Auxiliary, and receive their portion of $156,000 in national awards, with the top scholarship being $30,000.

-Click HERE to visit the VFW Youth Scholarships webpage for more information regarding this national scholarship opportunity.

-Click HERE to view the rules and eligibility document.

-Click HERE to download and complete the entry form.

-All documents and criteria must be submitted to a local VFW Post by 10/31/22.  The closest VFW Post to Pickens County is Post 5262 Cherokee County Post.  Click HERE to view contact information to local VFW Posts.

 

5) Heisman High School Scholarship (posted on 9/26/22)

-The Heisman High School Scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, gives out multiple scholarships to eligible male and female scholar-athletes ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 each year.  Students must be a senior to apply, have a 3.0 GPA, and play an approved sport to be eligible for this national scholarship opportunity.

-Please know that scholarship money is awarded only to students who make it to the “State Winner” level although “School Winners” will be recognized with a certificate at all schools who have students apply for this scholarship opportunity.

-The Heisman High School Scholarship program recognizes students at the following levels: School Winners (one male and one female recognized with a certificate for each school that has students apply for the scholarship opportunity), State Winners (one male and one female for each state, where 88 of these 100 students receive a $1000 scholarship award), National Finalists (six males and six females are selected from the pool of 100 State Winners and 10 of these students will receive a $2,000 scholarship), and National Winners (one male and one female selected from the pool of 12 National Finalists will receive a $10,000 scholarship award).

-The “School Winner” representatives will be recognized with a certificate at the PHS Senior Honors Night in May 2023.

-Click HERE to learn more about this scholarship opportunity and how it works.

-Click HERE to access the online scholarship application.

-The online application and all required criteria are due by October 18th.

 

6) Hagan Scholarship Foundation (posted on 9/28/22)

-The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide four-year need-based merit scholarship that provides up to $6,000 each semester.

-Some of the eligibility requirements are having a 3.5 GPA, must enroll in an eligible college or university, and the applicant’s Adjusted Household Income reported for Federal Income Tax Purposes must not exceed $85,000.

-Click HERE to view the scholarship brochure.

-Click HERE to access information about the scholarship and the suggested timeline for applying.

-Click HERE to access the online application.

-The deadline for this online scholarship opportunity is 5pm on December 1st.  the Hagan Scholarship Foundation will award the scholarship recipients in March of 2023.

 

7) John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest (posted on 9/28/22)

-This essay contest is open to all U.S. high school students in grades 9 through 12. Twenty-five students will be recognized and the first-place winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship.

-Click HERE to learn more about the eligibility requirements for this national contest, the topic of the essay, and how to submit your essay.

-The deadline to submit your essay online is January 13th, 2023.

 

8) U.S. Presidential Scholars Program (posted on 9/28/22)

- The U.S. Presidential ​Scholars Program from the U.S. Department of Education was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of the nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

-Click HERE to view more information regarding the recognition program.

-Click HERE to download the school sign-off form.

-Click HERE to download the parent/guardian sign-off form.

-Click HERE to access the online application after you have gathered all required documents.

-The 2023 online application/nomination form is due by November 15th, 2022.

 

9) U.S. Senate Youth Program (posted on 9/28/22)

- The United States Senate Youth​ Program sends two delegates from every state to spend a week in Washington, D.C., where they study the government firsthand. There is also a $10,000 college scholarship awarded to each delegate.

-Georgia’s U.S. Senate Youth Program application is due on October 7th, 2022.  Any Georgia high school junior or senior can apply who meets the eligibility criteria.

-Click HERE to access more information regarding the eligibility criteria for this program.

-Click HERE to access the U.S. Senate Youth Program Brochure.

-Click HERE to download the USSYP School sign-off form.

-Click HERE to download the USSYP Parent/Guardian sign-off form.

-Click HERE to access the USSYP online application that is due on October 7th, 2022.

 

10) Aging Matters Scholarship (posted on 9/29/22)

-SeniorCare.com continues to bring more awareness to the key issues we face as an aging population.  For the 8th consecutive year, Senior Care will be awarding an annual college scholarship to an individual that best demonstrates why "Aging Matters" to that applicant.  A $1,500 scholarship will be given annually to a selected applicant that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elderly population.  Any existing student (or incoming college freshman), in good academic standing, at a two or four-year accredited college can apply for this national scholarship.  The recipient will need to demonstrate a unique and admirable understanding as well as a desire to show that "Aging Matters" to him/her.

-Click HERE to access more information about this scholarship opportunity, including the application requirements.

-Click HERE to access the online application, which is at the bottom of the webpage.

-The deadline for this online scholarship application is May 15th, 2023.  The winner will be notified by Senior Care sometime after mid-June.

 

 

 

Scholarship Opportunities that were posted on the PHS Counseling Webpage and the deadlines have since passed:

 

1) Youth Leadership Pickens (posted on 7/27/22 and the deadline was 8/12/22).

 

 

 

Additional National Scholarship Databases

There is a world of scholarship opportunity out there waiting to be taken advantage of.  The PHS Counseling team works diligently to ensure as many local and state, and some national, scholarships are specifically posted on the PHS Counseling Webpage.  Unfortunately, it is not possible to review every opportunity out there so more information has been provided below for students to inquire about.  We hope that our PHS students and their families will take some time to view the below websites that both identify and provide multiple nationwide scholarships and grants that all students can possibly apply to:

-https://www.fastweb.com/

-https://www.scholarships.com/

-https://scholarships360.org/ 

-https://studentscholarships.org

-American Indian College Fund

-Native Forward Scholars Fund

-Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

-Chegg

-College Board Big Future Scholarships

-Dell Scholars

-Going Merry

-Hispanic Scholarship Fund

-Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

-NSHSS Foundation Scholarships

-Peerlift

-ScholarSnapp

-Scholarship America

-Scholly

-Thurgood Marshall College Fund

-Reagan Foundation Scholarships

-UNCF

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAFSA Information and How to Apply

Please make sure to fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid for college.  Completion of the FAFSA is required to receive any financial aid for college including the HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, and student loans, to name a few.  Students and parents will have to complete this application together.  All seniors planning to attend college will have to complete the FAFSA.  The FAFSA is open each year from October 1st until June 30th.

Click HERE to access an article on the, "10 Common FAFSA Mistakes Not to Make."

 

 

 

Additional College and Financial Aid Websites to Explore and Help You Plan/Prepare to Apply for College and Scholarships

-finaid.org

-cappex.org

-cashcourse.org

-knowhow2go.acenet.edu

 

 

 

College Visits

In lieu of on campus college visits, some colleges are hosting virtual information sessions this school year.  Below are some upcoming college meetings (in-person and/or virtual) that you may want to attend:

 

1) Chatt Tech Dual Enrollment Info Sessions (posted on 8/31/22)

-Chatt Tech will be hosting a number of DE Info Sessions.

-Click HERE to register to attend one of the upcoming DE Info Sessions (9/20-10/13) if you plan on taking any DE classes this school year.

-Click HERE to access more info regarding DE admissions at Chatt Tech.

-Click HERE to access more info regarding the DE Info Sessions with Chatt Tech.

 

2) Chatt Tech General Info Sessions (posted on 8/31/22)

-Chatt Tech will be hosting a number of General Info Sessions for any students interested in attending Chatt Tech.

-These General Info Sessions will take place from 9/15 through 10/27.

-Click HERE to register for one of the Chatt Tech General Info Sessions.

-Click HERE to access more info on the General Info Sessions with Chatt Tech.

 

3) Chatt Tech Campus Tours (posted on 8/31/22)

-Students interested in enrolling at Chatt Tech are encouraged to attend one of their upcoming Campus Tours.

-Campus Tours will take place on multiple dates from 9/22 through 11/14.

-Click HERE to register to take a Campus Tour with Chatt Tech.

 

4) Probe Fair (posted on 9/1/22)

-Attend a Probe Fair to learn more about multiple post-secondary schools that are available to you after you graduate high school.

-Click HERE to both register and view the multiple dates (9/7 through 11/18) and locations that you can attend a Probe Fair this Fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgia Degrees Pay

The University System of Georgia just rolled out a new website, Georgia Degrees Pay, available for Georgia parents and students making major college decisions. This tool allows users to compare all 26 public universities and colleges in the University System (USG). Many features allow users to compare up to two schools at a time and include categories like the cost of attendance, future earnings, and student success rates.  Click HERE to visit the website.

 

 

YouScience

Click HERE to view the YouScience Power Point Presentation.  This is a large file due to the videos on the presentation; thus, when you click on the link you will then need to click on the "power-point" download option.

 

Click HERE to download the YouScience Workbook.

 

Click HERE to access the instructions for activating and logging into your YouScience account.

 

 

 

 

 

How to Create a GA Futures Account

Click HERE to use this document to help create your GA Futures Account.  This is a necessary step in the Dual Enrollment process, tracking your HOPE GPA (which is different than your overall high school GPA), and will also help you keep track of various tasks in your college application journey.

 

 

 

 

 

Military Information

Have you ever considered joining the military?  Below are some links to help best assist you in making this decision and how to contact a recruiter.  For more information, then please schedule an appointment with your school counselor or local military recruiter.

U.S. Army

Please click HERE for information on joining the US Army.

Please click HERE to view a short video about joining the US Army National Guard.

 

 

Air Force

Click HERE to view the recruitment requirements for joining the Air Force.

US Navy

Please click HERE to view the requirements for enlisting in the US Navy.

Marine Corps

Please click HERE to access the link showing what is required to enlist in the Marine Corps.

Coast Guard

Click HERE to view the requirements for joining the Coast Guard.

  

 

 

 

If you find yourself in a crisis situation, then please know that the below resources are available to you 24/7:

GA Crisis and Access Line - 1-800-715-4225.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255.

Georgia Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - Call 988.

Pickens Sheriff Department – 706-253-8901.

For any emergency situation, please call 911.