Students A - F

Jana Champion
janachampion@pickenscountyschools.org

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

Scarlett Higgins

scarletthiggins@pickenscountyschools.org 

 

Important Information for Students

ACT & SAT Dates for Pickens High School

PHS School Code 111695

 

PHS Senior Presentation 2020-2021

Please click on the link above to download the senior power-point presentation.  After the 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.

 

 

 

 

SENIOR PROFILE PACKETS

Profile Located Here

Scholarship Information

1) Albert E. Harrison/ETC Scholarship

-All completed application packets must be submitted to your school counselor by 12pm on Thursday, April 1st.

-Click HERE to access the application and review the application criteria.

 

2) Students of Integrity Scholarship Program

-The Center for Character Ethics is doing a Spring 2021 Students of Integrity Scholarship program.

-This annual awards program selects and honors graduating high school seniors who display exceptional character traits and who plan to attend an accredited college or technical school of their choice.

-Pickens County is one of the counties required for students to attend high school in to qualify for this scholarship.

-All applications and video recommendations are due no later than April 9th.

-Click HERE to visit the Better Business Bureau webpage to access the application and review all of the required criteria.

 

3) WISH (Wentworth Institute of Science and Health) Scholarship

-WISH is dedicated to supporting students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  If you want to learn more about this, then please visit their website at https://www.wentworthscihealth.org/ .

-The scholarship eligibility and application (which will include an essay and one reference letter) can be found by clicking HERE.

-One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior committed to a 2- or 4-year college or university that will be majoring in a STEM field of study.

-The deadline for this application to be completed and submitted online is April 19th.

 

4) Maxine Westbrook Moore Scholarship

-The Pickens County Republican Party will select two graduating seniors who are Pickens County residents to receive $1000 scholarships toward continuing education at any accredited college or technical school.

-Email the completed application and supported documents to scholarship@pickensgop.org by April 23, 2021.

-Click HERE to access the scholarship application.

 

5) Pickens County Board of REALTORS Scholarship

-The Pickens County Board of REALTORS has arranged for three $1000 scholarships to be awarded to three Pickens County students that chooses to attend any college/university in the state of Georgia.  Please see the application for more details about the scholarship.

-Click HERE to access the application and follow the directions on the criteria required to apply for the scholarship opportunity.

-The deadline to email or mail your application to tami@pickensrealtors.com is April 23rd.  The preference is for you to email your application.

 

6) David Skinner GDA Scholarship

-The David Skinner/Georgia Development Authority Scholarship is awarded annually to students in the amount of $2400 enrolled in the study of agriculture or an agriculture related field.  The application is open to seniors.  Please click HERE to view more information about the scholarship and to either complete the application online or download the pdf form of the scholarship.

-The deadline to have your application mailed in is May 3, 2021.

 

7) Judy Shaw Memorial Scholarship

-The deadline for this scholarship is May 10th.  All documents and your complete application must be submitted to your school counselor by May 9th.  Then your school counselor will send the completed applications to Jamie Quinn on your behalf.

-This scholarship is open to seniors who wish to pursue a career in the Nursing Profession.

-Click HERE to download and complete the scholarship application.

 

The below websites provide multiple nationwide scholarships and grants that you can inquire about and apply for both seniors and juniors:

- https://www.fastweb.com/

- https://www.scholarships.com/

- https://scholarships360.org/ 

- https://studentscholarships.org

 

 

 

Please make sure to also fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid for college.

 

 

 

 

Transcript Requests and Attendance Verifications

 

Need a copy of your transcript?  Then please send your transcript request to

phstranscripts@pickenscountyschools.org

and include your name (when you attended PHS if you are not currently enrolled), DOB, last 4 digits of your SSN, and where you need the transcript to be sent to.  For previously graduated PHS students, the cost for a transcript request to be processed is $3.00.

Need a copy of your attendance verification and/or your ADAP report for your learner's or driver's license?  Please email your request to

phsattendance@pickenscountyschools.org

Virtual College Visits

In lieu of on campus college visits, most colleges are hosting virtual information sessions this school year.  Below are some upcoming virtual college meetings that you may want to attend:

 

1) Spring Georgia Line Virtual Tour

-The Georgia Line Tour brings together Columbus State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, and the University of West Georgia, all located near the Alabama border, to present information sessions geared towards interested students, parents, and high school counselors. Each 30 - 45 minute information session will consist of a brief presentation by each university, followed by time for students to ask questions.

-Registration for the event can be found here.

-The last date for the Spring Georgia Line Virtual Tour is Thursday, April 15th at 7:00pm

 

2) NACAC Southeastern US Fair

-This virtual college fair will take place on Tuesday, April 20th, from 3-7pm.

-Click HERE to register for this online event.

 

3) College Board Big Future Days Southeast

-If you are interested in looking at schools to attend across the Southeastern United States, then this is the virtual college fair for you.

-The event will take place on Thursday, April 29th, from 5-9pm.

-Click HERE to to register for the event and review the schools that will be present.

 

 

College Planning & Test Prep for Grades 9-12

Applerouth, a leader in the college planning and test prep industry, is offering free virtual sessions for students in grades 9-12 to plan for college and prepare for college admissions tests. Click HERE to view and sign up for various sessions.

 

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, 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 on the link below to view the recruitment requirements for joining the Air Force:

https://www.airforce.com/how-to-join/prepare-for-success/meet-requirements 

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 on the link below to view the requirements for joining the Coast Guard:

https://www.gocoastguard.com/faq/what-are-the-qualifications-to-join-the-coast-guard