Individual Graduation Plan Meeting (click the words for links to resources.)
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Individual Graduation Plans are designed to guide students toward their education, career, and employment goals. During your individual Graduation Plan meeting we will discuss general graduation requirements, career resources, coursework, and opportunities related to the student’s future goals. IGPs also help students align their high school course with college entrance requirements and career goals. These plans are flexible and can change based on the student’s aspirations, abilities, and interests.School of the Arts Program of Studies - course offerings and descriptionsSept 2022 Senior Night: Financial Aid presentation Powerpoint Counselors PowerpointCollege Resource Guide - Info and stats from a few South Eastern colleges, universities, and technical schools.
Dual Enrollment (Trident Technical College)
Link to application
Detailed instructions for the online application
Requesting accommodations for college TTC classes
"Next Steps" - Explains the steps Dual Enrollment students should take after graduation.
College Campus Visit Checklist
Big Future - How to Build a College List
Great resources from ACT to help students and parents through high school.
* 9th Grade - Starting Your High School Journey
* 10th Grade - Keep Your Eye on the Prize
* 11th Grade - 5 Questions Students Must Ask
* 12th Grade - Avoiding the "Senior Slide"
College Essay Help for Seniors at SOA!
College Essay Advising for the Class of 2023 will be available on a first come, first served basis!
SOA Creative Writing Teacher, Mrs. Beth Webb Hart will be available during high school lunch to help seniors draft and polish their college essays.
COLLEGE INFORMATIONNewberry College Dyslexia ProgramThe Dyslexia Program at Newberry works directly with students who have a dyslexia diagnosis. This program allows students to receive support individually on a weekly basis, as well as in the classroom using multisensory learning disciplines. Support services include assistance with scheduling organization, pacing, and study skills. Students will also continue to develop their executive skills, improving their self-advocacy. Professors are involved in continuous training, engaging in strategies specifically aimed at supporting students with dyslexia. Students will experience college life with extra support along their Newberry College journey. Financial aid is available for students in the program.QuestBridgeQuestBridge is a national nonprofit based in Palo Alto, California that connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading colleges and opportunities. By working with these students — beginning in high school through college to their first job —QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best colleges and to support them to achieve success in their careers and communities.CollegeBoard National Recognition ProgramThe 2023 application for the College Board National Recognition Programs will be available on BigFuture® Wednesday, February 15-June 12. These programs award academic honors to top-performing Latino, Black, Indigenous, and rural and small-town students.Student eligibility is determined by performance on the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, or AP Exams. If you are a student who meets the eligibility criteria but doesn't receive an invitation on February 15, you're encouraged to nominate yourself at bigfuture.org/NRPThe College TourEvery week, The College Tour brings you the authentic stories of colleges and universities across America through the eyes of their current students. Watch new episodes on their website and App.BigFuture - Real TalkBlack students can get expert advice about choosing colleges, paying for college, and exploring career options through the BigFuture free on-demand video library.HBCU EditionPaying for College EditionNY Careers Edition - Black in TechSACAC Recorded workshops:American College of Building Arts
College Application Month: College Night Events
College Application Month Nights are our evening events where high school students can walk through an application with an admissions counselor. Here, the student can get their application in, ask questions, and walk through the process with guidance and support. We encourage you to share these events with your students!
You can check out our entire list of events on our Campus Visit & Events Page
Trident Technical College
Trident Technical College has a lot of exciting events happening over the next couple of months.
- High school students, parents, school counselors, current college students who are curious if they qualify for LIFE and anyone else interested. Learn more here.
- Free Tuition thru Spring ‘24. For All Programs!!!
- Summer 1 and Summer Full begin May 30, 2023 for the 2022-2023 School Year!
- New Students
- Readmit Students (Never attended or took classes)
- Visiting/Transient Students
- Transfer Students
- International Students
- Non Degree Students-If you are planning to use FAFSA, please consider selecting a program of study.
- TTC College Foundation Scholarships Apply online January 17-April 21, 2023. Apply for one of 145 scholarships through TTC. You must have applied process or currently enrolled.
- Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeships Annual Information Session, February 4, 2023 from 8:30 AM-Noon at the College Center BLDG 920; prepare rising high school juniors, seniors and graduating seniors for rewarding careers in a variety of fields. THIS IS A TWO-YEAR PROGRAM AND APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO COMMIT TO THE FULL TWO YEARS IF THEY ARE HIRED. THE YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP IS NOT AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM.
- Virtual Open House, February 15, 2023 from 4-5 PM Get an overview about TTC from wherever you are. Learn about the Admissions process, financial aid, hear from a Navigator, receive military related information, and ask your own questions.
- Nursing Information Session online February 23, 2023 from 4-5:30 PM (Click on the green box with Nursing Student to join).
- Career Day March 2, 2023 (High Schools must register in advance to attend; contact Mark Yearty 843-574-6346) high school Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors can meet faculty from TTC’s 10 areas of interest, tour classrooms and labs, gather career information and observe hands-on demonstrations. Local employers will be on hand representing local industries and answering career questions. This is an invaluable opportunity for students to learn about getting into college, career opportunities, paying for college and transferring credits to other colleges.
- Spring Spin-off Car Show, April 29, 2023, 7000 Rivers Avenue North Charleston SC.
- Student Pathways in Engineering and Computing for Transfers program (SPECTRA) allows students to begin their academic career at TTC and then transfer to Clemson University in certain STEM Programs.
- Are you Active Duty, Veteran or family member looking to get connected to other Veteran/Military friendly Organizations and Resources (housing, education, nutrition, social events, healthcare and employment), consider signing up and using the SC Veteran Coalition.
College How to apply videos - South Carolina colleges explain how to navigate their applications.
SCCANGO provides resources to students, parents and counselors about college admissions to SC Colleges and Universities. Check out SCCANGO’s new youtube videos about FAFSA and their FAFSA Toolkit.
South Carolina State University
SC State University accepts Education Benefits for Veterans and their Dependents.
College Application Types: What’s the Difference?
Guide about the different application timelines — early decision, early action, early decision II, rolling admission and regular decision
Interested in applying to a Military Academy?
Nancy Mace’s office is now accepting Service Academy Nominations for U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Academy. Click here for more information and to request a Military Academy Nomination.
https://mace.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominationsVirtual tour of the new TTC SC Aeronautical Training Center
trident-techs-south-carolina- aeronautical-training-center- offering-virtual-tours/More info: https://www.tridenttech.edu/ SCATC.htmTour Booking Link: https://outlook.office365.com/ owa/calendar/SCATCTourRequest% 40tridenttech.edu/bookings/Big Future College FairsGO to College Fairs - http://blog.gotocollegefairs.com/5-reasons-to-attend-a-college-fair/Clemson UniversitySPECTRA PROGRAMClemson University was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant which they are calling “SPECTRA”. This program is in place to academically and financially assist students who transfer from SC Technical Colleges into one of their Engineering or Computing majors. Students would spend one year (or two) at TTC, taking the same coursework they would take at Clemson as a freshman, then transfer to us for 3 years to complete their BS degree. They can apply to receive financial funding at both TTC and Clemson, which is dependent on grades and financial need.GENERAL INFORMATIONBig Future - Recorded Real Talk Info sessionsReal Talk is all about connecting Black students and their families with the college and career planning resources they need.Common App ResourcesGetting StartedPreparing Your ApplicationTelling your storyWorking with recommenders & advisorsPaying for collegeCollege search and information available when students log into Naviance - Find Naviance through Clever in your CCSD PortalSouth Carolina Colleges - https://www.sciway.net/edu/colleges/alphalist.htmlSC Independent Colleges & Universities Guide https://www.scicu.org/scicu-guide-to-private-colleges-and-universities-in-south-carolina/Colleges by state - https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search/state
Academic Common Market Program
The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program for college students who want to pursue degrees that are not offered by public institutions or are at least 50 percent different in curricular content than programs offered in South Carolina. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions and pay the institution’s in-state tuition rates for more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate programs. The ACM is not competitive or merit based, but applicants must meet state residency and college admission requirements. Participating states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia (Florida and Texas participate at the graduate level only).
The SC Commission on Higher Education, has developed a “Palmetto Calculator” to help students understand the cost of attending some of SC public colleges or universities. Students can enter their FAFSA “Estimated Family Contribution” as well as other scholarships, loans, etc. to help determine cost. Visit the Palmetto Calculator for more information.Don’t see the college you want to attend on the “Palmetto Calculator”? Every college has a “net price calculator” so visit the financial aid page of your chosen colleges/universities website for more information
Johns Hopkins University - Resources for students
Sallie Mae - Higher Ed Hacks: How to Ace Your College Applications and EssaysStudent Athletes:NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete There are worksheets included that will help to make sure students are taking the correct classes to meet NCAA requirements.