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 descriptionsCollege Resource Guide - Info and stats from a few South Eastern colleges, universities, and technical schools.
Dual Enrollment (Trident Technical College)
"Next Steps" - Explains the steps Dual Enrollment students should take after graduation.
Big Future - How to Build a College List
Great resources from ACT to help students and parents through high school.
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 INFORMATIONQuestBridgeQuestBridge 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.
High School Seniors
Learn more about the National College Match
High School Juniors
Learn more about the College Prep Scholars ProgramThe 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.NACAC Virtual College FairsSunday February 19, March 19, April 231-6pm (ET)SACAC 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.
College How to apply videos - South Carolina colleges explain how to navigate their applications.
South Carolina State University
SC State University accepts Education Benefits for Veterans and their Dependents.
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.Virtual 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 studentsStudent 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.