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 descriptionsPre-IGP video part 1Pre-IGP video Part 2SOA Financial Aid Information Night 2021-2022 Video
Update form - Students that have been enrolled in dual enrollment classes previously would only need to complete the update form to enroll in another class.
"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 2022 is available on a first come, first served basis! SOA Creative Writing Teacher, Mrs. Beth Webb Hart is available during high school lunch to help seniors draft and polish their college essays. Meetings will take place in the high school lounge on the second floor of the high school building. Please review the available slots at the Sign-up Genius link below and sign up as soon as you can. (Mrs. Hart is also able to meet from time to time during 4th block if that is better for a student.) Questions? Email Mrs. Hart at Elizabeth_Hart@charleston.k12.
sc.us. https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/20f0a4bafa62da1fd0-college2
Winthrop UniversityThe spring semester is here and we have a number of events planned for our future Eagles, their parents and their school counselors - like you! We invite you to view our major spring events below and share them with your interested students. We also welcome groups from your school to join us at our events. We just ask for each student to register for the event.
You can check out our entire list of events on our Campus Visit & Events Page
- Winthrop Day
Saturday, April 2 **Admitted Students Only**
Our most favorite event of the year, Winthrop Day, is all about our #EaglesRising2022 and welcoming them into the Winthrop community.
Registration Opens Feb. 1
Trident Technical College
Trident Technical College has a lot of exciting events happening over the next couple of months.
NACAC Virtual College FairsFebruary 15 & 24April 3, 12, & 26
- More than 120 Trident Technical 2022 Scholarship applications will open between January 25-April 22, 2022
- 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.
- Tuesday, April 5, 6pm - Attend an info session in-person or virtually with Trident Technical College and learn all about the S.C. LIFE Scholarship, with awards of up to $5,000 per year.
Get your questions answered, including:
- How do the requirements differ when attending a two-year or four-year college?
- How do I know if I'm eligible for LIFE?
- How can LIFE be combined with other forms of financial aid like Pell and VA benefits?
- Can I get LIFE if I'm graduating early?
High school students, parents, school counselors, current college students curious if they qualify for LIFE and anyone else interested. Learn more here.
Paul Mitchell- Charleston
Open House - https://paulmitchell.edu/national-open-house
April 19, 6-8pmCollegeBoardReal Talk: Paying for College EditionWed, April 20, & Thurs, April 21 - 7pm ETReal Talk is a safe space for Black students and their families to connect with colleges and access organizations across the country.During this two-night event, CollegeBoard is bringing together financial aid experts, who'll be sharing information on how students can secure the money they'll need to afford school.
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 andtheir 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.Discover Queens University ProgramsThis premiere, half-day, campus immersion experience allows students to discover what makes Queens University of Charlotte special. We have two on-campus programs on Saturday, October 23 and November 13. A virtual program will be offered on Saturday, October 23.Columbia University
On-Campus Outdoor Tours
Virtually Engage with Columbia
Revised 2021-2022 Testing Policy
A Message for Prospective Students
Columbia and Affordability
While they recently began to offer in-person tours again, much of their programming remains virtual. Given our limited capacity, we ask you to encourage your students to take advantage of our existing virtual offerings rather than requesting individual school visits. Our wide range of interactive virtual programming features faculty, current students and many different opportunities to learn about different aspects of our community.*****GENERAL INFORMATIONCommon 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.html2021-2022 SC 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 studentsMyinTuition.org - Estimate your cost of of attendance at more than 70 top colleges
- Winthrop Day