School Counseling Department

 

High Point Academy | Spartanburg, SCThe High Point Academy School Counseling Department will work with all students, school staff, families, and members of the community as an integral part of the education program. These services should be under the professional direction and coordination of qualified school counselors and the administrative leadership of the school’s principal. The role of the school counselor is to promote school success through a focus on academic achievement, prevention and intervention activities, advocacy and social/emotional, and career development.

Students at each level (elementary, middle, high) have an assigned School Counselor. You can click on the tabs below for more information.

Functions Of The Guidance Program:

 

  • Academic Counseling & Planning: includes the selection of a plan of study, placement into appropriate courses and programs, career development as well as participation in the CSE process as appropriate.
  • Post-secondary planning: facilitating the preparation and processing of college, scholarship, and employment or military service opportunities.
  • Crisis Intervention Services: includes counseling students in crisis (i.e., suicide prevention, child abuse, pregnancy, substance abuse) and providing assessment and referral to related support services as appropriate.
  • Student records: preparation of academic schedules and orientation of students to school procedures and learning opportunities. Maintenance of student academic records.

Guidance Resources:

 

College Info (click link):

S.C. Family Guide for Higher Education

S.C. Transfer and Articulation

S.C. Commission on Higher Education

S.C. Tuition Grant

S.C. Private Colleges and Universities

S.C. Technical Colleges

S.C. Information Highway

 

Financial Aid (click link):

FAFSA

FastWeb

FinAid

College Board’s Fund Finder

Scholarships.com

Peterson’s Scholarship Search

 

Athletics (click link):

NCAA Clearinghouse

NAIA Clearinghouse

 

SC Scholarship Info (click link):

S.C. Lottery Scholarship Brochure  (All S.C. Lottery Scholarships are outlined here.)

LIFE Scholarship–Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (This scholarship can be used at Four Year Public and Private Universities in South Carolina only.)

HOPE Scholarship (FAQ) (This scholarship can be used at Four Year Public and Private Universities in South Carolina for the Freshman Year only.)

Palmetto Fellows (FAQ) (This scholarship can be used at Four Year Public and Private Universities in South Carolina only.)

Lottery Tuition Assistance (FAQ) (This scholarship can be used at Two Year Public and Private Universities in South Carolina only.)

S.C. NEED-BASED GRANT (FAQ)

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