Guidance

 
Dr. Gloria Close
GWClose@spart7.org
Students A-L
Mrs. Tamaran Hightower
THightower@spart7.org
Students M-Z
Spartanburg High School Freshman Academy
Counseling Program Philosophy Statement
The School Counselors at Spartanburg High School Freshman Academy adhere to the philosophy that all students can be successful and a school counseling program is an integral part of the school’s overall education process.

The Spartanburg High School Freshman Academy school counseling program will provide:

• A network of support for all students, parents/guardians, community members, and school stakeholders
• Opportunities for all students to receive counseling and guidance in the academic, career, and personal/social domains while reaching their optimum development
• Assistance for students to become responsible adults who can develop realistic and fulfilling life plans based on clear understanding of themselves and their needs, interests and skills
• Planning and implementation considering all students’ ethnic, cultural, racial, sexual differences and special needs • Continued attention in assisting students to develop competence in decision making, career development, working with others and taking responsibility for their own behavior
• Access for all students to a full-time, state-certified, master’s-degree-level school counselor to deliver the counseling program
• Accountability by using data to drive program development and evaluation
• Opportunities for all students to develop competencies based on the SC Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program, The American School Counselor Association Standards, Spartanburg Seven Schools and Spartanburg High School Freshman Academy policies and strategic plans

School counselors at Spartanburg High School Freshman Academy believe:

• All children are unique and should be treated with respect and dignity
• Every student can succeed
• Learning is a lifelong process
• Fostering a positive self-image is the collaborative effort of the school, home and community which leads to responsible and productive citizenship
• The diverse needs of all students must be addressed through the guidance and counseling program
• Every student needs appropriate personal and social skills to achieve optimum benefits from the educational program • A comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program is not a support service but an integral part of the total education program
• A developmentally appropriate guidance and counseling program provides important benefits to individual students by addressing their intellectual, emotional, social, physical and psychological needs

Making College Affordable

Produced by ETV to provide information to students and their parents about funding higher education, the Education Insight - Making College Affordable program will include financial aid professionals from colleges across South Carolina, the S.C. Higher Education Tuition Grants Commission, and the S.C. Commission on Higher Education. These professionals will provide information on types and sources of aid, the application process, federal/private and state scholarships and grants, state assistance with private college expenses, and the TRIO program.
Mark your calendar for January 26, 5:00-6:00 p.m. to join in the LIVE Education Insight - Making College Affordable program. Other editions of Education Insight are planned for February 23 (topic Literacy SC), March 30 (topic TBA) and April 27 (topic TBA) This information is timely for students seeking assistance for the 2014-15 school year and viewers will have the opportunity to get their questions answered. Before and during the one-hour live program, viewers are invited to ask questions via e-mail at educationinsight@scetv.org.
Mrs. Brooke Coleman
SHSFA Registrar

Enrollment Procedure

When coming to register your child, you will need the following items.
  1. Birth certificate
  2. SC Immunization (DHEC form 1148)
  3. Social Security Card (optional)
  4. Proof of legal guardianship (if applicable)
  5. One of the following:
    a. Current lease agreement
    b. Deed to property
    c. Property tax receipt
AND
6. One of the following
a. Landline utility bill (power, water, cable)
b. Rental receipt
Helpful but not required:
Academic items (grades, test scores, etc.) and any other information regarding your student that you consider useful.

Withdrawal Procedure

• Speak with your child’s guidance counselor to ensure the incoming school’s schedule is conducive with ours. We do not want your child to lose any credits.
• Parent/Guardian must be present (No step parents) to complete and sign the withdrawal form. The parent will be given a copy of the withdrawal form which is needed for registration to their new school.
• If child is not present, parent must have the following items:
All Books
Uniforms (chorus, JROTC, orchestra, etc.)
Macbook (case pouch, charger, extension cord)
• All fee balances must be clear
• Parent must give the name of school (City and State) where child will be attending
• Once the official records request is received from the entering school, all records will be sent within 48 hours.

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