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* Students: Are you signed up to take a Dual Enrollment class next year at SDHS? BRCC EMPLID numbers and placement te

sting scores are due to your school counselor by

Friday, May 23, 2014. Do not miss this important deadline for next year’s schedule.

* Seniors: Have you received any scholarship money? Please let Mrs. Higgins know the complete/full name and amount of each scholarship by May 13, 2014

in order for it to be included in the Senior Awards and Graduation programs. Remember to continue checking the scholarship board in the counseling office and counseling webpage for all local and national scholarship deadlines.

* ALL Seniors: A “post-high plans” information sheet was issued with your report card. Completed sheets are due to the counseling office from every Senior by May 13th, 2014. Whether you plan to attend college, join the military, or enter the world of work, ALL SENIORS

need to return their completed sheets. If you need a new copy, stop by the counseling office.

* Parents and Students: Academic Awards will be held on Friday, May 30th, 2014

at 6:30pm at SDHS. Please mark on your calendar. 

*  Seniors and Parents: Senior reception will be held on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. The Senior Awards ceremony and Senior Slide show will follow at 7:00pm in the auditorium. Please plan on attending this important night before graduation. 

* Seniors: Have you committed and paid your deposit to attend a college or university in the fall? Please stop by the counseling office and let Mrs. Halterman know which school you will be attending in the fall. This is vital information for final transcripts to be sent. 


JMU Summer Honors Program

live in dorms, sample classes, engage with professors

fun activities on and off campus

May 15th is the deadline to apply

Cost is $650 (scholarships available)

For more info, visit


* Do you plan to take the PSAT or SAT next year? Do you need an accommodation for a disability? Students need to submit Disability Eligibility Forms by
August 22, 2014


* Do you need to repeat a class in summer school? Augusta County’s Summer School Session will be from June 11- July 1, 2014. Classes will be held at Fort Defiance High School. The cost is $350. Classes offered are listed in the application material. Information and applications may be picked up in the school counseling office at SDHS. Applications and Payment need to be returned by June 6th, 2014 at 8:00am


Are you planning to attend BRCC in the fall? Make sure you fill out a transcript request form. BRCC will need a copy of your final transcript from SDHS. Forms can be found in the school counseling office. Please see Mrs. Halterman with questions. in order to receive approval for accommodations in time for the 2014 PSAT and SAT for the 2014 2015 school year. Please see your counselor or case manager for details, or visit the SDHS School Counseling webpage’s “SAT/ACT Information” link for more information. in the counseling office to participate. Senior students needing a class will need to pay prior to this date. Please contact your counselor for details.Juniors: If your plan is to apply to a college in the Fall, you should take the SAT or ACT (or both…please contact the schools admissions offices to see which standardized test scores they require) this Spring semester. You must register online at  or and include the SDHS CEEB code of 472197. Links to the websites can be found on the school counseling webpage. Ensure you list all CEEB codes for colleges you want scores sent to after testing. To send scores later, the CollegeBoard may require a fee. See your counselor with questions.

Want to explore health careers and gain volunteer hours?

Augusta Health Teen Volunteer Summer Program

June 16 – July 25

Applications are available in the school counseling office

Deadline for applications is April 25, 2014


Youth Conservation Camp for grades 9-12

July 13th (Sunday) through July 19th (Saturday)

Stay on Virginia Tech’s campus

Augusta County SWCD can pay for the majority of a few students to attend

Must apply by April 25th to be considered!

For more info, visit 

See your counselor if interested


Want some extra help studying for the SAT?

Take BRCC’s SAT Prep Class

Six Thursdays, Mar 20-May 1 (no class Apr 17), 6-9 pm; BRCC Augusta Center


Monday-Friday, July 14-18, 9 am-12:30 pm; BRCC Weyers Cave, Room E110

Class Fee: $150

To register, visit:

 VCU Dental Career Exploration Non-Residential Experience

Sponsored by the VCU School of Dentistry

Program is FREE and lunch is provided. Must have own transportation daily.

July 7 – July 18

Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 3:30pm

Must apply online by

May 1, 2014 at

 Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs

June 28- August 9th, 2014

Advanced Placement/Early Admission

Fine Arts: Architecture/Art & Design/Drama/Music

For more info: 

JMU SAT Summer Institute

July 21 – 24, 2014

Monday – Thursday from 9:00am – 3:00pm

$449.00 if you register by 6/21/14


 Parents: Is your student struggling in Math? National Honor Society students are available to help. Speak to your Math teacher or watch SDTV for details. Also, consider visiting, , , or the textbook website for extra examples and study guides. You can also complete problems out of your textbook and check answers in the back of the book. 
Last Modified on May 8, 2014