• Senior Advisor: Mrs. Shackleford

     lshackleford@acpsd.net, 803-564-1100

    REMIND NOTIFICATIONS: 

    If you have a smartphone, get push notifications. On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/96b63a Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.

    If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications. Text the message @96b63a to the number 81010. If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @96b63a to (478) 488-3589.

     

  • BABY PHOTOS!

    Please submit a baby picture to Ms. Loy for the senior awards presentation.

     FEES!!

    Please see Ms. Askew in the main office to pay your student fees. All student fees must to paid in full in order to participate in ALL school activites, this includes sports, band, field trips, prom, pageants, etc... 

    YEARBOOK:

    Yearbooks continue to be on sale for $45.00 each. See Mr. Lewis to order yours today! 

    SENIOR T-Shirts:

    Senior T-shirt orders can now be placed! Orders & payment will be taken in the Art Room. Checks or exact change only please for $15.00 each until Feb. 28th. This will be the FINAL ORDER PLACED. 

    DRESS CODE FOR AWARDS CEREMONY & GRADUATION:

    Males wear solid black dress pants, solid white button up dress shirts, solid black tie (no patterns or prints or bow ties), solid black dress shoes & socks, new cap, tassel and gown. The only visible jewelry will be class rings (no earrings, necklaces, piercings, etc.) No jeans, tennis shoes, or casual polo-style shirts may be worn. Females should wear white dresses that do not show above or below the gown, and solid white dress shoes. If hose are worn, only natural skin tones may be worn. The only visible jewelry will be class rings (Small earrings are ok, but no bracelets, necklaces, toe rings, piercings, etc). Sandals and flip flops are not dress shoes. Please make sure your toes and heel are not hanging over your shoes. All graduates will wear a new cap, gown, and tassel. Females append a collar to their gown. Cell phones must be off. Honor Cords from the school only may be worn at Graduation and the Awards Ceremony. These rules for dress were established by the National Association of Secondary Principals so that the class of 2019 will be one unit and as much alike as possible. Any graduate not adhering to the dress code will not participate in the event, unless they can quickly adhere to the dress code.

     

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  • SPRING CAP AND GOWN PHOTOS!

    Cap and Gown Photos will be taken at the high school on March 18th. Please plan to bring your cap and gown for this purpose. Boys- wear white collared shirts with solid black ties. Girls- Please ensure that you have attached the collar to your gown ahead of time. You should wear a top that will not be seen at the collar of the gown.

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  • Graduation Orders from Jostens

    Payment is due in full to Jostens on Friday, February 1st. Any questions regarding your order, payments, or changes must be handled directly with Rhodes Jostens at 803-485-4503. The school does not have this information. Jostens will be on campus on Wednesday, March 6 to deliver Graduation Supplies. All payments must be made in order to pick up your supplies. Cash or Money Orders will be accepted only! Graduates will need to pick up their orders during 11:45 am to 12:45 pm. If you have specific questions for Jostens, call (803) 485- 4503

     

     

     

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  • SENIOR WEEK:

    Saturday, May 11th- Senior Trip to Carowinds- Details coming soon

    Monday, May 13- Dress to Impress- Senior Breakfast 8AM Admission is included if you purchased a Senior Fun Pack, if not, tickets for this will be on sale prior to the event. Local pastors, community supporters, and businesses will be invited to attend.

    Tuesday, May 14- Toga Day- Please make sure that you are still in dress-code, when in doubt, please ask. Powder Puff Football 6PM- Admission $5.00 each- Participants 9-12th grade girls that purchase a team tshirt (T-shirts will be available for sale prior to the event)

    Wednesday, May 15- Generation DayDress like the Senior Citizens we know you are! PEP RALLY at the end of the day!

    Thursday, May 16- Favorite College DayCollege Decision Day- 11AM The Big Reveal!! Parents/Families are invited.

    Friday, May 17- Luau/ Hawaiian Day – Senior Cookout and Field Day 11AMAdmission is included if you purchased a Senior Fun Pack, if not, tickets for this will be on sale prior to the event. Only WSH Seniors may attend.

    Saturday, May 18- Senior Dance- 7PM in the Gym- more details to come

    Sunday, May 19- Baccalaureate ServiceBerlin Baptist Church 5PM- Invitation includes Graduate plus two family members. Dinner will be provided.

    May 30- Completers/Honor Society Ceremony 6PM (pending finalization) 

    May 31- Awards Day- 9AM (Pending finalization)

    June 4- Convocation Center Field Trip for graduation practice with Jr. Marshall’s and lunch- (All students are required to ride the school provided bus to and from Aiken)- more details to come.

    June 6- Graduation- 5PM USCA Convocation Center

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  • SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!!!

     

     CNTA 13th Annual High School Essay Contest-Deadline February 28, 2019

    $1000

    Open to high school juniors and seniors atending school in the CSRA

    1000-1500 word essay with proper citation of sources

    electonic submittals are preferred (no faxes

    Choose from the following topics: The application of nuclear science and technology in modern medicine, nuclear career opportunities, sustainability and the future of nuclear energy.

    Email applications to: cnta@bellsouth.net or mail to Dr. Marissa Reigle 1204 Whiskey Road, Suite B. Aiken, SC 29803-4318

    CNTA Flyer

    CNTA Essay Application

     


     

    Touchstone Energy Scholarship Due February 28, 2019

    Selection Criteria for the $1,000 2019 Trustee Scholarship
    1. Need is the primary factor in determining the selected recipient.
    2. Family members (son, daughter, grandchild, niece or nephew) of Aiken Electric Cooperative employees are eligible.
    3. Family members (son, daughter, grandchild, niece or nephew) of Aiken Electric Board members are not eligible.
    4. Recipient must be a graduating high school senior for the current school term.
    5. Recipient’s primary residence must have an active account with Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc.
    6. Recipient’s grade point average should be at least a 2.3 on a 4.0 scale. tudents must submit an official high school transcript and two letters of reference from a teacher or non-relative.
    7. Applications for the Trustee Scholarship are available at www.aikenco-op.org, and at Aiken Electric offices.
    9. Applications must be postmarked by Thursday, February 28, 2019.

    Trustee Scholarship Application

    Trustee Scholarship Application Criteria

    Trustee Reference Form


    Touchstone Energy Scholarship Due February 28, 2019

    1. Complete application.
    2. Prepare a 250-word typed essay on one of the four Touchstone Energy® Values of Integrity, Accountability,Innovation and Commitment to Community.
    3. Submit two personal reference forms (forms attached). One must be from a teacher and the other from anon- relative.


    Your application is not complete without the two Personal Reference forms submitted to the Cooperative by thepostmark deadline on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Read all instructions carefully. Applicants should only submittwo references — even if they are applying for more than one Aiken Electric scholarship. We recommend whenobtaining references, ask your mentor to complete the form and return it to you. Sealed references should beincluded in your scholarship package. To optimize the processing of your application, please submit yourapplication and all additional forms in one mailing by the required deadline.

    TE Scholarship Application

    TE Scholarship Reference Forms


    RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATION AND ATTACHMENTS TO:
    Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc.
    Attn: Daniele Ligons, Marketing Coordinator
    Marketing & Strategic Services
    P. O. Box 417, Aiken, SC 29802

    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation-Deadline March 1, 2019

    Online Application link

    APPLICANTS MUST BE THE CHILD OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

    • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine*
    • A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
    • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine unit*
    • A Navy Corpsman attached to a Marine unit that was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy

    *Veterans must have received an honorable discharge. A discharge status of other, general,  under honorable conditions, dishonorable, etc. are not eligible for an award.

    Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • GPA of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
    • Family adjusted gross income for the 2018 tax year that does not exceed $100,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in the adjusted gross income
    • Attending or planning to attend a college or career training school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website in the 2019-20 academic year.

    CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)

    We’re committed to supporting Marine children in pursuit of their educational goals and there’s no more versatile educational path than through Career and Technical Education (CTE). From health sciences to finance, IT to manufacturing, CTE professionals are on the cutting edge of today’s most hands-on careers.

    This scholarship is for students planning to attend a non-degree certificate program or vocational training that is 12 months or less at a community college or private career school listed on College Navigator.

    *Applicants and awarded scholars attending a Federal Service Academy or a school not listed on College Navigator are not eligible for an award.

    *Applicants who have an undergraduate degree, are pursuing a second bachelor’s degree, or are attending graduate school of any kind are NOT eligible.

    *Applicants who have served, or are serving, in the U.S. military are required to provide a Statement of Service or DD214 showing honorable character of service.

    • South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals Scholarship Deadline March 8, 2019

      The South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals (SCAEAP) offers a $1000 scholarship to students pursuing a career in the secretarial/computer science or business management field. 

      Complete the attached application and return to your counselor prior to March 8, 2019.

      SCAEAP application

      SCAEAP info letter


      Aiken Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Soroity, Incorporated Scholarship deadline March 15, 2019

      Application Packet for Delta

      Scholarship guidelines:

      1. All questions must be answered on the application. Incomplete applications will not be processed
      2. To be considered for th eshcolarhsip, an applicant must"
        1. Submit an application postmarked by March 15, 2019
        2. Submit an official high transcript
        3. Submit SAT or ACT scores
        4. Plan to attend college on a full time basis during the 2019-2020 school year
      3. The applicant and parent/guardian may be contacted for clarification of information
      4. Scholarship recipients will be announced in mid-April
      5. Any false or misleading information can disqualify an applicant

      Koda's Kids Foundation Scholarship deadline March 15, 2019

      Students should complete the scholarship application, a short essay about why you are applying for this scholarship, have your counselor provide a transcript and turn in your completed application to your counselor by March 15, 2019. Students do NOT have to be an athlete to apply.

      Koda Kids Scholarship application


      South Carolina State Fair Scholarship-Deadline March 15, 2019

      South Carolina State Fair Website

       For over 20 years, the South Carolina State Fair has awarded scholarships to students across the state of South Carolina.  On Friday, February 1st, our 2019 scholarship application and eligibility requirements will be available on our website at www.scstatefair.org.   The students will have untilMarch 15th to submit their applications online.

       Please make your students aware that this scholarship is available to any student in South Carolina who is a senior in a public or private high school or home school.  This student must be planning to attend a public or private college, university, or technical college in the state of South Carolina.

      The South Carolina State Fair will award fifty (50) $6000 scholarships to students across the state to be paid at the rate of $1500 per year over a four year period.  The fifty 2019 scholars will be required to meet eligibility requirements deemed necessary by the South Carolina State Fair.


        Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarships-application will re-open on March 15, 2019

      Horatio Alger CTE Scholarships

      The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

      Eligibility Criteria:

      • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
      • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2018
      • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
      • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
      • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
      • Be under the age of 30
      • Be a United States citizen

      Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

      The CTE application is open and will be reviewed on a rolling basis as scholarships remain available.


       Schofield Scholarship Fund-Deadline to apply March 15, 2019

      Requirements:

      • Graduate of Aiken County High School-current senior
      • Copy of Parent's or Guardian's tax return
      • Letter of acceptance from the institution you are planning to attend
      • Official sealed transcript
      • Detailed list of proposed college expenses
      • Current photograph
      • Completed and signed application-all blanks must be filled in
      • The applicant must have a close family member who either attended Schofield or is (was) employed at Schofield
      • Students may pick up an application from their counselor or print from the files below.

      Schofield Scholarship Application page 1

      Schofield Scholarship Application page 2

      Schofield Scholarship cover letter


      South Carolina Education Association-Retired Deadline March 15, 2019

      2018-2019 Scholarship Application Information $1000

      Eligibility Requirements:

      • The applicant must be a senior graduating from a public high school in South Carolina
      • The applicant must plan to attend an accredited four-year college, university or an accreduted 2 year college within th estate of South Caroina as a full time student
      • The applicant must plan for and pursue a career in education
      • Teh applicant must have maintained a good high school academic record and maintain a 3.0 GPR while attending college
      • the applicant must demonstrate leadership abilities
      • The applicant must need financial assistance

      SCEA-Retired Scholarship application


       Peach State Federal Credit Union Scholarships-Deadline March 15, 2019

      This $2,000 scholarship is given in honor of past and present Board members and employees who have served Peach State Federal Credit Union for 20 years or more.  It will be awarded to a graduating high school senior from Aiken County Schools on the basis of financial need, academic credentials, and a demonstrated commitment to community service. All scholarship winners will be chosen by the end of April 2019 and notified shortly thereafter.

      In order for students to be considered, completed applications and supporting documentation must be received by Peach State no later than March 15, 2019.  

      PSFCU Scholarship fillable application

      __A copy of your SAT or ACT scores.

      __ A copy of your transcript indicating your high school grade point average.

      __ A two page, double-spaced, typed essay expressing why you desire to further your education, describing the experiences you have had in community services and explaining the reasons why you need financial support for your college education.

      __ Two letters of reference; one from a teacher and one from an administrator or counselor in your current high school who can attest to your potential.  

      Please note: students should not submit multiple applications for our scholarships. Applications to more than one of our scholarships will not increase eligibility or chances of being selected.


       Sage Valley Golf Foundation-Deadline March 25, 2019

      Sage Valley Scholarship application fillable

      The Sage Valley Golf Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships to Aiken County students in the amount of $5,000 each.  One student will be selected from each of the following schools: Aiken High School, South Aiken High School, North Augusta High School, Midland Valley High School, Ridge Spring-Monetta High School, Wagener-Salley High School, and Silver Bluff High School.  One student from Adult Education will also be selected, and that student will be the recipient of a $2500 scholarship. Applications should be submitted to your high school counselor by March 24, 2019.

      The Sage Valley Golf Foundation Scholarships are designed to assist students with a B or C average, who are well rounded students, and who have a financial need; however, the committee accepts applications from all graduating seniors attending the listed schools. 

      This scholarship is not tied to golf, but rather effort, achievement, and need. Please ensure that applications are completed by using the attached template as hand written applications will not be accepted. Students will be chosen by the selection committee, and each high school should receive notice by April 26, 2019. 


      North Augusta Artists Guild Visual Arts Scholarship Deadline March 29, 2019

      The North Augusta Artists Guild's Visual Arts Scholarship of $500 is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who is pursuing a major or minor college degree in the visual arts defined as drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, graphic arts and art education. The North Augusta Artists Guild is an arts organization that was initiated in 2002. We are a group of local artists who support the arts by sponsoring projects that enhance the arts in the North Augusta community as well as the CSRA. The Visual Arts Scholarship is funded by members of the Artists Guild.

       

      The scholarship applicant must reside in Aiken or Edgefield counties and attend high school (North Augusta High School, Fox Creek High School, Strom Thurmond High School , Aiken High School, public , private, charter or home school). He/she must demonstrate excellence in the visual arts. Eligible applicants must intend to enroll in an accredited college, university or other institution of formal education in the Fall of 2019.

       

      All applications are reviewed by a scholarship committee comprised of North Augusta Artists Guild members. 

      Scholarship details and PDF application


      FIDM National Scholarship Competition-Deadline March 29, 2019

      Getting Started Page

      Win a full one-year scholarship to attend FIDM

      Do you belong to the next generation of solution-oriented creative leaders, entrepreneurs, and trendsetters? Showcase your talent as you demonstrate a strong understanding of aesthetics and the ability to push your limits, in our 2019 National Scholarship Competition, featuring Celebrity Judge Kris Jenner.

      More than 30 scholarships will be awarded, including eight full one-year scholarships for the following majors:

      • Merchandising & Marketing
      • Beauty Marketing & Product Development 
      • Fashion Design
      • Graphic Design
      • Interior Design
      • Social Media
      • Visual Communications
      • Merchandise Product Development
      • Apparel Industry Management

      All entries must be postmarked by March 29, 2019.


      SC Council of the Holocaust Scholarship-Deadline March 29, 2019

      The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust is pleased to offer a scholarship for graduating seniors that honors the memory of those who perished during the Holocaust. 

      The scholarship is open to high school seniors who will attend a two- or four-year college or university, with matriculation to begin in the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship is open to students in the state of South Carolina. 

      Students must submit a 750- to 1,500-word essay with a Works Cited page in MLA format addressing the following topic:

      Several years ago the South Carolina Superintendent of Education proposed cutting the funding for the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust. Write a convincing argument about the importance and relevance of Holocaust education to South Carolina today.

      Student essays are due postmarked by March 29, 2019 or emailed by midnight. The essays will be reviewed by committee, with announcement of the award being made at the student’s high school awards night by June 30, 2019.

      This scholarship is a one-time presentation of $1000, to be used to support the student’s first year of college or university education.

       Click link for additional information on the scholarship. Deadline March 29, 2018


       

      Aiken County Democratic Women's Club Scholarship-Deadline March 29, 2019

      Application

      Scholarship flyer

      Scholarship requirements

      All graduating female high school seniors are encouraged to apply

      • Female resident of Aiken County
      • Financial need (income less than $25k based on family of 4)
      • Scholastic Achievement-2.5 GPA
      • US Citizen or permanent resident
      • be a registered voter
      • proof of college acceptance
      • submit official transcript
      • 2 letters of recommendation
      • Essay of 500-1000 words "What do you think are the most important characteristics of a good leader? Why do you think those characteristics are important?"

       


      OppU Achievers Scholarship Deadline December 31, March 31, June 30 and September 30

      OppU Scholarship application

      Promoting opportunity. Celebrating achievement.

      o apply for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, submit a short essay responding to the prompted question. Scholarship decisions are based solely on an applicant’s essay response.Winners for the OppU Achievers Scholarship are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30.

      To be eligible for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, a student must:

      • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
      • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

      The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates students who transform opportunity into results. It rewards achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for both themselves and others.

      Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.


       

      PSSCA Scholarship 2018-2019-Deadlinle March 31, 2019

      Winners will be selected and notified by April 15, 2019

      The Palmetto State School Counselor Association awards three high school seniors a $1,000.00 non-renewable scholarship to assist with post-secondary education costs.

      Eligibility:

      • Must be a high school senior attending a public or private secondary school in the state of South Carolina.

      • Must be a permanent resident of the state of South Carolina.

      • Must plan to attend a post-secondary institution during the 2019-2020 school year.

      Applicants must:

      • Submit an application.

      • Complete an essay of no more than 500 words about a school counselor who has made a difference in your academic, career, social, and/or emotional development.  You may additionally includeyour career goals, post-secondary education plans, and an explanation for how the scholarship will help you.

      • Include an official copy of high school transcript.

      • Submit a letter of recommendation.

      • A copy of your admission letter  or another form of verification of acceptance to college, university, technical school, or training center must be provided before receiving funds.

      Criteria for selection:

      • Essay

      • High school academic record

      • Community service, and school activities

      • Letter of recommendation (non-family member)

      PSCCA application


      Aiken County Ministers' Wives & Ministers' Widows Alliance Scholarship deadline March 31, 2019

      Scholarship Application ACMWMWA

      Requirements

      • Application and all attached information must be typed or hand printed with black in to ge considered. If handwritten, write neat and legible
      • Please answer ALL questions
      • 2.5 GPA
      • Written evidence of community service
      • Brief description of career goals
      • Letters of recommendation

       

      Future Builders Scholarship
       
      2019
       
       
      CTFK is taking applications for the Future Builder’s Scholarship. Each year we will award a scholarship to a graduating Wagener-Salley High School senior at a minimum of $1000.
       
      Applications are available at the CTFK office or Wagener-Salley High.
       
      The scholarship are awarded for Godly character and community service.  The deadline to apply is April 15th.
       
       
      For More info call the CTFK office 564-7773.
       
       
       
     
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