HCHS Guidance Staff

Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell

Guidance Counselor: Grades 9-12

Phone: 386-792-8113 Fax: 386-638-0183

[email protected]

Mr. Scott Connelly

Guidance Counselor: Grades 7-8

Phone: 386-792-8118 Fax: 386-638-0183

[email protected]

Mrs. Ragan Carnley


Phone: 386-792-8117 Fax: 386-638-0183

[email protected]

Registrar Documents

Graduation Requirements

HCHS Scholarships

Scholarship Coordinator

Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell


[email protected]

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

ZIPPIA My Dream Job Scholarship Contest: $1,000 Scholarship, Click link for more details https://www.zippia.com/research/scholarship/ Deadline December 31, 2020

Southern Scholarship Foundation: Rent-free housing and cooperative living at 7 Florida Universities and Colleges (Flagler College, Florida A & M University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida State University, Santa Fe College, Tallahassee Community College, and University of Florida) Click link for more details https://www.southernscholarship.org/

Florida Bright Futures

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement. Go to https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPBFMAIN/SAPBFMAIN find out more information about Florida Bright Futures Scholarships. Click each link below to find specific details for each Bright Future Scholarship.

Florida Academic Scholarship (FAS) and Florida Medallion Scholarship (FMS)

Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholarship (GSC)

Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship (CSV)

Financial Aid Information

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Federal Financial Aid)

Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance (State Scholarship and Grant Programs)

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Community Service Hours Log

HCHS Community Service Hours Log

Student Opportunities

Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Every February, SVEC sponsors a tour of Tallahassee for ten high school Juniors in our service territory. While in Tallahassee, the students are introduced to the cooperative business model and Florida’s legislative process. The 2021 Youth Tour will be held Feb. 17-18.

Activities may include:

  • Tour of the state capitol
  • Participation in a mock bill debate on the floor of the senate or house of representatives
  • Visits to the Florida Supreme Court and offices of our state legislators

SVEC pays all tour expenses and provides chaperones.

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, there is a possibility that the 2021 Youth Tour could get cancelled and/or modified to ensure the safety of all involved. If cancelled, SVEC will strive to provide participating students with a comparable experience in lieu of the in-person program.

To be eligible for the tour, a student must be enrolled in the 11th grade of a high school, private school or home school in SVEC’s service territory and have an unweighted grade point average of at least 3.0. The student must also be a dependent of an SVEC member, but cannot be a child or grandchild of a current SVEC employee or trustee.

Students will be chosen to participate in the tour based on a 250 to 500-word essay they submit on how cooperatives can reach out and engage with people of their generation.

The essay and a completed tour application form (download here) must be received by HCHS Guidance no later than 3:00 p.m., January 22, 2021. 

Two of the students who go on the Tallahassee tour will also be selected to represent SVEC in Washington, D.C. for the National Rural Electric Youth Tour scheduled for June 16-21, 2021. They will be flown to Washington and join students from around the country on visits to sites such as the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian and Mount Vernon. SVEC will pay for the trip.

Please visit SVEC website for more information: https://svec-coop.com/

Laptops 4 Learning

Laptops 4 Learning, a Phoenix based 503 (c) (3) organization has partnered with VideoScholarship.org to provide up to 
30 laptops for graduating seniors heading to college on a monthly basis.

To be eligible, laptop recipients must:

1. Have a family income of $50,000 or less.  Income is self reported by applicant.
2. Demonstrate proof of enrollment at a college or university OR have a college acceptance letter.
3. Provide one of the following explaining why a laptop will help them further their education.  
     a) Upload a 90 second video explaining why they should be selected
     b) Upload a 90 second audio file explaining why they should be selected
     c) Write an essay of 500 words or less explaining why they should be selected

Recipients are awarded and shipped a laptop upon completion of the requirements above.  Laptops are drop shipped to the awardees place of residence.

To learn more about the program, go to https://laptops4learning.videoscholarship.org