HCHS Guidance Staff
Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell
Guidance Counselor: Grades 9-12
Phone: 386-792-8113 Fax: 386-638-0183
Mr. Scott Connelly
Guidance Counselor: Grades 7-8
Phone: 386-792-8118 Fax: 386-638-0183
Mrs. Ragan Carnley
Phone: 386-792-8117 Fax: 386-638-0183
- 21-22 New Student Registration Packet - HCHS - 21-22 New Student Registation Packet - Complete.pdf (5.3 MBs)
- Transcript Request Form - Completed transcript request forms should be submitted to the Guidance Data Clerk Mrs. Ragan Carnley at [email protected] PLEASE NOTE: All transcript requests require a minimum processing time of 24 business hours before transcripts are available. Transcript Request Form Updated 7-21-21.pdf (162.2 KBs)
- Transfer/Withdrawal Form - HCHS Transfer & Withdrawal Form.pdf (197.7 KBs)
- Community Service Hours Log - HCHS Community Service Hours Log.pdf (136.0 KBs)
2021-2022 ACT Test Dates
Register for the ACT
|ACT Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline|
|Saturday, February 12th *Offered at HCHS||January 7th||January 21st|
|Saturday, April 2nd||February 25th||March 11th|
|Saturday, June 11th||May 6th||May 20th|
|Saturday, July 16th||June 17th||June 24th|
HCHS Juniors and Seniors are eligible for 4 ACT Fee Waivers that may be used during their Junior or Senior year. Students must see Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell to receive a Fee Waiver.
2021-2022 SAT Test Dates
Register for the SAT
|SAT Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline|
|Saturday, March 12th *Offered at HCHS||February 11th||March 1st|
|Saturday, May 7th||April 8th||April 26th|
|Saturday, June 4th||May 5th||May 25th|
HCHS Juniors and Seniors are eligible for 2 SAT Fee Waivers that may be used during their Junior or Senior year. Seniors should check their CollegeBoard accounts to retrieve their Fee Waivers. Juniors must see Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell to receive a Fee Waiver.
HCHS students may take the PERT Exam free of charge at HCHS. All testing occurs in the Testing Lab (Room 418) unless otherwise specified. Students may sign up for the PERT at the front desk of HCHS or by contacting Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell.
21-22 PERT Testing Schedule
Wednesday, January 19th 8:00am
Wednesday, January 26th 3:15pm
Wednesday, February 16th 3:15pm
Wednesday, March 30 3:15pm
Wednesday, April 13th 8:00am
Wednesday, June 1st 9:00am *Summer
21-22 HCHS Tutoring
Math Tutoring: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15pm-4:15pm with Mr. Raney Room 922
English/Language Arts Tutoring: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15pm-4:15pm with Mrs. Melvin Room 921
Senior Class of 2022 Information
Senior Orientation/Parent Night 9/2/21
Download the Senior Orientation/Parent Night PowerPoint Presentation.
Zoom video recording of the event can be viewed by visiting https://bit.ly/HCHSSRNight2022
Cap & Gown Order
HCHS graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 20th. Students MUST order a cap and gown from Herff Jones in order to participate in HCHS graduation ceremony. All students are required to wear a cap and gown purchased exclusively through Herff Jones. Students may not wear borrowed regalia or regalia purchased from alternative vendors.
- Career Development Opportunities - This document includes a list of current local employment opportunities. This list was compiled and provided by Jennifer Gisonni of PotLuck Enterprises and Mia Hunter Mauldin of Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce. Career Development Opportunities.pdf (208.3 KBs)
- 2022 Graduation Information and Inclement Weather Plan UPDATED 10-27-21 - Graduation Plan 2022.pdf (191.2 KBs)
Junior Class of 2023 Information
Junior Orientation/Parent Night 9/23/21
Download the Junior Orientation/Parent Night PowerPoint Presentation.
Zoom video recording of the event can be viewed by visiting https://bit.ly/HCHSJRNight2022
College Board Opportunity Scholarship
Watch this video on the College Board Opportunity Scholarship.
Learn more and get started at cb.org/opportunity
National Merit Scholarship Program
The National Merit® Scholarship Program, conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®), is an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships. Established in 1955, nmsc is a privately financed not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance.
The competition is open to all U.S. high school students who meet published participation requirements. Scholarship winners are chosen on the basis of their abilities, skills, and accomplishments—without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.
The goals of the National Merit Scholarship Program are to:
- identify and honor academically talented U.S. high school students and encourage them to pursue rigorous college studies;
- provide professional services for corporations, company foundations, colleges and universities, and other individuals and organizations that wish to sponsor scholarships for outstanding participants in the competition;
- promote a broader and deeper respect for learning in general and for exceptionally talented individuals in particular;
- stimulate increased support for the education of scholastically able students; and
- encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education.
Although a sizable number of National Merit Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds, the majority of scholarships awarded in the National Merit Program are sponsored by about 400 corporate organizations and higher education institutions. Since 3 the first scholarships were awarded in 1956, the educational opportunities of thousands of academically talented young people have been enhanced by the support of scholarship sponsors.
The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to all HCHS Juniors on Wednesday, October 13th.
Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative Youth Tour
Every February, Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) sponsors a tour of Tallahassee and the co-ops facilities in Live Oak for 10 high school Juniors from our service territory. While in Tallahassee, the students are introduced to Florida’s legislative process. The 2022 Youth Tour will be held February 16-17.
- 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.
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
- Have an unweighted grade point average of at least 3.0
- Be a dependent of an SVEC member
- Must not be a child or grandchild of a current SVEC employee or trustee
Essay & Tour Application
- Students will be chosen based on a 250- to 500-word essay they submit on how cooperatives can reach out and engage with people of their generation.
- Essay and completed Youth Tour Application Form (PDF) must be received by SVEC no later than 4:30 pm on January 21, 2022.
National Rural Electric Youth Tour
- 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 14-19, 2022.
- 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.
Laptops 4 Learning
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