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

Data Clerk

Phone: 386-792-8117 Fax: 386-638-0183

[email protected]

Registrar Documents

Testing Information

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.

PERT Testing

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.

PERT Study Guide

PERT Math Review Guide

PERT Reading Review Guide

PERT Writing Review Guide

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

Tutoring Services

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

Visit www.herffjones.com

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.

Senior Documents

  • 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

Student Flyer

Step-by-Step Guide

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.

National Merit Scholarship Program Student Guide

National Merit Scholarship Program Guide

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.

Sophomore Class of 2024 and Freshman Class of 2025 Information

Sophomore and Freshman Orientation/Parent Night 10/28/21

Download the Sophomore and Freshan Orientation/Parent Night PowerPoint Presentation.

Zoom video recording of the event can be viewed by visiting https://youtu.be/nbzXhdX_6hM.

Student Opportunities

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