STRIVE to DRIVE
May 24th! Seniors! Strive to Drive is the VHS student incentive program that lets
YOU get your very own KEYS to a FREE car!!
What qualifies you for an entry?
1) Pass all classes with a 70 or above this semester
2) miss less than 15 days for the school year
3) Have no discipline referrals for this semester.
All qualified seniors get ONE entry! The winner will be announced at grad practice!
FAFSA Friday (NEW DATE!!)
April 12, 2018: 12pm to 7pm- This will be our LAST financial aid event for this
school year! VHS Parents can get help to complete the FAFSA (Financial Aid
Application). FAFSA determines your student's eligibility for need based federal
financial aid for college. This is a FREE service offered by Angie Wilson with
Georgia Student Finance to assist parents in completing the FAFSA.
Spots will fill up fast. Please call the counseling office to schedule an apt time
and get a list of items to bring. 229-333-8540 ask for Mrs. Shiver.
SAT at VHS
UPDATE: All spots are currently full for both dates!
April 10, 2018 & March 7, 2018- VHS Counseling Dept will be administering the SAT
at VHS on scheduled dates in March and April. On campus testing is designed to
assist those students who have difficulty with transportation in accessing college
testing. The VHS tests dates are reserved for those students in 11th & 12th grades
who are on track to graduate, have at least a 2.0 GPA, have passed or enrolled in
Algebra 1, Geometry, and Foreign Language. Students who are eligible for fee
waivers can use one of their waivers for the on campus testing. Student also
need to register with the Counseling Dept for our on campus dates (do not register
online at collegeboard). Becasue of the high demand, we are only allowing
students to register for ONE on campus test this school year.
Washington Youth Tour
March 1, 2018 - Week Long Washington Tour for current Juniors! Each year
Colquitt EMC sponsors two High School Juniors to attend the Washington Youth Tour.
If interested, complete the application and return it by March 1st. You can also pick
up an application in the counseling dept and return it to us by March 1st ( we will
email it for you). (Applicant must reside in the household of a Colquitt EMC
member. Visit their online site for more information:
Cap & Gown Ordering
November 29th- Herff Jones will be back at VHS for Cap/Gown ordering during all
lunches. Cap & Gown is just $45 if that is all that you order (that price includes tax
& shipping). All other senior materials have their prices listed in the order form.
Order forms are available in the school counseling office. You can also contact them
Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar
Deadline Nov 3, 2017 -This is a summer leadership program for current 10th graders.
VHS counseling dept chooses ONE sophomore a year to sponsor. The Georgia
Southeast program will be at Georgia College June 8-10th! All you have to do is
provide your own transportation. Applications are available with Mrs. Shiver in the
PROBE College Fair & College/Career Info Night
October 27, 6pm: Information for parents about transcripts, SAT/ACT, and other
important senior year information. 6:30-8pm: PROBE College Fair in the VHS Gym.
Almost 60 colleges have registered to attend. Seniors & parents are encouraged to
attend. All grade levels are invited!