HHIHS School Counseling Department
Beaufort County School District utilizes the South Carolina Comprehensive and Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program Model to promote and enhance the learning process and facilitate student development in three broad areas; learning to live (personal/social development), learning to learn (academic development), and earning to work (career development).
- Meet our Counselors and Support Staff
- Academic Requirements
- ACT & SAT
- Alumni Records/Transcript Request
- Course Offerings
- Graduation Guide
- Individual Graduation Plan
- NCAA Clearinghouse
- Scholarship Information
- South Carolina Colleges
- Uniform Grading Scale
Meet Our School Counselors
Students are assigned to a counselor alphabetically by last name. (Counselors cannot be requested or changed.)
Students with Last Names A-C: Mr. Keck
Students with Last Names D-HER: Ms. Mielcarek
Students with Last Names HES-ML: Ms. Markle
Students with Last Names Mm-R: Ms. Langley
Students with Last Names S-Z: Ms. Dopson
Career Development Facilitator: Dr. Williams
Data Specialist & PowerSchool Administrator: Ms. Youmans
School Social Worker: Ms. Burke
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 24 credits in the required distribution to be eligible for the SC High School Diploma. Please view the BCSD Academic Requirements for more information.
VirtualSC offers free test prep tools for AP, ACT, SAT, and PSAT. You must create an account to utilize these resources.
College Board also offers free SAT Test Prep!
Check out this extensive list of ACT Prep Tools.
The HHIHS Library also has lots of ACT and SAT practice books that students may check out.
Did you graduate or attend HHIHS before the graduating Class of 2020-21 OR earn your high school diploma through BCSD Adult Education?
If yes, please visit BCSD Student Records to request your records.
Are you a graduate/attendee from the Class of 2022?
If yes, follow the directions below to obtain the following records:
- Official High School Transcript - $10 per copy
- Immunization Records - $10 per copy
- DACA Transcript and Proof of Enrollment - $10 per copy
- Cumulative Alumni Folder - $15 each
To make a request, please follow the following steps:
STEP TWO: Email the Data Specialist, Teresa Youmans with the following information:
- Student's full (maiden) name
- Date of Birth
- Did you graduate?
- Graduation year/last year attended
- Name/Organization to be mailed
- Address of name/organization to be mailed
- Fee order number
- Your contact telephone number
To request a REPLACEMENT high school diploma, GED diploma or GED transcript, visit the High School Equivalency and Replacement Diploma Office at the South Carolina Department of Education.
Post-Secondary Education Institutions, Corporations, Legal Entities, Government Agencies, and all outside organizations
Effective January 23, 2018, Beaufort County School District offers a secure and convenient way to request student records. The process is quick and easy to use. Click the link below for more information. We no longer accept fax, phone or mail requests.
Click here for the Beaufort County School District Records Request
Preparing for the Military
Let your School Counselor know you are interested in speaking with military recruiters who work at our school from any of the following: US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marines, US Coast Guard, SC National Guard, Army National Guard.
Parents should submit a release form if they wish for a military recruiter to access their student's academic records.
Preparing for College
Over 70% of our recent graduates gave the same advice for rising seniors: If you need a teacher or counselor recommendation be sure to provide them with a "brag sheet" or resume when you ask for their recommendation so they are prepared to help. Please know that many students are working through college applications at the same time and recommendations can take up to 10 school days to prepare.
3. Questions to Ask a College
Common College Admissions Decisions To Know
Early Decision requires you to commit to a college or university at the time of application that, if admitted, you will enroll. You should apply under an Early Decision plan only if you know that you can make a well-reasoned, first-choice decision. You may apply to other colleges but may have only one Early Decision application pending at any time. If admitted, you must enroll.
Early Action permits you to apply to a college or university of your choice and receive a decision early during senior year, well in advance of the normal response dates. Though you will hear early regarding your admission, you are not committed to attending and you may apply to other colleges.
Regular Decision is a plan in which institutions review most of their applications before notifying the majority of candidates of their admission. In this process, colleges set a deadline for completing applications and will respond to completed applications by a specified date. You may apply to other colleges.
Rolling Admission is a term used to describe the application process in which an institution reviews applications as they are received and offers decisions to students soon after they are made. If you are applying for financial aid you will follow aid application deadlines set by the school.
Wait List is a term used by institutions to describe a process in which a college may initially delay offering admission and instead, extends the possibility of admission in the future. Colleges offer admission to wait list candidates if insufficient numbers of regularly admitted candidates accept their offers of admission.
What is an Individual Graduation Plan? It’s a road map to your future! The IGP includes information on your postsecondary goals, career cluster of choice, courses required for graduation, and electives that coordinate with your career goals.
What are Career Clusters and Majors? Career clusters are broad categories of your professional goals when you leave high school. Career majors narrow down types of professions under a specific career cluster.
Seven Steps to Success:
1. Complete Assessments indicating strengths, weaknesses, likes, and dislikes.
2. Research Career Opportunities to learn more about yourself and a list of careers you might want to pursue.
3. Explore Your Career Options to investigate what educational requirements are necessary to pursue your career interest.
4. Talk About Your Options With Your Parents and Counselor to receive input and learn about career opportunities.
5. Make Your Choices and Document Your Decisions through an IGP. Fill out possible career goals, majors, and courses involved with your career choice area.
6. Review and Revise Your IGP Each Year to document any changes and expand your career search.
7. Graduate and pursue post-secondary opportunities that will give you a clear road to success!
Helpful Links and Information:
Seek information and assessments through the following websites:
1. http://www.sccis This website allows students to take assessments on career interests, plan a resume, and research colleges and careers. Get the username and password from your school counseling office.
2. http://www.careervoyages.com This website shows career information for parents and students listing hot careers and career growth for the future.
3. http://www.princetonreview.com This website allows you to research colleges based on interests, majors, and locations.
4. http://www.carolinacareers.org This website lists information about job fairs and career education opportunities for students.
5. http://www.jobshadow.com This website gives valuable information about job shadowing and resources to ensure students have a productive job shadowing experience.
If you are a student-athlete who intends to pursue your sport at the Division I or Division II college level, you should register with the NCAA Clearinghouse during your junior year. If you are a senior who has not already done so, you must register as soon as possible.
To register with NCAA Clearinghouse, go to the NCAA Clearinghouse's website to create a student-athlete profile. HHIHS will send your transcript only after you complete your profile and request the transcript be uploaded.
The NCAA Clearinghouse will ONLY accept your test scores directly from the testing agency. To have your SAT scores sent directly from the CollegeBoard, go to collegeboard.org. To have your ACT scores sent directly to the NCAA Clearinghouse, go to act.org.
If you attended another high school, you must have an original transcript sent from your former school directly to the NCAA Clearinghouse.
If you have questions or concerns about this process make sure you work with your coach, HHIHS Athletic Director - Mr. Monmonier and your School Counselor.
What is SCOIR?
SCOIR will help you stay connected with your school counselor and prepare you for the college search process and beyond. To begin and make the most out of SCOIR, follow the below steps:
Register for your SCOIR account using these instructions. Your login will be your school network ID and password.
Here is the link to SCOIR. It should also be in Classlink.
You could also at a later time download the SCOIR mobile app. Download SCOIR’s mobile app in the App Store or in Google Play, and enable Push Notifications to receive important alerts and messages from your Counselor.
There are instructional videos to familiarize yourself with SCOIR and all of the tools & resources available to you.
Build Your Profile. Toggle to ‘My Profile’ and make sure your personal details and academic overview are accurate. Add your activities, achievements, and a personal bio. This may help you establish an approach to your college applications, remind you what sets you apart from others, and make it easier to transfer information over to your college application. Keep this information up-to-date so you can use the SCOIR resume template when needed! The more information you enter into SCOIR, the better your Counselor will be able to support you throughout the college search process.
Explore, follow, and compare colleges. Go to the ‘College Search’ tab and complete a Preference and Advanced Search. After you complete a search, explore colleges of interest and take advantage of the virtual tours, college wall, and college details to gain insight into each campus. Don’t forget to use SCOIR’s “College Compare” tool to compare up to 4 colleges side-by-side.
Add Colleges to your My Colleges List. To keep track of colleges that interest you, make sure to follow them and add them to your ‘My Colleges’ list. You can access this list at any time and also keep track of and review Counselor and Parent college suggestions.
Learn about the application process on SCOIR. It’s important to review the instructional videos which show you how to request teacher recommendations and how to notify your Counselors to send required application documents such as your transcripts to the colleges you are applying to.
If you are unsure about your college and career pathway, you can take ‘YouScience’ to learn about your top aptitudes and career paths.
Contact your counselor if you are having problems with SCOIR.
The cumulative GPA is seen on your high school transcript. It includes the grades and credits earned for all high school courses you completed.
The GPA you can see in PowerSchool shows the GPA for courses a student is in for the current semester.
On your transcript, you will find an SC UGP GPA as well as a GPA on a 4.0 scale. In-state colleges, utilize the SC Uniform Grading Policy Scale (see below, it is out of more than 5 points). Out-of-State-Colleges and some Scholarship Committees might ask for your GPA on a 4.0 scale. If needed, it is calculated for you.
For more information, visit the SC Department of Education's Uniform Grading Policy Website.