Florence teacher attends SCISA guidance workshop
Guidance personnel from member-schools of the South Carolina Independent School Association gathered earlier this month for a workshop on how to enhance a college counseling and guidance program.
Larry Watt, SCISA executive director, said Audrey Streit, a member of the staff at Faith Christian Academy, Florence, was one of the 28 counselors from 22 SCISA schools who attended the single-day event.
Topics covered included:
• Ranking policies and Palmetto Fellows Scholarship qualifications.
• Pre-high school counseling.
• Parent counseling.
• NCAA clearing house requirements.
• Testing and college applications.
• Qualifications for the Junior Scholars Program.
Workshop facilitators included Earl Mayo, director of the S.C. Tuition Grants Commission; Katie Harrison, deputy director of the S.C. Tuition Grants Commission; Elizabeth Caulder, associate director for scholarships and grants at the S.C. Commission on Higher Education, and Nicole Ivery, an education associate at the S.C. Department of Education.
“The workshop was designed with new and experienced guidance counselors in mind,” Watt said. “Since college funding formulas change every year, this annual workshop serves to update experienced counselors as well as explain the processs to those who are new to the field.”
The South Carolina Independent School Association is a non-profit, voluntary association of over 120 independent schools serving more than 37,000 teachers and students.
Founded in 1965, the State of South Carolina incorporated SCISA as an exclusively educational organization with the responsibilities of establishing accreditation standards, coordinating academic and athletic competition and providing professional development for member organizations.