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Student Services

Credit Planning

When a student enrolls at South Central High School, one of the counselors will review the student's credit history and develop a plan of study to provide an outline for further course completion and to ensure that the student is completing courses required for graduation. Parents are encouraged to confer with the counselors and teachers to ensure that courses are being completed in a timely manner.

Counseling Resources

America's Career Resource Network (link)

ACRN consists of state and federal organizations that provide information, resources and training on career and education exploration. The network's national activities are funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. (link)

Resources include search tools, scholarship drawings, college information request forms, information on featured colleges and universities, and other resources for students, parents, and counselors.

Bridges (link)

Explorer, Planner, and testGEAR

CareerOneStop (link)

Explore careers, salary and benefits, and education and training sites. Seach for jobs in all 50 states. Tips are given for resumes and interviews as well.

Job Service of North Dakota (link)

O*Net (link)

Occupational Information Network

Occupational Outlook Handbook (link)

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.

Individual Counseling

A counselor is available for individual counseling with students before school, after school, and during school hours. No appointment is necessary. Please contact the counselor for more information. The counselor will refer students to outside agencies when appropriate.

Group Counseling

Each semester a number of group sessions are available for the students. In general, students are limited to participation in one session per semester. Some of the groups available for students incude:
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Parenting
  • Stress Management
  • Addiction issues
  • Dating/Relationships
  • How to Improve School Performance
  • Leadership
  • JOM - for Native American students

ACT Information

ACT information and registration packets are available in the counseling office.

ACT for Parents (link)

ACT offers free resources to parents to help students prepare for college and explore career options.

ACT for Students (link)

Financial Aide and Scholarships

Financial Aid information and FAFSA forms are available from the counselors.

Students are reminded to complete the FAFSA as early as possible. The priority deadline for students attending post-secondary schools in North Dakota is March 15.

Expected Contribution EFC Calculator (link)

Financial Aid estimator

Free application for federal student aid (link)

Scholarships from various colleges and organizations ar available for students in the counseling office. See the counselors for application information.

Office of federal student aid (link)

Scholarship Help (link)

Weekly Scholarship Alerts (link)

Register for regular email notices of scholarship opportunities.

Options for the Diploma

At South Central High School, the students must have 22 credits to graduate in 2011, 24 in 2012. These credits include both required and elective credits. For further information about the required and elective credits, please consult the student handbook section of this Web site.

Students can graduate with a high school diploma from the Division of Independent Studies in Fargo by taking at least one half credit of correspondence study from that institution. The rest of the credits can be taken at South Central High School. These courses must be paid for on an individual basis. For further information, please see one of the counselors.

The student's credit must be evaluated by the Division to make sure they meet their requirements. To review the guidelines, obtain further information, or to understand this process more fully, see one of the counselors.

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