Great College Information!

SC Independent Colleges and Universities
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Three tips on getting most out of financial aid!

Great article about what should happen AFTER you file the FAFSA. Click HERE to learn more.


Want individualized college planning 
text alerts?
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Up Next will send you texts helping you navigate college and financial information.


Are  you wanting to apply to a Service Academy?  
If so, please click HERE to review the strict deadlines for applying.





  • Explore colleges and create a list of schools that fit you best.
  • Search for scholarships and get the scoop on financial aid.
  • Discover majors and careers that you may be interested in.
  • And more!








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Crisis Hotlines For Help
Additional Resources posted on Lexington 1 District Page

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) 
Whether you are personally in crisis or you are concerned about someone who is, you can ALWAYS call 1-800-273-TALK and get a listening ear, resources, and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This hotline does not close on the weekend, holidays, or during bad weather.

Veterans, please press 1.
En español oprima el 2. 
Prestamos servicios en español (1-888-628-9454).
For hearing & speech impaired with TTY equipment : 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

The Trevor Project
1-866-4-U-TREVOR
This is also a free, confidential 24-hour hotline. It focuses on crises and suicide prevention among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth.

Trans Lifeline
877-565-8860
Crisis Hotline by and for the transgender community.

Crisis Text Line
741-741
Text START to 741-741 to talk to a trained counselor. It's free, confidential, and available 24/7.


Here are some apps to download for additional resources
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Do you need a tutor?  Click HERE for a list of qualified teachers and their contact information.

Every Monday through Thursday in the Counseling Office there will be after school math tutoring  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Free





EVENTS

Please be sure to look at our scholarship page for 
important information.  This page is continuously updated!

Teen Talk
Do you have something on your mind that you'd like to 
share?  Wish there was somewhere you could go?  There is!  
Teen Talk.  Ms. Preston will be here every Thursday during Middle
& 3rd block starting the first week of October 2018.  FREE PIZZA 
IS PROVIDED!  If you have not signed up, please come to the 
Counseling Department to get a brochure to bring home.  Must
 have a parent signature to register.

Free SAT Information Workshop
University of South Carolina 
University Test Prep
October 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Room 504, Close Hipp Building
1705 College Street
University of South Carolina
Learn valuable information about preparing for the SAT including 
general information about the exam and sample questions.

SAT Prep Courses
Learn the skills and techniques needed to elevate your SAT score.  
Discover the value of courses that are offered multiple times each year 
in the classroom at USC Columbia or through our live online classroom.

On Campus at USC Columbia
10/28/18 - 11/18/18
Sundays
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Live Online Courses
10/03/18 - 10/29/18
Mondays and Wednesdays
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

10/31/18 - 11/28/18
Mondays and Wednesday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sophomore/Junior Family Meeting
Tuesday October 16, 2018
7:00 PM LOPAC
This meeting will address what your child needs 
to do NOW to prepare for their post-secondary plans.
Immediately following the Family Meeting we will host a 
College Funding Seminar offered by a Certified College 
Funding Specialist.

Pre-ACT
All 2nd year students will take at LHS--Free!
September 18

PSAT
Open to 10th and 11th graders
Registration deadline in the main office with $16 fee: September 7
Test Date:  October 10

SAT
All 3rd year students can take at LHS
March 27

Midlands Technical College 
Upward Bound Fall Visit Dates
September 26th
October 24th
November 14th
December 12th
Times to be Announced

FAFSA Night
LHS Learning Commons
October 16, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

South Carolina Honors College at the
University of South Carolina Writing Contest
If you are a high school junior or senior, please click HERE 
to see how to enter the sixth annual South Carolina 
Honors College Writing Contest.  The year's topic is 
"How should we improve the state of South Carolina?"  
Cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250.
The deadline is Monday, October 29, 2018

Lexington High School & River Bluff High School College Fair
October 30, 2018
River Bluff High School
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Click HERE for the complete list of colleges

NACAC
Charlotte Performing & Visual Arts College Fair
The Park Expo & Conference Center
800 Briar Creek Road
Charlotte,NC 28205
October 30, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Today through 11/6/18, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards 
is looking for SC's top youth volunteers of the year.  Students in 
grades 5-12 are invited to apply for the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions 
to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 
months.  The application is available to submit through 11/6/18; 
click on these links:  http://spirit.prudential.com/ and http://www.nassp.org/spirit


World Language Day with Clemson
November 10, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Pelion High School
All Juniors & Seniors interested in studying 
WL and/or a double major are invited.
Click HERE to sign up



Counselor Caseloads Change 2018-2019
In an effort to provide better advisement and assistance to all students we have divided our alphabetical range differently and added another counselor!  

Benie Bruson:  A-Cart
Sara Beckett: Carv-Fou
Kat Robinson:  Fow-I
Karen Urquhart:  J-Ke and Mas-Par
Anna Duvall:  Ki-Mar
Greg Russell:  Pat-Sm
Holly Roberson:  Sn-Z