Welcome to the Guidance Department at Vidalia High School!

The Vidalia High School Guidance Department works to provide a comprehensive, progressive counseling program focused on the academic, career, and personal/social development of all our students to ensure that all students are college/career ready and equipped to become productive citizens in the 21st century.We are here to support student success!

  • TRANSCRIPTS - IF YOU NEED A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT, please send an email to  registrar@vidalia-city.k12.ga.us.  Include your name, at the time of attendance, your date of graduation, date of birth, and address (college admissions office or email) where you would like your transcript sent. OR, call (912) 537-7931, x6010.
  • "Links" is where you will find helpful websites for information on colleges and careers, testing, etc. 
       
  • "Files" are a grouping of helpful documents such as a list of scholarships, graduation requirements, and the "new" graduation rule.
       
  • "Presentations" include Power Point and other presentations shared during classroom guidance with students.
Contact

Victoria Waring, Guidance Secretary 
PH: 537-7931 x6010

Chris Carroll, Guidance Counselor
PH: 537-7931 x6007

Carla Coleman, Guidance Counselor  
PH: 537-7931 x6008    

Links

College Preparation

GA College 411
The best website to research and apply to Georgia's colleges.
https://secure.gacollege411.org/Home/_default.aspx

Secondary to Post-secondary Transitions
Transition Career Partnership (formerly Education Career Partnerships) is designed to prepare students for college and career opportunities leading students to post-secondary institutions for an industry-recognized certification or licensure, an associate, and/or higher college degree, and successful employment. "Move On When Ready" is a new dual enrollment opportunity for students to attend a post-secondary institution full-time during their junior and/or senior year of high school and receive high school credit and college credit simultaneously while attending college classes on the college campus, full-time.

http://www.gadoe.org/ci_cta.aspx?PageReq=CICTASeam

College Board
College Board, the SAT company.

Register online for your SAT test; get ready for the SAT with official practice tests and questions; get feedback on your PSAT performance. View your scores online and access your free personalized college and career planning kit.

Also, search for colleges by location, majors, cost, and more.  

http://www.collegeboard.com/

ACT Program
A student site for ACT test-takers.

Register for the test, get test prep, check your scores, college planning, career planning, and financial aid planning.

http://actstudent.org/

March 2 Success
A free resource to help you with reading and math skills for standardized testing.

http://www.March2Success.com

The Princeton Review
Provides test prep books, but also gives a load of info about college and careers.

http://www.princetonreview.com/

Peterson's

Has tools to help you select colleges.

http://www.petersons.com/

Career Preparation

Georgia Career Information System
VHS is a member of GCIS.  Come by the Guidance Office, students, and get our Password to use this site.  GCIS is a great resource for researching careers.

http://www.gcic.peachnet.edu

Today's Military

Interested in the military but not quite ready to talk to a recruiter?  Check this site out.

http://www.todaysmilitary.com

O*Net
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.

Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

http://www.onetcenter.org/

Occupational Outlook Handbook
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. It is revised every two years.

Ways to use the Occupational Outlook Handbook site:

  1. Find out about a specific occupation or topic.   
  2. Find out about many occupations.   
  3. For a listing of all occupations in alphabetical order.

http://www.bls.gov/oco/

The ASVAB Program VHS students take the ASVAB in 11th grade.

The ASVAB was developed by the U.S. Department of Defense. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program was developed with input from a panel of career development experts and designed to encourage students to increase their level of self-knowledge and to understand how that information could be linked to civilian and military occupational characteristics.

The ASVAB Program recently was re-designed to be helpful to virtually all students, whether they are planning on immediate employment after high school in civilian or military occupations, or further education at a university, community college, or vocational institution.

http://www.asvabprogram.com/

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is a resource for anyone interested in exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare. Explore over 185-degree fields and find out about education requirements, salaries, networking, pre-college ideas, and career planning resources.

http://www.careercornerstone.org/index.htm

Test Preparation

College Board SAT Test Prep
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/prep_one/prep_one.html

ACT Official Test Prep
http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/index.html

Test Prep Site
http://www.testprepreview.com/

Test Prep Site
http://www.sparknotes.com/

I Need A Pencil
Provides free SAT Test Prep:

  • 60 engaging lessons in math, reading, and writing that infuse pop culture into learning to make prep accessible   
  • 800+ challenging practice exam questions that simulate the SAT and provide full explanations  
  • ...and unique features like a score projector to show you how you are predicted to score on the real exam.

http://ineedapencil.com/

March 2 Success
March 2 Success is a free tool to help students improve their scores on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, and ASVAB.

https://www.march2success.com/

ACT private test prep (cost $ to use site)
This is a commercial site you can use to prep for the ACT.  You have to pay for it.

http://www.scoreuptestprep.com/

Scholarships

Fast Web
http://www.fastweb.com/

Scholarships.com
http://www.scholarships.com/

High Five Scholarships
Scholarships and ACT and SAT test prep.

http://www.highfivescholarships.com/

School Soup Scholarships
http://schoolsoup.com/scholarships/

East Georgia College Correll Scholarship
East Georgia State College has an exciting scholarship opportunity for students who will be attending the Swainsboro campus: the Correll Scholars Program.  Twenty $5000 scholarships will be awarded annually, beginning Fall semester 2015, and February 1st is the deadline to apply.

http://www.ega.edu/correll

Online College

Georgia College and Universities Online Guide
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/georgia/