Monday, August 13, 2018

Freshman? How To Make The Most Out of Your NOHS Experience!

As students begin to settle in at NOHS, the NOHS Counseling Office is excited to welcome the 9th grade students to the Titan Family!  Being a Titan means that we expect great things.  We want our students to take advantage of all that NOHS has to offer.  JLV College Counseling provides freshman with food for thought on how they can make the most of their high school experience.  Check out the link below and prepare to make the most of your experience!

College Prep Activities For High School Freshman

Interested In Math or Science? STEM College and Career Fair

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Atlanta STEM College and Career Fair
Sunday, October 7, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE and open to the public! 

Cobb Galleria Centre
Parking Fee: $5 

Why Participate?
·       STEM College and Career Fairs are smaller and focused, with approximately 130 STEM colleges/universities and STEM-related industry exhibitors.
·       The Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) will be present and available for financial aid and HOPE scholarship questions. 
·       STEM College and Career panel sessions will be offered.

Student & Exhibitor Registration: Visit
Contact Information: or 703/836-2222 ext. 14

We hope to see you there! 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Seniors: GA Scholar Application Is Now Available

2018 Georgia Scholars Application for Seniors:

We are always looking for ways to recognize our students and their accomplishments!  This is a program that can provide your student with recognition at the state level.  Through the Georgia Scholar program, the Department of Education identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. The program is coordinated by the Department’s Excellence Recognition Office and through local coordinators in each public school system and in private schools throughout the state. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma.
Students eligible for Georgia Scholar recognition are high school seniors who:
·         exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home.
·         Georgia Scholars are students who have carried exemplary course loads during the four years  
          of high school; who performed excellently in all courses;
·         who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their 
·         who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools.​

The recognition is open to any student who qualifies.
The Application and one page reference letter is the only thing that should be submitted.
No mailed or faxed applications accepted
Reference letters are to be from outside school personnel and family
Do not attached copies of transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, voter registration or photos to the application
All criteria on the application must be completed for consideration
Section A must be filled out with specific class information
There is not a monetary award associated with this recognition

Please review the application closely before applying.  Page 2 lists specific criteria for applicants.  The application DEADLINE to the Counseling office is January 18th.  Please let your counselor know if you are completing this application.

Please note the following information for the GA Scholars Applicaiton:

Oconee County Schools Superintendent:  Dr. Jason Branch (
District Coordinator:  Amy Perry (
Principal:  Dr. Philip Brown (
School Coordinator:  Cassie Moon (

Georgia Scholar Application

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Advice About the UGA Admissions Process

Great read for senior parents from the UGA Admissions Blog!  Check it out as you begin the exciting journey of the senior year!!

Senior Year Do's and Don'ts

How To Prepare Your Student For Life

I love the beginning of the school year.  Everyone is filled with excitement and plans are in place for a year of success!  The counseling office at NOHS would like to offer a great read for NOHS parents and students (grade 9-12).  The article focuses on helping students learn skills that will facilitate the student taking ownership of their decisions- academically and social/emotionally.  As a parent it is difficult to know when to let your child take the lead making the decisions in their life.  The article below focuses on getting students college ready, I disagree, I believe it will help get them "life" ready.  We are excited to work collaboratively with our parents and students to prepare students for the world after NOHS!

How To Help A Teenager Be College-Ready

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Welcome To The 2018/2019 School Year

The counseling office at NOHS is excited to begin a new journey with you and your students! Our office is already promoting leadership events and scheduling information sessions.

On August 16th, we will host our Curriculum Night for all grade levels in the NOHS Auditorium.  Please review the following schedule and make plans to attend your student's grade level session and the college panel conversation.

6:00 pm- 9th and 10th grade Curriculum Night Session
7:00 pm- College Panel
7:30 pm- 11th and 12th grade Curriculum Night Session

The evening will be filled with information that will help you and your student navigate NOHS smoothly.  Our presentation will include information regarding HOPE Scholarship, graduation requirements, SAT/ACT/EOCT, helpful hints for getting the year started off right, and other pertinent information that you don't want to miss!  The college panel provides a wealth of information regarding admissions and a advice from an experienced NOHS  parent.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Are You Interested In a Military Academy?

Good afternoon and welcome back to school!

Attached is a letter from Congressman Hice informing you of a wonderful opportunity for your students to attend a United States Service Academy.  Also attached is a copy of Congressman Hice’s Academy Day flier. We are mailing a packet of information to the guidance counselors and or principals at each district high school.

There are five service academies:

·         U.S. Military Academy at West Point

·         U.S. Air Force Academy

·         U.S. Naval Academy

·         U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

·         U.S. Coast Guard Academy

 Students who earn an appointment will receive a full scholarship (worth nearly a half million dollars) to include room, board, tuition, health care, and a stipend.  And upon graduation, they will be commissioned officers in the United States Armed Forces.  Please take a moment to read the information provided and let me know if I may answer any questions.  Click HERE to view more information on Congressman Hice’s website.

Carolyn Dallas

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10)

Field Representative

Milledgeville District Office

(478) 457-0007 (office)