School Counseling

Essex High School Counselors support the Standards of Learning by providing comprehensive counseling services for our students to facilitate their academic, career, personal, and social development. EHS School Counselors collaborate with parents, teachers, and administrators to promote the academic success and well-being of our students. We provide strategies and services aligned with the Standards for School Counseling Programs in Virginia Public Schools.

EHS Counselors
Sarah McDermott   8th and 9th grade
   Seniors with last names A-I
Diondra Mercer       10th and 11th grade
   Seniors with last names J-Z

School Counseling Secretary
Amanda Taylor

EHS School Profile

School Counselor Request 

 
Transcript Request for Seniors

transcript

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                                         Scholarships                                 


First of all, what ARE scholarships!?

Scholarships are awards of money that can help students fund a college education. Scholarships typically do not  have to be paid back, though students may have to meet certain expectations  or commitments to maintain a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on specific criteria set by the provider (e.g. - merit-based, need-based, athletic or artistic talent, affilation with a certain group, etc.) Scholarships can promoted at the local, state, or national level. Listed below are local, state, and national scholarships that have been promoted to the EHS counselors. Keep in mind that there are MANY more scholarships out there! Check for scholarships where you bank, where you work (or where your parents work), at your place of worship, etc. See your counselor if you have any questions about scholarships! Remember, you should NEVER pay to apply for a scholarship. If it asks for a payment, it's probably a scam!

             See links below under "Scholarship Databases & Resources"
                           for even more scholarship opportunities!
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RCC Scholarship Opens NEW!!!!!!!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  1. The RCC Scholarship application for the 2018-19 academic year is open October 1, 2017- February 16, 2018
  2. The online application is available at www.rappahannock.edu/schoalrships
  3. For more information, contact Alex Kost, Scholarship  Coordinator at akost@rappahannock.edu or  804-333-6708

 

Virginia Mayflower Society Scholarship NEW!!!!!!!
Qualifications:
Applicants must be a high school senior and any one or more of the following:
1
) A member or related to a member of the Virginia Mayflower Society
2) A Virginia resident Related to a Virginia resident
3) Related to a Virginia resident
Deadline: March 19, 2018
Procedures: See a school counselor for more information

Ron Brown Scholarship
 NEW!!!!!!!
Qualifications: Applicants must:
1) Be a high school senior who is Black/African American.
2) Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Early Consideration November 1, 2017. 
Procedures: See a school counselor for the application

Marks and Harrison Scholarship NEW!!!!!!!
Qualifications: Applicants must:
1) Be a high school senior who is planning to attend college.
2) Applicants must attend Essex, Rappahannock, Northumberland, Washington & Lee or Lancaster high schools.

Amount: 1st place: $1,000
                 2nd place: $500
                 3rd place: $250
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Procedures: See a school counselor for the application and and submission requirements.


Graduation Requirements

Standard Diploma
Advanced Studies Diploma
Modified Standard Diploma (Ending with c/o 2016)
Project Graduation


College Planning and Post-Secondary Opportunities

College Planning
CollegeBoard
Campus Tours: Virtual College Tours
College Atlas
College Measures
Degree Finders
I'm First! - Support for First Generation College Students
My College Guide
Online Degrees, Financial Aid & Scholarships
U.S. Department of Education
Transcript Request
Post-secondary education and employment data from the Virginia Council of High Education 

Scholarship Databases & Resources
FastWeb.com
Scholarships.com
The Community Foundation
College Board Scholarship Search
CollegeToolKit.com
FindTuition.com
Chegg.com


Financial Aid Resources 
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
FinAid.org
SallieMae


Career Planning
Join the Military
Alternative - Up With People
Career Builder
Career Magazine
Career Paths OnLine
Career Planning
National Application Center
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Resume Place
Virginia Career View


ACT/SAT Prep
Khan Academy  Download a real, full-length practice SAT test, watch Sal work through real SAT problems, and get even more practice using our interactive questions.
Varsity Learning Tools  Free practice tests, digital flashcards, and questions-of-the-day for standardized tests (including the SAT and ACT) and academic subjects of all levels
ACT
FreeSAT1Prep
March 2 Success
Number2
ScoreUP! Success Academy


Virtual Virginia
As a program of the Virginia DOE, Virtual Virginia offers Advanced Placement, world language, core academic, and elective courses to students. It has high-quality, rigorous course content to meet flexible schedules and provide instruction to meet individual student needs.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements


Ron Brown Scholarship
 NEW!!!!!!!
Qualifications: Applicants must:
1) Be a high school senior who is Black/African American.
2) Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Early Consideration November 1, 2017. 
Procedures: See a school counselor for the application