Announcements

Guidance Announcements

January Newsletter is attached. 

West Point Military Academy Summer Leaders Experience (SLE)
West Point Military Academy Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) is a week-long immersion into the academic, military, and social life of a West Point cadet. At SLE, you will explore West Point from all angles, including their high-tech educational facilities, team-building athletic activities, and realistic military training.  SLE gives you a taste of the character, determination, commitment to excellence, and leadership required to be a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA).  Approximately 1100 students are selected to attend SLE each summer. Invitations to the seminar are awarded on a competitive basis using the academic, athletic, and extracurricular information provided in the SLE application.  For details and to apply visit https://www.westpoint.edu/admissions/summer-program

Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Student Mentoring Day
The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office will host their annual Student Mentoring Day on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.  This is an opportunity for high school students to be introduced to various divisions and roles at the Sheriff’s Office.  The class is for high school students in Spartanburg County interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.  Only four students can attend from Broome.  You cannot have any discipline issues.  If you are interested in attending, come to Guidance, or see Mrs. Goode in room 108 for an application.  APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO MRS. GOODE IN ROOM 108, NO LATER THAN MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2023

Palmetto Girls State
Attention: ALL Junior Females! Broome will send two females to Palmetto Girls’ State during the week of June 11-June 17, 2023, at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC.  Broome students will attend this leadership camp with other high school females from around the state to learn about government and the political process. Please see Mrs. Clary in Guidance if you are interested in attending Palmetto Girls’ State. DEADLINE: February 24, 2023

Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc. Washington Youth Tour & Cooperative Youth Summit
Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc. is offering four students an expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. or Columbia, S.C. this summer.  Contest winners will also be eligible to compete for up to $5,000 in college scholarships.  High school juniors are eligible for the Washington Youth Tour and high school sophomores are eligible for the Cooperative Youth Summit.  SAT scores, GPAs and rank, and other honors are not the primary consideration in selecting winners; character and community involvement are.  Come to Guidance for an application or visit www.laurenselectric.com/Youth. DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023, NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M.

Barbering Class for the 2023-2024 School Year
Any students currently in the 10th grade that would be interested in signing up for a Barbering class for the 2023-2024 school year should come to Guidance for the application packet. DEADLINE:  RETURN YOUR APPLICATION PACKET, ALONG WITH A COPY OF YOUR SIGNED SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, TO GUIDANCE, NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2023.

Dual Enrollment Information Session
We will have a Dual Enrollment Information Session on Tuesday, February 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center.  This information session is for current 10th and 11th grade students that are interested in taking Dual Enrollment classes for the 2023-2024 school year.

Broome High School Career Fair
The BHS Career Fair is on Friday, February 10, 2023. Career Fair Flyer .jpg

Broome FAFSA Completion Workshop 
Broome will have several FAFSA Completion Workshops for SENIORS and their parents in Lab 106 across from Guidance. Workshops are scheduled on February 17th, and March 10th from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. See attached flyer for details. Students must bring their laptop to the workshop.  All students planning to seek higher education after graduation will need to complete the FAFSA application. FAFSA Friday__2023 Flyer.pdf

Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is offering STEM Skilled Trade Conference Events for female high school juniors and seniors to learn more about the careers available in transportation and other skilled STEM trades. Events include a campus tour, hands-on, project-based training exercises, and a panel discussion featuring employers and successful women in the field.  Tuition grants up to $100,000 are available, including a first-place award of up to $25,000.  To apply visit https://www.uti.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-grants

Winthrop University Spring Open House
Winthrop University is hosting Spring Open House, Saturday, March 4th from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Spring Open House is for all high school prospective students (seniors, juniors, and sophomores) to provide an in-depth view of academic and campus life at Winthrop University. While on campus, you will have the opportunity to meet Winthrop faculty, staff, and students, explore your intended major; and tour their campus. Register at https://apply.winthrop.edu/register/?id=f333fe39-341d-4ec5-9aa8-b22000588f74

Spartanburg Community College Accuplacer Test
Spartanburg Community College will be at Broome on Thursday, March 9th, to give the Accuplacer test and to help any seniors needing help with their SCC application.  The Accuplacer test is used to determine class placement for classes at Spartanburg Community College.  If you are interested in taking the Accuplacer test, Come to Guidance to sign up by Tuesday, March 7th.  DEADLINE:  MARCH 7, 2023

Limestone University - Women in Technology and Science Symposium (WITS)
Any 10th, 11th, or 12th grade FEMALE student, who has an interest in pursuing a STEM career, is invited to attend Limestone’s Women in Technology and Science symposium (WITS) on Friday, March 24th.  The class is limited to 15 female students.  If you are interested in attending, come to Guidance for a permission slip or see Mrs. Goode in room 108. PERMISSION SLIPS MUST BE RETURNED TO MRS. GOODE, NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2023.

Heavy Equipment Operators course at the Master Skills Center
If you are interested in being a Heavy Equipment Operator, Master Skills Center will be offering this course during the 2023-2024 school year for current 9th and 10th grade students.  In this program you will learn the fundamentals of heavy machinery typically found on construction job sites, including bulldozers, excavators, backhoes, and more.  Transportation will be provided from Broome to the Master Skills Center.  If you are interested in enrolling, see the attached flyer with the QR code to complete the interest form.  Heavy Equipment Operator flyer.pdf

Ebenezer Baptist Church HBCU College Fair
Ebenezer Baptist Church is hosting the HBCU College Fair (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) on Saturday March 18, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST for High School and Middle School students. Recruiters from Historically Black Universities and Colleges and local Technical Colleges will be in attendance to meet and greet students, parents, and counselors from Spartanburg County, to share the information, opportunities, and experiences their college or university provides for students of every race and background. Students will need a copy of their latest transcript and SAT/ACT scores if they are interested in applying on site.  Register at https://ebc-hbcucollegefair.evenbrite.com.  

Berry College 
Berry College in Georgia is doubling their enrollment of nursing students and have increased nursing scholarships, funded by a recent $5 million gift.  They have a new fast track to graduation for first-year and transfer students with AP/Dual Enrollment or other credits.  To learn more visit www.berry.edu/majors/nursing.

Lander University
If you are interested in visiting Lander University, see attached available times to visit Lander University Flyer.pdf.   

The Call Me MISTER Program
The Call Me MISTER® program at Converse University (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models), largely selects teacher candidates from among underserved, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.  Admission to the Call Me MISTER program at Converse is contingent upon acceptance to Converse University. To apply to the program a teacher candidate must enroll as an education major in one of the following programs: Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle Level Education, Special Education, or Music Education. COME TO GUIDANCE FOR DETAILS AND AN APPLICATION.  DEADLINE:  APRIL 15, 2023

South Carolina Business Week
South Carolina Business Week will be held on the campus of USC Columbia the week of July 16 - 21, 2023.  South Carolina Business Week gives students an inside look at business in action and is designed to educate high school students on entrepreneurship, leadership, and the American free enterprise system. Students must have completed the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade by June 2023, be currently ranked in the top one-third of their class and possess demonstrated leadership skills in school and community activities. Businesses throughout the state will provide sponsorships to those selected.  The only cost to the student will be the $75.00 application fee.  If accepted into the program, students can apply for their scholarships. To apply visit www.SCBusinessWeek.com.
DEADLINE:  APRIL 30, 2023

USC Upstate Fab Fridays and Open House
Fab Friday dates at USC Upstate are:
  • February 3
  • March 3
  • April 7
Open House dates are: 
  • March 25
Weekday tours are offered at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout most of the year. Visit https://www.uscupstate.edu/visitcampus or call 864-503-5246 or 1-800-277-8727 to schedule a visit. 

This resource connects students with expert-driven information about education, training, and financial aid opportunities in healthcare and medical support. https://www.edumed.org/financial-aid/

USC Union Scholarships
If you have applied and been accepted, as a degree seeking student, to USC Union and would like to be considered for several scholarships they offer, come to Guidance for an application.  Dually enrolled students must submit an Admissions Application as a degree seeking student and be accepted in order to be considered for their scholarships.  Come to Guidance for an application.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY EARLYTHE PRIORITY DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2023, AND THE SECONDARY DEADLINE IS MAY 15, 2023