• Upcoming Events/Announcement

    2018-2019 Final Transcript Instruction

    Due to implementation timeline at F1S, the district has decided to utilize the NCAA and non-college transcripts feature for class of 2019 to request send of their final transcripts to the colleges they plan to attend. See directions for Transcript Request through SchooLinks.

    Pee Dee CAP Weed and Seed Summer Program

    The WEED and SEED provides a SAFE HAVEN for students ages 6-14. During the summer months. The Weed and Seed Safe Haven provides a wide-array of sevices for our students which includes: a learning center, arts & crafts, field trips and social skill, etc. These services are designed to help students become interactive, increase theis self-awareness and achieve their academic performance. WEED and SEED SAFE HAVEN, 113 Oakland Avenue Florence SC, 29506. To enroll youth into this program plaese contact Mrs. Emma Sellers at (843) 676-1076.

    Pee Dee CAP Summer Youth Employment Programs

    The Pee Dee Community Action Partnership is now enrolling students for the Summer Youth Program. This program provides Summer Employment for 10 weeks. To qualify for one of our progrmas you must be between the ages of 16-24 and household income eligible.

    If you are interested, please contact Evelyn William at (843)664-2528 ofr Queen McCall at (843) 664-2530.


    Texas Roadhouse representative will be on campus Thursday, May 16, 2019 for students seeking employment. All interested students are encouraged to apply. (Must be 16 years old/or older).

    Drunk Driving Simulator on campus Wednesday May, 8, 2019   

    Lequint Johnson, Recuiting and Retention, NCO with the National Guard will have a drunk driving simulator on campus Wednesday May 8, 2019. The simulator allows students to drive in a simulated drunk mode. It demonstrates the dangerous effects of DUI/DWI driving, such as delayed response to controls and narrowing of the effective field of view. The display will be featured at the entrance of the building during all three lunches. Juniors and seniors are encourages to visit.     


     Are your intersted in going on a field trip for 3 days to Columbia to run the state goverment?

    Want to create your own bill and then see it get passed into possible law?

    Want to have  a career in law or politics?

    Apply to be a part of Florence 1's YIG Organization 

    Pick up application in the main office or Guidance!!

    Deadline: May 23, 2019


    Vincent (VJ) Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Seniors. A non-renewable $500 scholarship to be awarded to a South Florence High School senior student in memory of Vincent (VJ) Johnson Jr., South Florence Class of 2011. Please refer to scholarship page for additional information. Deadline: May 6, 2019



    The Academic Awards will be held on Thursday, May 9th 2019 at 7 p.m. Please come out and show your support for our students!



    Seniors bring your acceptance letter to guidance and sign up to be added to the celebration on May 9, 2019.


    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is sponsoring an Civic Essay Contest for students in Grades 9 through 12 in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, with cash wards of $2,000 (first place), $1,500 (second place), and $1,00 (third place) for the top essays. Please visit,  http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/public-education/essay-contest-2019 for additional information.

    Deadline: April 15, 2019



    Juniors/Seniors interested in attending the Historically Black College or University (HBCU) Expo at Wilson High School on February 21st 2019, must come to Guidance to receive a permission form. Signed permission forms must be returned to Guidance, no later than Monday February 18th at 3:30 p.m. Space is limited!! See Mr. Dupree or Mrs. Ray with additional questions.


    South Carolina Lineman's Rodeo 2019, Florence SC March 16th 2019- SC. Lineman's Rodeo Orientation is an opportunity for high school students and recent graduates to explore careers as lineworkers for electric system construction and maintenance. Small-group orientations wil be available at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and reservations are required. Register online at http://www.ecsc.org/signup.



    Stinger Senior Day!! Fridays, March 22 or 29, 2019 9:30a.m. -12:30p.m. (Lunch Provided)

    SIMT Building Pee Dee Electric Auditorium

    You can complete your Admissions and FAFSA application all in one day!

    Please bring SAT/ACT scores and Unofficial Transcipt


    • Academic Programs
    • Scholarship Opportunties
    • Internship Programs

    RSVP on https://www.fdtc.edu by February 22, 2019


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    2019 Girls Symposium Saturday, February 23, 2019 11am-3pm

    This event is open to girls ages 10-18 @ Barnes Strret Activity Center (513 Barnes Street, Florence SC 29501) Keynote Speaker: Dr. Zenobia Edwards 

    This event will include the following topics:        

    • Self-Defense                                                                    
    • Social Media
    • Dating Etiquette                                        
    • Bullying
    • Taking Care of Me
    • Human Trafficking

    For additional info. contact April Alston-Frederick @(843)665-3253.



    **Claflin University and the National Assocaiation of College Deans, Registrars and Admissions Officers will host annual "Counselor's Forum and HBCU College Fair" on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 and Wednesday, March 20, 2019 on Claflin's historic and national honored campus.

    The Counselor's Forum will be highly informative and include the following sessions:

    • Applications to HBCU's 
    • UNCF scholarships opportunities
    • NCAA(Division I and II) eligibility requirements
    • Finacial Aid Updates

    Students may register for the HBCU College Fair at http://www.nacdrao.org/ by February 28, 2019. Contact Phyllis Thompson @(803)736-4668 and Paula Payton @(803)535-5342.


    **The 4-H Pinckney Leadership Camp Sponsored by South Carolina 4-H

    If you are interested in making a difference in your school and community, The 4-H Pinckney Leadership Camp is for YOU!

    Two Sessions available:

    • June 16-22, and July 21-27 (Sunday-Saturday)
    • For rising high school Sophomores and Juniors
    • Registration Fee is $100 for the week

    To Apply: Return the completed application by Friday, March 15, 2019.

    Email to Rwrigh3@g.clemson.edu or fax 864-656-7595. Application on file in Guidance




    **Neptune Island Waterpark in Harstville Hiring!!!! (All positions are seasonal with part-time and full-time employment opportunites available. Candidates must be at least 16 years old to apply! Visit https://www.neptuneisland.com/ for additional information.



    clemson  college of charleston  usc

    **Clemsom University, the College of Charlston, and the University of South Carolina- are inviting students to attend their annual Student Information Sessions. These events are designed for high school sophomores and juniors and their families who are interested in learning more about these institutions. College respresentatives will host events in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Florence, SC , as well as in Charlotte, NC between Feb. 3rd-11th. Students can register at:https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/undergraduate_admissions/student_infosession.php


    ASVAB .

    ASVAB Interpretation Day at South Florence on January 22nd 2019 from 10:00am-11:50am in the Auditorium. Students are asked to bring fully charged chrome books. Following the interpretation, all Military branches will be in the commons area during all lunches to answer any additional questions.


    FMU Logo

    FAFSA Workshop with Francis Marion University on Tuesday November 20th from 9am-2pm. (Host by Anna Todd, Associate Director of Admissions). The workshop will:

    • Provide informational services to prospective students.
    • Assist students in the financial assistance application process.
    • Determine eligibility for assistance. 

    Please call for an appointment: (843)758-6480


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     FMU Patriots On Saturday, November 10, 2018 FMU will have an Open House event. This event is free and open to the public. Registration starts at 9am in the University Center and the program begins at 10am. During Open House, students and their guests have the opportunity to visit two academic sessions and non- academic sessions (campus life, Honors, schoarships and financial aid, housing, etc) Lunch will be provided along with an optional campus tour. Students can register by calling (843) 661-1231 and/or visiting this link:https://www.fmarion.edu/admissions/openhouse/.

    On Tuesday, November 13, 2018 FMU will have a FAFSA and Scholarship Night. This event will be held from 6pm-8pm in the Stanton Academic Center. Representatives from both Admissions and Financial Aid will be on hand to anwser questions and aid in the FAFSA process. This is a great way for both students and parents to receive some individualized counsel on FAFSA and types of aid offered to students.


     schoolinks Florence 1 School introduces new college and career-ready interface

    Students in Florence 1 Schools have a new way to track their progress in high school and lay out their college and career goals. SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform built for the 21st Century student. With SchooLinks, students are able to explore their interest, find what colleges and careers are the best fit for them and create a personal plan for graduation and beyond. This program is available for 9th-12th grade students in Florence 1 Schools and their parents. All of the SchooLinks features are designed to be user-friendly and engaging, helping students prepare for college, career and life in a way that feels relevant to them.

    Using SchooLink, high school students and parents can:

    • Explore 2 year 4 year colleges
    • Learn about options for financial aid
    • Find internship and volunteer opportunities 
    • Explore a career in a variety of military fields
    • Create digital portolios/resumes
    • Communicate with counselors

    Using SchooLinks, 12th graders will be able to: 

    • Track college applications and request transcripts
    • Request Letters of Recommendation

    Students can login by clicking https://clever.com/oauth/authorize?response_type=code&state=1ec61c4e8ebc9c01c0993f57ad7329212740d7f294636463ded893bb7d8dcc8d&redirect_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fclever.com%2Fin%2Fauth_callback&client_id=4c63c1cf623dce82caac&confirmed=true&channel=clever&district_id=55e5e6848dbad30100000723, using your district email address and password. Then select the SchooLinks Logo.

    Parents logins will be sent in an email. If you believe that the district does not have an email address for you, please click https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0qy_Aodh5jNKiZTOM8RRbfb3PIV33Lf7oCvDaAeeJmbp3BA/viewform


    A SchooLinks Parent Information Night will be held at South Florence High School on Thursday, November 15 at 6pm. Parents asked to meet in the auditorium. Students are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Maggie Gause, Director of Student Support Services, at (843) 673-1109.   

    early dismissal  

    Early Dismissal for Students on Monday November 5, 2018.


    election day

    Holiday for all faculty and staff on Tuesday November 6, 2018. Election Day


    fdtc Florence Darlington Technical College Presents: Stinger Completion Day Saturday, November 17, 2018 10am-12:30pm. You can complete your admissions and FAFSA Application all in ONE day!!Fast, Easy way to learn more about: Academic Programs, Scholarship Opportunties and Internship programs....(5000 Building, 2nd Floor, Honda Auditorium)


     national guard The National Guard Army will have a static display on the front lawn of South Florence on November 2nd 2018. 

    South Florence School Counseling Department would like to thank all parents/guardians for attending our Junior/Senior Parent Information Night. It was a huge success and would not have been possible without your support!! Click on link to review PowerPoint! 

     Junior/Senior Parent Info Night 2018

    The College Board is offering a FREE November SAT registration and CSS Profile waiver to students in a FEMA-designed area which includes Florence and Darlington counties. Students should register for the November SAT by October 24th online and then call Customer Service at 866-756-7346 by October 24th to receive a refund. For the CSS Profile feww waiver,  visit: https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org and complete the application. Counties Designated by FEMA, North Carolina: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne, Wilson South Carolina: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro


    Morris College 35th Annual High School Visitation Day on October 24th 2018. Visitation Day will include Informational Workshops, Entertainment and Campus Tour. For more information about  this event visit, www.morris.edu/admissions


    College Application Day at South Florence will be held on October 31st 2018. Various college representatives will be in attendance.. FREE APPLICATIONS from the majority of our visiting colleges/universities! Take advantage of this opportunity!!

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     ASVAB Testing on Wednesday November 7th. 


    College Essay Writing Shopwork on:  Thursday November 1st, 3:30pm-5pm; Saturday November 17th, 9am-12noon, Wednesday December 5th, 3:30-5pm.


    South Carolina High School Writing Writing Contest


    The South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina invites your students to enter for cash prizes and a publishing opportunity. The contest is open to South Carolina juniors/seniors.

    • Students must be resident of South Carolina
    • In 750 words or less, writing in any combination of genres (essay, short story, poem, play, etc) answering this question: "How should we improve the state of South Carolina?"
    • Submissions will be evaluated based on originality of response and quality of writing.
    • Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners.
    • The entries of finalists and winners will be published by the South Carolina Honors College

    For more information visit:https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/honors_college/about/writing_contest/index.php

    Deadline: October 29, 2018


    Francis Marion will host Interview Day at South Florence High School on Thursday October 4th, 2018.  Interested seniors must sign up in Guidance for a specific time.  In order to interview with an FMU admissions counselor, seniors need to complete the following:

    • Apply to FMU online at http://www.fmarion.edu/admissions/applynow/ prior to your interview.  Application fee will be waived.  Do not submit fee.
    • If you have taken the SAT and/or ACT, please bring a copy of your score sheet with you.  You will find the score sheet by signing into your SAT/ACT account.  If we have a copy of your ACT test results from last spring, we will provide a copy for your interview.

    Please dress appropriately and be on time to your interview in room 113.  Teachers will receive an email from Mr. Dupree with the interview schedule for the day.  Feel free to contact Mr. Dupree or Mrs. Ray, or Mr. Stokes with any questions or concerns.  Deadline for signing-up is 4:00pm on Friday Septermber 21st


    Juniors and Seniors interested in attending the SC College Fair at Francis Marion University on Wednesday, October 10th must return a signed permission form to the Guidance office no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, September 28th.  This is an opportunity for juniors and seniors to meet with various college, university, and military representatives.  All juniors and seniors are eligible to attend. Please obtain a permission form from Mr. Dupree, Mrs. Ray, Mr. Stokes  in Guidance as soon as possible.  Feel free to contact us with any questions.(Posted 8-20-2018)


    Junior/Senior Parent Information Night on October 18th starting at 6:00pm until 8:00pm in the South Florence Library.  Topics to be discussed include applying to college, SAT/ACT, scholarships and financial aid.  Representatives from Francis Marion University and Florence Darlington Technical College will be in attendance.  Click here for a copy of the powerpoint presentation. (Posted 8-23-2018)