Dear Parents and Students,
A.C. Flora High School counselors understand that this is an uncertain time with the disruption of many routines. During this period of school closure, A.C. Flora counselors remain available to answer questions and address guidance and counseling-related concerns. To connect with counselors while school is out, email is the most efficient method. Counselor contact information is posted below this message. Counselors will help to address academic, career, or personal concerns. Please feel free to contact the counselors with any questions you may have.
The A.C. Flora High School Counseling Department
9-12th Grade (Last Names A-C) - Vierean Bartley
9-12th Grade (Last Names D-I) - James Major
9-12th Grade (Last Names J-O) - Julia Kiser
9-12th Grade (Last Names P-S) - Shayla Broadnax
9-12th Grade (Last Names T-Z & 11th/12th Grade IB Students): Moira Porter
Richland One eLearning FAQs: school closures, spring break, graduations, meals, eLearning, grading, end-of-year testing...
For some consolidated information and links to academic and standarized-testing updates, click here.
For information about AP Exams, view CollegeBoard's 2020 AP Testing Guide by clicking here.
The following are online counseling-related resources students can utilize during the school absence:
Shmoop: Now being offered as a free resource for students. Shmoop offers test prep for the ACT, AP, EOCs, SAT, PSAT, Aspire, & more! If you are a new user: 1.) Go to schools.shmoop.com, 2.) Click "go", 3.) Type in: WALRUS, 4.) Create your login.
ACT Registration (upcoming test dates on June 13 and July 18): www.act.org
ACT Test Practice through ACT Academy: https://academy.act.org
SAT Registration (upcoming test dates on May 2 and June 6): www.sat.org
SAT Test Practice through Khan Academy: www.satpractice.org
College and Career Research: Big Future (the College Board’s College Search): https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search
Naviance: Log in at https://clever.com (username is Student ID number; password is date of birth separated by slahes – ex. Feb 2, 2002 birthdate is 2/2/2002.
SC Discus: Connects students (and parents!) with expert tutors and career coaches in more than 80 subjects and test prep areas. The Tutor.com K-12 Learning Suite includes live, one-to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center, test preparation, practice quizzes and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials. To get started: 1. Visit SCDiscus.org. 2. In the A-Z list of resources, click on Tutor.com. 3. Login with your DISCUS account to get immediate access.
VirtualSC offers free ACT, SAT, and AP-exam prep to any student in South Carolina. Visit https://virtualsc.org/testprepservices/ for information and details on how to sign up.
COVID-19 Information from CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Tips for Talking to Children about COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html
Columbia-Area Mental Health: https://www.state.sc.us/dmh/camhc/
College & Career Resources:
Naviance College and Career System: Students can use Naviance to take career interest inventories, research colleges, build a resume, and more. Students can log in at https://clever.com. Their username is their student ID number, and their password is their date of birth separated by slashes. For example, a birthdate of February 2, 2002, would be 2/2/2002.
Resources for Parents
- Crisis Management Institute
- CALM: Provides some tools to use to take care of our minds and stay grounded -- enjoy this curation of content hand-picked to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time.
- Resource for Parents of Students with an IEP
- ETV: Despite mandatory school closures, learning can continue for students across the state! South Carolina ETV and the SC Department of Education have partnered to use the power of television to broadcast streamlined, curriculum-based programming for the state's pre-K through 12th grade students.
- EVERFI: EVERFI's digital lessons are used by more than two million K-12 students and is here to help families bring learning to life at home. In this period of increased remote learning, EVERFI is also providing students direct-access.
- Palmetto State School Counselors Association resources
Resources from National Assocation for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)