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Guidance Corner

The purpose of the Guidance Program is to help each individual student achieve his/her potential academically, spiritually, socially, and physically. Please contact Mrs. Kimberly Rice, our Guidance Counselor, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

We strive to accomplish these goals by doing the following:

● Help each new student feel at home in the school with new teachers and friends.

● Individual conferences are available to each student when he/she or a teacher deems it necessary.

● A testing program designed to help students learn as much as possible about his/her capabilities is performed.

● Any teacher, administrator, or the College/Career Counselor welcomes the opportunity to speak with any student or parent.

Helpful Hints & Links

Progress Report Information

Report Card Recognition Policy

The 10 Point Grading Scale as adopted by the South Carolina Department of Education

Exam Exemption Policy  (Exam Schedule)

Counselor's Calendar

Student Guide for the PSAT 8/9   
The PSAT8/9  is administered each fall to the 8th & 9th grade students to prepare them for the SAT. 

Student Guide for the PSAT/NMSQT   
The PSAT/MNSQT is administered each fall to the 10th & 11th grade students to prepare them for the SAT.

Student Guide for the SAT 
The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college.  The SAT provides a globally recognized admission test that demonstrates a student's knowledge and how well they can apply that knowledge.  It is a common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.  
Register for the SAT  Students may use this link to register for the SAT (it is not administered at DCS).   
It is recommended that students take the SAT beginning in the spring of their junior year to allow them to reach their personal goal by the completion of their senior year in high school.

Please use these SAT & PSAT Student Guides to study, for reference, and for practice.  

Stanford Testing is administered each spring to the Kindergarten through 7th grade students.

Scholarship Links

SC State Fair Scholarship 


CERRA Teacher Cadet 

George Rogers

Isaac L. Dunlap and Maxine D. McIntyre

James F. Byrnes  

J.W. and Dorris F. Moore

Kiwanis Club of Dillon 

SCLEOF - Law Enforcement 

Mary McAllister Memorial Scholarship

McLeod Medical Center Auxiliary; Chellis Ellis and David H. Shuttleworth 

McLeod Regional Medical Center Scholarship 

Pee Dee Electric  

Ruby Newhall Anchor Service Award 

Baccto Bucks for College 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority 

Dillon County Junior Charity League 

Dillon Rotary Club 

DAR Daughters of the American Revolution 

NC Farm Bureau 

Lumbee River 

College Foundation of North Carolina 

DeMayo Law Firm  

Eastern Carolina Community Foundation Scholarships  

Carolyn Cottingham Scholarship (2023)

Jacob Stagg Memorial Scholarship  (2023)

Finklea Hendrick Blake Law Office (2023)