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Guidance Staff

11 months ago

Shayla Broadnax - 9th Grade Counselor
(864) 682-3151

Yoneko Allen - 10th Grade Counselor
(864) 683-3326

Chrys Hill - 11th Grade Counselor
(864) 683-3336

Regina Childers - 12th Grade Counselor, Director of Guidance
(864) 683-3340

Josh Dawkins - CAT Counselor
(864) 683-3346

Nancy Coleman - Registrar, Director of CATE
(864) 683-3330

Susan Bailey - Records Secretary
(864) 683-3348
(864)683-3355 guidance fax number

Lee McDaniel, CAT Career Development Facilitator
(864) 682-3151

Darnell Suber - Career Development Facilitator
(864) 682-3151

Amanda Turner - Career Development Facilitator
(864) 682-3151


about 1 month ago

To be eligible to receive a South Carolina High School Diploma, students must earn 24 units.  Based on state law and Laurens District 55 Board Policy, requirements to receive a South Carolina High School Diploma  (graduation requirements) for students in grades 9 through 12 are prescribed below:


Credit Units

English/Language Arts




Science (Including Biology1 & two other Sciences)


U.S. History




U.S. Government


Other social studies




Computer Science


Foreign Language or Career & Technology Education






Summer School 2018
Summer school will be held Monday through Thursday, June 11-28, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served for FREE, and bus transportation will be available. All courses will be taught through the online A+ program. Students planning to attend must meet with their counselor and complete a registration form.

Virtual SC is also an option for students, especially those who desire to take a class for initial credit. Students in grades 11 and 12 should register between May 16 and May 30. Students in grades 9 and 10 may register between May 23 and May 30.

Registration steps are listed below.
1. Go to
2. Click on “Sign Up” in the blue bar at the top and select “New Student Enrollment” to create an account.
3. Complete all the required information on the form. Select Chrys Hill as your counselor and click "submit."
4. Under “Courses” at the top of the page there is a link to the course directory, course descriptions, and important dates. Tutorials on how to register for a course are also available.
5. The counselor will approve your request within 72 hours.
7. At that point you will either be scheduled or put on a waiting list. Virtual SC is a state-wide online school, and students are scheduled on a first-come basis. Please remember that LDHS has no control over who gets in a class and who does not.
IGP Conferences
As mandated by the South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act, all counselors at LDHS will conduct individual conferences with students and their parents/guardians. Counselors will contact parents/guardians to schedule Individual Graduation Plan appointments.

Prior to your IGP conference with your counselor, please make sure you do the following:

1) Research career opportunities

2) Explore your educational options - technical, 2-year or 4-year college

3) Talk about your options with your parents

4) Make course choices based on your career interests

Please view the online registration guide prior to the meeting. The registration guides can be found at the bottom of the guidance page.
Ordering a replacement diploma
Effective September 1, 2015 South Carolina's department of education will no longer accept mail-in requests for replacement diplomas. In order to request a replacement diploma you will need to go to the department of education website:


over 2 years ago

Request for Release of Permanent Records

If you graduated before 2009 you need to fill out the Transcript form and bring it to LDHS Guidance or mail it to LDHS Guidance with the fee indicated.

If you graduated in 2009 or after you may request your transcript electronically - please follow the directions below.  



The following documents are required for enrollment:

Proof of Residence
Birth Certificate
Report Card or Transcript (from previous school)
Withdrawal form (from previous school)
Legal/Guardianship documents

16 Career Clusters

9 months ago

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources - veterinarian, agricultural scientist, landscaper, botanist, farmer, surveyor, microbiologist, gardener, veterinarian assistant/technician

Architecture and Construction - carpenter, painter, heating & cooling technician, electrician, drafter, plumber, brick mason, interior designer, architect, construction & building inspector

A/V Technology and Communications - journalist, graphic designer, cinematographer, editor, director, fashion designer, actor, photographer, dancer, sound engineer, copywriter

Business Management and Administration - customer service representative, human resource manager, interpreter, legal secretary, receptionist, payroll clerk, bookkeeper

Education and Training - principal, school psychologist, media specialist, guidance counselor, speech therapist, teacher, coach, teacher assistant, child care worker

Finance - bank teller, insurance agent, budget analyst, economist, financial manager, accountant, auditor, stockbroker

Government and Public Administration - city manager, quality control inspector, court reporter, park ranger, hazardous waste manager, real estate appraiser, building inspector

Health Science - pharmacist, lab technologist, physical therapist, nutritionist, physician, dialysis technician, medical assistant, dental hygienist, nurse

Hospitality and Tourism - curator, health club manager, travel agent, hotel manager, food service manager, restaurant host/hostess, convention planner, bus driver, housekeeper

Human Services - psychologist, fitness trainer, social worker, vocational rehabilitation counselor, real estate manager, funeral director, fashion coordinator, cosmetologist

Information Technology - electronics technician, software designer, computer systems analyst, website designer, IT project manager, computer programmer, marketing manager

Manufacturing - ceramic engineer, laser technician, robotics technician, CAD tool & die maker, biomedical engineer technician, telecommunications repairer, welder

Marketing, Sales, and Service - marketing manager, advertising account executive, pharmaceutical sales representative, florist, wholesale buyer, merchandise displayer, stock clerk

Public Safety and Security - attorney, judge, parole officer, paralegal, fish & game warden, forensic scientist, FBI agent, private detective, firefighter, police officer

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - marine biologist, aerospace engineer, physicist, zoologist, oceanographer, mathematician, mechanical engineer

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics - air traffic controller, pilot, flight attendant, dispatcher, truck driver, sailor, small engine mechanic, automotive technician


about 1 month ago

Summer 2018 Educational Opportunities

2 months ago

Summer Scholars at Clemson University

Apply to become a summer scholar and discover why Clemson is one of the nation's top 20 universities.

Rising 7th-12th grade students up to age 17 will enjoy this one-week introduction to college subjects while being immersed in the culture of Clemson University. If you have attended this program in the past, join us once again for a new course! 

Questions or more program information go to:

phone:  864-656-5535


Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series 2018

Get a jumpstart at USC!

Several programs for rising 6-9 graders and rising 9-12 graders offered on various dates throughout the summer in a variety of programs. 

Visit us online for registration and program information:

phone:  803-777-9444


University Test Prep - SAT and ACT Summer Institutes at USC

ACT Summer Institute - July 9-12

SAT Summer Institutes - July 23-26 and July 30-August 2

Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - USC Columbia

Visit us online for registration and program information.

phone: 803-777-9444


SAT Pro Course at Lander University

July 13 - August 3

Monday - Thursday 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Register online or stop by guidance for a form.

phone:  864-388-8426

Teen Tech at Piedmont Tech

Piedmont Technical College is offering an exciting slate of programs for youth this summer.  From aviation to engineering or photography, there’s something for everyone.  Hands-on programs include robotics, mechatronics, and CSA programs. 

 For more information, visit

Phone:  864-941-8602