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Guidance Staff

7 months ago

Regina Childers - Coordinator of Guidance
Grades 10-12 and 9th repeaters, last names beginning with G-N
(864) 683-3340

Cindy Godwin - School Counselor
All first-time 9th grade students
(864) 682-3151

Yoneko Allen - School Counselor
Grades 10-12 and 9th repeaters, last names beginning with A-F
(864) 683-3326

Chrys Hill - School Counselor
Grades 10-12 and 9th repeaters, last names beginning with O-Z
(864) 683-3336

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

Aianna Kelly - Career Development Facilitator
(864) 682-3151

Dabs Davis - Career Development Facilitator
(864) 682-3151

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

The following documents are required for enrollment:

Proof of Residence (2 are required)
Birth Certificate
Report Card or Transcript (from previous school)
Withdrawal form (from previous school)
Legal/Guardianship documents

Summer Opportunities

18 days ago

By Regina Childers


Clemson University offers a one-week introduction into packaging, including what it's like to design a package by deciding on the material, creating prototypes, and designing graphics.  The camp will be held July 12-18, 2020 and is part of Clemson's Summer Scholars Program.  To register visit 

FBINAA Youth Leadership Program

The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBINAA) hosts a Youth Leadership Program (YLP) for high school students at the FBI Academy for a week every summer.

 Qualifications for the program are as follows:

         ·     Be 14, 15, or 16 years old at the start date of the program.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

         ·       Demonstrate high academic standards and good citizenship.

 This year’s session begins June 18, 2020, with arrival at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., and will conclude on June 26, 2020, with departure from the same airport.

More information is available on the FBINAA website.


Individuals interested in attending the YLP should contact for more information.

Virginia Tech Black College Institute

Virginia Tech invites talented, high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors to apply to participate in a summer, residential, academic leadership program at the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Black College Institute (for rising seniors) will offer five-day sessions twice during the summer of 2020:  June 14 -June 19 and June 21- June 26.

Black College Institute (for rising juniors) will offer a three-day session for the summer of 2019: June 28 - July 1.

All programs are FREE of cost to students!

*Students must arrange their own transportation to and from the Virginia Tech, Blacksburg campus.*


Application closes: April 1, 2020
Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2020
Confirm attendance: May 10, 2020
Unofficial Transcripts due: May 20, 2020

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:


11 days ago

Transcript Requests and Graduation Verifications

For your convenience, all Transcript Requests and Graduation Verifications must be placed online. Please click on the link below to get started.

Questions about Fees and processing times?

Click the FAQs

16 Career Clusters

7 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

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 on the school's home page.


7 months 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


PE or NJROTC or Marching Band


Computer Science


Foreign Language or Career & Technology Education