Surry County High School Counseling Services
The vision of the Surry County High School Counseling Department is to educate all students in academic, career, and personal/social development in collaboration with parents/guardians, school staff, and community members. The school counselor will assist in providing a safe and positive environment for students to build a foundation for life-long learning, good citizenship, respect for self and others, and motivation for achieving academic success.
Surry County High School Student Services Counselor collaborates with students, parents, and staff members to prepare and encourage all students to achieve high standards of excellence. A comprehensive developmental program that addresses the academic, social/emotional and college/career preparatory needs of our student body. As a professional school counselor, the counselor also empowers the students to achieve their current and future goals and to develop citizenship that embraces excellence of character.
The School Counselor at Surry County High School believes:
- all students can learn and will be encouraged to pursue lifelong learning.
- all students have dignity and worth and the right to access counseling services.
- all students are individuals with varied learning styles and abilities.
- all students should strive towards healthy relationships.
Keep Up With The Latest School Counseling News!
Receive updates and reminders from the School Counseling Department via text or email with Remind! Remind is a one-way test messaging and email system. All personal information remains completely confidential. The school counselor will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs. Messages will be sent to students and parents by grade level, so be sure to subscribe to the specific grade level for which you would like to receive updates.
- Freshmen: Text @cged4b to 81010
- Juniors: Text @fhfa3 to 81010
- Seniors: Text @mrsdysonjo to 81010
- Sophomores: Text @f8a4fc to 81010
Staff & Hours
Mrs. Mary Dyson Johnson, School Counselor
Welcome to the School Counseling page! I received a B.A. In Sociology from Virginia Union University and M.Ed in School Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. I have over 17 years of school counseling and academic advising experience on the high school and college/university levels. I believe that all students deserve an encouraging support system in school to help them grow into happy, productive and socially conscious adults. I am looking forward to another awesome school year! Go Cougars!
Ms. Candid Washington, Counseling Dept. Secretary
Hours of Operations
7:45 a. m. - 3:30 p. m. Monday - Friday
SAT & ACT Information
The dates are listed below, please visit link below to register . Surry County High School Code is 470682. Fee waivers are available for those that qualify, see your Counselor for details.
SAT Test Dates and Deadlines
The test dates are listed below, please visit the link below to register. Surry County School Code is 470682. Fee waivers are available for those that qualify, see your Counselor for details.
ACT Test Dates and Registration
Kaplan Test Prep is offering FREE mobile flashcards for AP, SAT, and ACT Prep! For more information, please visit Kaplan Test Prep.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Students and their families are encouraged to use a variety of information sources to select a college and major. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) provides one such source that is available, click here SCHEV.
General College Information
- Campus Tours: Virtual College Tours
- College Board Online
- College Resource Center
- College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees
- MatchCollege.com College Search
- Online Degrees, Financial Aid and Scholarships
- The Princeton Review
- US News College Rankings
- Wells Fargo College and Financial Aid Information
- YOUniversity TV
New Student Registration
Please call Ms. Washington, to schedule an appointment. For registration itself, the student and at least one parent/legal guardian must be present. Appointments usually last for one hour. For the appointment you will need the following documents.
- Proof of residency
- A deed, lease agreement, utility bill or bank statement
- Proof of birth
- An original birth certificate is required for all students
- Immunization Record
- Official documentation including dates (month, day, year) of vaccine administration
- Social Security Number
- The child's social security number must be provided upon enrollment
- Documentation of previous school
- Withdrawal forms from previous school and school records and/or original transcripts are required
The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. More than 3.4 million high school students (mostly juniors and sophomores) take this nationwide, multiple-choice test every year.
The PSAT will be administered to interested sophomores and juniors on October 10, 2018. Please sign up in the Counseling Office if you are interested in taking the test. There is a fee of $16.00 to take the test.
Search for scholarships by clicking on the links listed below. Remember to visit the Counseling Office to pick up the latest scholarship applications!
Smithfield Little Theatre Performing Arts & Education Scholarship Fund:
SLT will be awarding a one time $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars) scholarship each year to a high school graduating senior in the Western Tidewater area and Surry, which includes: Isle of Wight, Suffolk, Franklin and Southampton County. In the event an eligible H.S. senior isn’t chosen, a current undergraduate student, that meets all the criteria, will be considered.- More information about the scholarship and how to apply can be found on our SCHOLARSHIP Page.
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program:
For more information and to download the fillable PDF applications, please visit USDA 1890 Scholars Program
It's Easy to Compare Your Aid Awards
Compare your college/university's financial aid offers on this easy to use website, visit Compare Your Aid Awards
Free Application for Federal Student Aid - **Available October 1st for high school senior enrolling in college in the fall.** Visit Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Let the Wizard help you choose a career, get the information you need to pursue your career, find the college that is right for you, pay for college, transfer from a community college to a university, and get answers to your questions about your future. Visit Virginia Wizard
The Virginia Department of Education offers different types of diplomas for high school students. Please access the link below to learn more about graduation requirements.
eTranscripts are here! Surry County High School is making the college application process easier and cost free to current students. SCHS has teamed with Parchment to make the process easier for you and your student. The new, online service allows students to request an official high school transcript and send it to the college of their choice with just a few clicks.
Students have been given their registration code for Parchement.com. They will need to create a personal account, and you, parent/guardian, must give Parchment permission to send transcripts to colleges or universities. You will be able to do this electronically by using the mouse or a stylus pen on your computer screen.
Parchment sends transcripts securely, accurately and confidentially to any college or university. The best part is you can request your transcript anytime from anywhere.
Just follow these 3 easy steps to get started:
- Register for a free account at parchment.com/register
- Request your transcript
- Track your transcript https://www.parchment.com/u/auth/login
Also, Parchment is fully integrated with the Common Application. You can also use Parchment to send additional information electronically, including letters of recommendation. Because it’s online, transcripts are processed much faster; SCHS https://www.parchment.com/u/auth/login can send it instantly, and the college or university receives it immediately. You no longer have to wonder if your transcript was sent, or received by the college or university to which your child is applying. Now, you can track it all online at your account on Parchment.com.
Current students that do not have a registration code must stop by the Counseling office to receive their code. If you have a registration code click the logo below to get started.
Alumni can use Parchment.com to send your SCHS electronically, securely and confidentially, to colleges, employers, and universities, all with real-time tracking as well.
To order your transcript, click on the logo. The first thing you’ll do is create an account, then you’ll place your order, and then you can track your order 24/7. If you are not able to complete an account online, you are still welcomed to visit the Counseling Office in person to request a transcript. The cost for alumni transcripts is $8.00 online or $5.00 in person.