Counselor's Information

Please continually check this page for information on state testing, scholarships, and senior newsletters. If you have any items that may be of interest to share with students or parents, please feel free to contact one of our counselors below.

Holly Passmore (10th & 12th Grade Counselor)

Sherrie Malone (9th & 11th Grade Counselor)


Senior Newsletter

The newsletter gives 12th graders valuable information covering college admissions, visitation days, scholarships and more.


Move On When Ready

If your child is interested in being a Move On When Ready student, which is the new term for Dual Enrollment, for the 2017-2018 school year please have them stop by the counselors office to sign up for the college of their choice.  On Thursday, April 27th at 6:00pm at West Laurens High, a representative from each local college will be here to enroll your student for Fall 2017 classes.

Summer Opportunities

McWhorter School of Pharmacy Camp Information

McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University is offering a one week Pharmacy Camp this summer for high school students that are interested in investigating a career as a Pharmacist.  We would like to invite your students to participate in this McWhorter School of Pharmacy Camp.  During the week of pharmacy camp they will experience hands-on learning about health careers in pharmacy, participate in tours of local health care facilities and local pharmacies, participate in compounding activities and hands on demonstrations in the McWhorter School of Pharmacy science laboratory.   Students who attend the camp will have the unique opportunity to spend time on the Samford campus and experience campus life with us, spend time with pharmacy professors, and have a lot of time to interact with other students also interested in careers in pharmacy. 



Use your summer to prepare for college, learn from renowned professors, and experience a truly international program.  Last Summer over 500 lucky high school students spent the month of July at Duke University taking classes, going on excursions, enjoying great residential activities, and making friends from around the world!  
Visit our website to review the 2017 programs dates and details:
If you are currently in Grades 10 or  11, you can take classes with Duke Professors and earn college credit through Summer College.
 If you are currently in grades 9 -12, you can enjoy personal enrichment classes with a global perspective through Summer Academy
Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Duke University
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students


13th Annual U. S. Air Force Academy Candidate Orientation Program


Discover Student Loans is hosting a FREE 60 minute webinar to help students and families make sense of the new changes to the FAFSA and the financial aid process. 

The presentation will cover:

New changes to the FAFSA

•How to maximize grants and scholarships

•How to read your Award Letter

Register for College Financial Aid 101 Webinar



How America Pays for College 2016

More than a third of college costs (34%) were covered by scholarships in academic year 2015-16. That's just one of the findings of How America Pays for College 2016, the national study by Sallie Mae® and Ipsos.


As an educational company providing free programs and resources to schools and families, By Kids For Kids Co. (BKFK) is proud to work with Sallie Mae, the nation's saving, planning and paying for college company.


The national study reveals:

  • Scholarships and grants were the number one college funding source--the largest percentage of any resource in the last five years.
  • Nearly all families--98%--were taking steps to make college more affordable.
  • Fewer than half of families borrowed last year. Borrowing by the student covered 13% of college costs, down from 16% in 2014-15.

CollegeWeekLive helps students with their college search. One in three college-bound students uses the site to help navigate the college admissions process and find the best college match. Founded in 2007, CollegeWeekLive enables students to live chat with admissions representatives and students from hundreds of U.S. universities and to watch presentations from education experts on topics such as mastering the SATs/ACTs, writing a standout college essay, choosing a college, and more.