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Catholic Education

A faithful Catholic education can prepare students not only for a career, but for life. To get a taste of the value of a faithful Catholic education, high school students are encouraged to look at summer programs at the colleges recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.

These programs are a great opportunity for high school students to strengthen their academic and extracurricular skills, grow in their spiritual lives, get a head-start on college visits, learn from distinguished professors, make lifelong friends, and experience what faithful Catholic education is all about.



Let There Be Mom is excited to continue their Student Ambassador program in the 2022-2023 school year. The goal is to equip students to be stable branches of the LTBM organization within their schools.  Up to 20 local high school juniors and/or seniors may be selected to participate in the program (no more than two representatives from the same school). Students will be expected to attend meetings (typically in the evening, on the 3rd Tuesday of each month) throughout the school year and will have the opportunity to serve as lead volunteers during events.    The program will not be all work – expect to have some fun! Click Here To Learn More!

WHO: Rising high school Juniors & Seniors in the Upstate of SC who attend public or private school

HOW: Complete online application, recommendation form submitted on your behalf, have approval from school, & participate in an in-person interview

DEADLINE: If interested, students must apply before May 31, 2022


Please CLICK HERE To Watch the January 11th Webinar

On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, more than 8,500 college-bound student-athletes from around the country joined the Eligibility Center's staff for a one-hour webinar. Staff discussed requirements student-athletes must know in order to be eligible to play Division I or II sports. A question-and-answer session was held at the end of the event, with Eligibility Center staff on hand to answer submitted questions. The recorded event was provided to all registrants last week and is a great resource to share with your student-athletes and their families.


The Best Week Ever is Christendom College's highly-ranked summer program for rising seniors. Current high school juniors can learn more and apply at

There will be five one-week session offerings for this program and they expect there to be a waitlist by early spring, so apply ASAP if you're interested. 


No-Cost Pre-College Programs - Summer of 2022

  • AI4All @ Carnegie Mellon: Provides opportunities for students who have been historically excluded in STEM to study artificial intelligence with full-time faculty, staff, and researchers who are leaders in the field. (3-week program)
  • Computer Science Scholars: Provides students who have historically been excluded in the field of computer science an opportunity to explore the field of computer science with full-time faculty, staff and researchers who are leaders in the field.  (4-week program)
  • Summer Academy for Math and Science:  Allows students from underrepresented communities to develop a deeper understanding of STEM via traditional classroom instruction, hands-on projects, and sustained engagement with world-renowned faculty and skilled staff mentors. (rising seniors only, 6-week program)


Academic Common Market 

Looking for a college degree not offered in the state of South Carolina? Are you interested in majoring in uncommon programs like Audio Production, Interior Design, Neuroscience, Aerospace Engineering, Music Business, Interior Architecture, etc.? The Academic Common Market may be able to help. Many students qualify for in-state tuition to study in other states. 

Check out this attached brochure for much more information about Academic Common Market. 



The new Affiliate Membership in the SOA (Society of Actuaries) is free and open to anyone with an interest in math and the actuarial field – students, teachers, counselors, career-changers and more. It is designed for those headed for actuarial science as well as those who may direct students into the field, as a foot in the door to explore and pursue the career.

Affiliate Membership

  • FREE and open to anyone!
  • ACCESS to E-learning library of business skills
  • COMMUNITY through peer-to-peer networking with others interested in the field
  • CONNECTION to actuarial virtual events and exposure to what the profession is all about
  • GUIDANCE through short-term and long-term mentoring

Who is SOA?

The SOA is the largest professional association for actuaries in the world. We're leaders in advancing the profession. Membership connects you with an impressive community of contributors, leaders and volunteers who can help get your students ready for the future.



The contest theme is: "The Future of Work: The Role of Artificial Intelligence & Automation"

The South Carolina Career Development Association (SCCDA)  will be coordinating the South Carolina Poetry and Art Contest. Check out submission guidelines, deadlines, and our FAQ below. Contact Kymmie Cartledge at if you have any additional questions.

Click HERE to view the brochure which includes entrance deadlines and submission details.