Guidance Announcements

Strive Academy
Strive Academy is a two-week camp for rising sophomores and juniors, which will be held at USC Upstate, BMW Plant Spartanburg, and BMW Performance Center June 12 – 16 and June 19 – 23.  This camp is for students interested in STEM/continuous improvement.  Continuous improvement tools are used by leading companies in manufacturing, healthcare, and financial services to improve quality and reduce costs for their customers. You can learn these tools through fun activities such as manufacturing simulations, virtual reality exercises, a catapult competition, and more!  THE CAMP IS FREE! 

College 101: A Spartanburg College Planning Workshop
On Friday, June 2nd, Wofford College is hosting College 101: A Spartanburg College Planning Workshop.  This is an opportunity for students and their parents to hear from admissions representatives from all Spartanburg colleges and universities about planning for college.  This workshop is FREE to attend.  Space is limited.  Visit or come to Guidance for the QR code to register.

BASF Process Technician Apprentice
Students applying for the BASF White Stone Process Technician Apprenticeship will have the opportunity to receive hands-on training, participate in a cost-free certification program at Spartanburg Community College, and receive FULL-TIME pay as they learn.  The student must have graduated or be a GED recipient, be 18 years old, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. To apply visit  JUNE 9, 2023

Youth Philanthropy Board
United Way of Piedmont is accepting applications from rising high school juniors and seniors in Spartanburg County interested in participating on the Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) during the 2023-2024 school year.  YPB provides students the opportunity to learn about community indicators, develop critical thinking and leadership skills, connect with community leaders, and gain hands-on experience with fund development and grant-making.  To apply visit 

Broyhill Leadership Conference
Broyhill Leadership Conference is open to rising sophomores that will be 15 by June 1, 2023.  Two conferences will be held on the campus of Gardner-Webb University, one in June (deadline to apply May 24th) and one in July deadline to apply June 28th).  To apply visit