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South Davidson High School College and Career Center

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Welcome Class of 2024!  I am excited to travel the next school year with you and guide you in college and career planning.  As you begin the process, I am sure you have many questions.  In order to help put those questions at ease, we have created the South Davidson Middle High School College planning Guide.  This guide should help you throughout the year when applying to college. You will be given your own copy, but feel free to browse our electronic version found on the left tab.
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTERWe are pleased to announce that the College and Career Center is up and running.  We have a one stop shop for students to receive college and career planning in the center.  Our newly designed center displays college information on over 30 NC universities and community colleges. You will also find information on our US Military options.  We have information from the College Foundation of NC. We also display all of the SDMHS Pathways and their cords. 
Students may use the center to:
  • receive assistance and/or apply for a job,
  • create a resume',
  • explore the job board,  
receive assistance with:
  • college applications, 
  • financial aid and FAFSA
  • residency determination.
We also will be presenting sessions with students on various topics.  We will start with with Countdown to College week in October.  Countdown to College week is sponsored by the College Foundation of North Carolina.  Many colleges have agreed to waive college application fees for this week.  This is an average savings of $65-$85 per college. Click on this link to view the presentation from last school year Countdown to College Presentation. The FAQ Information sheet can be viewed from below by clicking on the button.
The South Davidson College and Career center will also host Seniors to kick off Financial Aid Week.  Seniors will have an opportunity to ask questions and begin completing the FAFSA.  Click on this link to view the presentation from last school year Financial Aid Presentation.  The FAQ Information sheet can be viewed by clicking on the button below.
We hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity.  If you have any questions, please feel free to click on the Advising Appointment link to the left or email me:  [email protected].

Residency | FAFSA | Applications

Countdown to College (C2C) supports college access every October. C2C activities help high school seniors complete three important college enrollment steps: residency, FAFSA, and applications. Many NC colleges and universities will support C2C by waiving application fees during College Application Week.

NC Countdown to College will take place during the month of October of 2023 and College Application Week (when many NC colleges have free applications) will be Oct 16-20.

Click on the links to learn more information
South students travel to DDCC for the College Fair:  Our students spent the morning speaking with college admissions officers at over 50 colleges throughout North Carolina.
college fair


Interested in joining the armed forces?  The College and Career Center will be hosting information sessions for all Juniors and Seniors in the College and Career Center.  Recruiters will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding the US Armed Forces. 



What is the ASVAB test?

The ASVAB is a timed, multi-aptitude test, which is given at more than 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Defense Department (DoD). 


The ASVAB helps the DoD not just determine whether you are a good fit to join the service, but also which service branch you might be best for and even what military jobs you can hold after you finish basic training or boot camp. The better your ASVAB score, the broader your options.

You can start preparing now by taking our ASVAB practice tests (click or tap on the test links in the header above). These tests will give you an idea of how you'll score and identify areas for improvement. Then, use our suggested resources and ASVAB study guides to learn how to prepare for the ASVAB test.


How Your ASVAB Results Are Used

The ASVAB helps the DoD determine whether you are a good fit to join the service.

The test results also suggest which service branch might be best for you, and even what military jobs you could hold after you finish basic training or boot camp.

Read More: ASVAB Test Explained

The better your ASVAB score, the more options you have. A very high score can give you a wide array of job options, some of which might come with special pay and bonuses. That means it's a good idea to study for the ASVAB and do your best to score well.

You don't just want to take the ASVAB. You also want to get a good ASVAB score that can help open doors to a wealth of military opportunities.

"There are two types of ASVAB scores," according to the U.S. Army. "First, your Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score determines whether you're eligible to join, and you'll need to score at least 31 to enlist. Second, your ASVAB category scores, called line scores, determine job opportunities based on your knowledge and skills in these 10 different areas."


How to Prepare for the ASVAB

As with any test, how well you do depends in large part upon how well you prepare. To study effectively for the ASVAB, you really need to begin studying at least two months, if not more, before you plan to take the test.

Here are some basic steps to take:

  • Find a comfortable, quiet area to study.
  • Gather paper, pens and pencils, a calculator and other tools.
  • Make a basic study schedule.

Read More: How to Study for the ASVAB Test

You can start preparing by taking our ASVAB practice tests. Click or tap on the test links at the top of this page.

These tests will give you an idea of how you'll score and identify areas for improvement.

Related: Your ASVAB questions answered

As you get ready to take the ASVAB test, you will need to spend time studying. Remember, the higher your ASVAB score, the more job options you have for your military career, including an array of special pay and bonuses.

What's the best way to study for the ASVAB? Start by taking a practice test to set a baseline score and understand the portions of the test that might be extra challenging for you.

Find a quiet place to study, gather the tools you need and set a study schedule for yourself. You can take ASVAB practice tests on and learn more about ASVAB study tips.