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Brittany Richardson  276-964-4602 ext 3010 Email 
Amy Davis  276-964-4602 ext 3009 Email
Richlands High School Guidance Department
Students to receive important guidance information via text, text @4b5df to 81010
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The major goals of the Guidance Department are:
**Provide students, teachers, parents, and others direct and confidential access to counselors.
**Provide individual and group counseling to students so that they may gain positive, realistic self-concepts, and become increasingly self-directive in making decisions.
**Assist in the development, orientation, administration, and interpretation of a sound, comprehensive testing program.
**Use test results, along with other information in the cumulative folder and from teachers, to help students better understand themselves, their abilities, aptitudes, interests, and potential.
**Make available educational, vocational, and personal information to individuals and groups so that they will be able to make informed, appropriate decisions.
**Promote a cooperative spirit between students, teachers, administrators, parents, counselors, and community agencies so that referrals are initiated by any member relative to student growth or concerns.
**Maintain articulated and safeguarded records.
Check out the "links" section of the guidance page for information and resources pertaining to :
  •  Scholarships 
  • College Entrance Tests 
  • Financial Aid 
  • College Admission 
  • Graduation Requirements 
  • Guidance Forms
Check out the "forms" section of the guidance page for additional information regarding college applications, college costs, RHS course offerings, and other important information.
**ACT/SAT Information. Juniors/Seniors, please check with the college you plan on attending to determine which test they require for admission. Please see the guidance office if you need help registering for a test.
School Code: 471830
ACT TEST DATES 2019-2020

Test Dates

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline *Fees Apply

September 14

August 16

August 30

October 26

September 20

October 4

December 14

November 8

November 22

February 8

January 10

January 17

April 4

February 28

March 13

June 13

May 8

May 22

July 18

June 19

June 26


SAT TEST DATES 2019-2020

Test Dates

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline *Fees Apply

August 24

July 26

August 13

October 5

September 6

September 24

November 2

October 3

October 22

December 7

November 8

November 26

March 14

February 14

March 3

May 2

April 3

April 21

June 6

May 8

May 27


We received this information from Virtual Virginia today. Our division has chosen the following option:
If a local school division determines that individual students will continue participating in Virtual Virginia courses, those students should resume all coursework on Monday, March 30. At that time students should remain in contact with VVA teachers via phone, email, LMS, or web conferencing throughout the extended school closure. VVA faculty will continue to teach, conduct live online instructional sessions with students, and remain available to parents, counselors, mentors, and students for the duration of the 2019–2020 school year
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine launched the “Everybody’s the Graduation Speaker” video contest. With many in-person graduations likely to be postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus, Kaine is encouraging Virginia’s graduating high school seniors to submit a video of an original speech they would like to give at graduation. Kaine will select speeches to feature on his Facebook page and website during May and June to celebrate the graduates.
“One of the many groups of Virginians I’ve been thinking about during this challenging time is the graduates of the Class of 2020, many of whom won’t have the graduation experience they’ve been planning for a long time. I feel a sense of loss about that, so I want to do something fun for them and give all high school seniors the chance to be a graduation speaker. I look forward to hearing the wisdom Virginia’s future leaders have to offer and sharing their inspiration with others. Let’s show Virginia what the Class of 2020 is all about,” Kaine said.
Kaine is encouraging students to film videos of speeches that are 10 minutes or less and submit them to by May 15.