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  • As parents and guardians, we know that you want to help your child be successful.  Here are some great resources that may help you as your child transitions through high school to postsecondary education and careers.  Click on the links below for more information.  Please reach out to your child's counselor with any other questions or concerns.  We are there for you and your student.

    Lisa Donnellan: Students A-C

    Lori Maxwell: Students D-J

    Brooklyn Smith: Students K-P

    Laura Thornhill: Students Q-Z

    Christie Burke: Career Development Coordinator


    Mental Health Resources for parents

    Mental Health Resources

    Cyberbullying Resources

    FAFSAThis is the official site for Federal Student Aid.  Seniors may begin applying for Financial Aid after October 1st of their senior year.  This site provides information on completing the FAFSA online and other questions related to financial aid.   NOTE: Class of 2024, the FAFSA was delayed until December 31, 2023 this year.


    ACT: Students and parents can access the ACT website to practice test questions and register for ACT.  The site also includes great information on college and career planning.

    College Board Big Future: This site is developed by the College Board and outlines college planning for each grade level.  It is a great website for both parents and students to use.  Students can explore colleges, majors and careers.  Students can also register for the SAT on the College Board site.

    CFNC: The College Foundation of NC helps parents and students plan, apply, and pay for college.  Students and parents can create accounts.  Learn more about college costs, scholarships, and career majors.  Parents can also gain more information on savings plans and loans for college expenses.

    NC Plan for CollegeThis site is sponsored by CFNC and includes high school, college and career planning.  It also includes checklist for each grade level as your child progresses through high school, as well as monthly newsletters and blogs.

    Common Application: Many colleges use the Common App for students to apply to multiple colleges on one website.  The site outlines your role as a parent to help your child complete their applications.  Keep in mind that this is their college application though, and do not do their applications for them.  Your role is to support and encourage them and supply information they may need.  Encourage your students to see their counselor, if they have questions about the Common App.  

    Khan Academy: Parents and students can use Khan Academy to help with SAT practice, as well as many other academic areas.  If your child is struggling with a specific subject, check out Khan Academy for additional help and practice.  Also, always check with your child's teacher first to see what suggestions they have to help your child be successful.  Many of our teachers offer tutoring and other online tutorial programs for their classes.

    Gaston College CCP Program: Juniors and seniors are eligible to take courses through Gaston College tuition free while they are still in high school.  Students must have a 2.8 unweighted GPA to be eligible.  Click here for more information on the Gaston College website.  Courses are available online, as well as face to face on the Gaston College campuses, LCST and NLHS, amd may be taken in fall, spring and summer.  Students should see their counselor to enroll in CCP classes.  

    Lincoln County Schools Registration GuideClick here to access the Lincoln County Schools registration guide.  This guide includes graduation requirements, course descriptions, promotion requirements, and other important high school information.  

    Mental Health Resources: Click on the link to access a list of local Mental Health providers for your student and your family.  You may also contact your child's counselor for more information and referrals.  Support, Inc does offer school based therapy as well. 

    Lincoln Wellness Center:  311 McBee St, Lincolnton, NC 28092- (704) 732-0018- Walk in hours 8:00AM-3:00PM (no appointment needed); Lincoln Wellness Center is home to four counseling services: Alexander Youth Network, Monarch, Phoenix Counseling Center and Support, Inc.  The center provides open access walk in service for the first visit without an appointment.  A comprehensive clinical assessment, treatment plan, a psychiatric evaluation with prescriptions if needed, and a referral to the proper level of care.

    Ultimate Guide to Mental Health Resources for Kids and Teens: Website that offers many online resources for parents and students on a variety of topics.