DeRidder High School Counseling Department
Senior-Junior Counselor
 9th-10th Counselor  Registrar
Carmen Wingate
11th-12th Grade Counselor
 Shamika Spikes-Hooker
9th-10th Grade Counselor
 Terry Ray

Class of 2018 Valedictorians and Salutatorian Information Packet

Senior Parents and Students: To receive the information on resources and scholarship as well as receive reminders, please sign up for Mrs. Wingate's Remind 101 class by texting @2871c to the number 81010.


All Seniors are required to fill out the FAFSA or complete a parent waiver.
FASFA Parent Waiver (Coming Soon)
Please visit the link below to access FAFSA resources on the Louisiana Department of Education website. Please remember that ALL seniors graduating in 2018 and beyond MUST fill out a FAFSA. It is now required.

2017-2018 DHS Scholarship Information-**3-28-18

AP Credit:

Each University is different when it comes to awarding AP credit. Please visit your selected university site for the most up-to-date information regarding AP credit.

Below are links to AP credit pages at some our local Louisiana Universities:

Louisiana State University:

 McNeese State University

 University of Louisiana at Lafayette

 Northwestern State University

ACT (click here to see dates for future ACT Test/ACT Practice
**Freshmen and sophomores who take the ACT should not use the school code for registration. Simply choose “I can’t find my school” when taking it and the scores will go to your house.**It is suggested that students wait until their second semester, junior year before taking the ACT. It is not until this time that most juniors have taken the basic coursework needed to be successful.*Fee waivers for the ACT are available in the guidance office for those who qualify.If you need assistance, please see Mrs. Wingate.


FASFA  (click here to fill-out the free application for Federal Student Aid)
**You MUST register with FASFA before you can apply for financial assistance on the post-secondary level.You don’t have to have a completed tax form to apply.  A W-2 will work!  Get Busy!  This is your TOPS qualifying documentation.

NCAA Clearinghouse  (click here for Registration)