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Welcome to the Savannah Christian Upper School!

Savannah Christian Preparatory Upper School provides a friendly, caring, and concerned Christian environment. For many students, the atmosphere is like a church family, there to support them in their educational development.

The Upper School experience focuses on college preparatory academics. The faculty consists of committed Christians who are proficient in their subject areas. The faculty prepares students for the rigors of college courses while teaching them respect for others, the meaning of personal integrity, and the value of a work ethic. The curriculum is traditional in the core requirements but offers extensive specialization for students to delve deeply into courses of their choice.

A weekly chapel brings a Bible-based message from area pastors, church leaders, and guests. While required Bible classes offer specific studies of the Bible, the Christian faith of the faculty is linked to academic and extracurricular endeavors. School-wide charitable projects stress the importance of working together in larger groups to effectuate concern and change for others in need.

Our students have the widest selection of choices in academics, the arts, and athletics in the area. The committed Christian faculty are role models outside the classroom as well as within it. With the wide diversity of offerings, each student has an opportunity to shine in his/her area of interest.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School is the school that best reflects the makeup of the community at large for those who are committed to a well-rounded education. Our students understand that many elements are involved in the education process. A daily spiritual life and their best efforts given in all their endeavors lead our students to the realization that success is not just performing well in one aspect of life but using your gifts in all you do to the Glory of God.

Beth Straight

Dean of Students 
Kandace Gibbs ’05

9th and 10th Grade Counselor
Annie Keller ’08

11th and 12th Grade Counselor
Charita Bowers


The purpose of the Upper School guidance department is to ensure that all students have the knowledge, attitudes, and skills that will allow them to be successful while they are in school and later in their post-secondary endeavors. To accomplish this goal, assistance is offered in the following areas: educational, career, personal, and social counseling. We hope that through the guidance program, students acquire good learning skills, learn about the work world, gain workforce skills, learn how to relate to others, and develop good mental health practices.

11th and 12th Grade Counselor
Charita Bowers
(912) 721-2205

9th and 10th Grade Counselor
Annie Keller ’08

(912) 721-2204

Message from the College Counselor

Dear Parents and Students:

As the College Counselor at Savannah Christian Preparatory School, I would like to say that I am so blessed and grateful to be able to assist you and your student for the pre-college preparation process.

I know that sometimes as a parent and even a student, you are not sure where and when to begin the process of applying to colleges and universities, where to search for scholarships, and even how to apply for them. As your College Counselor, I am here to make this process as easy as possible for each of you as well as supply the necessary guidance.

Even with this year going by quickly, I will continue to send emails in reference to scholarships, updates, as well as upcoming dates for college representatives visiting Savannah Christian.

If you are the parent or the student, please remember and know that if you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email, by phone, or coming by my office. Again, I am so blessed and super excited to be your College Counselor.

Go Raiders!

Charita H. Bowers


The goal of the College Counseling office is to assist students by offering programming, individualized planning, and resources to help them obtain their post-secondary goals.

Freshman Year

Freshmen are presented the whole picture of being an Upper School student, discussing requirements for graduation, college admissions, standardized test scores and extracurricular activities so that they will understand that everything they do in grades 9 through 12 will be assessed when they apply to college. The counselors visit the classrooms to demonstrate the college application process and encourage 9th-grade students to take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) in October. Although the score on this test does not count until their junior year, it is good practice to take it in the 9th and 10th grades.

We want to help our students develop their fullest potential. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Upper School at (912) 721-2200.

9th Grade Orientation (August)
Counselor check-in and credit check (September)
PSAT Testing (October)
College Handbook distribution

Sophomore Year

PSAT Testing (October)
College Transition Field Trip (February)
College Selection Process (Spring)
Group Meetings (Spring)

Junior Year

Juniors take the PSAT to qualify for National Merit Scholarships. They use the results of the PSAT to prepare for the SAT. Juniors are encouraged to take the SAT and ACT at least once. Juniors are also encouraged to see the college representatives who visit our school and to attend the PROBE Fair in October. Juniors are allowed two excused absences for college visits so that they may visit campus, speak with admissions counselors, and learn more about academics and campus culture.

Naviance Account Training (September)
YouScience Aptitude Testing (September)
College Road Trip (November)
Individual Meetings (January – April)
College Application Workshop (May)

Senior Year

Welcome to your senior year at Savannah Christian!

As your College Counselor, I am very excited about this upcoming year and assisting you and your student with the pre-college preparation process. To get the process started, the following information and assignments are in an effort to help you prepare for college admissions as we begin your senior year together.

Seniors are assisted with resumes and college applications. Sources are provided to help with financial aid searches. To meet early admissions and financial aid deadlines, most of the college application process is completed by Thanksgiving for the majority of our seniors.

A variety of resources are available in the Academic Resource Center (ARC), computer lab, and counselors’ offices to help students in all areas of need. A sample of these resources includes:

  • YouScience, an aptitude and personality assessment used to guide students towards colleges and careers best suited for them.
  • Naviance, a college and career software that provides students with college planning and career assessment tools.
  • College Handbook

Grade-appropriate college presentation and Q & A (October)
Georgia College 411 Financial Aid Meeting (October)
College Transition Field trip (November)
Individual counseling dependent upon post-secondary goals (Ongoing)

Here at Savannah Christian Prep, we want to make sure every student is prepared for life after graduation. Each upcoming senior must prepare a college resume and sample application essay. Further information and guidance can be found in the resources listed below.

Resume Writing Tips

Sample Resume

Application Essay Handout

AJC-How to write a good college essay—AJC

Choosing a topic for your college essay

Please direct any questions to SCPS College Counselor Charita Bowers by email at or by phone at (912) 721-2205.