Guidance Department
Amalia Chesser
Guidance Counselor

Wendy Harden
Guidance Counselor

Robyn Norton
Testing & CTE Coordinator

Mari-Michael Smith
ESE Teacher on Assignment

Beth Ann Palmer
Data Entry & Registrar

Wendy Hutchison
Data Entry

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Bright Futures
The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Progam establishes four lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement:  

1.  Florida Academic Scholars (FAS)
2.  Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS)
3.  Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars (GSC)
4.  Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV)

To be eligible, students must:

1.  Meet specific cousework, grade point average, and test score requirements, which are outlined on the Office of  Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) website.

Bright Futures Handbook

2.  Create a student account, then submit a fully completed error free Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application  (FFAA) during the last year in high school (prior to graduation).

First Time Applicants

3.  Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA does not have to indicate financial need; however, must be complete and error free prior to a student's first disbursement of the academic year.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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Local Scholarships
Local scholarships will be available February in the Guidance Office.  
More information is available through the following Dixie Education Foundation link:
Dixie Education Foundation
Community Service
While community service is not required for graduation, hours are required for many local and state scholarships.  
Hours must be recorded on the student's high school transcript by completing the following form and submitting it to guidance.


Just a few places that need volunteers:
Cross City Rehabilitation & Health Center (498-2005)
Dixie County Anti-Drug Coalition (356-0306)
Dixie County Board of County Commissioners (498-1426)
Dixie County Library (498-1219)
Dixie County Historical Society (542-0049)
Dixie County Humane Society (542-1081)
Grad Requirements & Dual Enroll
Click the link below and watch a video about academic requirements for the 2021/2022 school year:
Powtoon 2021/2022 Academic Requirements

*Florida's state graduation requirements are outlined in the following link:
Graduation Requirements and Diploma Designations

* Dual Enrollment Information:
A meeting will be scheduled in Spring 2022 for all students who are interested in dual enrollment.
Please click the link below for current information from Florida Gateway College.

Local, State, and National Testing

Florida's Assessment Calendar:
Florida Statewide Assessment Schedule 21/22

The PERT Test will be offered at DCHS on the first Thursday of most months (see below).
To test, please add your name to the list located in the guidance office and report to the testing room (07-016) after 7th period dismissal on each test date.

September 13
October 18
December 6

February 1
March 7

AP Exams are rigorous, multiple-component tests that are administered at high schools each May.  Students can earn college credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores.  
AP Test Dates

Students may register for the ACT and/or SAT online using the links below.  Students that qualify for free or reduced lunch are eligible to receive two fee waivers while in high school.  Visit the guidance office to get help with registration or request a fee waiver.
ACT information

ACT Registration

SAT information
SAT Registration

The ASVAB was developed by the US Department of Defense and designed to encourage students to increase their level of self-knowledge and to understand how that information could be linked to occupational characteristics.  Seniors at DCHS have to opportunity to participate in the ASVAB Career Exploration Program.

The ASVAB has been designed to help ALL students:
*students that enter the workforce immediately upon graduation
*students that attend a university or community college
*students that attend a technical / vocational program
*students that enter the military

ASVAB Website

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a multiple choice standardized test administered in October by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the United States.

An estimated 1.3 million high school sophomores and juniors take the test each year.  Scores from the PSAT are used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program (11th graders only).

More PSAT Information

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The School Board of Dixie County is committed to the principle and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action.  The School Board of Dixe County complies with the letter and spirit of federal, state and local laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and/or harassment based on race, color, religion, political affiliation, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status or social and family background.  Employment and educational opportunities for students, employees and applicants are provided under the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.  The Board will provide equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scounts and other identified Title 36 patriotic youth groups as required within 34 C.F.R.108.9.  For assistance, contact Karen Ganus, Director of Elementary and Secondary Education, 352-541-6339 or fax 352-541-6342.

It is the policy of the Board of Education to provide a free and appropriate public education to each disabled student within its jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability.  It is the intent of the district to ensure the students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 / ADA of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated and provided with appropriate educational services.  Students may be disabled even though they do not require services under this policy pursuant to the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Due process rights of disabled students and their parents under Section 504 will be enforced.  For assistance, contact Alexa Mills, Director of ESE & Student Services, 352-541-6335 or fax 352-541-6341.

Contact Us

Josh O'Neal
Assistant Principals
Gina Geiger
Eli Long

Dixie County High
17924 SE Hwy 19
Cross City, FL  32628
Phone: 352-541-6252
Fax: 352-541-6221