School Counseling Department

  • Phone Number: (865) 457-2611               Fax Number: (865) 463-1134


  • Announcements

    • We welcome our new counselors!  Mrs. Meredith Brown and Mrs. Sarah Napier! 
    • This year, the counselors will coordinate 504 plans for their individual caseloads.  We will no longer have just one 504 coordinator. 
    • Mrs. Merryman, GEAR UP coordinator, can help seniors with college needs, FAFSA filing and verification, and college visits.  Contact her at 963-8467 or email amerryman@acs.ac.
    • Mrs. Merryman is also working closely with the 10th graders of CHS.
    • All seniors need to apply for the TN Promise!  www.tnpromise.org.  This is a program that helps you go to college tuition free for the first two years.
    • Seniors - it's never too early to begin to apply for college! Since our fall college fair was cancelled, please go on the college websites to apply or request information. 
    • ACT prep help is available! See Mrs. Karen Campbell to sign up for tutoring. See Mrs. Jenkins if you qualify for a fee waiver.
    • We will be giving the ASVAB exam in November.  Seniors: This is a great career assessment and can help you become a TN Ready graduate!

  • Scholarships 2020-2021

    Several national scholarships are available....create an account at FastWeb (a free national scholarship search) or School SoupScholarships.comCollege for TN, or Going MerryAnother great scholarship search site is from the National Chamber of Commerce.  

    Another good website for scholarship searches is Mometrix. Click here to learn more. 

    Student athletes who may be recruited to play at Division I or Division II colleges must apply online: Eligibility Center or NCAA or NAIA. Seniors should check the scholarship websites of all colleges and universities for which you've applied.   

    Nursing Scholarship - TN Elks Benevolent Trust. (Deadline: Jan. 15) Local, state and national winners chosen, based on desire, grades, financial need and volunteer services. Apply at www.tnelks.org. IMPT: Your application must be returned to the TN Elks Lodge nearest your home. (Oak Ridge?) 

    NOTE:  Specific college/university scholarships can be found on their webpages.  These are usually based on GPA and ACT scores.  Let your counselors (or Mrs. Merryman) know if you need any help applying.  The CHS local scholarships will open up in late January.  More details to follow. 


  • ACT

    Sign up at www.actstudent.org 

    Test Date

    Registration Deadline

    (Late Fee Required)

    Sept. 12, 2020

    Aug. 7, 2020

    Aug. 21, 2020

    Oct. 24, 2020

    Sept. 20, 2020

    Oct. 4, 2020

    Dec. 12, 2020

    Nov. 6, 2020

    Nov. 20, 2020

    Feb. 6, 2021

    Jan. 8, 2021

    Jan. 15, 2021

    April 10, 2021

    Mar. 5, 2021

    Mar. 19, 2021

    June 12, 2021

    May 7, 2021

    May 21, 2021

    July 17, 2021

    June 11, 2021

    June 25, 2021


    ACT Cost: $55.00

    ACT plus Writing cost: $70

    ACT late fee: add $35

    See Mrs. Jenkins to see if you are eligible for an ACT fee waiver

    NOTE: If you meet the ACT Benchmarks below, you will graduate with honors and be in the "Elite 100." 

    English: 18

    Math: 22

    Reading: 22

    Science: 23

    You will also be considered a TN Ready Graduate if you score a 21 or higher!


  • College Events

    Check college websites for special visit days.  


  • Drivers Permit Form Information

    Sign-ups and Pick-ups: Students (not parents) are required to sign up for a Drivers Permit or Drivers Reinstatement Form.  Students can sign up before school, in between classes, during lunch and after school.  Students can return in 2 days to pick up the form during the same allotted times.  The permit form expires in 30 days.   

    Eligibility: Students must be passing 3 out of 4 of their classes on the last nine week grading period and on their Semester 2 and Semester 4 report cards. Students must also have no more than 10 consecutive unexcused absences or 15 total unexcused absences in a single semester.


  • Formula for Determining Valedictorian and Salutatorian

    This is to inform you of  a revision to the class ranking policy #4.602 made by the Anderson County School Board on May 12, 2011.

    For the class of 2012 and beyond, the formula for determining the class rank of our top students with cumulative unweighted GPAs of 3.8-4.0 at the end of the 7th semester  will be calculated as follows: 

    GPA=9 x 35% + strength of schedule points x 35% + highest ACT composite score x 30%.
    NOTE: This ranking policy will only be in place for two more years.