School Counseling Department

  • Phone Number: (865) 457-2618               Fax Number: (865) 463-1134


  • Announcements

    • Mrs. Merryman, GEAR up coordinator, can help seniors with college needs, FAFSA verification, and college visits.  Contact her at 963-8467 or email amerryman@acs.ac. 
    • All TN Promise seniors need to get 8 hours of community service. Record hours at www.tnachieves.org
    • ACT prep help is available!  See Mrs. Karen Campbell to sign up for tutoring. See Mrs. Jenkins if you qualify for a fee waiver. 

  • Scholarships 2018-2019

    Several national scholarships are available....create an account at FastWeb  (a free national scholarship search) or School Soup, Scholarships, or College for TN 

    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.   

    MISCELLANEOUS SCHOLARSHIPS

    Roane State James D. Christmas Scholarship.  (Deadline: May 1)  Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to CHS seniors attending Roane State in the fall.  You will use your Raidernet ID and password to log in.  Click here for the application. This money is to be used for book and supplies. 

    Shepherd Scholarship (Deadline: May 1)  Must be in top 10% of class (top 25), be active in extracurricular activities, and have financial need.  See Ms. Tuskan for application instructions.  

    Altrusa Scholarship for Women: (Deadline: April 1) For female students planning on attending college.  Applications in the counseling office.   $1,000. Requires transcript and 3 references.

    The Mike Rowe Work Scholarship: For students planning to attend TCAT or other technical training programs. Click here to apply.

    Sigma Phi Epsilon "Balanced Man" Scholarship (Deadline: June 14) The male students accepted to UTK. Click here to apply. 

    TN Concrete Association scholarship (Deadline: March 15) $250 scholarship. Students write an essay about the role concrete plays in the building industry. For more information go to www.tnconcrete.org

    SunTrust Off to College scholarship (Deadline: May 13), Students can apply now until May for a chance to win $500 scholarships.  Enter at suntrust.com/offtocollege

    Discover Student Loans scholarship. They give $10,000 in scholarships.  Click here to apply.

    Anderson Co. Farm Bureau Board of Directors: $1000. (Deadline: April 5)  There is a separate application that gets mailed to the Anderson County Farm Bureau.  See counseling office for application. Do not use common app!

    Anderson Co. TN School Nutrition Assoc.  Scholarship. $500 (Deadline: 4/1/19)  USES SEPARATE APPLICATION available in the counseling office. For students who've taken a food & nutrition class and/or a culinary arts class.  Must have a 3.0 GPA. Preference shown for students planning to attend a 4 year college or university. Requires a transcript and 2 letters of recommendation.  

    Ken Dee Scholarship: $1000.  Deadline: March 8.  For students going to a 4 year university. Applications in the counseling office. 


  • ACT

    Sign up at www.actstudent.org

     

    Test Date

    Registration Deadline

    (Late Fee Required)

    September 14, 2019

    August 16, 2019

    August 17-30, 2019

    October 26, 2019

    September 20, 2019

    September 21-October 4, 2019

    December 14, 2019

    November 8, 2019

    November 9-22, 2019

    February 8, 2020

    January 10, 2020

    January 11-17, 2020

    April 4, 2020

    February 28, 2020

    February 29-March 13, 2020

    June 13, 2020

    May 8, 2020

    May 9-22, 2020

    July 18, 2020

    June 19, 2020

    June 20-26, 2020

     


    ACT Cost: $52.00

    ACT plus Writing cost: $68

    ACT late fee: add $30

    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.