School Counseling Department

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


  • Announcements

    • 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 9th graders of CHS. 9th graders can go on college visits if they have passing grades and no discipline or attendance issues.
    • All TN Promise seniors need to get 8 hours of community service. Record hours at www.tnachieves.org. Any senior that missed the meeting can get their TN Promise book from their counselor.
    • ACT prep help is available! See Mrs. Karen Campbell to sign up for tutoring. See Mrs. Jenkins if you qualify for a fee waiver. 
    • The next ACT is Saturday, April 4, here at CHS. 
    • MANDATORY TN PROMISE MEETING ON MONDAY MARCH 16 AT 5:30 P.M. HAS BEEN CANCELLED!! Seniors - please read the very important email from TN Promise. 
    • All juniors will be taking the ACT at CHS on Tuesday, March 17. 
    • The ASVAB (military career assessment) will be given on Thursday, April 2. 
    • 8th graders from CMS and NWMS will be visiting CHS on Thursday, April 9.  

  • Scholarships 2019-2020

    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.   

    MISCELLANEOUS SCHOLARSHIPS

    Judy F. Snider Scholarship (Deadline: March 20 at 3:45 p.m.) $500- For students who want to pursue a career in cosmetology, automotive, construction, welding, industrial maintenance/mechatronics, health science, CNA, or culinary arts.  See Ms. Tuskan for application.  Must be turned in to Mr. Herrell at ACCTC. 

    Scarboro Community Alumni Assoc. scholarship (Deadline: May 15). For students living in Anderson county with financial need, good academics and school activities. Requires a short essay on financial need. See Ms. Tuskan for an application.  

    Make a difference scholarship. (Deadline: May 15, 2020) $1000 for students planning to go to a 2 or 4 yr. college in TN and have a 3.0+ GPA. Click here to apply. Requires an essay.

    Anna Belle Clement O'Brien scholarship (Deadline: March 31) For seniors with a 2.5+ GPA and 21 ACT. Requires a short essay.  See Ms. Tuskan for details and application. 

    PB&J Scholarship (Deadline: May 31, 2020) $500 to $1000 for students going to a 2 or 4 year college. Click here to apply. 

    Oak Ridge Altrusa Club scholarship (Deadline: March 27) Open to female seniors planning to attend college or career technical schools. See Ms. Tuskan for an application. 

    SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Students can apply now until May for a chance to win $500 scholarships.  Enter at suntrust.com/offtocollege

    American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship (Deadline: May 1) Click here for a chance to win $1000 to $5000. Financial need not required. Open to all 9th through 12th graders.

    Abbott & Fenner (Deadline June 12) $1000. Requires an essay. Click here to apply.  

    Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship $1000 for a student whose family has had tax issues (owed back taxes, audits, etc.) Due by April 30. Click https://www.traviswatkins.com/scholarship/

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

    Automotive Technology Scholarship $1000 for students pursuing post secondary training in automotive technology. Click here to apply.

    Sallie Mae Scholarship Register on this website for a chance to win a $5000. Click here.

     

    LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

    Anderson Co. Farm Bureau Board of Directors: $1000. (Deadline: April 3)  There is a separate application that gets mailed to the Anderson County Farm Bureau. See counseling office for application. Do not use common app!


  • ACT

    Sign up at www.actstudent.org 

    Test Date

    Registration Deadline

    (Late Fee Required)

    Sept. 14, 2019

    Aug. 16, 2019

    Aug. 17-30, 2019

    Oct. 26, 2019

    Sept. 20, 2019

    Sept. 21-Oct. 4, 2019

    Dec. 14, 2019

    Nov. 8, 2019

    Nov. 9-22, 2019

    Feb. 8, 2020

    Jan. 10, 2020

    Jan. 11-17, 2020

    April 4, 2020

    Feb. 28, 2020

    Feb. 29-Mar. 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.