School Counseling

Mrs. Carrie Jenkins, 9th -12th A-E Ext. 414 cjenkins@acs.ac
Mrs. Debbie Hawk,  9th -12th F-L Ext. 412 dhawk@acs.ac
Ms. Mary Tuskan,   9th -12th M-R Ext. 415 mdtuskan@acs.ac
Mrs. Melissa Fey,     9th -12th S-Z Ext. 413 mfey@acs.ac


Announcements Scholarships  ACT Information

 College Events

 Drivers Permit Form Information Formula for Top Ten
                                                                                                                                                                   

 Clinton High School Counseling Department

865-457-2611      Fax# 865-463-1134

Counselors                                                                                             

Mrs. Debbie Hawk, 9th -12th, F-L   Department Head                                                                                                                                  
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Mrs. Carrie Jenkins - 9th -12th A-E, Testing Coordinator                           

Ms. Mary Tuskan - 9th -12th M-R, Scholarships, Dual Enrollment

Mrs. Melissa Fey - 9th - 12th S-Z, 504 Plans, College Fairs

Office Managers

Susan Braden, Counseling Secretary
Gail Murphy, Registrar



 

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. 
  • FAFSA deadline is February 1.  Don't wait until the last minute to file a FAFSA! Go to FAFSA.gov to apply.
  • All TN Promise seniors need to get 8 hours of community service. Record hours at www.tnachieves.org
  • Interested collegebound seniors who have not met benchmarks in English or Reading can sign up for a College 101 dual enrollment course taught during Flex block.  See your counselor if interested. 

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.  
 
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                                                        MISCELLANEOUS SCHOLARSHIPS

The following scholarships are found at this link:  http://www.etf.org/scholarships.  They are due by February 15.
1.  B&W Y-12 Scholarship ($1400) for students studying science or pre-engineering at Roane State, Pellissippi State, Walters State, Maryville College, Tennessee Tech, or UTK. Must have 3.0 GPA.
2.  Harold W. Canfield Memorial Scholarship ($950) For students involved with the Youth Athletic Program of the Knoxville Track Club.
3.  Cherish the Child ($4000) For students who were served by the Smoky Mtn. Children's Home as residents or foster care.
4.  Gail Clay Scholarship ($2200 x 4) For a child of a full-time, non-exempt employee of UTK or other state supported college or university in East TN.  
5.  Steven L. Coffey Memorial Scholarship ($1500-$2500 x 4) For students planning to attend Roane State or Pellissippi State and have financial need.  For students who complete a 2  year degree at Roane or Pellissippi State and then transfer to a 4 year university.
6.  James K. Goldston INFOSEC scholarship ($1200) for students planning to major in computer science, computer engineering, cyber science, information security or an NSA approved Information Security curriculum.  2.5 GPA
7. Mary C. & Joe A. Hollingsworth Sr. Scholarship ($1200 x 4) To provide scholarship assistance to CHS students majoring in business, engineering or health fields. Preference for those attending a TN college and plan to return to east TN after graduation.
8. Barbara G. Kirkpatrick Scholarship($2000) To assist single parents who intend to apply to ETSU.
9.  Lawrence Strader Boy Scouts of America Scholarship ($4000 x 4) for students who are Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mtn. Council, with a minimum of 3 years of participation in scouts.
10. Valkyrie-Thor Theatre Arts Scholarship ($1000) for students who want to major in theater arts at Pellissippi State, Roane State, UTK or Maryville.
11.  Debbie Van Cleave Scholarship ($1000) to benefit legally blind students.  

12. Butterfly Fund Memorial Scholarship ($1000) for students who want to major in pediatric oncology. 3.0 GPA.


Federally Employed Women Jeanette S. Miller Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: Jan. 24)For students with financial need and have strong academics, leadership and/or community service.  See Ms. Tuskan for an application.

Federally Employed Women STEM scholarship
(deadline Jan. 24) For students going into a STEM related field in college. Preference shown for students in STEM clubs such as robotics. See Ms. Tuskan for an application.

 Imagine America Scholarships
(deadline Jan. 1) For students planning to attend a career school that participates in this scholarship (www.imagine-america.org/ourschools). Apply at www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarships

The American Legion's "Constitutional Speech" Oratorical Contest. Scholarships up to $6,000 are awarded to students who write and give a speech. There will be local, state and possibly national winners. click here: American Legion Contest.  

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

Kyle Kiihni Scholarship (Deadline: Feb. 22) $1000 scholarship. Write a short essay about the dangers of driving drowsy.  Kyle Kiihni scholarship

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/offtocolleg

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

ACT

Sign up at www.actstudent.org

 

Test Date                                                 Deadline

September 8, 2018                         August 10, 2018

October 27, 2018                             September 28, 2018

December 8, 2018                            November 2, 2018

February 9, 2019                             January 11, 2019

April 13, 2019                                    March 8, 2019

June 8 2019                                        May 3, 2019

 

ACT Cost: $50.50

ACT plus Writing cost: $67

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 Top Ten

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 rankof our top students with cumulative GPAs of 3.8+ at the end of the 7th semester  will be calculated as follows: 

GPA=35%,  strength of schedule=35%, ACT composite score =30%.