School Counseling

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

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


Mrs. Debbie Hawk, 9th -12th, F-L   Department Head                                                                                                                                  
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



  • Mrs. Merryman, GEAR up coordinator, can help seniors with college needs,FAFSA verification, and college visits.  Contact her at 963-8467 or email 
  • All TN Promise seniors need to get 8 hours of community service. Record hours at
  • ACT prep help is available!  See Mrs. Karen Campbell to sign up for tutoring. 
  • May 3 is the last day to sign up for the June 8 ACT. 
  • All current students should have completed their online registration for next year's classes. If not, then see your counselor immediately.
  • Rising 9th grade registrations will be on: 4/1; 4/3; 4/4; 4/5; 4/8 and 4/17.  Norwood Middle School registration will be on 4/10 at NMS.  The rest of the registrations will be at CHS.  Call Mrs. Braden at 457-2611 if you did not sign up for a registration appt. on 8th grade parent night.

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. 

Cirkled In Scholarship (Deadline: March 31) $2500 scholarship. Create a free college portfolio and enter for a chance to win the scholarship. Click HERE to apply.

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.  

Horatio Alger Nat'l Career & Technical Scholarship (Deadline: June 15). Scholarships up to $2,500. Apply at: 

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.

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

Sigma Phi Epsilon "Balanced Man" scholarship (Deadline: June 1) For male students planning to attend: UTK, UTM, MTSU, TTU, or ETSU.  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

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

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

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.  


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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 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.