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Welcome to the JCHS School Counseling Webpage.

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JCHS, students are assigned to a counselor based on the first letter of their last name. Please see below for school counselor student assignments and contact information.

  • Caleb Chrisman: Students A-Co (Coordinator for Foreign Exchange Students, Boys/Girls State, and National Technical Honor Society)
  • Chris Burns: Students Cr-He (Coordinator for Adult High School, Alternative School, Early Graduation, and NCAA/NAIA)
  • Dr. Susan Roach: Students Hf-Mc (Coordinator for Dual Enrollment and Local Scholarships)
  • Lauren Morris: Students Md-Se (Coordinator for Governor's School and Website)
  • Taylor Grindstaff:Students Sf-Z (Coordinator for Advanced Placement, PSAT, and State/National Scholarships)
  • Terri Stansberry: Advise TN Counselor (Assistance with college planning, college and scholarship applications, FAFSA
  • LaTonya Daniels: JCHS Registrar (Transcript and Records Requests)
  • Office Contact Information:
    • Phone- 865-397-7382
    • Fax- 865-397-0674
    • If you need to request a Duplicate TN Diploma, please visit this link.


  JCHS Counseling Department Objective:

To assist all students with personal/social, academic, and college/career needs to ensure student success, achievement, and goal attainment.

         Comprehensive School Counseling Model of Practice and Student Standards
         American School Counselor Association Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success 






 2018-2019 Student Scholarships:  Deadlines January 24, 2019-March 31, 2019

There are several scholarships now open!  Please visit the FORMS tab at the top of the page.  The scholarships will be listed under 2018-2019 Scholarships and 2018-2019 Scholarships 2.  Scholarship and application instructions will be listed under each specific scholarship.





 OppU Achievers Scholarship:  Deadlines are December 31, 2018 and March 31, June 30, September 30, 2019

This scholarship is open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students.  To be eligible, the student must have at least a 3.0 and be a U.S. citizen or resident.  The scholarship winner for each term will be awarded $2,500.  To apply, please visit this link.




 Registration dates:

Rising senior registration: February 25-March 1

Rising junior registration:  March 4-8

Rising sophomore registration:  March 18-22

Curriculum guides will be distributed the week before registration begins.





 ACT luncheon dates:

The ACT luncheon for seniors will be March 5, 2019.  The Pre-ACT luncheon for juniors will be on April 3, 2019.  The student must have at least a 21 on the ACT (seniors) or the practice ACT (juniors).  The student will recieve their luncheon ticket the day before the luncheon.  




 Junior ACT:  March 12, 2019

The junior class will be given the opportunity to take the ACT on March 12, 2019 at Jefferson County High School.  They will be the only students allowed on the main campus that day.




High School Essay Contest 2018:  Deadline March 15, 2019

The Tennessee Concrete Association is giving away money to 3 winners of this essay contest.  It is open to all high school students ages 16-18 at the beginning of the school term.  Each student must complete an essay and submit it to or mail it to TCA.  For rules and the essay contest entry form, please visit the FORMS tab at the top of the page.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Morris in the counseling office.




Marjorie Watson Mathematics Scholarship:  March 15, 2019

This scholarship is for incoming freshman attending UTC who majors in mathematics.  This is a $5,000 scholarship, with $2,000 being awarded in freshman year, and $1,000 awarded for each year after that through senior year.  To apply, please visit the FORMS tab and follow the instructions on the Marjorie Watson Mathematics Scholarship.




Hendrix Scholarship Competition:  Deadline March 15 & 16, 2019

This scholarship competition is open to high school seniors that have a 3.25 GPA and 23 ACT.  This is a full tuition & board scholarship to Bethel University.  This is a two-day event where students are tested in academic ability.  Please visit this link to apply or for more information.




 QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program:  Deadline March 20, 2019

Nominations for QuestBridge scholars are now open for high school juniors.  The student must be a high achiever and will typically rank in the top 5-10% of their class.  Student must have a strong personal character and show financial need (earning less than $65,000 annually in a household of 4).  QuestBridge Scholars may receive a full scholarship to Stanford, Yale, Duke, or many other schoos.  They could also receive awards to fund laptops, campus visits, and more.  If you are interested in being nominated as a QuestBridge Scholar, please see your school counselor in the counseling office.





ETSU Dual Enrollment Night:   March 21, 2019

Join ETSU for a dual enrollment student night!  They will be giving information on the ETSU/Niswonger partnership for online dual enrollment course offerings and benefits.  This will take place at the ETSU Millennium Center (2001 Millennium Place Johnson City, TN 37604) at 6:00pm.  Click here to register.



Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship:  Deadline March 31, 2019

This scholarship is offered to any graduating senior in the amount of $2,000.  The recipient of this scholarship can choose any accredited college or university and any program of study leading to an academic degree.  The scholarship money will be sent directly to the chosen school and will be applied to tuition, fees, and room and board.  Click the FORMS tab at the top of the page and select Shelter Insurance Scholarship App. to apply.  Submit your application to Dr. Roach in the counseling office by the deadline.




Morristown Hamblen Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship:  Deadline April 2, 2019

The Volunteer Department of Morristown Hamblen Healthcare will be awarding two scholarships this year to deserving high school students in the Hamblen area and surrounding counties.  Each scholarship will be worth $750 and will be presented to a graduating senior who plans to enter a "health related" field.  To access the application, please click the FORMS tab at the top of the page.  The scholarship is due by noon on the deadline date.





Pre-ACT Test & ASVAB:  April 10, 2019

The sophomore class will taking the Pre-ACT test, and the junior class will be taking the ASVAB on April 10, 2019 at Jefferson County High School.





 Balanced Man Scholarship:  Deadline June 14, 2019

The Balanced Man Scholarship is intended to identify and reward students who embody SigEp's ideals of Sound Mind and Sound Body.  It recognizes men that challenge themselves to strive for continuous development in academics, critical thought, health and well-being, and leadership skills.  The Tennessee Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is awarding $6,500 this semester.  For more information, visit this link.


We Care Campaign

Jefferson County High School is excited to announce the We Care Campaign. The JCHS counseling department is leading an effort to ensure that JCHS students and parents know We Care! The campaign kickoff video is linked below! Phase one of the We Care Campaign includes extended office hours, explanded availabity, and small group sessions for students.



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Extended Office Hours



Coffee with a Counselor! Small Group Sessions each Wednesday 745am in the Upper Media Center.

See the full schedule here!


Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment packets for Fall enrollment will be available in the counseling office between March and April.  Please check Canvas announcements for the exact dates.  Click the PRESENTATIONS tab at the top of the page and click the Dual Enrollment video for a step by step video on the dual enrollment process.  For more information on dual enrollment, please click this link.  For information on classes needed to graduate high school with an Associate's degree, please click this link.

 Work Ethic Diploma

Graduating seniors will have the opportunity to receive a Work Ethic diploma for graduation.  JCHS staff will be in the media center April 1-4 to take up documentation to verify points for the Work Ethic diploma.  To see the criteria to receive the Work Ethic diploma, click the FORMS tab at the top of the page and select Work Ethic diploma.  To see the Work Ethic diploma video for more information, please click this link.

Digital Citizenship:  The Impact on our Students

To view this presentation, please click on the Presentations tab.

To view the AP Night PowerPoint and Governor's School presentations, go to the Presentations tab at the top of the page.  To access the 2018-2019 AP exam order form, go to the forms tab.

ACT Tutoring

ACT tutoring will be available for the 2018-2019 school year in the media center from 7:30-8:00am and 3:30-4:30pm during the following dates:

October 25 & 26

December 6 & 7

February 7 & 8

March 7 & 8

April 11 & 12

Class of 2019: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid  will open 10/1/2018 for the 2019-20 academic year. Click this link to learn more about federal student aid programs and other resources to help pay for college. 

 Financial Aid for TN Students

 Click here for information about scholarships and grants available to TN high school students.

Below are excellent websites for researching colleges. You will find school size, geographic location, student population characteristics, acceptance rates, freshman profile, cost of attendance, net price, majors and minors, and much more!

College Scorecard

College Navigator

U.S. Dept. of Educ. Affordability & Transparency Center

Big Future by College Board

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After school credit recovery takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:20-5:00, in room 219. Students should see their school counselor if they have questions or need more info!
Seeking options for ACT Prep? Click here to view different options that are available! Click here to view a daily practice ACT question.  multiple choice test 
Looking for local college ACT/GPA requirements and estimated tuition costs?  Please visit the FORMS tab and choose College Comparison Chart 2018-2019.  
Check out these College & Career Planning Checklists! Planning sheets are available for 8th-12th grade students!


Would you like updates on deadlines, upcoming important dates and other counseling related events? Sign up for our reminder service based on your graduation date!  It is important you text the proper code to get reminders that are beneficial to your grade level!* (Remember: ALL STANDARD TEXT MESSAGE RATES APPLY!) 

Seniors: Class of 2018

Text @jchs2018 to (858)375-1726 Email:

Juniors: Class of 2019

Text @jchs2019 to (858)375-1726 Email:

Sophomores: Class of 2020

Text @jchs2020 to (858)375-1726 Email:

Jefferson County High School's CEEB Code is 430-525. Students will need this code when registering for ACT/SAT tests, completing college applications, financial aid and scholarship applications, etc. 


*Quick Links for College & Career Planning*

         2018-2019 ACT Testing Schedule
September 8, 2018 August 10, 2018 August 11-26, 2018
October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29-October 14, 2018
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
February 9, 2018 ,January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019


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