School Counseling

"We do things the PATRIOT Way!"
"We do things the PATRIOT Way!"


Welcome to the JCHS School Counseling Webpage!

At 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)
  • Renae Byrd: Students Md-Se (Coordinator for Governor's School and Registration)
  • 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
  • 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.

         Tennessee School Counseling Standards
         American School Counselor Association Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success


Local Scholarships for JCHS students


National, State, & Institutional Scholarship Listings 2016-2017 



Click here for the Power Point from March 14th AP Night


Enrichment opportunities for all times of the year and students of different ages are listed here!


Important AP Dates Summer 2017

June 15, 2017

AP Services must receive written requests to change college score report recipients, and to withhold or cancel scores for the current year's exam administration, by this date.


AP scores are released to designated colleges, students and their high schools.


AP Scholar Awards and International Diplomas are available online.

September 15, 2017

All requests for ordering free-response booklets must be received by this date.

October 31, 2017

Multiple-Choice Rescore Service requests must be received by this date. 




Class of 2017 Winter Newsletter



Click here for scholarship search engines and scholarship tips!



Class of 2017 students who plan to attend any college or TCAT after graduation: Click here to register for your required Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). You and your parent/guardian must each set up an FSA ID prior to completing the FAFSA (which opens Oct. 1)!! Click here for more info about setting up the FSA ID.

Class of 2017: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opened 10/1/2016 for the 2017-18 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. 


Check out this link for info about upcoming college admissions events!

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

Big Future by College Board




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!
JCHS ACT Tutoring Schedule available here. Seeking options for ACT Prep? Click here to view different options that are available! Click here to view a daily practice ACT question. 
Looking for Admissions Requirements and Information for Area Colleges? Click here!  
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 2017

Text @jchs2017 to (858)375-1726 Email:

Juniors: Class of 2018

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

Sophomores: Class of 2019

Text @jchs2019 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*


2016-2017 ACT Testing Schedule

Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
September 10, 2016August 7, 2016August 8–19, 2016
October 22, 2016September 16, 2016September 17–30, 2016
December 10, 2016November 4, 2016November 5-18, 2016
February 11, 2017January 13, 2017January 14–20, 2017
April 8, 2017March 3, 2017March 4-17, 2017
June 10, 2017May 5, 2017May 6–19, 2017


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