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)
  • 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 




 AP Exam Money:  ASAP

The cost of AP exams will be due to Mrs. Grindstaff in the counseling office.


Free National Practice Test Weekend:  November 18 and 19, 2017

This free, interactive, live online event lets students learn the differences between the SAT & ACT, then try sections from each test to see which is a better fit.  Students will receive their scores instantly and learn testing strategies.  Please click this link to register.


Governor's School Applications:  December 1, 2018

All Governor's School applications are due December 1st.  Please bring them to Mrs. Morris in the counseling office by Wednesday, November, 29.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF):  January 1, 2018-March 31, 2018

The HSF provides knowledge, scholarships, and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.  For more information on this scholarship, click this link.



GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program:  January 4, 2018

This scholarship is available for high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.  There could be up to $40,000 awarded per scholar.  To apply or learn more about the program, visit this link.


The Coolidge Scholarship:  January 24, 2018 (5:00pm)

This is a full-ride scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board and expenses of undergraduate study at ANY US accredited college or university.  This is open to 11th grade students that plan to attend college in the Fall 2019.  To apply, visit this link.



2017-2018 SCHOLARSHIPS!!!

You can find great scholarship opportunities listed under the Forms tab.  If you have any questions, please call or visit the counseling office.  To visit the East Tennessee Foundations Scholarship Applications page, please click this link.  To visit the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship page, please click this link.  

2018 Governor's School

2018 Governor's School applications are now available.  Visit this link for the application.  The Governor's School Presentation is now posted under the Presentations tab.

2017 Tennessee Concrete Association High School Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to all high school students ages 16-18.  The winners will receive a cash prize, and first place will be published in the spring edition of Tennessee Concrete magazine.  For more information and the entry form, visit the FORMS page.

Class of 2018: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opened 10/1/2017 for the 2018-19 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 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 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*


2017-2018 ACT Testing Schedule

September 9, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 5-18, 2017
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 September 23-October 6, 2017
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4-17, 2017
February 10, 2018 ,January 12, 2018 January 13-19, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 10-23, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5-18, 2018
July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 16-22, 2018


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