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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:  Deadline March 30-June 30

Several new spring scholarships are now available.  Please click the FORMS tab at the top of the page and select 2018-2019 Scholarships 3.  Directions to apply will be under each individual 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.






 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.  





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.





The Jefferson County Democratic Party School Expenses Scholarship:  Deadline April 12, 2019

The Jefferson County Democratic Party will be offering two $500.00 scholarships to two seniors from the Class of 2019 who plan to continue their education by attending an institution of higher learning.  The scholarship will be a check that the student can use for college expenses.  The application with instructions can be found under the FORMS tab at the top of the page.  This must be postmarked or turned in to Dr. Roach in the counseling office no later than April 12th.  




Dual Enrollment Night:  April 15, 2019

JCHS will be hosting a Dual Enrollment night on April 15th from 5-6:30pm in the Performing Arts Center.  Representatives from Walters State and Carson Newman will be available to answer any questions about the Dual Enrollment process. 




Mitsui USA Scholarships in Tennessee Program:  Deadline May 31, 2019

Mitsui is giving away four $5,000 freshman-year scholarships to successful applicants who plan to enroll in a four-year Tennessee public college or university-Austin Peay State University, East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, The University of Memphis or within the University of Tennessee system.  Eligibility guidelines, application materials, and selection criteria are available for downloading and printing at this link.  They must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2019.  




The Ayers Scholarship for Law Enforcement Officers in Criminal Justice:  May 31, 2019

Eligible students will attend the University of Memphis Lambuth campus and enroll full-time or part-time as a Criminal Justice major.  For more information, please visit this link.




 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 are now available in the counseling office.  These packets are due to your counselor by April 12th.  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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