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School Counseling

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

Welcome to the JCHS School Counseling Webpage.

We care about you!

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.  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.




 2019 Profile in Courage Essay Contest:  Deadline January 18, 2019

The 2019 Profile in Courage Essay Contest is now open to high school students.  Students must write an essay on political courage that is described in John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage.  There are many awards being given for this contest, including a $10,000 scholarship.  For more information on this scholarship and how to apply, please visit this link.




Lowell Woods Scholarship:  Deadline February 1, 2019

This scholarship is for students that plan on attending Walters State Community College or the University of Tennessee.  There is an interview portion for the scholarship following the initial application process.  For more information and to access the application, please visit the FORMS tab at the top of the page.  You can submit your application to Mrs. Morris in the counseling office.




DAR Scholarships:  Deadline February 15, 2019

The DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) are giving away several scholarships this year.  The scholarships are for a range of different careers areas that include future English, Math, Science, History, and Nursing majors as well as students with high academic merit overall.  Please visit the FORMS tab at the top of the page to access the applications for the different scholarships.  If you have any questions or are ready to submit you application, please see Mrs. Morris in the counseling office. 




Stan and Thelma Plumlee Scholarship:  Deadline March 8, 2019

This scholarship will award $8,000 to a student that is associated with the manufactured housing industry, eiher by living in a manufactured home, working in the industry, or by having a close relative that works in the manufactured housing industry.  The student must attend a Tennessee college, university, or trade/technical school.  To apply, please visit the FORMS tab at the top of the page to download the scholarship.  For more information, please visit this link.




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.



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.


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!


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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