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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!

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 





College Application Week:  September 24-28, 2018


College Admissions Night:  September 25, 2018



Rose Scholars Program Deadline:  September 30, 2018

This program was founded by NBA start Derrick Rose.  There is one $200,000 scholarship ($25,000 paid out per semester over 4 years) available and two other scholarships up to $20,000.  The scholarships are open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and a 1230 SAT score and/or a 21 ACT score.  You must complete an online application here that requires SAT scores, extracurricular activities, and an essay.



Roan Scholars Leadership Program:  Deadline is October 10, 2018

If you are a senior planning to attend ETSU next year and would like more information about the Roan Scholars Program, please see Mrs. Grindstaff in the counseling office.



The DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest:  Deadline October 12, 2018

The DAR Good Citizens scholarship contest rewards the qualities of good citizenship.  This scholarship is open to senior students that have the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.  There are two parts on the scholarship to complete.  Each student must submit and complete the first part and submit to Mrs. Morris in the counseling office.  Mrs. Morris will schedule part 2 after part 1 is completed.  Please click the FORMS tab and select the DAR Good Citizens Scholarship for the application.


ACT Senior Retake:  October 16, 2018


Early Graduation Deadline:  October 19, 2018


The Tennessee Promise Application:  Deadline is November 1, 2018

The Tennessee Promise Application is now open.  To apply, please click this link.



The American Legion Oratorical Contest:  Deadline January 8, 2019

Students can earn needed education money by writing and presenting an original speech focusing on the United States Constitution.  Students can earn up to $3,000 at the state level and up to $18,000 at the National Contest.  If you want more information on the contest, click this link.  If you would like to access the application, click on the Forms tab at the top of the page.


Digital Citizenship:  The Impact on our Students

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

To view the AP Night PowerPoint, 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 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*

         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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