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 





Duke University Summer sessions


We invite you to imagine yourself at Duke this summer if you are:


  • seeking to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty or interested in engaging deeply with a particular subject.
  • hoping to spend your summer enjoying residential activities on Duke’s historic West Campus.
  • seeking to prepare for college and to create an international network of peers.

For more information see: LINK



Wentworth Institute of Technology; Summer Architecture Program

So you have students looking for a summer program on a college campus?

Wentworth will be offering a 4-week summer program from July 9 to August 3, 2018.

Please share this opportunity with your students who have an interest in:

  *   Designing and Constructing a full-scale structure
  *   Temporary art or temporary installation
  *   Creating a community-based project
  *   Earning college credit
  *   Living on a college campus in Boston (optional)

If you have any questions please visit LINK or contact:



College Week Live: Biggest Online College Fair Yet!

Overwhelmed by college admissions and all that goes with it? Join us for this online event on March 28th where your students will be able to:

  *   Meet more than 100 colleges and universities in live chats
  *   Learn everything you need to know about FAFSA
  *   Get advice on writing a college essay, minimizing college debt, and more

Bonus: When your child visits five schools during this free online event they'll automatically be entered into a $1,000 scholarship drawing!



Beacon College Open House- SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP Oppotunity (March 24)

Space is filling up quickly for our March 24th Open House! Our Open House events are the perfect opportunity for your students and their families to discover the many opportunities they’ll have available as a student at Beacon College.

Your students' day will include a campus tour, lunch, and the opportunity to speak with representatives from admissions, financial aid, residence life, student clubs and organizations, and much more. Students and families will also learn about our SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS ranging from $2,000 to $20,000 each year, available only to students with learning disabilities.

To register go to LINK



  FEEA Scholarships- $5,000- 400 awards (DEADLINE: March 21, 2018)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be:

a) Children or dependents under the age of 25 federal civilian or postal employees

b) Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative, unweighted grade point average.

For applications please go to: LINK



UT Martin Communication Scholarship- $1,000- 3 awards (DEADLINE: March 23, 2018)

Please come by Mrs. Morris's office in the Counseling Office and pick up an application if you will be an upcoming freshmen going UT Martin to pick up an application!




Kezian Science Scholarship- $1,200- 1 award (DEADLINE: March 31, 2018)


To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

a) Be at least 18 years of age and attending a college or university in the fall of 2018.

For application please go to: LINK




SP High School Scholarship- $10,000- 10 awards (DEADLINE: March 31, 2018)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

a) Be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2018.

b) Answer the essay question on the sponsors website.

For applications please go to: LINK



VIP Scholarship- $5,000- 1 award (DEADLINE: March 31, 2018)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

a) Be a high school student that is at least 13 years of age or older.

For application please go to: LINK



Gabriel and Christine Chiu Review It Scholarship- $1,000- 1 award (DEADLINE: June 30, 2018)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

a) Be attending college or university no later that September of 2018.

b) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater and plan on attending a school in the United States.

For application please go to: LINK



WS Senators Showcase

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Time: Sessions Begin at 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm

Morristown Campus: Student Services Building/Lyceum

For more information or questions contact Admissions: or 423-585-2685



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.



Mississippi State Spring Preview Days (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE)

Registration goes online on February 15th and space fills up fast so if you are interested in going sign up today!

For more information visit this link.



Fall 2018 WS Orientations

First-time degree seeking students are required to sign up for New Student Orientation. Upon successful sign-up, students will attend an in-person Orientation to meet with an academic advisor and establish a course schedule for the upcoming semseter. Orientation is designed to give students an overview of important information pertaining to attending Walters State Community College and being a successful college student.

Morristown: April 5, April 14, April 16, May 8, May 21, May 30, June 9, June 14, June 21, June 26, July 10, July 26, August 2, August 21

Sevierville: April 17, April 26, May 19, June 11, July 12, August 16

Greeneville: April 19, May 17, June 5, June 28, July 30, August 14

Claiborne: April 24, May 22, July 17



2018 Student-View Scholarship Program: (DEADLINE: April 22, 2018)

The 2018 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.

For more information visit: Link



Summer 2018 Student Learning Support Academy (SLSA)

Morristown Campus/June 4-June 26/May 31-Kick-Off Meeting

The WSCC Student Learning Support Academy is a FREE program that provides instruction in math, reading, and writing in an effort to imporve student academic skills and move students into college-level coursework if possible. The academy also includes special sessions on student success strategies and technology orientation. Students must be required to take learning support courses in reading, English, or math based on ACT or ACCUPLACER placement scores.

SLSA Online Registration coming SOON!

Contact Connie Earls at 423-585-6938 or Brandy Lester at 423-585-6925 for more information.

Balanced Man Scholarship:  Deadline is June 9, 2018

The Tennessee Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon will be awarding seven awards up to $1,500 to recognize outstanding male students that will be attending the University of Tennessee Knoxville in the Fall 2018 semester.  The student must be committed to academic excellence, leadership and service, impacting their community, and pursuing sound mind and body.  THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO JOIN THIS ORGANIZATION.  To apply, click this link.



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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