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School Counseling

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"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 



UPCOMING DATES has posted more available scholarships!!  Please visit the forms tab to view the eligibility requirements and how to apply.  



East Tennessee State University has set up a Financial Scholarship Program for all incoming students who plan to enroll in Fall 2018.  Financial rewards will be up to $5,000!  To learn more about the qualifications and to apply, please visit this link.



Mitsui USA Scholarships in Tennessee Program:  Deadline May 31, 2018 

Four $5,000 freshman-year scholarships will be funded and awarded to successful applicants who plan to enroll in a four-year public college or university within the State of Tennessee's Board of Regents or University of Tennessee systems.  For eligibility guidelines, application materials, and selection criteria, please visit this link.



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:



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



 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



 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.



Educational Access and Diversity Grant:  Deadline July 2, 2018

Students must meet all of the following criteria:  

  • Be a Tennessee resident; U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be admitted to Walters State Community College
  • Have completed and submitted FAFSA
  • Meet with the Coordinator of Multicultural Engagement or Assistant to the President for Diversity
  • Complete the COTE Grant Application (under FORMS tab)

There are other qualification that must be met listed in the COTE application (under FORMS tab)




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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