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  • New Resources

    2020 AP Testing Guide (.pdf/10.9 MB): The guide, designed for educators to walk their students through test day, provides information about:

    ◦The AP Exam e-ticket

    ◦Five steps to take before test day

    ◦Understanding the test day experience

    ◦Exam scores, credit, and placement

    2020 AP Exam Day Checklist (.pdf/526 KB): Teachers should have their students complete this checklist for each exam they take and keep it next to them while testing.

    Explainer Videos: New videos are available to give students quick, easily accessible information about their test day experience, what they need to do to prepare, exam security, and more. Explore the playlist.

    Other Reminders

    •AP Exam Demo (available May 4): AP students should use the clickable exam demo to practice the different ways to submit their exam responses. The demo will help students confirm that their testing device will be able to access and run the online exam. If they can’t access the demo, the final slide of the Testing Guide can help them troubleshoot. The sample content in the demo will be the same for all users and isn't a practice exam. We’ll send educators and students an email to remind them when the demo is available. Please encourage your students to take this important preparation step.

    Online AP Classes and Review Sessions prep week: The week before exams, online AP classes will focus on the exam day experience and sample exam questions.

    AP Weekly Update 5/4/20

    Students:

    1. Review the 2020 AP Testing Guide. While this guide is lengthy, it provides extremely important information about taking the exam.
    2. Visit the exam day experience including a testing demo to confirm technical readiness and simulate taking the exam, the AP 2020 Exam Walkthrough video, and submission guidelines.
    3. Access the testing demo to practice submitting your responses this week.
    4. Chrome is recommended for the walkthrough and the 2020 AP Exams.
    5. Internet Explorer is NOT supported.
    6. NOTE: If your device does not connect during the demo, then you will be unable to access the real exam on exam day. Refer to Slide 51 in the testing guide for troubleshooting tips.
    7. Print or copy the 2020 AP Exam Day Checklist for EACH AP Exam you are taking.
    8. Review the 2020 Exam Schedule.
    9. Pay attention to the date and time for your time zone.
      Dates and times should be updated on your AP account.
    10. Exam Day: You need to check-in 30 minutes before the exam start time by clicking the specific e-ticket for that exam. (Each exam has a separate e-ticket.)
    11. Please make sure your email address is up-to-date. If you have any account issues, please visit: resolving College Board email and account issues.
    12. Learn about exam security/test day protocol and watch a short video on The Rules.
    13. Any questions, please contact your AP teacher or AP Coordinator.
       
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  • 15 students are National Merit Semifinalists
    From The Mountain Press: Staff Reports
    September 11, 2019

     

    GATLINBURG -- Across Sevier County, 15 students will advance in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Fourteen attend Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, while one is a student at Seymour High School.

    They are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide out of more than 1.5 million students who initially entered the scholarship competition. By next spring, only about 7,600 students will remain as finalists vying for $31 million in scholarships.

    The semifinalists are:

    Gatlinburg-Pittman High School - Rawon Alfatlawi, Ivy Bales, Rishi Bhojwani, Kurt Cantrell, James Cooper, Josie Fuller, Shelby Moore, Robert Myrick, Emily Otter, Aaron Patenaude, Amy Pender, Conner Smith, Madison Walker and Luke Watson

    Seymour High School - William Carr

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School Counselor

Mr. Don Bohanan

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Mr. Don Bohanan

Don Bohanan is a School Counselor and has been at Gatlinburg-Pittman for 44 years. Mr. Bo graduated from Pi Beta Phi and attended Tennessee Tech university and graduated with a bachelor in Education. He continued his studies and graduated with a Masters in Education Psychology and Guidance. Mr. Bo did not stop there he continued on and received his Educational Specialist degree in Education and Guidance in 1975.  Mr. Bo enjoys History and Genealogy he is also married to a loving wife and they have two sons.

donbohanan@sevier.org

 

 

 

School Counselor

Ms. Kristi Cantrell

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Ms. Kristi Cantrell

Kristi Cantrell is a School Counselor and has been at Gatlinburg-Pittman for 24 years. Kristi graduated from GPHS and attended to the University of Tennessee and earned a Bachelors of Science in 1989. Kristi graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1993 with a Masters of Education. She continued and earned her Educational Specialist degree from the University of Tennessee.

kristicantrell@sevier.org

 

 

School Counselor

Mrs. Audrea Potter

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Mrs. Audrea Potter

Audrea Potter is a School Counselor with 12 years of high school counseling experience.  Audrea is a graduate of Sevier County High School, and is originally from eastern Kentucky.  She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Political Science in 2002 and Masters of Education and Counseling in 2006 from Carson-Newman.  Audrea also earned an Educational Specialist degree from Liberty University in 2012.  She enjoys family time on the lake with her husband and two daughters.

audreapotter@sevier.org

 

 

Registrar

Mrs. Krissy Sims

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Mrs. Krissy Sims

Krissy Sims has been the registrar at Gatlinburg-Pittman for many years.  She has worked at GPHS in some capacity for 30 years.  She married GPHS Alumni Roger Sims and has two children Hagen Sims and Karsen Sims that are GPHS graduates.  The highlander pride in this family runs deep. 

krissysims@sevier.org