New: The date for all juniors to take the ACT is March 2nd! Students should arrive by 8:00 a.m.
New: The ASVAB will be given on April 1st here at school. It is free for any 10th -12th grade student. We only have 40 spots available, so the first 40 students to sign up will be eligible to test. Please sign up in the guidance office if you would like to take the ASVAB on April 1st.
TN Promise ACTION ITEM
For Seniors: See below for information on virtual community service opportunities for TN Promise
One of the TN Promise scholarship requirements is that students must volunteer at least 8 hours of community service prior to each term enrolled. In addition to volunteering to benefit your community, students can also volunteer in their field of interest to gain experience. This means that job shadowing may count toward your community service requirement! Click the link below or reference pages 22-23 in your Class of 2021 TN Promise student handbook to learn more about the TN Promise community service requirement, as well as to view guidelines and deadlines. As an additional resource, tnAchieves has recorded over 20 virtual webinars to help you earn TN Promise community service hours. The service webinars discuss a variety of topics, including insight to career paths, college success and general life skills. By watching the webinars, you will accumulate community service hours. Each video will account for one hour of community service, so feel free to watch multiple episodes. Duplicate viewings of the same webinar will not be counted as an hour of community service. For more information go to https://tnachieves.org/community-service/webinars/. To receive an hour of community service, simply log in with your personal information, view the webinar in its entirety, then click submit. You may only receive credit for viewing each webinar once.
Interested in Attending Walters State in August? Make sure you have complete the online application!! (no application fee required).
Application link: https://ws.edu/admissions/apply/
Sevier County students will soon be able to explore colleges and universities across the nation from the comfort of their home as the College Board prepares to launch its inaugural BigFuture Days virtual college fair. This regional series will take place over four days throughout the months of February and March. Each day focuses on a region of the country. Students and educators may register for multiple events, including the region in which they live and the regions that represent schools of interest. The college fair is free to attend and may help students connect to college representatives and learn what they need to complete before and after applying to a school.
To register for a session, visit the College Board website (https://pages.collegeboard.org/big-future-days?excmpid=mtg680-st-1-gen). The dates and times for each regional session are listed below:
BigFuture Day West and Southwest - Saturday, February 6 at 4 p.m. ET
BigFuture Day Southeast - Tuesday, February 23 at 5 p.m. ET **(This is where Tennessee colleges will fit)
BigFuture Day Northeast - Sunday, March 7 at 4 p.m. ET
BigFuture Day Midwest - Thursday, March 11 at 5 p.m. ET
Attached is information on College Board Opportunity Scholarship for juniors. Now is the time to start planning for college. https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?SFMC_cid=EM420882-&rid=47594191
Students must complete their FASFA by March 1st to remain eligible for TN Promise.
New: The outreach team will continue conducting two weekly FAFSA Line-by-Line webinars throughout November and December on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. ET and Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. ET. This is for students/parents still seeking a walkthrough of the FAFSA from start through submission. As a reminder, families must register (see attached) for the webinar via the following link (https://www.tn.gov/thec/covid-19-campus-information/outreach-virtual-presentations.1.html)
New: Interested in attending Walters State at Sevierville? Take a tour! WSCC will have 3 tour dates (they are only allowing a tour to include 8 students + plus any family members for each date). If you would like to sign up for a tour, please call the Walters State Sevierville front office at (865) 774-5800 and request to be added to the tour list. All of the tours will start at 8:30 am and meet in the lobby of the Maples Marshall Hall Building.
*Wed, Jan 6
*Wed, Feb 24
*Wed, April 14