Carter Counseling Connection

August 2017

Carter High School Counseling Department Newsletter

Welcome back!

We are excited to have students back in our building filling our hallways with energy and enthusiasm. It is our mission to make every child feel welcomed, connected and part of our Hornet Family. Additionally, we challenge every student to grow in his or her academic abilities and be college-ready by the end of four years at CHS.

We hope you have a wonderful school year and we look forward to working with you!

Go Hornets,

CHS Counseling Staff

Upcoming Events ...

Registration for the TN Promise

ALL seniors will register through 1st period the week of September 11th.

Completing the FAFSA ....

Step 1: Apply for your FSA ID at . This is your electronic signature for signing the FAFSA online. This can be done prior to Oct 1.

Step 2: Complete the FAFSA application at Make sure you use the student's FSA ID to log in.

The FAFSA application opens October 1, 2017. Don't wait!!!

County-Wide College Fair

Please see Mr. Culp for more information on the College Fair.

College Fair

Our CHS College and Career Fair will take place on the morning of Oct 6. More information will be coming soon!!!

Senior Repeat ACT

On Oct 17 seniors will have the opportunity to retake the ACT. This test is for Seniors only and you do not need to register for the test. Please make sure you come prepared to test and DO YOUR BEST!!

FAFSA Frenzy

Need help completing your FAFSA????

Our FAFSA Frenzy night for seniors will be Monday, October 30 in the Carter High School Library. Representatives will be here to assist you with completing the FAFSA starting at 4:30 and ending at 6:30.

Please bring your 2016 tax returns.

1st TN Promise Meeting!!!!

The first mandatory TN Promise meeting is Tuesday, October 19 at 8:30. Seniors, if you are planning on using TN Promise funds to pay for college you MUST attend this meeting. Parents do NOT need to come to this one. Students will be receiving their TN Promise books that they will need to bring with them to the next meeting on March 21.

College APP Week

We are excited to announce that the week of October 2-5 has been designated as College App Week at CHS! The goal of college app week is to provide every CHS student with the preparation, opportunity, and support needed to apply to college.

We will have activities throughout the week for all grade levels and post secondary goals. We will have a schedule posted on our website soon!


You can register to take the ACT at

What you will need to register ....

  • It takes about 45 mins to complete the registration process.
  • You will need a credit card or a fee waiver.
  • A laptop or desktop is preferred.
  • Your high school course list and grades.
  • Your interests - their interest survey will match you to academic programs and jobs you might enjoy.
  • Up to four colleges and universities to send your score reports for free during registration (additional score reports can be purchased later).
  • Your photo to upload during registration.

Did someone say scholarships!!?

We are in the process of updating our website to include a scholarship page. We will let you know as soon as that is up and running! If you have any scholarship questions please see Mrs. Brown in the counseling office.