BHS December Parent Newsletter
-From the Counseling Department
A-D, Mrs. Borel email@example.com
E-K, Ms. Bryan firstname.lastname@example.org
L-R, Mrs. Barber email@example.com
L-R Interim, Ms. Conniff, firstname.lastname@example.org
S-Z, Mrs. Allen email@example.com
College & Crisis, Mrs. Breiner firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduation Coach, Mrs. Garrott email@example.com
Counseling Secretary, Mrs. Sadler firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling Secretary, Mrs. Kasbee email@example.com
English = 4 credits
Math = 4 credits
Science = 3 credits
Social Studies = 2 credits
Government/Economics = 1 credit
Fine Art = 1 credit
Personal Finance = ½ credit
Wellness = 1 ½ credit
Foreign Language = 2 credits
Elective focus (pathway) = 3 credits
Elective = 1 credit
*A total of 23 credits are needed for graduation.
Registration Information Meeting
Monday, Feb. 4th 2019 at 6pm
Crossing Guards Needed
Parent Teacher Conferences
Register online at actstudent.org. The Blackman High School code is 431636.
Senior Parent's Section
Yard Sign Fundraiser
FAFSA Assistance at BHS
Tuesday, Jan. 15th 2019 at 9am
Graduating with Honors and Distinction
To graduate with honors students must meet the following ACT benchmarks:
To graduate with distinction students must attain a 3.0 GPA and meet one of the following criteria:
- Participate in at least one Governor’s School
- Participate in one of the TN’s all State musical organizations
- Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist
- Attain a composite score of 31 or higher on the ACT
- Attain a score of 3 or higher on at least 2 Advanced Placement Exams
- Earn 12 or more semester hours of transcripted postsecondary credit
- Earn a nationally recognized industry certification
*Seniors must let their counselor know by December if they are graduating with distinction.
Colleges and universities will ask that your student send an official transcript when they apply. This is the process they should follow:
- Go to the counseling office and fill out a Transcript Request Form located beside Mrs. Sadler’s desk.
- Pay $2.
- It will be ready to pick up in 3 days or Mrs. Sadler can mail it for you.
The state of Tennessee is offering two years of tuition-free community or technical college through the TN Promise. Students who applied by the Nov. 1 deadline must file their FAFSA by February 1, 2019, attend mandatory meetings held at local high schools with the partnering organization, and complete 8 hours of community service for each semester they receive TN Promise funding.
If your student is planning to play sports at an NCAA Division I or II college, he/she must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net. NCAA requires 16 core courses. Make sure your student has met those requirements by talking with their coach and counselor.