Morristown West Counseling Dept. Newsletter
If you need help completing the FAFSA, please contact the Counseling Office at 423-581-1600 to schedule an appointment.
Another resource for help is the Educational Opportunity Center. Please call them at 423-319-6940 or 423-748-4635 to schedule an appointment.
Please bring the following information:
- Social Security Number
- Date of birth
- Copy of 2018 tax return, if filed
- Date of marriage/re-marriage/divorce/death of spouse - month and year only
- E-mail address
- Social Security Number
- Date of birth
- Tax information for 2018, including tax returns and W-2 forms
Next: A Guide for TN Seniors
WSCC Scholarship Saturday
Saturday, Oct. 26th, 10am-1pm
500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
UT Promise is a new undergraduate scholarship program guaranteeing free tuition and mandatory fees for qualifying Tennessee residents attending UT’s campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin and Memphis. UT Promise is a student-success oriented scholarship program that requires students to complete volunteer service hours and meet with a volunteer mentor each semester to ensure a successful student experience.
Qualifying students must meet the following criteria:
- Tennessee resident
- Family household income under $50,000/year
- Receive the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship
- Be admitted and attend any UT campus
- Complete 8 volunteer service hours and participate in mentoring each semester
Interested students may find more information, including a timeline and the application, here. A separate application is required for this program! The deadline to apply for UT Promise is to December 15.
2019-2020 AP Changes
The AP experience will largely remain the same but there are a few administrative changes that will go into effect in the 19-20 school year:
· Starting in the 19-20 school year, for AP classes that start in the fall, exams will be ordered in the fall. This process will be through the student’s CollegeBoard portal and the AP teacher.
· All AP exams will be given in May 2020.
· The cost of the exams will be $94.00. There will be a price reduction for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. The reduced price will be announced from the state in the near future.
· Payments can be made by check paid to West High or online with the My Payments Plus account.
There will not be a paper registration form this year.
· If you have any questions, please contact the Counseling Office.
October 1st-November 1st for Fall AP Tests/Courses
January 28th-February 28th for Spring AP Tests/Courses
Credit Recovery applications are available in the counseling office. Session 1 will begin on October 22nd and run through January 30th. The second session will run from February 4th until April 30th. Students will attend Tuesdays and Thursday from 3:20 until 6:30 at either East or West High School. Students can pay for credit recovery at the Central Office business department or on-line beginning Monday, October 7th.
Information about and applications for the remaining Governor's Schools have not been released yet. We will share this as soon as it is available.
Scholarship Deadlines Approaching Soon...
College Scholarship Deadlines
Below is a list of FIRM scholarship deadlines for some local colleges. Please note that in some cases, students must apply and be accepted before they are able to access the scholarship application(s). Also, many schools require that ALL parts of the application are received by the deadline, including the application, application fee, test scores, and high school transcript. It is important to apply well before the stated deadlines!
Carson-Newman University - Apply Early
East Tennessee State University - December 15 priority deadline for Academic Performance Scholarships
King University - Apply Early
Middle Tennessee State University - December 1
Tennessee Tech University - December 15
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - December 1
University of Tennessee at Knoxville - November 1 (for competitive scholarships, honors programs); December 15 (general)
Walters State Community College - February 1
Additional Scholarships Available Now
Important Dates and Deadlines
October 1: FAFSA opens - Seniors and their parents can start completing FAFSA on this date
October 22 & 25: Individual Retakes Seniors
November 1: Class of 2020 deadline to apply for TN Promise Scholarship
November 1: Field trip to TCAT for seniors interested in applying to TCAT
Nov. 2, 2019 - July 1, 2020 - complete and report 8 hours of community service (must report on-line) (Please note that students may only use community service hours performed between these dates.)
February 1: Complete FAFSA to ensure Tennessee Student Assistance Grant availability (based on income) and TN Promise eligibility
March 4: Mandatory TN Promise meeting at 5:30PM at West High cafeteria (arrive by 5:00)
April 15: Deadline to submit Work Ethic Diploma Requirements
April 15: Deadline to submit Tennessee Scholars Applications
College Admissions Events
These events require registration. Please click on the hyperlinked college/university name to register.
November 2 True Blue Preview
February 22 True Blue Preview
March 21 True Blue Preview
October 14 Moc Minute @ Calhoun's on the River 4:30-7:30 PM (see below for info)
November 9 Blue and Gold Preview
November 2 Rocky Top Tailgate
Moc Minute for Prospective University of Tennessee Chattanooga Students
Monday, Oct. 14th, 4:30-7:30pm
400 Neyland Drive
UTC is coming to Knoxville for their annual Moc Minute. Interested students who bring all of their application materials with them will be admitted in a Moc Minute!
Representatives from Admissions, Scholarships, Financial Aid, Housing and Student Success will be on hand to answer questions. Meet current UTC students and faculty to find out how you can achieve the UTC experience.
Requirements for the event.
West High ACT Code 431-587 (Where your scores are sent)
West High Test Center Code 193810 (Where you take the test)
Upcoming Exam Dates
*October 26, 2019 - registration deadline is September 20 (October 4 for late registration)
*December 14, 2019 - registration deadline is November 8 (November 22 for late registration)
*February 8, 2020 - registration deadline is January 10 (January 17 for late registration)
*April 4, 2020 - registration deadline is February 28 (March 13 for late registration)
June 13, 2020 - registration deadline is May 8 (May 22 for late registration)
July 18, 2020 - registration deadline is June 19 (June 26 for late registration)
Please visit www.act.org for information about late registration and photo upload deadlines.
*The test will be administered at Morristown West High School on these dates
Students will not be admitted to the test center without an admission ticket.
November 2, 2019 - registration deadline October 3 (October 22 for late registration)
December 7, 2019 - registration deadline November 8 (November 26 for late registration)
March 14, 2020 - registration deadline February 14 (March 3 for late registration)
May 2, 2020 - registration deadline April 3 (April 21 for late registration)
June 6, 2020 - registration deadline May 8 (May 27 for late registration)
Work Ethic Diploma
Seniors will apply in their TNN classes. Students who successfully complete the application process will earn cords to wear during the graduation ceremony. The deadline for meeting requirements and submitting completed applications is April 15, 2020. Please click here to view the Tennessee Work Ethic Diploma standards.
Counseling Office Contact Information
Students are assigned by the first letter of their last name.
- Tonya Ely: Students A-E
Erica Gillett: Students F-L
Renae Byrd: Students M-R
Melanie Justis: Students S-Z
Aimee Howerton: Counseling Office Secretary
Office Contact Information:
Text 81010 with the following message - based on the student's grade level and last name. For example, for a senior with the last name Smith, text 81010 to @4Trojans20.
Seniors Class of 2020:
For Last Names A-E: @1Trojans20
For Last Names F-L: @2Trojans20
For Last Names M-R: @3Trojans20
For Last Names S-Z: @4Trojans20
Junior Class of 2021:
For Last Names A-E: @1Trojans21
For Last Names F-L: @2Trojans21
For Last Names M-R: @3Trojans21
For Last Names S-Z: @4Trojans21
Sophomore Class of 2022
For Last Names A-E: @1Trojans22
For Last Names F-L: @2Trojans22
For Last Names M-R: @3Trojans22
For Last Names S-Z: @4Trojans22
Freshmen Class of 2023
For Last Names A-E: @1Trojans23
For Last Names F-L: @2Trojans23
For Last Names M-R: @3Trojans23
For Last Names S-Z: @4Trojans23