MJHS Ready Graduate Gazette

College and Career News and Highlights (Aug. 28 - Sept. 1)

Our Mission

Maryville City Schools believes that every student deserves to enter the next phase of life with the appropriate tools for that next step. MCS desires to prepare every student to be "Ready" for one of the three "E"s: Enrollment, Employment, or Enlistment. By taking this purposeful and intentional approach, MCS has designed a college and career program that fits the individual needs of every student. Every student will be "Maryville Ready".
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Are You A Maryville Ready Graduate?

Ready Graduate” measures the percentage of students who earn a diploma from a Tennessee high school and who have met measures of success that increase their probability of seamlessly enrolling in postsecondary education and securing high-quality employment.

Students can attain “Ready Graduate” status by meeting one of four criteria:

1)Meeting the subtest benchmarks on the ACT and achieving an ACT composite score of 21.


2)Earning a combination of 4 Early Post-Secondary credits. (EPSO)


3)Earning a combination of 2 Early Post-Secondary credits along with an industry certification.


4)Earning a combination of 2 Early Post-Secondary credits along with an ASVAB score of 31 or higher.

What's An EPSO?

In Maryville City Schools students can earn an Early Post Secondary Opportunity (EPSO) through any of the following:

· Advanced Placement Course (AP)

· College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

· Local Dual Credit Courses (LDC)

· State Dual Credit Course (SDC)

· Industry Certification

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This Month In SchooLinks - August

During the month of August, students will be introduced to the amazing college and career program of SchooLinks. This program guides them through their personality, college, and career preferences and possibilities.

Lessons and Assessments This Month:

  • Finding Your Path Assessment
  • Self Discovery Unit
  • Would You Rather Assessment
  • Student Focus Assessment
  • Learning Style Assessment
  • Social-Emotional Assessment
  • Top Skills Assessment

Visit SchooLinks

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What's for Lunch? Military Visit

Wednesday, Aug. 16th, 11am-1pm

Teacher Café

Army and Navy Recruiters will be available during lunch in the teacher's café on this day.
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What's For Lunch? College Visit

Tuesday, Aug. 22nd, 11am-1pm

Teacher Cafe

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) representatives will be available during lunch in the teacher's café on this day.
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What's for Lunch? College Visit

Wednesday, Aug. 30th, 11am-1pm

Teacher Café

Pellissippi State Community College (Blount County Campus) representatives will be available during lunch in the teacher's café for you to explore the opportunities available at their school.
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Upcoming Guest Speakers

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  • September 7th - Becky Russell from TCAT will be guest speaking in Mrs. Jacobus, Mr. Russell, and Mr. Hebert's class.

Study Tip(s) of the Month - August

  1. Create a Study Schedule: Design a study schedule that allocates specific time for each subject or topic. Consistency is key, so try to study at the same time every day to develop a routine.

  2. Set Realistic Goals: Set achievable and specific goals for the month of August. Whether it's completing a certain number of chapters or mastering specific skills, having clear objectives will keep you focused.

  3. Organize Your Study Space: Make sure your study area is tidy, organized, and free from distractions. Having a dedicated workspace can help improve focus and productivity.

Ready Graduate Spotlight

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Industry Partner Spotlight

Titan Building Inc

All your building and remodeling needs

Become A Maryville City Schools Industry Partner - Click the link below

Pathway of the Month

Early College Experience (ECE)

The Early College Experience is a dual enrollment pathway allowing students to earn 30 hours of college credit during their junior and senior years while remaining connected to Maryville High School. The classes for this program are predetermined between MHS and Pellissippi State to provide an experience where students take general education requirements that are reciprocated with state colleges and apply to most majors.

This opportunity takes advantage of the Dual Enrollment Grant and a scholarship offered by Pellissippi State to cover tuition for all students who are accepted into the program. Student candidates must meet GPA requirements, teacher recommendation, ACT/Pre-ACT/SAT/PSAT/Accuplacer scores to be eligible. A student who is accepted into the program will follow the course sequence on the next page.

Students who wish to enroll in differing coursework would do so under the traditional dual enrollment format. They would not be a part of this program and thus not eligible for the Pellissippi State scholarship associated with the Early College Experience.

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College/University of the Month

Maryville College

Trade School of the Month

Tennessee College of Applied Technology

Military Branch of the Month

"Be all that you can be!" Follow the link to read about the Army.