HURRICANES COUNSELING INFO
Class of 2018, 2019, 2020, & 2021
************FAFSA DEADLINE APPROACHING************
CAP AND GOWN ORDER
Amy Eversole: A-E email@example.com
Brian Bowlin: F-L firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonya Ely: M-R email@example.com
Sarah Coyle/Ann Huckaby (interim): S-Z firstname.lastname@example.org
Lara Lamb - Registrar: email@example.com
REMIND ME (FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS)
Class of 2018 Text this message: @18canes to: 81010
Class of 2019 Text this message: @19canes to: 81010
Class of 2020 Text this message: @20canes to: 81010
Class of 2021 Text this message: @21canes to: 81010
CREDIT RECOVERY (SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, & SENIORS)
FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION
TN PROMISE DEADLINES (SENIORS ONLY)
Nov. 2, 2017 - July 1, 2018 - complete and report 8 hours of community service
Fall 2017/Spring 2018 - complete application for admission for selected TN Promise school
Jan. 16, 2018 - FAFSA deadline
Mar. 8, 2018 - MANDATORY 2nd TN Promise meeting at 5:30p.m. in East High cafeteria
Fall 2018 - if selected for FAFSA verification, provide requested documentation to financial aid office
*****FAFSA NOW AVAILABLE (IMPORTANT!!! - DEADLINE IS JANUARY 16, 2018)*****
PLEASE CONTACT THE COUNSELING OFFICE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE IN COMPLETING THE FAFSA 423-586-6102
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on Oct. 1, 2017. The FAFSA is a student's application for financial aid for the 2018-2019 academic year and must be completed by students planning to go to a postsecondary institute (2-year, 4-year, and technical schools) to determine eligibility for federal, state, and institutional financial aid. A student should file a FAFSA even if the student thinks that he/she will not qualify for need-based aid. Many schools require FAFSA submission, and the FAFSA serves as a student’s application for the TN Hope Scholarship. The FAFSA application (available at FAFSA.gov) must be completed by January 16, 2018, for TN Promise applicants. Please remember that the FAFSA is FREE!! There are many internet scams which require payment to file a FAFSA. You should never have to pay for any part of this process.
Prior to completing the FAFSA, students must create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID), which is used to confirm a student's identity when accessing financial aid information and to electronically sign federal student aid documents, including the FAFSA. Dependent students will also need to have one of his/her parents create an FSA ID so that the parent may electronically sign the student's FAFSA. To create an FSA ID, please visit fsaid.ed.gov.
After submitting the FAFSA, a student should be sure that he/she receives 2 e-mails: one verifying that the FAFSA was submitted and another stating that the FAFSA was processed.
NISWONGER SCHOLAR RECIPIENT
NISWONGER ONLINE CLASSES
TN HOPE SCHOLARSHIP (SENIORS ONLY)
How to Qualify:
· Entering freshmen must have either a 21 ACT score OR an overall unweighted minimum 3.0 GPA.
For entering freshmen beginning with fall 2015 and thereafter
· Four-Year Institutions and two-year institutions with on-campus housing: Up to $1,750 per full-time enrollment semester as a freshmen and sophomore; then up to $2,250 per full-time enrollment semester as a junior and senior
· Two-Year Institutions: Up to $1,500 per full-time enrollment semester as a freshman and sophomore
Award amounts are available for summer enrollment
· Class status is determined by the postsecondary institution
How to Apply:
· Complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2017. The completion of the FAFSA is your application for the TN Hope Lottery Scholarship.
*****UTC WATSON MATH SCHOLARSHIP*****
This prestigious scholarship is intended for an incoming freshman attending UTC who majors in Mathematics. The Marjorie Watson Mathematics Scholarship is a $5,000.00 scholarship and provides $2,000.00 in the freshman year and $1,000.00 in each of the sophomore, junior, and senior years.
A complete application consists of:
1. Letter of application affirming an interest in a mathematics degree.
2. Two letters of recommendation affirming the applicant’s mathematics ability, at least one of which must be from a recent mathematics teacher.
3. Supporting materials, which should include, ACT/SAT scores and high school transcripts.
For more information please click here.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (JUNIORS AND SENIORS)
COLLEGE APPLICATION DEADLINES
Planning for Project Graduation 2018, the celebration held at College Square Mall for the graduates of East and West, is beginning. Volunteers are needed for planning and for working the night of the event. If you would like to volunteer, contact Lara Lamb in the Counseling Office to sign up. 586-6102.
ACT INFORMATION - JUNIOR ACT TEST DATE IS MARCH 20, 2018
You will be more prepared and ready to achieve those dreams of yours if you score well on the ACT. This WILL NOT be the 1st time you have been exposed to the ACT. Remember that Analyze Ed test you took last Spring?...Retired ACT test. Remember all of those passages you worked on in STORM?...retired ACT passages. Remember all of those lessons on YERCAD? Retired ACT questions.
What is the downside of the time spent studying for the Spring ACT?
ZIP...NONE... ZERO...NADA... ZILCH...NIL...NOUGHT...get the picture??
You are worth it!! You CAN achieve your goals!!
Believing in YOU!
CAREER AND TECHNICAL PROGRAMS
TEACHING AS A PROFESSION
The Teaching as a Profession sequence of courses is created for those students who may be considering a career as a teacher, school counselor, librarian or speech-language pathologist. Students who take the sequence of TAP courses will gain exposure to a real classroom setting through an observation experience at the Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School levels.
This sequence of courses allows for the individual student to gain a better understanding of themselves as individuals, learners and members of the community. Students develop an appreciation for the diversity of others and examines the various stages of learning.
TAP classes help students get acquainted with the personal and professional roles of the educator. As the students move through the sequence of courses, they develop an understanding of the history of education, the structure and function of the education system. They learn the steps to becoming a certified teacher and get an opportunity to tour the College of Education on the campus East Tennessee State University.
The final sequence of the TAP cluster of courses allows students to complete an internship in a classroom with the hope that the student will love education and come back to Hamblen County and make a difference in our community.
HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAM
The Health Science Program of study is geared for those students interested in a career in the medical field. This program of study has two different pathways, each providing the student with an opportunity to earn an Industry certification at the end of the pathway and graduate with distinction. The two pathways offered are Nursing Services and Sports Medicine.
The Nursing Services pathway requires the student to take four different courses. The first class, Health Science, is an introductory course to the Medical Community. The next class the student would need to take in this pathway is Medical Therapeutics. This class goes more in detail with anatomy, diseases, and basic nursing skills. The third class in the pathway is Anatomy and Physiology,which is a detailed course reviewing the anatomy and physiology of each body system. Finally, Nursing Education is the completion course of the nursing services pathway. Students enrolling in this course have the opportunity to earn their Certified Nursing Assistant certification and perform hands on skills at a designated clinical site.
The Sports Medicine pathway also requires the student to take four different course. The first class is Health Science,an introductory course to the Medical Community. The next class the student would need to take is Rehab Careers. This class focuses on Rehabilitation skills and the Rehab occupations. The third class in the pathway is Anatomy and Physiology. Finally, Exercise Science is the completion course for this pathway. This course provides students with the opportunity to become a Certified Trainer and earn an industry certification.
SPORT AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE PATHWAY
Sport and Human Performance is designed to prepare students to pursue careers in kinesiology and exercise physiology services. Upon completion, proficient students will be able to apply concepts of anatomy and physiology, physics, chemistry, bioenergetics, and kinesiology to specific exercise science contexts. Through these connections students will understand the importance that exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation play in athletes or patients with debilitating or acute metabolic, orthopedic, neurological, psychological, and cardiovascular disorders.
*At the conclusion of the pathway, students will have the opportunity to take the ACTION Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam.
· Rehabilitation Careers is an applied course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in rehabilitation services. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to identify careers in rehabilitation services, recognize diseases, disorders or injuries related to rehabilitation services and correlate the related anatomy and physiology then develop a plan of treatment with appropriate modalities.
This is the second or third course in the Sport and Human Performance program of study.
· Anatomy and Physiology is an upper level course designed to develop an understanding of the structures and functions of the human body, while relating those to knowledge and skills associated with pathophysiology. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to (1) apply the gross anatomy from earlier courses to a deeper understanding of all body systems, (2) identify the organs and structures of the support and movement systems, (3) relate the structure and function of the communication, control, and integration system, and (4) demonstrate a professional, working understanding of the transportation, respiration, excretory, and reproduction systems.
This is the second or third level course in the Nursing Services, Therapeutic Services and Sport and Human Performance programs of study.
· Exercise Science is an applied course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in kinesiology and exercise physiology services. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to apply concepts of anatomy and physiology, physics, chemistry, bioenergetics, and kinesiology to specific exercise science contexts. Through these connections students will understand the importance that exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation play in athletes or patients with debilitating or acute metabolic, orthopedic, neurological, psychological, and cardiovascular disorders.
This is the fourth course in the Sport and Human Performance program of study.
VOLUNTEER WORK (FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS)
WORK ETHIC DIPLOMA
Seniors will apply in their Storm 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 13, 2018. Please click here to view the Tennessee Work Ethic Diploma standards.
DRUG FREE STANDARD (WORK ETHIC DIPLOMA)
EXTENDED HOURS IN THE COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
December 7, 2017
January 11, 2018
January 25, 2018
February 8, 2018
February 22, 2018
March 8, 2018
March 22, 2018
April 12, 2018
April 26, 2018
If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor on one of these dates, please call 423-586-6102.