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Senior Information


All seniors are provided with the opportunity to use two excused College and Career Days during their senior year (one during first semester, one during second semester). College and Career Day Request forms are available online or in the School Counseling Office, Room 209. Completed forms must be submitted with all teacher signatures and parent signature three days prior to the visit day. Students must also submit an official letter of proof from the school or industry visited on their first day back to school after the visit, in order to be   granted the excused college day. Click here to access a College and Career Day Request form.

Any student interested in obtaining a letter of recommendation from a school counselor must submit a completed Brag Sheet to his/her school counselor at least two weeks prior to the date needed. Brag Sheets are available online or in the School Counseling Office, Room 209.  Click here to access a Brag Sheet form.

Students should use a Transcript Request Form any time there is a need to have his/her transcripts or ACT scores sent to a school of interest. Transcript Request Forms are available online or in the School Counseling Office, Room 209. Students must provide the address to which transcripts/scores must be sent. Click here to access a Transcript Request Form.


                                                                Attention Seniors and Parents of Seniors!                                                                      

                                          Dr. Johnson would like you to join the GHS Class of 2017 Remind App!     

                              To receive messages concerning upcoming events for the Class of 2017 via text, text                                            

                                                                              @dd2dee to 81010.



National Youth Science Camp

Science minded seniors may apply online at to be one of the two Tennessee delegates selected to attend the National Youth Science Camp.  The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young scientist the summer after they graduate from high school.  Selected delegates attend the National Youth Science Camp at no expense, transportation included, due to the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation. 


Junior Information

All juniors are provided with the opportunity to use one excused College and Career Day during their junior year. College and Career Day Request forms are available online or in the School Counseling Office, Room 209. Completed forms must be submitted with all teacher signatures and parent signature three days prior to the visit day. Students must also submit an official letter of proof from the school visited on their first day back to school after the visit, in order to be granted the excused college day. Click here to access a College and Career Day Request form.


General Information

Information on this page covers a variety of miscellaneous topics of importance.


                                                 2016 - 2017 ACT Test Dates:

Test Date                                     Registration Dateline                     (Late Fee Registration)

September 10, 2016                August 5, 2016                               August 6-19, 2016

October 22, 2016                     September 16, 2016                     September 17-30, 2016

December 10, 2016                  November 4, 2016                        November 5-18, 2016

February 11, 2017                     January 13, 2017                          January 14-20, 2017

April 8, 2017                              March 3, 2017                              March 4-17, 2017

June 10, 2017                            May 5, 2017                                 May 6-19, 2017


ACT Test Fee: $42.50

Register online at   .

 *Please see your school counselor if you have any questions or need assistance regarding the required ACT Photo Submission.

Click here to access Graduation Requirements as well as the Early Graduation Policy.


Student athletes who wish to participate in NCAA Division I or II athletics, you need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. You need to qualify academically and you will   also need to be cleared as an amateur student-athlete. You are responsible for achieving and protecting your eligibility status. You may register as early as the beginning of your sophomore year at  




Scholarships on this page are listed in the order they have been received in the School Counseling Office with the most recent opportunities listed first. Deadline dates are listed when available. Links to online applications and information are also provided after the scholarship description, if available. Paper applications for those scholarships that do not offer an online application may be picked up in the School Counseling Office, Room 209.

Please be advised that there is not a need to pay for college financial aid assistance. You may obtain information from your school counselor or the college that you plan to attend. You should thoroughly research any agency or service that may require a fee for financial aid or scholarship assistance.

 Click here to access a brochure detailing the Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarships

(HOPE, Wilder-Naifeh).


Scholarship Applications Available in the GHS Counseling Office:

Tate Springs Lodge - Due April 28th

G.C.E.A. Scholarship - Due April 26th

Grainger High School Grizzly Scholarship - Due April 28th

Grainger County Farm Bureau Scholarship - Due April 21st

The Jackie Long Memorial 5K Scholarship - Due April 28th


The Horatio Alger Association Career and Technical Scholarship Program

This program provides support for students seeking to pursue career or technical education in a post-secondary environment.  It provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Scholarship criteria also include high school completion by spring of 2017, Pell-eligibility, enrollment by fall 2017 with a commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree, and United States citizenship.

Please contact the counseling office for additional information


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsor a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-Stem) disciplines.  The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals.  Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.  Students may see the counseling office for additional information.


16th Annual The Best of Co-op: A guide to the Leading Colleges and Employers publication and corresponding 15th Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program online version is available at and on Facebook (WACEINC).  175 merit scholarships, totaling $4.5 million will be awarded this year.  To be eligible for the scholarship you must apply to one of the ten WACE Partner Institutions listed below:

Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, The University of Toledo, University of Massachusetts Lowell, or Wentworth Institute of Technology.


Applications for Governor's Schools are open to juniors and seniors.  Any student wanting to participate in Governor's Schools needs to see the counseling office.


The High Five Scholarships website is now live with the largest collection of scholarships assembled. It is available free of charge. In addition to scholarships, the site offers free ACT practice and study guides. You may access this search at


 Enrichment Opportunities:


The Sewanee Young Writers' Conference at the University of the South is just the place for aspiring authors, poets, and playwrights.  The 2017 summer session runs July 2-15 on the scenic mountaintop campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.  Participants are rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade writers.  Application review will begin on February 27, 2017.  You can find information at or on Facebook.


WomEngineers Day is a one-day conference to gain personal and professional advice from engineers, business partners and faculty.  It will take place on April 22, 2017.  Who is WomEngineers Day for?  EVERYONE!  Any male or female studnet in high school or college are encouraged to attend.  Register now at


PHYSICS at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

UTC and Physics Information:

Facebook: UTCPhysics

Twitter:  @UTC_Chem_Phys


Walters State Community College Scholarship Application is now available.  Students must be admitted to Walters State to complete the application.  A Scholarship support email account ( has been set up for questions about the scholarship application.

 Local Films by Teens Wanted for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

Sustainability and Media & Communication at ETSU invite students in the Tri-Cities region to create a short video for the upcoming Wild & Scenic Film Festival.  Short videos (1-5) minutes should address Environment and Your Community and be submitted by March 3rd.  Winning films will screen at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival and online on the ETSU Sustainability website.

Please see the counseling office for additional information.


Carson-Newman University will offer Eagle Experience on the following day:

  April 11, 2017


 Other Important Information

Questions about Class Rings? Caps & Gowns? Graduation Announcements?

Contact George Silvey at Jostens.

2874 Alcoa Highway Knoxville, TN 37920