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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!                                                                      

                                            Mrs. Denton would like you to join the GHS Class of 2018 Remind App! 

                       To receive messages concerning upcoming events for the Class of 2018 via text, text                                            

                                                                               @kcd43b to 81010.



Walters State Community College Creative Writing Competition

Juniors and seniors may submit poetry, short stories, one act plays, creative non-fiction, or graphic novels for the competition.

Entries must be submitted electronically. Please visit the GHS Counseling Office for more information. The deadline for submitting an entry is February 16, 2018.


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. 




The Tennessee Concrete Association High School Essay Contest

* Open to Tennessee high school students ages 16-18

* Essays must be typed: double-spaced and 600 words or less

*Essays judged on content and writing ability (grammar, style, clarity, etc.)

*Submit entry at by Tuesday, Dec. 5th


1st place - $250.00

2nd place - $100.00

3rd place - $50.00



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.


 2018-2019 ACT Test Dates


               Test Dates                   Registration           Late Registration              Photo Update

               Sept 9, 2017              Aug 4, 2017              Aug 5-18, 2017                  Sept 1, 2017

               Oct 28, 2017              Sept 22, 2017          Sept 23-Oct 6, 2017          Oct 20, 2017

               Dec 9, 2017               Nov 3, 2017              Nov 4-17, 2017                  Dec 1, 2017

               Feb 10, 2018              Jan 12, 2018            Jan 13-19, 2018                Feb 2, 2018

               April 14, 2018             March 9, 2018          March 10-23, 2018            April 6, 2018

               June 9, 2018               May 4, 2018             May 5-18, 2018                 June 1, 2018

               July 14, 2018              June 15, 2018          June 16-22, 2018              July 6, 2018


ACT Test Fee: 46.00

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).


University of Tennessee Chattanooga Grote Scholarship

The Chemistry Program awards Grote Scholarships to incoming freshman Chemistry majors (including pre-medical, pre-dental, and STEM education) that are renewable for up to 4 years.

To be eligible for this year's awards, students must have been accepted for freshman admission for Fall 2018 with a high school GPA of 3.5 or better and at least 26 ACT composite score.

The scholarship deadline is February 15, 2018.

Please visit for more information.



Tusculum - Trustee Honors Scholarship

Qaulifiying, interested, and academically motivated seniors may apply for the Trustee Honors Scholarship, which is awarded annually. This is a highly competitive, full-tuition scholarship awarded

to no more than two students in each incoming class. The Trustee Honor Scholar application can be found at A resume and an essay are required.

The deadline for submission is March 1, 2018.



Stan and Thelma Plumlee Scholarship

If you live in a Manufactured or Modular Home, or a close relative (as defined on the scholarship application) works in the Manufactured or Modular Housing Industry, you may be eligible. Please visit for an application and scholarship rules. Deadline to receive completed applications is March 9, 2018.



East Tennessee Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

East Tennessee Foundation Scholarship opportunities are available for seniors at Grainger High School. Please visit  to complete an application. Applications are due by February 15, 2018. 




Hispanic Scholarships

The Hispanic Scholaship Fund provides scholarship information for Latino students. Please visit for more information.



UNCF awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low and moderate income families can afford college tuition, books, and room and board. Visit .


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors.

Apply now at




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.


 Enrichment Opportunities:


PHYSICS at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

UTC and Physics Information:

Facebook: UTCPhysics

Twitter:  @UTC_Chem_Phys



College News

Showcase Saturday is an open house event at Carson Newman University offered this year on November 11 and February 24. Students and their families will get to know all that C-N has to offer by talking to professors, touring the campus with a current student, meeting the staff, eating in the cafeteria,

and attending a home football game! Students and families can register at


Eagle Experience at Carson Newman University is a shadowing event, offered this year on October 31, March 20, and April 10. On this day, prospective

students get to experience life as an eagle! Students come to campus and are paired with a current student who will take them to chapel, class, and lunch, all

followed by a guided campus tour. Parents are welcome to attend chapel and lunch with their child, and  C-N offers a parent-specific panel while

students observe class. Students and parents can register at


 ETSU Fall Open House will be on Saturday, November 4th. There will be an ETSU football game that day and tickets will be available for students attending Open House. Students interested in registering should visit the online link. The link is:


Mississippi Sate University 

Mississippi State University is offering the Mississippi Excellence in Training Program Scholarship. Qualified high school applications must have a 28 or above on their ACT and a 3.5 overall GPA. Please visit the Counseling Office for more information. 


Tennessee Tech University

Be part of the fun at Tennessee Tech University's Open House , Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Learn about the admissions process, meet with university staff, and explore the wide variety of majors. You can even submit an

application! Please RSVP online at or call at 931-372-3888.


Stowers THINKBIG Program

If you are ready to pursue a career as a Stowers Machinery Service technician, you can apply for the THINKBIG program. Accepted candidiates

will attend South Georgia Technical College and major in the Heavy Equipment Dealer Service Technology program.

Please visit the GHS Counseling Office for more information.




 Other Important Information

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

Contact George Silvey at Jostens.

2874 Alcoa Highway Knoxville, TN 37920