Guidance Office

2021-2022 New Student Enrollment Information

Students planning to enroll as a new student to Grainger High School may download and print the 2021-2022 New Student Enrollment Packet here.  Completed enrollment packets and required documentation may be emailed to the school counselor assigned to the student's grade. Completed packets may also be returned to Grainger High School.


Grainger High School Counselors
Do you have an issue you need to speak with your school counselor about? Please click on your school counselor's link below and complete the online form. Your school counselor will contact you by phone or email.

Mrs. Jill Denton - Class of 2022 and Class of 2024   email:

Mrs. Rachel Harris - Class of 2023 and Class of 2025   email:

Counseling Assistant
Katie Norris - email:
Mrs. Norris can also assist you with needs concerning the sending and receiving of records.

Remind App Information

Attention Seniors (Class of 2022) and Parents of Seniors!
Mrs. Denton would like you to join the GHS Class of 2022 Remind App!
Click on this link to sign up!

Attention Juniors (Class of 2023) and Parents of Juniors!

Mrs. Harris would like you to join the GHS Class of 2021 Remind App!
To receive messages concerning upcoming events for the Class of 2021 via text,
text @ec66d4 to 81010.

Senior Information

Carson Newman College Fair

The Carson Newman college fair is Monday, September 27, from 10:30-12:15. To attend, turn in a completed permission form to Mrs. Farrar ASAP. Click here for a copy of the permission form.

Senior Forms

College and Career Day

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 by clicking here 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.

Brag Sheet for Letter of Recommendation

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 by clicking here or in the School Counseling Office, Room 209.  

Transcript Request

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 by clicking here or in the School Counseling Office, Room 209. Students must provide the address to which transcripts/scores must be sent.

2021-2022 College Application Video Toolkit

The toolkit provides information and links to numerous Tennessee colleges. Information concerning college application fees and waivers are listed. Pay close attention to the waived fee for the University of Tennessee enrollment application. The application fee will be waived during the week of Sept 13-17. If you are planning to apply to UT Knoxville, please complete the UT enrollment application, not the Common App. To access the toolkit, click here

Upcoming College Representative Visits

The following college representatives will be visiting GHS to meet with interested seniors. Please check the sign-up lists on the Counseling Office window.

Carson Newman College: September 20 at 9:50 in room 324

Lincoln Memorial University: September 22 at 9:50 in room 324

TCAT Morristown: September 23 at 9:50 in room 324

Walters State Community College: September 23 at 9:50 in the Cafeteria

East Tennessee State University: September 24 at 9:30 in room 324

University of Tennessee at Knoxville: October 7 (Time to be determined)

Other Important Dates

ACT Senior Retake Document Coding: September 16 and 21

College Application Week: September 20-24

College T-Shirt Day: Wednesday, September 22

Voter Registration Day at GHS: Wednesday, September 29 at 9:50

ACT Senior Retake Day: October 5


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.

2021-2022 ACT Test Dates
Test Dates              Registration Deadline           Late Registration

Oct 23                    Sept 17, 2021                        Oct 1, 2021

Dec 11                   Nov 5, 2021                            Nov 19, 2021

Feb 12                   Jan 7, 2022                              Jan 21, 2022

Apr 2                     Feb 25, 2022                           March 11, 2022

June 11                  May 6, 2022                            May 20, 2022

ACT Test Fee:  $52.00
Register online at 
 *Please see your school counselor if you have any questions or need assistance regarding the required ACT Photo Submission.


Mental Health Concerns
Keeping a check on your child’s mental health is always important. Living as teenagers during a pandemic presents a set of unusual problems and anxieties that are new for your students and may not be communicated in obvious ways. The following Websites are available to you as you strive to support the mental health of your student.

Mental Health Crisis Intervention
Mobile Crisis Services in Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
National Association of School Psychologists-Helping Children Cope with Changes due to COVID-19
CDC-Support for Teens and Young Adults during COVID-19
Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network-Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease
CDC-Handwashing and Sanitizer Use at Home, at Play & Out and About

If one of the school counselors can be of service to you, please don't hesitate to reach out!

A Note To Student Athletes
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 by clicking here.

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.

HOPE, Wilder-Naifeh
Click here to access a brochure detailing the Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarships.

Hispanic Scholarships
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarship information for Latino students. Click here 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. Click here for more information.

Enrichment Opportunities
Physics at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga
UTC & Physics Information
Facebook: UTCPhysics
Twitter: @UTC_Chem_Phys


College News

Austin Peay State University
Schedule a Visit
To schedule a visit, click here.

Carson-Newman University
Request a Visit
To schedule a visit, click here.

East Tennessee State University
Request information or schedule a call with an Admissions Counselor
To schedule a visit, click here.  

Lincoln Memorial University
Schedule a Tour or attend a Railsplitter 101 Webinar
For more information, click here.

Middle Tennessee State University
Campus Tours Now Available
MTSU has resumed in-person campus tours September 1, 2020. To register for a tour, schedule a zoom call with admissions or take a virtual tour by clicking here.

Pellissippi State Community College
Schedule a phone call or Live Chat an admissions Counselor
For more information click here.

Tennessee State University
Schedule a Visit
To request information or schedule a visit, click here.

Tennessee State University
Schedule a Visit
To request information or schedule a visit, click here.

University of Tennessee Knoxville
Schedule a Visit
To register for a campus tour, click here.

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 candidates will attend South Georgia Technical College and major in the Heavy Equipment Dealer Service Technology Program. For more information, click here or visit the GHS Counseling Office.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology
TCAT Morristown
For admission information and to explore programs offered at TCAT Morristown, click here.
TCAT Knoxville
For admission information and to explore programs offered at TCAT Knoxville, click here.

Questions about Class Rings? Caps & Gowns?
Graduation Announcements?
Contact Jostens:
Josh Cole
2874 Alcoa HWY
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 573-1447