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2020-2021 New Student Enrollment Information

Students planning to enroll as a new student to Grainger High School may download and print the 2020-2021 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 beginning Tuesday, July 28, 2020. 

Grainger High School Counselors

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

Mrs. Rachel Harris - Class of 2021 and Class of 2023   email:


Counseling Assistant

Katie Norris - email:

Mrs. Norris can also assist you with needs concerning the sending and receiving of records.



Contact Your School Counselor

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 - Grades 9 and 11


Mrs. Rachel Harris - Grades 10 and 12



*You may find the following documents to be helpful:

Grainger High School Graduation and Early Graduation Requirements

State Honors, State Distinction, and County Valedictorian Policy

CTE Programs of Study Guide




Remind App Information


Attention Seniors (Class of 2021) and Parents of Seniors!

  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.


Attention Juniors (Class of 2022) and Parents of Juniors!

Mrs. Denton would like you to join the GHS Class of 2022 Remind App!

Click on this link to sign up! 



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.




Junior Information


January 26, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. at GHS

Juniors planning to take the PSAT/NMSQT on January 26, 2021 at Grainger High School need to complete the PSAT/NMSQT Google Form to sign up for the test. The cost for the test is $17.00. Students must sign up and pay the test fee by Friday, November 20th. Please click on the link to read more about the PSAT/NMSQT. Also, please visit the Counseling Office or email Mrs. Denton if you have questions.

Email Mrs. Denton at

Google Form to Sign Up for the PSAT/NMSQT


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.





2020-2021 ACT Test Dates


Test Dates                Registration                   Late Registration                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

  October 10                September 17, 2020        September 25, 2020

  October 17                September 17, 2020        September 25, 2020

  October 24                September 17, 2020        September 25, 2020                

  October 25                September 17, 2020        September 25, 2020

  December 12            November 6, 2020           November 20, 2020

  February 6                January 8, 2021               January 15, 2021

  April 17                      March 12, 2021                March 26, 2021

  June 12                     May 7, 2021                      May 21, 2021

  July 17                      June 18, 2021                   June 25, 2021


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


There will be a FREE Area College Fair October 1, 2020 at Carson-Newman University. Over 20 regional colleges will be in attendance! Register in advance at

This event will be in the Carson Newman Maddox Student Activity Center. Students will need to register for the event in advance and select a time slot. Spots are limited. Students will be allowed to bring 1 guest with them, and all attendees should wear masks during the event. Social distancing practices will be observed.


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 is resuming 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 Technological University 

Preview Day 

Register to attend a 2020 preview day on October 2 or October 3. There is limited capacity so sign up soon! For more information, 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.



Other Important Information

  Questions about Class Rings? Caps & Gowns?

 Graduation Announcements?

  Contact Jostens:

 Josh Cole

 2874 Alcoa HWY

Knoxville, TN 37920

 (865) 573-1447