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FAFSA Application

Attention Seniors: You can apply for FAFSA beginning Oct. 1 for the 20-21 school year. There is information regarding filling out the FAFSA in your senior folder. We are hosting a FAFSA Frenzy on Oct. 28 beginning at 5:30 at CHS.

Here are some helpful tips to remember…


  1. Always have correct Social Security Number and Dates of birth for students and parents
  2. If they can fill out their FSA ID’s three days prior to FAFSA night, that would also make your night go easier.
  3. Prepare or know your emails prior to FAFSA night. Ensure they are able to access those while completing the FASFA. Incorrect passwords or forgotten usernames create an undue burden on FAFSA night’s that cause the student/parent frustration. Remember it’s never too early for a student to create a professional email or a family to create an alternate college email. Don’t use the High School email!
  4. Come with a binder or planner to write down all your information. FSA ID information can be really hard to reset due to identity theft procedures.
  5. Bring 2018 taxes for both parent and student. Also, bring your 2018 w2s for both parent and students.
  6. READ. Take your time and read. All questions should be answered in the help text.
  7. Use the IRS Data Retrieval tool if possible.

Thanks Ms. Patton and Israel Newton!

The Charger newspaper would like to thank Ms. Jennie Patton for her assistance and digital art student Israel Newton for taking the photos of students’ painted parking spots that appeared in the recent issue of The Charger.

LEAPS 21st Afterschool Program

LEAPS 21st CCLC afterschool program is underway!
Registration is open to all students.
Students will have a snack in the cafeteria and report to classes by 3:20.
Classes offered include Academic Assistance, ACT prep, Book Club, Beginning Guitar, and Crossfit.

Morning classes 7-7:45 am
Afternoon classes 3:20-4:45 pm


Registration Form


Junior Meeting (Sept 5)

Attention Juniors: There will be an informational meeting for Juniors next Thursday, Sept 5 at 5:30 in the CHS Auditorium. There will be valuable information regarding Junior year, Dual Enrollment, preparing for college, and more.

US Senate Youth Competition

Application Window Open for 2019-20 U.S. Senate Youth Competition

Contact: Charlotte.Woehler@tn.gov

Applications are now being accepted from 11th and 12th-grade students to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program.

Two Tennessee delegates will participate in the annual Washington Week in March 2020, which includes a variety of events that promote a unique understanding of the structure of our federal government. The Hearst Foundation also offers selected state finalists a $10,000 undergraduate scholarship. The deadline to apply is Oct. 25, 2019. More information about the program and instructions to apply are available on the department’s Opportunities for Students page.

Tips to Help Plan and Pay for College

CollegeCovered.com was created to provide students, parents and high school counselors with the know-how to plan and pay for college. This website offers a variety of resources and tips for each step of the college planning process. If you have questions about Discover Student Loans, visit DiscoverStudentLoans.com or call 1-800-STUDENT anytime 24/7.

You can also sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a $5,000 scholarship!


Essential tips and information to help plan and pay for college

Students and Parents Could Win $5,000 to Help Pay for College


ETSU Fall 2020 Application

Attention Seniors interested in attending ETSU! The application for Fall 2020 is open now, students can apply online at www.etsu.edu/apply. Students are encouraged to apply as quickly as they can, as they could qualify for one of our Academic Performance Scholarships, or APS. Students who meet the GPA and Test Score requirements will automatically be considered for the APS scholarship when they complete their application to ETSU. The full list of APS scholarships and requirements can be found here:  https://www.etsu.edu/scholarships/aps/aps_freshmen.php. The deadline to apply for admissions for Fall 2020 and be considered for the APS is December 15th, 2019. Contact Daniel Peacock with questions at 423-439-8358, or email peacockd@etsu.edu.

Go Bucs!

Vandy Fan for a Day

Attention students interested in Vandy! Vanderbilt University is hosting “Vandy Fan for a Day” Saturday, November 16, 2019. To qualify you must fall into one of the following categories:

  • First generation college student
  • Student participating in the school’s free/reduced lunch program
  • Students for whom the cost will be a primary consideration in their college choice

If you meet one of these criteria and are interested in being nominated to attend, please see Mrs. Hoffmeyer in the 2nd-floor counseling office. The deadline to submit nominations is September 13, 2009.

ACT Retake

Attention Seniors! The ACT retake will be given Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at CHS. You will register here on campus, and there is no cost for the exam.


Attention Seniors! QuestBridge connects academically outstanding high school seniors from low-income backgrounds with full four-year scholarships – worth over $200,000 each – to the nation’s leading colleges. The deadline to apply is September 26, 2019. Stop by the counseling center for more information on how to apply or visit www.questbridge.org.