THEC/TSAC Outreach Team Offers May Lunch-N-Learn Webinar Series

The THEC/TSAC Outreach Team is excited to offer new Lunch-and-Learn webinars for the month of May. We’ll be launching our 8-for-8 series available to students and parents beginning Monday, May 11. The topics below will be relevant to students in early high school grades through graduating seniors. Each topic will be covered 4 times over the 2-week period and are scheduled so a family may attend all 8, if desired. The webinars will be offered Monday-Thursday at 11:30(central)/12:30(eastern) and will typically last around 30 minutes. 

Click the following link for the specific dates for each topic and to register:

  • Focusing on '21 Seniors: Making the most of your Sr Year
  • State Aid Q&A with Jason Seay and James Snider
  • FAFSA Verification: What is it and how to fix It?
  • Eighth Grade to High School Transition: The critical first year
  • Level Up: College Exploration and Getting to the Next Level
  • Don't Lose Hope: How to keep the Hope Scholarship
  • Show me the money: Reviewing Financial Aid offers and the TSAC Student Portal
  • Navigating Financial Aid and Scholarships as a Home School Student


Guidance News


Student Instructions To Request Classes For 2020-2021 School Year

1. Go to: 

2. Login to your Aspen Account (If you do not know your username/password, please email or 

3. Select the top tab “My Info”. 

4. Select the side tab “Requests”. 

5. Select your classes. (Please pay attention to graduation requirements at the top of the page. You MUST choose 8 classes; or, your requests will not save). 

6. You may leave a note for a counselor if you have any concerns or special requests. 

7. POST. Make sure you post your course requests! 

Credit Recovery

If you were already in Credit Recovery, (this semester) you can continue to work on your hours from home via Make sure you are working at your assigned level and are maintaining a passing grade. At this time, we are not sure if Credit Recovery will be offered in the summer. Continue to visit the school website for updates. 

ACT Help



If you would like to take the ACT this summer, email or for a voucher number. The voucher will cover your exam fee. You will need to register online at Once you create an account, you will choose your test date and location. The deadline to register for the June 13th test date is May 8th. The deadline to register for the July 18th test date is June 19th. Once you checkout, you will enter the voucher number provided to you.  

Testing Information

Would you like to start working on the ACT?  Go to and start today!

In the spring of 2021, all Juniors will participate in ACT testing at Hancock County High School. Attendance and participation are required.  No testing fee will be charged for this test administration. Also in the spring, 9th & 10th graders will take the Pre-ACT. 

ACT Prep Day - All Juniors are encouraged to attend.  Lunch will be provided. 

The ACT will be administered at a variety of colleges in our area (LMU, WSCC, Carson Newman, etc.) The registration fee is approximately $50.50 (without writing) or $67.00 (with writing).  

Please visit for more information concerning ACT testing. 

This year, if there is a Senior who would like to retake the ACT free of charge, they may obtain a voucher from the guidance department.  The date for this test is TBA, and will be administered at the High School.  All students must sign up online at 

Free SAT vs. ACT Practice

This free, interactive, live online event lets students learn the differences between the SAT & ACT, then try sections from each test to see which is a better fit. Students will see their scores instantly and learn effective test strategies from our team of experts. 

This year, the test will take place on TBA.  

Pre-registration is required using the following link: 

Financial Aid


FAFSA Frenzy

The 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on Oct. 1. All TN Promise students must complete the FAFSA by Feb. 1, 2020, to maintain TN Promise eligibility. Governor Haslam's office launched TN FAFSA Frenzy in 2016 as a statewide focus on FAFSA completion. This effort solidified Tennessee as a national leader in FAFSA awareness and completion.  Visit to get started on your FAFSA!

Financial Aid Tutorials

Click here for a series of brief financial aid tutorials describing the financial aid available to students at TCAT, community college, public 4 year, and private 4 year schools. 

Meet our guidance department

Deborah Gibson, School Guidance

Tara Marion, School Guidance

Jessica Martin, Advise TN College Advisor

Jessica Martin works with seniors who are preparing for college.  Any senior who needs assistance with things such as FAFSA, College Applications, etc may contact her.

Phone number: 423-300-6310  Email:


We would like to welcome Ms. Adria Shannon to our school.  

Adria is our new Niswonger Care Advisor and will be here 2 days per week to 

assist our seniors with FAFSA completion, college applications, TNReady deadline, etc.