Guidance News


On March 20, 2018 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 at this time, 9th & 10th graders will take the Pre-ACT. 

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

Please see the image above for other test dates.  These tests will be administered at a variety of colleges in our area (LMU, WSCC, Carson Newman, etc.)  The registration fee is approximately $40.00 (without writing) or $57.00 (with writing).  Please visit for more information concerning ACT testing. 

This year, if there is a Senior who would like to re-take the ACT free of charge, they may obtain a voucher from the guidance department.  The date for this test is Tuesday, October 3rd, and will be administered at the High School.  All students must sign up online at 

Meet our Niswonger Care Advisor Adria Shannon

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. 


Due to weather- and illness-related school closings that have affected schools across the state, the deadline to submit the FAFSA and remain eligible for TNPromise has been extended. Students will have until Friday, Jan. 26, to submit the FAFSA.  Visit to get started!

Free National Practice Test Weekend is happening on November 18 and 19!

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. Pre-registration is required using the following links: