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Welcome to Farragut High School Counseling!

School Counseling Information


 

Welcome to Farragut High School Counseling!
11237 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934
Phone: 865-671-7111
Fax: 865-671-7198

The Counseling Office is open daily for students to stop by and talk to their counselor to discuss their academic plan, connect with scholarship and financial aid, address any social/emotional concerns and much more.  Parents and students are welcome to contact their counselor to make an appointment!

Professional school counselors are certified/licensed professionals with a master's degree or higher in school counseling and are uniquely qualified to address the developmental needs of all students. Professional school counselors deliver a comprehensive school counseling program encouraging all students' academic, career and personal/social development and help all students in maximizing student achievement for all students.


 

Important Announcements and College Visit Schedule!

  • Penn State's Schreyer's Honors College will be hosting an Open House on Friday, April 28th. Students will be able to meet with representatives and faculty from the academic departments, as well as tour the Honors College Housing halls. This program is intended for current juniors who are considering applying to Penn State and the Schreyer's Honors College during their senior year. Registration is free, and you can register at https://www.shc.psu.edu/events/item.cfm?id=3717 . Contact SCH Admissions at scholars@psu.edu or 814-865-2060 with any questions.  

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  • Applications for Volunteer Girls and Boys State are now available in the Counseling Office. Juniors who are school and community leaders are encouraged to apply. The programs run from May 21-May 27, 2017 and May 28-June 3, 2017. Applicants generally must be in the top 30% of the class. See Mrs. Bolinger for more information! 


     

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  • LCUB Scholarships are available to seniors who are interested in pursuing Computer Science or Engineering as a college major. See Mrs. Bolinger for an application. The deadline to apply is April 28th!


     

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  • The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship is looking for students who are leaders and volunteers in the community, and demonstrate financial need! Applicants must be seniors with a 2.5-3.2 GPA. Go to www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship to apply. Deadline is March 1, 2017. 


     

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  • Thursday, February 16th is AP/Honors night at FHS beginning at 6 p.m. in the Commons. At 7:00 p.m., grade level meetings will be held to discuss information about next year's course registration process. 

    Rising 12th grade will be in the CTE building (T406)

    Rising 11th grade will be in the Library

    Rising 10th grade will be in the mini auditorium


     

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  • The East Tennessee Foundation has multiple scholarships for Knox County students including the Green Scholarship for an FHS Band student. Awards vary from $1,000 to $20,000. Go to the East Tennessee Foundation to apply online. Deadline for all awards is February 15, 2017.


     

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  • The Barney Thompson Scholarship application is now available. One Farragut senior will receive a $500 scholarship to attend the college of their choice. Go to Knox County Schools Partners in Education or see Mrs. Bolinger for an application. Deadline is March 10th. 


     

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  • Ned McWherter Scholarship applications are due Wednesday, February 15th. Seniors must have at least a 3.5 GPA and a 29 ACT to apply and plan to attend a public or private Tennessee university. Go to www.tn.gov/collegepays to apply online. 


     

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  • The Rotary Club of Knoxville will award a four year scholarship of $5,000 a year to a Knox County senior. Anyone can apply and the deadline is March 31st! Go online at www.knoxvillerotary.org or see Mrs. Bolinger for an application. 


     

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  • Middle Tennessee State University will be hosting an Honors College Open House on Monday, February 20th on MTSU's campus. Registration is now open at www.mtsu.edu/rsvp. Schedule and parking information can be found at www.mtsu.edu/honors. To qualify for MTSU's Honors College, students must have a 3.5 GPA and minimum 25 ACT. 


     

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  • Registration for the 2016-2017 AP Exams will be done online this year! AP Exams will be given May 1-12, 2017. Registration is now open from February 15-March 10, 2017. Please visit www.aptestservice.com/farragut to register and pay for AP Exams. Students MUST complete a Medical Release form and turn it in to the Counseling Office. Contact Rachel Bast (rachel.bast@knoxschools.org) or Susan Bolinger (susan.bolinger@knoxschools.org) in the Counseling Office at 671-7111 with any questions!  


     

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  • The transfer window for the 2017-2018 school year is now open. Those wishing to apply for a student transfer may do so during the Transfer Window by going to https://transapp.knoxschools.org. The Transfer Window closes on February 21, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. 


     

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  • The Farragut Rotary Club is assisting in sponsoring Youth Exchange Scholarships available valued at over $24,000. Two programs are available: one for an academic year and a short term family-to-family summer program. Qualified applicants must be at least 15 years old. If you are interested in traveling the world, living in another country, and/or learning a foreign language, this might be for you! Contact Bill Nichols at 567-1119 from the Farragut Rotary Club for more information. 


     

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  • Visit our Naviance College and Career Website: http://connection.naviance.com/farraguths


     

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  • There are BIG changes to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) this year!! Please visit our Scholarships/Financial Aid page for this important information! 

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  • Seniors:

    Don't miss out on important updates regarding college information and scholarships from your FHS Counseling Office! Text @fhsmessage to (442) 333-4864 to get reminders for upcoming events.

     

    9th-11th grade:

    Don't miss out on important updates regarding college information, testing and events from your FHS Counseling Office! Text @farragut to (442) 333-4864 to get updated reminders.

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School Counselors

 Susan B
 
Susan Bolinger 
College and Career Counselor
671-7111 
 
                                                                                                    Ashley
 
Ashley Bennewitz
Freshman Counselor, Class of 2020
671-7111 
 
 
Andi
 
Andi Tenry
Junior Counselor, Class of 2018
671-7111 
 
 
  Rachel
 
Rachel Bast
Senior Counselor, Class of 2017
671-7111 
 
 

 Heidi

 Heidi Foster
Sophomore Counselor, Class of 2019
671-7111
 
 
Susan
 
Susan Davidson
Counseling Department Secretary
671-7111 
 
 
Dottie
 
Dottie Bauguess
Counseling Department Secretary
671-7111
 
                                                                                                    Tracy
 
Tracy Moore
Student Information System Secretary
671-7111 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 

 
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