What are we here for?
The school counselors here at Carter are here to support students in the academic, social/emotional, and career domains. Our goal is to make ourselves available for whatever needs students may have and offer support and assistance. We believe it is very important for students to have support emotionally in order to succeed in all other aspects of their lives and we hope to provide knowledge and understanding about how to care for oneself and others.
The Mission of Carter High School’s school counseling program is to advocate, educate and motivate all students through enriching experiences, opportunities, and curriculum to help all students become productive and responsible citizens of tomorrow.
Important Dates/Deadlines Fall 2023
September - College Application, Exploration month & Suicide Prevention month
October - Bullying Prevention Month
October 3rd - ACT for Seniors
October 17 - PSAT (Optional) for sophomores and juniors
November 1st - Deadline to complete TN Promise Scholarship Application
UT Promise Deadline (specific to University of Tennessee Schools)
Our Counseling Team
From left to right: Ashley Ottinger- Social Worker, Jessie Bell- College and Career Counselor, Adam Meade- Freshmen Counselor & Sophomore's Last names P-Z, Rachel Bowman- Juniors & Sophomore Counselor: Last Names A-G, Pam Clift- Registrar, Rachel McBrayer- Senior & Sophomore Counselor: Last names H-O
Suicide Awareness is crucial and it starts now. Youth suicide is the 2nd leading cause of young people ages 10-24. Would you know how to help a friend that is contemplating suicide? The Jason Foundation has given us materials to help educate you on this serious issue. Stop by the counseling office and grab your B1 card for the free app.
If you know someone who is contemplating hurting themselves or you are contemplating hurting yourself please let your counselor know immediately.
Files & Resources
Need some help writing your college essay or personal statement?? Look through the brief PowerPoint for some helpful tips, including:
· Some Don’t’s e.g. “My name is _____ and I go to Carter…”
· A couple of sample essays
· Tips on how to express your individuality
· Inspiration to get started!
Remember, your essay is one of the elements of your application over which you have full control! It’s also your opportunity to express who you are and what you can offer potential institutions. Make it count!