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     College & Career Planning
    Sarah Bast, College Counselor
    865-594-4477 ext 75214
    Mark Allen Bounds, Career Coach
    865-594-4477 ext 75217
    Schedule an appointment with Mrs. Bast: https://calendly.com/sarah-bast/30min







  • 2023 Governor's School- Applications for the 2023 Governor's School are now available.

    Current Sophomores and Juniors are eligible to apply. Please note that the deadlines to submit to Mrs. Bast are earlier than the deadlines published on the state website!

    Application information is available here: Governor's School Website

    Step 1: Complete the Intent to Enroll form HERE

    Step 2: Meet with Mrs. Bast in Student Services as soon as possible.

    Step 3:  Download/print and complete an application for each Gov School (unless the application is online) to which you will apply. If applying to Sciences and Engineering see Mrs. Bast ASAP to start the nomination process.

    Step 4: Bring the "Student Achievement Info" and "Counselor/Admin Verification" forms (for paper applications) to Mrs. Bast as soon as possible.

    Deadlines to submit applications to Mrs. Bast:

    Gov School for the Arts (Theatre, Dance, Visual): December 9, 2022

    Scientific Exploration for TN Heritage: December 9, 2022

    All other Gov Schools: January 9, 2023

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  • College


    •  Students should sign up on their SCOIR account to attend                                        

    November 22- West Point- US Military Academy

    December 8- King University

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  • The FAFSA ( Free Application for Federal Student Aid) open on October 1. Four FAFSA Help Nights are scheduled from 5-7 PM in the library on the following dates. Please bring a laptop and a copy of your 2021 income tax returns.

    October 4, November 1, December 6 and January 12.

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  • Writing a Personal Statement/Essay: The College Essay Guy is a great and FREE resource to help students draft their college essay. Watch this great Back To School College Essay webinar Essay Webinar

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  • The West High College & Career YouTube channel includes videos for students and parents around a variety of topics. Check back often for new videos! WHS College & Career YouTube

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  • Junior Postsecondary Planning Presentation March 30 Presentation

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  • College Admissions ProfessionalsWe are using SCOIR to schedule in-person visits with our students. Please schedule your visit through SCOIR HERE

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