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







  • March Madness for Juniors!

    College Knowledge is the theme of the sessions in March. Please sign up for only one session/topic. All sessions will take place during Advisory in the Cafeteria:

    March 4 & 5: Advice from Seniors

    March 8 & 10: Common Application

    March 12 & 22: Using SCOIR

    March 23 & 24: Essays and Recommendations

    Sign up at SignUpGenius

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  • Youth Leadership Knoxville- the application is now available online. Current sophomores/rising juniors are eligible to apply. This is a great opportunity to work with other high school students across Knoxville. The application is due April 1.YLK Application

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  • The UTK Tickle College of Engineering will host two virtual programs for current juniors in June 2021: High School Introduction to Engineering Systems (HITES). The deadline to apply is March 14 and more info and the application can be found HERE

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  • UT College of Verterinary Summer Program- applications are now available for the June 7-July 16 program. Must be current junior or senior, have a minimum 3.00 GPA and be available for 40 hours/week. Apply now HERE

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  • The Haslam College of Business is hosting three Pre-Collegiate Summer Virtual Programs. There is no cost to attend but you must apply by March 31. UTK Summer Business Programs

    To Register: https://utk.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1HrdzBoYX1mZkLH

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  • The Emerald Youth Calling & Career Center offers free tutoring, homework help, ACT prep, and college & career workshops on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4-7 PM. Transportation is available. For more information, see your school counselor!

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  • Junior Girls- do you have an interest in Government? The 2021 Tennessee Girls State conference will be held virtually from June 1-4 and West can select two girls to represent our school. Girls State focuses on citizenship, teamwork and fostering a love of country. Join 500 girls from across the state of Tennessee for a great week. If you are interested in being considered, please submit this form Girls State The deadline to submit the form is February 16 at 3:30 PM.

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    FAFSA Help & Webinars

    TSAC will continue to offer FAFSA Help:

    Tutorials: https://www.collegefortn.org/fafsahelp/

    Email: fafsa.help@tn.gov

    Phone: 615-350-8668


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  • College


    •  All visits are virtual until futher notice. Students should sign up on their SCOIR account to attend.


    February 24- Covenant College

    March 1-Savannah College of Art & Design

                 Univ of South Alabama

    March 3- Univ of Alabama-Huntsville

    March 26- Tusculum University



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  • Girls in Engineering-The University of Tennessee Society of Women Engineers hosts an annual outreach event called Tomorrow's Engineers Today (TET). This event is for elementary, middle, and high school-aged girls and encourages their interests in the STEM fields. The event will be held on Saturday, February 27 from 10 AM-4 PM; the cost is $9 and includes lunch. This event will be in person, and will be sure to take the proper safety measures. To attend, register HERE

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  • TN Promise

    The Tennessee Promise application is now closed.Students who completed the scholarship application must now submit the FAFSA by March 1, 2021 in order to remain eligible.Tennessee Promise is a last dollar scholarship for two years at a community college or technical school. Email sarah.bast@knoxschools.org if you have questions!

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    Senior Night SENIOR COLLEGE NIGHT- a series of short videos for seniors and parents highlighting important aspects of the college application process. An optional Q & A Zoom will take place on September 28 at 6 PM. Email sarah.bast@knoxschools.org to receive the link. Click below to view the videos in this series.

    The College Application

    Admission Decision Plans

    Holistic Review of Applications

    College Essays

    College-Specific Essays

    Financial Aid

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  • AP Exams

    2021 AP Exams- Registration is now open and must be completed by November 1, 2020. Click HERE for step by step instructions.

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  • College Admissions ProfessionalsWe are using SCOIR to schedule virtual visits with our students at least until November 16. Please schedule your visit through SCOIR HERE.

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