• Professional School Counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a Master’s Degree in School Counseling, making them uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, career, and personal/ social development needs.

  • Mission Statement

    The Halls High School Counseling Department strives to equip students with the skills necessary to achieve academic self-confidence, career and college readiness, and strong interpersonal relationships. 


  • 2024-2025 Schedule Changes

    For the school year 2024-2025, students requesting a schedule change must meet the following criterion:

    -Student has already passed a course that is listed on their schedule, or

    -Student has an unbalanced schedule (meaning Math, Science, English and Social Studies courses are all in 1 semester), or  

    -Student has been placed in the wrong academic level of a course (ex.  Biology was scheduled for student and the student was recommended or AP Biology) or student would like to challenge themselves by taking an honors or AP course.  

    ALL other schedule change requests will need to be approved by an administrator.  If you meet the criteria above, please fill out the schedule change request form below.


    Student schedules for the 2024-2025 school year should be released in Aspen to students in July.  At that time, students may submit an online request to change their schedule, but no requests can be made prior to schedules being released. 



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    Summer Bridge 2023 for Class of 2023

    The tnAchieves Summer Bridge Program is a FREE, three-week program that helps students become more confident both academically and socially as they prepare for their first semester of college! Each program is hosted on a community college campus, and students will participate in math, reading and English classes each day. College professors teach the classes, so the program provides a feel for what college will be like in the fall – including making friends and building relationships with future classmates. In addition to FREE classes, students will receive free lunch each day. Click the link above for more information. 


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  • Make sure you are keeping up seniors! See your counselor for help! Checklist!


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  • Help the families of Knox County impacted by domestic violence


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  • Please see your School Counselor or Dr. Hoskins for permission slips for the field trips below. We hope that you will take the opportunity to visit college campuses with us and expand your knowledge of the degree programs available to you after high school! 

    TCAT-Knoxville Campus, 10/20/22

    Johnson University, 10/27/22

    Pellissippi State at Hardin Valley, 11/11

    Maryville College, 11/18/22


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  • From THEC & TSAC

    Class of 2023: Every Tuesday evening through April (March 22-April 26) we will offer THEC/TSAC Preparing for College presentations for Juniors and their families (underclassman are also welcome). These will begin at 7pm Eastern/6 pm Central. In these webinars, we will learn how to be best prepared for your senior year, especially from a financial aid/scholarship perspective. Students/families can register for their preferred date at collegefortn.org/student-webinars/


    Class of 2022: Monday evenings (March 28/April 4/April 11) we will offer THEC/TSAC After the FAFSA for graduating Seniors and their families. These will begin at 7pm Eastern/6 pm Central. Topics for the webinar will include reviewing your Student Aid Report, updating the FAFSA, Verification, and your TSAC Student Portal. Everything your Seniors need to know to ensure their aid is as ready for college as they are! Students/families can register for their preferred date at collegefortn.org/student-webinars/


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  • 2022 Pre-College Opportunity with TICKLE

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  • The State of Tennessee passed a law (Erin's Law) mandating all public schools to implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program. KCS has purchased Safer Smarter Teens curriculum for us to use in our classrooms. Our school counselors are the people who fulfills this mandate every year.  Below are a hotline and several websites related to protecting children from physical and sexual abuse. Please see the Parent Newsletter attached here. English/Spanish  

    KCS Erin's Law Infographic

    National Sexual Assualt Hotline 1-800-656-4673





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  • ATTENTION COLLEGE ADMISSION REPS: We are now using repvisits.com to schedule Admission Representative visits!

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  • Stuff That Sucks

    by Ben Sedley Year Published: 2017 SED

    This book will help you learn "cool ways to make sucky stuff less sucky, and discover how taking just a few moments each day to pursue stuff that matters can change your life!" Find other awesome books here

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