Counseling Staff
  • Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Carter High School! With a new year comes some changes in the counseling department. In order to serve our students more effectively with limited resources, we have decided to divide all grade levels by last name among the three of us.  This way, we will be able to start with our group from 9th grade and follow them all the way to graduation. This will also allow parents who have multiple children at the school to communicate and build a relationship with one counselor as opposed to always having to figure out which one of us to ask for help. Please be patient with us as this is a major change and will take some time for everyone to acclimate. In the long run, we know it is in the best interest of our students to make this change.

    Counselor's Name  9-12 Portion of the Alphabet
    Jessie Bell A-G
    Beth Brown H-O
    Nicole Hooper P-Z
    Pam Clift Counseling Office / Attendance Office


    Jessie Bell  (A-G)
    (865) 933-3434  ext. 72012

    Beth Brown  (H-O)
    (865) 933-3434  ext.  72019

    Nicole Hooper  (P-Z)
    (865) 933-3434  ext. 72032

    If you are interested in taking a dual enrollment course during the 2020-2021 school year, please go to and follow the step-by-step instructions (Steps 1-4)  on the right side of the screen under "Admission Checklist." For step 4: "Submit ACT scores and High School Transcripts," you may contact Mrs. Dunlap at or order a transcript online through the CHS website.
    Pellissippi will also be having a webinar on May 13 at 3:00 to help you navigate the process of signing up for Dual Enrollment. See Pellissippi's website to reserve your spot!
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     Carter High School has gone electronic when ordering transcripts. Please follow this link for more information.

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    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.

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  • College Essay Writing Tips

    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!

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    Need to send school records or transcripts via fax machine?
    Please use 865-932-8108 for the counseling office fax machine.