High School Counselors

  • Secondary school counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population.

    Secondary school counselors do not work in isolation; rather they are integral to the total educational program.

    They provide proactive leadership that engages all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to help the student achieve success in school.

    Professional school counselors align and work with the school’s mission to support the academic achievement of all students as they prepare for the ever-changing world.

    This mission is accomplished through the design, development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive, developmental and systematic school-counseling program.

    The ASCA National Standards in the academic, career, and personal/social domains are the foundation for this work. The ASCA National Model: A Framework For School Counseling Programs, with its data-driven and results-based focus serves as a guide for today’s school counselor who is uniquely trained to implement this program.

Announcements / Upcoming Events


    College Fair 2019

    2019 Knox County Schools College & Career Fair


    The 2019 KCS College & Career Fair will be held Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Jacob Building, 3301 Magnolia Avenue.  

    The College Fair is all about access. Knox County Schools believes that all students should have exposure to college information and hosting a college fair is one way the district brings secondary students to the tables of college representatives.



    For more information, students can check with their school counselor and also visit www.gotocollegefairs.com to preregister.




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  • ACT Test Administration Opportunities for Juniors and Seniors for SY1819

    Juniors -
    • TN Statewide ACT Assessment: In-school on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. This test administration will be open to all Juniors (and Seniors who have never taken the ACT). 
    Seniors -
    • Senior Retake Day: In-school on Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    • TN Statewide ACT Assessment: In-school on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (Seniors who missed all prior opportunities to test at school may also take the ACT for the first time in the spring with Juniors on an in-school, state testing date.)
    ACT Fee Waiver Program - Students (Juniors or Seniors), regardless of previous ACT participation, who meet ACT’s guidelines for “economically disadvantaged” may request up to two fee waivers from ACT to take the test on a national test date free of charge. Students should check with the school counselors for details. 
    Visit the Knox Schools Assessment Pages for more details.
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