Welcome to the Powell High School Counseling Department. The counseling department is where enrollment, withdrawals, scheduling, grades and much more takes place. We have four counselors, one senior counselor, one college and career counselor and 3 counselors divided by last name grades 9-11. These counslelors will be happy to assist you and our students in any way possible.
    Powell High School Counseling Department
    2136 W. Emory Road
    Powell, TN 37849
    (865) 938-2171 Main Office
    (865)947-5970 Fax
    Senior School Counselor- Mrs. Emily Lanius ext.74613
     A-G, grade 9-11, School Counselor- Ms. Elizabeth Patt ext.74611
    H-N, grade 9-11, School Counselor- Mrs. Marlo Bales ext.74614
     0-Z, grade 9-11,School Counselor- Mrs. Candi Buffington ext.74612
    Mrs. Taylor
    Senior College and Career Ready Counselor- Mrs. Cassidy Taylor ext.74615
    Counseling Secretary- Mrs. Karen Speegle ext.74610
    ACT Head Coach- Mr. Micaiah Smoker ext.74635
    Graduation Facilitator- Mr. Jim Porter ext.74656


    **Senior News (Senior News letter)link for all scholarships and senior info updated daily please click on link Senior News


    **Student Calendar CLICK HERE

    The PipeLine Program provides the following FREE services to students 9th - 12th grades:

    • Academic Counseling/Advising
    • Tutoring & ACT Prep (Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00)
    • Mentoring
    • Financial Aid Assistance
    • 2 Free ACT Tests
    • College Application Assistance (plus 2 paid application fees up to $100 a piece)
    • College Tours
    • Summer STEM/healthcare career camp at LMU. 

    This is open to any Knox County High School student that has demonstrated an interest in attending post-secondary education or needs assistance in career readiness.

    To apply, please complete the following student/parent applications:

    The virtual student application link is: https://form.jotform.com/201874198803967
    The virtual parent application link is: https://form.jotform.com/201874809498976

    Contact: John Hardebeck at jhardebeck@bgctnv.org or call 865-232-1200

    *Please note that this program is by application base only and limited availibility.
    Mr. Hardebeck's hours at PHS are Monday-Wednesdays, 9-5pm.

    Senior Remind 101!  All seniors, "Class of 2021" and their parents, who wish to receive text messages regarding senior announcements and information can sign up by texting @cehbdd to 81010 or @2cbfc2 to 81010. Just make sure students that you actually read the messages sent :) - Mrs. Taylor
    PHS Counsel has a twitter!  Follow us at @Powell_counsel for updates and information.
    PHS College and Career twitter! Follow us at @PowellHS_CCC

    FAFSA- You may now apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Every student, and at least one parent/guardian, has to have an FSA I.D. and your 2019 tax information in order to complete this application. The FAFSA is your “application” for the TN Promise, the HOPE Scholarship and any other type of state, or federal, financial aid. If you do not fill this out, you will NOT receive any monetary help with your college education. 2021 Graduates can begin to apply for 2021/2022 FAFSA application on October 1st, 2020. Deadline for FAFSA if you are using TN Promise money is Friday, February, 2 2021. http://www.fafsa.gov

    ACT is now a graduation requirement!! If you have NOT taken the ACT yet, and you are a junior, you will be able to take the ACT for free during school hours. More information on dates TBD. You can also receive a fee waiver and eligible to receive the ACT online prep if you received free and reduced lunch. Please see Mrs. Taylor or Coach Smoker for an ACT voucher. Don’t forget to list your choice of 4 schools during your registration process as well. Your ACT scores from this test will not be on your transcripts for a few months, so if you don’t list the schools, and then they need those results, you will have to pay for ACT to send them.
    Attached is our new ACT boot camp sign ups. Please see attached flyer VIRTUAL BOOT CAMP DATES AND REGISTRATION
    Any questions please email our ACT Head Coach Mr. Smoker at micaiah.smoker@knoxschools.org or call 865-938-2171 ext. 74635.
    The ACT test scores are very important for college admission and scholarships!!!  I know it is a hard exam, but if you do not achieve the score you desire then please retake it as many times as you feel necessary to get that desired score!!  Some scholarships start at a composite score of 24-26, but many more are available for scores of 28+.  We have prep books in the guidance office, there are websites that offer helpful tips (google can be your best friend), or there are tutoring courses available for a fee.  Some colleges superscore, but most scholarship opportunities do not, also, some of those scholarships have a December 1st cut off date.  So, give it all you've got, and as soon as possible!!  Below is the new ACT schedule: 
    2020-2021 ACT Test Dates

    Free Senior re-take date is September 22, 2020 for in-person learning students. Virtual Students will take the ACT on Tuesday, October 6. Free Junior ACT date is TBD during school.
    Test Fees are $52.00 for the ACT, if you take the ACT with the writing portion it is $58.50.  There is a late fee of $30.00 if you register during the late registration period.  Current juniors will get to take the exam in school TBD at no charge.  This will be their "free" voucher.  If you are a student on free and reduced lunch you are able to receive two additional vouchers total, at no charge once we verify your eligibility. CLICK HERE for Free/Reduced Lunch VoucherYou are also eligible for the ACT online Prep, just select that option upon check out.  Students need to register themselves at http://www.actstudent.org.  Once an account is set up, you can choose a test date and location.  The school has no way to know what their username and/or password is so please keep a record of what you choose.
    The following ACT/SAT Test Prep websites offer test taking tips, practice test questions, practice ACT or SAT tests, and many other helpful resources.
    ACT Test Prep


    2019-2020 SAT Test Date: HERE

    SAT Test Prep


    Please see the link here for Transcript Request: Transcript Request Form

    There is a $5.00 charge for transcripts, cash or check made out to Powell High School. Students that graduated this year (2020) will not be charged for transcripts until August. Student must be present to request transcripts and if the student is 18 or older they must show a photo ID. Relatives are not allowed to pick up transcripts for students. Please fill out transcript request form link above.
    Powell High School Guidance Department
    2136 W. Emory Road
    Powell, TN 37849
    (865) 938-2171 Main Office


    Contact Persons at Powell High School 865-938-2171

    Mrs. White or Mrs. Raven Raby- Everything Prom liz.white@knoxschools.org or extension 74627 raven.raby@knoxschools.org or extension 74676

    Mrs. Lanius- Verification of Graduation status, transcripts, … emily.lanius@knoxschools.org or extension 74613

    Mrs. Taylor- Mrs. Taylor- Senior exit forms, senior exit meetings (early grads and regular grads), college applications, scholarships, transcripts for scholarships, FAFSA, TN Promise, anything post-secondary. cassidy.taylor@knoxschools.org or extension 74615

    Mr. Porter- Graduation supplies, supplies delivery, Graduation practice, Graduation jim.porter@knoxschools.org or extension 74656

    Mr. Bruce- Mandatory attire for Graduation for Boys greg.bruce@knoxschools.org or extension 74696

    Mrs. Meyer- Mandatory attire for Graduation for Girls beth.meyer@knoxschools.org or extension 74681

    Mrs. Speegle- Senior Debt list/Diploma HOLDs karen.speegle@knoxschools.org or extension 74610

    JOSTENS ordering contact information:

    * 1-800-JOSTENS or 1-800-567-8367

    * www.jostens.com

    Please contact Mrs. Taylor with any questions! Text me on Remind or email me at Cassidy.taylor@knoxschools.org