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    Welcome to the Powell High School Counseling Department. The counseling department is where enrollment, withdrawals, scheduling, grades and much more takes place. We have five 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
     
     
    Emily
    Senior School Counselor- Mrs. Emily Lanius ext.74613
     
     
     Liz
     A-G, grade 9-11, School Counselor- Ms. Elizabeth Patt ext.74611
     
     
    Bales
    H-N, grade 9-11, School Counselor- Mrs. Marlo Bales ext.74614
     
     
    0-Z, grade 9-11,School Counselor- Mrs. Pam Parker ext. 74612
    pam.parker@knoxschools.org 
     
     
    Mrs. Taylor
    Senior College and Career Readiness Counselor- Mrs. Cassidy Taylor ext.74615
     
     
     Speegle
    Counseling Secretary- Mrs. Karen Speegle ext.74610
     
     
    Smoker
    ACT Head Coach- Mr. Micaiah Smoker ext.74635
     
     
     Porter
    Graduation Facilitator- Mr. Jim Porter ext.74656
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    AnNOUCEMENTS  
     
    • Regular in-person and virtual grads Senior Exit Form is due to Mrs. Taylor by Friday, April 16, 2021. This must be completed prior to walking at Graduation. 
    • PHS Graduation information CLICK HERE
    • Senior News (Senior News letter)link for all things senior related, including Graduation and Prom. Senior information is updated daily. Senior News Link.  
    • Student/Senior Calendar CLICK HERE
    • Transcript Request: Transcript Request Form
      There is a $5.00 charge for transcripts, cash or check made out to Powell High School. Students that graduate this year (2021) 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
    • 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

    • 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 from Mrs. Taylor.
    • FAFSA is open for 2021 Seniors! Click HERE for all PHS FAFSA information. 2021 Deadline for FAFSA if you are using TN Promise money is Friday, March 1, 2021. http://www.fafsa.gov
    • Junior Class in-person learners will take the ACT for free during school on March 2, 2021. Junior Class virtual learners will take the ACT for free during school on March 30 in the Complex. 
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • ACT 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.
    • Attached is our new ACT boot camp sign ups. Please see link 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.
    • ACT Test Dates ACT REGISTRATION DATES AND DEADLINES
    • 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

    SAT Test Prep

      

    Contacts 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, Class schedules - emily.lanius@knoxschools.org or extension 74613

    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

    Mrs. Beeler- All Senior yearbook and Senior Pictures thing related Cindy.beeler@knoxschools.org or extention 74665

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

    JOSTENS ordering contact information: 1-800-JOSTENS or 1-800-567-8367 or www.jostens.com

    • PHS Counsel has a twitter!  Follow us at @Powell_counsel for updates and information.
    • PHS College and Career twitter! Follow us at @PowellHS_CCC

     

    *Please contact Mrs. Taylor with questions or concerns by texting on Senior Remind or email Cassidy.taylor@knoxschools.org