High School Information for Current (2017-2018) 8th Graders.
This webpage will be updated as information is received.
Last updated: 5/16/18
Tuesday February 27 from 8:30-10:30: all 8th Grade students will meet with their zoned high school counselors to discuss registration.
Wednesday February 28 from 8:30-11:00: all 8th Grade students zoned for Karns High School will go to Karns to visit.
Friday March 2 from 8:30-11:00: all 8th Grade students zoned for West, Bearden, and Fulton High School will go to visit.
Knox County Schools Magnet High Schools
- Austin East Magnet High School - Performing Arts
- Career Magnet Academy - Work Certifications and associates degree from PSCC
- Fulton Magnet School of Communications (FulCom) - Media and Communications
- STEM Academy - a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
- West High School - International Baccalaureate
Click here for KCS Magnet Schools information.
Bearden High School
Bearden High School Volleyball Tryouts
May 24th and 25th
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bearden High Gymnasium
Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Is Required For Tryouts
The physical form can be found on the Knox County Schools website under the Athletics tab
For More Information Contact:
Bearden High School Percussion
Audition Preparation Clinics: May 7th, 9th, and 14th.
4-6pm at West Valley Middle School.
Ask your Band Director for an Audition Packet.
Auditions will occur on May 16th at Bearden High School.
Students interested in being part of Bearden High Schools Colorguard Program should go to the WVMS band room on Thursdays, April 12th and 19th from 6:15-7:15.
Rising 9th graders who are interested in trying out for basketball at Bearden High School should get an information packet about tryouts and summer basketball from Coach Zorio (BMS room 209).
Bearden High School girls soccer meeting for returning players and those interested in playing soccer for the Lady Bulldogs is March 27th at 6:30pm in the BHS cafeteria. Attendance is HIGHLY recommended... Get the opportunity to meet the coaches and returning players. Receive paperwork, medical/physical form and fundraising packet. They need your contact information to keep you updated with preseason news and events.
Bearden High School invites future Bulldawgs and their parents to see the school, hear about the various courses, and meet athletic and club sponsors at BHS Eighth Grade Night on Monday, March 5th from 6 - 8 pm. Rising freshman are welcome to Bearden High School Marching Band Kick-off Night on March 22nd. Wind players, percussion and color guard will be represented.
Mandatory Parent Meeting, March 1st, 4:30-5:00
Pre Try-Out Clinic, March 1st, 5:00-7:00
Meeting and Clinic held at the BHS Gym and Dance Room
Flyers available in the main office.
Cal Jennifer Jacoby at 865/742-5416 with questions.
Austin-East Magnet High School
Experience magnet programs first hand!
Saturday, February 17th
For more information, contact Brittany Newcomb at 865/594-3792
Fulton High School
Lady Falcons Soccer
Free physicals on April 30th at 3:30 in the Fulton gym by the weight room.
1st day of practice begins July 23rd from 9-11am.
For more information contact Christy Brown at Fulton High School.
Phone: 865-594-1240 ext 1318
Official 8th Grade Visit to Fulton on Friday, March 2 from 9:00-11:30.We know it can be difficult for some schools to get here by 9, so we'll build in a little soft start time to accommodate that for everyone. We will end our activities by 11:15 to allow time to load busses and depart back to your schools by 11:30.We are also planning two Parent Night opportunities on Tuesday, April 3 from 6:00-7:00 and Wednesday, April 4 from 5:00-6:00.
Open House will take place at Fulton on January 30 from 6-8.
Saturday Sneak Peek event on February 3 for students who pre-register on our webpage or by calling the school to sign up in advance.
Click here for informtional letter.
Karns High SchoolOur 8th grade students, zoned for Karns High, will visit on February 28th from 9:00 - 11:00. Permission slips will be sent home for our zoned students.
L&N STEM Academy
Fall Magnet Showcase
Click here for informational flyer.
West High School
Below is try-out information for some of the sports available at West High..Boy’s basketball May 24th 4:00pm (*This is a corrected date and time. Revision made to website on 5/14/18.)Softball May 29th and 31st from 5 to 7Volleyball May 24th 2 to 4 and May 25th 10 to 12Baseball July 16th and 17thSee West High School website for more information.
If interested in West High girls soccer, please send your email address to Coach Nick Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org so that you are added to informational emails.
West High needs to stop shadowing soon due to testing. 8th graders who are going to West and are interested in shadowing a West student for a day must request their date by March 30 and all shadow days must be completed by April 6. Interested students/families should reach out to Lisa Roberts at West High at email@example.com.
Cheerleading Tryout Information
Click here for informtational flyer
When? Information Meeting: April 6, 2018
Clinics: April 23 & 24, 2018 (4pm-5:30pm)
Tryouts: April 25, 2018 (4pm-until complete)
What should I bring/wear? ● An Up To Date Physical ● Cheer Shoes ● T-shirt and Shorts
Rising 9th Grade Parent Night
Tuesday, April 3rd, from 5:30-6:30 PM.
All families of rising 9th grade students are invited. There will be refreshments provided by the PTSO, information on all the great things that West has to offer, a short presentation in the main auditorium, and an activity fair in the auditorium lobby. All are welcome!IB Open House Information SessionWest High School Lecture HallOpen House: December 2017Time 6:00pm-7:30pmALL rising 8th graders, whether zoned or applying for magnet transfer, are invited to come hear all about what IB looks like at West. Some IB teachers will be there to discuss their IBDP coursework in detail. We will discuss MYP, DP and the transfer process. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
One West NightThursday, November 30, 2017Click here for informational flyer.