• 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:

    Erin Biddle



    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.


    Dance Team

    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

    Roadrunner Run-Around

    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

    Email: christy.brown@knoxschools.org


    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 School

    Our 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

    November 30th

    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 7
    Volleyball May 24th 2 to 4 and May 25th 10 to 12
    Baseball July 16th and 17th
    See West High School website for more information.


    If interested in West High girls soccer, please send your email address to Coach Nick Kim at nicholas.kim@knoxschools.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 lisa.roberts@knoxschools.org.


    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 Session
    West High School Lecture Hall
    Open House: December 2017
    Time 6:00pm-7:30pm
    ALL 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 shannon.siebe@knoxschools.org with questions.


    One West Night

    Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Click here for informational flyer.