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Donna Jones, Ph.D., Counselor (Grades 10 & 12) Email Icon Email
  Matthew Butner, M.Ed., Counselor (Grades 9 & 11) Email Icon Email

GCHS College Advisor  - Mrs. Jama King

 Welcome to the GCHS Guidance Office

Grundy County High School

24970 SR 108

Coalmont, TN 37313

Phone - 931-692-5411

Fax - 931-259-4767

Jessica Huntley, Guidance Secretary (

Attention 2019 Seniors and Parents:


LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS are available in the Counseling Office and with these links:



American Welding Society (AWS) Scholarship 

Better Business Bureau Scholarship

County Trustee "Key to Success" Scholarship

Elementary School Alumni Scholarships

GCHS "Class of 1968" Memorial Scholarship

Grundy Proud ~ College Bound Scholarship

Lakeside Collision Scholarship

Mary Phillips Kirby-Smith Award Scholarship

Middle TN Association of Realtors (MTAR) Scholarship

Monteagle Elementary Alumni Scholarship

Southern TN Ladies' Society Scholarship Foundation

Stan & Thelma Plumlee Scholarship

TN Society of Professional Engineers~ Robert L. Young Scholarship






TN Promise Student Handbook for 2019 Graduates and the TN Promise Parent Handbook is located under "Presentations" above





On August 28, all Seniors will be filling out the TN Promise application online during their English classes.  We want 100% again this year!!

On September 6, Seniors will have an opportunity to take a field trip to Motlow State Community College for a College Fair and meet with a representative about finacial aid and state scholarships.

Seniors will be filling out College Apps during College App Week (September 17-21)

     College App/FSA ID - Library September 17

     College App/FSA ID - Room 17 September 18

     Classroom Guidance (9th grade) English Classes

     Wear your favorite College T-Shirt Day - September 20

     Senior College/Career/Financial Aid Summit - 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm




The FAFSA Application opens on OCTOBER 1st.  You may apply and submit your application anytime between October 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019 to stay eligible for the TN Promise and HOPE Lottery Scholarships.  We recommend you fill out the FAFSA and submit it as soon as possible.  


The Senior ACT Retake will be   October 30     from 8-12 (approx).  All seniors must take the ACT to graduate from high school.  Practice test information can be found at or

The first Mandatory Promise Meeting is scheduled for October 2 at 2:00 pm. All Seniors  must attend to be eligible for the PROMISE Scholarship.    

On     October 3      we will be having our FAFSA FRENZY.  A representative from TSAC, along with counselors and advisors, will be here until 4 pm to assist students and their families one-on-one to complete their FAFSA.  You will need SS numbers and tax return information for 2017. 

2nd FAFSA FRENZY on November 12 from 1- 5 pm

3rd FAFSA FRENZY on DECEMBER 17 from 1-4 pm



The deadline to submit your FAFSA by February 1, 2019 @ 11 pm.  to be eligible for the TN Promise and HOPE Lottery Scholarships.


All students should register at College For TN at to set up a free account and identify their best matches for college, career, major, scholarships and more.



Come to Guidance Office for more information and applications.

                           Join our text alerts:                                    

TEXT ALERT Messaging Service for Seniors

Parents and Students can sign up for Senior text alerts from the guidance office. They will notify you of scholarships, deadlines, meetings and all important announcements. To sign up text @gchs2019 to 81010.  


TEXT ALERT Messaging Service for Juniors

To subscribe to the text alerts for Juniors (11th) - @gchs2020 to 81010,