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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 - 931-692-5421 

Jessica Huntley, Guidance Secretary 

Attention 2018 Seniors and Parents:


The following scholarships are available in Guidance:

Ben Lomand-Foundation for Rural Service

Better Business Bureau of Southeast Tennessee

Coach Pickett Memorial Scholarship

County Trustee "Key to Sucess" Scholarship

Elementary School Alumni Scholarship (North, Pelham, Swiss, Coalmont, Tracy City, Palmer and Monteagle)

Grundy County High School "Class of 1968" Scholarship

Huff and Puff Trucking Business & AutoDiesel Scholarships (Available Feb 15)

Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (MTAR)

Southern Tennessee Ladies' Scholarship

Stan & Thelma Plumlee Scholarship

Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts

Local Scholarships are updated and sent out on REMIND, typically at the start of the second semester.  We do have a few outside of the Guidance Office that students can access.


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 7, 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 25-29.

The Senior ACT Retake will be October 3 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 12 at 1:00 pm. All Seniors  must attend to be eligible for the PROMISE Scholarship. The secondary mandatory Promise meeting is April 12 at 2:00 pm.  

On October 23, we will be having our 1st FAFSA Completion Day.  A representative from TSAC, along with counselors and advisors, will be here until 5 pm to assist students and their families one-on-one to complete their FAFSA.  You will need SS numbers and tax return information for 2016.  Our 2nd FAFSA Completion Day will be January 16, 2018.  This is also the deadline to submit your FAFSA by 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.

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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 @gchs2018 to 81010.  


TEXT ALERT Messaging Service for grades 9-11

To subscribe to the text alerts for Juniors (11th) - text @gchs2019 to 81010, Sophomores (10th) text @gchs2020 to 81010, and Freshmen (9th) text @846daf to 81010