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Science Hill Counselors

Science Hill Counselors

Science Hill Counselors (left to right): Joe McPherson, Kim Thompson, Holly English, Ryan Goines, Suzanne Reaves, Seth Douglas and Josh Jarnigan.



NEW! Starting with the school year 2022-2023

A - Carpenter - Joe Mcpherson -

Carr - Fi - Kim Thompson -

FL - JE - Dr. Holly English -

Ji - Mc - Ryan Goines -

Me - P - Suzanne Reaves -

Q - Te - Seth Douglas -

Th - Z - Josh Jarnigan -


Internship Opportunities

Science Hill High School – 2nd or 4th block interns needed – Students needed for setting up/cleaning up the coffee shop – ordering supplies, inventory, etc – see your counselor to apply – student attendance and grades will be factored in the application process

JC Convention and Visitors Bureau - (CVB) - This position will provide support to the Visitor Services Specialist at the JC CVB on Buffalo St. The primary responsibilities are: to welcome visitors and provide the information and recommendations necessary to create a memorable visitor experience, maintain the visitor center and support the efforts of the Johnson City Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) as they plan various events in the region.  See your counselor to apply.

Mattern and Craig Engineering and Surveyors - JC branch - 5-6 hours a week that may transition in to an apprenticeship opportunity in the future - more info coming soon. 

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans

In keeping with the mission of the Horatio Alger Association, the scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. The scholarships are given to deserving students and range in award value from $10,000 to $25,000. As a reminder, this scholarship is for high school juniors. Students may apply online Dec. 1 - March 15 at

IMPORTANT: In order for an application to be considered complete, the applicant’s counselor must complete a Certification Form online. Please see your counselor for more information or visit the scholarship link here


2023-24 FAFSA Section-by-Section Videos

The six, 5-minute’ish recordings from the 12th grade family perspective can be found at



Click our Scholarship link under "Important Links" to stay up-to-date on the deadlines and information for scholarships. 

Senior Year Guide 

Attention Seniors! If you would like a step by step guide to help you through senior year, then look no further! has created a in depth guide that will walk you through prepare for life after high school. Click here for more details!


Furthermore, is a great resource for many families and the website contains resources for students of all ages! 


College Application and Exploration Month 


With College application and exploration month beginning this week, we wanted to highlight some resources that may be useful to anyone that might need a little help starting this process. Click here to get started!


TN Promise/FAFSA/College Apps/Career Help

If you are needing help with any of these topics then we have a resource for you! Braylee Polson is our Niswonger Care Rep and she is a guru with all of these topics. If you would like to setup an appointment with her (students or parents)  then scan the QR Code below or send Hello to the phone number below and answer the questions to get connected with Braylee. 

Braylee Info



Dates To Know:
  • October 1, 2022: 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application available at Students and parents will utilize 2021 tax year information to file the 2023-2024 FAFSA.


  • November 1, 2022: Class of 2023 TN Promise application deadline. Students can complete the application now at!



  • December 15, 2022: Deadline to complete the UT Promise application for students that plan to attend a UT System institution fall 2023. The application is open now and can be completed here!
    • To be eligible for UT Promise, students must meet all TN Promise scholarship requirements, apply for UT Promise on our website by December 15, 2022 and apply for admissions at their UT institution of choice by December 15, 2022.
    • You can find all additional UT Promise scholarship requirements by clicking here!


  • December 2022-January 2023: Students will attend their mandatory TN Promise meeting.
    • Meetings have been assigned based on high school – you can find the meeting schedule here. More information will be sent shortly regarding this requirement!
  • March 1, 2023: 2023-2024 TN Promise FAFSA filing deadline for scholarship eligibility.


  • July 3, 2023: Deadline to complete and submit 8 hours of community service to for the fall 2023 term.

Important Links

Get to Know Your Counselor

SHHS Counseling Newsletter 

Parent Resources

Community Service



Financial Aid


Social/Emotional Learning

Local Job Postings

Governor's School Information

Homebase Videos

Internship Opportunities


Our Mission:

  • Emphasizing creativity, inquiry, personal responsibility, and cultural awareness, the Science Hill High School counseling department will graduate students who are prepared to pursue their academic, personal, and professional goals while helping students solve real-world problems through teamwork in order for our graduates to compete successfully in the global marketplace.


Our Vision:

  • By developing a rigorous and relevant counseling program and creating an expectation of success for all students, Science Hill High School counselors will facilitate a learning environment that enables students to use up to date information regarding college admissions, financial aid, and career assessment data to adapt to a competitive and changing global society on an academic, personal, and professional level.