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Science Hill Counselors

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


Johnson City Youth Leadership

Interested in becoming a stronger, more efficient leader?  The Johnson City Youth Leadership program through the Chamber of Commerce is currently taking applications for the next school year.  Students typically meet once a month to nurture leadership potential, practice leadership skills, and get involved in the community.  The deadline for applications and the $50 application fee is Friday, August 13, 2021. ** The physical application form is in the folder wall next to Mr. Jarnigan's office.** 


Registration for SY 2021-2022

Students and Parents, Registration for the SY 2021-2022 is going to open soon. Information that you will need to review for Registration can be found at the link below. Please review the information and videos for how to sign up for next year.

UT Success Academy: University of Tennessee

Attention students who’ve been accepted to the University of Tennessee:  A new program called the UT Success Academy will have its first class this fall.  This program is designed to maximize new first-year Black and Latinx male students’ transition to the Volunteer Community.  This program will have customized classes, community building, and a $2000 annual scholarship.  For more information go to


ASVAB Test- Feb. 3, 2021

If you are interested in taking the ASVAB test, please fill out this link. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The ASVAB will be taken on Feb. 3, in the SHHS Library, starting at 8:00 am. It will take approximately 2.5 hours and is a paper and pencil test format. 

To register, please fill out the form here


PSAT/NMSQT (Sophomores & Juniors)

Science Hill sophomores and juniors. Registration for the Tuesday, January 26th PSAT/NMSQT Exam is now open. Please visit to register. The registration window will close on Thursday, December 3 at 11:59 PM. Students may only take the exam once per year. For more information please speak with your counselor.


Austin Peay Zoom Visit:

Dylan Cross with Austin Peay University is inviting SHHS students to a Zoom Meeting to share information about Austin Peay University in Clarksville, TN.

Time: Feb 3, 2021. 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Meeting ID: 857 7497 5626



U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

SHHS has the opportunity to nominate two seniors to be considered for the U.S. Presidential Scholars program. One senior may be nominated from each school for the general academic component of the program, and one senior may be nominated for the CTE component of the program. 

General Academic Component applicants are based on academic success and perseverance. The program emphasizes the following areas on their application:? 

  • Academic achievement 
  • Leadership skills 
  • Community involvement 
  • Overcoming obstacles  
  • Strong writing skills 

CTE Component applicants are considered based on excellence in career and technical education (CTE). This component emphasizes the following areas on the application: 

  • Academic rigor 
  • Technical competence 
  • Employability skills 
  • Ingenuity and creativity 

Students interested in being considered for one of SHHS’s nominations for either program should turn their resume into their counselor no later than October 30th


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Early Post Secondary Opportunities (EPSOs)

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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.