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College and Career Night  

The Rhea County High School Counseling Office will be hosting its annual College and Career night on, Monday, March 12th, from 5:30–7:30 pm. Representatives from area colleges, technical schools, and military branches will be available in the Gymnasium to distribute brochures, discuss scholarship options, and provide other information about their schools and organizations. We will soon post a list of the organizations that will be represented. This is an excellent chance to meet with these representatives all in one place—all students and parents are welcome to attend!

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Early College Meeting  

On March 21st at 4pm there will be a meeting for parents and students for those interested in taking Early College classes in the 11th or 12th grade (i.e. English DE, Math DE). Sara Jackson from Chattanooga State will present about class offerings, DE grant, and registration and payment information.

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Junior Parent/Student Meeting  

On March 21st at 5pm, Rita Turchetta with Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) will present on the college and financial aid process, including TN Promise, FAFSA, HOPE Scholarship, grants and loans. This meeting is VERY important for all junior parents and students to attend (for technical school, community college, or 4 year college/university bound students.)

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How to get an Honors Tassel  

Gold – You must graduate with Honors AND Distinction.
White – You must graduate with Distinction.
Blue – You must graduate with Honors.

Honors – Student has achieved a 3.0 GPA and has met all ACT Benchmarks. ACT Benchmarks for Seniors Class of 2019 are:

  • English: 18
  • Math: 22
  • Reading: 22
  • Science: 23

Distinction – Student has achieved a 3.0 GPA and has met at least one of the following:

  • Student has participated in Tennessee Governor’s School
  • Student is a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist
  • Student has received a 31 or better on the ACT
  • Student has earned 12 or more credit hours through dual enrollment
  • Student has received industrial certification
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