CCCHS is one of 30 high schools across the state who will receive an Advise TN college advisor who will work full time to ensure that all students have the information and support needed to access college opportunities.
“The Advise TN partner schools are a diverse and exciting group of high schools,” said Mike Krause, Executive Director of THEC. “What each school brings to the Advise TN program is a strong commitment to partnership and a relentless dedication to helping students access higher education opportunities.”
Over 100 schools participated in the Advise TN application process, which included a proposal, letters of support from the community and a team meeting between key CCCHS staff members and the THEC.
“We are excited to have been selected as one of the Advise TN partner schools,” said CCCHS Principal Steve Wenning. “This new position will be very beneficial to our students as they navigate the transition from high school to college.”
The Advise TN college advisor will work closely with CCCHS counselors Beth Campbell and Brandi Lunsford to provide services to students and build upon work already being done at the school.
The college advisor will officially join the CCCHS team in October after having completed rigorous training on best practices in financial aid, college and career advising and mentoring.
Advise TN will serve approximately 14,000 junior and senior students statewide during the 2016-2017 school year with individual college advising, career exploration activities and support in applying for financial aid and scholarships.