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Senior/Parent Orientation. Amanda Cross & Amber Tritt Counselors South Gibson County High School. PACKET OF INFORMATION. College Fair Permission Form Sept 10 th at GCHS. This is your notification. Please sign and return only if you do NOT want your child to attend.

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Senior parent orientation

Senior/Parent Orientation

Amanda Cross & Amber Tritt


South Gibson County High School

Packet of information

  • College Fair Permission Form

  • Sept 10th at GCHS. This is your notification. Please sign and return only if you do NOT want your child to attend.

  • Ready Core Curriculum. These are the graduation requirements.

  • Transcript

  • Tennessee Scholar


  • Check your child’s transcript. Make sure it is accurate.

  • Check your child’s transcript against the graduation requirements. Make sure your child has or is taking everything he/she needs for graduation.

  • You will see two GPAs and a rank.

Diploma types
Diploma Types

  • Regular Diploma – have met all requirements set forth by the State of Tennessee

  • Distinction Diploma – will be awarded to students who attain a B average and complete one of 8 options (specifics on page 40 of handbook), one of which is students who earn 12 or more semester hours of college credit.

  • Honors Diploma - will be awarded to students who score at or above all of the subject area readiness benchmarks on the ACT

  • Distinguished Scholar Diploma – will be awarded to students who complete an all honors curriculum (specifics on page 41 of handbook) and maintain an eight semester average of 93.0.

Frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions

  • Planning For College and Scholarship Search

  • Senior Concerns

  • Wheel of Funding


  • All Seniors tested last year in March, but may need to test again…..

  • Please see insert for future test dates and registration deadlines.

Act benchmarks
ACT Benchmarks

  • ACT Benchmarks

    English 18 Reading 22

    Math 22 Science 23

    Students who meet a benchmark on the ACT have approximately a 50% chance of earning a B or better and approximately a 75% chance or better of earning a C or better in the corresponding college course.

Filling out scholarship applications
Filling Out Scholarship Applications

  • Any scholarship information received at SGC will be:

  • Announced over the PA for several days—

    Please listen to the daily announcements

    2) Posted on our school’s website

    Local Scholarships usually become available

    in the Winter/Spring.

    3) Posted on scholarship bulletin board

    4) Printed on the 4 senior newsletters


  • Colleges/Post secondary institutions are the best source of scholarships.








  • Your parent’s employer sometimes will give a scholarship to a graduating senior

Coming attractions
Coming Attractions

  • Ms. Beverly Vos will be here in January to help any student fill out the FAFSA

  • Job Shadowing, March 14, 2014 (permission form required)

  • There will be 4 senior newsletters sent home throughout the school year. The first one will be late September/early October. This will also be posted on our website.


  • Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • 7 p.m.

  • Football Stadium

Tels tennessee education lottery scholarship
TELS (Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship)

  • How to apply

    First step is to get a PIN # at

    Fill out your FAFSA ASAP after January 1, 2014! It is free to fill out the FAFSA. Go to Never pay to fill out FAFSA.

    •Hope, Aspire, Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills

    Grant, General Assembly Merit, HOPE Access


    •Know the renewal criteria!

Questions and answers
Questions and Answers

Will now turn it over to Mr. Stephen Moten for financial aid information.