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Phone Number 615-735-9219 EXT # 2021

Fax Number 615-735-8268

  • All students in grades 9-12 are eligible to complete in the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. Chapter winners will have a chance to compete in the state and national contests. National winners will earn awards ranging from $300-$1200. For more information, please see guidance. 
  • The American Legion Oratorical Contest is open to any student in grades 9-12. Students must prepare and deliver an 8-10 minute speech on some aspect of the Constitution. State and national winners may receive scholarships from $1500-$18,000. Details are in guidance office. 
  • On September 28,2018, students in grades 11th-12th will have the opportunity to attend career day from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at the Smith County Ag Center. Students in 9th & 10th grades will attend from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. They will be transported by bus to the Ag Center. Over seventy booths will be available to offer students information about various careers and post secondary institutions. Students must have a signed in-county field trip permission form which was included with the registration packets at the beginning of the school year to attend. If not, please sign one BEFORE career day in order for your child to participate in field trips within the county. Students who do not have a permission slip will not be allowed to attend. 
  • The PSAT/NMSQT will be given at SCHS on Oct. 10 from 8-12. Sophomores and juniors may take this test as practice for college entrance exams, and juniors may qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program by taking this exam. Students must pay $16 (cash only) in the guidance office. Students will receive a practice booklet and additional information about the test and will complete an answer sheet prior to the test. Please register as early as possible because a limited number of exams are available.