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ACT Senior Retake-Tuesday, October 3

Any senior who wishes to retake the ACT on Tuesday, October 3 must turn in a form to Mrs. Emmette in E220 by the following dates: 

  • August 16 if you plan to test with accommodations
  • August 23 if you are testing with no accommodations (regular time limits).

D-B Testing Dates

Fall 2017

August 15- ACT Practice Test for all juniors

October 3- ACT Senior Retake

October 11-PSAT (optional test for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders)

November 28-TNReady English 1 Subpart I; U.S. History Subpart 1

November 29-TNReady English II Subpart 1; English III Subpart 1

November 30-TNReady U.S. History Subparts 2-3

December 1-Makeup Day

December 4- TNReady English I, II, III Subpart 2, Geometry 1B Subpart 1

December 5-TNReady English I, II, III Subpart 3, Geometry 1B Subpart 2

December 6- TNReady English I, II, III Subpart 4, Geometry 1B Subpart 3

December 7-Biology and Chemistry EOC

December 8-Makeup Day

Spring 2018

April 3- ACT for juniors

April 16-TNReady English III Subpart 1

April 17-TNReady English II Subpart 1

April 18-TNReady English I Subpart 1

April 19-U.S. History Subpart 1

April 20- Makeup Day

April 23- TNReady English I, II, III Subpart 2

April 24- TNReady English I, II, III Subpart 3

April 25-TNReady English I, II, III Subpart 4

April 26- TNReady U.S. History Subparts 2-3

April 27- Makeup Day

April 30- TNReady Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry Subpart 1

May 1- TNReady Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry Subpart 2

May 2- TNReady Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry Subpart 3

May 3- Biology and Chemistry EOC

May 4- Makeup Day







An ACT resource guide has been put together  to help parents and students better prepare the ACT assessment, as well as to better understand their ACT results.  The guide should also be help your child as they prepare for retaking the ACT during the summer or next fall.   You can access the resource guide through the following link:  







Thursday, August 31, 2017

Freedom Hall Civic Center (Johnson City)

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 


Any junior and senior who wants to attend the Tri-Cities College fair on August 31 at Freedom Hall from 9:00 am -10:00 am can pick up a permission form in the Counseling office and return it by August 24th.









Roan Scholars Leadership Program at East Tennessee State University


Nomination applications are now available for the Roan Scholars Program at ETSU.  The Roan is one of ETSU’s most distinguished merit scholarships, covering full tuition and fees and providing allowances for both room and board and textbooks.  Just as significantly, throughout their time at ETSU, Roan Scholars have access to special workshops and seminars, internships and travel.


Scholars are selected based on leadership ability, intellectual curiosity, strong character, and evidence of a physically-active lifestyle.   


Applications are available here online or in the Scholarship Box in the Counseling Office.


Deadline to submit application to the Counseling Office: Wednesday, September 13, 2017










SENIORS:  Dobyns-Bennett may nominate two seniors for the 2017 Niswonger Foundation Scholarship.  The Niswonger Foundation is looking for “well-rounded students who demonstrate strength of character as well as academic skills.”  It is important to note the major criteria for this scholarship:  demonstrated leadership ability, good character, intelligence, family financial need (relative to schools to which the student is applying), and commitment to return to and serve Northeast Tennessee.  This scholarship may be used to attend any college or university in the United States.  As a result, if chosen as a Niswonger Scholar, students must sign a contract pledging to return to this region in the future to pursue whatever career path they have chosen.  Application forms are currently available below or in the Counseling Office scholarship box.  Return to the Counseling Office by Sept. 11, 2017.

Counseling Office
(423) 378-8409
(423) 378-8489 (fax)


Tri-Cities Financial Aid Night

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


ETSU D.P. Culp Center




TN Promise Scholarship 

The Class of 2018 TN Promise application will open for completion on August 1, 2017.

Application and information available at

Students will have until November 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM to complete the scholarship application in order to become eligible.

The first mandatory meeting will take place on Thursday, October 5 at 9:00 in the cafeteria.