Guidance

Welcome to Gate City High School Guidance Department

Visit the guidance office to get information on class schedules, grades, colleges, and scholarships.

Guidance News:

East Tennessee State University is excited to announce a huge reduction in out-of-state tuition! ETSU is now competitive with the cost of college options in your home state. • Residents of Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia can attend ETSU for just $10,500 per year.To celebrate the launch of the new tuition rate, throughout November ETSU is waiving the admission application fee for out-of-state students. Students can apply to ETSU for FREE. Students can use this code to bypass the normal fee in the online application: ETSUfree This code will work until Monday, November 30, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Information about the Eastman Ready2Work Program for Juniors


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards/Honoring Youth Volunteers Since 1995 - Click here to apply


From MECC: Information for students planning to pursue education beyond an Associate's degree. Virtual Transfer Fair coming next week. There are a large number of transfer institutions participating, and the fair will be delivered in Zoom. Students can register to join any session that they'd like to participate in. Click on the link below to register.
www.mecc.edu/transfer


FREE MECC College Success Skills Class

SDV 100- DW82 (48398) Running from 10/19 through 12/11 completely online and asynchronous. 

This course is perfect for 10th grade students just starting their dual enrollment career, and for juniors/seniors who have a goal of completing either the General Education Certificate or General Studies Associate Degree. This course is a requirement for both programs. It will provide with the knowledge and skills to be a successful college student. 

Please see the guidance office for registration.

FREE NASA OPPORTUNITIES FOR VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following FREE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) opportunities for Virginia high school students in grades 10 through 12.

10TH GRADE
Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS)
– Online course for 10th grade students focusing on missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a week-long summer academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. http://vsgc.odu.edu/spacecoast/

11TH AND 12TH GRADE
Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) – Online course for 11th and 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to the Moon and on to Mars with a week-long summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center. Students can earn up to four free dual enrollment college credits.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/

11TH AND 12TH GRADE
Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS)
– This interactive online earth system science course for 11th and 12th grade students features NASA scientific research and data. Students can earn up to five dual enrollment college credits and can also be selected to attend a summer academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS

Our online course applications are OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 25th for 10th – 12th grade students to apply. Each program also hires a cohort of Master Teachers to grade student work in our virtual environment. Teachers, please refer to each program’s website for details on becoming a paid Master Teacher!

    

2020/2021 Gate City High School Curriculum Guide (Click to view brochure)

 

TN/VA Scholars Requirements

CREDITS

COURSES

4

English

4

Mathematics (Alg I, II, Geom. & 1 higher level)

3

Science (Bio I & 2 other lab sciences)

3

Social Studies

1

Computer Course

1

Wellness

1

Fine Art

2

Foreign Language Courses in the same language

2

Technical Courses in the same technical track

 

 

 

Additional requirements:

  • 80 hours of community service

  • Overall “C” in required courses

  • No more than 36 days absent in grades 9-12

  • No Out of School Suspensions

  • Successfully passing SOL’s needed for graduation

  • Computer course may count as 1 CTE credit

AIMS-Mountain Empire Community College Requirements

CREDITS

COURSES

4

English

4

Mathematics (Alg I, II, Geom. & 1 higher level)

3

Science ( Bio I and 2 other lab sciences)

3

Social Studies

1

Computer Course

2

Choose Foreign Language or Technical Courses (both not required)

2

See note above for Foreign Language

Additional requirements:

  • 20 hours of community service

  • Overall “C” in required courses

  • No more than 36 days absent in grades 9-12

  • No Out of School Suspensions

  • Successfully passing SOL’s needed for graduation

  • Must be a Virginia resident in order to qualify for the AIMS Scholarship


Mountain Empire Community College Dual Enrollment Student/Parent Guide

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium would like to share the following information about the following FREE NASA-related programs for Virginia's high school students interested in STEM.

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is a NASA-based program for 11th grade students and STEM teachers who are interested in aerospace-related science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM). This course focuses on space mission design and human space flight. Master Teacher positions are available.

Virginia Earth Systems Science Scholars (VESSS) is a NASA-based program for 11th/12th grade students and STEM teachers who are interested in Earth Systems Science-related science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM). This course focuses on Earth Systems Science and the NASA mission that help study these topics. Master Teacher positions are available.

Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a NASA-based STEM program for 10th grade students who are interested in NASA’s space, Earth, and airborne science-related missions managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Master Teacher positions are available.


SAT Registration

The SAT is given six times a year from October to June. In November and March, it is given at GCHS. It is given at schools around the area on other test dates; Dobyns-Bennett High School is the nearest location. Registration packets are available in the guidance office, or check out the College Board's web site at http://www.collegeboard.org to register online.

 

Community Service Hours Form

College Mentoring Program

Community Service Hours Opportunity at Madison House

Community Service Hours Opportunity at Second Harvest Food Bank

Eastman Ready2Work Program

Hungry for Reading Program - Volunteers Needed

Virtual Virginia