College Access

Tennessee Promise

To Remain Eligible

Apply to the Tennessee Promise program at Tennessee Promise Website

(online application available August 2023) 

Apply for admission to a community college or a TN College of Applied Technology (TCAT)

(Contact your College to see if they participate in College Application and Exploration Week and waive admission fees) 

Complete 2023-2024 FAFSA at FAFSA Website  

(2023-2024 FAFSA applications available December (TDB by DOE), 2023).

Complete 8 hours of community service, after November 1, 2023 but no later than June 30th  2024. 

College/Military Visits 

Students must request permission at least one week prior to the scheduled visit. Junior and Seniors will be allowed two days during the academic year. View link below for all requirements. 

Click here: Henry County High School College/Military Visit Day Request

Not sure what careers you're wanting?? Try this: College for TN Website

Log in, click on "learn about yourself", click "Begin" on "What are your interests?". Answer honestly to get the most accurate results. 

Military Career Opportunities

Jobs in the military vary in the type of work as well as level of responsibility, yet each job is essential to accomplish the overall mission of defending our country. Explore the different types of career opportunities

Reseve Officer Training Corps. (ROTC) Programs-an alternative to enlistment. 

More information about ROTC is available on these websites:

Training ROTC or ROTC Programs


Gear Up TN

Seniors at HCHS will receive district services that will help them prepare for college and apply to postsecondary programs. Services will include one-on-one mentoring, tutoring, college visits and financial aid counseling. GEAR UP Tennessee will also provide students across the state with college and financial resources including a college access and success website.

Call Me Mister at UTM

The Call Me Mister program strives to increase the pool of available teachers from a more diverse background. It is a teacher leadership program that provides the participants with the tools necessary to succeed as pre-service teachers. With the preparation and support from the Call Me Mister program, students will go on to pursue successful careers in elementary and middle schools in Tennessee. See the attachment below for more information.

University Headquarters

University Headquarters is a great resource to help with your research of careers and colleges in Tennessee.  Go to the following link to access University Headquarters

Academic Common Market

Looking for a college degree not offered in your state and don't want to pay out-of-state tuition prices? The Academic Common Market may be able to help. Many students qualify for in-state tuition to study in other states. Go to the Academic Common Market Program file attached or to the following for more information:

Our counselors are available for your questions:

John Norwood - GEAR UP TN College Site Coordinator and Advisor
Phone # 731-642-5232 Ext. 2440
Email John Norwood

Becky Bullion - School Counselor (Last Name G-O)
Phone# 731-642-5232 Ext. 2406
Email Becky Bullion

Angela Yearry - School Counselor (Last Name P-Z)
Phone# 731-642-5232 Ext. 2403
Email Angela Yearry

ACT Dates