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    2022 Governor's Schools

    The Tennessee Governor's Schools provide eleven challenging and high-intensity programs for rising 11th and 12th grade students nominated by high school faculty. Each school offers a unique learning environment for students interested in the arts, humanities, agriculture science, STEM programs, advanced mathematics, physics, leadership, international studies, Tennessee history, or potential teaching careers. Students interested in participating in a Governor's School should obtain the application from a high school administrator, school counselor, or other faculty member. Applications, submission information, and critical deadlines will be posted on the webpages of each individual Governor’s Schools site.  Please see your counselor if you are interested in this opportunity.  The application takes some time to complete so please see your counselor at least two weeks before the deadline.  For more information visit State of Tennessee Governor's School Website.


    Governor's School Student Application Deadline     Location and Date  

    Agricultural Sciences (Application)

    January 15, 2022

    University of Tennessee Martin, May 28 - June 24, 2022


    Arts (Application)

    December 1, 2021

    Middle Tennessee State University, June 4 - June 25, 2022


    Technological Innovation and Business Leadership Technology (Application)

    January 15, 2022

    Tennessee Technical University, June 5 - July 2, 2022


    Computational Physics (Application)

    January 15, 2022

    Austin Peay State University, June 5 – June 24, 2022


    Emerging Technologies (Application)

    January 15, 2022

    Tennessee Technological University, June 4 – July 1, 2022


    Humanities (Application)

    January 15, 2022

    University of Tennessee Martin, June 5 - July 1, 2022


    Integration of Biological & Statistical Sciences (Application)

    January 15, 2022

    East Tennessee State University, May 29 - July 1, 2022


    International Studies (Application)

    January 15, 2022

    University of Memphis, June 4 - July 2, 2022


    Prospective Teachers (Application)

    January 15, 2022

    University of Tennessee Chattanooga, May 27 - June 24, 2022


    The Sciences & Engineering (Application)

    January 15, 2022

    University of Tennessee Knoxville, May 29 - June 25, 2022


    Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage (Application)

    January 15, 2022

    East Tennessee State University, May 29 - June 24, 2022




    FAFSA logo

    To fill out your FAFSA make sure to use the link above or go to fafsa.gov.

    Here are some helpful links to FAFSA resources  tnAchieves FAFSA and College For TN FAFSA

    Below are step by step videos for completing your 2022-2023 FAFSA.

    How to Create an FSA ID

    How to Complete the FAFSA, Part 1

    How to Complete the FAFSA, Part 2

    How to Complete the FAFSA, Part 3

    How to Complete the FAFSA, Part 4

    How to Complete the FAFSA, Part 5



    Need Help?  Contact 2-1-1

    Need help finding resources?  Contact 2-1-1 is an organization assisting Northeast Tennessee.  They can help with abuse, loneliness, depression, temporary financial assistance, medical direction, support group information, crisis intervention, senior assurance calls, volunteer opportunities and much more.  They work with over 600 community agencies that can meet your needs. Families can contact 211 by Calling - (423) 246-2273, Texting – 898211, or Clicking - Contact211NETN.org. They are open Monday through Friday 9 am to 9 pm.  Voice messages left after hours will be returned the next business day. Services are free and confidential.




    • BY NOV 1, 2021 - APPLY to the Tennessee Promise Scholarship Program


    • Starting OCT 1st, 2021 - FILE the 2022-23 FAFSA using 2020 tax records.


    • Students attend mandatory meeting at DBHS December 8th @ 9:00am.


    • FALL - Apply to community/technical college


    • BETWEEN NOV 1, 2021 and BY JULY 1, 2022 - Complete and SUBMIT your first 8 hours of community service. Guidelines will be presented at meeting.


    Here are some helpful videos explaining TN Promise

    TN Promise

    TN Promise Application How-To

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