October 2023 News

October 30th, 2023

NEHS Picture Retake Day

Student Picture Retake Day

Thursday, November 16

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October 27th, 2023

NE Financial Aid Night

Parents and Seniors please join us for this important financial aid informational evening!  Getting your Senior ready for the next step after graduation may lead to questions, so this is the perfect opportunity to speak to qualified staff on FAFSA, FSAID and Scholarships!  Bring your laptop and your senior!

Wednesday, November 8 at 6:00pm

Northeast High School Library

3701 Trenton Road

Clarksville, TN

October 27th, 2023

Tennessee Tech Scholarship Information

TN Tech recently received a grant from the NSF for these scholarships. The program is called S-STEM: Onboarding Rural Area Mathematicians and Professionals in Science (ON-RAMPS).

We are recruiting academically promising students with financial need and an interest in pursuing one of the five STEM majors. This scholarship fulfills a student’s unmet need to the last dollar, and it will offer many academic supports and multi-layered mentoring, as well as laptops for each recipient.

The preferred criteria for participant selection are outlined below. Each graduating high school senior must have:

  1. A minimum of one letter of recommendation from a high school STEM teacher
  2. A short essay outlining their interest in STEM and desired career options
  3. A minimum high school unweighted GPA of 3.0
  4. A minimum ACT score of 24
  5. A transcript showing completion of at least two lab science courses and four math classes in high school

In addition to the above requirements, students must also demonstrate financial need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education rules for need-based Federal Financial Aid, which means that all applicants must complete a FAFSA application. Scholarship recipients must qualify as low-income as defined by Tennessee Tech, which means that recipients must be Pell-eligible. Also, the recipients must be citizens of the United States, nationals of the United States, aliens admitted as refugees under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

The priority deadline for consideration for this scholarship at Tech is December 15, 2023.


October 19th, 2023

TISA Accountability Plan Feedback

In 2022, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a new law to establish the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement funding formula, otherwise known as TISA. One of the requirements of this law is that districts will create accountability plans to ensure that planned expenditures with our funds align with our goals for improving student achievement as a District. Please click here to review the District’s plan and provide your feedback on this plan.

October 16th, 2023

NCAA Eligibility Information Meeting

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College-bound student athletes please plan on attending this very important eligibility information meeting Wednesday, October 18 from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Location:  CMCSS Central Services South

1312 Highway 48/13

(Hickory Rooms B & C)

Clarksville, TN

October 4th, 2023

FAFSA and TN Promise Information for 2024

STOP. DROP. FAFSA Event – January 29 – February 2
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

All CMCSS high schools will host a Stop, Drop, FAFSA event between January 29 – February 2, 2024. School leaders will help students understand the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process, answer questions regarding the application, and assist with the next steps.

Confusion surrounding the FAFSA application process is one of the most common reasons students do not fill out the forms. School leaders encourage all CMCSS Seniors to complete the application to know of any available aid. Many colleges, universities, and technical schools require completion of the FAFSA as part of the admission process, whether students qualify or not. The TN Promise requires completion of the application by April 15, 2024.

For families who may have questions or need additional assistance understanding the application process, CMCSS has several helpful resources.

There are major changes and improvements to the 2024-2025 FAFSA form. Families can find information from studentaid.gov concerning the new 2024-2025 FAFSA.

For families who may have questions or need additional assistance understanding the application process, CMCSS has several helpful resources.

Help for Families

Phone Helpline: Students can call and speak with a live person who can provide assistance regarding the application process. Live support is available by calling 931-553-1189 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on the following days: January 31, February 1, 2, 2024.

Email Helpline: Parents and students can email [email protected] where they will be connected with Becky Padgett, Leslie Parreco, and Chris Pugh for help and guidance.

Text Helpline: Students and parents can text FAFSA to 335577 to receive mobile support from “Get Schooled.” The mobile program assists students with a variety of services.

NSCC FAFSA Parent Night Info

Video Tutorials: Assistance is available from collegefortn.org with a video instructional series.

Prior to Filling out the FAFSA: How to Create an FSA ID

Antes de completar la FAFSA 2024-2025: Cómo crear una FAFSA ID

Part 1: Introduction to the 2024-2025 FAFSA Student Application

Part 2: Student Personal Circumstances

Part 3: Student Demographics

Part 4: Student Financials & Colleges

Part 5: Parent Application

Part 6: Parent Demographics

Family Webinars: Family webinars are offered every Monday night at 6:30 (CST) from January 8 to March 25, 2024. Access the webinar link here. The THEC/TSAC Outreach team will conduct a live demonstration of the 2024–25 FAFSA. If you have questions about completing the FAFSA or simply want to watch a demonstration of completing the FAFSA before tackling it yourself, please register for the Monday night that works best with your schedule.

Email Support: Families can receive support from the state FAFSA support team ([email protected]) or the CMCSS FAFSA support team ([email protected].)

TN Promise

CMCSS Seniors may be eligible to apply for the TN Promise. As explained by the TN Higher Education Commission & Student Assistance Corporation, “Tennessee resident/U.S. citizen/eligible non-citizen/students who graduate from an eligible high school, homeschool, or earn a GED/HISET (prior to 19th birthday) can receive an award at an eligible postsecondary institution toward tuition and mandatory fees after all other gift aid has been first applied.”

Several eligibility requirements apply, including:

  • Students must attend mandatory meetings and participate in a mentoring program.
  • College students must attend full-time and continue participating in the mentoring program.
  • Students must perform 8 hours of community service prior to each term the award is received.

Learn more about eligibility requirements here.

To access the TN Promise application, click here. The deadline for seniors to apply for the TN Promise is November 1, 2023.

Resources for parents and guardians.

Student Portal