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Welcome to the Bartlett High School College and Career page! I am excited about working with you and your student on preparing for your child's post-secondary plans. Along with the BHS grade level counselors, I strive to help all students reach their short and long terms goals, while recognizing their full academic potential. 
 
In an effort to keep stakeholders informed, I send out a weekly newsletter to senior parents. If you are not currently receiving this correspondence and would like to be added to the newsletter, which includes information about dates/deadlines, scholarships/financial aid, college planning, and upcoming events, please email me at jradford@bartlettschools.org. Be sure to include your child's name, as well as your own, in the email. Additionally, I send out a monthly junior parent newsletter beginning in the spring to assist our 11th grade families in preparing for senior year and beyond. Please email me at the email address above to be included. Newsletters will also be published to my webpage each week/month. You can also check the BHS calendar for information regarding college recruiter visits, graduation announcement order deadlines, and other important meetings.

Mark your calendars for these important events during the 2021-2022 school year:
 
Sunday, August 1st- Tennessee Promise last dollar scholarship opens at www.tnpromise.gov
Monday, August 9th- First day of school
Wednesday, September 1st- Financial Aid Night for senior families, 5:30pm, BHS auditorium
Tuesday, September 21st- College and Career Night, 5pm
Thursday, September 23rd- Parent/teacher conferences, 3pm-5:40pm
Thursday, October 1st- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens- required for all Tennessee Promise applicants and the only application for federal grants, loans, work study, and the Hope Lottery scholarship; apply at www.fafsa.gov
Tuesday, October 5th- free ACT at BHS for all 12th graders
Monday, November 1st- Deadline to apply for Tennessee Promise at www.tnpromise.gov; Balfour graduation announcement meeting, 12:15pm (boys) and 1:15pm (girls), BHS auditorium
Tuesday, November 9th- Balfour graduation announcement ordering, 10:25am-12:15pm, cafeteria atrium
Tuesday, February 1st- Deadline for apply for the FAFSA to remain eligible for Tennessee/UT Promise
Wednesday, February 2nd- Balfour cap and gown orders, 10:12am-12:15pm, cafeteria atrium
Thursday, February 10th- Balfour cap and gown orders, parent/teacher conferences, 3pm-5:40pm
Monday, March 1st- ASVAB administration; free ACT at BHS for all 11th graders
 
Events are subject to change as we navigate the COVID19 pandemic. It will be imperative for students and parents to pay attention to the newsletters, our Guidance department Facebook page, and the counselor webpage for updates, special events, and pertinent information to make this year successful. 
 
Feel free to contact me by email or at 901-373-2620 ext. 7016 with any questions or concerns. Let's work together to make this a great year! 
Jana Radford 
College and Career Counselor 
Bartlett High School