- Behavioral and Health Services
- Child Abuse Coordinator
- Family Resource Center
- Family Assistance Request
- Homeless Resources
- Other Education Programs
- School Age Child Care
- School Safety Initiatives
- Title IX Coordinator
Mission: "Bridge health and academics to enhace social, mental and physical well being of all students and staff of Jefferson County Schools"
- Promote healthy environment in Jefferson County Schools
- Promote awareness of the connection between student health and wellness to their academic success
- Maintain state and local partnerships necessary to implement the coordinated school health model
- Provide education and needs assessments for coordinated school health in Jefferson County
- Improve student performance
- Increase healthcare services
- Increase health education
- Increase student class time
- Increase number of students that recieve health screens
- Reduce absenteeism and tardies
School Health Initiatives
- Health Screenings
- Nutrition Nuggets
- Teen Food and Fitness
- CPR Training
- Flu vaccines staff and students
- Health School Teens
- Dental Sealent Program
- Well Check
- Youth Risk Behavior Survey
- Ollie Otter and Rudy Raccoon
- School Health Advisory Teams
Coordinator School Health 8 Components
Coordinated School Health is an effective system designed to connect health (physical, emotional and social) with education. This coordinated approach improves students' health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and schools working together. The Office of Coordinated School Health works with many partners to address school health priorities.
The Coordinated School Health (CSH) model is a method of connecting health and learning that consists of eight inter-related components. This approach constitutes a systems change by improving students' health and their capacity to learn through personal responsibility, and the support of families, communities and school.
By definition all Coordinated School Health components work together to improve the lives of students and their families. Although these components are listed separately, it is their composite which allows CSH to have significant impact. A list of definitions of each component is available in printable format.
The mission of Jefferson County School Counselors is to provide all students with a comprehensive counseling program centered around national and state counseling standards helping students attain the highest level of achievement through their growth in academics, career, and personal/social domains in partnership with administrators, teachers, parents, and Community.
School Counselors Resource Folder
Resources and information include
School Counselor Goals:
- Student counseling services are provided by counselors for ALL students, through individual and /or small group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, collaborative meetings with parents, and consultations with teachers, staff and community stakeholders.
- The comprehensive school counseling program focuses on identifying and teaching students those skills that are developmentally appropriate to maximize the success of every student mentally and emotionally using the American School Counseling Association model.
- Each school counseling program develops goals and programs delivery bases on their school data and identified needs related to achievement for specifically designed activities and interventions for students.
School Counselor Beliefs:
- All students can achieve and meet high standards that will result in college and career readiness.
- To address the developmental needs of all students a comprehensive school counseling program is needed using state and national standards planned, managed, delivered and evaluated by professional, licensed school counselors.
- The school counselor's role as a leader in the schools is to advocate for all students, support teachers and administrators, collaborate with parents and community and provide services to ensure the maximum growth of every individual student.
- Guiding the development of the comprehensive school counseling program is the through analysis of school and student data to maximize student achievement.
- Adhering to the ASCA Ethical Standards for school counselors ensures a quality of professionalism assuring the highest moral principals are applied.
School Counselors are available to students and parents during regular school hours.
Contact your school to schedule an appointment.
The Supervisor of Student Services serves as the District Child Abuse Coordinator for Jefferson County Schools. School-Level Child Abuse Coordinators are is also appointed at each school. The Director of Schools will work with the Child Abuse Coordinator to ensure that approved board policy is implemented with fidelity.
The Jefferson County Schools Family Resource Center serves the community by:
- Connecting Family + School + Community through networking, collaborating, and referring
- Networking to access available resource information.
- Collaborating to provide services needed.
- Referring to other agencies for services needed.
- Providing upcoming event information to the community.
The Family Resource Center is here to help you, if you need help and do not know where to go, please complete the Family Assistance Request Form or give us a call. Our goal is to provide you information on where you can go to get help.
Call 865-397-4466 for more information.
- Preschool in a Bag: (Birth to 5) Tips and ideas to encourage your child's development.
- Developmental Screening: (Birth to 5) Referrals made when additional help is needed. Your child must be screened at age four, as required by Jefferson County Schools.
- Jefferson County Preschool Programs: Screening and referral to Governor's county preschool program.
- Baby Connection Newsletter: Designed to provide parents with developmental information and activities.
- Community Information: Provide information on services available in Jefferson County to help meet your needs.
- Preschool Orientation: Provide kindergarten readiness orientation for parents of children enrolled in preschool programs throughout the county.
- Imagination Library: Provide information and registration materials for parents to receive free books for their child.
- Information and Referral: Provide information and refer to services in the community.
Resources include a Social Service Directory as well as information regarding Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration, Homeless Students, and FRC Referral Forms.
Homeless Children are those who:
Lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This includes anyone who, due to a lack of housing, lives:
- In a shelter
- In inadequate housing: no electricity or running water
- In a motel or hotel
- In a car, park, campground, or abandoned building
- Doubled up with other people due to economic hardship
Eligible students have the right to:
- Enroll in school, even if neccessary documents to enroll are lacking
- Enroll and attend class while the school gathers needed documents
- Receive transportation to and from the school or origin, if requested
- Enroll in the local school; or continue attending the school of origin (the school last enrolled in, and attended when permanently housed) if that is your preference. If the school district that you select is not in the best interest of the student, the district must provide you with a written explanation of its position and inform you our your right to appeal the decision.(see Dispute Resolution Process)
- Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students
- Aid in enrollment in school and record transfer
- Provide essential school supplies
- Assist with available community resources
- Inform you of community events such as Christmas in Jefferson Count, Coats for the Cold, etc.
- Help with school issues or concerns
If you are experiencing a homeless situation please contact Karen Blomdahl at 865-397-4466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goals of the Jefferson County Adult High School are to (1) help at-risk students from Jefferson County High School attain a diploma, (2) increase the Jefferson County graduation rate, and (3) provide an alternative to dropping out of school.
201 W Dumplin Valley Road, Jefferson City Tennessee
- Referral from Jefferson County High School Counseling Department.
- Orientation appointment scheduled by Jefferson County High School Counseling Department.
- Minimum age of 17.
- Behind on credits.
Jefferson Academy (JA) is the Jefferson County School District's alternative school program for grades 6 through 12. JA was founded in the summer of 2009 with collaborative support from the Jefferson County Juvenile Court System, Carson Newman University, Cherokee Health Systems, and other community agencies. The program is supported by an advisory board of representatives from community agencies. The school system provides the teachers, school curriculum, and all academic functions. Current capacity of JA is 65 students serving Jefferson, Maury, White Pine, and Rush Strong Middle Schools as well as Jefferson County High School.
JA was established to serve eligible Jefferson County middle and high school students who have been targeted for expulsion or long-term suspension, or for at risk students who are having a great deal of academic, emotional, or behavioral problems. The principals from each school refer these student to JA. Once designated for placement, an intake interview will be scheduled with the student and parent(s).
341 w. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760
Phone: 865-475-5007; Fax: 865-475-4725
AFTER SCHOOL and SUMMER Programs Available!
Jefferson County SACC offers quality childcare for after school, school breaks and summer. SACC is committed to providing a fun, safe and nurturing environment for all students. We have five sites available during the school year and transportation form other schools may be available. We offer care during school breaks and have a summer program that includes weekly field trips.
Monday thru Friday
6:30 am to 6:00 pm.
For more information, please contact:
Rhonda Blankenship, SACC District-Wide Program Director
- SACC Fall Tuition and Registration Fees
- SACC Summer Tuition and Registration Fees
- Site Locations and Contact Numbers
Yearly Registration Fees
Yearly registration fees are charged at the beginning of each school year for all returning students or when a new student enrolls. This fee covers costs associated with preparation for the Fall Program.
- 1 Child: $18.00
- 2 Children: $25.00
- 3 or More Children: $30.00
Fall Tuition for After School and Full Days of No School
Full time: (4 - 5 days/week)
- 1 Child: $45.00
- 2 Children: $72.00
- 3 Children: $94.00
- 4 Children $110.00
Part time: (2 - 3 days/week)
- 1 Child: $29.00
- 2 Children: $48.00
- 3 Children: $63.00
- 4 Children $76.00
Non-School Days for SACC enrolled students full and part-time: SACC will be open full days on some non-school days. If your child attends, and added fee will be charged in addition to weekly tuition:
- 1 Child: $9.00
- 2 Children: $15.00
- 3 Children: $20.00
Non-School Days: SACC will be open full days on some non-school days. These rates apply for student who are not attending after school, but have been in the previous summer program:
- 1 Child: $25.00
- 2 Children: $35.00
- 3 Children: $45.00
Transportation from schools that do not offer SACC may be available to campuses offering this program.
All rates are subject to change.
All payments must be kept up-to-date. Failure to do so will result in expulsion from program.
All payments will be paid on My Payments Plus
Effective as of 7-1-2021
Summer Registration Fees
Registration fees are charged at the beginning of each summer for all returning students or when a new student enrolls. This fee covers costs associated with preparation for the summer program.
Full time Weekly Tuition: (4 - 5 days/week)
- 1 Child: $84.00
- 2 Children: $137.00
- 3 Children: $180.00
- 4 Children $210.00
Part time Weekly Tuition: (2 - 3 days/week)
- 1 Child: $50.00
- 2 Children: $82.00
- 3 Children: $108.00
- 4 Children $126.00
- The summer program will be closed the week of the 4th of July.
- All weeks will be charged at the full weekly rate.
- You will not be charged for a full week of vacation if you give at least 2 weeks notice.
- Some field trips may have additional fees. Notice will be given in advance if this occurs.
- Drop off must be by 10:30 unless you have a doctors appointment
- SACC reserves the right to determine that a child cannot attend a field trip based on a safety assessment.
- Summer hours are 6:30 am until 6:00pm. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are included by school nutrition until June 18th. After that breakfast and snack will be provided. All students must bring their own sack lunch after June 18th. Please have child bring their own water bottle.
- All rates are subject to change.
- All payments must be kept up-to-date. Failure to do so will result in expulsion from program.
- All payments will be paid on My Payments Plus
If your child is enrolled in the summer school 4-week program and you would like for them to participate in SACC the fee will be the same as a part-time participant. Transportation will be supplied to the SACC Summer program. Once the summer school program ends the child can then become a traditional full or part-time student and the appropriate fees will apply.