Enrolling New Students
To enroll your new student, please:
- Check your zone by going to edweb.wcs.edu/eduweb/webquery. You may reach our transportation department at 615-472-4950 for additional bus route questions or call Central Office at 615-472-4200 for additional school zoning questions.
- Students must be accompanied by a natural parent or legal guardian.
- Students must be withdrawn from previous school before enrolling at Nolensville High.
Enrollment Forms and Information
- Please access the enrollment section of the Williamson County Schools Website and complete all forms for the 2016/2017 school year.
Parents with first time students who are to be enrolled in Williamson County Schools are required to have their address verified as the first stop in registering their child for school. The entire registration process takes place at the school.
High School Planning
There are important steps throughout high school that will help students achieve the most from these years that can have a tremendous impact on the future. Click on the licks below to learn more.
- Standard Diploma: Awarded to students who earn the number of core credits required by their particular graduation year
- TN Diploma with Honors: Awarded to students who have completed the core curriculum and score at or above the subject area readiness benchmarks on the ACT, which are: English (18), Math (22), Reading (22), and Science (23)
- TN Diploma with Distinction: “B” average and one of following:
- earn a nationally recognized industry certification
- participate in at least one of the Governor’s Schools
- participate in one of the state’s All State musical organizations
- be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist
- attain a score of 31 or higher composite score on the ACT
- attain a score of 3 or higher on at least two advanced placement exams
- earn 12 or more semester hours of transcripted postsecondary credit
- Williamson County Honors Diploma: Awarded to students who have completed the core curriculum and minimum of 14 credits at the honors or Advanced Placement level, 4 years of science, and a 3.5 or higher. Credits earned from middle school will be counted as honors classes.
- Nolensville High School Honors Diploma: Awarded to students who have core requirements as well as the following course requirements: 4 years science and 3 years of a foreign language sequence. In addition, the student must have a 3.5 GPA or higher, a minimum of five advanced placement courses must be taken, and all honor courses must be taken when offered.
For Parents of 8th, 9th, and 10th graders*
It may seem early to start thinking about getting your child ready for college, but it really isn’t–important groundwork should take place in eighth, ninth and tenth grades. Here’s a list to help you make sure your child is on the right track:
- Create a four-year high school plan. Once your child is settled into ninth grade, introduce the idea of preparing an overall plan for high school that relates to his or her goals.
- Make sure you and your child know what high school courses are required by colleges and that your child’s ninth-grade courses are on the right track.
- Map out when these courses should be taken.
- Familiarize yourself with the various levels of courses offered by your child’s school.
Start your child thinking about careers.
- Encourage your child to develop a tentative career goal. Of course, it will change–often–but it’s the thought process that counts.
- Help your child to identify interests–likes and dislikes–not just in academics but in all areas. This will help your child focus on goals.
- Encourage your child to discuss career options with others, such as the school counselor, teachers, recent college graduates who are working, professionals in the community, etc.
Suggest extracurricular activities.
- Encourage your child to actively take part in a sport, school club, music or drama group, or community volunteer activity.
- Remember that colleges would rather see real involvement in one activity than a loose connection to several activities.
- If you child may want to play sports in college, research the National College Athletic Association eligibility requirements. the NCAA requires completion of certain core courses; you can find the specifics at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net .
Meet with the school counselor. The school counselor knows how to help your child get the most out of high school. Make sure your child has an opportunity during the school year to discuss post-high school plans with the school counselor. You should participate in this meeting.
Save for college. It’s still not too late to start a college savings plan, if you haven’t already. Every little bit helps! Investigate state financial aid programs and 529 plans.
Obtain a social security number for your child if you don’t already have one. This is often required for applications, testing, scholarships, and other opportunities.
Ask if the PSAT/NMSQT* is offered to tenth-graders. While this test is usually taken in the eleventh grade, it is also often offered in the tenth. That’s because it provides invaluable feedback on the Student Score Report; tenth-graders can then work on any disclosed academic weaknesses while there is still ample time to improve them.
Is your child interested in attending a U.S. military academy? If so, he or she should request a pre-candidate questionnaire and complete it.
Attend college and career fairs. These often take place in the fall, at your school, or in your area.
Support your child’s participation in a school activity or volunteer effort.
Extracurricular activities help students develop time-management skills and enrich the school experience.
Tour college campuses. If possible, take advantage of vacation or other family travel opportunities to visit colleges and see what they’re like. Even if there is no interest in attending the college you are visiting, it will help your child learn what to look for in a college.
College Planning Calendar for Juniors
Learn about colleges: look at their Web sites – you can find links at www.collegeboard.com . Talk to friends, family, teachers, and recent grads of your school now in college. List college features that interest you.
Resource check: Visit the counseling office and meet the counselors there. Is there a college night for students and families? When will college representatives visit your school? Put the dates in your calendar. Examine catalogs and guides.
At school, sign up early to take the PSAT/NMSQT*, which is given in October. If you plan to ask for testing accommodations (because of a disability), be sure your eligibility is approved by the College Board. Check with your school counselor.
Make a file to manage your college search, testing, and application data.
If appropriate (for example, if you’re interested in drama, music, art, sports, etc.), start to gather material for a portfolio.
With your family, start to learn about financial aid. Read the Department of Education’s Funding Your Education* (about federal aid programs). Use Getting Financial Aid published by the College Board and the financial aid calculator at www.collegeboard.com to estimate how much aid you might receive.
Sign up to take the SAT* and/or ACT at least once in the spring and again next fall. Register online or through your school. Fee waivers are available for students with financial need. To prepare, download practice booklets from www.collegeboard.com (for the SAT) or from www.act.org (for ACT).
Begin a search for financial aid sources. National sources include the College Board Scholarship Handbook and electronic sources. Don’t overlook local and state aid sources (as a counselor or check your public library).
Ask a counselor or teacher about taking the SAT Subject Tests™ in the spring. You should take them while course material is still fresh in your mind. You can download “Taking the SAT Subject Tests,™ which offers test-prep advice, from www.collegeboard.com.
If you’re in Advanced Placement Program*(AP*) classes, register for AP Exams, given in May. You can earn college credit for courses not given in AP Program by taking CLEP* tests at a college test center. See www.collegeboard.com to learn more.
Scan local newspapers to see which civic, cultural, and service organizations in your area award financial aid to graduating seniors. Start a file.
Develop a list of 15 or 20 colleges that attract you. Request viewbooks and information about financial aid and academic programs that interest you. Visit some colleges over your spring break.
If you are considering military academies or ROTC scholarships, contact your counselor before leaving school for the summer. If you want a four-year ROTC scholarship, you should begin the application process the summer before your senior year.
Find a full-time or part-time job, or participate in a camp or summer college program.
Visit colleges. Take campus tours and, at colleges you’re serious about, make appointments to have interviews with admission counselors.
Create a resume–a record of accomplishments, activities, and work experiences since you started high school.
Download applications (or request paper copies) from colleges to which you’ll apply. Check application dates–large universities may have early dates or rolling admission.
*Information obtained from “College Counseling Sourcebook, 4th Edition © 2007 The College Board.
As your year begins, there are some important things you will need to know. Please review the information below so that you will be able to work effectively with your counselor.
Conferences with your counselor will be held with all seniors to discuss the following points:
- What is a college entrance exam?
- What is my GPA and Class Rank?
- What is included on my Transcript?
- Who needs a Senior Data Form?
- What type of Diploma will I earn?
- How do I complete a college application?
- How do I find out about Scholarships?
Your school counselor will be assigned by the first letter of your last name. Talk to your counselor about your post secondary plans! As you discuss your interests, your goals, your reasons for going to college, your counselor can help make a decision about which college is right for you.
- A-Z Mary Kay Carter