Welcome to the Hickman County High School Guidance Department web page. At H.C.H.S. we have counselors available to assist you in any way that we can. A few of the services we offer are; counseling, scheduling, career planning, planning for college, help with the FAFSA and acquiring financial aid for college or technical school. We make it our goal to help you have a successful experience at HCHS as well as prepare for your future. If we can be of any help to you, feel free to contact us.

  • SENIORS! – Click HERE to check out the Senior Newsletter!  This is full of valuable information for Seniors regarding timelines, filing deadlines, etc.
  • TN Promise Community Service Opportunity-​The Hickman Humane Society is hosting a benefit on Saturday, April 29th​ at the Fairfield Baptist Church community room. There will be a BBQ supper, music, and silent auction. Workers are needed 4pm-9pm. Contact 931-623-0717 or 729-2096 to sign up and for further information.
  • Hickman County Republican Party Scholarship – Due Friday, April 14. $1,000 scholarship to one Senior who is planning to attend a TCAT after graduation. Please see Mrs. Cude in Guidance for an application.
  • SENIORS! Scholarships! – Local Scholarship opportunities are listed below.  Scroll down on this page to see links to more scholarship opportunities under “Guidance Resources.”
  • Centerville Woman’s Club Scholarship- Due to Guidance by April 14, 2017. ​Applicant must be a Senior at HCHS or EHHS planning to attend an accredited college or university as a full time student. Applicant must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or above. Applicant must submit a 500-750 word essay on why college is important,how the scholarship will benefit them, and goals in life.
  • SENIORS – TN Promise Service Hour Opportunities
  • The Hickman Humane Society needs volunteers for events. For more information see Mrs. Chessor or call HHS toll free number 1­866-­304-­3352.
  •  Hickman County Public Library​­- Any Senior needing TN Promise service hours may contact Mary Beth Pruitt at the Hickman Co. Public Library at 729­-5130.
  • Opportunities for Tennessee Students – TN Dept. of Education
    • Click HERE for the  2017 TN Promise Handbook.
    • Click HERE for how to create a FSA ID for completing the FAFSA.
  • Seniors and Parents of Seniors…Need FAFSA Help? Scholarship Info?…   Contact the Guidance Office or you may go to the links below under Guidance Resources. If you should need more help, you may contact us at anytime.

Guidance Resources

Graduation Requirements

English – 4 credits Math – 4 credits Science – 3 credits
English 9 Algebra 1 Lab Science
English 10 Geometry Biology
English 11 Algebra 2 Chemistry or Physics
English 12 Upper Level Math
Social Studies-3 credits Wellness & PE-1 ½  credits Foreign Language-2 credits
Word History Wellness – 1 credit Spanish 1
Government -½ credit PE -½ credit Spanish 2
Economics-½ credit
U.S. History
Fine Arts -1 credit Personal Finance- ½ credit Elective Focus- 3 credits
Art, Theater, Band, General Music, Vocal Music Personal Finance -½ credit 3 credits in one area(CTE, Math & Science,Fine Arts, ROTC, or Dual Enrollment)
Electives – 6 credits
6 credits chosen by student


  • FAFSA– Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • SAR– Student Aid Report- the report that a student will receive from the federal processor after completing the FAFSA
  • EFC– Expected Family Contribution- the student’s ability to pay for college.  The EFC is calculated from the information on the FAFSA.
  • COA– Cost of Attendance- the estimated cost to attend an institution for one academic year.
  • PIN– Personal Identification Number- is required for a student or parent to complete the FAFSA online or correct information from the electronic FAFSA.
  • IVW– Institution Verification Worksheet-  a worksheet that is required to be completed when a student’s FAFSA record is selected for verification.
  • Verification– The process by which the student’s FAFSA information is selected by the federal processor or the institution for an in-depth review of all information that was reported on the FAFSA.