Guidance Counselor:  Donna Poole
Phone  865-681-3205 ext. 239


Ms. Poole holds a BS degree in Elementary Education and a MA degree in Biblical Counseling.  She has 43 years of experience prior to joining us this year at MCS.  Her favorite thing about MCS is the community of love and service here.  Ms. Poole is one of seven chilldren and originally hails from Virginia.  She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends.  She calls Resurrection Presbyterian in Knoxville her church home.  Ms. Poole's favorite Scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.


Maryville Christian School places a high value on counseling our high school students through the academic and college planning process.  Through individual and group counseling, students become aware of their talents and strengths, enabling them to use their God-given gifts to pursue their life's calling with confidence and maturity.  It is our goal that students feel confident when selecting a college or university that best matches their personal and career goals. 

To assist meeting this goal, the guidance department arranges for college admissions counselors to speak with students as well as arranging a college visit for juniors.  In addition, parent meetings for grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 are scheduled annually to provide parents with information on college readiness, college admissions and college financial aid.

MCS School Profile 


MCS Guidance Forms 

College Planning

 NCAA Eligibility Information

Grade 11

  • Register with the eligibility center.
  • Make sure you are still on course to meet core-course requirements (verify you have the correct number of core courses and that the core courses are on your high school's 48-H with the eligibility center).
  • After your junior year, have your high school guidance counselor send a copy of your transcript. If you have attended any other high schools, make sure a transcript is sent to the eligibility center from each high school.
  • When taking the ACT or SAT, request test scores to be sent to the eligibility center (the code is "9999").
  • Begin your amateurism questionnaire.

Grade 12

  • Test score rule: Test scores must be reported to the eligibility center directly from ACT or SAT.  When taking the ACT or SAT, request test scores to be sent to the eligibility center (the code is "9999").
  • Complete amateurism questionnaire and sign the final authorization signature online on or after April 1 if you are expecting to enroll in college in the fall semester. (If you are expecting to enroll for spring semester, sign the final authorization signature on or after October 1 of the year prior to enrollment.)
  • Have your high school guidance counselor send a final transcript with proof of graduation to the eligibility center.

Registration information regarding the NCAA can be found at


Financial Aid/Scholarship Information

The Common Application

Standardized Test Preparation

Christian Colleges