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Mrs. Kaycee Thompson, School Counselor

Mrs. Kaycee Thompson


ACT Test Dates & Registration

Any junior or senior who is planning to take the ACT should see Mrs. Thompson before registering to see if you qualify for a Fee Waiver.

KY Graduation Requirements-
Freshman Classes 2018-2019 Through 2020-2021

This chart provides a side-by-side comparison of the previous graduation requirements, which apply to students who entered high school in 2018-2019 and prior, and the new graduation requirements as they phase in for students entering high school in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 and after.

Please note that Gallatin County High School requires 25 credits to graduate, which is higher than the state minimum listed.


KEES Scholarship Money

The KEES program provides scholarships to students who earn at least a 2.5 GPA each year high school. The better you do in high school, the more you earn toward college!

Click here for more info and to sign into your KHEAA account to view available KEES money.

Scheduling Documents for 2021-2022


GCHS Course Description Guide - in-depth guide to provide a description of each class offered for the 2020-21 school year, including any prerequisites needed to take a class.  This guide has other useful information regarding pathways, dual credit, required testing and much more.



This spreadsheet shows which classes are offered each period.  The sheet is tabbed at the bottom by grade level. 


2021-22 Running Scholarship List


GCHS Coop Guidelines and Forms for Seniors, 2021-2022: Any senior wishing to Coop during senior year must complete the application and be approved by GCHS.



Schedule Planning Sheet: A quick, 1-page glance at all courses offered, including required core classes, career pathway descriptions and graduation requirements.


Incoming Freshmen/Class of 2025 Click here to submit your schedule choices.  Please email Mrs. Thompson if you have questions or need assistance. 



NKU Online SBS Dual Credit Program:  Admission Requirements for Juniors and Seniors:

  • Have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Have a composite ACT score of 20 or higherIf a student does not have an ACT Score, they may be admitted into the program with their GPA and a letter of recommendation; however, eligible courses will be limited. 

Early Graduation: 

The early graduation pathway is for students in grades 9-11 who wish to move on when ready, receive a diploma from the district and be eligible for acceptance into Kentucky public colleges and universities. The pathway provides a financial scholarship, known as the Early Graduation Certificate, to support this action. Students participating in the pathway must meet the requirements: 

  • Notify the school principal & counselor within the first 30 days of the school year in which they intend to graduate (9-11).

  • Enter the Early Graduation pathway prior to October 1 of the year in which they intend to graduate early.

  • Graduate in three years or less. Students exceeding three years do not qualify for the incentives identified with Early Graduation.

  • Take the ACT exam and meet the college readiness benchmarks

  • Take and score proficient on all required End-of-Course Assessments (EOCs).  

  • For more information click HERE

JCTC On-Campus Early College Program:  Admission Requirements for Juniors and Seniors:

  • Have an unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher. 
  • Have an ACT score of 18 in English, 20 in Reading and 19 in Math. If a student does not have an ACT Score, they make take placement assessments on JCTC's campus.