Upcoming dates and reminders

Mrs. Miller is scheduling individual meetings with Seniors and their family from August 16-23. Please be reading your email to get that appointment with her scheduled. These meetings will be held to discuss individually with each Senior their college and career plans for this year. Seniors make sure to schedule your appointment!

Remember, when requesting recommendations you must complete a recommendation request form for your teacher/counselor and attach your resume. Teachers need to know your deadline for the recommendation, and you need to give them a two week notice. Recommendation forms are in the College Counseling office. 

Upcoming Important Dates:

September 28: CLE College Living Experience at CIA Upper School from 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

October 3 & 10: Seniors complete the TN Promise application with College Counseling. 

October 5:
Rhodes College visits CIA

October 6: Vocational Rehabilitation Program at CIA Upper School from 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

October 17: Samford University at The Factory in Franklin at 7:00 p.m.

October 17: Senior Group Photo Day at CIA Upper School at 8:00 a.m. All Seniors must be present! Seniors will wear black shirts and jeans. 

October 18: PSAT/NMSQT: PSAT testing for National Merit Scholars. This test is only for Juniors who have requested to take this exam.

October 19: College Counseling and the TN Promise with Seniors.

October 20: WKU visiting CIA.

October 20: SCAD visiting CIA.

October 26: NFI Nashville Film Institute visiting CIA.

October 27: Vocational Rehabilitation visiting CIA Upper School.

October 30 at 6:30 p.m.: "Paying for College: Types of Financial Aid" zoom session for all Senior parents with Jonathan Donald from TSAC. Great session, don't miss it!

October 31: College Counseling will be with Junior Seminar

November 1: Deadline for the TN Promise to be completed.

November 2: College Counseling will be with Junior Seminar
November 3: Senior parents make sure you have submitted Senior names for diplomas and cap and gown information for Graduation to Mrs. Miller!

November 8-9: The  Pre-ACT exam will be given to all 9th, 10th, and 11th
grade students. 

November 10 at 8:30 a.m. in the Upper School Auditorium: Lipscomb University representatives from the IDEAL, BEST program, and Office of Accessibility. All 9th-12th grade parents are invited to this session. 

Faculty and staff from Lipscomb University's Office of Accessibility and Learning Supports will be sharing about programs for students with disabilities. Representatives from ACCESS, BEST, and IDEAL will be present. The ACCESS Program provides academic and non-academic accommodations for all registered students with disabilities. BEST is a support program for degree-seeking students with disabilities who need more direct support. Students must be accepted to the university as a traditional student. IDEAL is a certificate program for students with Intellectual disabilities (IQ less than 75). Staff will share about admission criteria, processes, deadlines, and things to get started on before college!

December 4: Beacon College visits CIA.

*As you are scheduling college visits, you MUST complete the College Visit form (to the right) and get that approved with your teachers and Mrs. Miller prior to your visit.

  • Aug. 23: 10th Grade Parent Coffee
  • Aug. 25: 11th Grade Parent Coffee
  • Aug. 30, 8 a.m.: Senior Parent Coffee with Administration & College Admissions (MTSU, Belmont University, and Lipscomb University attending)
  • Aug. 31: 9th Grade Parent Coffee
  • Sept. 6-9: Path to College Week
  • Sept. 8: TSAC Virtual meeting with Senior parents
  • Sept. 9: Upper School 9th-12th College T-Shirt Day! 
  • Sept. 15 - 18: Fall ACT
  • Sept. 19: Herff Jones representative visiting to share information for class rings and graduation supplies
  • Oct. 4 & 6: Seniors will complete the TN Promise application in seminar
  • Oct. 19: FAFSA virtual night for Senior parents at 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 20: All Juniors set up on SCOIR for college planning
  • Oct. 21: Senior Photos, 9 a.m.
  • Oct. 25 & 26: PSAT
  • Nov. 1: Tennessee Promise Applications Deadline
  • Nov. 16 & 17: Pre-ACT 
  • Nov. 30: Coffee with College Counseling/Junior Parents
  • Jan. 17, 2023: Coffee with College Counseling/Freshman and Sophomore Parents
  • The FAFSA deadline for the TN Promise has been extended to March 1
  • Seniors & the TN Promise: 8 hours of Community Service hours are due by July 1st to qualify for the TN Promise!
  • All Pre-ACT scores have been distributed and reviewed with our 9th-11th grade students. Any questions on those see Mrs. Miller.
  • Dec. 15: Seniors deadline for UT Promise Scholarship
  • Kappa Lambda Omega Scholarship: Deadline to apply February 28.
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated: Deadline to apply February 28
  • Leadership Franklin Scholarship: Deadline to apply March 8.
  • *Seniors, see Mrs. Miller about getting applications for these great scholarship opportunities listed above. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Each year one of our parent meetings is devoted to the topic of financial aid. A guest speaker is invited to present detailed information to our families. The following links may prove useful:

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Articles and Resources

Links Currey Ingram students and parents directly to the College Counseling office and provides an online college research tool

Registration for ACT tests (please consult with the college counselorbefore registering online), a college search engine and more
Registration for SAT tests (please consult with the college counselorbefore registering online), a college search engine and more

Free interactive website for ACT and SAT practice

Khan Academy SAT Test Preparation
Online SAT preparation resource

College Programs for Students on Autism Spectrum
Resource for Tennessee students who are researching and applying to college

National Collegiate Athletic Association
Guide for the college-bound athlete; students should click on the "ncaastudent.org" tab at the top for information about the NCAA and becoming a college athlete
    • Tara Miller

      Director of College & Career Counseling

Senior Reminders

Seniors should be working on the following college materials:
  • Resume
  • Personal Essay
  • Recommendations
  • Virtual College Visits
If you have questions, contact Mrs. Miller.

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Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary PreK-12 day and boarding school that empowers students with learning differences to achieve their fullest potential. Since 2002, the school has been located on an 83-acre campus in Brentwood, Tennessee, just miles from Nashville and Franklin. Families from 33 states and eight countries cite the school as their primary reason for moving to Middle Tennessee.

Currey Ingram Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).