Todd Barnett, Principal

School Hours:
Regular Day 7:40 AM to 2:45 PM
Half Day 7:40 AM to 11:00 AM

Office Hours:
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Mission Statement

The mission of Science Hill High School is to develop lifelong learners and equip them with the skills necessary to be successful in an ever-changing global environment.

Quick Links


Academic Achievement RSVP

Seniors – If you received an invitation to the Academic Achievement Program, please turn in your RSVP to Connie Reaves in the SH Main Office or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today.

Rising Ninth Grade Meeting

All rising ninth graders must attend a 4-year plan meeting. During this meeting, you, your child, and an advisor will discuss requirements for the next 4 years of high school and register for 9th grade classes.  Please review the Program of Studies prior to your meeting located under Course Study above.

Go to to schedule an appointment

Any senior that plans on participating in the Tennessee Promise program this fall MUST attend the mandatory meeting in the SHHS cafeteria on April 1st at 5:30pm.
Failure to attend this meeting will result in the student becoming ineligible for the TN Promise program.
See your counselor with questions or concerns.

If any students are interested in becoming OSHA 10 certified for FREE, they can come to the construction building Saturday, March 23 at 7:45 a.m.
The training will last until 3:30 on Saturday, with another 2-1/2 hours being required Monday afternoon, March 25.
This certification is highly sought after by employers in most industries.
If you have any questions, please see Coach Murray or Mr. Tester in the Construction Technology Building.

If you are good with technology and like to work with others, share your skills by becoming a member of next year’s Topper Tech Team!
Flyers located around campus will link you to more information and the online application.
Tech team positions are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
The online applications are due by April 12. The required teacher recommendation letters are due by April 18.
Interviews for positions will be conducted on April 26. For more information, come by the library/tech lounge and see Mr. Hoilman, Dr. Lyon, or current members of the team.

The 9th and 10th grade Beta Club will meet on Tuesday, March 26 in the cafeteria until 3:15.

Topper Frisbee will play today at 3 behind the new gym.

Tonight, the Science Hill Improv Team will be having their annual benefit show to support the International Justice Mission, a nonprofit devoted to ending slavery around the world.
Tickets are $7 (all proceeds go to IJM).
The show will take place from 7-9pm at the Mountcastle Center in the Refuge.
We hope to see you there!

The 11-12 Beta Club will meet after school on Tuesday, March 26.
Don’t forget to bring your Muscular Dystrophy shamrock donations to Mrs. Keller.
Juniors wishing to run for office for next year will need to pick up officer applications for the April election.

Mu Alpha Theta will meet Monday, March 25, at 2:45 in room A214 to make final plans for the middle school mathematics contest.

Mu Alpha Theta will meet Monday, March 25, at 2:45 in room A214 to make final plans for the middle school mathematics contest.

Hands On! Discovery Center is currently hiring for multiple part-time Discovery Guide positions.
Discovery Guides assist with guest interaction, programs, tours, exhibit play, special events, and more.
To apply, see Mr. Jarnigan in the counseling department.
You must be 18 to apply.

The Interact and Science Hill Community Outreach Clubs will meet Friday, March 22, immediately after school in Mrs. Darden's classroom (Room 415) to prepare for the upcoming collection drive.
All members please make plans to attend.!

Students – this is your last chance to get a 2018-2019 school year daily planner.
In anticipation of the release of next year’s planner, the 2018-2019 daily planner is now available for $1.00 only.
Supplies are limited, so come to the Topper Student Center to get yours today!

Seniors…Today is the deadline for all local scholarships, except the Melvin Stevens Scholarship.
You will need to have the Melvin Stevens Scholarship in Herb Greenlee’s hands at Carver Recreation by May 1.

ArtLitFilm Club will meet from 2:45 to 3:30 P.M. this Friday in Dr. Swor's room, 510, across from the library.
The selected film is Spiderverse.
All students are welcome to attend.

An AP Language and Composition Practice exam will be given this Saturday in room 507 beginning at 9:30 AM.
Let Mrs. Taylor or Mrs. Garman Diamond know if you are planning to attend so that we can prepare enough testing materials.
Please park by the cafeteria and enter in that door by 9:25.

Johnson City's 150th anniversary is here!
To celebrate, the city is organizing a literary magazine featuring the fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and photography of local teens.
Would you like to serve as part of the editorial team that brings this magazine to life?
We are recruiting for page layout designers and editors for the project.
Stop by Dr. Whitmore's classroom, room 513, for some information and plan to attend a short information meeting on Thursday, March 21, from 3:00 - 3:15.
We will discuss the project's timeline and the central vision for the project.
Light refreshments will be served.

Science Hill’s student-led newspaper the Hilltopper Herald releases it’s first issue.
Pick up a copy on your way to lunch, wherever you see a labeled container, or view PDF here.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship (2000 dollars, 1000 dollars, and 500 dollars) is available for seniors attending UT-Knoxville.
Go to to apply and for more info regarding the scholarship as well as deadlines.
You may also email Alden Cardwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or for additional assistance.

Two local scholarships are available for Science Hill students only.
The Henry Johnson Higher Education Scholarship Application is available in Room 527.
One is a $1,000 scholarship for a student attending a 2/4 year college which requires a short essay about Henry Johnson, the Founder of Johnson City.
One $500 scholarship for a senior attending a technical program which requires earning certification.
The deadline to complete the application and return it to the counseling office is Friday, March 22 at 3 p.m.

Juniors: High achieving, low-income juniors interested in applying to top colleges should investigate the Quest Bridge College Prep Scholarship for Juniors.
This program is designed to help students prepare for the college admissions process and make stronger selective college applicants.
Typical recipients usually: rank in top 10% of their class, score 27+ on ACT, are often first generation college student, and qualify for free/reduced lunch.
Visit for information and to submit an application.
The deadline is March 20, 2019.

The United Southeast Federal Credit Union is offering a total of $5,000 in $1,000 increments to five high school seniors.
Recipients must be a member of USFCU and a high school senior that has been accepted for enrollment in an accredited college, university or seminary as a full-time student.
You must have financial need, a 2.5 GPA or better and service to community, school and church.
Pick up your application in room 527.
The completed applications must the postmarked by March 15, 2019.

Female Juniors that are interested in attending Converse College and would like to be nominated as a Converse Junior Scholar should notify their counselor right away.
Converse Junior scholars receive priority consideration should they choose to apply to Converse during senior year and receive an invitation to Converse Open House in June.
Students must be female and possess a 3.5 GPA.
Nominations are due by April 8, 2019.

2018-2019 Traffic Plan

Because of the removal of the pedestrian bridge across John Exum Parkway at Science Hill High School, several modifications are being made to address additional on-campus traffic during parent drop-off and pick-up times. Please click here to view the information and maps.



 A list of required documents can be found here.


Bell Schedule

Regular Bell Schedule

  • Period 1 - 7:40 to 9:14
  • Break - 9:14 to 9:26
  • Period 2 - 9:26 to 11:00
  • Period 3 - 11:08 to 1:05
  • Period 4 -  1:13 to 2:45

2 Hour Delay Schedule

  • Period 1 - 9:40 to 10:40
  • Period 2 - 10:48 to 11:47
  • Period 3 - 11:55 to 1:37
  • Period 4 - 1:45 to 2:45
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