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Counseling Information

4 months ago

We have some very exciting upcoming events for our high school students. These are opportunities for our students to explore college and careers for their future interests.

 

Seniors: most college applications are open. Go to applytexas.org and start your application process. Be sure to let the counselors know if you have been accepted.

 

This Week:

 

October 1st – FASFA

Students will be able to file a 2017-2018 FAFSA on October 1st, rather than January 1st, 2017. Students will report their 2015 income information, rather than 2016 information. Seniors, look in the envelope sent home with your report card for more information, or you can visit the website StudentAid.gov/fafsa for more information. Most seniors have already created their FSA ID and just need to continue filling out the FASFA.

 

October 6th – The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Career Fair

All Juniors and interested Seniors need to get a permission slip and bring it back by Wednesday October 5th.

 

Career Cruising – All students have gone through and started interests inventories on the website career cruising. Most parents received the parent portal login to access this website. Please visit career cruising and see what areas your son or daughter are interested in pursuing.

 

Later this month:

 

October 10th – College Day

Juniors are going to Tarleton, Seniors are going to Howard Payne

 

October 11th – College Day

Freshmen are going to University of Texas, Sophomores are going to Baylor University.

 

October 11th – S.T.E.A.M. event

Interested Juniors and Seniors in the fields of science, technology, engineering, architecture, or math have the opportunity to learn more about these areas. Interested students need to sign up in the counselor’s office.

 

October 19th – PSAT test

Sophomores will be tested on the PSAT and have the opportunity to qualify for the national merit scholar program.

 

October 22nd – ACT test

Any student interested in taking the ACT has the opportunity today. It is recommended that all juniors and seniors take the ACT or SAT at least once in the fall. Don’t forget your ticket, picture ID, pencils and a four function calculator.

 

October 26th – ASVAB test

Juniors will be tested on the ASVAB test to see their strengths for the armed forces.

 

Here to serve our students,

Counselors,

 

Cheryl Wright

Angie Hermesmeyer