Kellie Kolb, Counselors’ Secretary
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2019-2020 Course Description Guide




All TCCNS courses are identified by a four character course prefix representing the course type or academic discipline, followed by a four digit course number.

The first digit of the course number denotes the academic level of the course. The second digit represents the credit value of the course in semester hours. The third and fourth digits establish course sequencing and/or distinguish the course from others of the same level, credit value, and prefix.


STAAR Test Dates  

Check the Student Assessment testing calendars for current and future dates.


CHRISTUS Spohn Health System 2019 Summer Junior Volunteer Program

The volunteers of CHRISTUS Spohn Health System – Shoreline and South, will once again be sponsoring the Junior Volunteer Program this summer.  All applicants must be entering high school this fall or currently enrolled in high school and be between the ages of 15-18 years old. The applicant must be 15 years of age by June 1, 2019.  There will be no exceptions.

Applications are now available in the Counselors’ Office.  Any incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Applications must be returned by mail no later than Monday, April 8, 2019.


Texas Department of Transportation Summer Employment Program

High school students, 17 years of age and over and full-time college students are eligible to participate.  The SEP offers students full time, paid positions May through August.    Visit the website for more information and to begin the application process.


SEMPER FIDELIS –   High school juniors can apply on their own or be nominated by teachers/counselors.

As a celebration of their success, selected Semper Fidelis All-Americans will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend the four-day Battles Won Academy, held in Washington D.C. in July 2019. There they will participate in daily workouts, an immersive Marine Corps experience on base in Quantico, a community service event, team building outings, and a tour of our Nation’s Capital. The selected Semper Fidelis All-Americans will also have the opportunity to network with an elite circle of speakers from all walks of life and various industries who will share their inspiring stories of fighting and winning battles in their own lives.  Applications due: December 31, 2018


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center High School Program

This six-week exploratory program is for college-bound students that have recently graduated from a Texas high school.

Participants experience various laboratory techniques, learn about the research process, and explore the fields of Clinical Laboratory Science, Cytogenetic Technology, Cytotechnology, Diagnostic Imaging, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Histotechnology, Medical Dosimetry, Molecular Genetic Technology and Radiation Therapy.

Throughout the program, participants are introduced to the variety of professional and graduate academic career paths associated with the Bachelor of Science programs in the School of Health Professions.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will share their experiences during a presentation and a celebration luncheon.

Participants will approach their upcoming college term with an increased awareness and confidence in allied health professions career fields.

Applications accepted Jan. 1, 2018-Jan. 17, 2019.  Program dates June 10-July 19, 2019


University of Incarnate Word



The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.

FAFSA Night will be held Monday, November 26, 2018 from 4:00-6:30 at SHS.  To expedite the process all students and parents should complete your FSA ID pin prior to FAFSA Night at



Test Dates & Registration

April 13, 2019 ACT will be administered at SHS.

ACT has provided a test prep site as a study guide.






SAT – for Juniors on SHS Campus 3/27/2019

The SAT will be given to Juniors only at Sinton High School on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.  Please come by the Counselors’ office by January 23rd to indicate if you will be taking the essay part of the SAT.  Registering online for this test only is not needed.  Mrs. Mercier will register 11th graders for this test.  There is no fee for this test.


PSAT – for Sophomores

The PSAT will be administered to 1oth graders on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Sinton High School.  There will be no fee for this test.

 ApplyTexas is now open for 2019-2020 applications! Not all schools open July 1, so make sure to check your school’s website for their open date.

ApplyTexas was created through a collaborative effort between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the colleges and universities represented on the site. The goal of the project is to offer a centralized means for both Texas and non-Texas students to apply to the many outstanding postsecondary institutions available in Texas.


VOTER REGISTRATION  To vote in Texas, you must be registered. Simply fill out a voter registration application here,  least 30 days before the election date.


Welcome to, a free careers community published by SureScore. Through this site, students can create a virtual resume and e-transcript for life, beginning in High School. Students can also complete an interest and skills inventory, research occupations, colleges, and career paths, and apply for internship, job, volunteer, and mentoring opportunities. Employers and mentors, meanwhile, can create profiles and post positions to develop students and fill their part-time, full-time, volunteer and internship positions. In addition, the site has a number of community resources like a calendar, video wall, and folders to share college and career content. If you would like to register for the site, just click “Create Account“.

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Financial Aid 101: The Basic

Informational help to filing out the FASFA.


College Covered – College Planning Calendar

It’s time to get ready for college!  If you’re a senior in high school or their parent, use this College planning Calendar to stay on track as you navigate each step of the process.  From applications to  financial aid to making your final college choice, we have you covered.


We help your students!!  Your student and family face high-stakes decisions about your future.  With our free college and college and career resources, you can put them on the path to success.


GenTx 2018 – Signing Day!

We know that education beyond high school can lead us to the future we want. We’re strong. We’re determined. And we’re not alone – we’re supported by our families, friends, and by a community that’s depending on us to succeed. It’s up to all of us to get inspired and make it happen.



What is the Path?

The path is your personalized guide to help you along your education journey.

Discover Your Path

A guide to your next step

Figuring what you want to do after high school is no easy task but we're here to guide you through the process of getting from where you are to where you want to be. Give us your starting point and destination and we'll show you everything in between.

What's the advantage of the path?

We'll cater the articles and tools that we show you to exactly what you need based where you are in your path. We'll make sure that you're on the right track and meeting all your deadlines by sending you updates and reminders to continue on your path to success. We won't make you go through this process alone!



TSI - Texas Success Initiative Test Scheduled

The TSI will be administered for $15.00 at Sinton H.S.  on Wednesdays starting September 5, 2018.  TSI will not be held on a PSAT or STAAR testing dates.  Other dates may be scheduled and all dates are subject to change.

Please sign up by  coming by the Counselors' office prior to the test date.   First time testers must complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) online prior to test date. The PAA verification and $15.00 must be turned in on or before test date.

The following are practice sites for the TSI:


The TSI Assessment (TSIA) is part of the Texas Success Initiative program designed to help your college or university determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. This program also will help determine what type of course or intervention will best meet your needs to help you become better prepared for college-level course work if you are not ready. If you are an incoming college student in Texas, you are required to take the TSI Assessment — unless you are already exempt — to determine your readiness for college-level work. Based on how you perform, you may either be enrolled in a college-level course that matches your skill level and/or be placed in the appropriate developmental course or intervention to improve your skills and prepare you for success in collegelevel courses. Brochure

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