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





“Writing a successful college admission and scholarship essay”

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30-7:30 at SHS Cafeteria Stone Writing Center will hold a free student/parent workshop for Juniors and Seniors.

Yvette Valdez, Coordinator of  Stone Writing Center, Del Mar College will cover the following:

  • Understanding the expectation of writing a scholarship essay
    • Consider who will be reading your essay.
    • Understanding the underline scholarship questions.
    • Know what a “successful” scholarship essay looks like.
    • Share a slice of your life.
  • Explore your resource
    • Online resources and samples of winning essays.
    • Visit Stone Writing Center at Del Mar – FREE service.
    • Free services to read your essay and provide feedback to improve your essay.
    • 11 grade checklist will be handed out for Jrs at this meeting.

Please don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for your students to optimize their college entrance and scholarship opportunities!



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.



GenTx 2019 – Signing Day – May 3, 2019

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.

A ceremony will be held to celebrate and recognize your senior on stage as they announce their post secondary plans.  Your student must submit an acceptance letter to a University, College, Trade or Military enlistment letter to the Counselors’ office no later than April 17th in order to be eligible to participate in this event.  The event will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. in the SHS Auditorium.  All students must be present at school at 8:00 a.m.  We encourage students to wear their college or military shirt to represent their choice.  Students must be in dress code.




FAFSA opens OCTOBER 1, 2019

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 Thursday, October 10, 2020 at 6:00  SHS.  To expedite the process all students and parents should complete your FSA ID pin prior to FAFSA Night at



Test Dates & Registration

April 4, 2020 ACT will be administered at SHS.

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






SAT – for Juniors on SHS Campus March 4, 2020

The SAT will be given to Juniors only at Sinton High School on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.


PSAT – for Sophomores

The PSAT will be administered to 1oth graders on February 26 2020 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“.

Go Find Your Future!


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.


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 at Sinton H.S.  once a month after completion of tutorials and teacher approval.

TSI testing dates are:

September 9, 2019                                                     January 29, 2020

October 23, 2019                                                       February 12, 2020

November 20, 2019                                                  March 18 & 25, 2020

December 4, 2019                                                     April 15 & 29, 2020

May 6 & 11, 2020

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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