COUNSELORS

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MARGIE MERCIER  (A-L)

mmercier@sintonisd.net

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ROXANNA ARREDONDO  (M-Z)

rarredondo@sintonisd.net


SUPPORT STAFF

Kellie Kolb, Counselors’ Secretary
kkolb@sintonisd.net
361-364-6659
361-364-6660 fax

 

2018-19 SHS COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE

 

MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

STAAR Test Dates  –  http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/calendars/

 

FAFSA FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID

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, October 22, 2018 from 4:00-6:30 in the SHS Cafeteria.  To expedite the process all students and parents should complete your FSA ID pin prior to FAFSA Night at FAFSA.gov

 

ACT

Test Dates & Registration  –   http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/taking-the-test.html#testdates

April 13, 2019 ACT will be administered at SHS.

ACT has provided a test prep site as a study guide.  Please visit http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html

 

SAT

The College Board will offer a free October SAT registration and CSS Profile fee waiver to students affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Go to the following link for more information.  Learn More

Registration –   https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat?excmpid=VT-00051

Dates –  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines

 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 campus2careers.com, 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.

 

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.

WE ARE GENERATION TEXAS!

 

ASVAB

SHS will be providing the opportunity, on a voluntary basis, to students to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) on September 26, 2018.  The ASVAB is an aptitude test that covers eight areas, which are related to different careers.  An aptitude indicates your readiness to become proficient in a certain type of activity.  The eight areas of the test include General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Work knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics knowledge,  Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information, and Mechanical Comprehension.  This assesses a student's ability to learn new skill and is a predictor of success in training and education programs.

Students will receive a Career Exploration Guide when their test results are returned to them.  This guide includes an interest inventory that will help students use their interest and ASVAB scores to explore both civilian and military occupations.  There are no obligation to enter the military after taking the test.


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:

http://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/

http://ctle.hccs.edu/gcpass/PREPMath/prepmath.htm

http://sites.austincc.edu/tsiprep/

http://www.lsco.edu/learningcenter/testprep.asp

http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/thea/thea_test.htm

 

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


Free CollegeGo Mobile App

Are you the first in your family to attend college? CollegeGo guides you through the essential steps to take in order to find, apply to, and attend the right college for you. With a step-by-step, interactive interface, the app uses game, video, and search features to help you plan your college journey. You can:

  • Explore colleges and create a list of schools that fit you best.
  • Search for scholarships and get the scoop on financial aid.
  • Discover majors and careers that you may be interested in.
  • And more!

 

And it’s all linked via your College Board account, so you can easily access your information on the app or at BigFuture.org.
Download now:


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